Privacy Policy

Last modified May 24, 2018


Our Privacy Policy has changed to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) that will take effect May 25, 2018. Your privacy is important to us, and most of the ways in which we use and share your information will remain the same.




The Thing About Joy (“The Thing About Joy” “Breanna” “I,” “me,” “we,” “our “or “my”) is aware that the personal data of its customers and other individuals is important. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring you have a positive experience on our website and in using our products and services. In this privacy policy, we outline how we collect, use and disclose the personal data we gather through and its sub-domains and affiliated sites, as well as social media accounts (the “Sites) of The Thing About Joy. Please also review our full Terms and Conditions of Use, which also govern your use of the Sites. By using this Site, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. This policy may be updated from time to time for reasons such as operational practices or regulatory changes, so we recommend that you review our Privacy Policy when you return to our website.


Collection of Your Personal Information.

We generally collect personal data directly from you when you voluntarily provide your information for purposes of newsletters, free downloads, workshop, conference, and event registration, purchase of products/services, promotions, and general marketing emails. As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any information that can be used to individually identify a person, which may include, but is not limited to, name, email address, postal or other physical address, credit or debit card number, title and other personally identifiable information We collect and process data when you interact with us. Collection of data may include:


Policy with Minors

The Thing About JoySites are not intended for individuals under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you may only use the Sites under the supervision of a parent or guardian. The Thing About Joy does not knowingly or willfully collect information from anyone under 18 years of age. No part of this website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 18. The intended purposes, sales of products and services of this website is not for anyone under the age of 18. IfThe Thing About Joy discovers or is notified that information is acquired from anyone under the age of 18, such information and data will be deleted by The Thing About Joy.


Data Retention

Personal Data retention is for as long as we need it, otherwise required by law.


Use of Personal Data

The Thing About Joy and the Sites will use your Personal Data only in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  We respect your privacy and without your consent, we will never sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties except for what is necessary for fulfilling a customer transaction or for the basic functionality of an online service [you may delete or change statement if not true]. We will only process your Personal Data if we have a lawful base for doing so. Lawful bases include consent, contractual necessity (processing that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you e.g., our third-party suppliers, credit card processors or shipping companies) and our “legitimate interests” or legitimate interest of others (i.e. our users) such as personalizing, improving or operating our Products and business.

We process Personal Data for purposes such as:


At any given time, you have the option to opt out of the communications sent by us by using the “Unsubscribe” link found in email we send to you or you can contact us by using the information in the “Contact Us” section of this policy.




Use and Transfer of your Personal Data out of EU.

Our website is hosted and operated in the United States throughThe Thing About Joy and its affiliates. If you are located in the EU or London or elsewhere outside of the United States, any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using our website, any of our products or services or by providing Personal Data for any of the purposes above, you consent to the transfer and storage of your Personal data to the United States, whether by us or a third party, including the hosting of this Personal Data on U.S. servers.


User Rights under the GDPR.

If you are located or a resident of the European Union (EU), you have specific user rights under the GDPR. You have the right to request access to the information we have for you and a portable digital copy of the Personal Data. In the event you believe the information we have is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that we correct or supplement such information. Please contact us at to request your Personal Data or to rectify and data. If you wish to remove your private information (such as a home address provided in an opt-in), you may contact us at You can also request us to erase, restrict, withdraw your consent or object all or a part of your Personal Data on our systems. Please contact us at for the above requests. Any withdrawal of consent does not apply to data collected lawfully prior to such consent. You have the right to lodge a complaint with regards to your Personal Data to a supervisory authority containing jurisdiction over GDPR related issues.


Sharing your Personal Data.

We do not sell, rent or give away your Personal Data to any third parties for marketing purposes unless you have given affirmative consent. However, we share with our affiliates or with third party service providers non-personally identifiable user information (such as usage pattern, browser type and your computer) for purposes of data processing or storage. We reserve the right to disclose Personal Data when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities, respond to subpoenas or court orders, exercise our legal rights or defend ourselves in a legal claim, or in connection with the sale of part or all of The Thing About Joy, the Sites or its affiliates assets, or to enforce our Terms of Use.


We also share Personal Data with business partners, authorized third party vendors or agents or contractors in order to complete transactions, orders of products or services, to conduct conferences and workshops, and processing credit card transactions.


We recommend that you take every precaution in protecting your Personal Data when you are on the internet. For example, disclosing Personal Data on social media sites in a public manner exposes you to others accessing and using those portions of your Personal Data thatThe Thing About Joy and the Sites is not responsible for and cannot monitor and thus does not accept liability of voluntary data exposure. When linking to other third party website from our website or Sites, we encourage you to review the privacy statements and policies of the other websites because they are outside our control and thus we assume no liability for their privacy policies and Personal Data processes.


California Privacy Rights

Under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”) and the California Business and Professions Code, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. The Act further requires us to allow you to control who we can and cannot share that information with.  If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice at no cost, please submit a written request to the address provided below indicating which Personal Data you do not want us to share with third parties. We will respond to you as soon as possible upon receipt of the request.



By using our website, Sites and subdomains you agree that we are not responsible for: (i) any disclosure of your personal information made by you to a third party through your use of the Sites; (ii) any disclosure of your personal information obtained illegally from me; or (iii) any accidental disclosure of your personal information made by me.



Contact Us

This website is operated by The Thing About Joy Dalton Willis Drive, Montgomery, Texas. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Sites should be directed to: