Privacy Policy

(GDPR-compliant, updated May 6th, 2018)

It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, I have developed this privacy policy for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

  • I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations;
  • I am performing a contract with you for my services; and
  • I have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Mark Sarney, am the “data controller”.

If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me via my contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of May 6th, 2018. I review my privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

1. Personal Data that I collect via this website

Personal Data that you provide to me

I only collect Personal Data where you sign-up to receive free content, including eBooks, videos and offers. I collect only your email address, first name, and last name.

Data that I collect automatically

I automatically collect certain information when you visit my Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. I do not link this information with any Personal Data. I do not collect data automatically through use of cookies on the Website.

2. Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

  • process and manage your use of this website;
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • where you have opted-in to receive marketing from me, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
  • improve my services and Website through analysis of information.

3. Sharing of your Personal Data

I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

I share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to me. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that I have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom I share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on my behalf.

4. Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage, and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

6. Children

This Website and my services are aimed at adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

7. Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting me via email at mark@marksarney.com:

  • see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask me to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask me to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given me to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

8. Change of purpose

I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I collected it, unless I reasonably consider that I need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact me. If I need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, I will notify you and I will explain the legal basis which allows me to do so.

9. Contact Me

  • Name: Mark Sarney
  • Email for Privacy Questions: mark@marksarney.com
  • Postal Address: Six-Four-Five-Seven Quiet Night Ride, Columbia, Maryland Two One Zero Four Four

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Your privacy is important to me. I want to protect your privacy as much as my own.

It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating this website. Accordingly, I developed this privacy policy for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. The privacy policy is below:

  • I will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with your knowledge or consent.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, I will identify the purposes for which information is being collected (like signing up for a newsletter).
  • I will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by me and for other ancillary purposes, unless I obtain your consent or as required by law.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • I will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • I will make readily available to readers information about my policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • I will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

I am committed to conducting business in accordance with these principles to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. I may change this privacy policy from time to time at my sole discretion.