Privacy Policy

This policy is intended to inform you how I (Michael Youngsma) collect and use information provided by visitors to my websites (located at www.mywebdesignoc.com and www.mydgroup.net, hereinafter, collectively, my “website”), by people who register at my website, by anyone who purchases any of products or services, and by individuals who communicate with my website via e-mail or otherwise (collectively, “you/your”).

By visiting my website, viewing its contents, registering on my website (for my Newsletter or otherwise), or purchasing my services or products and/or communicating with me via e-mail or otherwise, you are consenting to the terms of this Privacy Policy along with the terms of service set forth on our Terms & Conditions page.

All information and data that I receive from or about you, such as (but not limited to) your name, address, geographic location, e-mail address(es), IP address, user names, passwords, course selections, product and service purchases, transaction and payment information and communications are governed by this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party sites from which you may access my website or access any of the materials or lessons on my website.

If you do not wish to consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy or our Terms & Conditions, please do not use or otherwise visit our Website, register on my website, or purchase any of our products or services.

Collection of Information

I may collect and process your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • When you visit my website (via cookies or otherwise).
  • When you sign up / register for an account with me.
  • When you sign up for my newsletter (by entering your e-mail address).
  • When you order any products or services from me.
  • When you contact me via e-mail or otherwise.
  • When you complete any surveys I may conduct.

Not all of the information I collect may be personally identifiable. We do, however, track and record user sessions to improve the site experience for our users and to allow for easier log-ins and better user experiences.

Storage of Information

By visiting my website and submitting your data, you agree that I may transfer, store and process this data outside of the country or jurisdiction in which you reside. I will take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your data is securely held and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

When registering for my services or purchasing products on my website, you may be asked to create a User Name and Password. If so, I recommend that you use a password that is difficult for others to guess (e.g., don’t use “Password” as your password), and change your password often, especially if you believe that your own information storage systems (your computers or mobile devices) have been compromised. I urge you to keep your password in a safe place and do not share it with others. I am not responsible for activity that results from your failure to choose a secure password or to safeguard that password from others. Whenever you finish any session on my website, you should ensure that you have logged out of that session, especially if you are using public computers (such as in libraries or internet cafes).

In the event that I discover that any of the information that you provided to me has been compromised or otherwise disclosed to unauthorized third parties, I will notify you of that event via the e-mail address that you provided to me. You agree that I may use the e-mail address that you provided to me to send such a notice to you. It is your responsibility to keep us informed of an appropriate and up-to-date e-mail address for you. If you would prefer that I use an alternative notification means, please contact us via my website.

Use of Information

I use information that we gather from you in the following ways:

  • To provide services and materials through my website.
  • To deliver information to you about the products, services and materials provided through my website.
  • To fulfill my contractual obligations to you as part of any transaction or order involving our products, services and/or materials.
  • To contact you about my products, services and website.
  • In additional manners that I may describe to you when you provide information to me or when I notify you about new uses of information provided by you.

By visiting my website, providing me your e-mail address, signing up for my newsletter, registering for an account, ordering products or services from me or otherwise providing your personal information to us, as set forth above (under Collection of Information), you are consenting to receiving communications from me regarding our services and materials. You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by following the instructions set forth in those communications or by visiting the “Opt-Out/Delete” link at the bottom of my email newsletter.

Sharing of Information

I will share information provided by you to third parties only in the ways that are described in our Privacy Policy.  I do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise disseminate personal date or information except as set forth below:

  • I use a third-party vendor to help us communicate with you via e-mail. My current vendor is Mailchimp. A description of Mailchimp’s services may be found at www.mailchimp.com. I will notify you in the event we change our communications vendor.
  • I transmit credit card and other payment data through the appropriate credit card company and/or credit card payment processing company or financial institutions to confirm payment for products or services purchased on our website.
  • I will disclose information gathered from you or provided by you if we are required to do so by law or legal process, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, or if I need to do so to protect our rights, reputation, property, or the safety or me or others, or to defend or enforce our rights or your obligations.
  • I will disclose information to third parties with your prior consent.
Deleting of Information

You may ask me to delete some or all of the information you shared with me, provided, however, that I am not required to maintain that information as part of any commercial transaction or contract entered into between us.  For example, I may need to maintain records of credit card transactions or products or services purchased by you from me for a period of time in the event any dispute or other occasion arises whereby that information may be required by third-parties or government entities.

