Privacy and Data Policy

This privacy and data policy was last updated on January 12, 2019

At Food Composed (https://foodcomposed.com), the privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us. This privacy and data policy outlines how we use your personal information, and the types of personal information that we receive and collect.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy and data policy, please feel free to contact us by email at lauren@shortmediaenterprises.com.

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Who we are

Food Composed is owned and operated by Lauren Short, trading as Short Media Enterprises.

Food Composed is an online e-course (product) of That's Sage (http://thatssage.com), the food photography tips and resources site also owned and operated by Short Media Enterprises.

Queries should primarily be sent to us by email at:
lauren@shortmediaenterprises.com

Short Media Enterprises is registered at:
Seestrasse 65
CH-8810 Horgen
Switzerland


Why and how we use your personal information

You may purchase the Food. Composed. course from us through this website, or through our affiliated site https://foodcomposed.teachery.co. We collect information during the payment process in order to process your payment, and to deliver the online course to you. The information obtained during your purchase or transaction may include your name, address, method of payment, credit card number, and billing information. This information may be collected both by us, and our payment processing company, Stripe. This information is encrypted throughout the purchase and delivery process.

We may also use this information for purposes such as collecting recurring payments (e.g. if purchasing through a payment plan), and resolving disputes.

We are lawfully able to use this information due to our legitimate interest to provide you with the course when you make the purchase.

When you purchase the course, so we can deliver the course to you

If you sign up through opt-in forms on Food Composed, or purchase the course, we may collect information such as your name, email address, and where and when on our websites you signed up, in order to let you know more by email about the Food Composed course.

E.g. if you sign up as a VIP, we would email you to let you know when it's open for enrollment. Or, if you purchase the course, we may follow up by email about the course to help you complete it.

Due to the interest you have expressed in the course, we also subscribe you to our related email newsletter, where we send information on the topic of food photography, and where we may also promote other food photography related products of That's Sage.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we keep track of how you engage with our emails, such as which of our emails you open and what links you visit from those emails, so that we can send you information that you're most interested in.

We are lawfully able to use this information due to our legitimate interest to provide you with information related to the topics you have expressed an interest in, by signing up or purchasing the course.

When you purchase or sign up for emails about the course, so we can tell you about the course, and keep you informed about food photography resources

Pages on the Food. Composed. website, our affiliated site That's Sage, or our affiliated site https://foodcomposed.teachery.co, may include embedded content (e.g. videos or images, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please refer to these sites' privacy policies and terms of use for further information on how they process your personal data.

E.g. our online course contains videos hosted on a partner platform. By watching these videos, the platform may track you having watched the video, to increase the video's "view count".

When you interact with embedded content from other websites

If you allow cookies in your web browser settings, by using the Food. Composed. website, our affiliated site That's Sage, or our affiliated site https://foodcomposed.teachery.co, we will collect non-personally identifiable information about how you use the websites. This helps us to learn about how our users engage with our content, so that we can continue to provide the most helpful content in the future. We use our partner Google Analytics to process this data. Google Analytic's privacy policy can be found at their website.

We may also publish this data, but in an "aggregated" form, i.e. about a large number of users, and not about individual usage.

You may disable cookies through your web browser settings at any time if you do not wish for this information to be collected. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

When you use our websites, so we can understand how you use them

If you allow cookies in your web browser settings, by using the Food. Composed. website, our affiliated site That's Sage, or our affiliated site https://foodcomposed.teachery.co, we may collect and process personal information, such as the devices you use, your demographic, or your user information on the platform that we partner with, Facebook.

By joining our newsletter, we may also collect and process personal information to compare with the platform that we partner with, Facebook.

We may use this information to personalise advertisements on the Facebook platform to products that you may be interested in.

E.g. if you browse to the sales page of the Food. Composed. course, or one of our other products, we may use this information to advertise the course to you through the Facebook platform.

