Privacy Policy and General Data Protection Regulation Statement (GDPR)

Protecting your private information is my priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to hopeforbpd.com and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references refer to hopeforbpd.com. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, I may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

 * First and Last Name
 * Mailing Address
 * E-mail Address
 * Phone Number

I do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to me. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on this Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, I will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. I also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

PayPal/Stripe

As a business practice, I do not collect or save any banking information (such as credit card, debit card, or banking account or routing numbers) from clients, subscribers, or customers.

If you purchase any products and services through hopeforbpd.com, billing and banking information is collected through contracted third party companies such as PayPal or Stripe. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction and is stored by PayPal or Stripe. If you have made a purchase through hopeforbpd.com for any products or services and the payment was processed through PayPal or Stripe, I do not have access to your credit card information.

Use of your Personal Information

I collect and use your personal information to deliver the information and services you have requested. This information or services may be paid or they may be provided without cost.

I may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available by me or through an affiliate program such as Amazon.com.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

I do not sell, rent or lease customer lists to third parties.

I may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. 

I may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on this site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of this site; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of this site, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

I may keep track of the websites and pages my users visit within this web site, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected through my web site hosting company. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.

Use of Cookies

This website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. Please note, however, that you have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. 

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. I encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

I am an Amazon.com affiliate. If you click through and then decide to purchase any items sold via Amazon.com, I may receive a small commission based on the total sale amount. Although I am notified of items purchased by site visitors, I have no way of identifying what items are linked to specific visitors.

Security of your Personal Information

Occasionally I offer opportunities to connect virtually for online courses, webinars, or through professional consultation. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

I strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, I may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve my services, I may receive a notification when you open an email from me or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from me, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button or you may contact me at amanda@hopeforbpd.com and I'll be happy to unsubscribe you.

Changes to this Statement

I reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. I will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

I welcome your questions or comments regarding this policy. If you believe that this web site has not adhered to this policy or wish for me to delete your email address from my mailing list, please contact me at:

Amanda L. Smith, LCSW
900 Austin Avenue #1104
Waco, Texas 76708
Email address: amanda@hopeforbpd.com
Telephone: 941 704 4328

 

Effective as of May 25, 2018.