Privacy Policy


Dear Reader,

I created this blog to support Educators that are interested in exploring new ideas.
Transparency is very important to me, so I'm now going to attempt to explain in the clearest way I can ( following General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR ) what type of data this blog collects, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

I strive to offer the best service I can, and transparency is a big part of it, so if you have any feedback or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me.





Summary for Humans


  • Cookies
    This blog was built with Google Blogger. It uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyse traffic. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, together with performance and security metrics, to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics and to detect and address abuse.
    To learn more about this, check out Google's Cookie Policy Page.

  • Newsletters
    I use Mailing Lists and Newsletters to inform you about my services and share information with you. These are currently managed and delivered through Convert Kit (here is their Privacy Policy), Gumroad (here is their Privacy Policy) and Tidio (here is their Privacy Policy)
    I have no wish to spam you or send you unsolicited emails, that's why I have a double opt-in system for my mailing list. You are free to unsubscribe at any point and for whatever reason by simply clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter.

  • Live Chat
    I offer readers the option to quickly communicate with me through a live chat, this service is powered by Tidio (Privacy Policy) and may collect traffic information together with any piece of information you choose to share with me through the chat.

  • Events, Courses, Appointments and Digital Products
    I occasionally use Calendly and Bookwhen to schedule Events, Courses and Meetings. If you book a seat or a private appointment with me, you may receive automated confirmations and reminders from them (here is the Calendly Privacy Policy and the Bookwhen Privacy Policy).
    I also sell some of my Courses and Digital Products through Gumroad (here is their Privacy Policy) so you may receive receipts, invoices and automated confirmations from them.

  • Payments
    Payments for services are processed either through Paypal (here is their Privacy Policy) or through the Gumroad store (here is their Privacy Policy). Both sites collect and store your payment and billing information to manage payments and invoicing.

  • Invoices and Billing Information
    According to Italian Fiscal Regulations, I am required to store billing information (in the form of Invoices) for 10 years and share limited information to comply with legal and fiscal requirements. This point is applicable only to transactions that are not run through the Gumroad store.

I've tried to summarise all relevant information in this paragraph, but if you want to learn more, please check out the full version below or contact me for further info.





Collection of Information

This blog collects various types of information, such as:
  • Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, email address, billing information etc., which may be collected and used when you sign-up for a mailing list or membership, enrol in courses and/or purchase services.

  • Information automatically collected when visiting this website or any of my resources, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.
My main priority is to collect only the personal information that is strictly necessary (or required by law) and to use it only for the purpose for which it was requested.


Use of your Personal Information

I use your personal information to:
  • Provide services to you;
  • Respond to your comments, inquiries and requests;
  • Provide you with information about updates to this site, services and courses, invite you to take part in challenges and events, as determined by your choices and communications preferences (see section about Communication for additional info);
  • Provide event details, notices and confirmations when you book a course or event;
  • Identify and analyze site visits, usage trends and other analytical indicators of growth;
  • Comply with legal and fiscal obligations.


Children under the age of 13

This website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. I do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information on this website.


Communication from me & the SPARK.cafe blog

When you send me an email, I may use your email address to reply to your questions or thank you for your comment. I may store this email exchange in my Gmail account for future correspondence, though it will not be added to any mailing list unless specifically requested.

I manage my mailing lists and newsletters through a third-party application (see section about third-party applications below) though you will always have the option to discontinue receiving these communications by unsubscribing or opting-out through the third-party website and this process will be clearly stated at the bottom of every marketing email.

I also manage event and coaching session bookings through third-party applications, so you may receive automated communications (ex. confirmations, notices and reminders) from these specific providers. All current third-party providers will be listed below with a link to their privacy policies.


Links to other Websites or Social Media

This blog may contain links to other websites and social media pages/platforms (most notably LinkedIn) both suggested by me, or potentially by others (in the comment section and through guest posts). Though I do my best to link to what I consider to be reputable sources of information, I cannot claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other websites, blogs or platforms. Therefore, I encourage you to be aware when leaving this blog and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information, as this Privacy Policy applies only to my blog.

