Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service carefully before using this Web site.

Your privacy is important to Farnam Street Media Inc. (FSM). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that FSM collects, and the ways in which FSM uses that personal information.

Information that we collect and how we use it …

  • We collect your name and email address. For example, you may subscribe to receive email updates from the blog on the site by submitting your email address. We will never sell your email address or name.
  • We use third-party vendors to deliver the newsletter and process payment. We never see, hold, or store your payment details. That is handled by Stripe. Other third-party vendors include Memberful, Convert kit, Discourse, MediaTemple.net, and Google Analytics.
  • You can optionally create content. If you participate in the FS Learning Community, you will create additional user-generated content, which is used for the LC Forum only.
  • The internet comes with a footprint. Web servers may automatically capture the following information from visitors to the Site, including the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet, the internet address of the Site from which you enter the Site, the pages you visit on the Site and the amount of time you spend on the Site. This visitor information may be used to improve the Site.
  • We use this information to  …  to deliver services, personalize the website for you, enabling your access, send you a newsletter, send you statements and invoices, collect and process payments, send you marketing and other emails.

Legal Basis for Collection of Information

FSM asserts the following legal grounds for the collection of data:

  • Explicit Consent — When you sign up for the newsletter (either free or paid) or any other account at FSM, you provide explicit consent for FSM to collect the above listed personal information.
  • Contract — If you enter an agreement with FSM for the provision of services in exchange for payment, FSM will be required to collect the above listed personal information.
  • Legitimate Interests — Finally, FSM may have additional legitimate interests, including account maintenance and administrative purposes, for the collection of the above listed personal information.

Disclosure of information

We will not voluntarily share your name and email provided via the Site to any third party, except:

  • With third parties that we hire to perform services for us (these third parties are not authorized to keep or use your personal information for any other purpose),
  • To comply with legal requirements, such as law, regulation, warrant, subpoena, court order, or with a regulator or law enforcement agency or personnel or
  • In connection with a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.

Visitor information described above under “Information that we collect and how we use it” may be provided to third parties as described below under “Cookies“ and “Web Beacons.”

Your choices and access

We want to keep your name and email address accurate. You can correct or update your name or email address that you have provided us. Corrections can be submitted through this form. Please click here to fill it out. Readers dissatisfied with a response may reach us via email at farnamstreet [at] gmail (dot) com.

The Site may allow you to choose to receive or stop receiving communications from us. You can prevent further use of your name or email address by submission through this form. Please click here to fill it out. Readers dissatisfied with a response may reach us via email at farnamstreet [at] gmail (dot) com.

Links to other Web sites

We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of any other Web sites that may be linked to or from the Site. If you decide to access any other Web site that may be linked to or from the Site, you should consult that Web site’s privacy policy.

Securing Your Data

FSM will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. If FSM stores any of your data, it will do so on secure servers.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that the Site can place on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit the Site, a cookie may be placed on your computer for customizing and enhancing your experience on the Site. Your name and email address are not shared in this cookie. We use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data. You can set your Web browser to block cookies, but doing so may affect your ability to access certain features of the Site.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personal information from them. If we discover that a child has provided us with personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to delete this information. If you have reason to believe we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately submit details through this form. Please click here to fill it out. Readers dissatisfied with a response may reach us via email at farnamstreet [at] gmail (dot) com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but when we make updates to this Privacy Policy, we will update the date in this section.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 28, 2018