Privacy Policy & Cookie/Data Storage Policy for Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Acknowledgment & Acceptance of Terms

Dr. Margaret Rutherford is committed to protecting your privacy and takes very seriously the usage, collection and transference of personal data. The policy below states our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when your computer or you personally interact with our website.

By accessing https://drmargaretrutherford.com/, you acknowledge and freely consent to the practices described in this privacy policy. You also give your consent to the information collection practices described below.

Participating Vendor/Merchant Policies

This website offers services (like data collection forms) that link to websites other than https://drmargaretrutherford.com/.  These sites have their own privacy terms. Because we do not have direct control over these sites, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of those sites.

Below you will find links to the sites we partner with, along with links to their privacy policies. We recommend that you review these policies before providing personal or confidential data or before completing any transactions with these sites.

Information Collection & Cookies

We use cookies on https://drmargaretrutherford.com/ for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website. They also allow us to improve our site and deliver to you a website you want to browse and enjoy. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies as detailed below.

First, what is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. You can find more information about web cookies here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for you to use the features available on this website. They include, for example, the ability to login and post a comment.
  • Analytical/performance cookies.  These cookies allow us to recognize, track, and count the number of visitors who come to this website. They also allow us to track broken pages on the website and to count what visitors do when they click through the website.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to track and remember your preferences for our website. For example, we can personalize content for you, greet you by name and/or remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

We use two different kinds of cookies on this website: First party and third party cookies (both defined in detail on the wikipedia link above).

First-party cookies

These cookies are specifically about Dr. Margaret Rutherford (https://drmargaretrutherford.com/) and track your usage of this website. These cookies are considered essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, include:

  • Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit- it is anonymous and contains no personally identifying information;
  • Page number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
  • Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
  • Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies.

Third-party cookies

This website sets different types of third-party cookies to track usage, social sharing and more. These cookies are not under our control and serve to help us understand the visitors who come to the website, as well as support our connection to other third party sites.  (Again, see the wikipedia page above for detailed explanations of third party services/cookies).

Included in our list of third-party cookies are the following services:

  • Google Analytics –Google Analytics is used to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view Google’s Privacy Policy here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
  • Social sharing plugin – a cookie is used when you use the social sharing service on our website to share a link with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  More information about the Sharing app privacy policy can be found here: https://www.heateor.com/
  • Askimet – We use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plug-in that blocks suspicious comments (including suspicious IP addresses) so that we don’t have to spend huge chunks of time deleting spam comments. You can view their terms of service right here: HTTPS://AKISMET.COM/TOS/
  • Wordfence – Wordfence is a Security system that includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner which crawls the site in order to protect WordPress. It’s armed with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep our website safe. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/
  • Divi Overlays – We use Divi Overlays on some of our opt-in forms to collect names and email addresses. This allows us to keep in touch with readers and customers who want to hear from us regularly. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://divilife.com/privacy-policy-and-terms-and-conditions/
  • MailChimp for WordPress – We use Mailchimp for WordPress on some of our opt-in forms to collect names and email addresses. This adds various highly effective sign-up methods to our site and allows us to keep in touch with readers and customers who want to hear from us regularly. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://mc4wp.com/privacy-policy/
  • Diqus – We use Disqus to increase engagement and build loyal audiences. It lets site owners and developers easily add Disqus to their sites, replacing the default WordPress comment system. https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy
  • Bloom – We use Bloom on some of our opt-in forms to collect names and email addresses. This allows us to keep in touch with readers and customers who want to hear from us regularly. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://www.elegantthemes.com/policy/privacy/
  • Blubrry PowerPress – We use Blubrry PowerPress as a Podcasting plugin for WordPress. It was developed by podcasters for podcasters who will subscribe to podcast tools, podcast SEO features, and other features. Information is collected in Blubrry Podcasting directories, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher, as well as all podcast applications and clients. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy/
  • Responsive Facebook Page Plugin – This plugin replaces the old like box with a new Graph API using a shortcode and widget in order to grow a network of Facebook followers through the website. You can view their Privacy Policy here: https://cameronjonesweb.com.au/terms-of-use-and-privacy-policy/


Your rights with cookies:

Cookies are set by many entities and may include the website’s owners/developers/managers, plugins, third-party providers, advertisers and anyone else who collects or uses the website’s data.

As a user of this (or any) website, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some, or all cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.

To learn how to block cookies, simply go to Google and type in “how do I block cookies” on whatever browser you use (Chrome, Firefox etc.) and you will find the details needed to block some or all cookies on your browser.

Additional data storage and privacy policy considerations

In addition to the non-personally identifiable data collected by cookies, this website also offers the ability to contact with us via contact forms, newsletter registration forms, downloadable e-books, free downloadable gifts, webinars and other similar files.

To receive free gifts from this website, we require that you share your personal information consisting of your first and last name and your email address. In some cases, we have additional optional fields to tell us more about you. In most cases, information is gathered and stored via a third-party service, such as Mailchimp. All information gathered via any form on this website can be deleted upon request.

Information and informational items are provided in exchange for adding your email address and possibly your name, business and or website information to one of our mailing lists. All mailing lists are stored and executed via Mailchimp for the sole purpose of communicating information, as well as occasional marketing of services and products. Each mailing list will specifically detail what type of emails you may receive and possibly the frequency. You may unsubscribe from said email list(s) at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided in every email.

A copy of MailChimp’s Privacy Policy can be found here:  https:/mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Your information is never shared or sold to others for marketing purposes and is only shared with third party services as necessary and explained above. If at any time you wish to find out how your data is stored and/or opt out of communication, email, or to have your data deleted, please direct your request to the email, address and/or phone number below.

If you wish to contact us, the best way is as follows:

 E-MAIL: askdrmargaret@drmargaretrutherford.com

SNAIL MAIL:
202 North Locust, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Office Phone: (479) 443-3413

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Effective date: May 24, 2018
Last update: May 25, 2018