Life Strategies, LLC Web Privacy Notice
approve of such changes.
When visitors send email messages containing personal information to a general Life Strategies email box, our staff responds to the letters and files them electronically. We do not use these e-mails for marketing purposes.
As it relates to marketing, the only method we would use to mass e-mail potential customers or current customers is via an opt-in process.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
When you browse through a Web site, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following type of information about your visit:
Domain from which you access the Internet;
IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Web);
Operating system and information about the browser used when visiting the site;
Date and time of your visit;
Pages you visited; and,
Referring page that connected you to our Web site
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to provide effective information to visitors.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Our Web site uses a variety of different Web measurement software tools.
Life Strategies, LLC primarily uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information in the bulleted list in the Types of Information Collected section above. Google Analytics collects information automatically and continuously. No personally identifiable information is collected. Our staff conducts analyses and reports on the aggregated data from Google Analytics. The reports are only available to designated managers and staff who require this information to perform their duties.
We also use online surveys to collect opinions and feedback from a random sample of visitors. We generally use basic online surveys to obtain feedback and data on visitors’ satisfaction with our Web site. This survey does not collect personally identifiable information; although, the survey invitation pops up for a random sample of visitors, it is optional. If you decline the survey, you will still have access to the identical information and resources on our Web site as those who do not take the survey. These reports are also only available to designated managers and staff who require this information to perform their duties.
We retain the data from Google Analytics and survey results as long as needed to support the mission of the our Web site.
When you visit a Web site, its server may generate a piece of text known as a "cookie" to place on your computer. The cookie allows the server to "remember" specific information about your visit while you are connected.
The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of Web pages. Cookies from our Web pages only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you.
There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.
Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site.
Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to enable Google Analytics to differentiate between new and returning visitors. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to our Web site until they expire. We also use persistent cookies to block repeated invitations to take the survey. The persistent cookies that block repeated survey invitations expire after a short period of time, typically ninety days.
HOW TO OPT OUT OR DISABLE COOKIES
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at our Web site. Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies are typically available from the company who provides your web browser. For technical information on the process to disable cookies for your particular web browser, please contact their support services. By following the instructions to opt-out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those from our Web site.
HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS PROTECTED
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our Web site. However, if you choose to receive alerts or e-newsletters, we collect your email address to complete the subscription process.
If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, that is, information that is personal in nature and which may be used to identify you, through an e-mail message, request for information, paper or electronic form, questionnaire, customer satisfaction survey, study, etc., we will maintain the information you provide only as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If we store your personal information in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us in accordance with current privacy laws applicable to Life Strategies, LLC.
DATA SAFEGUARDING AND PRIVACY
We use web measurement and customization technologies to help our Web sites function better for visitors and to better understand how the public uses the online resources we provide. All uses of web-based technologies comply with existing policies with respect to privacy and data safeguarding standards.
DATA RETENTION AND ACCESS LIMITS
We will retain data collected using the following technologies long enough to achieve the specified objective for which they were collected.
HOW WE USE THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES AND APPLICATIONS
We use a variety of new technologies and social media options to communicate and interact with people. These sites and applications include popular social networking and media sites, open source software communities and more. TPWAs are Web-based technologies that are not exclusively operated or controlled by us, such as applications not hosted on a Life Strategies, LLC domain or those that are embedded on our Web pages. Users of TPWAs often share information with the general public, user community, and/or the third-party operating the Web site. These actors may use this information in a variety of ways. TPWAs could cause PII to become available or accessible to us and the public, regardless of whether the information is explicitly solicited or collected by us.
For any of our TPWA that collects PII, the list below also includes details on the information we collect and how we will protect your private information.
THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES AND APPLICATIONS
Facebook: We have only one main Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account,
you can log in to your account to post comments, and 'like' our Facebook page
and individual entries. If once you click on a Life Strategies, LLC Facebook
page, or you comment or click on the 'like' button, your PII may be visible to
our staff and other Facebook site visitors. The amount of visible personal
information displayed will depend on your own Facebook privacy settings. You can
completely avoid displaying any PII by not creating a Facebook account, not
posting comments, not clicking on the 'like' options, or interacting with our
Google+: We have one main Google+ page. Our Google+ pages are
managed by our staff members who post news and other items of interest to be
consumed by the public. If you have a Google+ account, you can log in to your
account to post comments, and '+1' our Google+ pages and individual entries. If
once you click on an Life Strategies, LLC Google+ page, you comment or click on
the '+1' button, your PII may be visible to our staff and other Google+ site visitors. The amount of visible personal information displayed will depend on your own Google+ privacy settings. You can completely avoid displaying any PII by not creating a Google+ account, not posting comments, not clicking on the 'like' options, or interacting with our Google+ accounts in any way (i.e., private messaging, sharing NIH posts, etc.).
LinkedIn: We use features on LinkedIn to engage with current and past employees
and members of the public. In order to join one of our groups on LinkedIn, you
must register for a LinkedIn account and provide your first and last name and
e-mail address. Upon confirmation of your email address, you must provide
LinkedIn with information regarding your employment, country, zip code, job
title, etc. The amount of visible personal information will depend on your
LinkedIn user privacy settings. You can completely avoid displaying any PII by
not creating a LinkedIn account, not joining our LinkedIn groups, or not
interacting with Life Strategies LLC LinkedIn groups in any way (i.e., private
Pinterest: Life Strategies has one main Pinterest page. Our
Pinterest pages are managed by Life Strategies LLC staff members who post news
and other items of interest to be consumed by the public. If you have a
Pinterest account, you can log in to your account to post comments, like and
‘repin’ our Pinterest postings and individual entries. When you chose to like,
comment or ‘repin’ an item from a Life Strategies LLC Pinterest account, your
PII will be visible to our staff and other Pinterest site visitors. You can
completely avoid displaying any PII by not creating a Pinterest account, not
posting comments, not clicking on the 'like' options and not sharing items from