Part of a Whole

My name is Nicolas Steenhout.
I speak, train, and consult about inclusion, accessibility and disability.

Privacy Policy

Part of a Whole is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. You can visit this website without revealing who you are or any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you. Part of a Whole has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through this website and how it is used.

We do NOT share personally identifiable information with third parties except as specified below.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We use a third-party tracking service called Google Analytics that logs non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate (e.g., usage and volume statistics) to analyse trends, administer the sites, evaluate the value of website content, and gather broad demographic information.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this website. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the option to accept it. You can also set your browser to reject cookies. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, however some areas may not function properly.

We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We do not use persistent cookies on our site unless you log into a member area or use “Remember Me” or other similar functionality. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

Security of Information We Collect

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us and information collected on your behalf, both during transmission and once we receive it. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

Some limited aggregated demographic information about our user base may be shared from time to time with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users.

Personally Identifiable Information:

To the extent Contributions and other Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) contain personal information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, Part of a Whole has the right to provide that information to others pursuant to the Term of Use.

Mailing Lists/Comment Forms

If you use public services such as forums, chat features, or mailing lists on this website, or submit information using a comment form, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these services, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these public services. Part of a Whole reserves the right to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with our Terms of Use.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Part of a Whole. Please be aware that Part of a Whole is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Google Analytics

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

Google Adsense

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you

Last Updated: 4 April 2017