Privacy policy


Last Updated on May 25, 2018. This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for Users after that date.

This privacy policy tells you about the information we collect from you when you use our website. In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.

Matt Watkinson & Friends (“we,” “us,”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. This policy describes:

  • the types of information that we may collect from you when you access or use our Website — matt-watkinson.com and other online services (collectively, our “Services”); and
  • our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This policy applies only to information we collect through our Services and in the electronic communications sent through or in connection with our Services.

Who are we?

We are Matt Watkinson & Friends LLC/LTD. Our address is 1880 Century Park East, #200, Los Angeles, CA 90067 in the USA OR 177 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR in the UK. You can contact us by post at the above addresses, by email at hello@matt-watkinson.com or by telephone on +1 (415) 429-3000 (USA) or +44 (203) 151-0090 (UK).

We are not required to have a data protection officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.

Definitions

User

“User” or “you” or “your” refers to you, as a user of the Services. A user is someone who accesses or uses the Services for the purpose of sharing, displaying, hosting, publishing, transacting, uploading information or viewing pictures and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Services.

Content

“Content” will include (but is not limited to) images, photos, audio, video, location data, ‘nearby places’, and all other forms of information or data. 

Matt Watkinson & Friends strives to offer an exceptional user experience. For these purposes, we, from Matt Watkinson & Friends, may use personally identifiable information — like your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number, etc., which are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We, and we suppose you too, do not tolerate spam. We will therefore never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorised third parties.

When you use our website

When you use our website to browse our products and services and view the information we make available, a number of cookies are used by us to allow the website to function, to collect useful information about visitors and to help to make your user experience better.

Some of the cookies we use are strictly necessary for our website to function, and we don’t ask for your consent to place these on your computer. These cookies are shown below.

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

Crumb

Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.

Session

RecentRedirect

Prevents redirect loops.

30 minutes

squarespace-popup-overlay

Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Persistent

squarespace-announcement-bar

Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Persistent

However, for those cookies that are useful but not strictly necessary we will always ask for your consent before placing them. These cookies are shown below.

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

ss_cid

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

2 years

ss_cvr

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

2 years

ss_cvisit

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

30 minutes

ss_cvt

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

30 minutes

ss_cpvisit

Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

2 years

ss_cookieAllowed

Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies

30 days

 

When you sign up to receive our newsletter

When you sign up to receive our newsletter, we ask for your email address.

We will ask for your consent to use your email address to email you our newsletter which contains information about our products and other information which we feel might be of interest to you.

 You can withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop sending you the newsletter.

 Your email address is shared with a third party mailing system which is based in America. This company has contractually committed to providing appropriate safeguards for your personal data which means it will be protected in line with the legal requirements of the European Union.

We do not use the information you provide to make any automated decisions that might affect you.

We keep your personal data for as long as we produce and distribute our newsletter. If you withdraw your consent, we will mark your details so that they are not used and delete them after two years.

When you download our worksheets and companion packs

When you request to download our worksheets and companion packs, for both The Grid and The Ten Principles, we will ask for how you would best describe your role, how you heard about the book, if you have read the book and which format you read it in.

We use this information to determine the type of people who are reading and using The Grid and The Ten Principles to help us target our services better.

We do not use the information you provide to make any automated decisions that might affect you.

Your personal data is stored for one year after you requested your download, after which it is deleted.

Your rights as a data subject

By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate. If we have asked for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

If we are processing your personal data for reasons of consent or to fulfil a contract, you can ask us to give you a copy of the information in a machine-readable format so that you can transfer it to another provider.

If we are processing your personal data for reasons of consent or legitimate interest, you can request that your data be erased.

You have the right to ask us to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe we are not doing so lawfully.

Finally, in some circumstances you can ask us not to reach decisions affecting you using automated processing or profiling.

To submit a request regarding your personal data by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above in the “Who Are We?” section of this policy.

Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, we would prefer you to contact us directly in the first instance so that we can address your complaint.

However if you are based in the UK you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at www.ico.org.uk/concerns or write to them at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Users based in the USA can contact the Federal Trade Commission via their website at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov or write to them at:

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580

Updates to this privacy policy

We regularly review and, if appropriate, update this privacy policy from time to time, and as our services and use of personal data evolves. If we want to make use of your personal data in a way that we haven’t previously identified, we will contact you to provide information about this and, if necessary, to ask for your consent.

We will update the date of this policy each time it is changed.