Eric Lobdell Privacy Policy

Effective as of Jul 18th, 2016


1. Our Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Eric Lobdell and his related companies (“Website Developer”) collect, use, share and protect the personal information of users of https://lobdell.me/ and any other websites owned by Eric Lobdell (collectively, “Sites”), the Licensed Software (as defined in the End User License Agreement) and Website Developer’s proprietary software and ancillary products, tools, support, documentation, and other services provided through the Sites, including offline components and services (“Services”). Capitalized terms not defined in this privacy policy have the meanings given in our End User License Agreement. Your use of any of our Services, including the Sites, constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this privacy policy as revised from time to time.

The Policy does not apply to any third-party websites or services, not owned by Eric Lobdell, even if there is a link provided on any of the Sites. Eric Lobdell does not control these sites and you should review any privacy practices of that third-party before providing any information.

NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN. We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information provided by that user.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or data use practices, please contact me at [email protected]

2. Who We Are.

Eric Lobdell is a creative director / designer that develops fonts and provides the font software for use by others.

3. What Information We Collect, How We Get It.

User Entry. We collect information that could personally identify you (often called “Personally Identifiable Information”) that you voluntarily provide to us. You may provide us this information when you create a user account, order a product or service, request subscription content, send us a question via e-mail or otherwise contact us. Examples of this information may include name, username, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or similar information.

Technical Usage Information. We automatically collect information about you and your device such as IP addresses, browser type and page viewing and site navigation history as well as information about your usage of our Services via cookies, web beacons, log data and other automated mechanisms. We collect this information through Google Analytics. We also receive technical information from metadata. We use this information to provide our Services and enhance your user experience, such as mobile specific stylesheets for the website you’re viewing.

Cookies. “Cookies” are small data files that are placed on your browser by a website. The cookies help provide additional functionality to the Services and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. “Web Beacons” (also known as "clear gifs" and "pixel tags") are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies to further personalize our Services. “Metadata” is usually technical data that is associated with user content. For example, metadata can describe how, when and by whom a piece of user content was collected. Log Data refers to information that is automatically recorded on Company servers whenever you visit, access or use the Site. That means Log Data is recorded regardless of whether you are logged into your Site account or visiting the Site for the first time. Examples of Log Data recorded include the number of clicks, pages viewed, the hardware and software you are using, and the amount of time spent of particular pages.

Third-Party plug-ins. The Sites may use third-party plug-ins such as the Stripe API. These plug-ins are created and provided by a third party. By using the plug-ins (e.g., clicking on the donate button on the Site), you may be providing information to that third party such as the page you are viewing on the Site. We may also collect information on your interaction with the plug-ins.

4. How We Use Personal Information.

We generally use Personally Identifiable Information to provide, operate, maintain and improve our Services and to respond to your requests as well as communicate with you regarding matters related to our Services (e.g., notices, technical alerts, support messages etc.). We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to communicate about upcoming events, promotions and other news about products and services offered by us and our partners and provide products and services customers request. We also link or combine user information with other Personally Identifiable Information. We use your Personally Identifiable Information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity or otherwise as permitted by law. We may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about Company.

Anonymous Information. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

Use of Cookies. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, or for other purposes. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our site may contain cookies. We do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers on our site.

Opt Out of Receiving Communications. If you would like to opt out of receiving communications about upcoming events and promotions, please unsubscribe by emailing us at [email protected] Note that you cannot opt out of receiving communications that are related to business and legal transaction matters.

Third Parties Working with Company. We utilize certain third-party service providers and entities to help us provide our Services to you (for example, __), and we may provide your information to these or other entities [(e.g., a data storage facility, payment processing center or user directory service) in order to provide our Services to you.

Partners and Advertisers. We reserve the right to share aggregated information about our customers and usage statistic with our partners and advertisers. We will not give, sell, rent, share, or trade any of your Personally Identifiable Information or any data that you store using our Services to any third party except as outlined in this Policy or with your consent.

Third Party Websites. The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

Business Transactions. As our business develops, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. Should we undergo or negotiate a merger, acquisition, sale or transfer of part of our business or assets or purchase of another business or asset, financing or other corporate event, we may provide your relevant information to the relevant entity and reserve the right to do so.

Legal Requirements. In some circumstances, we may need to disclose your information (a) in response to a subpoena or law-enforcement procedure or as we otherwise reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or governmental authority, (b) to preserve our rights or property, or (c) to protect the personal safety of someone in an emergency, and we reserve the right to do so.

