The information that follows is about:
- What we do with information we get from you.
- A warning concerning the use of information obtained from the site in a specific case. It’s impossible to anticipate all the different ways the site content can be used for better or worse. This is why a consultation that allows for the time necessary for the client to tell the long version of her story is so important. So if you use information obtained from the site and it doesn’t work out well, it’s on you.
- We use legal incantations to protect the work that has gone into the creation of the site. Most of the information is free, and you can use it for your own purposes. We draw the line to prohibit the use of our free material in a way that makes money for someone else – Create your own material.
General Policy & Practice
We don’t want, we don’t collect, and we don’t store any of your personal information except the minimum necessary to deliver a book or newsletter you’ve specifically ordered and to send you follow-ups. This means the user name and email address that you provide to get something free or to make a purchase. We may use the email address to send follow-up messages. You can create a gmail account for the sole purpose of getting our material and close it whenever you wish or you can “unsubscribe” in the way described below. That’s the deal on email. Now for all other “personal information.” We don’t expect to get anything from you except an email address because we use established companies to facilitate purchases and we never see, for example, your credit card information. Nevertheless, our attitude toward your privacy and safety in using the site is extreme. We don’t want your information. We will protect whatever information we happen to get. We don’t want anyone to get hurt by using this site and we recognize that the internet can be a lawless place.
- We exclude “email address” from the definition of “Personal Information” because we treat it in the way described above. Other Personal Information is defined by incorporating by this reference the most comprehensive definition we know, which is California Business & Profession Code Section 22577 . This Code Section provides twenty categories of information included in the phrase Personal Information. The term always includes your name, street address, phone number, credit card information, bank information, &c.
- Other than your email address and the user name you provide, NavigateDivorceGuide.com does not collect, store or sell your Personal Information. We do not sell rent or give away your email address. Ever!
- We collect your email address and name if you’ve agreed to subscribe to one of our services or fill out a form. You can “unsubscribe” on the service email link or by contacting us at (805) 335-1887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MailChimp handles our subscription services. MailChimp independently handles all matters related to the delivery of a subscription service. If you subscribe to one of our email services, you acknowledge and agree that any personal information you submit for this purpose is being disclosed to MailChimp and will be subject to the MailChimp privacy policies found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. We think this is a safe company to use. If you suspect any abuse, please let us know.
- When you purchase a product, NavigateDivorceGuide.com has contracted with PayPal to process the transaction. This is the point at which it is necessary to acquire Personal Information to complete the purchase. Your Personal Information is used only for processing the sale. PayPal economic existence depends on its ability to facilitate safe purchase and sale transactions. That’s why we think it is safe. They are required by law to have reliable security arrangements, and that’s why we are using them for our business.
- We have selected these providers because they are well recognized in third party reviews for having superior privacy policies. We have validated this fact by means of an independent review. You now know that when you purchase our product, you acknowledge and agree that any personal information you submit for this purpose is being disclosed to Paypal or MailChimp and will be subject to the privacy policies listed in (9) below.
- NavigateDivorceGuide.com uses a service that collects information about activities of visitors to the site to improve the usefulness of the site and to improve our product. These services include “Google Analytics” that tells about what time of day the site is visited and where visitors and how long they stay on each page.
- Business Transfer: If NavigateDivorceGuide.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that NavigateDivorceGuide.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of NavigateDivorceGuide.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
- We’ve drafted our policy statement using the Better Business Bureau model. That model includes the next provision about children “under the age of 13.” It seems weird, but it’s true. This site has nothing of interest to children of any age and it’s hard to imagine why a child should look at it for any longer than it takes to click to another site. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance: This website is intended for use by adults. We do not knowingly collect any information from any child under age 13.
- California B&P Code Section 22577: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/cacode/BPC/1/d8/22/s22577
- Privacy Statement of Pay Pal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
- Our Address: Navigate Divorce Guide, 1114 State St., #306, Santa Barbara California, 93101. Telephone: (805) 335-1887.
- Effective Date of Policy: February 1, 2012 updated: February 4, 2017
- You are granted a limited license that allows you to access and view any of the free material and any of the materials you have purchased.
- Previews, quizzes, newsletters are free and available for download by anyone interested in them. They are, however, intended for personal use. We agree that commercial use of any of the material on the Site is prohibited without our prior written permission. Violation of this provision is actionable as in Paragraph 2, above.
- We agree that NavigateDivorceGuide.com has reserved the intellectual property rights to everything that appears in any aspect of this Site.
- You promise that you are using and will always use this site “at your own risk.” We have endeavored to make the material contained on the site to be accurate. However, we cannot anticipate the variety of reasons for which the Site may be consulted, the specific circumstances of the person using it or the applicable law of the state or country in which the user resides. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that the material contained in the products accessible through the site will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free.
- If you somehow injure yourself or others by using materials you find on this site, your use constitutes your promise to indemnify and hold harmless NavigateDivorceGuide.com and all entities and individuals affiliated thereto from any liability allegedly created by your use. This indemnification includes your obligation to actively defend us against any legal action taken against us on the basis of a claim alleging damages incurred by your use of any material on this site.
- Our site provides links to other sites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). You agree that we have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- None of the material contained on this Site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of NavigateDivorceGuide.com (Brian H. Burke). Violation of this provision is actionable in the way described in Paragraph 2, above.