Q&A’s AND DISCLAIMER
We welcome your questions about the skin and how it functions in health and disease, but we cannot offer any specific or personal medical advice. Please address all questions about your health or the health of a friend or family member to your personal physician. Email communications that you send to us jointly or individually via the email links on our site may be shared with other medical experts in order to better address the substance of your inquiry. We may post your comments on our website with the name you used to register with us. We may also use all or part of your comments or queries to post in a “Q & A” blog on our website or otherwise. We are unable to respond to all inquiries, questions and comments, and in any event cannot guarantee a timely response. If you do not wish to have your comments or user name published on our site, please make that clear in your comments. Nor can we guarantee that emails sent to us via links on this site are completely secure or confidential. It is possible, for example, that your email could be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communication private, please do not use email.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18
This Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not interact, add or provide any information to this site, such as registering or using its features, adding comments, making purchases or provide any information about you, such as your name, address, screen names, or phone numbers.
We do not knowingly collect any information from children under age 18. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Information You Provide To Us. When you visit this Website, there are various opportunities for you to provide information, such as filling out forms to receive our free booklets, subscribe to our blog notifications, to contact us, to leave comments and feedback or to purchase a product or service. The information you provide to us, mainly your name and email address (and, in some cases, your name, mailing address, telephone number and fax), enables us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to communicate with you, to provide you with offers and promotions, and to improve our overall performance.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through this Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect more statistical rather than personal information about you. This helps us gauge usage patterns and the popularity of specific areas of our sites. This can include the pages and articles you and others visit on the site, the types of devices you are using, such as a smartphone, table or desktop computer, which browser you use, your IP address and your location.
We use this information to help us improve the content and design of our website, products and services and to provide a better user experience for our visitors and customers. This also enables us to notify you of events and services happening in your area. When you voluntarily provide your personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information. We use this to specifically improve our user experience for you.
Some of the above data is collected using cookies. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store it’s cookie 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’s 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.
Some content, applications, or advertisements on the Website are served by third-parties. These may include advertisers, ad networks, servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use tracking technologies, such as cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies, to collect information about you when you use our website. The information collected by third parties may be either associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with content or advertising that is associated with your interests.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible third-party provider directly.
All of our emails, alerts and special notices from our advisors and partners are sent only to those who have specifically agreed to our confirmed opt-in policy. We require recipients of email from EliasandWilliams.com to confirm permission for the email address submitted to be included on our mailing list by responding to a confirmation email for verification or in connection with your subscription at our website. This ensures our users are properly subscribed with a working address and with the owner’s consent.
We keep your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.
We are in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act which mandates that all e-mails sent from our organization clearly state who the e-mail is from, how to contact the sender, and simple, specific instructions on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or other promotional matters, you can opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any e-mail you receive from us at any time. You can also opt out by contacting us at email@example.com. We will honor the change to your account preferences on EliasandWilliams.com. However, we may also advertise on many other Internet and email outlets. Therefore, you may see our advertisements in connection with other financial and investment-related websites and email outlets. We will ensure that they offer you the ability to opt out from any of their messages.
HOW AND WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION
If you register to sign up to receive one of our free booklets, e-books or books, download resources, and/or purchase a product from us, we collect your information. The Company collects your information in order to record, support and provide the activities, products or services you select. We use this information to track your preferences, to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and to update you about related products and/or services.
If you are outside the 32 countries affected by the GDPR (EU, EEA and Switzerland), and opt to receive any free booklets, e-books, and books, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, a live event or for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will automatically enroll you to receive periodic updates, news and time-sensitive offers.
If you do not wish to receive these updates, news and time-sensitive offers, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to eliasandwilliams@EliasandWilliams.com requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you are in one of the 32 countries affected by the GDPR (EU, EEA and Switzlerland) and opt to receive any free booklets, e-books, and books, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, a live event or for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our periodic updates, news and time-sensitive offers if you affirmatively consent to it.
If you do not wish to receive these periodic updates, news and time-sensitive offers, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to eliasandwilliams@EliasandWilliams.com requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you choose to communicate with us through email, we may retain your email address, the content of your email messages, and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications as we do for the information you provide when you sign up through any of our forms, register for the website, make a purchase on the site or any information we receive online or through the telephone or mail. For further information see the information below.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US
The information you provide to us, and the information that is collected automatically, is used to present our Website and its contents to you, and to provide you with information along with offers for products and services we believe might be of interest to you. It is also used to provide you with information about your subscriptions and products, to provide customer service and to carry out our business activities. We collect as little personal information as possible to accomplish these objectives.
