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As used in this Privacy Policy, “I’m Kind of a Big Deal” refers to all websites (including neilpatel.com, and marketing subscription services), mobile sites, applications, and other properties or services owned or operated by I’m Kind of a Big Deal, LLC.

By visiting I’m Kind of a Big Deal, viewing our content, attending or viewing any of our events or programs and/or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy is part of I’m Kind of a Big Deal’s Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including Personally Identifiable Information (defined below), obtained by I’m Kind of a Big Deal, including information obtained when you access or log in to I’m Kind of a Big Deal, and/or register for content, webinars, or the forum provided by I’m Kind of a Big Deal.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that I’m Kind of a Big Deal does not own or control, or to individuals whom I’m Kind of a Big Deal does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which I’m Kind of a Big Deal may disclose user information as set forth in this Policy.

What Types of User Information Does I’m Kind of a Big Deal Obtain?

I’m Kind of a Big Deal may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number(s)
  • Credit Card Information
  • Blog or Website URL
  • Social Networking Handle or
  • Username
  • Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)
  • Photo
  • Professional Title
  • Company
  • Industry
  • Activities or Content Viewed on I’m
  • Kind of a Big Deal
  • Information Collected Automatically (detailed below)
  • Information Received from Third Parties (detailed below)

In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for the Advanced Consulting or logging in to download reports). If you choose not to provide the Information we request, you may still use I’m Kind of a Big Deal, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.

When you register to receive any products or services from I’m Kind of a Big Deal or provide information to I’m Kind of a Big Deal in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Information Collected Automatically

I’m Kind of a Big Deal may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our websites, services, mobile applications or other products, including:

  • Browser Information
  • Operating System Information
  • Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
  • IP Address
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Content Viewed
  • Geographic Location
  • Connection Speed
  • Time of Visit
  • Referring Site, Application, or Service
  • Registration Time

Information Collected Automatically

Events and Webinars

If you register for events or webinars provided by I’m Kind of a Big Deal, we may receive Information about you from the service providers that host or process registration for these programs or that provide other services to support these programs (such as technical support), which may include certain Personally Identifying Information identified above.

Third Party Websites/Social Networking Sites

If you choose to use any third party website or service that is integrated with I’m Kind of a Big Deal, including a third party social networking or blogging site, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or WordPress (“Third Party Websites”) – or if you use any I’m Kind of a Big Deal application provided through any Third Party Website – we may receive Information, including Personally Identifying Information, from such Third Party Websites, including, but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Nickname or Username
  • Photo or Graphic Avatar
  • Unique Third Party Website
  • Identifier (e.g., Facebook User ID)
  • Biographical or Demographic
  • Information (e.g. professional title, gender, college attended, etc.)
  • Likes and Interests
  • Contacts/Friends/Associations
  • Any Information That Is Publicly
  • Available on Third Party Websites

For example, I’m Kind of a Big Deal may offer the ability to use certain Third Party Websites to facilitate your registration on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. We may also use information about your profile and connections on Third Party Websites to allow you to share or connect with your friends and contacts on I’m Kind of a Big Deal or to personalize your experience. In addition, I’m Kind of a Big Deal offers “plug ins” and “widgets” from various Third Party Websites that allow you to share I’m Kind of a Big Deal content off of our service, as discussed in “Disclosure of Information to Third Parties”.

Your decision to use, or share with, a Third Party Website when accessing or using I’m Kind of a Big Deal products and services is completely voluntary. I’m Kind of a Big Deal is not responsible for compliance with the policies or practices of any Third Party Website. You should ensure that you are comfortable with the information such Third Party Websites may make available to I’m Kind of a Big Deal by reviewing those Websites’ privacy policies and service terms, and by modifying your privacy settings and preferences on those Services.

Any information we receive from Third Party Websites will be governed by this Privacy Policy.

How Do We Use This Information?

We use the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your computer or device to provide I’m Kind of a Big Deal products and services, fulfill your requests, improve our products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on I’m Kind of a Big Deal, operate our business, and understand how users are engaging with I’m Kind of a Big Deal.

In addition, we may use Information from or concerning you or your computer or device to facilitate the delivery of content or advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about new or existing products and services or special offers. For example, we may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account.

I’m Kind of a Big Deal’s Use of Cookies

I’m Kind of a Big Deal may place “cookies” on your computer or device that may contain anonymous Information that is associated with you. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize users, and are typically placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain (here, I’m Kind of a Big Deal) that issued the cookie to you or that, in some cases, can be read by a third party domain.

Our cookies may record Information about your use of I’m Kind of a Big Deal so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized experience for you, including for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns; identify preferences; control the display of ads; diagnose problems with our servers; gather demographic information; analyze trends and usage patterns; conduct research; deliver editorial content; record registration and personalized information; and otherwise administer I’m Kind of a Big Deal products and services.

