PRIVACY POLICY

of CompassionateConcepts.com

Last modified: July 2017

CompassionateConcepts.com ("we," "us," or "our) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information Collected Automatically

During your visit, as you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following anonymous information about your visit:

  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the pages you visit on our site;
  • the location of the link that you use to navigate to our site:
  • the technical capabilities of the computer you use to access our site;
  • the Internet Service provider you use to connect to our site; and
  • the IP address from which you access our site.

 This website employs Google Analytics to collect aggregate usage information. In utilizing this analytics service, CompassionateConcepts.com adheres to Google's standards, related to the sharing and disclosure of information, security and privacy safeguards for the data, and the data retention policy. We use the information collected by Google Analytics to make our website more useful to visitors. Our purpose is to...

  • learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used,
  • detect operational problems, and
  • improve the website's overall security.

Personal Information: We do not collect personally identifiable information, unless you choose to provide it to us. If you voluntarily provide us with personal information, we use that information only to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information or services that you request.

Blog Comments: Any comment(s) that you submit through our blog may be made public, including any personally identifiable information that you provide in your submission. We may share your comment with others, including the public, in aggregated form, in partial or edited form, or verbatim.

Prior to commenting, you will be prompted to enter your name, but no other information is required, unless you choose to volunteer your e-mail address, or url. Your e-mail address will not be made public. However, when you login with a social media service, your picture, as well as a link to your profile may be posted alongside your comment.

Social Media and Online Engagement Practices

CompassionateConcepts.com seeks to foster visitor participation in many forms – text, photos, and videos - across various social media platforms. Regardless of the form, the thoughts, ideas, and feedback that you submit to CompassionateConcepts.com online play a critical role in helping us be more responsive to the needs of its visitors. This includes comments, as well as personal or direct messages, "wall posts", and "@replies" across the CompassionateConcepts.com's various linked social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Linked In, and Pinterest. When interacting with the CompassionateConcepts.com presence on those websites, you may reveal certain personal information to CompassionateConcepts.com or to third parties. Except when used by CompassionateConcepts.com web staff for the purpose of responding to a specific message or request, CompassionateConcepts.com will neither use, nor share, nor retain such data, beyond normal parameters.  

In order to provide you with dynamic content, the third-party applications may be embedded in pages you visit on our site:  No personal information is collected as a result of their use. 

Additional social media platforms may be connected to CompassionateConcepts.com in the future as new technology emerges.

Publication Criteria

We endeavor to publish your comments whenever possible, but we expect conversations to respect traditional conventions of polite discourse. CompassionateConcepts.com will remove and/or decline to publish any comment that:

  • contains obscene or vulgar language;
  • personal attacks of any kind;
  • offensive terms that target a specific race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
  • promotes incompatible, irrelevant, or competitive services or products;
  • contains contradictory, antagonizing, or inflammatory rhetoric; is
  • off-topic, irrelevant; or that
  • makes unsupported accusations.

Comments will be accepted or rejected in whole – we do no edit comments to remove objectionable content.

Intellectual Property

Copyrighted, trademarked, patented, or proprietary information should not be posted or submitted in any form without permission of the rights holder.

Timely Response

We recognize the Internet is an always-on medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to conserve the personnel resources at CompassionateConcepts.com, moderating and posting of comments will occur as speedily as possible, during normal business hours.

Protecting Personal Privacy

To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, or other personal information in conjunction with your comment.

Children under the Age of 13

Our website is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on this website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at gayle@compassionateconcepts.com, or at the postal address shown at the end of this document.

How Information is Used

 We make every effort to disclose clearly how information is used at the point where it is collected so that you can determine for yourself whether you wish to provide the information.

Disclosure

In limited circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit to a law enforcement agency, or government regulatory agency. In such cases, that information may be disclosed solely on a need-to-know basis.

Security of Information

 For site security purposes, CompassionateConcepts.com employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited.

Cookies

In order to provide a more streamlined navigational experience and to track aggregate usage information, by default, this website stores small amounts of data on your computer known as cookies. This information is not retained by the website and is automatically destroyed by your browser after a specified period of time. CompassionateConcepts.com does not identify a user by employing such technologies.

Tracking

 We do not track your individual-level activity on the Internet outside of CompassionateConcepts.com

Your Rights

 If any personal information you provide is maintained in the records of CompassionateConcepts.com, you will be notified at the point of collection, as to whether providing information is mandatory or voluntary, and the effects of not providing all or any part of the requested information. Clicking a form "Submit" or “Post Comment” button will constitute consent in this regard.

Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act of 1974, to the extent applicable, you have certain rights to obtain information about you that may be in our records. For more information about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, visit our FOIA Web Page.

Policy Revisions

CompassionateConcepts.com reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

Contact Information regarding this Privacy Policy

Chief Information Officer - Compassionate Concepts, Ltd.

90 State Street, STE 700, Office 40

Albany, NY 12207

E-mail: gayle@compassionateconcepts.com

Privacy Policy Current Version

Updated: Monday, July 24, 2017