Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November, 2013. Revised May 2018

The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of Partnerwerks, Inc. (“we” or “us”). Specifically, it outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using our websites (christopheravery.com, leadershipgift.com, theresponsibilityprocess.com) (the “Sites”), and the ways in which we use this information. This Privacy Policy, including our children’s privacy statement, does not apply to any information you may provide to us or that we may collect offline and/or through other means (for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail). Our Privacy Policy is now European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and our privacy practices from collection to data use will be carried out as per the GDPR.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Sites, you agree that your use of our Sites, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the Sites after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified. 

Partnerwerks will not rent or sell personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. It is Partnerwerks’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

All of the broadcast emails that are sent to you from our sites include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you.

EU GDPR

As per the newly implemented GDPR, which has come into effect starting from May 25, 2018, there are certain rights of the EU citizens even if the service provider is incorporated or functioning outside of EU.

Partnerwerks, being a service used by people from all over the world, is bound to follow those rules and regulation, the most important of which is the transparency in collection and usage of personal information. We collect all the personal and non-personal information with the consent of the users as stated below in our Privacy Policy and in no case, shall we collect any data pertaining to our users through any hidden means.

The users of our website have the following rights as per the GDPR:

Right to Information: Users can inquire on how we store and use their personal data.

Right to Object: Users can object to certain procedures and privacy measures taken by the Sites.

Right to Portability: Users can request to get all of their data stored on our servers in a structured format.

Right to Deletion: Users can request us to permanently delete their data, personal and non-personal, from our systems including backups and other copies.

Right to Access: Users can ask us to provide details of data we have stored on our servers.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Partnerwerks collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, including, but not limited to, the browser type, language preference, visiting frequency, time spent on the website, services used, search histories, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Partnerwerks’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Partnerwerks’ visitors use its website and to improve the website performance in a bid to enhance the user experience. From time to time, Partnerwerks may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing indexes and reports on trends in the usage of its website. It is also to ensure transparency regarding our Sites’ performance.

Partnerwerks also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our Sites. Partnerwerks only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Partnerwerks’ websites choose to interact with Partnerwerks in ways that require Partnerwerks to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Partnerwerks gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at our Sites to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Partnerwerks are asked to provide additional information, including, but not limited to, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Partnerwerks collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Partnerwerks and the provision of services, if any. Partnerwerks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
Partnerwerks collects statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Sites. Partnerwerks reserves the right to display the aggregated reports and statistics publicly on our forums or in newsletters as we deem fit. However, Partnerwerks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Partnerwerks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Partnerwerks’ behalf or to provide services available at Partnerwerks’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Partnerwerks’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. All these parties are in a legally-binding relationship with Partnerwerks and are answerable to us in case of any privacy breach.

Partnerwerks will not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Partnerwerks discloses personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Partnerwerks believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Partnerwerks, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Partnerwerks website and have supplied your email address, Partnerwerks may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Partnerwerks and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Partnerwerks takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Introducing viruses, worms and any other malicious software into our systems is strictly not allowed and we will take serious action in case of such a breach. If your account is used in any kind of illegal activity or any activity falling under the cybercrime, we reserve the right to share all of your personal as well as other details with the relevant law-enforcement agencies for keeping our users and ourselves safe.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, web logs, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information. While redirecting to those third-party links, you are advised to carefully read their Privacy Policy statements and Terms of Service to avoid any inconvenience.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Partnerwerks uses cookies to help Partnerwerks identify and track visitors, their usage of Partnerwerks website, and their website access preferences. Partnerwerks visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Partnerwerks’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Partnerwerks’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. You will receive a pop-up notification upon visiting our Sites asking you to allow the use of cookies for a better experience navigating our Sites. You reserve the right to accept or decline, which might restrict your access to certain portions of the website.

Business Transfers
If Partnerwerks, or substantially all, or some, of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Partnerwerks goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by the new business owner or partner. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Partnerwerks may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, deliver targeted advertisements, among other things, that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Partnerwerks and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. When you access another website or purchase third-party products or services through the Site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services.

Children’s Privacy Statement
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.

  • Our Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites.
  • Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
  • We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Sites.
  • Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Sites, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Sites’ online activities on providing personally identifiable information.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Partnerwerks may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Partnerwerks’ sole discretion. Partnerwerks encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have an account on our sites, you will also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. Any updates to our Privacy Policy statement will be highlighted by specifying the ‘Effective Date’ at the top of the document/page.