Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Conscious Metrics, a software and education provider that helps people and organizations measure their way to conscious success.

Our website address is: https://consciousmetrics.com.

Andy Golay is the owner and maintainer of the site.

Mailing address:

Andy Golay

4 E Central St

Worcester, MA 01605

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

On our web forms we collect email, name, phone, postal address, and other personal information submitted.

We do not collect sensitive financial data ourselves, because that information is handled by Stripe, Paypal, and Coinpayments.net, our payment service providers.

We collect anonymized data from Facebook and other social media sites, with their “pixel” which does not give us data that can be used to identify anyone personally. Instead we are simply able to target messages to you in a more customized manner, according to rules such as “If someone viewed page x and then page y, show them this message,” which is actually fancier than anything we do, but we’d like to be able to tailor your experience in that sort of manner, especially without invading your privacy thanks to the “hashing” of data which makes it so that we don’t know who is who with respect to pixel data.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

All contact forms submitted are processed as described in the “Personal data” section above.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone, other than in a secure form, using “hashing” of data which makes your sensitive data unreadable. We manage data using AWeber, Amazon, and Google services and all private data are encrypted on their respective servers.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we 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.

What rights you have over your data

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

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Hashed data is sent to Facebook / Google, and our email list data is managed by AWeber.

How we protect your data

As mentioned above, we only use encrypted cloud servers and managed data services, or our own local servers for processing and storing private data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will immediately notify you of any breach affecting your data. The notification will include all relevant details and our plan going forward.

What third parties we receive data from

Facebook, Google, other social media sites

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We are working on making specific product recommendations based on past purchases, and we also look at users’ social media profiles and aggregated social media data, to try to understand our clients and website users better.

If we do implement an automated system for making recommendations, we will update this privacy policy accordingly.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We do not offer personalized medical, legal, or financial advice.

We offer education that can be used to great success by consumers who apply it, but we do not guarantee any specific results.

Any results we mention on the site, are not necessarily “typical” – most users of the website do nothing and get no results, which is understandable, but I just want to be clear that you won’t get any results by only reading the material.

Even with positive action, the journey of conscious life and business is no easy task, though it helps if we take an “easy breezy” approach :^D

Point being, your success is your responsibility, it can be hard, I’m here for you, but I’m not responsible for your outcomes and do not guarantee any earnings regardless of whether you follow my directions or not.