Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Christiane Northrup, Inc. (“CNI,” “we” or “us”). To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining what information we collect, how we might use that information and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at www.drnorthrup.com (the “Web site”).

The Information Collected

At the Web site, you can subscribe to one of our services (e.g., our online information services or our E-Newsletter), express an opinion, and connect to third-party web sites to order services and products. We collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected on the Web site include, without limitation: your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and information about your interests in and use of various services, programs, and products. At times, we might request you provide to us your age or gender. We also may collect information you provide as part of a User Submission (as defined in our Terms of Use). All of this information is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “personally identifiable information.”

Our servers also may automatically collect information about you, your online behavior and your computer, mobile or other device. The information collected may include, without limitation, the make, model, settings, specifications (e.g., CPU speed, connection speed, browser type, operating system, device identifier) and geographic location of you and/or your computer, mobile or other device, as well as date/time stamp, IP address, pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads (if any) viewed, the site(s), application(s), destination(s), and/or service(s) you arrived from, and other clickstream data.

If you choose to access, visit and/or use any third party social networking service(s) that may be integrated with the Web site, we may receive personally identifiable information and other information about you and your computer, mobile or other device that you have made available to those services, including information about your contacts on those services. For example, some social networking services allow you to push content from our Web site to your contacts.  Your decision to use a social networking service in connection with our Web site is voluntary. However, you should make sure you are comfortable with the information your third party social networking services may make available to our Web site by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services. We reserve the right to use, transfer, assign, sell, share, and provide access to all personally identifiable information and other information about you and your computer, mobile or other device that we receive through third-party social networking services in the same ways described in this Privacy Policy in respect of all of your other information.

Use of the Information

We use the personally identifiable information you provide about yourself to administer your account, fulfill your requests for and provide you with access to our services, programs, and products, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other services, programs, or products that we believe may be of interest to you. We also may use this information to communicate with you when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us. In addition to the foregoing, we use the information you provide in connection with our social, community, and public discussion areas or as part of a User Submission to provide an interactive experience on the Web site. For example, we may use this information to write e-mails, to publish submissions, to offer suggestions to and share stories with our readers or to offer you services, programs, or products.

We will not sell, transfer or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as follows: (i) we may use third parties to perform specific functions on our behalf and we may disclose such information to help those parties perform their services; (ii) we may disclose such information in response to a legal process, order or investigation (for example, a subpoena or court order); (iii) we may disclose personally identifiable information where disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights or to protect us or others (for example, in order to reduce the risk of fraud or illegal activities); (iv) we may sell or share such information with companies related to ours, and our affiliates, subsidiaries, business partners and advertisers for the purpose of marketing products, programs and services to you or for any other purpose related to our or their businesses; and (v) we may acquire, merge with or be acquired by another company or we might sell some or all of our assets, and, in such a case, we may sell and/or disclose your personally identifiable information to another company.

We may use the information we collect about you, your online behavior and your computer, mobile or other device to improve the design and content of the Web site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We may also use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you services, programs, or products. In addition, we reserve the right to use this information, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, analyze trends, track users’ movements around the Web site, and to otherwise administer the Web site. In addition to all of the foregoing, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any lawful business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers, sponsors, and customers. CNI may combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to offer information or market to you those services or products that may be of interest to you.

For more information regarding our use of information you submit to us, please review our Terms of Use.

Age

No one under age 13 is allowed to register for the Web site or provide any personally identifiable information or use our social, community, and public discussion areas. As stated in the Terms of Use, you have represented and warranted that you are at least 18 years of age or using the Web site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, do not, under any circumstance, submit any personally identifiable information to us and always rely on a parent or guardian to assist you.

Cookies

The Service may place and/or store code or other types of information and/or devices (e.g., “cookies”) on your computer, mobile or other device (“Local Device Storage”). We may use Local Device Storage for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to customize your visitation and shopping experience, to deliver content consistent with your stated interests, to provide you with custom-tailored content, to save your password in password-protected areas, to determine which of our messages have been opened by recipients so we can gauge the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns, the movements of individual users, and your geographic location, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, to conduct research, to deliver editorial content, to record registration and personalization information, and to otherwise administer the Web site. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you may be able to set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the Web site, such as access to the Health Store, will not function properly if you do so. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, once you choose to furnish the Web site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

In addition to Local Device Storage, we may use web beacons, web bugs, clear gifs, and similar technologies (collectively, together with Local Device Storage, the “Tracking Technologies”). We use Tracking Technologies for all or some of the same lawful business purposes we describe above for use of Local Device Storage.

Licenses and Idea Submissions

You grant to CNI a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, sell, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the Web site by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive your moral rights in any such materials and information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original to you, or that you have the right to submit and license such materials and information in the manner described herein. You agree that you shall have no recourse against CNI for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.

Security

We take precautions and have implemented certain technical measures intended to protect against unauthorized access to, disclosure of, and unlawful interception of personally identifiable information submitted via the Web site. However, because no data transmission is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers, networks or databases. Your communications containing personally identifiable information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the Web site may be subject to network attacks or malfunctions. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your personally identifiable information or any other information is completely secure and safe from any risk, and you provide information to us at your sole risk. By using the Web site you agree that we are not responsible for any inadvertent loss of such information or the consequences thereof.

Links to/from Other Sites

The Web site contains links to other web sites that are operated by third parties. With prior permission, other sites may also reference or link to the Web site. To obtain permission, send an e-mail to requests@drnorthrup.com. The services or products described or advertised on the Web site are generally sold by other parties on other sites. CNI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other sites. CNI makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of sites to which it may be linked and has no control over information submitted to other sites. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices prior to submitting any information to those sites, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Revisions

We may modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time without notification to you. The current version of this Privacy Policy will be posted to the Web site. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy from time to time.

Disputes

This Privacy Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Maine, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. All disputes shall be resolved as described in CNI’s Terms of Use.

Last Updated: September 8, 2014