Last updated: August 10, 2018

Privacy Policy of theresa.io

Theresa.io collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Owner and Data Controller

Theresa Lee – Baton Rouge, LA, 70810, United States

Owner contact email: privacy@theresa.io

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that theresa.io collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, first name, last name, email address and website.

Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections of this privacy policy or by specific explanation texts displayed prior to the Data collection.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using theresa.io.
Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by theresa.io is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for theresa.io to provide its services. In cases where theresa.io specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.
Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by theresa.io or by the owners of third-party services used by theresa.io serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through theresa.io and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of theresa.io (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.

Legal basis of processing

The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:

  • Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations the Owner may be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Data is subject to European data protection law;
  • provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;
  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.

In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.

Place

The Data is processed at the Owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Depending on the User’s location, data transfers may involve transferring the User’s Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.

Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.

If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Therefore:

  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
  • Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.

The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

The purposes of processing

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Contacting the User, Content commenting, SPAM protection, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Displaying content from external platforms, Content performance and features testing (A/B testing), RSS feed management, Commercial affiliation and Tag Management.

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

  • Analytics

    The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

    Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of theresa.io, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
    Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

    Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.)

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of theresa.io, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
    Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
    This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the US.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

    WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)

    WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

    Analytics collected directly (theresa.io)

    Theresa.io uses an internal analytics system that does not involve third parties.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

  • Commercial affiliation

    This type of service allows theresa.io to display advertisements for third-party products or services. Ads can be displayed either as advertising links or as banners using various kinds of graphics.
    Clicks on the icon or banner posted on the Application are tracked by the third-party services listed below, and are shared with theresa.io.
    For details of which data are collected, please refer to the privacy policy of each service.

    Amazon Affiliation (Amazon)

    Amazon Affiliation is a commercial affiliation service provided by Amazon.com Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • Contacting the User

    Contact form (theresa.io)

    By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes theresa.io to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

    Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name.

  • Content commenting

    Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of theresa.io.
    Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.
    If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.

    Comment system managed directly (theresa.io)

    Theresa.io has its own internal content comment system.

    Personal Data collected: email address, first name, last name and website.

  • Content performance and features testing (A/B testing)

    The services contained in this section allow the Owner to track and analyze the User response concerning web traffic or behavior regarding changes to the structure, text or any other component of theresa.io.

    Google Website Optimizer (Google Inc.)

    Google Website Optimizer is an A/B testing service provided by Google Inc.
    Google may use Personal Data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Displaying content from external platforms

    This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of theresa.io and interact with them.
    This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

    Google Fonts (Google Inc.)

    Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows theresa.io to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

    Personal Data collected: Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Google Site Search (Google Inc.)

    Google Site Search is a search engine embedding service provided by Google Inc. that allows theresa.io to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)

    YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows theresa.io to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    YouTube video widget without cookies (Google Inc.)

    YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows theresa.io to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
    This widget is set up in a way that ensures that YouTube won’t store information and cookies about Users on theresa.io unless they play the video.

    Personal Data collected: Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

    This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of theresa.io.
    The interaction and information obtained through theresa.io are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
    This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

    PayPal button and widgets (PayPal Inc.)

    The PayPal button and widgets are services allowing interaction with the PayPal platform provided by PayPal Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: See the PayPal privacy policy –Privacy Policy.

    Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

    The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

    The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Google+ +1 button and social widgets (Google Inc.)

    The Google+ +1 button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets (Pinterest)

    The Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Pinterest platform provided by Pinterest Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

    LinkedIn button and social widgets (LinkedIn Corporation)

    The LinkedIn button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

    Reddit button and widgets (reddit inc.)

    The reddit button and widgets are services allowing interaction with the reddit platform provided by reddit inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

    Tumblr sharing button and social widgets (Tumblr Inc.)

    The Tumblr sharing button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Tumblr social network provided by Tumblr Inc.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • RSS feed management

    This type of service allows theresa.io to manage RSS feeds and the distribution of their content. Depending on the characteristics of the service used, these services may be used to insert ads within the content and to gather statistics data from them.

    Feedburner (Google Inc.)

    Feedburner is a service to manage RSS feeds provided by Google Inc. It allows the collection of statistics on what content is consumed and to insert ads in it.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • SPAM protection

    This type of service analyzes the traffic of theresa.io, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

    Akismet (Automattic Inc.)

    Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.

    Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • Tag Management

    This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on theresa.io in a centralized fashion.
    This results in the Users’ Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.

    Google Tag Manager (Google LLC)

    Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google LLC.

    Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Further information about Personal Data

  • Unique device identification

    Theresa.io may track Users by storing a unique identifier of their device, for analytics purposes or for storing Users’ preferences.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Owner will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Owner.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.

Details about the right to object to processing

Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.

Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

Theresa.io uses Cookies. To learn more and for a detailed cookie notice, the User may consult the Cookie Policy.

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of theresa.io or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User’s Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, theresa.io may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, theresa.io and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with theresa.io (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

Theresa.io does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within theresa.io and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to the Owner. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through theresa.io (or third-party services employed in theresa.io), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use theresa.io, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

User

The individual using theresa.io who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of theresa.io. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of theresa.io.

Theresa.io (or this Application)

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service

The service provided by theresa.io as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookies

Small sets of data stored in the User’s device.


Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to theresa.io, if not stated otherwise within this document.