This blog may use social sharing buttons to help you share web content directly through your social media accounts. Please be advised that the aforementioned social media platforms may track and save your request to share a web page according to their own Terms of Use and Privacy Policies.


Third-party Applications and Service Providers

Your Personal Information may be shared or collected through third parties to help me provide the services you requested and/or share information with you. 
Here is a list of all third-party applications I am currently using:

  • Blogger by Google
    This blog was built with Blogger - you will have seen a consent form with a link to their Cookie Policy when you accessed this blog for the first time.

  • Gmail and Drive by Google
    I use Gmail when I communicate with you, so any reply or request you send in may be stored there for future interactions. (You can check Google's Privacy Policy here)
    According to Italian Fiscal Regulations, I am required to store billing information (in the form of Invoices) for 10 years. I store this information on Google Drive (see Google Cloud and GDPR).

  • Convert Kit
    I use Mailing Lists and Newsletters to inform you about my services and share information with you. These are currently managed and delivered through Convert Kit (here is their Privacy Policy).
    I have no wish to spam you or send you unsolicited emails, that's why I have a double opt-in system for my mailing list. You are free to unsubscribe at any point and for whatever reason by simply clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter.

  • Tidio
    I use Tidio to power my Live Chat and to build occasional Newsletters. If you choose to connect with me through the live chat or request to receive my newsletter, Tidio may collect the relevant traffic data together with the information you share with me so that I can reference and reply to your messages (here is their Privacy Policy)

  • Calendly and Bookwhen
    I use Calendly and Bookwhen to schedule Events, Courses and Meetings. If you book a seat or a private appointment with me, you may receive automated confirmations and reminders from them (here is the Calendly Privacy Policy and the Bookwhen Privacy Policy).

  • Gumroad
    My official online store is run by Gumroad. Payments and invoicing for any product available on the store are managed through Gumroad, so you may receive automated confirmations and reminders from them (here is their Privacy Policy), they will also be the ones issuing invoices.

  • Paypal
    Payments for services outside of the Gumroad store are processed through Paypal (here is their Privacy Policy). They help me manage payments and are the ones that collect and store your payment information.

  • Invoices and Billing Information
    According to Italian Fiscal Regulations, I am required to store billing information (in the form of Invoices) for 10 years. I store this information on Google Drive (see Google Cloud and GDPR) and share limited information to comply with these legal requirements. This does not apply to purchases through the Gumroad store.

  • Loom, Vimeo and Youtube
    I use Loom, Vimeo and Youtube to create, upload and/or share videos online. Though these videos will often be embedded on my site, these platforms may use cookies, track or collect your information according to their own Terms of Use and Privacy Policies (see Loom Privacy Policy & Policy for Humans - Youtube/Google Privacy Policy - Vimeo Privacy Policy)

Finally, I may be required to share and store some of your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations (ex. Italian Fiscal Regulations), to respond to lawful requests for information I may receive, or to otherwise protect my rights.


Data Retention and Storage

When you purchase a service from me or exchange emails with me, I may store some of the Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations (as is the case for Invoices according to Italian Fiscal Regulations) or for further direct communications (for example, when you write to request further information or a quotation).
This information is stored on my Gmail and/or Google Drive account.
When there is no longer a business, legal and/or fiscal reason to retain this information, I will delete it or anonymize it.


Your Rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information I hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted or that their use be limited. You also have the right to revoke any consent given previously that is related to the use of your Personal Information. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact me.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

I may need to revise or update this Privacy Policy to reflect, for example, changes in regulation or in my choices of third-party service providers. Those changes will be clearly stated on this website for a minimum of 30 days.
Any change that will result in the use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, will be promptly notified by email, giving you the option to permit or deny the use of your information in this separate manner.


Contact Me

For more information about my Privacy practice, if you have questions, have any kind of feedback that can help me improve this section or if you would like to make a complaint, please don't hesitate to contact me.