We also use the information to ensure our services are working as intended, such as tracking outages or troubleshooting issues that you report to us. We also use the information to make improvements to our services, for example, providing the newsletter content to you, responding to comments and communicating with you, and may use the information to develop new services.
Periodically, we may use the information you provide to us to offer you the opportunity to purchase products or services from trusted third parties that we believe might interest you. In exchange, a commission is paid to us by these third parties. If you choose to take part in such promotions, the third parties will receive your information.
We may also use the information you provide to us to periodically display advertisements to you that are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests, and activities. We do not show you advertisements based on sensitive categories such as race, religion, sexual orientation, or health. Nor do we use the information that personally identifies you with advertisers, such as your name or email, unless you ask us to.
We may use the information, such as your email address, to interact with you directly. We may sent you notification if we suspect suspicious activity, like an attempt to sign in on your account from an unusual location. Or we may let you know about upcoming changes or improvements to our services. If you contact us, we may keep a record of your request in order to help solve any issues you might be facing.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information you voluntarily submit or any information collected automatically.
In order to provide our services to you, we may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers.
To enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company, we may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary.
In the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets and/or business, we may provide your information to any successor involved in said events.
When we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to share your information for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so, we may release your information that is reasonably necessary to: meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of EliasandWilliams.com, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION AND SECURE INFORMATION TRANSMISSIONS
To ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically, we employ commercially reasonable methods such as standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors.
When requesting your order information online, we, or our third party providers, will provide you with a secure (SSL, encrypted) connection to transmit such data. Storage of your information for fulfillment purposes is likewise maintained on secured servers.
Email is not a secure medium of communication. For this reason, please do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.
EliasandWilliams.com cannot warrant the security of any information that you submit to us and you do so at your own risk. We do not share your credit card number with other parties, other than those involved with the administration of your subscription or third party purchase of goods or services you so elect. We do not share other information except as described in this policy.
For further site security, the Company uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or to otherwise cause damage. The Company may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for assessing the number of visitors to different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or troubleshooting problem areas.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We hope this Privacy Statement has explained what we do with the personal information that we collect from you, our views and practices regarding personal information, and how they affect you as you use our features and services, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you may contact EliasandWilliams at eliasandwilliams@EliasandWilliams.com.
VISITORS’ GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS) RIGHTS
If you are within one of the 32 countries affected by the GDPR (the EU, EEA and Switzerland), you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
We will store any information you choose to provide us until, whichever is earlier:
(a) you ask us to delete the information, (b) we decide to stop using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company decides that there is no need to retain your data and value of retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either correct or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
DATA PROVISION POLICIES OF THIRD PARTIES WE USE
1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of functions of the Amazon Partner program
On this website, the Company may integrate Amazon components as a participant in the Amazon partner program. The Amazon components were created by Amazon with the aim to mediate customers through advertisements on various websites of the Amazon group, in particular Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es in return for the payment of a commission. By using the Amazon components, the Company may generate advertising revenue.
The operating company of this Amazon component is Amazon.com, Inc., P.O. Box 81226, Seattle, WA 98108-1226 UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the United States, Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg is responsible.
Through your browser, Amazon sets a cookie, a very small text file containing a unique personal identifier, on a part of your computer’s hard drive designated for cookies, provided your browser preferences enables the acceptance of cookies. When you visit individual pages of this website, which is operated by the Company, and into which an Amazon component was integrated, Amazon will collect personal information that is used to trace the origin of orders from Amazon, and as a result, to allow the accounting of a commission to the Company. Among other things, Amazon may understand that you have clicked on an affiliate link on our website.
You can prevent the collection of this personal data by Amazon by changing your browser’s preferences to permanently deny the setting of cookies. Cookies already in use by Amazon may be deleted at anytime via a web browser or other software programs.
2. Data protection provisions about the application and use of AWeber
On this website, the Company has integrated components of AWeber.
AWeber is an online marketing platform (the “Services”) operated and operated by Aweber System, a company headquartered in the State of Pennsylvania in the UNITED STATES (“we,” “us,” “our,” and “AWeber”).
AWeber enables the Company to send and manage email campaigns and serve advertisements. It also provides other related services, such as real-time data analytics. Click here to learn more about AWeber Services.
When you sign up to receive any of our free resources, e-books or books, opt in to receive our newsletter or updates, register for a webinar, seminar or other live event, the information you provide to us, such as your name and email address, are collected, encrypted and sent to AWeber using secure socket layer technology (SSL) to be able to send the requested resources and communications to you. You may have the opportunity to update some of this information by electing to update or manage your preferences via an email you receive from us.
