Privacy Policy – ShawnNowotnik.com

Effective Date: May 1, 2022

This Privacy Policy applies to personal and other information that may be collected when you interact with Shawn Nowotnik’s entities and business properties (Am-biv-a-lent LLC and Shawn Nowotnik books and brands) and digital properties (social media). Websites owned, operated and managed by Shawn Nowotnik (ShawnNowotnik.com, Am-biv-a-lent.com), including each website that links to this Privacy Policy, and (collectively, "Shawn Nowotnik Websites" or “Shawn Nowotnik’s sites”).

Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is a priority at all of the Shawn Nowotnik brands and business entities. We believe that a single, comprehensive privacy policy that is straightforward and clear is in the best interests of our customers and our businesses. Personal information is sometimes referred to as personal data in certain jurisdictions.

Shawn Nowotnik reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time but will reference a new effective date when it is changed. Such modifications will only apply to information collected on, or after, the date of the modification.

1. What is the personal information that we collect?

Depending on how you choose to interact with Shawn Nowotnik, we may collect personal information from you, for example your name, e-mail address, or other personal identifiers

2. Why do we collect personal information?

We collect your personal information allows us to communicate with you about Mr. Nowotnik’s new projects and products, upcoming events, media placements, as well as other marketing programs and news that may be of interest to you. You always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from promotional emails by following the instructions included in each marketing email or by changing your preferences in your account. You may unsubscribe from our notifications by submitting an email to info@ShawnNowotnik.com.

3. How do we collect your personal information?

(a) Information that you provide to us

As a general matter, you can browse Shawn Nowotnik websites without submitting your personal information to us, although we may receive and collect certain generic digital traffic information automatically, including site analytics regarding our websites, information your Internet browser automatically sends when you visit our websites, and information collected by cookies.

We will only store and use this information to communicate with you about any key professional activities by Mr. Nowotnik and to administer the programs and services in which you choose to participate, and as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

(b) Information automatically collected

There are circumstances in which we automatically receive and collect anonymous information from you. The most common sources of this information include:

Web server logs

Cookies

Your Device type

Geolocation,

Social media sites

For your convenience, we have provided a summary description of each of these circumstances below:

 

Web server logs

When you visit a Shawn Nowotnik Website, our web servers may automatically log information that your browser sends us. For example, we may receive and collect: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the date and time you access Shawn Nowotnik’s websites (ShawnNowotnik.com and Am-biv-a-lent.com; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to Mr. Nowotnik’s sites. We may also collect information regarding search queries run on the Shawn Nowotnik Website. We use this information to monitor the usage of the Shawn Nowotnik Websites and as necessary for our business.

Cookies

Browsers are typically set to create cookies automatically. You can choose to have your browser notify you when cookies are being written to your computer or accessed, or you can disable cookies entirely. Each device, browser or solution offers instructions to disable cookies.

Third-party web analytics services

We work with third party service providers, including but not limited to Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics to help us better understand how you use the Shawn Nowotnik Websites. These third-party service providers will place cookies in your browser to collect information such as how you were referred to Mr. Nowotnik’s sites, and how you navigate around those sites. We do not allow third-party service providers to collect any of your information to us.

To learn more about the privacy practices of Adobe, you may review its privacy policy located here.

To learn more about the privacy practices of Google, you may review its privacy policy located here. To disable the Google Analytics cookie and other third-party web analytics service provider cookies, you can choose to have your browser notify you when cookies are being written to your computer or accessed, or you can disable cookies entirely.

Please understand that Shawn Nowotnik does not control these third-party cookies, and you should check the privacy policies of any third party networks to see whether and how it uses cookies.

4. How do we use your personal information?

Shawn Nowotnik uses your personal information across our enterprise to provide you with a superior customer experience and, as necessary, to administer our businesses; to protect against deceptive and fraudulent activity. It can also be used to contact you (with your permission) to conduct research and perform analysis in order to measure, maintain, protect, develop and improve our products and services.

Communicate with you about special offers, events, or new products or services that may be of interest to you; conduct surveys; customize and enhance Shawn Nowotnik’s Websites, and make communications necessary to notify you regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues; and manage our business.

5. With whom do we share personal information?

Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is a priority at Shawn Nowotnik. At this time, we do not work with any third-party companies and therefore do not share your information.

An exception would be law enforcement officials and as required by law. Shawn Nowotnik may release personal information to third parties when we determine, in our judgment, and without your consent, that it is necessary to (a) comply with the law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce or apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements; (c) establish or exercise our rights, to defend against a legal claim, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our policies, (d) protect the rights, property or safety of Shawn Nowotnik, our employees, our customers, users, or others.

Other websites operated by Shawn Nowotnik such as Am-biv-a-lent.com both companies of Mr. Nowotnik. 

6. How do we protect personal information?

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of a breach to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.

7. How do we respect your choices about your personal information?

You may choose to opt out from receiving marketing and promotional communications from Shawn Nowotnik at any time by following the instructions below.

For Shawn Nowotnik individuals with email consent: Any account holder can opt-out of the receipt of any promotional communications by emailing us at info@ShawnNowotnik.com or by selecting the link at the bottom of any promotional email communication and following the instructions.

Please all up to 10 business days to ensure your profile information is removed from our database if you have opted-out of receiving any communications, event updates, or other marketing information.

8. Shawn Nowotnik does not sell your personal information under the customary definition of sale.

We do not provide your name, phone number, address, email address or other personally identifiable information to third parties in exchange for money or for any reason.

