Privacy policy

PREAMBLE

Below you will learn what happens with your personal information when you visit my website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified, for example, your email address, name, etc. As the responsible party, I have to share with you why I am collecting your data and how I process it. Since I respect your privacy, I am happy to do so.

IN SHORT

I have no interest in collecting and/or processing any kind of personal information from my website’s visitors. There are a few technical things that will be logged in the back-end, but that is just temporary and is done to make this website readable for your browser, as well as for some completely anonymous statistics.

Unless you fill in a form to get in touch with me, I don’t need any of your personal data. So why should I collect it in the first place?

INTERESTED IN DETAILS? HERE IT GOES…

Data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?

McMillan Translation, Inc.
Karen McMillan Tkaczyk
9756 Bay Hill Drive
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
United States

Phone: +1 775 309-1636
Email: karen@mcmillantranslation.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

How do I collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to me. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form or when you comment on one of my blog posts.

Other data is collected automatically by my IT system when you visit this website. This data is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or the time and date of your virtual visit. That data is collected automatically as soon as you enter my website.

What do I use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning and security of this website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site; for this purpose, the data is anonymized. I also need your personal data to answer your requests that you submit via the contact form.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request a full report about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection. This information is provided to you free of charge once per year. If you need a full report more than once within a calendar year, I will charge 129 USD (excl. taxes) per request.

For identification reasons, each request needs to be submitted in writing and sent via postal service (see postal address above). Please include a copy of your federal ID. You also have the right to request that your data be corrected, blocked, or deleted at any time, free of charge.

Many data processing operations are only possible with your expressed consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before I receive your request may still be legally processed.

When you want to file a complaint with regulatory authorities

If you have been affected by a breach of data protection, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the Consumer Protection Program Manager at the Colorado Attorney General’s office. McMillan Translation, Inc., is registered in the state of Colorado. Report any breach to databreach@coag.gov

When you want to take your data with you

You have the right to have your data, which I process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

ANALYTICS AND THIRD-PARTY TOOLS

When visiting my website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. The analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous, that is, I will not be able to identify you from this data.

For security reasons, I use third-party tools to safeguard and maintain my website. I chose my providers very diligently and, where necessary and appropriate, data processing agreements are in place. You can learn more about those further down on this page.

SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send me through contact forms. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to me cannot be read by third parties.

FAIR GAME: I DO NOT WANT PROMOTIONAL EMAILS FROM YOU

I hereby expressly prohibit the use of my contact data published on this website for sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. I reserve the right to take specific legal action if I receive unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam.

COOKIES

By default, my website does not use any cookies other than session cookies for people who log into the back-end and to offer my website in multiple languages. Generally, on the topic of cookies, you can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies will not limit the functionality of this website.

SERVER LOG FILES

This website automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address (anonymized)

This data will not be combined with data from other sources and is needed to deliver this website to your screen in an appealing and functional way. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

CONTACT FORM

When you send me a message via the contact form, I will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. I do not share this information with third parties unless I am required to do so by law. That said, I process any data you enter into the contact form either with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or to fulfill a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before I receive your request may still be legally processed.

I will retain and store the data you provide via the contact form until you request it to be deleted or until you revoke your consent. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

LEAVING COMMENTS ON BLOG POSTS

If you use the comment function on this site, the time at which you created the comment and your email address will be stored along with your comment, as well as your username, unless you are posting anonymously.

Storage of your IP address

The comment function stores the IP addresses of those users who post comments. Since I do not check all comments on my site before they are published, I need this information to be able to pursue legal action in case of illegal or slanderous content.

How long comments are stored

The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on my website until the content commented upon has been completely deleted or the comments are required to be removed for legal reasons (slander, etc.).

Legal basis

The comments are stored based on your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before I receive your request may still be legally processed.

DATA PROCESSING FOR PERFORMING SERVICES

I collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with you (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. I collect, process and use your personal data when accessing my website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access my service or to bill you for the same.

Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

DATA TRANSFERRED WHEN REGISTERING OR SIGNING UP FOR SERVICES AND DIGITAL CONTENT

I transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract with me, for example, to financial service providers entrusted to process the settlement of my invoices. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

SHARING CONTENT TO SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS VIA PLUGIN

The content on my website can be shared to social networks like Facebook or Twitter. This page uses a safe sharing tool that establishes direct contact between the networks and users only after you click on one of these buttons. This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of the social networks, the Share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, etc. will display an information window in which you can edit the text before it is sent.

ONLINE PROFILES IN SOCIAL MEDIA

I maintain online profiles within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with active subscribers, interested parties, followers, and group members and to inform them about my online events and services. Your user data will be processed outside the European Union when you engage with me on these platforms. This may pose risks for users because, for example, the enforcement of rights for users outside the EU could be more difficult. US providers certified under the Privacy Shield commit to complying with EU data protection standards.

Furthermore, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. This means that these companies can create profiles based on your browsing behavior and your assumed interests. In turn, these profiles can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on your device, in which your browsing behavior and interests are stored. Data can also be stored independently of the devices used by you (especially if you are a member of the respective platforms and are logged in there).

The processing of your personal data is based on my legitimate interest in effective user information and communication with users in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If you are asked by the respective providers for your consent to data processing (i.e. to consent by ticking a checkbox or confirming by clicking a button), the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 (1) (a) and Art. 7 GDPR.

For detailed information regarding the processing and the possibility of opting out, I suggest you visit the following links and read the information published by the respective providers.

If you plan to request any information or wish to carry out your user rights, these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to your data and can directly take appropriate measures and provide the information you need. If you still need help, you may contact me.

MANAGE WP

To maintain my website, I use Manage WP, which is operated by GoDaddy.com LLC, 14455 N. Hayden Rd, Ste. 219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260,
United States of America. Backups are stored on servers in the US. Backups are usually retained for a maximum duration of 60 days to help me ensure that my website is always safe to use, up to date, and functions at all times.

This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information can be found at www.managewp.com/privacy.

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I would love to hear from you!

Entrust me with work. Connect on LinkedIn or by email if you don’t need me right now, so that you can find me again when you do need me. I only use the personal data you submit to respond to your enquiry. See my Privacy Policy for further information on how I handle personal data.

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