Last Updated: April 2023
∙ What information we collect from you;
∙ How and why we collect it;
∙ Why and with whom we share it; and
∙ What options you have with respect to our use of it.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal Information You Provide
You may provide us with Personal Information when you fill out forms or fields on the Site or when you contact us or request information about us, this Site or our products or services (whether by email or other means).
INFORMATION COLLECTED USING TECHNOLOGY
∙ Identification – date and time of each visit to a Site, history of visits, and other personalized services;
∙ Device – your IP address, internet domain name, browser type, operating system, and mobile network;
∙ Usage – referring site of application and text content viewed on our Site and time spent in viewing each file, website or search terms that referred you to the Site, number and duration of visits and history of the Site pages viewed, and other internet activities; and
∙ Location – your general geographic location can be determined by your IP address and a more specific location is available if you access our Site using a mobile device unless you have set your mobile device to block location tracking. For information about how we use information collected using these technologies. (See “Once Information Is Received, How Is It Used and Shared.”).
Restricting the Use of Information Collected Using Technology
You can influence how these technologies are used to track and log your online activities in several ways:
∙ Managing the preference settings on your browser and device;
∙ Visiting www.aboutads.info/choices to learn more about personalized advertising and how to opt-out of personalized advertising on your web browser and mobile apps by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out via the Network Advertising Initiative by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/; and
Information from Other Sources
ONCE INFORMATION IS RECEIVED, HOW IS IT USED AND SHARED?
Use of Information
We may use your information to perform the services for which that information was collected and to maintain and enhance the quality of the content of our Site. Accordingly, we may use your information for a number of purposes including the following:
∙ Administering services, which means that we may contact you for reasons related to the service you have contacted us about (e.g. to set up an appointment).
∙ Contacting you about a submission you have made to the Site, including, but not limited to, any content you provide.
∙ Providing you, in line with the preferences shared with us, information or advertising related to our products or services.
∙ Confirming, processing, and fulfilling orders.
∙ Issuing invoices, administering accounts, and collecting and processing payments.
Screening our product orders for potential risks, including, but not limited to, fraud.
∙ Sending you e-mails, e-newsletters, or other communications about our services and products. For information about how to stop these messages. (See “Opt Out Procedures.”).
∙ Identifying your usage of the Site, the number of visits (including, but not limited to, IP address logging) from different locations, and your online browsing of the Site.
∙ Blocking and controlling against disruptive use of the Site.
∙ Analyzing and improving the services we offer.
∙ De-identifying personal information, which means removing some or all personally identifiable information (for example, name, date of birth, phone number), to use or share for statistical or analytical purposes.
∙ Responding to governmental inquiries or requests to disclose specific information that we believe to be lawful, responding to a court order, when required by law for other purposes, to enforce our Site policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
∙ Undertaking or preparing for a business transaction, merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of RLC and its assets, whether as a going concern or as a party of a bankruptcy, liquidation or any other similar proceeding.
Sharing Information with Service Providers and with Other Third Parties
Service Providers. The personal information you give us and information about you collected from the Site and other points of contact may be combined with other personal information available from our records and other sources. We share information with our service providers (including, but not limited to, payment processors, email servicing providers) who perform administrative and technology functions on our behalf.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We retain personal information for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. When we no longer have a legitimate business interest in keeping your personal information, our policy is to take reasonable steps to securely delete or destroy it. In determining data retention periods, RLC takes into consideration applicable laws, contractual obligations, and what we reasonably believe are your expectations and requirements. At any time, we will honor your request to unsubscribe from our email communications by your clicking on the link at the end of each email message or by contacting us as provided in the section “How to Contact Us” below.
HOW DO WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
DO NOT TRACK
Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. The Site does not currently respond to “do not track” requests or similar browser settings.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY
RLC services may be offered to children, however, RLC does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13), and the Site is not directed at children under the age of thirteen (13). We do not knowingly collect personal information from such children except as permitted under applicable law. If you become aware that a child has provided us with their personal information, please contact us as provided in the section “How to Contact Us” below, and we will delete such information from our files or obtain parental consent in accordance with applicable law. Any purchase on the Site made by an individual under the age of eighteen (18) must be done with parental or guardian consent, which includes an agreement by such parent or guardian to be bound to make any payments to RLC that were agreed to by the Site visitor.
OPT OUT PROCEDURES
You can opt out from receiving further email communications from RLC by:
1. Following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email;
2. Emailing us at email@example.com; or
3. Writing to us at Rising Lotus Counseling, c/o Sarah Gugluizza, LCSW-R, PMH-C,
P.O Box 747, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484.
LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND CUSTOMERS
The Site is intended for use by individuals in the United States. RLC is based in and operates in the United States. Our servers are located in the United States. This means that if you reside or are located in a country outside of the United States, personal data that you transfer to us through use of the Site or your other communications with us will be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions or requests, you can contact us:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: (718) 986-7470
By letter to:
Rising Lotus Counseling
c/o Sarah Gugluizza, LCSW-R, PMH-C
P.O. Box 747, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
We may need to confirm your identity in order to respond to some requests.