5. Third-Party Collection of Personally Identifiable Information.

We use Google Analytics as described above. Otherwise, our Services do not knowingly permit or facilitate any third-party to collect Personally Identifiable Information about your online activities over time via the Sites.

6. Retention of Your Information and Content.

Following uninstallation of font software, Company, its Affiliates, or its Service Providers may retain your information and Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes.

7. How We Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information

We take reasonable steps consistent with industry practice to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. No measure of security is foolproof, so please keep this in mind when deciding whether to share your information and Your Content through our Sites and Services. The lobdell.me domain uses SSL certificate protection to prevent loss of customer data. We collect your email address, which is retained in text format on our server for the lifetime of this site, and will be retained after a user uninstalls the font software.

Note that although we take reasonable steps to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, no forms of security is a hundred percent effective. We cannot ensure, guarantee or warrant the total protection of your personal information.

8. How to Update, Correct and Manage your Personally Identifiable Information; Information Choices.

Should you wish to update, correct or otherwise manage any Personally Identifiable Information you have provided through the Sites, you may do so by emailing [email protected] Some of the changes you can make here include to your name and email address.

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Sites with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Sites work for you.

9. Choice/Opt –Out

Company may send promotional materials and emails to user. User may opt-out of receiving such material by sending an email with the subject line “Opt-Out” to [email protected] The opt-out option does not affect emails and notifications sent regarding transactional services.

10. Do Not Track Signals

The Services currently do not support the ability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals that may be emitted from a user’s device.

Summary of CA’s new Do Not Track amendment (http://www.iubenda.com/blog/2013/12/11/do-not-track-california-privacy-policy-changes) "Do Not Track" is information that is communicated by a browser to a website about the fact that they do not want to be "tracked".

  • If you do not respond to DNT signals, it will suffice to indicate this fact in the privacy policy;

  • if you respond to DNT in some way, the privacy policy should disclose how you respond to this signal;

  • You need to act when: your (in any way commercial) website or mobile app is operated from California or your users may be consumers residing in California

  • To be clear: this new regulation doesn't require you to respond to Do Not Track browser signals, it merely makes sure you add a disclosing statement into your privacy policy.

    As for now and until we have a better understanding of the impact of the amendments, the next immediate steps are to honor the CalOPPA by disclosing these two additional facts:

  • If you do not respond to DNT signals, it will suffice to indicate this fact in the privacy policy;

  • if you respond to DNT in some way, the privacy policy should disclose how you respond to this signal;

  • Disclose whether other parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different Web sites when a consumer uses the operator’s Web site or service;

  • Alternative language: This Site does not support “do not track” requests. To find out if third party service providers honor the “do not track” requests, please read their respective privacy policies.

    11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

    Should we decide it is useful or helpful to make changes to this privacy policy, a revised version of the policy will be posted on our Site indicating a new effective date. Your continued use of any of the Services will constitute your acceptance of the revised policy, subject to the amendment procedures described in the Terms of Service.

    12. Governing Law

    We are located in California, U.S.A., and this privacy policy will be governed by California law without regard to any conflict of law principles. Your information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By using any of the Services, you consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage and disclosure of your information as described in this privacy policy and submit to the jurisdiction of and within the State of California.

    13. Children's Information

    Company’s Services and Sites are not directed towards children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us at [email protected]

    Note that although our services are not directed towards children under 13, the FTC takes into consideration the following factors when making that determination: subject matter; visual or audio content; the age of models on the site; language; whether advertising on the Web site is directed to children; information regarding the age of the actual or intended audience; and whether a site uses animated characters or other child-oriented features. (http://www.coppa.org/comply.htm).

    If our services are directed towards children under 13, we are required to comply with Children’s Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. This generally means we need to obtain verifiable parental consent before we collect personal information about children under 13. For more information, please visit the FTC website.

    In addition, there are various laws aimed to protect children in the online space at the state level. For example, children in California are protected under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

    14. How To Contact Us

    If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or your Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us at: [email protected]

    15. Californians Privacy Rights

    Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident, you have the right to request information about how we share certain categories of personal information with third parties. California law gives you the right to send us a request to receive the following information: (a) the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year; (b) the names and addresses of the third parties that received that information; and (c) if the nature of the third party's business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed. We may provide this information in a standard format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these requests is [email protected] You must include the statement “Your CA Privacy Rights Request” in the subject field of the email. You may also write to us at the following mailing address: CA Privacy Rights Request, c/o Legal Dept., Company, (insert address). Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer per year.

    Thank you for reading this far and taking the time to understand my privacy policy! Your support makes work like this possible!

    (c) 2016 Eric Lobdell
    http://lobdell.me // [email protected]