Privacy policy

EFFECTIVE DATE: 10 March 2022

WHO I AM 

Pam Cottman found at https://pamcottman.com (“Website”) operates under the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).


The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information may be collected, how it may be used and the choices you have associated with that data. By using this Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. 

This statement only applies to this Website and not to coaching services with me.

INFORMATION I MAY COLLECT AND WHY

Information collected automatically


When you use the Website, certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website will be collected. For example, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, browser version, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website will be logged. Information about the actions you take when using the Website, such as any links you clicked may also be logged.

Cookies and similar tracking technologies are also used to operate, track activity and maintain security on the Website.

  • Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse .
  • You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Website.


Information you submit to the website voluntarily 


Personally identifiable information like your first name, last name and email address may be collected. For example, if you subscribe to my newsletter or download a resource. 

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are: 

  • Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting pam@pamcottman.com
  • I have a legal obligation. 
  • I have a legitimate interest.


INFORMATION COLLECTED MAY BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To notify you about changes to the Website
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that I can improve the Website;
  • To monitor the usage of the Website;
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues;
  • To send you general and promotional information, such as newsletters. There will always be the option to unsubscribe in the footer of these emails. 
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.


HOW LONG I RETAIN YOUR DATA


Automatically collected data will be recorded indefinitely. 

Any data you submit voluntarily will only be kept for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or until you choose to opt-out or withdraw your data. Your Personal Data will be kept to the extent necessary to comply with legal obligations (for example, if I am required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce legal agreements and policies.


YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. This does not include any data I am required to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. 

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact me at pam@pamcottman.com if you wish to make a request.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF DATA 

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise me to share your information.


Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.


Third-party service providers currently used by the Website:

Mailchimp – I use this service to deliver email updates and my newsletter. I store your name and email address for purposes of delivering these communications.  For more information, see Mailchimp’s privacy policy.


Google Analytics – I use this service to track Website usage and view information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. For more information, see Google’s privacy policy. 

 
Your personal information is not currently shared with any other third-parties. The Website may amend this list at any time. 


Other than if/when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

NEWSLETTERS


You may subscribe to the newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. The newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels, embedded in the emails allowing for analysis of online marketing campaigns. This means it’s possible for me to see if and when you open an email and if you click on any links. Also, this means the Website can be adapted to fit the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This Website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided me with Personal Data, please contact me. If I become aware that I have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, I take steps to remove that information from my servers.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

I will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

CONTACT ME

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me at pam@pamcottman.com