This policy is effective as of July 20, 2023.
This Policy describes the types of Personal Information (defined below) we may collect from you or that you may provide when using our website, studionorth.com (the “Site”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
Consent and Modification
We encourage you to review this Policy periodically, as your use of the Site constitutes consent to this Policy. We will periodically update this Policy, and any changes will be reflected here. Your continued use of this Site after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you other than that which you affirmatively choose to submit to us, such as your name, e-mail address, and your employer’s name (“Personal Information”). You may provide us with this type of information by filling in forms on our Site to contact us, subscribing to our newsletter, or registering to access certain types of restricted blog content and educational materials.
From time to time, with your consent, we may automatically collect certain information that is about you but individually does not identify you when you visit the Site, such as: your computer’s IP address and geolocational information from your Mobile Device (collectively “Geolocational Information”), the time and date of your visit, the pages that you access, and the number of times you return to the Site. This information is not used to identify you but is used in the aggregate for our internal marketing and similar purposes. We collect this information using cookies and similar tracking technologies to analyze trends to track information about your use of our Site and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Site, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to our Site, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Site.
- Information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalized service.
We use Google Analytics and Google AdWords, web analytics services provided by Google, Inc., on the Site to collect usage data, to analyze how users use the Site, and to provide advertisements to you on other websites. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as IP address, time of visit, whether a visitor is a return visitor, and any referring website. The information collected by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking of analytics and AdWords by Google visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
Why We Collect Personal Information
We may use Personal Information to contact you, now or in the future, to tell you about our events, new service offerings, promotions, opportunities, or other general information about StudioNorth that we think you might be interested in. If you want us to use your information in this way, please check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data.
We also use the Personal Information we collect to:
- Present our Site and its contents to you.
- Improve our Site.
- Personalize the Site.
- To allow you to access blog and educational content.
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
- Satisfy any other purpose with your consent.
With Whom We Share Your Information
We may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to legal claims, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of StudioNorth or others.
In an ongoing effort to better understand our users, we may analyze the Geolocational Information and other non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Site and provide our services. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct, or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Residents of certain states, like California, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see State Privacy Rights section below.
StudioNorth has implemented commercially reasonable security and backup measures to protect the information submitted to us and secure it from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.
Yet no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage and security is 100% secure. While we always strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk.
The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information, or that such Personal Information has otherwise been inadvertently collected, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.
State Privacy Rights
California residents have additional rights regarding the privacy and disclosure of Personal Information, including, but not limited to a right to request that StudioNorth not sell their Personal Information, as well as a right to be informed about our other uses and disclosures of their Personal Information. To learn more about California residents’ privacy rights, visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.
Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah each provide their state residents with rights to:
- Confirm whether we process their personal information.
- Access and delete certain personal information.
- Data portability.
- Opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales.
Colorado, Connecticut, and Virginia also provide their state residents with rights to:
- Correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information’s nature processing purpose.
- Opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects.
To exercise any of these rights, please submit a written request to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to Opt-Out of Sale: While we do not sell personal information in exchange for any monetary consideration, we do share personal information for other benefits that could be deemed a “sale,” as defined by the CCPA (Cal. Civ. Code 1798.140(t)(1)). We support the CCPA and wish to provide you with control over how your personal information is collected and shared. If you would like to exercise your right to request opt-out of sale, please submit a request to email@example.com.
We store Personal Information about website visitors within the United States. As a US-based company, to facilitate our operations, we may transfer and access such Personal Information from the United States, and other countries where our trusted third-party vendors may reside.
If you are visiting our Site from the EEA or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States and other jurisdictions in which we operate. By providing your Personal Information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
To ask questions or comment about this Policy and our privacy practices, contact us in writing or via email to:
1616 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064