Last updated February 25, 2019


We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.


We: Anytime the word we is used, we are referring to the people behind the scenes and the 1000 Speaks Movement as an organized semi-entity.

This Site: This refers to

Personal Information: Any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information relates, generally YOU.


European Union regulation, known as the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR,” 

Right of Access – request info about your Personal Information

Right to Rectification- request to update your Personal Information

Right to Erasure – request to remove your Personal Information

Right to Restrict – request to record but not use Personal Information

Right to Object – object to the way your Personal Information is being used such as personal interests, or object the use for direct marketing purposes, or that your Personal Information not be used for anything in particular

Right to Portability – request a copy of your Personal Information in electronic format and/or transmit that Personal Information for use in another service

Right not to be subject to Automated Decision-making – the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making, including profiling, where the decision would have a legal effect on you or produce a similarly significant effect.


Derivative Data

When you access this site, places like Google, Facebook and WordPress may collect things like your IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, and pages you viewed directly before accessing this site. The only place we see this information is in our wordpress stats as of now, and it’s just a statistical compilation to help us understand where our traffic is coming from and the demographics of people who view this site. WordPress does retain your user profile information and will possibly display you in the “Community” widget in the sidebar with a purpose to help support other bloggers who use this site.

Here is WordPress’s Terms of Service

Here is Automattic’s (’s team behind the scenes) privacy policy.

Although we don’t do much with Google, you can view Google’s Privacy Policy

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) or external links. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links To Other Sites

This site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services and do our utmost to curate the content that we link to.


Comments on this site are operated by WordPress.

Contact Me

Emails to this site may be kept and stored in a Gmail account.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We probably use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the website and to improve the browsing experience. Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our website. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the website.

Examples of Cookies that may be used:

Session Cookies: used to operate the website

Preference Cookies: used to remember your preferences and various settings

Security Cookies: Used for security purposes.


We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. 

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

Interactions with Other Users

If you interact with other users of the Site, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, and/or following blogs.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions, or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.

Third-Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. I use Google Adwords for random ads, and I have an affiliate program with 3 hand-picked businesses/products, and I believe they will give you some cookies. 

Sale or Bankruptcy

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.


We use administrative, technical, and physical security measure to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.’


We do not knowingly accept, request, or solicit information from children or knowingly market to children under the age of 16. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 16, please contact us using the contact information provided below.


Whatever the GDPR covers, you are more than welcome to request any of that via email at 


California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) with other businesses for their own direct marketing use. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information as well as the names and addresses of any businesses with which customer information was shared during the prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2018 will receive information regarding 2017 sharing activities). If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.


If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact Michelle Grewe at … Michelle Grewe resides within the United States, but the admins of this site are an international deal and span across several countries.