Last Updated: January 17, 2019
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Calahan Solutions, Inc. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
About Calahan Solutions, Inc. Family of Sites
StephanieCalahan.com is an informational site that empowers business owners via education and support.
The primary focus of news and information presented is for U.S. based business owners.
You can find all of our contact information on our Contact page.
See below for the type of information we collect and how it is used, as well as what you can do if you have a concern.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys, purchases and/or offers
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site.
Like most Web sites, we also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.
Anonymous Information Collected
Help Us Help You!
We put an effort in research, vetting, and making available a wide variety of information that is free for you to access and contributes directly to your business success and life success.
This site collects anonymous data about site visitors to help us know what info you find most valuable so we can create more of it.
In other words, we freely give you the information, and you allow us to know that someone, somewhere read it. We can’t trace it back to you. It’s anonymous.
An IP address is an anonymous bit of data shared by all site visitors (both human and non-human/bots). It is tracked by the following third-parties for better security, content creation, and marketing purposes.
Your browser may also send response headers with generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location by country only.
- Google Analytics – so we can discover the type of content you find most helpful and create more of it. (Note: Google does not have access to this data.)
- Google Captcha – used on some forms on this site to confirm you are not a bot.
- Facebook Pixel Tracking – so we can retarget ads to like-minded people on that social platform. (Not your email, just anonymous IPs)
- A2 Hosting – kept in the server logs so the host can identify and stop bad automated/bot attacks and keep this site safe.
- Cloudflare – so the CDN can identify and stop bad automated/bot attacks and keep this site safe.
- YouTube – if you view a YouTube embedded video on the site, the IP info is sent to YouTube to record that the video has been viewed, just as it would if you had watched it directly on YouTube.
Email Collection and Web Forms
Our forms are created with JotForms or Infusionsoft. When you send us information via our web forms, the what you share is ultimately stored in Infusionsoft. Form submissions are stored indefinitely for customer service purposes. Information submitted is only used for marketing purposes if you have expressly given us permission and you have double opted in.
If you choose to subscribe to any of our mailing choices and/or if you make a purchase, your email address will be stored on their servers. You can access your info any time by clicking the Manage Subscription link at the bottom of any email you receive from us.
We have not and will not share your email address with any person or entity for marketing purposes. That includes Facebook. We will not upload our email list to that platform or any other.
TimeDriver/TimeTrade is used to integrate the site’s business calendar with Zoom for webinars and other client/prospective-client meetings. Email addresses submitted are retained by both services to facilitate meeting info notification, reminders, and rescheduling.
Leaving a comment on one of the posts on this site requires that you identify yourself by email address. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
That information is stored in the site’s database.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the email address you used is connected to that provider so your image displays next to your comment. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Transaction and On-Going Service Data
We do not collect any payments directly through this site.
However, if you purchase one-on-one or group mentoring programs or information products, you may interact with:
- PayPal – used for direct invoicing via your email.
- Infusionsoft – used for recording purchases of products and contact information you provide us.
- GSuites – stores project and private client project data. (Note: Google does not have access to this data.)
- Vendors – work for your project is not outsourced without your knowledge. In those instances, your information may be shared with the service provider in order for them to complete services.
- Data backups are provided by Amazon Web Services and Google Sync
- Contact Forms – information you submit will be retained in the Infusionsoft CRM tool and our Outlook contact database for future communication.
- InstantTeleseminar – used for recording of courses and private client conversations.
- Audio Acrobat – used for storage and delivery of audio – if an audio testimony or feedback is submitted, it would be through this system.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, audio players images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
What we do with the information we collect
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information (without personally identifiable information) may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners.
Personally Identifiable Information collected during any of our programs may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
If you leave a comment on our 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, we 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, we 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.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You can disable cookies through your own browser settings. Check with the browser vendor for more info on how to do that, if you wish.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Calahan Solutions, Inc. makes no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy polices of 3rd party entities that information is shared with.
Third-Party, Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites and Advertisements
Calahan Solutions, Inc. expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on our site, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Calahan Solutions, Inc. you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Calahan Solutions, Inc. is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards, comments or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Calahan Solutions, Inc. and this policy.
Calahan Solutions, Inc. does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Calahan Solutions, Inc. has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Controlling your personal information
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us via our support form
We will not share, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Calahan Solutions, Inc., 8 Shoreline Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Email: Contact us via our support form
Changes to this Policy
Calahan Solutions, Inc. reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Illinois law. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Bloomington, Illinois. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Bloomington , Illinois, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
Calahan Solutions, Inc. is controlled, operated and administered entirely within Illinois. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party
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