This policy applies only to information we collect through our Services and in the electronic communications sent through or in connection with our Services.
We are Methodical. Our address is 1880 Century Park East, #200, Los Angeles, CA 90067, United States. You can contact us by post at that address, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (+1) 415-429-3000.
We are not required to have a data protection officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.
“User” or “you” or “your” refers to you, as a user of the Services. A user is someone who accesses or uses the Services for the purpose of sharing, displaying, hosting, publishing, transacting, uploading information or viewing pictures and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Services.
“Content” will include (but is not limited to) images, photos, audio, video, location data, ‘nearby places’, and all other forms of information or data.
When you use our website to browse our products and services and view the information we make available, a number of cookies are used by us to allow the website to function, to collect useful information about visitors and to help to make your user experience better.
Some of the cookies we use are strictly necessary for our website to function, and we don’t ask for your consent to place these on your computer.
However, for those cookies that are useful but not strictly necessary we will always ask for your consent before placing them. These cookies are shown below:
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how you use the site so that we can continually improve the tools and services that we offer, as well as for marketing purposes. Google provides the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that lets you opt-out of this.
We use Hotjar to help us understand how you use the site so that we can continually improve the tools and services that we offer. Hotjar collects data anonymously unless you give explicit consent for personal identifying information to be collected, and also provides a simple way to opt-out entirely.
When you sign up to receive our newsletter, we ask for your email address.
We will ask for your consent to use your email address to email you our newsletter which contains information about our products and other information which we feel might be of interest to you.
You can withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop sending you the newsletter.
Your email address is shared with a third party mailing system which is based in America. This company has contractually committed to providing appropriate safeguards for your personal data which means it will be protected in line with the legal requirements of the European Union.
We do not use the information you provide to make any automated decisions that might affect you.
We keep your personal data for as long as we produce and distribute our newsletter. If you withdraw your consent, we will mark your details so that they are not used and delete them after two years.
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate. If we have asked for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.
If we are processing your personal data for reasons of consent or to fulfill a contract, you can ask us to give you a copy of the information in a machine-readable format so that you can transfer it to another provider.
If we are processing your personal data for reasons of consent or legitimate interest, you can request that your data be erased.
You have the right to ask us to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe we are not doing so lawfully.
Finally, in some circumstances you can ask us not to reach decisions affecting you using automated processing or profiling.
To submit a request regarding your personal data by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above in the “Who we are” section of this policy.
If you have a complaint about our use of your information, we would prefer you to contact us directly in the first instance so that we can address your complaint.
However you can also contact the Federal Trade Commission via their website at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov or write to them at:
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
We will update the date of this policy each time it is changed.