AWeber Systems, Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. AWeber Systems, Inc. is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles.
AWeber and its partners may use various technologies to collect and store information when you receive and interact with email communications sent to you by EliasandWilliams.com. This may include using cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons. For example, AWeber may use web beacons when sending emails to you on our behalf. These web beacons track certain behavior such as whether the email sent through the Services was delivered and opened and whether links within the email were clicked. They also allow AWeber to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type and other similar details.
3. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook
On this website, the Company has integrated components of Facebook. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
When you are logged into Facebook while visiting individual pages on our website into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, Facebook collects technical information about which pages and sections of our website you visit, the Facebook buttons you click on our website, (e.g. the “Like” button), and if you submit a comment, and that information is associated with your Facebook account. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the Facebook component or not.
If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable, you can prevent this by logging off of your Facebook account before visiting our website.
Click here for an overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins.
4. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
On this website, our Company has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Web analytics help us optimize our website, to create a better user experience, and to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of online advertising and to show you ads more targeted towards your interests.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics, the Company uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application your IP address is shortened by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from one of the 32 countries affected by the GDPR (EU, EEA and Switzerland).
Through the Google Analytics component, Google uses the collected data and information to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our website for us.
Google Analytics collects this information using cookies. If your browser preferences allow the setting of cookies, Google Analytics places a cookie on your device in an area set aside for cookies.
The cookie stores technical personal information, such the time you spend on our site, the location from which the access was made, the frequency of your visits to our website, which individual pages you visited, for how long and the links you clicked during your visit. With each visit to our website, such personal data, including your IP address, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
You can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by changing your browser settings to permanently deny the setting of cookies. This would prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on your information device. Cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Click here to learn more about Google Analytics.
5. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Jetpack for WordPress
On this website, the controller has integrated Jetpack. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in, which provides additional features to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the Company, inter alia, an overview of the visitors of the site. By displaying related posts and publications, or the ability to share content on the page, it is also possible to increase visitor numbers. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so a Jetpack-using site is better protected against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of images on the website.
The operating company of Jetpack Plug-Ins for WordPress is the Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, UNITED STATES. The operating enterprise uses the tracking technology created by Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
Jetpack sets a cookie on your computer or device. As you visit individual pages of this Internet site and on which a Jetpack component was integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to submit data through the Jetpack component for analysis purposes to Automattic. During the course of this technical procedure Automattic receives data that is used to create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this helps us analyze your visits and actions on the website help us optimize the website. The data collected through the Jetpack component is not used to identify you, personally, without obtaining prior separate express consent from you. The data comes also to the notice of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.
You can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by changing your browser preferences to deny the setting of cookies used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. This would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on your information technology system. In addition, cookies already in use by Automattic/Quantcast may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
You can object to a collection of data relating to a use of this website that are generated by the Jetpack cookie as well as the processing of these data by Automattic/Quantcast and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, you must click here and then switch the setting from ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’ which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with this purpose is placed on your information technology system. If the cookies are deleted on your system, then you must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.
With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that our website is not fully usable anymore by the data subject.
6. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn
We have integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
As you visit individual pages of this website on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Click here to learn more about LinkedIn plug-ins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what individual pages or sections you visited on our website.
If you are logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects your visit to any page on our website—and for the entire duration of your stay on our website—which specific pages you visit on our website and which LinkedIn buttons we have integrated into the website you click. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and is associated with your LinkedIn account.
If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable to you, then you can prevent this by logging off from your LinkedIn account before visiting our website.
LinkedIn provides you with the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings by clicking here to access the LinkedIn Guest Controls.
7. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter
On this website, the Company has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
When you visit individual pages of this website on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Click here to learn more about the Twitter buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what individual pages you visited on our website. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to retransmit the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.
If you are logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects when you visit an individual page, and for the entire duration of your stay on our website, which specific sub-page you visited and your clicks of Twitter buttons the Company has integrated into the website. This personal information is collected through the Twitter component and is associated with your Twitter account.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in on Twitter at the time you visit our website. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable to you, then you can prevent this by logging off from your Twitter account before you visit our website.
8. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube
On this website, the Company may integrate components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
With each visit to individual pages on our website and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, your browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Click here to learn more about YouTube.
During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what individual pages of our website you visited.
If you are logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each visit to an individual page that contains a YouTube video, which individual page you visited on our website. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.
If you are logged into YouTube when you visit our website, YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that you have visited our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not.
If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable to you, you can prevent the transmission of this data by logging off from your YouTube account before visiting our website.
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