The Anxiety Institute (“Anxiety Institute,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects your personal information and confidentiality. Please read the following to learn about our privacy practices.
Please read this entire policy before using this Website or submitting information to us through this website or any online resource. By using our website, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy, and any information you submit to The Anxiety Institute through a website or online resource will be collected, processed, used, and disclosed in accordance with these terms.
DISCLAIMER: Using this website, including receiving requested information from The Anxiety Institute or subscribing to one of our mailing lists, does not, in and of itself, create a provider-client relationship between The Anxiety Institute and you. The Anxiety Institute may discontinue mailings at any time.
1. What Data Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
Certain areas of our website and online resources allow you to submit your Personally Identifiable Information to us. For example, you may subscribe to a The Anxiety Institute mailing list or newsletter, or create an account in our Alumni Network. “Personally Identifiable Information” is information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publicly available information to identify you. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information we may collect include your name, contact information, email address, and other information in combination with such identifiers. We may also collect information about how you use the Website, including any content you post to the Website. We may combine Personally Identifiable Information we collect on our Website with information contained in The Anxiety Institute’s offline records and information provided to us by third parties.
We may also collect information when you interact with us through various social media, such as when you like or follow us or share our content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media sites. When you interact with us on social media, we may receive information from those social networks including your profile information, picture, user ID associated with your social media account, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our Website.
We, and our third party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Website, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, Flash objects, web beacons, file information and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”).
For example, we collect information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp, a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device or your account, and other such information. We also collect information about the way you use our Website, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our website, the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access the Website, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access the Website from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Website. When you access our Website from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google AdID, or Windows Advertising ID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address. We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Website and to understand more about the demographics of our users. We may also work with third party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which attempt to recognize you across multiple devices. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.
We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) identify you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our service.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Website, as some features and services on our Website may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it. Deleting cookies does not delete Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as Flash objects and HTML5. You can learn more about Flash objects—including how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies—on Adobe’s website or by clicking here. If you choose to delete Flash objects from our sites, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of the sites or benefit from the information and services offered.3. Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising
We may share, or we may permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect, information about your use of our website over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Site as well as on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information. This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our Site or on other websites or apps, including on Facebook. We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests. As noted above, depending on your browser or mobile device, you may be able set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies and other tracking technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android). To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices , and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices, and you may also adjust your ad preferences through your Facebook settings. Some of these opt-outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. Furthermore, if you use a different device, change browsers or delete the opt-out cookie, you may need to perform the opt-out task again. You may also be able to opt-out of some—but not all—interest-based ads served by mobile ad networks by visiting http://youradchoices.com/appchoices and downloading the mobile AppChoices app. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly using our phone number listed on this site.4. How We Share Your Information to Third Parties
The Anxiety Institute does not sell, share, or otherwise disclose the information we collect through our website or online resources, except as provided in this policy. We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services, including monitoring and maintaining the website and preparing newsletters and mailings. We may also share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties with whom we are working to provide you with services or information.
We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual.
For more information about how we collect and share certain types of information which may be subject to HIPAA, please see our HIPAA Policy.5. How We Store and Protect Your Information
Data storage and transfer:
The Anxiety Institute’s website and online resources are owned and operated in the United States, but the information you provide may be accessible by our employees, affiliates or vendors outside of the United States or in any other country in which The Anxiety Institute or our service providers maintain facilities. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country. By using this site, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.
Keeping your information safe:
We care about the security of your information and take commercially reasonable administrative, physical, and technological safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In particular, email sent using this website or another online resource may not be secure. If you create an account on The Anxiety Institute’s site, it is your responsibility to protect your access credentials from unauthorized access or use. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
The Anxiety Institute’s website and online resources are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13-years old. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 years old believes that the child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us using our phone number listed on this site to request the information’s deletion.7. How to Control and Update Your Information
How to control your communications preferences.
You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the service, technical and security notices).
Modifying or deleting your information.
The Anxiety Institute wants to keep only accurate information about you. To update or correct your contact information, please email us at . At any time, you may also email us at to ask that we remove your name, contact information, and email address from the lists we use to send our mailings and contact you. We may retain a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information for a commercially reasonable time; however, this only applies if there is a business need or laws or regulations stipulate this as a requirement.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to the address provided below. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.10. How to Contact Us
Questions about this policy may be directed to or you can call us at (203) 489-0888. You can also write to us at:
ATTN: Linda Geiger
The Anxiety Institute
75 Holly Hill Lane, Suite 300
Greenwich, CT 06830