Privacy Policy

I am committed to ensuring the confidentiality of the personal information provided to me in the course of my business. This Privacy Policy sets out my standards for collecting, using, disclosing and storing your personal information. It also explains how I safeguard your personal information and your right to access that information.

1. Personal Information

Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. This includes an individual’s name, home address and phone number, age, sex, marital or family status, an identifying number, financial information, educational history, etc.

Personal information must be protected regardless of its characteristics or its form, whether written, graphic, audio, visual, computerized or any other form.

2. Purpose Of Information Collection

Collecting information about you is necessary in order for me to provide you with the best service possible. It is, of course, the foundation of Mimoirs.

3. Consent

Concerning all the information I collect during our interviews and throughout the process, I obtain your consent to use the information for the purposes collected. Namely, compiling and writing your Mimoir or other project.

4. Limits To Collection, Use And Disclosure

I limit the collection and use of your personal information to what is needed in relation to the purposes identified to you. This means that I cannot use your personal information for other purposes without your consent, except as required by law. You have the right to know, on request, to whom the information was disclosed.

I will need to share your personal information with service providers, mainly the printer of your book. I do all writing and text editing and most, if not all, photo editing. All service providers must agree to comply with privacy legislation and this Privacy Policy before receiving any personal information.

5. Retention

I retain your personal information (including interview notes, photographs, etc.) only for as long as needed for the purpose it was collected. For one year (365 days) following project completion, I retain a digital copy of your final product only for the purpose of a backup in case you need to order extra or replacement copies. If you do not wish to have this safeguard in place, the digital backup can be destroyed along with your other personal information upon request.

Your basic contact information (name, telephone, address, email) will be retained as part of a client list. I will not spam, sell or otherwise share this client list. It is not used for marketing purposes.

7. Accuracy

I make every possible effort to ensure that your personal information is as accurate and complete as necessary for the purposes it is collected, used, or disclosed.

8. Accountability

I am responsible for your personal information in my possession or control, including information that may be transferred to third parties for processing. I require such third parties to keep personal information under strict standards of privacy and protection.

I adhere to legislated and self-imposed rules, aimed to safeguard your privacy.

9. Safeguards

I maintain safeguards so that your personal information remains strictly confidential and is protected against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

I use SpiderOak for online backup and storage. SpiderOak uses encrypted cloud storage and client-side encryption key creation, so even employees of SpiderOak cannot access users' information. You can view their Privacy Policy for further information and consideration.

I currently use Blurb for high quality, on-demand printing. You can review their Privacy Policy online as well.

10. Request For Access To Information

You have the right to be informed whether I hold personal information about you and to see that information. You also have the right to inquire how I have used it and to whom it may have been disclosed. This information will be provided to you within a reasonable time from the date I receive your written request.

 
All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez