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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on July 12, 2021.


Welcome to Andrea Anderson Polk’s website. 

Thank you for visiting Andrea's Website This Website is operated by Andrea Anderson Polk LLC.


This privacy policy explains what personal information this Website collects, why it does so, how it is used, and how you can control our collection and use of personal information obtained from you. Your use of this Website indicates your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact us via e-mail at

What Personal Information Do We Collect, and Why?

The information provided here is intended to educate individuals on various mental health issues and does not constitute the practice of counseling. Nothing contained on this platform constitutes professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment. Nor does using this Website establish a medical professional/patient relationship.


Accordingly, we ask that you do not send us any information about their medical condition or seek personal counseling advice. 


Our Website collects personal information at these locations:

Subscriptions: You may sign up to receive our newsletter or to receive notices of updates on our blog. To sign up, you will need to provide a name and email address to which you want us to send such information. 


Quizzes and Questionnaires: You may take a quiz or participate in a questionnaire on this Website. You may be asked to provide information such as your name, phone number, and email address. We collect this information so that we may contact you. 


Contact Forms: If you submit a contact form, you will be providing us with the personal information you provide on that form, such as your name and email address. We will use that information to respond to you or otherwise contact you.


Payments: If you register for a workshop or course, or purchase an item available for sale, our payment processor will collect your payment information. Our Website links to that payment processor. We ourselves do not collect any personal data from you; your credit card or other information is collected by the payment processor to process and confirm your payment. 

Email to Contact us: You may send us an email through the email link found at the bottom of our homepage. You must provide your email address in order for us to respond to your email.


In addition, our web hosting service provider may automatically collect and log web usage data and other information from you when you visit the Website.  This information, including the Internet Protocol address of the device you use to access the Website, referring site, pages viewed and length of visit, informs us about how visitors use and navigate our Website. We may also use a third-party service to track trends and Website usage. 


Finally, our web hosting service provider collects the personal information from users of this Website simply because it hosts this Website. Our web host collects that personal information solely at our direction and on our behalf. It does not use your personal information for its own purposes. 


Social Media: We have pages on various social media services, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. If you provide personal information on that page, either to us privately or publicly to other users of those social media services, the use of that information is governed by the privacy policy of that social media service, not this one. Please consult the appropriate privacy policy if you for more information.


What Do We Do With Your Personal Information?

We use personal information collected through our Website to fulfill your subscription requests, to send you information that you request, to arrange and fulfill purchases that you may make on the Website, and to improve the content and effectiveness of the Website.  


We employ other businesses to assist in the operation of this Website, including the hosting company and our payment processor. We pass along to them your personal information as appropriate for the service that they provide to us (for example, to process a credit card payment). We do not store credit card data on our Website. 


EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, WE DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO UNAFFILIATED THIRD-PARTIES FOR THEIR MARKETING USE. However, we will provide personal information to non-affiliated third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, or to otherwise comply with law, to protect our interests or when we believe in good faith the law requires it. 


Use of Cookies

Our Website uses cookies – small computer files stored on your computer’s hard drive -- to help visitors and members use it efficiently. Cookies can enhance your experience by storing your preferences and customizing content for you. For example, they enable us to remember you from previous visits and may allow us to provide you with a better experience. 


Some of these cookies are required to enable the Website to function properly. If you choose not to accept them, some features of this Website will not work.


Other cookies, which enable us to analyze the use of our Website and improve its functionality and usefulness, may be set by third parties that provide that service to us.  You may opt-out of having those cookies set on your computer by clicking on the pop-up at the bottom of your screen when you first access our Website. 


We do NOT use advertising networks on our Website and do not allow them to place tracking or other advertising “cookies” on our Website.  Consequently, you will not be subject to marketing from third parties based on your use of this Website.  


Your Choices Not To Receive Certain Communications

You may opt-out of receiving future marketing communications or publications from us by clicking unsubscribe on any of our emails.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to fulfill your request. 


Our Data Retention Policy

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with the information or service requested. If you remain an active user, we will retain the personal information about you in order to continue to provide the information or service you want.


If you deactivate your account, unsubscribe from a newsletter, or cease using any particular service, we will retain your personal information as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve any disputes with our users, to prevent fraud or abuse, to enforce our agreement, or to protect our legitimate interests. Generally, we will retain your personal information for up to five (5) years after you close your account or, if later, your last use of our Website.


At the end of the applicable retention period, we will remove your personal information from our databases and will request that any of the businesses that have provided services to us also remove your personal information from their databases.


However, if we disclose personal information to another entity, we generally are no longer able to access that information and therefore will no longer in in a position to ensure that such third party will delete your personal information despite our request that they do so.


Requests for deletion of your personal information must be made by written email addressed to To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before we delete your personal information.


We retain anonymized data indefinitely.

If You Want To Access And Review Your Information

If you want to see the personal information we have collected about you, you may contact us via e-mail at  We may ask you to confirm your identity. 


You make ask us to edit or delete your information, which we will do unless we continue to have a business reason to retain it. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before we disclose or make any corrections to such information.


What Security Does Our Website Have?

Our Website is hosted by the Wix platform.  That platform provides industry standard security, including 24/7 security monitoring, HTTPS and SSL protection.  Despite those measures, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure; and we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us. 


Links To Other Websites

As a convenience to you, we may provide links to affiliated and other third-party websites on our Website.  Please be aware that any other websites to which we link have their own privacy policies and are not subject to this one. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of each such website to determine how it treats your personal information.

Children’s Personal Information

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on the Site from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personally identifiable information on a child under the age of 13 we will delete that information.


Users Not In The United States

Our Website is directed towards users in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States whose laws may not provide the same level of protection for personal information as your home country.  Your use of this Website constitutes your consent to this transfer.  If you do not consent to this transfer, then features of this Website that require personal information from you will not be available to you.


We may modify this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes to this privacy policy, including information collected and the use and disclosure of information, will be posted here.  Following any modification, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this privacy policy, so be sure to check back periodically for the most current version of our privacy policy. 

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