What information do we collect?

We collect your name (first and sometimes last) and your email when you sign up to receive updates about a course or become a student of a course.  We also by law must have your location information which is limited to city, state, zip code, country, and time zone).

We do what is a double opt-in which gives you an opportunity to confirm that you want to receive updates about the school and/or the course.  The primary purpose of our opt-in form is to give a resource to our students and ask you to confirm that you want updates.  GDPR does not require a double opt-in, however GDPR requires proof of consent and that second confirmation from you is consent.

You always have the option in any email to unsubscribe and you will no longer receive emails from us.

To meet the new EU requirements: 

Every single page on this school site is security protected meaning your information on this platform cannot be seen.  Every page has a secure socket layer (or SSL) which means it encrypts data shared between a web browser and a web server.  This ensures any data taken from a site is confidential.

The platform itself, like most websites, uses cookies to enhance your experience, and to allow us to know where you are in which course, to provide instructors with student lists, to provide you with updates, to enforce our Terms of Service and to keep you updated about our services and announcements.

What do we use this information for and how?

Your information is for us to be able to contact you and respond to you:  updates and announcements.

The school platform and our auto-responder are totally GDPR compliant and they necessarily are integrated which means we each have your name and email since you are a subscriber or student.  If you buy a course your data will go to Convertkit for example.

Convertkit is Privacy Shield Certified as is  This is a program administered by the US Department of Commerce to provide a framework ensuring adequate protections for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US.

Anyone receiving this email or contacting the school directly in the EU has the right to erase (or be forgotten) meaning we can delete all of your personal data from the school and Convertkit.

The school has made it easy to get new consent from any existing subscribers in the EU.

What is NOT stored (because we don’t ask for it or have a means of gathering it):

We do NOT disclose any of your information to outside parties.

Our school may have links to third-party websites.  If you use those links to leave our school website please be advised we have no control over these third party websites and whatever their protections and privacy policies are.  Third-party websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

We do NOT sell, trade, or transfer your personally identifiable information.  (Other than to the trusted third parties school platform, Convertkit, and to enable a financial transaction through PayPal and Stripe.)

Any subscriber who is a student of a course and elects to join a PRIVATE membership only Facebook group needs to agree to their privacy policy.  We do NOT automatically add anyone to the PRIVATE students ONLY group.

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.  You will be notified of any changes to this Privacy Policy as we continue to add features that we become aware of that add even further protections that we are currently evolving.

Contacting us:

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy or to correct information or get information about any other policy or practice with respect to the service we provide or our service providers we can be reached by mail or email.  Please use the subject title “Privacy Policy.”  Email is: The Address is:  Carol Butler/Carol King Butler Academy -  365 Carroll Cove - Lake Wylie, South Carolina -29710 - USA.

We are sure you have received many, many of these.  We have too and we’ve kept this short.  This is a required legal notice.

Here is a quick overview of the updates to better serve you:

Transparency in how data is collected

Information on how we work with third parties

How to update your communication settings

GDPR (European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) is all about data protection and it’s important, which is why the school; Carol King Butler Academy, and I personally, Carol King Butler, take it seriously.

We have updated our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy which apply to all contacts and students of Carol King Butler Academy.

We’ve made these updates to ensure that our terms are easier to understand and to keep up with the ever evolving international data privacy standards.

Protecting your privacy is our top concern and essential to keeping a lasting relationship with you.  We are committed to doing the right thing with the information you entrusted us with.

Thank you.

Carol King Butler

Carol King Butler Academy