Website Terms + Policies

EDITORIAL POLICY
Sponsored content and advertising
Real Talk allows companies to sponsor content at our discretion, and such posts will fully disclose this in detail.  Real Talk accepts advertisers which will be clearly identified as such on the website.

Use of images
All images posted on Real Talk are copyrighted by their creators. For all images featured within the posts on this website, we will reference creators and provide a direct link back to the image source. If we have used an image of yours and you would like it removed or the credit information edited, please email us at hello@realtalkproject.net and the deletion or changes will be made promptly.

If you would like to share an original image from the Real Talk website you are welcome to. However, please credit Real Talk and the appropriate creator (where applicable), and link back to the original source. If you wish to use an image we have reposted from another creator, please credit them directly, rather than us.

Use of our original content
We welcome the sharing of our original content, whether that be articles, quotes, social media posts, or other original content. However, when reposting or using our original content, please credit Real Talk and the appropriate author (where applicable), and link back to the original source.

Reposted content
Here on Real Talk we post original content written and created by us. However, we do also share content created by others in order to provide you with inspiring and informative resources to make your experience on our website more valuable. We will never directly copy and paste existing written content (like articles, blog posts, or worksheets). Instead, we will write our own blurb about what the content entails, and provide a link directly to the source of this content. If we repost images in relation to this content, we will always credit and link back to the original creator and source.

When posting videos or podcasts to the Real Talk website, we will embed the content where permitted, otherwise will link directly to the source.

If we have used content of yours and you would like it removed, or the credit information edited, please email us at hello@realtalkproject.net and the deletion or changes will be made promptly.

COMMENT POLICY
Your thoughts, opinions and experiences are welcomed and encouraged on the Real Talk website. Please note that we reserve the right to reject or delete any comment that we find to be inappropriate, offensive, spam, or solely for the purpose of promoting a company or product. We have a zero tolerance policy for cyber bullying, trolling, harassment of any nature, and discrimination against individuals over race, sexual preference, religious beliefs, and cultural background. Discriminatory comments will be immediately deleted and where applicable, users will be blocked.

PRIVACY POLICY
Your privacy is important to us and we will never share your private details with anyone without consent.

Email newsletter
When you sign up for our email newsletter we collect your personal information which could include your name, your business name (if applicable), your postal address and email address. We will only collect data from users who voluntarily opt-in to our email newsletter, either by completing the sign up form on this website, or signing up via a paper-based form at a Real Talk event.

Site analytics
We may also collect your personal data via the Squarespace Analytics tool, which helps us understand what kind of person is visiting this site. The data collected could include but is not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the site, page access times, referring website address, and country location. This collected information is used solely internally for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalised content to you while you are at this site.  We do not make, and do not allow Squarespace to make, any attempt to find out the identities of anyone visiting this website via the Analytics tool.

Cookies
Squarespace uses cookies to help this website run effectively, and provide the best experience for you as visitors. For a full list of all cookies used on this website, and their purposes, please visit this link: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001264507

Blog Comments
When you post a comment on one of our blog posts, you will be asked to input information to identify you as the author of the comment. This information is used solely for the purpose of identifying you as the author of the comment and is voluntary. You can choose to submit comments anonymously if you wish.

CONSENT
When you click the proceed button on my Cookies banner and continue to browse this website, provide us with personal information to sign up for our email newsletter or post a comment, that implies that you consent to our collecting the information provided and using it for the associated specific purpose only.

If we ask for your personal information for any other reasons not mentioned in this policy, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

Withdrawing consent
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you at any time, and for the continued collection or use of your information to be ceased. You can do this by sending us a message to hello@realtalkproject.net. If you would like to unsubscribe to our email newsletter, there is an opportunity to do so at the end of every email.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES
In general, any third-party providers we use will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us as a business.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Links
When you click on links on our website or in our email newsletter, they may direct you away from our website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their individual privacy statements.

To read Squarespace’s Privacy Policy, please visit this link: https://www.squarespace.com/privacy/
To learn more about what Squarespace does with visitor data, see sections 4(b), 5, 6, and 12 in particular.

CHANGES TO OUR TERMS
We reserve the right to modify our Terms at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on our website. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review our Terms periodically and become aware of modifications.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kitiya Palaskas, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at hello@realtalkproject.net.