Privacy Policy

Background:

TheEnergyforSuccess.com understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. I respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, https://theenergyforsuccess.com and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with my obligations and your rights under the law

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of this Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using the Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

  • “Account” – means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of this Site;
  • “Cookie” – means a small text file placed on your computer or device by this Site when you visit certain parts of this Site and/or when you use certain features of this Site. Details of the Cookies used by this Site are set out in Part 14, below; and
  • “Cookie Law” – means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;

2. Information About us

This Site is owned and operated by: Darren Byrne

3. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of this Site. This Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that I have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and I advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. What is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

5. What Are My Rights?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which I will always work to uphold:

  1. The right to be informed about my collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact me to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part
  2. The right to access the personal data I hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
  3. right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by me is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact me using the details in Part 17 to find out more.
  4. The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask me to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that I have. Please contact me using the details in Part 17 to find out more.
  5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
  6. The right to object to me using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
  7. The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to me directly, I am using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask me for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
  8. Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. I do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about the use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact me using the details provided in Part 17.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

6. What Data Do I Collect?

Depending upon your use of this Site, I may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see Part 14 on my use of Cookies and similar technologies:

  1. Name;
  2. Email address;
  3. IP address;
  4. Web browser type and version;
  5. Operating system;
  6. A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Site, and the site you exit to;
  7. Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website;
  8. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website;

7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?

Under the GDPR, I must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for my performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to my use of your personal data, or because it is in my legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

  1. Providing and managing your Account;
  2. Providing and managing your access to this Site;
  3. Personalizing and tailoring your experience on this Site;
  4. Personalising and tailoring products for you.
  5. Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
  6. Supplying you with information by email that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of those emails).
  7. Analysing your use of this Site and gathering feedback to enable me to continually improve this Site and your user experience.
  8. With your permission and/or where permitted by law, I may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information, news, and offers on products. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. I will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with my obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

Third Parties (including affiliate partners and Google Analytics) whose content appears on this Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Part 14. Please refer to Part 14 for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that I do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and I advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.

8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

I will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):

  1. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
  2. For users that register on this website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

I may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in Ireland and/or the EEA. This means that I will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be in Ireland and under the GDPR as follows.

10. Do You Share My Personal Data?

I will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to two important exceptions.

  1. In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
  2. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?

In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via this Site, you may be given options to restrict my use of your personal data. In particular, I aim to give you strong controls on my use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from me which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in my emails).

You may also wish to sign up to one or more preference services operating in Europe: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

12. Can I Withhold Information?

You may access certain areas of this Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on this Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may restrict my use of Cookies. For more information, see Part 13.

13. What Is a Cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.­

If you do not want to allow cookies [or only allow the use of certain types of cookies], please refer to your browser settings, which should allow you to accept or deny cookies (for more information on this, see ‘How to manage and disable cookies’ below). You can also use the browser settings to withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time.

By disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some of the features on this website.

14. How Do You Use Cookies?

This Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by me and are used only by me. I use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of this Site and to provide and improve products and services offered. I have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
By using this Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than this site. Third-party Cookies are used on this Site for affiliate tracking and analytics.

This Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling me to better understand how this Site is used. This, in turn, enables me to improve the Site and the products and services offered through it.

The analytics services used by this Site use  Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow me to use these Cookies, however whilst my use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of this Site, it does enable me to continually improve this Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The analytics services used by this Site use the following Cookies, sorted by name, default expiry time and description.

CookieExp.Des.
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate.
AMP_TOKEN30 secondsContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_90 daysContains campaign related information for the user.
__utma2 yearsUsed to distinguish users and sessions.
__utmt10 minutesUsed to throttle request rate.
__utmb30 minutesUsed to determine new sessions/visits.
__utmcEnd of Browser SessionNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js.
__utmz6 monthsStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.
__utmv2 yearsUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data.

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15. How to Manage and Disable Cookies?

For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer – Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
  • Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
  • Safari users – Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
  • Chrome users – Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.

If you limit the ability of this website to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of the website properly and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt out from certain cookies through third party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of the website. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.

For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.

You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting: www.youronlinechoices.com.

16. How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data I have about you, you can ask me for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.

All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email address shown in Part 17.

There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover my administrative costs in responding.

I will respond to your subject access request within 28 days. Normally, I aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date I receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of my progress.

17. How Do I Contact You?

To contact me about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the email address below:

 

 

18. Changes to this Privacy Policy

I may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if I change my business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be immediately posted on this Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of the Site following the alterations. I recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.