Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 29, 2015 provides online support and information for people battling alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors towards recovery.

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4300 Rogers Ave Suite 20 PMB 214
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at:

Privacy Matters c/o
4300 Rogers Ave Suite 20 PMB 214
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 USA

Your personal privacy and personal information is important to us. However, you should be aware that to expect total privacy on the Internet is an unrealistic expectation. Even the United States Government, Pentagon and Department of Defense have had their security breached in regards to keeping information confidential. We will do our best to protect your information, but we do not have equal or better resources than the United States Government. You must accept full responsibility for any and all information that you provide on the Internet or you should should leave this website and leave the Internet now.

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us reading the content that has been posted by ourselves or by others on our websites. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide – When you sign up for a service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as our advertising programs, or products, you will be directed to a secure Payment Gateway, such as PayPal, that will request credit card or other payment account information which they maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We will never see this payment or credit card information nor will we record it. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies, Web Beacons and Sessions

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor's preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as browsing and reading information posted on our websites. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

When you contact us by email or through use of forms on the website we collect the information that you provide, such as your name, email address, comments, and your IP address is automatically recorded by the web server software.

When you post comment content or articles of text on one of our websites it may be published by us on one of our other websites or it may be stored in search engine databases, and appear on websites that are not under our control.

We do not provide this information with any other third party for any reason, unless compelled to do so by law enforcements, courts, or for legal, or civil liability issues. We attempt to adhere to the spirit of the Safe Harbor Act policies of the USA and UK, as close as we can.

When you post information on our website, either through electronic forms or in our forums or contact forms, you are responsible for the information that you provide. You should not post any information on this website or any other website with expectations that it should be kept totally private or confidential. While we will do our part to attempt to keep your information private and confidential and secure, however when you post to forums, advertising systems such as classified advertisements, this information becomes available to be viewed by anyone in the public or private sectors. The rule is: If you do not want someone to see your information -- then, do not provide the information.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

When you click on links that take you from our website to another website we cannot be responsible for the information that you provide to them or responsible for the information that they provide to you, nor are we responsible for their actions. Only they can be responsible for their information and for their actions.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Additional information or concerns or questions about Google's Privacy Policy or their affiliated companies Privacy Policies can be found on their respective websites.

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to:

Privacy Matters, c/o
4300 Rogers Ave Suite 20 PMB 214
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903
(479) 522-4391

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