You may request that I delete information provided by you to me by visiting the “Opt-Out/Delete” link at the bottom of our email newsletter

You may request that I limit the use of your information to only that information required for me to conduct any transactions in which you engage with me. For example, you may request that I discontinue sending e-mails or newsletters to you about new products and materials or other information regarding my products and services.  You may opt-out from these communications through the Opt-Out/Delete link at the bottom of our email newsletter.

Unless you request that wI delete information provided by you, I will maintain that information for a reasonable period of time in the event that you choose, in the future, to purchase our products or services.

Cookies and Information

My website uses cookies to enhance our users’ experience with my website. Cookies are small packets of information placed on your device when you visit my website and/or engage in transactions with me. Cookies help me to tailor your experience to you as an individual user, allow me to recognize your when you re-visit our website, and assist me in keeping your account secure. By visiting my site and engaging in our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes set forth in this policy. You can learn more about cookies by following these links:

https://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/cookies-guide/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

http://www.whatarecookies.com

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/‍

My website follows industry custom and practice with respect to the types of cookies we use and the technology inherent in the cookies we choose. The types of cookies we use will change as the technology and utility behind them advances. Use of cookies allows me to display advertising intended to be more relevant to our users as well as to identify return visitors to my website. I may also use cookies to collect aggregate data to help improve the products and services provided. I do not provide any of your personal information to advertisers without your consent.

You may control the use of cookies by me and other websites through your browser settings. Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. My website, however, may not function as intended or provide you with as satisfying an experience should you choose to do so. Most browsers will also allow you to review and delete cookies, including those originating from our website. You should consult with your browser’s setting and help page to learn how to control cookies on your particular browser.

Google Analytics

My website incorporates Google Analytics.Google Analytics is used to enhance our users’ experience with our website as well as allowing for online retargeting. By visiting my site and engaging in my services, you are agreeing to the use of Google Analytics and similar technologies for the purposes set forth in this policy. You can opt out of Google Analytics on our Website and others by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You may select your Google ad preferences for our Website and others by visiting https://adssettings.google.com.

Updating our Information and Privacy Policy

Periodically I will update our Privacy Policy as technological, business and regulatory changes occur. I will notify you of changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on my website, accessible on a link from my homepage, or directly at www.mikeyoungsma.com/privacy-policy. I will also send you an e-mail to the e-mail address provided by you to me notifying you that an updated Privacy Policy is available for review on my website. You consent to receive such e-mails and agree to keep me informed of any changes to your preferred e-mail address.

Disputes Involving Information

In the unlikely event that you have a dispute with me regarding use of any of your information or in regards to our Privacy Policy, our Terms & Conditions or website, my products or my services or otherwise (collectively, “Disputes”), and we are unable to resolve that dispute through informal communications between us, you agree that any such Disputes will be subject to the following dispute resolution:

Any Disputes shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a single arbitrator in accordance with the then-existing rules of the California Lawyers for the Arts, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Service.  (See: https://www.calawyersforthearts.org/arts-arbitration-mediation-services.html. In the event that such arbitration service is no longer operating, then the Arbitration service of the American Arbitration Association shall substitute.  Venue for any such dispute shall be the County of Los Angeles and California laws shall apply.  

You further agree that this dispute resolution mechanism shall be your sole means to seek a remedy for any Dispute and that you will not engage in any class action or other collective action regarding any Dispute you may have with me. You understand that by voluntarily providing information to me, by using my website or by otherwise engaging in any transaction with me involving our products or services, that you are waiving any rights to a trial by jury or to join any collective or class action litigation involving any Dispute.

Contacting Me Regarding Information

You may contact me at any time regarding your personal data and information by using the form provided through a link at the bottom of my website (under “Contact”).