- Privacy Statement -
Privacy & Confidentiality
We at the Journey of Hearts website recognize
our obligation to protect the privacy and confidentiality of visitors to
our site. In particular we recognize the potentially vulnerable state that
visitors may be in when they reach this site. We are committed to protecting
our visitors privacy and confidentiality.
Privacy refers to the right of the individual
site visitor to choose whether to allow personal information to be collected,
by the host site or by third parties, and to know what type of information
is collected and how that information is used
Confidentiality is the right of an individual
to not have personally identifiable medical or other information disclosed
to others without that individual's express informed consent.
Confidentiality of data relating to visitors to the
Journey of Hearts site, including their identity and other potential personal
information, is respected by this website.
We will honor or exceed the legal requirements
of medical and health information privacy that apply in the United States
and in the state of California where the website is created and hosted.We
operate this site within the United States of America. Materials on the
site may not be appropriate or available for use in other countries or
locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations
do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with
local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Due to the sensitive nature of the topics on
this website and the emotional state that visitors may be in when reaching
this site, we will not collect names, e-mail addresses, or any other personal
information unless voluntarily provided by the visitor.
If you identify yourself to us by sending an e-mail
with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond
to your questions or comments. We may file your comments for future reference,
use for a later time, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed
it. (see E-mails sent to the Journey of
Hearts, or Message Forum) Information
from e-mails or message boards will not be exchanged or sold, under any
Personal Information & Public Forums
However, be advised personal information posted
on a message board is considered being posted in a public arena, viewable
by anyone and therefore could potentially be collected and used by third
Although we strive to protect our users' privacy,
we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums.
You disclose such information at your own risk. To ensure more privacy
you may want to consider establishing an anonymous
email account for postings with Hotmail,
(U.K.), Yahoo or a host of other
Non-Personal Identification Information And
The Use Of Cookie Technology
We do collect non-personal identification information
through the use of "cookie" technology and/or IP address tracking. Non-personal
identification information includes standard server log information, such
as the domain name or IP address from which you access the Internet, the
date and time you access our site, the type of browser and operating system
you used to access our site, and, the website you came from if following
a like to our site. The standard server log also automatically gathers
information about the areas visited on our sites and about the links select
from within our site. Our website logs are not personally identifiable,
and do not link the the logs with visitors to the site.
This collected data on usage of the website will
be aggregated for statistical purposes, to analyze the number of visitors
to the various sections of our site, to understand how our users as a group
use the services and resources provided on the Journey of Hearts site and
the Transformations on the Journey Message Forum. Utilizing the collected
data allows us to determine which are the favorite areas of our visitors
and which areas need improvement to help us make these site more useful
to visitors. This aggregate statistical information may also be used in
Internet research projects and papers.
or and Privacy
Please be advised that these other sites and
services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies,
or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy
policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them
with any personal information.
is more private than someone's medical or psychiatric records.
And, therefore, if we
are to make freedom fully meaningful in the Information Age,
when most of our stuff
is on some computer somewhere,
we have to protect the
privacy of individual health records.
Former President Bill
Clinton, Dec. 20, 2000
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