ConfidentCub.com collects two types of information about those who visit our site:
- The information that users provide when they complete a form or sign up to be on our mailing lists. These voluntary submissions of information are to receive our electronic magazine and other email communication, to participate on the blog or in social media, and to voluntarily participate in polls and surveys.
- The information ConfidentCub.com collects through aggregated tracking information provided by Google Analytics. We collect the information (such as how long people are on our site and on what pages) to help us tailor or our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Please understand that ConfidentCub.com is a free service to users and the more information we can provide our sponsors about the demographics of our audience the more sponsorships we are able to receive. We would never divulge your information to a third party.
ConfidentCub.com Collects User Information with The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Electronic magazine and emails (Dispatches)
We receive your email address and name (and if you wish additional information) when you voluntarily subscribe to our electronic publications. When you sign-up to get a free report you are typically added to the Confident Cub free e-mag list, as stated on the site. Users may easily remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email and newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
2. Blog forums
Users may comment on blog posts and participate in community discussions. Please note that we would never automatically subscribe you to a mailing list (#1) above from a post, you would need to enter your information into a sign-up box to do that.
3. “E-mail this to a friend” Service
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents that they find helpful to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. ConfidentCub.com may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
We may occasionally conduct optional user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. The information on this site is geared to parents, however, if parents choose to share it with their children it is recommended that the adolescents over age 14 are supervised and required that children under age 13 are supervised.
ConfidentCub.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. We do break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
Confident Cub.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
USE OF INFORMATION
ConfidentCub.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. One Lily Inc. never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
Confident Cub.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
ConfidentCub.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We provide recommendations to products and services which we have found useful. Some of these recommendations include links to third parties using an affiliate code, one of the ways we fund the operation of this site. We never rent, give, or sell your information to third parties. While we carefully review any resource that we link to we cannot be responsible for the materials of those who we link to or for your use of those materials.
ConfidentCub.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.
CLIENTS AND PATIENTS
When clients of Dr. Larina Kase or the other professional experts on this site comment on the site they are strongly encouraged to not reveal that they are clients or patients. This strong recommendation is to protect your own privacy or that of your child if he or she is a patient.
Dr. Larina Kase will delete any posts that reveal personal information of a client, and will not respond to clinical questions posted online. If you have a clinical question address it to Dr. Kase as you normally would at her office, 484-530-0778×4.