Effective August 12, 2019 Version 01.01
This Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy governs the privacy notice and cookie notice of our website brandstampede.com and describes how Brand Stampede Inc. (known as "Brand Stampede," "We," or "Site), the owner and operator of the site, uses and protects any Personal Data when you use this website, and describes our use of cookies and how they may be disabled.

We may update these policies from time to time by updating this page without additional notice. Please check this page frequently to ensure that you agree with any changes.

We assume that, by using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our use of cookies.

Privacy Policy

Your rights

When using our website and submitting personal data (PD) to us, you may have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other laws. Depending on the legal basis for processing your PD, you may have some or all of the following rights:

• The right to be informed - You have the right to be informed about the personal data we collect from you, and how we process it.
• The right of access - You have the right to get confirmation that your personal data is being processed and have the ability to access your personal data.
• The right to rectification - You have the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
• The right to erasure (right to be forgotten) - You have the right to request the removal or deletion of your personal data if there is no compelling reason for us to continue processing it.
• The right to restrict processing - You have a right to ‘block’ or restrict the processing of your personal data. When your personal data is restricted, we are permitted to store your data, but not to process it further.
• The right to data portability - You have the right to request and get your personal data that you provided to us and use it for your own purposes. We will provide your data to you within 30 days of your request. To request your personal data, please contact us using the information at the bottom of this privacy notice.
• The right to object - You have the right to object to us processing your personal data except for the following reasons: Processing was based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling); Direct marketing (including profiling); and Processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
• Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling - You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

Filing a formal complaint

You have the right to file a complaint with supervisory authorities if your information has not been processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. If the supervisory authorities fail to address your complaint properly, you may have the right to a judicial remedy.

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to delete or turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. If you disable cookies installation or you delete cookies from your computer’s hard disk you may be unable to use some of the features of our website, products and services. You can lean more by reading our Cookie Policy.

Personal data we collect

When using our Site you may be asked to enter your name, member name, email address, mailing address, payment information or other details.

When you browse our Site, we automatically receive traffic data registered by the hosting servers, cookies that may share some personal data and your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address. We also use the information offered by other external services for traffic analysis, such as Google Analytics.

We collect information from you when you register on our Site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site. Also, we may collect information automatically as you navigate through the Site or through other people when you use services associated with the Site.

Comments:
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media:
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites:
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics:
Your visits to this website are anonymized and tracked by Google Analytics. There is no information that can identify you individually, but we do track aggregate geolocation and demographic data.

Contact forms and surveys:
Information you provide in contact forms and surveys will be used to provide services, for marketing purposes, and to improve the relevancy of our content. Personal data may be shared with providers such as Typeform, Google Sheets, and MailChimp or Campaign Monitor and will be subject to the privacy policies of those vendors.

How we use personal data

We may use the information we collect from you for the following main purposes:

To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
To operate the Site and provide you with services described on it
To provide you with updates, promotions and marketing information about products and services
To improve the quality of our website and products
To administer a contest, survey or other Site feature
To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
For internal record-keeping and statistical purposes
To resolve problems and disputes

Grounds for using personal data

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we are relying on the following lawful grounds to collect and process any personal data you may have provided:

Legitimate Business Interests: To provide you with information requested from us relating to our products or services and to provide information on other products which we feel may be of interest to you if you have consented to receive such information. To notify you about any changes to our Website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service. If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

Performance of Contract: To meet our contractual commitments to you and in performance of contractual obligations to you.

User Consent: We may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you. We or they may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented to at the time your information was collected. If you are a new customer, we will only contact you or allow third parties to contact you only when you have provided consent and only by those means for which you provided consent. If you do not want us to use your data for ourselves or third-parties, you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us on the form on which we collect your data.

Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors such as your area of residence or age group.

We maintain email newsletters to help communicate information about our recent blog posts, services, and other general informational and marketing purposes. You can opt-out of these electronic communications at any time by by using the "unsubscribe" link which is at the bottom.

Sharing information with third-parties

As a rule, Brand Stampede Inc. will not sell, trade or otherwise transfer any personal data about its users to third parties without explicit consent from the users.

This does not include:
• Third-parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business (including lawyers and accountants) or serving our users.
• Business partners or prospective business partners, in operations such as sale, acquisition, merger of our assets.
• Appropriate authorities in order to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protects the rights, property, or safety of ourselves or others 

These third-parties are responsible for their own treatment of personal information according to the laws and rules on personal data protection.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other similar uses.

Legally required release of information

We may be legally required to disclose your PD if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users or members; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.

Disclosures to successors

If our business is sold or merges in whole or in part with another business that would become responsible for providing the website to you, we retain the right to transfer your PD to the new business. The new business would retain the right to use your PD according to the terms of this privacy notice as well as to any changes to this privacy notice as instituted by the new business. We also retain the right to transfer your PD if our company files for bankruptcy and some or all of our assets are sold to another individual or business.

Retaining and destroying personal data

We retain information that we collect from you (including your PD) only for as long as we need it for legal, business, or tax purposes. Your information may be retained in electronic form, paper form, or a combination of both. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it.

Updating your personal information

You can update your PD by contacting us and we will assist you; use the contact information at the bottom of this notice. However, we may keep information as needed to enforce our agreements and to comply with any legal obligations.

