Privacy Policy

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The privacy of our visitors to SelfHelpCollective.com is important to us.

At SelfHelpCollective.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit SelfHelpCollective.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

SelfHelpCollective.com does not collect information on its website visitors such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses unless you specifically give SelfHelpCollective.com that information (via the newsletter signup form, for example).

Email & Unsubscriptions

SelfHelpCollective.com does not sell or otherwise make available email addresses to anyone except Aweber.com, which distributes the SelfHelpCollective.com Newsletter. The Aweber people are OK - they won't sell or share such data. (Read Aweber's privacy policy here.)

SelfHelpCollective.com only sends periodicals (newsletters/email courses) to those who request them. We immediately unsubscribe those who request it through convenient unsubscribe links in every e-mailing. Our welcome message to subscribers and every issue of our newsletters (or email courses) clearly explain how to unsubscribe.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on SelfHelpCollective.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing London mobile phone ads to someone in London, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Links
This website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Also note that third parties may be accessible through our site, such as partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers, and may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices and may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or gather information.  SelfHelpCollective.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

SelfHelpCollective.com does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Privacy Policy Changes
SelfHelpCollective.com reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Please visit this page periodically to see if any changes have been made to the policy.

Agreeing to Terms
If you do not agree to SelfHelpCollective.com's Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.