If you do not wish to have I’m Kind of a Big Deal place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing I’m Kind of a Big Deal. I’m Kind of a Big Deal is not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of I’m Kind of a Big Deal that depend on cookies.

I’m Kind of a Big Deal does not control and is not responsible for the use of cookies by its third party partners or advertisers. The use of cookies by some of these third parties is discussed below (see “Analytics Services”).

Reviewing and Modifying Your Personally Identifying Information

We offer several ways for you to update Personally Identifying Information that is obtained and stored by I’m Kind of a Big Deal, or to change your account preferences on I’m Kind of a Big Deal:

1. If you have an online account with I’m Kind of a Big Deal, you can update or change your account information by emailing neil@neilpatel.com

2. You may unsubscribe to any of our e-mail updates or products by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message (see Email or Text Message Communications below)

3. You may contact us at neil@neilpatel.com

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

I’m Kind of a Big Deal may disclose Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from or concerning you or your computer or device to third parties in the circumstances described below. By visiting, accessing, attending or using I’m Kind of a Big Deal’s products, services or events, you consent to the disclosure of your Information to certain categories of third parties in the manner described below. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any of these third parties.

Corporate Subscriptions

If your employer or another party provides you with a subscription to I’m Kind of a Big Deal, we may notify the provider when you access or use your subscription. When providing such notices, we may disclose Personally Identifying Information, such as your name or email address.

Service Providers

I’m Kind of a Big Deal relies on third party vendors and service providers to provide support and assistance for its products, services and events (“Service Providers”), and we may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these Service Providers to the extent necessary to support our products, services or events, or as otherwise set forth below.

Payment Processors

I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses third party payment processors, including PayPal, CyberSource, Litle, Stripe, and Authorize.net, to process financial payments for certain I’m Kind of a Big Deal services. When you make payments to I’m Kind of a Big Deal and/or obtain certain I’m Kind of a Big Deal products or services, I’m Kind of a Big Deal may transfer certain Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these payment processors for the sole purpose of facilitating the payment transaction, such as your Name, Address, and Credit Card Information.

Event Registration

I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses third parties, such as EventBrite, to process registration for I’m Kind of a Big Deal events and programs. I’m Kind of a Big Deal may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to such registration services when you register for a I’m Kind of a Big Deal event or program. In addition, as discussed below, I’m Kind of a Big Deal (or its third party registration service) may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to companies that sponsor or underwrite portions of an event that you register for, attend, or view.

Web Hosts

I’m Kind of a Big Deal website services are hosted by WP Engine, an enterprise web publishing platform. All Information obtained and stored by I’m Kind of a Big Deal’s websites (see What Types of User Information Does I’m Kind of a Big Deal Obtain?) is processed and stored on servers that are owned and operated by WP Engine.

Webinars

I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses third parties, such as GoToWebinar, Wufoo, and Wistia, to process registration and/or host and provide technical support for I’m Kind of a Big Deal webinars. If you register for and/or download or view a I’m Kind of a Big Deal webinar, I’m Kind of a Big Deal may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these third parties to facilitate registration and access to the webinar. In addition, as discussed below, I’m Kind of a Big Deal (or its third party registration service) may provide your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to companies that sponsor or underwrite portions of a webinar that you register for, download, or view.

Third Party Sponsors

If you have elected to register for one of our sponsored webinars or events, or to access research or content from I’m Kind of a Big Deal, we may share your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) with business partner(s) and/or sponsor(s) of the webinar, event, research and/or content. You agree that these sponsor(s) and/or business partner(s) may use your Personally Identifying Information to contact you to provide additional information about their products or services.

Third Party Websites

I’m Kind of a Big Deal offers the ability to share I’m Kind of a Big Deal content on Third Party Websites, including social networking and blogging services such as LinkedIn or Facebook, through “plugins” or “widgets” (such as LinkedIn’s “in” button or Facebook’s “Like” button). When you elect to share content and information with others on Third Party Websites, I’m Kind of a Big Deal may transmit your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to such Third Party Websites. This Information may be visible on the Third Party Website to anyone who has access to that content or Information. Your decision to share information in this manner is completely voluntary. You should ensure that you are comfortable with how Third Party Websites may share your Information by reviewing their privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly on those Third Party Websites.

URL/Referrer Header Information

When you visit I’m Kind of a Big Deal websites, certain information about the content or activities you have engaged in on I’m Kind of a Big Deal may be reflected in the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) for the page you are viewing on I’m Kind of a Big Deal (i.e., the Internet “address,” commonly displayed in the browser window). For example, the date or title of an article you are viewing may appear in the URL for that page. In addition, if you are logged into a I’m Kind of a Big Deal account, certain account information (may be visible in the URL when you visit your account on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. If you leave I’m Kind of a Big Deal to visit a third party website, including when you click on an advertisement or link or when you share information through a social plug-in (like the Linked In “in” button), the information contained in the URL may be transmitted to the third party website by your browser.

