PRIVACY POLICY

WHO WE ARE

Dr. Steve Silvestro & The Child Repair Guide respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this privacy policy.

This privacy policy applies to the Website (http://www.drstevesilvestro.com) and all products and services offered by Dr. Steve Silvestro and The Child Repair Guide via this site.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

When you access the Website, we will learn certain information about you during your visit.

AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. This collection is done through Google Analytics. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

COMMENTS

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When visitors leave comments on the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

CONTACT FORMS

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address that is voluntary submitted to the Website through our contact form. When filling our the Contact Form, Dr. Steve Silvestro & The Child Repair Guide will collect your name and email address and retain it solely for the purpose of responding to or communicating with you. Names and email addresses collected through the contact form are never used for marketing purposes.

EMAIL ADDRESSES

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, enter a promotion, or subscribe to post updates by email. We will use your email address for the sole purpose(s) for which you provided it to us. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.

We will not share your email address with any third parties.

COOKIES

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files store on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

Comments:  If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We also use cookies for the following purposes:

Advertising: We use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you.

Analysis: We use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.

Display Ads: We use Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers for various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

AMAZON ASSOCIATES

The Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Dr. Steve Silvestro & The Child Repair Guide is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Site will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

MAILCHIMP

This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Click here to view their privacy policy.

ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

WP ROCKET

This plugin helps optimize site speed by storing local and temporary files that can easily be erased by clearing your browser’s cookies. Image optimization files are stored separately on a non-personal device.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

OUR CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of our Website, please contact us at [email protected]

Privacy Policy Effective Date:  November 15, 2018

Privacy Policy Last Updated:  November 15, 2018