This Privacy Policy applies to your use of this site and has been updated to include clear information about how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. This policy does not include other websites that are linked to from this site (whether shared by other users or provided by this site.) We don’t control how data is stored, used, and collected by other websites. Please see their direct privacy policies.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter or enter information on our site such as sending an email through our contact forms.

We use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter updates or submit an email through our contact forms:

1. To send occasional emails regarding a variety of updates regarding Genny Heikka and various events, products or services.

2. To respond to direct emails or speaking requests.


When you subscribe to this site’s email list, we collect first name, last name, and email address. We collect this so we can add you to the email list for occasional updates and information. In some cases, these updates may include marketing, such as announcing new offerings or event information related to this site. You may opt out of receiving emails from this site at any time by unsubscribing using the link provided in our emails. This site does not make money on ads. We collect information for the purpose of being able to add value to your life and give you resources by sharing updates and information related to Genny Heikka via an email list. This site will not sell information about you. Your information may be shared with a third party provider who meets data protection standards for the purpose of communicating to the email list (i.e. MailChimp, GoDaddy).


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. *comments to this site are now closed and have been closed for some time.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

This site has contact forms that allow you to contact the site owner via email for general contact purposes or to book a speaking request. Your information is not added to any list from these contact forms. There is also a “subscribe” button and “free resources” button where users can enter their email information and be added to the email list described above under “subscribe”.


We may use a trusted third party service to track website traffic and interactions. You can choose to turn off cookies, or have your computer tell you when a cookie is being sent. You do this through your browser settings.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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.

Third Parties

We do not sell, rent or lease our email lists or your personal information to third parties. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.


We do not sell, rent or lease your email address to third parties. Emails sent from us will clearly state who it is from and allow you to contact the sender, as well as unsubscribe. We may keep the content of your email, along with your email address and our responses, which also applies when you subscribe to this site’s newsletter or updates, in order to best respond to you and interact with you with things like questions, setting up speaking dates, etc. We are committed to keeping your email address confidential.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

This site does not market to children under 13. Regarding collection of personal information from children under 13, COPPA provides parents control. The Federal Trade Commission enforces COPPA, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.


In order to comply with the CANSPAM Act, we agree to unsubscribe you from receiving future email upon your request. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe, please email us at our contact form here or reach out at and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or if you have subscribed to our email list, you can request the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also ask to review the information and how we have used it at any time emailing our contact email listed in this privacy polity. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you or make amendments for accuracy. These actions are subject to certain restrictions provided by law, and providing we can authenticate your identity.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you opt in to email updates via this site’s subscription contact form, and if you click on the double opt-in link in the confirmation email, your information will be added to this site’s subscriber list hosted at MailChimp used for periodic email updates from this sites’s owner.

Contact information

If you have concerns about privacy or your information, please contact us via our contact form here or email

Additional information:

How we protect your data

Measures have been taken to protect your data, such as two factor authentication and an SSL certificate for this site. In addition, our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities. We also use regular malware scanning.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, as may be required by law. Any changes will be posted here and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms on your first use of this site following changes. Please check this page in the future to keep up-to-date. Last updated 12/2018.

Information Regarding Plugins

Beaver Builder: In terms of GDPR, Beaver Builder products do not collect any personal information from your users.

Askimet: Collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service, but comments are closed on this site. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Smush: The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.