MICHELE'S PEN, LLC
Your rights regarding your information
You have a lot of rights relating to your personal information:
The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used (like this notice!)
The right to access the personal information we hold about you
The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you (although you can probably do most of this through email with my office.
The right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in certain circumstances
The right to stop direct marketing messages, which you can do by emailing us directly.
We collect information from you and about you
We collect your contact information. For example, we collect your name and mailing address if you subscribe to the website. So we can send you prizes or gifts periodically. We also collect contact information such as your phone number(s) and email address(es) so that we can remain in touch with you as we are building an audience for my work (that I hope you’re enjoying).
We collect information you submit online. This includes information you post/publish when you interact with us on social media platforms. Also, we may collect your email address or postal address when you sign up for one of our mailing list.
We collect demographic information and information about your product and topic preferences. This may include collecting your age, gender, and/or marital status.
We collect payment information. If you buy products via our Platform, we will collect the relevant data necessary to process your purchase such as your debit or credit card number – BUT WE ARE NOT STORING IT – BUT WE DO NEVERTHELESS COLLECT IT TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.
We collect information from you in different ways.
We collect information directly from you. This includes when you create an account or purchase a product via our Platform(s). We collect information if you contact us or subscribe to our blog. We also collect information when you complete a survey or participate in a promotion.
We collect information passively. We may use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons. We may use these tools on our websites and in emails we send to you. We collect information about users over time when you use our Platforms. We have third parties who collect information this way as well.
We get information about you from third parties. This includes social media platforms and friends who use our “email a friend” feature. We may receive information about you from other sources.
We use information as disclosed and described here.
We use your information to provide you with products and services. This includes sending you product you purchase or processing a return. It also includes sending you newsletters you signed up to receive.
We use the information to improve our products and Platforms. We may use your information to make our Platforms or products better. We may also use your information to customize your experience with us. This includes understanding your interests and preferences. We use your information to respond to your requests. This includes responding to inquiries.
We use your information to communicate with you about our relationship. We may communicate with you about your account or our relationship. This includes electronic messages (such as e-mail or SMS) and calls about order status. We may also contact you about this Policy.
We use your information for marketing purposes. We may provide you with information about new products, special offers, new features, or updates. These might be third-party offers or products we think you might find interesting.
Communications from us. You can always opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, you can follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages in the event that you make a purchase from our Platform(s). These include responses to your questions via e-mail or our Platform(s).
If you have said we can, we’ll send you marketing messages by email and SMS, to keep you aware of what we’re up to and to help you see and find our products.
How to stop marketing messages from us.
You can stop receiving marketing messages from us at any time. Here’s how:
Through your account settings on
By clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email from us
By contacting our Customer Service Team by emailing
Once you do this, we will update your profile to ensure that you don’t receive further marketing messages. Please note that it might take a few days for us to process your request fully and to ensure that all of our systems are updated, so you might get messages from us while we process your request.
Ending your subscription to our marketing messages will not stop service or transactional communications (such as order updates, etc.)
We use information as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you.
We share information with third parties
We share information with our affiliated organization, Friends of Gideon, my foundation. We may share information with third parties who perform professional services for us, such as marketing agencies, advertising partners, and web hosts. We share information with payment processors. We also share information with companies that send emails on our behalf as well as companies that do things to get your purchases to you, such as delivery companies, payment service providers, warehouses, order packers.
We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. This could include responding to a court order or subpoena. It could also include sharing information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud. This could include fraud we think has occurred during a promotion. We may also share information if you are the winner of a contest with anyone who requests a winner's list.
We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you. You have certain choices about how we use your information.
Outside of these circumstances, we do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any other third party – including your name, address, email address, or financial/credit card information. Our goal is to earn and maintain your trust, and we believe protecting your personal information is absolutely essential in order do that.
California Residents. California residents may be entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for those parties to use for direct marketing. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of such notice, please submit a written request to us using the information in the "Contact Information" section below or via email.
Transmission of Data to Other Countries. If you are a friend of michelespen located outside the United States, please be aware that your personal information may be processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information in the United States.
Cookies & Tracking. You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies.
Our Do Not Track Policy. Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.
You can control tools on your mobile devices. For example, you can turn off the Bluetooth, GPS locator, or push notifications in your phone settings. Options you select are browser and device specific.
This site is not intended for children
Our Platforms are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from children. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child has given us information, you can write to us at the address listed at the end of this Policy. Please mark your inquiry "COPPA Information Request." Parents can learn more about how to protect children's privacy on-line by visiting: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-online.
We use standard security measures
The Internet is not 100% secure. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. We cannot promise that your use of our Platforms will be completely safe. We encourage you generally to use caution when using the Internet.
While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of any unauthorized access to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.
We may link to platforms or have third party tools on our platforms we don’t control. If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will be taken to a site we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties. This includes third parties who may have ads or content on our site. We suggest that you read their privacy policies carefully.
Changes to this Policy
We always want to hear from our friends (especially if you feel we’ve let you down or could do better).
Have any questions or feedback about this notice
Would like us to stop using your information
Want to exercise any of your rights as set out above or have a complaint, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Care Team, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact our team by shooting an e-mail over to email@example.com
Established: May 29, 2021