Privacy Policy

Last updated: February 24, 2024

Ann Ranlett, MSA (“us”, “we”, or “our”), operates this website (our “Services”) and has created this Privacy Policy to inform you of our collection, use and sharing practices for information that we collect from you via the Newsletter Sign-up Form of this web site or via the Contact Form of this web site.

This Policy serves to inform those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

What personal information is collected from visitors to our website?
If you opt-in by signing up for our newsletter, you are asked to enter your email, name, city & state (or country if outside the US) in order to receive notifications via email. If you opt-in by filling out the contact form, you are asked to enter your name, email and message/question.

When do we collect information?
We collect information when you subscribe via our Newsletter Sign-up Form or if you contact us via the Contact Page of this site.

How do we use your information?
We use the information collected:
– When you sign up for our newsletter to send periodic emails regarding your interest in our services
– Or to reply to a message sent via the Contact Form

How do we protect your information?
If you sign up to receive our Newsletter, your information is stored with, our email service, and subject to their privacy policy. We also store your information in our own database, which is not available to the public.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes, this web site platform (WordPress) uses cookies by default. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We do not use the cookie information provided when you have accessed this site.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off it may turn off some of the features of this site.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to your PII to outside parties. This does not include our website hosting service and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Third-party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Opting out:
You may opt out of future newsletter emails by unsubscribing via the link at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. Find out more here.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
– Users can visit our site anonymously
– This privacy policy is accessible via a link on our home page (in the sidebar that appears on every page)
– Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found as specified above
– You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.
– You can change your personal information by emailing us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with PII, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected PII from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will remove that information from our database.