PRIVACY POLICY

At DrKathleenCarson.com we respect Your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to explain how We collect, use, share, and protect the personal information You provide to Us when You access Our website, purchase Our services, or engage with Us on social media, as well as Your own rights to the information We collect.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We will alert You to any changes to this Policy by changing the “last updated” date at the top of this Policy. Any changes become effective immediately upon publication on Our website, and You waive specific notice of any changes to the Policy by continuing to use and access Our site(s). We encourage You to review this Privacy Policy periodically, when You use Our website for any purpose or engage with Us on social media. You are deemed to have accepted any changes to any revised Privacy Policy by Your continued use of Our website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

We collect a variety of information from You when You visit Our website, make purchases, or interact with Us on social media. By accepting this Privacy Policy, You are specifically consenting to Our collection of the data described below, to Our use of the data, to the processing of this data, and to Our sharing of the data with third-party processors as needed for Our legitimate business interests. The information We collect may include:

DERIVATIVE DATA

Derivative data is information that Our servers automatically collect about You when You access Our website, such as Your IP address, browser type, the dates and times that You access Our website, and the specific pages You view. If You are using a mobile application, Our servers may collect information about Your device name and type, Your country, and other interactions with Our application. Derivative data may also include data collected by third-party service providers, such as advertising and analytics providers, and may include cookies, log data, or web beacons. Cookies are discussed more fully below. Derivative data collected by third-party service providers generally does not identify a specific individual.

MOBILE DEVICE DATA

If You use Our website via a mobile device or app, We may collect information about Your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information.

OTHER DATA

On occasion, You may give Us additional data in order to enter into a contest or giveaway or to participate in a survey. You will be prompted for this information and it will be clear that You are offering this kind of information in exchange for an entry into such a contest or giveaway.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

The data is generally stored at a third party such as Google Analytics. We can’t tell who you are – but can see what kind of a device your entered Our website with, and how you browsed around the website. We may look at this data to serve Our legitimate business interests such as knowing how many people view Our website, which pages are most popular, and how to develop Our website to make it more user-friendly for You. If you send Us an email via the contact form on Contact page, We can see the name and email address You put in along with Your message. We ask for this information so We can reply to Your message, no other purpose. Your contact information is safe with Us, we never share your name or email address with anyone.

Specifically, We may use the information and data described above to:

Deliver any products or services purchased by You to You; and
Correspond with You; and
If you’ve opted in, send You a newsletter or other updates about Our company or website; and
Compile anonymous statistical data for Our own use or for a third party’s use; and
Analyze trends to improve Our website and offerings.

GROUNDS FOR USING AND PROCESSING YOUR DATA

The information We collect and store is used primarily to allow Us to offer goods and services for sale. In addition, DrKathleenCarson.com may collect, use, and process Your information based on the following grounds:

LEGITIMATE BUSINESS INTERESTS

We may use and process Your data for Our legitimate business interests, which include, among other things, communicating with You, improving Our goods or services, improving Our website, and providing You with the information or products that You have requested.

Performance of a Contract: We may use and process Your information to enter into a contract with You and to perform Our contractual obligations to You.

Consent: We may use Your data, or permit selected third parties to use Your data, based on Your consent to Our use and sharing of that data. You may withdraw Your consent at any time, but doing so may affect Your ability to use Our website or other offerings.

External Links: Our website may include hyperlinks to other websites not controlled by Us. We suggest You exercise caution when clicking on a hyperlink. Although We use reasonable care in including a hyperlink on Our own web page, We do not regularly monitor the websites of these third parties, are not responsible for any damage or consequences You suffer by using these hyperlinks. We are not bound by the Privacy Policies of any third-party website that You access by a hyperlink, nor are they bound by ours. We encourage You to read the Policies of those third-party websites before interacting with them or making purchases. They may collect different information and by different methods than We do.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Log Files: Like many other websites, We make use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies: We also use cookies — small text files sent to Us by Your computer — and web beacons to store certain information. We may use cookies to authenticate Your identity, to determine if You are logged onto Our website, for personalization, for security, or for analysis of the performance of Our website and services. We use cookies that are not specific to Your account but unique enough to allow Us to analyze general trends and use, and to customize Your interaction with Our website. This information helps Us to understand the use of Our site and to improve Our website and service offerings.

We may use any or all of the following types of cookies:

Essential Cookies: These cookies help Us run Our website and improve Your experience with Our website. For example, these cookies may allow content to load more quickly.

Social Media Cookies: These cookies allow Us to record when You have engaged with a social media tool while visiting Our website. For example, We may record that You have “liked” a certain aspect of Our website. The social media application may also share data with Us that You have allowed it to share. If You wish to change Your social media sharing settings, please visit the privacy settings of the social media network.

More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. By continuing to use Our website and not disabling cookies on Your browser, You are consenting to Our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Email Confirmations: We may receive email confirmations when You open an email from Us. This allows Us to determine if users are responding favorably to Our email communications and to improve those communications.

Other Technologies: Other data technologies may be used that collect comparable information for security, fraud detection, and similar purposes, to give Us information about Your use of Our website, and to greater improve Our website and service offerings to You.

WEBSITE ANALYTICS

We may partner with third-party analytic companies, including Google Analytics. The analytic companies may also use cookies (described above) or other tracking technologies to analyze visitors’ use of Our website or mobile app to determine the popularity of the content, and better understand online activity. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party companies. However, in order to access Our website, You must consent to the collection and use of Your information by these third-party analytic companies. You should review their Privacy Policy and contact them directly if You have questions. If You do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Google Analytics: You can opt-out of having Your activity on Our website made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on prevents Google Analytics from retrieving information about Your visits to Our website. For more information about Google’s Privacy Policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION

For the most part, We do not process Your information in-house, but give it to third-party processors for processing. For example, when PayPal takes Your payment information, they are a third-party processor. They process Your payment and remit the funds to Us. So in many instances, it will be necessary for Us to transmit Your information to a third-party processor, as We do not have the capability to perform these functions. More detail on third-party processing is detailed below.