Analytics & Targeted Advertising

You may choose to opt out of automatically collected information, including cookies, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, by following the instructions based on the functionality in your browser to reject cookies.

Accessing, correcting and deleting your information

You have the right to ask us not to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You also have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies rectified. Finally, you have the right to request that we delete your personal information. If required by law we will grant a request to delete information, but you should note that in many situations we must keep your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for another one of our business purposes.

Please address written requests and questions at info@ShawnNowotnik.com

California residents may be entitled to object, or opt-out, of having their information sold to third parties. If you are a California resident and would like to opt-out of having your information sold, please email us at info@ShawnNowotnik.com. We do not discriminate against California consumers who exercise any of their rights described in this policy.

Note that, as required by law, we will require you to prove your identity. We may conduct an identity verification by phone call or email. Depending on your request, we will ask for information such as your name and the last event you attended or communication you received from us. We may also ask you to provide a signed declaration confirming your identity. Following a request, we will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you in our files.

9. Whom do I contact if I have questions or concerns?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@ShawnNowotnik.

10. What other information about Shawn Nowotnik’s Privacy Policy would I want to know?

Policies for Minors, including children under the age of 13

Shawn Nowotnik’s company, brand, and websites are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the collection, storage and use of personal information of Minors under the age of 13, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

Except as noted below: (i) our products and services are marketed for and directed towards purchase by adults or with the consent of adults; (ii) Individuals under the age of 18 ("Minors") are not permitted to use Shawn Nowotnik’s websites without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian; (iii) we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an online account or to post personal information on Shawn Nowotnik’s sites; and (v) should we learn that someone under the age of 13 has provided any personal information to or on any of Shawn Nowotnik’ websites, we will remove that information as soon as possible with a maximum of 10 business days of your request.

If you are a parent or guardian who believes that your Minor under the age of 13 has submitted personal information or other information to us without your consent, please contact info@ShawnNowotnik.com. Once we verify that you are the parent or legal guardian, at your request, we will promptly provide to you information regarding what, if any, personal information we have collected about your child and how it has been used or shared. We will, at your request, remove personal information about your child from its database.

If you are a Minor under the age of 18, you may request and obtain removal of certain content or information posted on Shawn Nowotnik’s websites by sending an email to info@ShawnNowotnik.com with “Privacy Rights for Minors” in the subject line. Please be advised that our removal of your post(s) does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted on Shawn Nowotnik’s websites.

Authorized Agent

You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to access your information, delete your information, or opt out of the sale of your information. To designate an agent for these purposes:

You must provide us with a copy of a written and signed permission given to your authorized agent; and

You must verify your own identity directly with us.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code 1798.115(c), 1798.130(a)(5)(c), 1798.130(c), and 1798.140 indicate that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of information are “sold” or transferred for an organization’s “business purpose” as those terms are defined under California law. We currently do not share any individual contact information – including email addresses with any third party. We do not discriminate against California consumers who exercise any of their rights described in this policy. You can find additional information regarding the number of requests Shawn Nowotnik received and responded to under the California Consumer Privacy Act by emailing info@ShawnNowotnik.com, but you must disclose you are a California resident with a means to confirm your address if you wish to utilize this law.

Do Not Track Disclosure

Certain web browsers may provide an option by which you may ask your browser to inform websites you visit that you do not wish your activities to be tracked by cookies or other persistent identifiers, commonly called "Do Not Track Signals". Although Shawn Nowotnik Websites are currently unable to respond to Do Not Track Signals, you may opt out of tracking activities by following the instructions in this Privacy Policy to opt out of web analytics and behavioral advertising.

 

You may have a right under your jurisdiction’s data protection law to the following with respect to some or all of your personal information:

To request access to your personal information (including under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)); to request that we rectify or erase your personal information (including under GDPR Articles 16 and 17); to request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal information (including under GDPR Articles 21 and 22);

To provide your personal information directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability (including under GDPR Article 20); and when we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing (including under GDPR Article 21).

To exercise these rights, please contact us through email at info@ShawnNowotnik.com. We may, after receiving your request, require additional information from you to honor the request and verify your identity. Please be aware that we may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstances, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so.

If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please email us at info@ShawnNowotnik.com You may also have the right to lodge a complaint against us. To do so, contact your local data protection authority (if one exists in your country).

Terms of Use

Any dispute between you and us regarding the privacy of your personal information is subject to this Privacy Policy and the terms of use or terms of service applicable to our product or service you use, including limitation on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the State of Illinois.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you may contact us by emailing info@shawnnowotnik.com.

Protecting Your Information

We are committed to protecting your personal information. In accordance with the laws of your local jurisdiction or country outside the U.S., you have the right to request a copy of the information we maintain about you. Any information you provide to ShawnNowotnik.com or Am-biv-a-lent LLC (Shawn’s publishing company) will not be shared with any third parties. While we have taken necessary measures, we cannot be held responsible for any system hacking or cyber security breach.

You have the right to request that we delete your personal information and opt-out of any future communications. If you prefer to unsubscribe from ShawnNowotnik.com or receiving any updated information about Mr. Nowotnik, event invitations, or other communications, simply include your email address below. It could take up to 10 days to have your email removed from our list. If you have any questions in the interim, please email info@ShawnNowotnik.com. Thank you.

 

Last update: May 1, 2022