You are in control of how this information is used on the Facebook platform, by managing your ad settings on Facebook if you have a Facebook account. You will not receive these advertisements if you do not have an account on the Facebook platform.

You may disable cookies through your web browser settings at any time if you do not wish for this information to be collected. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

We are lawfully able to use this information due to our legitimate interest to provide you with information related to the topics you have expressed an interest in by using the Food. Composed. website or our affiliated sites, or by signing up to our newsletter.


When you use our websites or engage with our emails, so that we can personalise advertising on Facebook or other platforms

How long we retain your personal information

Where personal data is controlled and processed directly by Short Media Enterprises, we will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to continue providing these services and to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy and data policy, unless a longer retention period is required by law.

Who receives your personal information from us

If you sign up for emails through opt-in forms on Food Composed, or if you purchase the course, your personal information will be processed by our email content delivery partner, ConvertKit. Their privacy policy, including information such as their data retention period, and their Privacy Shield certification, is published on their website.

If you purchase the Food Composed course, your personal information will be processed by our payment processing partner, Stripe. Their privacy policy, including information such as their data retention period, and their Privacy Shield certification, is published on their website. Your personal information will also be processed by our course delivery partner, Teachery. Their privacy policy is also published on their website.

If you provide consent for cookies to be placed on your device, your personal information may be processed by our advertising partner, Facebook. Their privacy policy, including information such as their data retention period, and their Privacy Shield certification, is published on their platform.

Your choices and rights regarding your data

1. You can opt out of receiving our email newsletter, so that we don't use your personal data to send you information about food photography. You can request that we stop sending our emails on the topic of food photography to you at any time, by using the unsubscribe link that we provide at the bottom of all of our emails. Please note that if you purchased the course from us, we may still email you with important information that is required to provide you with this service.

2. You can disable cookies in your web browser, so that we don't collect personal data from your use of our websites. You may disable cookies through your web browser settings at any time if you do not wish for information to be collected about how you use our websites. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

3. In addition to opting out of our newsletter and disabling cookies, you have the right to object to the processing of the personal data we hold about you. If you would like to object to our use of your personal data and wish for us to stop processing it in one or more ways, you may request us to do this by contacting us at any time, which you can do by emailing us at lauren@shortmediaenterprises.com. This would result in us being unable to continue providing you with services relating to that processing of your data, e.g. delivering the course that you have purchased, or sending you information about food photography through our newsletter.

For your protection and security, we may only process objections to the usage of personal data related to the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before we complete the request. We will endeavour to process your request as soon as is reasonably practicable.

4. You have a right to be informed of how we use your personal data. We will inform you of the information in this privacy and data policy at the time that we collect and process your data. You may request further information from us about how we use your data by contacting us at any time, which you can do by emailing us at lauren@shortmediaenterprises.com. We will endeavour to process your request as soon as is reasonably practicable.

5. You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you. If you would like to review, correct, or update your personal data that we have collected, you may do so by contacting us at any time, which you can do by emailing us at lauren@shortmediaenterprises.com. For your protection and security, we may only disclose personal data related to the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before we complete the request. We will endeavour to process your request as soon as is reasonably practicable.

7. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Should you believe that our processing of your personal data is in anyway unlawful, you retain the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Before doing so, we would request that you contact us with your concerns, as we will always endeavour to deal with these as soon as possible.
As Short Media Enterprises is registered and operates in Switzerland, the jurisdiction of this privacy and data policy is according to the law of Switzerland. Complaints should therefore be lodged with the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

Changes to this Privacy and Data Policy

We regularly review and, where necessary, update our privacy and data policy with new, additional or changed information.

If we plan to use your personal data in a new way that is not covered in this privacy and data policy, we will update the policy and communicate these changes to you before we begin this processing.

E.g. if we provide a new course as part of the That's Sage suite of products, and this involves new ways of processing your personal data, we will update this privacy and data policy accordingly and ensure it is communicated to you at the time you can sign up to the new course.