However, We may, from time to time, process Your data internally. The legal basis for this processing is both Your consent to the processing, Our need to conduct Our legitimate business interests, and to comply with legal obligations. Our purposes in processing this information, if We do, is to administer, maintain, and improve Our website and offerings, to enter into contracts with You, to fulfill the terms of those contracts, to keep records of Our transactions and interactions, to be able to provide You with goods and services, to comply with Our legal obligations, to obtain professional advice, and to protect the rights and interests of Our company, Our customers (including You), and any third parties. We may process the following data:

Data associated with Your account, such as Your name, address, email address, and payment information.

Data about Your usage of Our website, such as Your IP address, geographical information, and how long You accessed Our website and what You viewed.

Data related to Your personal profile, such as Your name, address, profile picture, interests and hobbies, or employment details.

Data that You provide Us in the course of using Our services.

Data that You post on Our website, such as comments or responses to blogs.

Data that You submit to Us when You make an inquiry regarding Our website or offerings.

Data related to Your transactions with Us, including Your purchase of Our goods or services. This information may include contact details and payment information.

Data that You provide to Us when You subscribe to Our emails or newsletters, including Your email address and contact information.

Data that You submit to Us via correspondence, such as when You email Us with questions.

Any other data identified in this policy, for the purpose of complying with Our legal obligations, or to protect the vital interests of You or any other natural person.

DATA RETENTION

We retain personal data as long as it is needed to to conduct Our legitimate business purposes or to comply with Our legal obligations, or until You ask Us to delete Your data. For example, We will retain certain personal information indefinitely for the purposes of maintaining Your account, unless and until You delete Your account (Your account at the moment refers to: when you comment on a blog post, you create a commenting account on the blog on Our website and Your browser may remember Your name and email address for when you want to comment on a blog post next time).

We will honor Your request to delete Your data, as described more fully below, unless We are required by law to retain access to the data. However, note that We cannot control the retention policies of third parties. If You wish to have any third parties, including those to whom We’ve transmitted Your data, delete that data, You will need to contact those third parties directly. You may request from Us a list of all third parties to whom We have transmitted Your data (at the moment those are: Google Analytics, Constant Contact, PayPal).

We may retain usage data (that is, data that is gathered by Our company or third-party analytics companies for the purpose of analyzing the use of Our website) as needed for internal analysis purposes. This type of data is usually retained for a shorter period of time than personal data, unless the data is necessary to improve the security or functionality of Our website or offerings, or We are legally obligated to retain the data for a longer period of time.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take all reasonable steps to protect Your personal data and keep Your information secure.

By consent to this Privacy Policy, You acknowledge that Your data may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of Your data by other parties.

We will notify You promptly of any known breach of Our security systems or Your data which might expose You to serious risk.

SENSITIVE DATA

We request that You do not submit any sensitive data to Us, via public postings, email correspondence with Us, or any other method, including social security number, health data, genetic data, or information related to Your ethnic origin, religious beliefs, or criminal history. If You do send Us this information, then by doing so You are consenting to Our use, storage, and processing of this information in accordance with this privacy policy.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have certain rights with respect to Your personal data, as outlined below. We reserve the right to request that You provide Us with evidence of Your identity before We take any action with respect to the exercise of Your data rights.

UPDATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION

You have the right to update or change any information You have provided to Us. To update or delete Your information, please contact Us at kathleencarsondds@gmail.com

CONFIRM PERSONAL DATA AND ITS USE

You have the right to request that We confirm what data We hold about You, and for what purposes. You also have the right to confirmation of whether We process Your data or deliver Your data to third-party processors, and for what purposes. We will supply You with copies of Your personal data unless doing so would affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Change Consent: You have the right to change Your consent to Our use of Your information. In such cases, We may require You to delete Your account with Us, as described above, and You may not have full access to Our website.

Request a Copy of Data: You have the right to request a digital copy of the data that We hold about You. Your first request for a copy of Your personal data will be provided free of charge; subsequent requests will incur a reasonable fee.

Delete All Data: You have the right to request that We delete all data that We hold about You, and We must delete such data without undue delay. Such a request may result in a termination of Your account with Us and You may have limited or no use of Our website.

Emails and Communications: You may opt out of receiving future email correspondence from Us by checking the appropriate box when You register for the account or make a purchase. You may change Your communication settings by contacting Us at kathleencarsondds@gmail.com

Complaints: If You are an EU resident, You have the right to complain to a supervising authority if You believe We are misusing Your data or have violated any of Your rights under this Privacy Policy or applicable law. You may do so in the EU member state in which You reside or have Your place of business or in which the alleged infringement took place. If You are located outside the EU, You may have rights under privacy laws in the jurisdiction where You live.

NEWSLETTER PRIVACY

We offer the opportunity for You to volunteer certain information to Us that is used for email and marketing purposes. This information includes, but is not limited to, Your name and email. You will have an opportunity to unsubscribe from any future communications via email, but We reserve the right to maintain a database of past email subscribers. We reserve the right to use this information as reasonably necessary in Our business and as provided by law. Your information will be shared with reasonably necessary parties for the ordinary course of conducting Our business, such as through Facebook ads. We do not ever sell Your information to third parties.

Last Updated June 8, 2021