It’s important to know your information is used when you interact with this website and my other video training and arts sites. This includes (but isn’t limited just to) sarahmichellebrown.com, dalltheabovefilm.com, oncamerabootcamp.com and videosthatshine.com.
Below you’ll also find tips for using these sites, our services and products.
Version number: 1
Created: May 22 2018
For the purposes of this policy, the term ‘visitor’ will be used to encompass all the types of people interacting with Sarah Michelle Brown including site visitors, clients & customers.
Any information stored by Sarah Michelle Brown is treated as confidential. All information is secured and accessed only by authorized personnel, with appropriate security measures in place to protect against breach or loss.
2. Collection and use
2.1 Email & personal info
If you’re visiting our websites, you’ll be presented with different downloads, offers and/or services. If you decide to access a part of Sarah Michelle Brown that is not freely available, IE a lead-gen offer or paid product, you’ll be asked to type in your email address and agree to receive ongoing (relevant) communications. If you don’t grant the requested consent, accessing the special offers may not be possible.
Depending on which offer you’re signing up for, your info will be processed in one (or more) of the following ways:
Added to Sarah Michelle Brown’s email marketing list on ActiveCampaign or MailChimp, who themselves follow privacy laws with strong security. When you open or click links in our emails, your action will be automatically noted so that Sarah Michelle Brown can serve you better. Take a look at ActiveCampaign’s safeguards here and at MailChimp’s safeguards here.
Payments are processed through ThriveCart, our ecommerce and paid product delivery service, who also adhere to privacy laws with strong security. Check out their policies here.
Credit card info is never processed by Sarah Michelle Brown herself.
2.2 Cookies (not your average chocolate chips)
Cookies are temporary, small bits of info sent to a visitor’s hard disk. They can’t run programs or deliver viruses, nor can they track your behaviour in alarming ways. The Facebook Pixel and Google Analytics are both cookies used by Sarah Michelle Brown, solely to track which pages on Sarah Michelle Brown’s (inclusive) websites you’ve visited and for how long. Rather than record that a specific visitor arrived at the site and did a specific action, they instead track that a visitor from country or IP address (eg NYC or 126.96.36.199) arrived at this page, visited this page next, and hung out for 15 minutes. This kind of cookie is used by Sarah Michelle Brown to ensure we deliver content our visitors connect with and find helpful, and to develop effective marketing campaigns.
If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, these cookies may result in you seeing our ads.
FYI, most browsers are first set to accept cookies, though you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie (or to reject cookies generally). Most browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) include instructions on how to do so in the “Help” section of the toolbar.
2.3 Links to other sites
Please note: when we link to outside websites, they are beyond our circle of influence – And we can’t be held responsible for their content or privacy policies.
2.4 Right to review & update
If you’d like to learn more about your personal info held by Sarah Michelle Brown, simply send us a line.
3. Retention & deletion
3.1 Automated unsubscribe
At the bottom of every email sent by Sarah Michelle Brown, you’ll find a friendly ‘unsubscribe’ link. When you click on it, you’re automatically removed from that specific list.
3.2 Manual unsubscribe
If you’re a paying client of Sarah Michelle Brown and we have a working relationship, tapping that unsubscribe link does not stop all communications, especially if we are mid-project. You’d be removed from that specific list, but emails for 1:1, or group programs, (which are normal between professionals) will stop at the completion of project.
3.3 Right to be forgotten
You have the right to request that ALL your data is stripped of personal identifiers. As a general list subscriber, you’d be deleted from the list and if you’ve bought a product, your personal info will be replaced with generic, non-identifying data (such as ‘VideoStar 23’).
4. Info from kids
At Sarah Michelle Brown, we’re serious about the protection the privacy of kids. Our products and services aren’t created for or aimed at children. They are for use by peeps who are 18 years and up. We don’t collect personal data on our sites from anyone we actually know is under the age of 18. We highly recommend that parents and/or guardians assist in their kids’ activities online and to also teach their kiddos about protecting their personal info on the internet.
5. Acceptance of these conditions
6. Sharing of personal info
At no time other than disclosed in 2.1 above (for required processing) will we share your data. This includes selling or renting it to 3rd parties.
7. Our legal obligation to disclose personal info
We’ll reveal a visitor’s personal info without their permission only when we are required to by law.
8. Further info or action