Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, Disclosure

 

Terms of Use and Disclosure

Disclosure

I, Dr. Michelle Bengtson, created this website with the goal of offering hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm.

I do occasionally allow guest posts. Any guest post will be clearly marked as such and the views contained therein will remain in line with the views of this site.

Comments left by others, however, may or may not reflect the views of this site.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed by using the Contact Form on this site.

The content of this website is written and edited by me, or overseen by me, Dr. Michelle Bengtson.

All opinions expressed therein are purely my own.

The owner of this website may, on occasion, accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this site. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

This website does make use of affiliate links. They will be clearly identified on the page or post. Links are provided for your convenience. You are not required to purchase anything via these affiliate links. When you make a purchase using an affiliate link, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you. This is a common practice to help offset the substantial costs of running and maintaining a website that provides information for free. Thank you for your support!

In the instance of a sponsored post, the owner of this website is compensated to provide an opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I, as the owner of this website, receive compensation occasionally for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Amazon Associates Disclosure:

Dr. Michelle Bengtson is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Terms of Use

Copyright 2016 Dr. Michelle Bengtson | DrMichelleBengtson.com | All Rights Reserved.
The content of this website, including photographs, is protected by copyright. All content was either written by me and owned by me or attributed to the appropriate guest writer. Photographs are either taken by me, provided to me by the owner of the content in the case of guest writers, or downloaded with permission from an online image site.
Please do not use the content of this website without my permission.

What you can do:

If I have provided printable files, you can save them to your computer to print whenever you like. Please do not host them electronically on another website by or other means.

You can link directly to a page or post on my website with a clear link back to it in order to share my content with others. If I have provided a file, please do not link directly to the file itself.

If you quote any of the content from my site, please make sure the excerpt is brief and that a clear link back to the original source is provided.

What you cannot do:

Please do not sell any content I have provided on my site.

You may not copy, save, print and or distribute any of the content without written permission from me.
Please do not electronically host any of the content I have provided on my site.

To request permission to use any content on my site, please send a request using my Contact Page. Include a detailed explanation of your request.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this communication, or on related websites are for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical or psychological advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this communication or read on related websites. For specific professional medical or psychological advice please see your doctor.

Dr. Bengtson does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be provided in this communication or on related websites.

Portions of this policy were generated using www.disclosurepolicy.org.

This policy is valid from 01 July 2016.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information which you supply to use when you:
• Leave a comment
• Respond to a survey
• In the event of a product sale
• Respond to a giveaway or contest
• Enter information in a signup form or other form
• When you register for an account
• When you call, text, fax or send a hard copy through the mail or by delivery service.

This information may include your contact details, including but not limited to your name, address, email address, company name, company information, and phone number.

If an order is made via a credit card, those details are transmitted thru a third party’s secure system such as Amazon or Paypal.

We use the information you provide in the contact form so we can respond to your inquiries. Please do not use the contact form on this site to send any type of confidential or sensitive information.

What do we use this information for?

We use the information collected to:
• Analyze how our website is used
• Improve our website
• Personalize your experience
• Improve our customer service
• Administer contests, promotions, surveys or other site features
• And send periodic emails regarding your order, product or other services.

The information you provide will not be sold. We will only share your information with our trusted third parties on an as needed basis or in ways stated in this policy.

We use the information you provide in the contact form so we can respond to your inquiries. Please do not use the contact form on this site to send any type of confidential or sensitive information.

California Privacy Policy

In compliance with the California Privacy Policy, we allow users to visit our site anonymously. We will add this Privacy Policy to our footer or to the home page via an easily identifiable link. All privacy policy changes will be noted on our privacy policy page and the modified date will be updated.

If a user wants to change their personal information, they can do so by emailing us through our Contact Page.

Do Not Track Requests

Because of the way different web browsers may incorporate a Do Not Track feature, we do not respond to Do Not Track signals at this time. If and when the communication and technology between browser and websites improve, we may reevaluate the ability to honor this request and update our privacy policy at that time.

Web Beacons and Cookies

These small bits of data are sent to your computer from a web server and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use cookies to:
• Understand and save your preferences for future visits
• Help you navigate the site

Most browsers are set up to automatically accept them. You can modify your browser to disable cookies. Each browser is set up differently. You’ll have to check your settings and help section. While you may be able to disable cookies, some portions of our site may not work correctly without cookies enabled.

For information on opting out of cookies, see: https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions

Google Analytics

We use third party analytics partners to monitor and analyze our website’s traffic and keep track of our website’s user behavior. One tool we use is called “Google Analytics” and is provided by “Google”. Information collected includes but is not limited to: how often users visit, what pages they visit, and what site they came from. Using cookie and usage data, Google tracks and examines the use of our website, prepares reports on our websites activities and shares this information with other Google Services. We review this information and use it to improve our site.

To find out more about Google’s practices, visit their Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
And, Google Analytics Terms of Use at: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
Social Media Platforms

Our site includes Social Media Share buttons. If you choose to use these buttons, you will be sharing your profile information and comments with these social media platforms. Please check the Privacy Policy of each social media platform you share to for an understanding of the information they collect.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of the information you enter but we cannot guarantee that unauthorized people will not gain access to it via hacking.

Third Party Links

At our discretion, we may offer or include third party products and services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice. We do reserve the right to provide your personal information and usage data to our trusted service providers that assist us in the operation and maintenance of this site, conducting our business or servicing you as long as these trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Only the information that is necessary will be provided for the services they are contracted for. These services include but are not limited to payment processing, order fulfillment, website hosting, security, email services, optimization, analytics and reporting. We will only share the information as stated in this policy or if required by law.
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

Children’s Online Policy (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA)

We are committed to preserving the privacy of our website visitors including children. We will not knowingly collect information from or sell to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian to a child aged 13 or younger discovers that their child has submitted personally identifiable information without the consent or permission of the parent or guardian, we will remove the information from our systems at your request. If said child has signed up on an email list, each email contains the ability to “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email. Or, at the request of the parent or guardian, we will delete the name from our email list. If said child has registered on our site, please include their login information when you request their removal.

Requests can be sent through our Contact page.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy and the terms of use.

See Disclosure/Terms of Use (above).

How to Change or Delete Your Information

Please contact us at via our Contact Page to make changes to or delete your information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify and update our Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. When we do, we will update this page and the modification date that is listed below.

This policy was last updated July 1, 2016.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this communication, or on related websites are for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical or psychological advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this communication or read on related websites. For specific professional medical or psychological advice please see your doctor. Dr. Bengtson does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be provided in this communication or on related websites.

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