Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices of  David A. Goldstein, Ph.D., private practice/ consulting services. This privacy policy applies to both information collected from you on this website and information obtained from you for purposes of consultation, research or education.

IDENTIFICATION OF THIS WEBSITE:  This is the website of: Dr. David A. Goldstein. , Vedic Astrology Consulting Services

Website Address:  http://www.dgoldsteinphd.com
Postal Address:  P.O. Box 1037, Skyland, NC  28776
Email Address:  David@dgoldsteinphd.com
Telephone Number:  828-891-4135

THIS POLICY IS EFFECTIVE AS OF:  SEPTEMBER 22, 2013


INFORMATION COLLECTION, STORAGE AND USE:
For each visitor to this website, the Web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name and email address (where possible). 

David A. Goldstein, Ph.D. is the sole owner of this website.  All information collected from the website:  including emails, addresses, telephone numbers, submitted order forms, research data entry forms, requests to be on the monthly mailing list, and other submitted forms are maintained under strict confidentiality. 

Information obtained on this website is not shared with or sold to ANY third-party individual or organization. 

Information that you voluntarily provide or send to this website will be utilized in one or more of the following areas:
  1. To respond to your personal request and/or to offer relevant information.
  2. To send by email, monthly newsletters/notices upon your explicit request.
  3. Notify you of upcoming lectures, classes, educational opportunities or research projects/progress.
  4. Set up a formal appointment for you and to secure payment.
  5. Upon your explicit consent, certain data may be used for *research purposes.                                        
Once your information is received, client data are maintained/stored in a database with a high level of security, including a set firewall and other methods for protection.

Complete confidentiality and anonymity are maintained for all clients, students and research subjects.    
All consultations are private and held in strictest confidence.  Your identification or name will never be shared with any other individual, unless you explicitly make such a request for your benefit.

Recordings for consultations are provided solely for the client’s benefit.  Recordings are produced on audio mp3 files and emailed directly to the client upon request.   Session audio recordings are maintained in a secure cloud-based server for a period of one year for the client’s benefit.  If the client loses his or her recording, a copy will be emailed upon request.  After one year, all recordings are deleted. 

*Research data are maintained following the same secure procedures outlined above. Data entered into a database for statistical analysis and evaluation, follow strict confidentiality procedures.  Names are never entered into any research database.   Data are strictly coded numerically for mathematical and statistical analyses.

SECURITY PROCEDURES:
All order forms and research data entry forms containing personal/sensitive information, are encrypted and secured to the highest standards available for website security as of this date.  When you submit sensitive information via this website, your information is protected both off-line and on-line.

Whenever sensitive information is collected via this website (including, but not limited to: birth data, mailing address, telephone number, and other background information), that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure manner.  You may verify this security by observing the “closed lock icon” at the bottom of your web browser.  You will also note the “s” on “https” at the beginning of the address on the web page when submitting an order form or research data entry form.  

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND REQUEST FOR REMOVAL:
You may request to opt out from having automated monthly emails sent to your email address at any time.   Monthly newsletters are only sent to your email address upon your explicit request.
You may request that any personal information be changed, corrected or deleted at any time.

 If you have any concern about the use of your data, privacy or security matters, you may contact:
David A. Goldstein, Ph.D. by email, postal mail, or by telephone as listed on this website.