FMG Privacy Policy

FMG Privacy Policy2018-05-28T16:28:44+00:00

May 22, 2018

We at the Funnel Media Group are committed to protecting your privacy. This applies to our websites for The Funnel Media Group, Sales Lead Management Association, B2B Podcast Directory, 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management, 40 Most Inspiring Leaders, SLMA Radio, CRM Radio and our Subscription Services offer by us (referred to as FMG Associated Sites). This Privacy Policy governs data collection, processing and usage practices. It also defines your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Websites or the Subscription Service.

We occasionally update this Privacy Policy. We will post privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are noteworthy, we will send you an email notification, or if you subscribe to the Subscription Service, through the Notification app on our associated sites.

We will also archive prior versions of this Privacy Policy as a Word doc file.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by email at privacy@funnelmediagroupllc.com or by mail to the Funnel Media Group LLC, 1770 Front Street #265, Lynden, WA 98264 Attn: Privacy.

Contained in this lengthy new policy:

  •  Use of the Subscription Service by FMG Associated Sites
  •  Information We Collect
  •  How We Use Information We Collect
  •  How we Share Information we Collect
  •  International Transfer of Information
  •  Cookies and Similar Technologies
  •  How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

1. Funnel Media Group Subscription Service

The Funnel Media Group subscription services are limited to a voluntary subscription for announcements by FMG Associated sites and announcements of events and announcements.

FMG Use of Information

The voluntary information offered by subscribers is limited to demographic information. Only asterisked areas are mandatory which include name, email address and county.

Use by Our Customers

Subscriber use our websites to learn about the sales and marketing tactics, planning, and sponsors.

“Sensitive Information”

Funnel Media Group LLC associated websites not request any sensitive information such credit card, personal financial information, social security numbers, drivers’ license numbers or other personal identifiers beyond a valid email account. We do not request or maintain any information pertaining to racial or ethic origin, mental health or physical condition. We do maintain title and company of employment if voluntarily offered for internal information to understand our members or subscribers.

2. Information We Collect

When You Visit our FMG Associated Websites

You may explore the FMG Associated websites without providing any personal information. When you visit the Websites or register for the Subscription Service, we request that you provide limited personal information about yourself or else how are we supposed to get you the information you request?  We do not collect navigational information.

When You Use the Mobile Version of Our Sites

We use mobile analytics tied to our regular analtyics through Google and our site admin to allow us to better understand the functionality of your mobile experience on your mobile device. As is typical with Google Analytics, it may record information such as how often you visit the site, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the mobile site was accessed from. In addition to information we collect on our Websites we may also collect your city location, device model and version, device identifier (or “UDID”), and OS version.

We send push notifications from time to time in order to update you about events or promotions. If you no longer wish to receive such communications, you may unsubscribe off at any time.

“Personal Information”

This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers. There isn’t any email, name, company info collected without your entering it or someone on your behalf.

Personal Information also includes Navigational Information or Payment Information where such information can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Navigational information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the “Navigation Information” section below.We collect and process payment information from you when you choose to be a sponsor of the SLMA, a host on one of the Funnel Radio shows or advertisers on those shows, including credit cards numbers and billing information, using third party PCI-compliant service providers. Except for this, we do not collect Sensitive Information from you.

Log Files

When you use our services our view content provided by us, we automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by us to maintain quality of the Subscription Service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our websites. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, and email addres.

Information from third parties

We do not collect information from Third Parties

Information About Children

The FMG Websites are business to business and business to consumer sites.  These sites are not intended for, or targeted at children under 16. Frankly, they’d find the content quite dry since most have no clue what all the acronyms we use are for. We do not intentionally collect information about children under 16 years of age. If it becomes apparent we have collected information about a child under 16 years of age please contact us at privacy@funnelmediagropupllc.com and we will delete the information.

3. How We Use Information We Collect

Compliance with Our Privacy Policy

FMG Associated sites collect and retain information in compliance with this Privacy Policy. Sponsors, Funnel Media Radio Hosts who benefits from Subscription Services are obliged through our agreements with them to comply with this Privacy Policy. The majority of our sites require NO logins ever. The data collected is minimal and relates more to ensuring site performance, valid links and the like.

We do not sell or share personal membership or subscriber information.

We will not under any circumstance sell or share your personal information to any third party.

Use of Personal Information

For the Sales Lead Management Association, we survey information voluntarily submitted to understand by job title and company affiliation their probably areas of interest in sales and marketing. Subscribers to “Get Response” a service used for Radio Program Subscribers if accessed by the hosts of the various radio and podcast programs we produce. These host must comply with FMG policy use statements. Subscribers to our various blog properties, including SLM Today, Funnel Media Group Blog, 20 Women to Watch 40 Inspiring Leaders, will not be contacted except to be given notice of new blog entries also through GetResponse.

If you subscribe to our Funnel Radio shows through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Blubrry, Lipsyn, SoundCloud, those privacy policies are between you and them, we only give you links to use their systems to subscribe to our shows in those venues.

We may, occasionally, contact you on behalf of business partners about a particular educational offering that may be of interest. Our lists are never shared with nay partners. Email communications to members and subscribers are always from FMG not from associated partners. The provide their email code to US and we send it out on their behalf to protect our list and your privacy. We send these out to keep this a free membership and because we believe in their products.

The sole exception may be for lists shared with radio/podcast hosts for the programs under their names which is on sites which they control and you choose to subscribe to.

We use the information collected through our Subscription Service by our SLMA members and subscribers for these purposes:

  • To update the member and subscriber contact information.
  • To provide the subscription service (which may include the detection, prevention and resolution of security and technical issues).
  • To respond to customer support requests for deletion from lists.

