Privacy Policy for HIPAA alli

Updated: May 24, 2018

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at My Privacy Policy.

At HIPAA alli we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. Our privacy policy describes the types of personal information collected and recorded by and how we use it.

Who I Am

My name is Kimberly Shutters, and I’m the Founder and CEO of HIPAA alli, which owns this site. You can read more about me on my About Page, but I’m also a HIPAA Security Compliance coach, consultant, and author of “Know The Rules!“. Everything I do is meant to help others #KeepPHIsecure

Our mailing address is: HIPAA alli, P. O. Box 2154, Lakeside, CA 92040

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

To deliver a more personal experience on this site, we do collect some personal information. We use software that’s publicly available to deliver the most relevant information possible whenever we can. Our goal is to give you the best experience possible when browsing on

Some of the information we might collect from you is your first and email address. However, we typically don’t ask for or retain your email address unless we’re sending you something you requested.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you fill out a contact form or fill out an application, we might also collect some additional information form you.

In addition to the fields into which you input your information or other data, we might collect your IP address for geolocation. We do this mostly to know what country or part of the world our traffic is coming from. This does not tell us your home address. Any IP address or geolocation information is tied only to the information you submitted on the form, not to a particular username or anything else. We keep the information in these forms indefinitely.

We do not use IP addresses or geolocation information for marketing purposes.

We may use the information you send us via contact forms for marketing purposes.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about how you use this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

We also use tracking code generated from Facebook. We use this data is to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. Here is Facebook’s Privacy Policy.

We use tracking code from these and other 3rd party sources to help us track visitors to our site, follow traffic sources and patterns, and to see if our ads are working. We also use this tracking data so we can advertise to you after you’ve left our site.

Who we share your data with

HIPAA alli does not share your data with anyone else.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.


HIPAA alli respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is HIPAA alli ‘s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at, HIPAA alli will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the HIPAA alli website (the “Site”) that are reported to HIPAA alli ‘s Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”) and delivering it to HIPAA alli ‘s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, HIPAA alli will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site.  If HIPAA alli removes or disables access to content in response to a Notice, we may notify the user with details about the Notice so that they can submit a counter-notice. HIPAA alli may also send a complete copy of the Notice to users where appropriate.

THIS BLOG or any site owned and operated by HIPAA alli, claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.

Additional information

We use website tracking code from our email marketing software, ActiveCampaign. This code allows us to see what pages you’ve visited on our site. We only have access to this information after you’ve opted in to receive emails from us. You can request your account and all of the information we have on you to be deleted at any time.

We use this tracking code to follow your behavior on our site. Using this information, we can send you relevant emails based on what you view.

Contact Us:

HIPAA alli welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy:

HIPAA alli
P. O. Box 2154
Lakeside, CA 92040

Updated: May 24, 2018