Your privacy is important to us here at Step-by-Step Tech LLC. Please read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how, and why we collect, store, use, and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.
Who We Are
Step-by-Step Tech LLC (also using the trade name and/or doing business as “Memories for Generations” or “M4G”) collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit. Personal Information is information that can be used to identify or contact you or to identify other people and includes your email and other information which you submit to us through the contact us process at the Site.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act: This site and any products and services offered herein are not intended for persons under the age of 13. Step-by-Step Tech LLC does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 13 years of age. Step-by-Step Tech LLC prohibits children under the age of 13 from using all interactive portions of this site, including leaving any comments, filling out forms, or otherwise submitting information. Step-by-Step Tech LLC will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If Step-by-Step Tech LLC learns it has any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, it will delete that information.
Understand that by using the site, any products, services or applications for which you tender payment or otherwise obtain through the site, you warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and/or are otherwise legally able to enter into a valid contract in your jurisdiction. Your failure to follow the terms may result in suspension or termination of your access to the website.
General Information and Accuracy: Any information you provide to Step-by-Step Tech must be true, accurate, current, non-misleading and consistent and relevant for the purpose for which you are providing the information.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM OTHER SOURCES
Step-by-Step Tech LLC also obtains personal information, including but not limited to: your name, email, address, phone number, billing information, IP address, and/or geo-location, from other sources, for example third-party vendors whose services we use to enhance your experience. These third-party vendors include but are not limited to: ConvertKit, Teachable, LeadPages, FormPlus, Accuity Scheduling, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, DPD, Google, Apple, Beacon, Beamer, HubSpot, KingSumo, Sucuri, Yoast SEO, WordPress, Wix, kajabi, and Squarespace.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
Compliance with Law: We may disclose any information, including, without limitation, Personal Information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion and without your prior permission, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Whether Information Has to Be Provided by You and Why
How Long Your Personal Information Will Be Kept
We will hold your personal information for the duration of time you consent to its use, unless we are legally bound for any reason to hold your data for a longer period of time.
Reasons We Can Collect and Use Your Personal Information
Step-by-Step Tech LLC collects and uses your personal information to further the following legitimate interests: to contact you with updates, promotions, or offers, to send emails, to fulfill orders, to deliver services and products, to complete customer transactions, to oversee contests and promotions, and to improve website performance and customer service.
Use and Transfer of Your Information Out of the EEA
This website is operated in the United States and third parties with whom we might share your personal information as explained above are also located in the United States. Your personal data may also at times be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as in India and the Philippines, who work for us or for one of our suppliers. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. If you are located in the EEA or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using this website, participating in any of its services and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.
The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that the United States provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information will be under the Commission’s model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries (i.e., the standard contractual clauses), pursuant to Decision 2004/915/EC and 2010/87/EU.
For transfers of data to third parties, such transfers will either (i) be under the Commission’s model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries (i.e., the standard contractual clauses), pursuant to Decision 2004/915/EC and 2010/87/EU; or (ii) rely on the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.
You can contact us to obtain more information regarding the relevant safeguard we put in place. For more information about the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website.
If you want to unsubscribe from receiving emails from Step-by-Step Tech LLC, you may do so at any time. Each email from any of Step-by-Step Tech LLC’s email accounts includes instructions for unsubscribing from these email communications.
If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
- Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
- Access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
- Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
- Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
- Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
- Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
- Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
- Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
- Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, available at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
- Email, call, or write to us
- Provide us enough information to identify you (e.g., account number, user name, registration details, etc.)
- Provide us proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driver’s license or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill)
- Provide us with the information to which your request relates, including any account or reference numbers (if you have them)
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By visiting our Site or using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Promotional Communications: You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt-out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us by contacting us at the email address below under “Contact Us”.
Community: We may offer features that allow users to connect and communicate in public or semi-public spaces on the Site, including any blog or message board we may make available (collectively “Forums”). You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning your use of the Forums. You acknowledge that personal information that you communicate via these Forums may be seen and used by others and may result in unsolicited communications. In addition, we generally do not remove content from the Forums, and any information you submit to such spaces may remain public, including after your account is closed. Therefore, we strongly encourage you not to disclose any personal information about yourself in your communications via the Forums. Step-by-Step Tech is not responsible for information that you choose to communicate to other users via the Forums or in other content or material submitted to the Site.
Testimonials: With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us with your request.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
VISITING OUR SITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
BLOG COMMENTS & OTHER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
The comments section of the blog (Tuesday's Tips for Pics or TT4P) is accessible to all readers; and anyone who comments may remain completely anonymous. However, the following guidelines must be followed:
You may not post, email, transmit or otherwise distribute:
- confidential or personal information of a third party
- copyrighted, patented, trademarked or anything that infringes on another party’s intellectual property
- criminal, threatening, harassing, defamatory, slanderous or libelous material
- obscene, distasteful, vulgar or pornographic material
- any material harmful to minors in any way
- computer viruses, spam, service announcements, and sales pitches
- anything that disrupts, modifies, or interferes with the website, its associated software, hardware, and servers
- anything that impedes or interferes with use of the website by others
The website and its owner are not responsible for information posted by others in the comments section, but the website editor(s) will moderate the comments and reserves the right to remove any comment for any reason. Step-by-Step Tech LLC reserves the right to refuse website access or service to anyone who violates these terms.