Advertisers and Analytics Services

As discussed in (“Third-Party Advertising on I’m Kind of a Big Deal”), I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses third party advertisers, including ad networks, to provide advertising on its websites. In addition, as discussed in (“Analytics Services”), I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses third party analytics products to obtain information about how users are using and interacting with I’m Kind of a Big Deal. These third parties may receive Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from I’m Kind of a Big Deal as discussed in greater detail in (“Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information”).

Law Enforcement/Legal Process

We may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request; enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of our terms of use and other agreements; respond to public requests; or protect the rights, property, user experience or safety of I’m Kind of a Big Deal, our employees, our users, or others. This can include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Comments and Public Posts; Sharing on Third-Party Websites

I’m Kind of a Big Deal encourages active participation by users, including through comments on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. However, please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Information, personal or otherwise, on I’m Kind of a Big Deal, that Information can be viewed, collected and used by others, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party applications developers, and anyone with access to I’m Kind of a Big Deal. I’m Kind of a Big Deal has no control over the use, collection or disclosure of any Information that you post publicly on I’m Kind of a Big Deal.

Change of Control

If I’m Kind of a Big Deal, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or party, user Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of I’m Kind of a Big Deal or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your Information as set forth in this Policy.

Third-Party Advertising on I’m Kind of a Big Deal

I’m Kind of a Big Deal may allow third party advertising serving companies, including ad networks (“Advertisers”), to display advertisements or provide other advertising services on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. These third party Advertisers may use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record demographic and other Information about you, including your activities on or off I’m Kind of a Big Deal. These techniques may be used directly on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Advertisers may use the information collected to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests or background and/or associate such information with your subsequent visits, purchases or other activities on other websites. Advertisers may also share this information with their clients or other third parties.

I’m Kind of a Big Deal has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the Advertisers that provide advertising and related services on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. This Privacy Policy does not cover any collection, use or disclosure of Information by Advertisers who provide advertising and related services on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. These Advertisers’ information gathering practices, including their policies regarding the use of cookies and other tracking technologies, are governed entirely by their own privacy policies, not this one.

I’m Kind of a Big Deal currently may be using one or more of the following Advertisers to provide advertising and related services on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. If you would like to know about their information gathering and privacy practices, please visit the links below.

I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses the Standard Terms and Conditions set forth by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). See Standard Terms and Conditions.

Analytics Services

In addition, I’m Kind of a Big Deal uses third party analytics providers and products to obtain, compile and analyze Information (that may include Personally Identifying Information) about how users are using and interacting with I’m Kind of a Big Deal. I’m Kind of a Big Deal may provide Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these analytics providers for the purpose of obtaining statistics and other information about how users are using and interacting with I’m Kind of a Big Deal. These analytics providers may use tracking techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect or compile this information. These techniques may be used directly on I’m Kind of a Big Deal. I’m Kind of a Big Deal has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the third parties that providing analytics products and services to I’m Kind of a Big Deal. Please also keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information

We have implemented reasonable security measures and practices in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personally Identifying Information (other than Personally Identifying Information that you have elected to disclose to others). However, no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access information you provide to I’m Kind of a Big Deal. I’m Kind of a Big Deal cannot guarantee the security of your Personally Identifying Information, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to I’m Kind of a Big Deal. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password(s) and computer or device, and to log off when using any shared computer.

Email or Text Message Communications

We may contact you by e-mail, text message or other equivalent electronic communications if you access I’m Kind of a Big Deal products or services or register for events, webinars or other content or services provided by I’m Kind of a Big Deal. By visiting or using I’m Kind of a Big Deal content, products or services, or registering for or attending I’m Kind of a Big Deal events or webinars, you specifically consent to the receipt of these e-mail or text message communications. If you do not want to receive emails, text messages or other communications from us, please notify us by email at neil@neilpatel.com and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including your Name, Email Address (or Cellphone Number) and the specifics of your request. If you unsubscribe, I’m Kind of a Big Deal may still contact you via email or text message for administrative purposes or concerning any products, services or events for which you have registered or are using.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

I’m Kind of a Big Deal retains the discretion to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use and disclosure of Information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy Policy of which you have notice. If we make material changes to the way we collect, use or disclose Personally Identifying Information, we will notify you by posting a clear and prominent announcement on I’m Kind of a Big Deal or through a direct communication. Your continued access to or use of I’m Kind of a Big Deal following notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications. Your use of I’m Kind of a Big Deal is entirely voluntary, and you may discontinue use of I’m Kind of a Big Deal at any time.

How to Contact Us

I’m Kind of a Big Deal welcomes any questions or comments you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or its implementation. Any such questions or comments should be submitted via email to neil@neilpatel.com or directed to the address below. We will undertake reasonable efforts to resolve or address your concern.

I’m Kind of a Big Deal, LLC
ATTN: Neil Patel – Privacy
3750 Las Vegas Blvd. S. #3108

Las Vegas, NV 89158

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of November 24, 2015.