Privacy Policy

Simply put

I do not gather your information to provide it to third-parties for any reason. 

 

Who I am

This site is designed, written and maintained by me, Myriem Le Ferrand, for the professional services I provide.  My website address is: https://calathus.org. This site includes links to https://appreciative-inquiry-mediation.solutions and https://myriem-le-ferrand.link

 

Scope of this policy

I consider this policy presents the level of protection a private person engaged in professional services should provide to those they wish to serve.  In turn, if you work with me, you agree that I’ve provided a sound policy for my online presence.    If you have a concern, please let me know before we begin working together.  Thank you.

I am also the founder and developer of a nonprofit with the following websites: www.econ4peace.org and https://socialfieldwork.net  This privacy policy is not the privacy policy for the nonprofit.

If others are working with me in providing the professional services described on this website, they also agree to these same privacy principles and practices

 

How I protect your data

In my online work, I remain vigilant in strong passwords, a VPN, encrypted communications and protected storage of your information online or in my possession. My websites have SSL certificates as evidenced by the “https://” in the URL.

I try to teach you about protecting your data on your browser. I offer coaching and workshops for this purpose. I can discuss this further with you and teach you about ways that you can also protect your information and no longer be part of the tracking ad services that plague the internet.

 

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Contact forms and booking

If you book an appointment or send me a message by email or through the contact form, I will have the information you provide me as well as your email address. If you’d like to receive newsletters from me, you will need to sign up for those. You can sign up by telling me you’d like to sign up or by submitting an email newsletter request through the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites may have settings that gather information. I am diligent to not work with such websites.

Please let me know if you are concerned about any content and I will research further to ensure do not track is a fundamental value of those that create and develop that other website. I will double check. I will try to keep this simple and minimize the use of other resources in my online presence.

As a general caution: Other 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. You can set your browser to prevent or minimize this type of activity. I encourage you to do so or to contact me for an appointment to help you do so.

Analytics

I do not engage in analytics. I will not be checking logs to see who sees what. I don’t have time for that kind of monitoring, nor do I find it ethical.

 

Who I share your data with

I do not share your information with third parties for any reason. The web tools that I use are encrypted and do not gather your information.

My hosting provider is Greengeeks and they also adhere to strict privacy policies as do their servers. The internet is a wide relay of servers and each node could pick up information as well as hackers.

I do my best to be vigilant in securing the best services who hold my principles regarding privacy and protecting your information and my own.

Credit to the Coders!

Proudly powered by WordPress and beautiful theme makers and plugin creators. Thank you! The following set represents my best effort to identify secure resources. I’m pleased to recommend each of these to others interesting in building a secure and private site to protect the interests of your members or clients.

andersnoren.se
postmagthemes.com
mailpoet
contact form 7
holler box
appointment booking calendar
visual link preview
shortcodes ultimate
avatar manager
permalinks manager lite
simple custom post order

 

How long I retain your data

I will keep your information for as long as I work with you, as long as you remain in my inner circle of acquaintances or friends, as long as you seem to be interested in what I am doing or would like to work with me, and for some time after that until I retire from this kind of work. At that time, I’ll communicate with you about picking up your files if you like. Or I could possibly transmit them to you. I may charge a fee for this service.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

I do not send your data out

Your contact information

I hold your contact information as precious and would share it with no one, unless you gave me explicit written permission to do so. I

I do not plan on letting anyone I know have access to my client base for any reason unless I see a value in furthering your good work or theirs. f someone would like to network with you or I think you might like to network with them, I will bring it up to both parties and get a verbal okay to share your contact information with each other. I do not plan on letting anyone I know have access to my client base for any reason unless I see a value in furthering your good work or theirs.

Session Cookies

I encourage you to use privacy tools on your web browser and set them at the strictest levels of protection. On the rare occasion that you cannot sign up for a service or access your bank account, you can whitelist those online sites. Those privacy tools on your browser sh

Additional information

At this time, I do not see any reason to share additional information. If we are working on a group project of any kind and they group makes a decision to move forward and I am the only one with a specific piece of information at that time, I will share that information in keeping with our mutually-agreed upon work activities.

 

I do not receive information from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

I do not do automated decision-making or profiling. I find it reprehensible and silly for people to set up such systems. They should be banned. We need people making real decisions with real information and not facsimile.

 

Regulatory disclosure requirements

Through these websites, I provide professional services rather industrial products.  My professional services may involve government at all levels. I am required to provide reports regarding my financial activities to those parties and work with a CPA, tax preparer or accountant, as needed. If I were providing mediation services or doing a project for a community or organization, I would be bound by ethical requirements of confidentiality. I would not disclose any information unless someone was involved in causing bodily harm and I was concerned that a continued threat existed.

I may also provide you with accounting or web services, which are not my core services, but which may help you and also me with continuing income until I am able to rely solely on my “real work.” My “real work” is the work of the nonprofit and appreciative inquiry mediation solutions.

In any of my research activities, I follow customary confidentiality standards outlined in IRB-type frameworks. From wikipedia: An institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee (IEC), ethical review board (ERB), or research ethics board (REB), is a type of committee that applies research ethics by reviewing the methods proposed for research to ensure that they are ethical.

 

What data breach procedures we have in place

Because of the way I protect my online activities, you are also protected. The likelihood of a data breach is reduced significantly. I do not expect to be the target of hackers as a result. I do not foresee issues of data breach like those of 2012 LInkedIn data breach and the 2017 Cloudflare breach because my network is so much smaller and direct. There is no anonymity involved. In addition, I am vigilant when it comes to not working with third party tracking services. If you use any social media to engage me, that is an issue with them and not me. If your email services are not well protected, that is an issue with them and not me. And, so on.

 

Certain features are not enabled on this site. Comments, accounts or membership are not enabled.

When and if I do set up those features, I will draft further content regarding the preservation of your privacy. Until then and for your general information, please read on because if they were, websites may gather information as follows:

Account

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Membership

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Comments

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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 to see 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.

Permanent Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

 

Posted 1/2/19, added “coder appreciation” section on 1/6/19

 

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