Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using this Web site.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Web site https://www.agingcourageously.com and associated sites, products, services, and applications (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect on the Site and how Aging Courageously (“we,” “our” or “us”) uses it, the choices you can make about your information and how we protect your information. By using or accessing the Site in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent that we will collect, use, and share your information in the following ways.

Privacy Policy scope, information we collect, and how we use it

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that we gather when you are accessing or using our Site, but not to the practices of companies we don’t own or control, or people that we don’t manage. We collect your name and email address, and any other optional information you knowingly provide us including date of birth and location. For example, you may subscribe to receive email updates from the blog on the Site by submitting your first name and email address. We use MailChimp and Podia to store this information. For details on their Privacy Policies, click here or here You also may submit information through the “share your story” or “recommend a story” mechanism on the Site. We do not encourage the submission of any Personal Information through the “share your story” or “recommend a story” mechanism other than what we expressly require (e.g., name and email address). We use Google Forms to store this information. For details on Google’s Privacy Policy, click here.

We use this Personal Information internally in connection with our Site, including to personalize, provide, and improve our services, to contact you, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, and to analyze how you use the Site. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please unsubscribe here. Click here to unsubscribe. In certain cases, we may also share some Personal Information with third parties, but only as described below.

Whenever you interact with our Site, web servers such as Google Analytics and Google Firebase may automatically capture the following information from visitors to the Site, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Site, and the page or feature you requested. When we collect the usage information described above, we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregate data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Site, and we can use that knowledge to make the Site interesting to as many users as possible. This visitor information may be used to improve the Site.

Disclosure of information

We will not voluntarily share your name and email provided via the Site to any third party, except:

– With third parties that we hire to perform services for us (these third parties are not authorized to keep or use your Personal Information for any other purpose);

– With advertisers and/or merchant partners (“Advertisers”) to choose the demographic information of users who will see their advertisements and/or promotional offers and you agree that we may provide any of the information we have collected from you in non-personally identifiable form to an Advertiser, in order for that Advertiser to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements and/or offers. For example, we might use the fact you are located in California to show you ads or offers for California businesses, but we will not tell such businesses who you are. Note that if an advertiser asks us to show an ad to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that ad, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they were trying to reach;

– With our partners to improve your experience. We may anonymize your Personal Information so that you are not individually identified, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners, who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Site, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally, as an individual;

– To comply with legal requirements and protect Aging Courageously, such as law, regulation, warrant, subpoena, court order, or with a regulator or law enforcement agency or personnel or

– In connection with a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our policies and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Aging Courageously, our employees, our users, or others.

Visitor information described above under “Privacy Policy scope, information that we collect and how we use it” may be provided to third parties as described below under “Cookies“ and “Web Beacons.”

Your choices and access

The Site may allow you to choose to receive or stop receiving communications from us. You can prevent further use of your name or email address by submission through this form. Please click here to fill it out.

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: mailto:contact@agingcourageously.com.

Under the General Data Protection Agreement (GDPR), you may update your Personal information at any time to correct or complete your Personal Information by clicking on the “Update Preferences” link in the bottom of an Aging Courageously email message sent to you or contacting mailto:contact@agingcourageously.com. You can at any time request a copy of the Personal information which we have received from you and you can request to remove the content by either unsubscribing or contacting us at mailto:contact@agingcourageously.com. You can request your Personal Information be permanently deleted at any time by contacting mailto:contact@agingcourageously.com. To read the full text of the GDPR, click here. For a more readable version, click here.

Links to other Websites

We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of any other Web sites that may be linked to or from the Site. If you decide to access any other Web site that may be linked to or from the Site, you should consult that Web site’s privacy policy.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that the Site can place on your device’s hard drive. When you visit the Site, a cookie may be placed on your browser or device for customizing and enhancing your experience on the Site. We use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data through Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects to follow cookie data, including data related to the device/browser, IP address and on-site/app activities and should we choose to activate, the Google Analytics Advertising Features. Google advertising cookies are collected and used to enable features like Remarketing on the Google Display Network. For more information about how Google uses advertising cookies, visit the Google Advertising Privacy FAQ. The data collected by Google Analytics is retained for 38 months. To read more about Google’s Privacy Policy, click here. Click here to read.

We also use technologies, such as cookies, to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyze traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners, including Facebook. Information sent via these cookies include email, name, location, and gender. You must give affirmative consent before this data will be collected. For details on Facebook’s cookie policy, click here.

We also use MailChimp and Podia for mailing address sign up forms and landing pages. You can see more about their cookie statement here or here.

You can set your Web browser to block cookies, but doing so may affect your ability to access certain features of the Site. Our advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your browser or device, when you click on ads that appear on the Site. Also if you click on a link to a third party website or service, such third party may also transmit cookies to you. Again, this Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties, and we aren’t responsible for their privacy policies and practices.

Web Beacons

Web beacons are small bits of code embedded in Web pages or in emails. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited a Web page and to understand usage patterns. Web beacons also may be included in emails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on or forwarded. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. You may be able to opt-out of web beacon tracking by adjusting the settings on your browser.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect Personal Information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Some email sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Please consider this when sending information to us by email.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. If we discover that a child has provided us with Personal Information, we will use reasonable efforts to delete this information. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Site or send any Personal Information about yourself to us. If you have reason to believe we may have accidentally received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately contact us at mailto:contact@agingcourageously.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will alert users who have shared their name and email address with the Site of these changes. Please note that if you haven’t provided us with your email address, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Site, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them. If you use the Site after any changes to the Privacy Policy have been posted, that means you agree to all of the changes. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used or collected.

When we make updates to this Privacy Policy, we will also update the date in this section. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please send us a detailed message to mailto:contact@agingcourageously.com, and we will try to resolve your concerns.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 8, 2018.