Privacy Policy

handspeak policy

As the owner of www.handspeak.com (the "Site"), I understand that your privacy is of critical importance.

This Privacy Policy is separate to our Terms of Use, which set out the legal terms governing access and use of Terms.

Consent

By using the Site, you consent to the data and privacy practices described in this statement. If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use this Site or interact with any other aspect of the Site's service or product.

Children's Privacy: This Site is not designed or intended for use by children, and the Site does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. Nor do we knowingly collect information from any individual under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian. If User is of a minor age, they must ask their parent, guardian, or educator for permission to use this Site under supervision. Subscription is available for users of age 18 or above only.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small data text file that is sent by a web server to your web browser. Cookies themselves don't contain any personal information. Necessary or technical cookies enable a website to remember information, such as preferences you have set and logins to keep you signed in. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as Google Analysis.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies when visiting websites. Users can change their browsers to decline cookies, but this may affect how the website functions without the aid of the cookies. A cookie is necessary for the Site to function properly.

Analytics: Like most website routines, the Site routinely collects technical information through standard web server logs and other third party services (e.g. Google Analytics) about how this Site is used. The anonymous information may include IPs, browser types, referring sites, number of visits and page views, date/time of access, time spent at this site, geographic location, etc. None of this information is personally identifiable. The information is generally used for the statistics, operation, maintenance, and security of the Site.

Personal information

Any personal information you provide via email, subscription, and donation will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of this Site.

Subscription: When you register for an account, create or modify your profile, sign up for, or make purchases through the Site, you provide your contact information and billing information. The Site collects information from logged-in Subscribers, such as IP addresses, login records, profiles, preferences, payments, and subscriptions.

Payment information: When you register for paid Services (e.g. subscription), contact and billing information are collected only through this Site. Payment card details are collected via secure payment processing services. The Site doesn't directly retain credit card details on files.

Email correspondence: Email that you send is used to respond to inquiries and other requests. Email addresses provided via subscription are used for communications and occasional newsletters.

If you choose to correspond with us through email, the Site may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses for a period of time. The Site is committed to keeping your email address confidential.

Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to and from other web sites and services, such as ads or payment services. The Site is not responsible nor liable for the policies or the content of external websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Advertising: This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia ("CafeMedia") for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia's data usage, see www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy.

Advertising is turned off for paid, logged-in Patron subscribers.

Analytics: Google Analytics is primarily used for statistics of the Site.

Payment services: We use Stripe and, in some cases PayPal, for payment, analytics, and other business services.

Security

The Site uses encryption (SSL) to protect sensitive information transmitted online. The Site takes reasonable security steps to protect data collected through the Site. Unfortunately, no transmission of information over the internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. There are some things that Internet users can also take precautions to help protect the security of their personal information as well. For instance, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information.

Changes to this policy

The Site reserves the right to make changes in this Privacy Statement from time to time. Any changes will take effect immediately upon posting on this page. Please review this privacy policy sporadically. Your continued use of this Site after any changes in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not continue using this Site.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact me via the link in the footer.