Privacy Policy was created by Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D. and is owned entirely by him.

I, Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D., am firmly committed to protecting the privacy of those who visit my website. Because I do gather certain types of information when you sign up for mailing lists or special features or if you purchase goods from me, I want you to understand the terms and conditions surrounding the gathering and use of that information. This Privacy Policy explains what I collect, how I use it, and how my visitors can correct or change it.

This Policy discloses the privacy practices for this site and all others that I might own and operate, even those that are not listed here.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to for clarification.

What information does and/or Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D., gather/track?

I collect two types of information about my site visitors: aggregated “traffic data” derived mainly by tallying page views throughout my sites using Google Analytics; and personal data that some visitors provide through optional, voluntary participation in my Ask Dr. Shubs section, other such sections, by ordering books or videos using Google Checkout, or through email messages sent to any of the email addresses included on any of my sites.

I collect information and use it to tailor my sites’ content to my users’ needs and to help any advertisers I might have to better understand the demographics of my audience. I sometimes share the aggregated demographic information with my advertisers and any partners I might have. I never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

From time to time, I may offer voluntary, optional contests, such as book giveaways or other such offerings, in which I would request certain personal information, including the user’s name, email address, company name, job title/function, and the other information specific to the contest. The information gathered in the entry form is used to verify the entrant’s identity, to send the entrant an email notification that his or her entry has been received, and to contact winners and/or prize recipients. Under no circumstances will I divulge this information to a third party.

Because the rules and terms of each contest can vary, all information about each contest is clearly posted during the event. All contests are conducted in full accordance with United States federal and state laws.

Users of my sites may voluntarily email me from time to time with requests for information and questions about articles, books, and other materials. Users who do email me will do so with the understanding and agreement that any such emails are sent to me with the expectation that the contents of them will not be confidential, as explained below.

I reserve the right to use the contents of emails I receive in any way, including by publishing the contents of those email messages on any of my sites. If I do use the contents of any email in any kind of published manner, including use on Ask Dr. Shubs, I make a good faith effort to remove any identifying information from emails before posting their contents.

How does and/or Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D., use the information I gather/track?

I use any information voluntarily provided by my users to enhance their experience in any of my sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of my users.

If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please e-mail me at .

I use tracking information to determine which areas of my sites users like and don’t like, based on traffic to those areas. I do not track what each user reads, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps me to continue to build a better service for you.

I create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers and partners, if I should have any. This allows my advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows my users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because I do not track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or partner will never know that a specific user clicked on a specific ad.

With whom do I share the information I gather/track?

I use the information described above to tailor my sites’ content to suit your needs and to help my advertisers, if I should have any, better understand my audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping my web service free. I do not share information about individual users with any third party.

My sites contain links to third party sites. I am not responsible for the privacy practices, accuracy, or content of such sites. If you have questions about how one of my advertisers or any other site I link to uses information about you when you click through to its site, please contact that site directly.

Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name and email addresses) on any comments, bulletin boards, or in chat areas anywhere on the Internet, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

What is my opt-out policy?

I give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to receive any informational mailings, if any such options exist.

Opting not to provide certain personal information when completing an online form, subscribing to a publication, or participating in a contest.

What is my policy for updating, deleting, or deactivating names from my sites’ databases?

Users may unsubscribe to any of my mailing lists by sending an email to or by sending mail to:

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
321 S. Beverly Drive
Suite “L”
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4303

For additional information:

Users who are experiencing problems with my sites or who have any questions about how my sites work can contact me via email at Users who have questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website can contact me via email at or by ground mail to:

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
321 S. Beverly Drive
Suite “L”
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4303

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