As an electronic privacy advocate, I strive to collect as little information about you, the user of this website, as I can get away with. I'm not looking for Google search rank results; I don't have enough hours available right now for a high-volume business, so I don't need SEO analytic tracking, or the other types of data collection used for marketing purposes. This is all very low key.
However, there are two types of data that I do collect: What I absolutely need for my business, and what Wix.com, the online platform, collects automatically.
WHAT DATA I COLLECT
In addition to whatever name you give me, if you click through the contact link to email me, I'll collect email header information. Wilder-dreams.com's email is currently processed by Google Workspace and you should see Google's policies about what information it usually logs about email that runs through its services. Once work is done, I will send you an invoice through this site that, with the click of a button, will allow you to enter your payment information so that Wix.com's partner Ascend can collect by any of these methods: credit/debit card, Apple Pay, or PayPal. If you prefer not to pay electronically, I can send you a paper invoice and I do accept payment by mailed check (can be sent by you or your bank), in which case I will be collecting your bank account number. Payment records will be retained in accordance with IRS regulations.
WHAT THE WIX.COM INTERFACE COLLECTS AUTOMATICALLY
With the bare-bones settings that I have selected, Wix.com is still collecting information that I can see on what site brought you to mine (e.g. did you come here from my LinkedIn page), what country you are in, whether you have been to the site before or not, whether you are using a mobile or a desktop, what time of day you're showing up, and how long you're staying.
I've checked into what Wix.com does to protect your data, and according to its documentation, it states that it provides me, and you, with right to access, right to be deleted, and right to opt out of the sale of personal information.
I provide you with right to access and right to be deleted in accordance with all relevant legal authorities and statutes. I never intended to sell your personal information in the first place, so I can give you that assurance categorically.
WHY THIS DATA IS COLLECTED
I collect the information that I do so that I can communicate with you and get paid for my work. Wix.com collects the information that it does because it might help me make an educated guess as to how to advertise and market my business, if I were trying to grow it online. Any remaining information collected is for legal purposes, so I can demonstrate that this is a legitimate business and that I am fulfilling my obligation under local, state, and federal law.
HOW THIS DATA IS STORED
Some of your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by me adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
Data you provide to me through email is at this time stored via Google Workspace, through Google's data storage, databases and applications, and adheres to Google's standards of privacy and data protection.
Some of this data may be stored temporarily for ease of retrieval on local private computing systems (my mobile phone, my desktop), with the exception of credit/debit card, Apple Pay, and PayPal financial transaction records. All of those records are held electronically by their respective vendors and Ascend. I do not keep local copies.
WHAT DATA IS DISCLOSED
TO THIRD PARTIES
I disclose this data only as required by law or as given express permission by you.
HOW I COMMUNICATE
I will return communication with you by the means you reach out to me (e.g. if you call me, I will call you back) or by the means you request (e.g. if you call me and ask for me to email you, I will email you back). My personal preferred means of conversation is text message, so I may ask you if you would like to communicate that way, but if you would prefer not to, that's perfectly fine. I don't do marketing, promotion or advertising campaigns at this time; if you receive a communication from me, it's part of an ongoing dialogue. To opt out, please let me know you would prefer not to communicate anymore. Unless there is a question of completed hours yet to be paid for, I will then respect your wish to opt out of further communication.
This website uses the minumum number of cookies, referred to as "essential cookies", for the site to function. To learn more about why cookies are necessary for most internet functionality, I recommend reading up at: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/ . The purposes of essential cookies include: security and anti-fraud, caching, system monitoring /debugging, cookie banner parameters, and system effectiveness measurement. I have no intention of integrating third party apps into this website (their use in the invoicing system is a bit different and does not involve cookies), so additional cookies should be avoided.
If you don't want me to process your data anymore, please email me at email@example.com, or mail me at 118 Clinton Ave, Apt 1A, Oak Park IL 60302.