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Our Privacy Policy


Background for This Explanation

The European Union has made a law that basically states that European end users of electronic communication networks and services must consent before their personal data is accessed or stored. We are in California and maybe you don't live in Europe, but there is no telling where our pages may end up. So in any case, we are letting you know that we don't access or store any personal data on our websites. If you want to read what Google has to say on this new European Union User Consent Policy, go here https://www.google.com/about/company/user-consent-policy.html

Below tells you what we do on our site concerning the new European Union User Consent Policy.

Overview of What Happens on Our Site

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site. The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt-out if you wish.

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About Our Ads

Most of our web pages have three Google AdSense ads. We provide Google the space on each page to place the ads. Google AdSense code is embedded on our pages, and we have no control over the code other than ad colors and size, in some cases. For details on this AdSense program go to Google Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

About Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Networks You May Use

These services provide social buttons and similar features that we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Share” buttons. To do so we embed code that they provide, and we do not control it ourselves. To function, their buttons generally know if you are logged in. For example, Facebook uses this to say “# of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks, therefore, could know that you’re viewing this website if you use their services.

The Final Word

We hope you now recognize our site as being safe and you accept the conditions outlined. You are free to browse our pages, and we hope you enjoy all the rich content we have to offer, no matter where you live.

If you do not accept the conditions as stated you are free to opt-out by leaving this site. We will have no record of you ever visiting this web page and our site.

© Copyright 2000, revised 2013 by Lawrence Rodrigues, M.S., Director: EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding.
All rights reserved worldwide.