Privacy Policy

Updated on 2016-08-12

This privacy policy explains how your personally identifiable information (“PII”) is used on Anne Fishbein’s website (the “website”). The term PII, as used in United States privacy and information security law, is information that may be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate an individual, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully for a clear understanding of how your PII is collected, used, or otherwise handled when you use the website.

1. What personally identifiable information is collected?

When filling out the contact form on the website’s Contact page, you are asked to enter your name and email address in order to help you contact Anne Fishbein and so that she can respond to your inquiry.

2. When is the personally identifiable information collected?

Anne Fishbein collects your name and email address, as well as any information you provide in the “Subject” and “Message” fields of the contact form on the Contact page.

3. How is the personally identifiable information used?

When you use the contact form on the Contact page, the information collected from you is used by Anne Fishbein to follow up with you after your inquiry.

4. Is the personally identifiable information protected?

This website does not use a Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") certificate (SSL is used to encrypt information transferred over the internet and allows users to navigate a website and submit information through a secure connection), malware scanning, vulnerability scanning, and/or scanning to PCI standards. This is because you are not able to use this website to log into a private user area, to check out in a commerce transaction, or to provide credit card numbers or payment information. Using the contact form on the Contact page to send personally identifiable information, other than a name and email address, is prohibited. Never send any private or sensitive information using the contact form.

Note that while certain portions of Squarespace's sites are protected by SSL, including checkout for commerce transactions and wherever you log into a Sqaurespace site, SSL is not presently available for other or all types of pages. Currently, Squarespace does not offer the ability to install custom SSL certificates to address this issue. Therefore, where SSL is not available, you are strongly encouraged to take your own security precautions when browsing this website or sending PII using the contact form on the Contact page.

5. What are "cookies," and are they used on this website?

“Cookies” are used on this website. Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow it) that enables the website’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. 

6. How are "cookies" used on the website, and how do I stop the use of such "cookies"?

The website uses cookies to understand your preferences based on your previous or current website activity, which enables the website to provide you with improved services. The website also uses cookies to help compile aggregate data about website traffic and website interaction so that you may have a better website experience in the future.

You may choose to have your web browser warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you may choose to turn off all cookies. You may do this through your web browser’s settings. Each web browser is different, so locate your web browser’s settings or help menu to learn the correct way to modify your web browser's cookie settings.

In addition, the European Union (EU) Cookie Law is EU privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve information from their computer or mobile device. This website complies with the EU Cookie Law, and you may choose to decline the use of cookies while using the website. Upon your initial use of the website, a pop-up box at the top left of the page will provide you with the option to decline the use of cookies. Note that if you disable and/or decline cookies, it will not affect your user experience on the website.

Further note that as Squarespace is hosting this website, Squarespace may use cookies, which are necessary for the proper operation of its systems, however the use of such Squarespace cookies does not require consent from website visitors under the current EU legislation. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Squarespace directly via its website, as Anne Fishbein has no control over Squarespace’s use of cookies, Squarespace’s cookie policy, or Squarespace's privacy policy.

7. What disclosures of personally identifiable information are made to third parties?

Anne Fishbein does not sell or trade your PII to third parties. She may share certain PII and other website traffic information and metrics with her website hosting and service providers, such as GoDaddy or Squarespace, as well as other third parties who assist her in operating the website, in conducting her business, or in serving her website users, but only so long as those third parties parties agree to keep such information confidential, as reasonably secure as possible, and to only use the information in order to provide her with website hosting and maintenance services. She may also release PII when such release is required to comply with applicable laws, to enforce her website’s policies, or to protect her rights or others’ rights, property, or safety.

8. Disclaimer regarding third party links on the website.

The website may include links to third party websites. These third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, Anne Fishbein disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content and activities of linked websites that appear on her website. Anne Fishbein seeks to protect the integrity of her website, however, and welcomes your feedback regarding her linked websites should you want to give it.

9. Does the website use Google AdSense?

This website has not enabled Google AdSense.

10. How does the website comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)?

CalOPPA is a California law that requires commercial websites to post a privacy policy. The law applies beyond California’s borders and requires those persons in the United States (and arguably, the world) that collect PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on their website stating the specific information collected, the parties with whom the PII is being shared, and to comply with the policy. For more information, see: and

In compliance with CalOPPA, this website will ensure the following:

*Users may visit the website anonymously.

*The privacy policy will appear either on the home page or on the significant pages after entering the website. This website's privacy policy is generally available through a link at the bottom of the screen on pages that are not image gallery pages.

*The privacy policy link includes the word ‘privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above. 

*Users will be notified of any privacy policy updates on the privacy policy page.

*Users may change, update, or ask questions about the use of their personal information by using the contact form on the Contact page of the website.

11. How does the website handle web browser do-not-track signals?

The website honors web browser do-not-track signals, and it does not track or plant cookies when a do-not-track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

12. Does the website allow third party behavioral tracking?

This website does not allow third party behavioral tracking.

13. How does the website comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?

This website does not market to children under 18. In order to comply with state and federal laws, children under 18 are prohibited from using the website, including the contact form on the Contact page of this website. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule (enforced by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission) spells out what operators of websites must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. For more information, see:

14. How does the website comply with the CAN-SPAM Act?

The CAN-SPAM Act is a U.S. federal law enforced by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. This website collects your email address in order to respond to your inquiry sent via the contact form on the Contact page. Your email address will not be used for any other purposes or for advertising purposes without your prior written consent. For more information, see:

This website complies with the CAN-SPAM Act as follows:

*False or misleading subjects or email addresses shall not be used.

*If the main purpose of a message is an advertisement, it will be identified as such in some reasonable way.

*The business address will be included in an email advertisement.

*If third party email marketing services are used, such services will be monitored for compliance.

*All opt-out/unsubscribe requests shall be honored quickly.

*Users may unsubscribe by using a link at the bottom of each email advertisement sent or by using the contact form on the Contact page.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving email from Anne Fishbein, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email sent, or contact her using the contact form on the Contact page of the website. Upon receipt of your request, you will be promptly removed from all future correspondence.

15. Where may additional questions regarding the website be asked and answered?

If there are any additional questions regarding this privacy policy or the use of the website, you may contact Anne Fishbein using the contact form on the Contact page on the website.