Privacy Policy

THE BRAINY GAL PRIVACY POLICY (www.TheBrainyGal.com) (www.TheBrainyGalEats.com) (www.LisaMcDonell.com)

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit, contact or make a purchase from www.thebrainygal.com or www.TheBrainyGalEats.com or LisaMcDonell.com (the “Sites”).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When ordering or registering on our sites, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Sites, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Sites, and information about how you interact with the Sites. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Sites, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

       To quickly process your transactions.
       To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
       To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Sites (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
Communicate with you;
Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Sites by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties with the following exceptions.  We use PayPal or Stripe to collect payment for goods and services sold on the Sites.  You can read more about how PayPal uses your Personal Information including how to change or opt-out here: https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=en_CA.  You can read more about how Stripe uses your Personal Information here: https://stripe.com/privacy-center/legal

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Sites–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use Kajabi to sell courses, products and training. You can read Kajabi's Privacy Policies here:  https://kajabi.com/policies

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our websites, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

We may share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our websites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING
As described above, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

We occasionally use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
 
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. It is important to note that we allow third party behavioural tracking.

YOUR RIGHTS
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION
When you place an order through one of our Sites, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

MINORS
The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children,  the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 18 years old.

CHANGES
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on all pages of the Site. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.  You can change your personal information by emailing us at [email protected]

CAN-SPAM ACT
 

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
       Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can unsubscribe by following the information at the bottom of each email or send your request to us by email at [email protected] 
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
 
CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below:

Lisa McDonell, RR#4, Crysler, ON, K0A 1R0, Canada

www.thebrainygal.com and www.thebrainygaleats.com Privacy Policy. Last Edited on 2020-11-05

Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions

DISCLAIMER:

Lisa McDonell has been a Virtual Assistant since 2011 and posesses a Health Coach and Marketing certificate through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of the information presented on the www.TheBrainyGal.com website,  or any of its related channels (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Vero, LisaMcDonell.com, TheBrainyGalEats.com etc.) is not intended to replace professional advice or in the case of health or lifestyle-related content, the advice is not meant to be a substitute for advice from a doctor or medical professional.  TheBrainyGal.com and Lisa McDonell make no guarantee as to the procedures or information contained within.  Before making any lifestyle changes, or adopting any of the suggestions presented on this website,  you should consult a medical professional.  This website, TheBrainyGal.com and TheBrainyGalEats.com and the opinions expressed by Lisa McDonell on it are solely for educational and informational purposes. Visitors are encouraged to conduct their own research and speak to a medical professional when making health or lifestyle-related changes. Lisa McDonell and the entire team or guest authors at www.TheBrainyGal.com and TheBrainyGalEats.com cannot be held liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or for any loss, injury, or any other outcome in connection with or arising from the use of information displayed on www.TheBrainyGal.com, www.TheBrainyGalEats.com or any of its related channels.

Please note: Posts or pages on this website and related channels may contain affiliate links or sponsored content.  Read full AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE HERE.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

By viewing this website, downloading information from it, or enrolling in any of the courses, training, or programs offered, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and you acknowledge having read them in their entirety. To participate in any courses, training, programs, or private coaching you must be 18 years of age or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions. You agree that you will use the information from this website (www.TheBrainyGal.com)(www.TheBrainyGal.Eats.com) and it’s related social media channels solely for your own personal use and will not duplicate or share any of the paid or purchased materials with others including such things as videos, information sheets or worksheets you may receive when given access to a course, program or private coaching. We make no representation or warranty that the information provided, regardless of its source, is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. We disclaim all liability for any inaccuracy, error, or incompleteness in the content. You are responsible for full payment of fees for any program, course, training, or coaching, regardless of whether you actually attend or complete classes. To further clarify, no refunds will be issued and all payments must be made on a timely basis We respect your privacy, confidential and proprietary information, ideas, plans, and trade secrets and must insist that you respect the same rights of fellow participants and of their companies. By participating in any program, you acknowledge that coaching and consulting are not to be used in lieu of other appropriate professional help and you are responsible for obtaining outside advice for legal, medical, financial, or other matters as deemed necessary. Lisa McDonell and the entire team of guest trainers and authors of the Brainy Gal Websites will at all times exercise their best professional efforts, skills, and care. However, we cannot guarantee the outcome of your efforts and/or their recommendations and their comments about the outcome are expressions of opinion only.