Privacy Policy

Use of The Speech Guide including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by The Speech Guide is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.


The Speech Guide is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect through this website (the “Site”), and how we collect and use that information. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to The Speech Guide. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site. The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address. The services provided on this website include a blog, digital products for sale, physical products for sale, and a free product area through newsletter sign up. (the “Service”).

Who We Are

This website is owned and operated by Priscilla Hansen Neve, MS, CCC-SLP. Our website address is (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”). The Privacy Policy detailed below determines the way The Speech Guide uses, protects, maintains, and discloses information gathered from Site users (hereinafter referred to as the “User”) as they visit and interact with Last Updated: 6/11/2022

Contact Forms + Email

When you sign up on the Site to receive email newsletters and announcements, send an email to The Speech Guide, and/or comment on a post, the Site may require that you provide certain personally identifiable information which may include, but is not necessarily limited to:
  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Blog URL
The Site may also request other personally identifiable information, which you may choose whether or not to provide, which is treated in the same manner as all other personally identifiable information under this Privacy Policy. When visitors leave comments on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


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.


This Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on the User’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. It may also analyze web traffic or allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The Speech Guide uses cookies solely for internal record keeping, external statistics, and gathering data about the traffic on this Site. If you perfer not to have cookies on your computer, you can set preferences on your computer and/or web browser to block cookies or alert you when cookies are being set. This Site gathers IP addresses from all visitors to the Site and may use this information in a variety of ways, including helping us analyze data about web traffic and improve our website to tailor it to customer needs. Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to determine which posts and pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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.

Use of Collected Information

The Speech Guide may use the personally identifiable information that we collect to understand your needs and provide you with better service, particularly for the following reasons:
  • To contact you in response to consumer-initiated inquiries.
  • To provide the services to you that you request.
  • To alert you to changes in services or features.
  • To provide newsletters and/or email announcements.
If you no longer wish you receive emails from The Speech Guide, you may opt out of receiving these communications by unsubscribing from the email correspondence (details contained in each applicable email).

Who We Share Your Data With

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Visitors’ GDPR Rights

According to the GDPR a “data subject” is defined as an identifiable natural person. A natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as: a name, an identification number, location data, or online identifier. Alternatively, they may be identified by reference to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person. A data subject may be of any age or nationality. As a data subject, within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Those rights include: You have the right to be informed with respect to your personally identifiable information (PII) retained by the Company. As such, you may request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either correct or erase your personal data. We will retain any personally identifiable information you choose to provide to us unless: (a) you request for us to delete the information, (b) we stop using our existing data providers, or (c) at Company’s discretion, we decide to remove the data. You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data. You have the right to withdraw consent provided to the Company concerning the processing of your personal data, as well as the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent. You have the right to not be subjected to automated decision-making via pre-ticked boxes, additions to our email marketing lists, and the like. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation. We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us by way of downloading a lead magnet, webinar, freebie, or any other traditional list-building methods.


We are serious about ensuring your personal information is secure. In addition to limiting access to your personally identifiable information to our employees and agents, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not trade, sell, or rent User’s personal identification information to others. Aggregated demographic information (not linked to any personal identification) may be shared with our business partners, trusted affiliates, or advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site, or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes only, provided you have given us your permission.

Acceptance of and Change to This Privacy Policy

By accessing and using The Speech Guide, you hereby agree to this Privacy Policy in its entirety. The Speech Guide reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, change, add, and/or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. All Privacy Policy changes will take effect immediately upon posting on the Site. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Site and/or failure to opt-out of emails or newsletters sent to you following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance to any and all changes. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or wish to review or revise the personally identifiable information that The Speech Guide has collected about you, you may contact Priscilla Neve at The Speech Guide may take reasonable steps to confirm your identity prior to supplying any personally identifiable information you request in order to prevent identity theft. All other comments and inquiries can be directed to the blog owner, Priscilla Neve, at