Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
Purpose. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe how Spindrift Archaeological Consulting, LLC (“Company”) collects, uses and shares information about you through our online interface (e.g., websites and mobile applications) owned and controlled by us, including (collectively referred to herein as the “Site”). Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do. If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to email any questions to

Scope; Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect at and through the Site. Our Site also contains links to third party sites that are not owned or controlled by Company (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MailChimp and PayPal). Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.

2. Information we collect and how we collect it
You can provide information to us on our Site when you register at the Site and/or create an online account. Company collects personally identifiable information, such as e-mail address and name. If you purchase our product, you will also be asked to provide your credit card or bank account information solely for purposes of processing payments through the Payment section of our Website. This information is not stored by Company, but rather is used by our third party vendor, PayPal, that provides payment processing services.

Information We Collect Automatically. We collect certain information automatically as you use our Site, such as IP address, browser type, computer or device type, unique device identifiers, operating system version, the website from where you navigated to our Site, time and date of using our Site, the pages on our Site that you view, the name of your Internet service provider (ISP), and location /geolocation information.

Information Collected using Cookies & Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect certain information relating to your use of the Site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website, and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as

Information Collected Through Cookies and Similar Technologies. We and our service providers use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our website through your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, tracking user trends and providing relevant advertising to you. (See, “Advertising” below.)

No Information From Children Under Age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register with us at this Site or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please Contact Us at

3. How we use and share your information
To Provide Products, Services, and Information. As described above, we collect information from you so that we can provide products and services that you purchase at the Site, and provide information that you request from us. We use your personally identifiable information to contact you about your orders, process credit card / debit card transactions, and ship products to you. We may send you information about our products and services, and new offerings. We may provide information to third party service providers that help us process orders, and fulfill and deliver products and services that you purchase from us.

We may use third parties to help host our Site, send out email updates about the Site, provide marketing and advertising services for us, remove repetitive information from our user lists, and process payments. These service providers will have access to your personally identifiable information in order to provide these services, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.

Advertising. We may use how you browse and shop in order to show you ads for Company or our advertising partners that are more relevant to your interests. We may use cookies and other information to provide relevant interest-based advertising to you. Interest-based ads are ads presented to you based on your browsing behavior in order to provide you with ads more tailored to your interests. These interest-based ads may be presented to you while you are browsing our site or third-party sites not owned by Company.

We belong to ad networks that may use your browsing history across participating websites to show you interest-based advertisements on those websites. You can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from us by sending an email to Please note that if you choose to opt out, you will continue to see ads on our Site, but they will not be based on how you browse and shop.

If your browser sends a “do not track” signal or similar mechanism to indicate you do not wish to be tracked or receive interest-based ads, we will treat that signal as an opt-out. We allow advertising networks to collect personally identifiable information about our user’s online activities when you leave this Site. To learn more about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative websites ( www.aboutads.infoand

Third Party Advertising & Marketing. Company treats all your personally identifiable information as confidential. We do not sell, rent, or share personally identifiable information with third parties for the third party to market its products and services.

Your Consent. In addition to the sharing described elsewhere in this Policy, we will share personally identifiable information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company when we have your consent to do so.

Legal Proceedings. We will share personally identifiable information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of Company if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • Enforce applicable Terms and Conditions, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
    Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Company, our users, customers or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the Site to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your personally identifiable information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.

4. Access to your information and choices
You can access and update certain information we have relating to your online account by signing into your account on the Account section of our Site. If you have questions about personally identifiable information we have about you or need to update your information, you can Contact Us at You can also opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from Company by sending an email to

You can close your online account on the Account section of our website. If you close your account, we will no longer use your online account information or share it with third parties. We may, however, retain a copy of the information for archival purposes, and to avoid identity theft or fraud.

5. Security of your information
We use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personally identifiable information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

6. International privacy practices
The Site is operated and managed on servers located and operated within the United States. By using and accessing our Sites, residents and citizens of countries and jurisdictions outside of the United States agree and consent to the transfer to and processing of personally identifiable information on servers located in the United States, and that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of your residence or location.

European Users
The European Commission has determined that the transfer of personal information of its residents outside of Europe must be subject to a legal framework that adequately protects it. We transfer personal information of European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Swiss residents to the U.S. (or elsewhere) based upon the following legal frameworks:

Legitimate business interests: We could not provide our services or comply with our obligations to you without transferring your personal information to the U.S.
Consent: We may transfer your personal information when we receive your express, revocable consent.
Our use of Standard Contractual Clauses (also known as “Model Clauses”) where appropriate.
Our self-certification with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks (“Privacy Shield”).
Privacy Shield
We adhere to the Privacy Shield principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. Information about Privacy Shield (and our self-certification) can be found here: Our Privacy Shield compliance is subject to the enforcement authority of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In addition, EEA and Swiss residents may invoke binding arbitration as set forth below.

We comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Law (“GDPR”), which governs the protection of personal data of EU residents. To find out more about GDPR, please visit the European Union’s website, at

EU users have the rights to: opt out of cookies; access, correct, delete, restrict or object to our use of their personal information; be forgotten; and data portability. We enable exercise of these rights through our products (which we reserve the right to modify). For example, we allow users to change their information and close their accounts. We also fulfill our obligations in response to direct requests.

If you require assistance, please Contact Us at We may require additional information from you to fulfill your requests. We may charge a reasonable fee if your request imposes an unreasonable cost on us.

We will afford UK-based users with all rights available to EU users, regardless of the UK’s EU member status.

Controllers and Processors
Some laws, including the GDPR, differentiate between controllers and processors of data. A “controller” has a direct relationship with you and exercises control over the use of your data. The third-party vendors that help a controller provide a service are considered “processors” because they process the controller’s customer data at the controller’s request (examples are payment processors and cloud-based hosting providers).

The Site is a controller of personal information on users who set up an account in order to comment on content, or who purchase downloadable content from the Site.

Third Party sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MailChimp and Twitter are separate controllers and processors of your information.

Dispute Resolution
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint. We encourage you to begin by Contacting Us at We endeavor to respond to requests promptly.

If you believe that we have not been able to address your complaint, you may seek redress through other means. If you are an EEA or Swiss resident, you may invoke binding arbitration against us. EU residents have the right to lodge complaints with the data protection authority of their country of residence.

7. Changes to our privacy policy
Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

8. Questions and how to contact us
If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please Contact Us at

Published on: May 25, 2018