EEA visitors only –  Legal basis for processing Personal Information- all the new stuff we had to account for:

If you are a visitor/customer located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the Funnel Media Group and Sales Lead Management Association in the United States is the data controller for your information: privacy@funnelmediagroupllc.com

We will collect personal information from you where we have your consent, where we need the it to perform a contract with you (advertisers, commercial, FMG Radio Hosts, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, as a subscriber of SLMA or FMG we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.

Testimonials and Comments

We post member, subscriber and sponsor testimonials on our FMG Associated websites, which may contain Personal Information (usually title and company of employment). We obtain each person’s consent prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial. We appreciate the kind words they say about us.

Use of Credit Card Information

If you give us credit card information, we use it solely collect payment from you. We use the PayPal service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use information you provide except to process credit card information on our behalf.

Security of your Personal Information

We use an assortment of procedures and security technologies protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, disclosure or use.  We secure the Personal Information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. All Personal Information is protected using appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures.

Social Media Features

Our Websites include Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our sites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and other policies of the companies providing them. You do not ever have to use them. If you do, that is your choice.

External Websites

Our Websites provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.

Public Forums

We offer openly accessible blog. If you disclose any information on these  public blogs, it may be used by others. We can delete or correct information you have posted if you request, as described in “Opting Out and Unsubscribing” below. Ultimately, you choose to share your information at that point in the form of comments or social sharing.

Retention of Personal Information

Membership and subscriber information is retained as long as your email addresses are accurate or you requested it be deleted or you use the unsubscribe feature. Once email from us to sent to you and returned as undeliverable your name and personal information will be permanently deleted. We do this periodcially during quiet times – housecleaning time. This keeps our mail server happy and our subscriber count accurate. To gain membership or subscriber status you must reapply completely.

We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so, (for example, as long as is required in order to contact you about the Subscription Service, sponsorship, or our other services, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we securely delete the information.

If you provide information to our advertiser and radio/podcast hosts as part of their use of the subscription service, our customers decide how long to retain the personal information they collect from you.

If a customer terminates its use of the Subscription Service, we will, delete all customer information, including your Personal Information, from the Subscription Service. The bulk is automatically and securely deleted as soon as you click the unsubscribe link in emails or fill out the unsubscribe form request. Those all have priority.

If you have elected to receive marketing communications from us, we retain information about your preferences for a reasonable period of time from the date you last expressed interest in our content, products, or services. We retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.

4. Sharing Information

Service Providers

FMG employs companies and people to provide services to visitors to our Websites, our customers, and subscribers and may need to share your information with them. Examples may include statistical analysis, processing credit card payment. In instances where we share your information with such agents, we clearly require the agent to agree to and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies.

FMG Radio/Podcast Hosts and Advertisers

We may share data with FMG Radio/Podcast Hosts and Advertisers to contact you based on your request to receive such communications, perform statistical analysis, or customer support. Such third parties are prohibited from using your information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Compelled Disclosure

We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law.

5. Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies

SLMA, FMG, LLC and its partners use cookies or similar technologies (such as web beacons) to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole..

Single Sign-On

You can log in to our site using a Single Sign-on (SSO) service like your Google account. This service will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form.  Such services may give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Flash Cookies and Other Third Party Tracking Technologies – oh my gosh – we are having to get into so many details. It’s starting to feel like a privacy lecture. Hope you are taking notes.

The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your Web browser. This technology creates locally stored objects that are often referred to as “Flash cookies.” We do not use Flash cookies. However, our customers of our software platform may employ Adobe Flash cookies such as our LISTEN LIVE player for our radio shows – this is from StreamGuys and Podbean for the replays.

Advertising

We DO NOT partner with any third-party ad networks to either display advertising on our Web site. We have a simple ad rotation system and script to give all sponsors fair display time on each of our sites. We track clicks and views in order to give them information as to the value of advertising with us. Nothing complicated. We use this AND Google Analytics. Between the two that’s all the time we have for now to analyze data from site visitors. If you are still bugged by our simple sponsor ads, even by opting-out by clicking here: http://preferences.truste.com/ (or if located in the European Union, by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/) you will still see them because we don’t TARGET ads, they are just in a random rotation and have nothing to do with your habits on our sites or anywhere online. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive our rotating ads.

Third Party Tracking Technologies

The use of cookies and web beacons by any tracking utility company is not covered by our Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy.

7. How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information

You have the following data protection rights:

If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, you can withdraw your consent. Contact for data protection in the EEA, Switzerland, etc., and some non-European countries (including the US and Canada).) You have the right to protest to data protection authorities about FRM Associates gathering and use of your personal information.

To use these rights, contact us at privcacy@funnelmediagroupllc.com  and or by mail to Funnel Media Group LLC, 1770 Front Street, #265, Lynden, WA 98264, Attention: Privacy.

We will reply to your entreaty to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable time and inform you of the action we have taken.

Anti-Spam Policy

To Unsubscribe from Our Communications

You may unsubscribe from by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our e-mails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending us email us at privacy@funnelmediagroupllc.com or postal mail to FMG, 1770 Front Street #265, Lynden, WA 98264, Attention: Privacy.

Customers cannot opt out of receiving emails related to their account with us.

To Unsubscribe from Our Sponsors’ Communications

Our customers are solely responsible for their own marketing emails and other communications; we cannot unsubscribe you from their communications. You can unsubscribe from our customers’ marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of their emails, or by contacting them directly. That will remove you from ALL emailed communication from us unless you sign up again at a later date.

Contact

Funnel Media Group, LLC
1770 Front Street,#265
Lynden, WA 98264
360 933 1259