Privacy Policy


Who we are, What we Do

Our website address is:  https://www.healthbyhelen.com and we are owned by Health for Life, LLC based in Herndon, VA and Purcellville, VA.  We are basically a Natural Health, Hypnosis, Healing and Reiki client service business.  We also own and manage:  Healing Arts NetworkHypnosis-VirginiaHypno By Helen, and Health by Helen.

On the Hypnosis-VirginiaHypno By Helen, and Health by Helen sites we are the natural practitioner ND, Board Certified Hypnotist, Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master, managing all products and services to help others heal, body, mind and soul, and teaching students a better way.

On the   Healing Arts Network  site, we are the management behind a variety of products and services designed to allow practitioners of alternative health and healing to list their businesses and to advertise and market their particular services to the public via this site.  And, there are also some service-related businesses and services listed on this site also. 


These are some of the plugins/companies these (our) sites use, which may each collect statistics and/or tracking data, and there could be some additional programs because they are constantly being added and/or deleted:    

  •     WordPress.com offers the design, features, and support to bring a website to life.
  •     With Jetpack, website owners that host their websites elsewhere can connect those websites to features and tools available through WordPress.com and WooCommerce Services.
  •     Polldaddy helps site owners create quizzes, surveys, and polls that fit their brand and vision.
  •     Intense Debate gives site owners tools to manage comments on their websites.
  •     Akismet helps keep spam under control by filtering out spam comments–hundreds of millions, every day!
  •     WooCommerce is used to purchase listings in particular.
  •      Squared store is used to process payments
  •      Paypal is used to process payments
  •      Schedulicity is our online scheduler and they collect their own information for registration, scheduling and for class or session deposits.
  •     Site Registration – email and contact info is collected when a user visits our site(s) and registers as a new user, so they can make comments.
  •       Affiliate Marketing – these sites sometimes run ads for affiliate marketing companies and they might collect data on users.  
  •       Google AdWords, and other Google programs like Google Map, etc. – these sites have some Google programs running including Adwords and AdSense at minimum.  Google may collete your data an information.

To keep things simple, in this Privacy Notice we’ll refer to the users of the services we provide through these products and services–such as a website’s administrator, contributor, author, or editor–as our “Users,” and we’ll refer to our’ websites as “Sites.”   Visitors to these Sites can read published content and interact with the Sites through features such as comments, “likes,” poll/survey responses, and they might even post on our Blogs:  Health Blog  Hypno Blog, Hypnosis Weight Loss BlogHealing Arts Network Blog.

We put together this Privacy Notice to help our Users understand the information we collect about their Site visitors (a/k/a our Users’ users), and how that happens on their Sites.  This Privacy Notice does not apply to the information we collect about Users and those who visit Automattic’s websites (like automattic.com, wordpress.com, jetpack.com, or akismet.com)–that’s covered in their Privacy Policy.  


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.  The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic.com Privacy Policy.   After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Media

Clients/Group Members/Practitioners – You provide the following for your listing/ads on these sites:  Images, videos, testimonials, and other business info you wish on this site etc. and you approve to link to your site(s). 

Changes to any of your Published Information, images, etc:  At any time, you may elect to be removed from these sites and/or to remove any of the published information, images, etc. if you choose.  Please send us an email in writing stating that you wish to be removed, or edit your info, etc. and we will make those changes within 2 – 4 business day usually.  You may call us, however, we need this info in writing.

In generalIf you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.  This is true even of the images you submit to us to be loaded to these site(s).

Warning:  Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms and Cookies

Cookies

There is a popup notice on these sites that informs you that the sites use Cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.  If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks.  If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser.  This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Analytics

We use some plugins, i.e., Google Analytics, JetPack, and more, etc.  These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this website.


Who we share your data with

Clients/PractitionersWe do NOT share your specific data, nor do we sell your data to anyone.  The data on this site is used for client contact info, and also email notifications, etc. regarding your client account with this site.  You may even provide us with a different contact phone number than in your listing on this site, only for contact purposes.  The listing information you approve and unless you request us to remove it, usually it will NOT be removed.  If you wish for someone to be changed and/or to be deleted from this site, please contact us immediately at HealingArtsNetwork@gmail.com.

Listing/Ad Renewals – All listings run for 24 months, then need to be renewal, while both front page and sidebar ads run for 12 months unless otherwise stated.  You will be contacted upon renewal time, about 30 days prior.  We attempt to reach you several times via both email and phone calls.

Listing/Ad Removal from SiteYou will be contact upon renewal time, about 30 days prior.  We attempt to reach you several times via both email and phone calls.  In the case, however, that we’ve tried to reach you many times via email, phone calls, and/or you are unreachable, and do not respond to us, you Will be deleted from this site.  OR, in the case that you wish to be removed from this site, please contact us via email, at any time.  You may call us however, we require this action to be in writing as in email for your approval for removal from the site.

UsersWe do not share your data, except as mentioned above.  There are perhaps embedded programs and plugins which do, as with all websites, and we do utilize a number of plugins.  When you register with the site, we collect minimal info, and it is basically for email notification and perhaps news from this site.  It is NOT shared specifically by Health For Life, LLC and/or Healing Arts Network.com with anyone, Nor is it sold to anyone.  It might however be used to add you to our newsletter email list, which you can also Opt out of at any time.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.  This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Site Registration – For users that register on our websites (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.  All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).  Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.  You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.  This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements