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This privacy policy describes how we handle your personal information. We collect, use, and share personal information to help the Gut and Mind website work and to keep it safe (details below).

Collection

Information posted on GutAndMind.com is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in the US. We collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address, the name provided by you;
  • computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from GutAndMind.com and ad data (all through cookies – you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
  • other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.

Use

We use users’ personal information to:

  • provide our services;
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • enforce our policies;
  • customize, measure, and improve user experience and our services, content, and advertising;
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers;
  • do other things for users as described when we collect the information.

Disclosure

We don’t sell or rent users’ personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users explicit consent. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other’s rights, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety. We may also share personal information with:

  • corporate affiliates who help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services. (Our corporate affiliates will market only to users who ask them to).
  • service providers who help with our business operations.

Communications and email tools

You agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you don’t wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following directions provided with the communication. You may not use our site or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

Access, Modification, and Deletion

You can view, modify or delete most of your personal information by reviewing and modifying your posting or account settings, by signing on to Gut And Mind or by contacting us. We retain personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back.

Security

We use tools to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing’s perfect, so we make no guarantees.

Cookies

This website uses a technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are little pieces of code that I use to track your use of this site and provide the best possible experience for you.

Cookies may collect information including the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, time spent on the site, and your IP address.

Third-party vendors we work with that use cookies:

  • Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior)
  • ConvertKit (for email tracking)
  • BirdSend (for email tracking)
  • Google AdSense (for customized ad display)
  • Amazon.com*

A couple important things you should know about cookies are that:

  • Gut And Mind offers certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.
  • Gut And Mind uses cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status.

If you wish to disable cookies, you can learn how to do that by visiting the websites of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or that of a different browser. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

*Gut And Mind is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for earning advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This doesn’t cost you an extra cent.

General

We may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next use the site or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. If we or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. If you have any questions about this policy, please send them via our contact form.

Disclaimer

You can find our disclaimer page here.