Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Last updated April 21, 2022.

This Privacy Policy lets you know how I use and protect any personal information you share with Lauren Slagter Strategic Communications, based in Michigan, USA, through the Stories from the Margins website (laurenslagter.com). The Terms of Use outline expectations for how you use this website and the information on it.

I may change these policies from time to time, and I will point out the changes on this page. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at bylaurenslagter@gmail.com.

Privacy Policy

While you’re using this website, I may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address;
  • First name and last name;
  • Credit card information, as managed by Stripe; and
  • Usage data, which is collected automatically by WordPress and Google Analytics when you’re using the website and may include your device’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the website you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the website via mobile device, the website may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

This website may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the website and store certain information. These cookies enable certain features of the website, help authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use, and remember preferences to create a more personalized user experience.

I use your data to improve features on the website and monitor usage, to accept payment for services and deliver those services, to send you email updates, and to respond to your requests.

I only share your data with WordPress, Stripe, and Google Analytics — the third-party service providers I use to run this website — and I would get your consent before sharing your personal information in any other way. If law enforcement or another legal obligation ever required me to share the personal information I’ve collected, I would do that. I do not collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. My website may include links to other websites that I do not operate, and I have no control over their privacy policies or how they use your data.

The security of your personal data is very important to me, however no method of transmitting information over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure so I cannot guarantee absolute security.

Terms of Use

Everyone using this website should be 18 or older. I reserve the right to terminate or suspend someone’s access to the website, without prior notice, for any reason. Please show common courtesy in how you interact with me and others through this website.

I strive to provide quality and accurate information and reliable services without infringing on anyone else’s intellectual property or other rights, but you should know the information and services on this website are presented “as is” with no guarantee they will meet your requirements, achieve intended results, or otherwise be completely error free. My liability related to your use of this website is limited to what you have paid me or $100 USD if you haven’t given me any money. I am not liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever related to your use of this website (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, loss of privacy arising out of or in any way related to the use of or inability to use the website, third-party software and/or third-party hardware used with the website). If you have any concern or dispute about this website or its services, you agree to first try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting me at bylaurenslagter@gmail.com.

This website may include links to other websites that I do not operate, and I am not responsible for the content or privacy policies of those websites.