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Privacy Policy – Kathy Gaalaas – Digital Strategist

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. Accordingly, this policy has been developed in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines this site’s privacy policy.

When accessing http://kathygaalaas.com, the website will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Similar to other commercial websites, this website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the site, and websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

Use of Cookies

A ‘cookie’ is a very small text document (or yummy snack), which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer (weird, right?!) for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Clear as mud?

IP Addresses

Here’s more technical stuff: IP addresses are used by your computer every time you’re connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by a web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you. (Whew.)

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with me through email (yup, most people still use it), I may keep the content of your email messages together with your email address and my responses. I provide the same protections for these electronic communications that I employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for this site, sign up through any of the forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below. (But wait, there’s MORE!)

How Do I Use the Information That You Provide to Me?

Broadly speaking, the use of personal information for purposes of administering my business activities, providing customer service and making other items available (I definitely listen to my clients!). This also includes services to clients and prospective clients.

I will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit this site, unless you choose to provide such information to me, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. (YEA!)

I may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when in good faith, I believe that the law requires it or for the protection of my legal rights. (Basically just don’t do anything bad or nasty.)

Email Policies

I’m committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. I will not sell, rent (huh?), or lease my subscription lists to third parties, and I will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

This site will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from my company will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from the mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from me.


This site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from me and our partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail you receive from me at any time.

Users who no longer wish to receive my awesome newsletter or slick promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

Use of External Links

This site (http://kathygaalaas.com) may contain links to many other websites. As stated in the Disclaimer, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. Links to or from external sites not owned or controlled by me do not constitute an endorsement by or any of its employees of the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented therein.

By accessing this site, you are agreeing to be bound by my website’s Privacy Policy, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on this website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of or its licensors. The use of trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from Kathy Gaalaas.

You must not:

  • Republish material from my website without prior written consent.
  • Sell or rent material from my website.
  • Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on this site for any purpose.
  • Redistribute any content from my website, including on to another website.

Acceptable Use

You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the site. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user (read: Bullying), transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website.

You must not use this website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on this website for any marketing related purpose without my express written consent.

Restricted Access

I may, in the future, need to restrict access to parts (or all) of the website and reserve full rights to do so. If at any point, I provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of the website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.

Use of Testimonials

In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:

Testimonials that appear on this site are received by me via text, audio or video submission. They are individual accounts, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used my products and/or services in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. I do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of everyone who will use my products and/or services.

The testimonials displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too long or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.

Kathy Gaalaas is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on http://kathygaalaas.com. This site is not a forum for testimonials, however, it does provide testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To protect against abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed. Please do not share the opinions, views or commentary of any testimonials on http://kathygaalaas.com – the opinions are strictly the views of the testimonial source.

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, I request that you do not send private information to me by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on this website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

This site may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, WordPress, Thrive and other external sites use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

KathyGaalaas.com and its owner make no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contained on this website or any sites linked to this site.

All the materials on this site are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall its agents or associates be liable for any damages whatsoever(including,without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death)arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the materials, even if has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.

Policy Changes

KathyGaalaas.com reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time with or without notice. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, I will not use the personal information you have submitted under this privacy policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with the new privacy policy, without your prior consent.

I’m committed to conducting business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.


If you have any questions regarding this policy or your dealings with our website, please contact Kathy, site administrator, at KathyGSMC@KathyGaalaas.com.

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