Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in this website located at www.dseg.org (the “Website”) which is owned, operated and controlled by Brawn Consulting, LLC. (collectively “Brawn Consulting,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). Your personal privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy, effective June 1st, 2019, explains our information and privacy practices. Please read carefully to understand when do we collect your information, what type of information we collect, how we collect, how we use, with whom do we share and what steps do we take to protect your information.

What Personal Data We Collect & Why We Collect It

Information We Collect Automatically

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:
Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:

We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.

We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes.

We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.

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 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.

Contact Forms

If you utilize our contact form, we temporarily collect your name, email address, and the content of your message to us, in order to create and send an email to the website administration. This data is not further retained by the site, and will be discarded immediately. Any data submitted through contact forms will not be used for marketing purposes.

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 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.

If you edit or publish a post, 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.

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

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Online Learning

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide email address. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

We store course progress, including completion status, quiz scores, assignments and/or essay submissions (if applicable).

We will also store comments on courses, lessons, topics, assignments, and essays if you choose to leave them.

Who We Share Your Data With

Personal information which we collect for a specific purpose will only be saved and used for that purpose, unless you specifically agree to allow us to use it for some other purpose. We sometimes share non-personally identifying information about our user base with third parties, but this information does not contain any identifying information. We do not trade, share, sell, or give away any information concerning you specifically to third parties.

When making a purchase through our online store, some additional data is collected by PayPal, our payment processor. This may include financial data (credit card information), name, address, email, phone, and other personally identifying information. This information is not retained by our site, only by PayPal, and is governed by PayPal’s Privacy Policy – accessible here.

How Long We Retain Your Data

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.

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.

For users that make a purchase through our online store, we will retain data indefinitely for our LMS and accountability purposes. This will only include name, email, and any course data purchased along with date of completion.

Contact form data is not retained by the site, and any emails created by the contact form will be purged after 30 days or resolution of the contact issue, whichever is shorter.

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.

Where We Send Your Data

The website is hosted on a cloud virtual private server (VPS) hosted by Liquid Web, and is located in a data center in Lansing, Michigan, United States of America. Liquid Web complies with all relevant data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR EU 2016/679). Liquid Web self-certifies under the EU-US Privacy Shield and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield, which address the transfer of data from the EU and Switzerland to the US.

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

Your Contact Information

If you wish to contact DSEG relating to your data or privacy, please contact:

Jonathan Brawn
Director
1-442-245-8332, x1002
jonathan@brawnconsulting.com

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

We choose to retain as little data as possible about our users to protect their privacy. We do not retain any financial data to minimize risk; this is handled by our payment processor. Additionally, our site utilizes SSL encryption for customer contact and online purchasing.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place

If a data breach occurs, you will receive notification via email or phone call within 72 hours from the breach being discovered. You will be asked to reset your password, and you will be notified of what data may have potentially been compromised.

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