Central Coast Tech Talk Privacy Policy

UPDATED 9/12/18

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Central Coast Tech Talk sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.  

Information We Collect & How We Use It

In order to give you the best possible experience using Central Coast Tech Talk Services, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Central Coast Tech Talk Services, such as what pages you access. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information. 

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Central Coast Tech Talk Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Central Coast Tech Talk Services.

Information Disclosure

Central Coast Tech Talk won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (4) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone. 

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless prohibited by law or if we believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.  

Data Storage

Central Coast Tech Talk uses third-party vendors and hosting partners. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Central Coast Tech Talk, you authorize Central Coast Tech Talk to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. 

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Central Coast Tech Talk (www.cctechtalk.com) is not hosted by Central Coast Tech Talk. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Central Coast Tech Talk. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear within a post or page. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly. For example, when you visit a Central Coast Tech Talk page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity. Central Coast Tech Talk does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Central Coast Tech Talk are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as your email address, through a form. If you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what the third party will do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on McLaughlin Durbiano asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. Central Coast Tech Talk doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the  Central Coast Tech Talk network, which encompasses www.cctechtalk.com and custom domains hosted by Central Coast Tech Talk.

Some third-party services that we use to provide McLaughlin Durbiano Services, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by McLaughlin Durbiano only and not the use of cookies by third parties. 

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use  Central Coast Tech Talk Services at your own risk. 

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy before transfer.

Email from Central Coast Tech Talk

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email. But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications by clicking "Opt Out" located at the bottom of the email.

When your interact with an email sent from Central Coast Tech Talk, such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email, we may receive information about that interaction. 

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will revise the “last updated” date given above. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy frequently and to remain informed of any changes. The then-current version of this Privacy Policy will supersede all earlier versions. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this Privacy Policy or other notice on the Website.


We welcome feedback about this policy at info@mclaughlindurbiano.com

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Central Coast Tech Talk collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. We share minimal data with our service providers.

Purposes of Processing

  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the services
  • Gather usage statistics of services
  • Provide customized reading experience
  • Publish and distribute user-generated content
  • Provide access to paid content
  • Pay partners for certain content
  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the Services,  Central Coast Tech Talk collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when users agree to and “Accept” our Privacy Policy. If users do not agree with any portion of this policy, they must leave the site immediately.

Where Central Coast Tech Talk collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Central Coast Tech Talk. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Central Coast Tech Talk  will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

Categories of Personal Data Collected

  • Reading History
  • IP Address
  • Browser Information
  • DNT Status
  • Name (Contact Form & Appointment Form)
  • Phone Number (Contact Form & Appointment Form)
  • Email Addresses (Contact Form, Appointment Form & Newsletter Subscription)
  • Billing Information and History (Partners, Clients & Members)

Categories of Recipients

Central Coast Tech Talk shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide our services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrasructure
  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Communication & Support
  • Payment Processors

Payment Processors

Central Coast Tech Talk provides services in conjunction with several payment processors, including: Stripe, Paypal, Google Play, and Apple Pay, through which users may pay for  Central Coast Tech Talk memberships and services. Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.

Embedded Content

Central Coast Tech Talk posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Existence of Automated Decision-making

Central Coast Tech Talk  collects and stores personal data about its users to customize reading. This includes automated decision-making to promote content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user, and to their browsing history and network interactions.

Central Coast Tech Talk also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.

Cross-border Transfers

Central Coast Tech Talk is hosted in the United States. By using Central Coast Tech Talk Services, you authorize Central Coast Tech Talk to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.


Rights of Data Subjects

You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting info@mclaughlindurbiano.com

You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

Contact Information

McLaughlin Durbiano, Inc. 

530 Calle Grande Circle

Santa Maria, CA 93455