Privacy Policy

Who we are

In this policy, “SPM”, “the SPM” “we”, “us” and “our” represents The Strategic Project Manager website –

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We collect the following data from a user through our contact forms:

  1. Full name
  2. Email address

We will not collect more information than we need to fulfil our purposes and will not keep them for longer than what is necessary.

Affiliate links

We will occasionally promote products we believe in. The links will redirect you to our partners that are resellers of these products. When you click on the affiliate link in our shop and buy a product, the resellers give us a small commission for the recommendation. As a community member, you will financially support our community with your new acquisition. The partner gets data from you as you sign up on their website. Through cookies, the SPM website gives the necessary information to the partner that a member/visitor of SPM used an affiliate link.

We may also use customer information for our legitimate interests. This means that we want to provide our customers and members the most optimal and personalized service possible by using marketing techniques.


We can’t live without cookies, so we obviously collect functional cookies. These cookies help us to give you the best SPM experience; like monitoring whether you view our content on your mobile, desktop, or tablet, so we can display the website properly. You do not need to give us permission to serve you these functional cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We also favor analytic cookies. We use Google Analytics and these cookies help us to figure out what our community desires the most at a certain moment. This helps us to pitch new ideas when the community is waiting for it. We do not collect your individual data for our Analytics. We collect anonymised data such as your region, and how long you have visited the website. We’ve actually made arrangements with Google Analytics that they will also only track your anonymized data. They don’t file your full IP address and don’t send you ads. Google is not allowed to share this data with others. You do not need to give us permission to serve you these cookies.

We told you about the use of affiliate links in this privacy statement. The affiliate links use tracking cookies and the shop has a cookie pop-up notification to give you a warning in time. If you don’t use the affiliate links, we do not place any tracking cookies.

If you’d rather not have any cookies at all, be sure to arrange this yourself within your browser settings. You can turn off our cookies and JavaScript. Please note that our website does not work optimally if you do so. How to turn off or delete cookies is explained by your browser. As a service, we provide you the hyperlinks to every browser we know: ChromeFirefoxInternet ExplorerEdgeSafari (iOS)Safari (macOS).

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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.

Who we share your data with

Our team members have access to data that we collect. We pass on your information to other parties when and to the extent that this is necessary for providing you our services. These parties are for instance:

  • WordPress – our website platform.
  • Google Analytics – purely for analytical purposes as stated above.
  • IT service providers parties that collect reviews, or supply hosting services.
  • Partners that help us out with doing business such as delivery partners, administration office or payment module agencies and our affiliates; with the third parties that receive personal data, we conclude data processing agreements.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Socials as third parties

We use social media channels to provide community info. Mainly Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. In order to see our social media on these channels, you have to accept their privacy policy. These channels collect a lot of your personal data on their behalf. Note that we are not responsible for such services. These channels do not return personal data to us. We are currently not financially compensated any of these channels.

Other third parties

We are also obliged to share customer information with government authorities in the case of suspicious situations. We will not sell your personal information to third parties. We do not use your data for profiling.