Privacy

It is Dr. Mary G. Patton’s site’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information collected from you or which you may provide, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, DrMaryGPatton.com (“I, Me, My, The Site”) has developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

DrMaryGPatton.com will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
  • I am performing a contract with you for my services or books; and
  • I have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Dr. Mary G. Patton, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me via my contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of May 2019.

1. Personal Data I collect via my website https://drmarygpatton.com (the“Website”) or through the newsletter link sign up

Personal Data that you provide to me

I only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with me on the Website/Newsletter in the following ways:

Activity

When you sign-up to receive free content, including newsletters and other offers

When you elect to purchase my book(s) or service(s) with payment through Paypal.

Types of Personal Data Collected

(For purchases: financial information MAY have to be disclosed to drmarygpatton.com and also to Paypal)

Email address

First name

Last name

2. Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

  • process and manage your use of my website/newsletter;
  • to provide you with books or services
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • where you have opted-in to receive marketing from me, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
  • improve our services and Website/newsletter through analysis of information.

3. Sharing of your Personal Data

I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others. If you elect to purchase a service or book through this site, you will be sharing personal data with Paypal, a third party vendor. Their privacy policy is on their site at : https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-safety-and-security

4. Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymous any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

6. Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting me via email books @ drmarygpatton.com (remove spaces when sending email)

  • see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask me to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask me to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given me to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

7. Change of purpose

I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I have collected it, unless I reasonably consider that I need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact me.

If I need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, I will notify you and I will explain the legal basis which allows me to do so.

8. Contact Us

Email for Privacy Questions:  books @ drmarygpatton.com (remove spaces when sending email)