Revoking consent for use of your personal data

You have the right to revoke your consent for us to use your PD at any time. Such an opt out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates and business partners, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers that provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments, or as otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept. 

If you want to revoke your consent for us to use your PD, send us an email with your request to: hello@brandstampede.com

Protecting the rights of third-parties

If you make a post on our website contain information about third parties, you must make sure you have permission to include that information in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings about which we are notified, if such postings violate the privacy rights of others.

Do not track settings

Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our website not track your movement within our website. Our website does not obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our website. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by referring to your browser’s user manual.

How we protect your information

Your personal information is stored on secured servers and networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We have built our website using industry-standard security measures and authentication tools to protect the security of your PD. We and the third parties who provide services for us, also maintain technical and physical safeguards to protect your PD. 

Financial transactions

All financial transactions are processed through a payment gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. However, all e-commerce sites are subject to vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malicious hackers. While we use third-party billing services to protect your credit card number, you understand and agree that we are not liable for any misuse of your financial information. 

We may accept credit cards and/or bank transfers through this website, through our cloud invoicing and accounting system Quickbooks, or through platforms such as Typeform.

Links to other sites

We may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You acknowledge that your use of and access to these websites are solely at your risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your PD. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Protection of children (COPPA)

We do not knowingly collect PD from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child is using our website, please contact us. Before we remove any information, we may ask for proof of identification to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover that a child is accessing our website, we will delete his/her information within a reasonable period of time. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so.

Our email policy

You can always opt out of receiving further email correspondence from us. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.

International data transfer

Personal data (PD) that we collect from you may be stored, processed, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate, specifically the United States. The European Union has not found the United States to have an adequate level of protection of PD under Article 45 of the GDPR. Our company relies on derogations for specific situations as defined in Article 49 of the GDPR. For European Union customers and users, with your consent, your PD may be transferred outside the European Union to the United States. We will use your PD to provide the goods, services, and/or information you request from us to perform a contract with you or to satisfy a legitimate interest of our company in a manner that does not outweigh your freedoms and rights. Wherever we transfer, process or store your PD, we will take reasonable steps to protect it. We will use the information we collect from you in accordance with our privacy notice. By using our website, services, or products, you agree to the transfers of your PD described within this section.

Cookie Policy

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This Cookie Policy specifically explains how we deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to delete or turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. If you disable cookies installation or you delete cookies from your computer’s hard disk you may be unable to use some of the features of our website, products and services.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

Where we place cookies

We set cookies in a number of locations, including:
• On our websites (including brandstampede.com and miamiwriter.com)
• In the marketing emails we send

Cookie acceptance

By agreeing to accept our use of cookies, you are giving us, and third parties we partner with, permission to place, store, and access some or all the cookies described below on your computer or device.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for visitors; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example). Some of these cookies are set by our website software, WordPress, and plugins that improve website functionality.

Types of cookies and why they are used

Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies are necessary for proper functioning of the website, such as displaying content, logging in, validating your session, responding to your request for services, and other functions. For example, we may utilize plugins such as Stripe that collect anonymized data to facilitate online payments. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. However, if you disable these cookies, you may not be able to access features on our website correctly or at all.

Security – We may use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.

Analytics and Performance Cookies - These cookies collect information about the use of the website, such as pages visited, traffic sources, users’ interests, content management, and other website measurements. We have, for example, installed Google Analytics to utilize these metrics to improve our websites and to understand how users interact with them.

Functional Cookies - These cookies enable the website to remember a user’s choices – such as their language, user name, and other personal choices – while using the website. They can also be used to deliver services, such as letting a user make a blog post, listen to audio, or watch videos on the website.

Third Party/Embedded Content Cookies - These cookies can be used to improve a website’s performance and provide special features and content. They can be placed by our company or by third parties who provide services to us. We make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Advertising or Targeting Cookies - These cookies are usually placed and used by advertising companies to develop a profile of your browsing interests and serve advertisements on other websites that are related to your interests. These cookies track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to show you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. Advertising partners such as Google and Facebook utilize cookies to track user behavior such as clicks and conversions.You will see less advertising if you disable these cookies.

Session Cookies - These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies also permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session; thus, they are not stored long term.

Persistent Cookies - These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across a site (or, in some cases, across different sites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering users’ choices and preferences when using a website or to target advertising to them.

We may also use cookies for:

Enabling us to remember and process the items in the shopping cart
Allowing you to share content with social networks
Affiliate marketing
Allowing you to post comments
Identifying the areas of our website that you have visited
Personalizing content that you see on our website
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
Keep track of advertisements
Re-marketing our products or services to you
Remembering your preferences, settings, and login details
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative

Disabling cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our website may not function correctly. Please note that disabling cookies is browser specific, and so if you use a different device or browser or clear your cookies, then you will need to repeat the process.

On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s past visits to our website. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visits to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices or European users may opt out by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

networkadvertising.org
optout.aboutads.info
youradchoices.com
youronlinechoices.eu

Our contact information

If you have any questions about our privacy and cookie notice, please contact us using the information below.

Data Controller Contact Information
Brand Stampede Inc.
1002 Flagler Avenue, Edgewater, FL 32132
Email: hello@brandstampede.com
© 2019 Brand Stampede Inc.
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