Last Updated: November 2017

This Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time (the “Privacy Policy”), governs the collection and use of your personal information by Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing.  By using, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut irrespective of your location.


This website is intended for adults.  If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please ask your parent or legal guardian for permission before you enter this site.  I do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.


If you are under the age of 13, YOU MUST NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.  Please do NOT send me your personal information, including your email addresses, name, and/or contact information.  If you want to contact me, you may only do so through your parent or legal guardian.

Type of Information Collected

When you visit this site, I may collect certain non-personal information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system, browser type, and Internet service provider.  This type of information does not identify you personally.  For me to collect personal information such as your name, mailing address, email address, zip code or information regarding a health condition (“Personal Information”) you have to provide it to me via email.

I use a third-party credit card processing company for collecting payment for my services and other third-party companies to monitor site traffic which may in some instances store your information.  Because I use a third-party credit card processing company, I do not store information such as credit card numbers or bank account information.


Cookies may be used whether you send us your Personal Information or not.  “Cookies” are small text files transferred by a web server to your hard drive and thereafter stored on your computer. The types of information a cookie collects includes the date and time you visited, your browsing history, graphics viewed or documents downloaded, and links that you accessed from our website. In some instances, my third-party service providers, such as PayPal, may use cookies on my site. I cannot control or access cookies used by third-party service providers. This Privacy Policy covers only cookies used by me, and not any cookies used by third parties.

You have the ability to either accept or decline the use of cookies on your computer.  Typically, you can configure your browser to not accept cookies. However, declining the use of cookies may limit your access to certain features of my website. For example, you may have difficulty logging in or using certain features.

Third Parties

I use third-party service providers to process payments you make and my website may contain links to other sites. If you click on these links, you leave my site. I am not responsible for the content or the security of your Personal Information when using the third-party services providers or when using the other sites. These providers and sites may have their own privacy policies governing the storage and retention of your Personal Information. They may collect information such as your IP address, browser specification, or operating system. This Privacy Policy does not govern Personal Information provided to, stored on, or used by these third-party providers and sites. I strongly recommend that when you enter a third-party site, you review the third-party’s privacy policy as it relates to safeguarding your Personal Information.

I also use a third-party service provider, Infusionsoft, to help me create our e-newsletters and other marketing materials. This service provider allows me to build and manage my email list.  I provide certain Personal Information, such as name and email address, to Infusionsoft to create my listserv and email marketing materials. I provide this information only as such disclosure is reasonably necessary to provide you with Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing’s newsletters and other informational material.  Your Personal Information will be stored in accordance with Infusionsoft’s privacy policy, and I strongly encourage you to review this policy carefully. If you do not wish to have me share your Personal Information with Infusionsoft, you must follow the instructions described in the “Your Choice” section of this Privacy Policy.

How Your Information Is Used

I may use your Personal Information to:

  • Contact you regarding news or events that may be of interest.
  • Provide you with newsletters or informational material.
  • Monitor user activity, such as keyword searches, to more effectively manage traffic on my site.
  • Assist you with technical difficulties.
  • Promote success stories related to Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing’s mission.
  • Combine such information with other information gathered from other sources.

Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing does not sell your Personal Information to any third-party and will only disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Protecting Your Personal Information

I recognize that protecting your privacy is important to you. For this reason, I am committed to protecting your Personal Information in a variety of ways. I do not directly process any payments and do not store your credit card information. I keep information in a database managed by Infusionsoft in accordance with their privacy policy. By visiting my website and providing me with data, you acknowledge and agree that I may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy.

I have taken certain security protections in safeguarding your Personal Information. However, no method is 100% safe. While I strive to use a commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its security. Therefore, I assume no liability regarding the theft, loss, alteration or misuse of personal or other information, including without limitation such information that I have provided to third parties, or with regards to the failure of a third-party to abide by the privacy policy or agreement between us and a third-party.

You may participate in my blog or utilize my discussion group feature via hyperlinks. You can also post messages on Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing social media accounts. My blog, discussion group and social media accounts are hosted by third-party vendors and are governed by the privacy policies and terms of use of such third parties. I strongly discourage you from posting any information on these features that you do not want others to see.

Your Choice

If you provide me with your Personal Information, I may send you certain notifications, newsletters or brochures.  In order to opt-out of receiving our newsletters, you should click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of my newsletters.

I may also send you any legally required notifications and certain notifications, including but not limited to, service related notices or notices regarding a change to any of my policies. You can opt out of receiving these and any future communications from me, including newsletters, by emailing me at [email protected]


On rare occasions, I may be required to disclose your Personal Information due to legal or regulatory requirements. In such instances, I reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required in order to comply with my legal obligations, including but not limited to complying with court orders, warrants, subpoenas, service of process requirements, or discovery requests.

I may also disclose information about my users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce my Terms of Use; respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing, my users or the general public.

Notification of Changes

I reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at my sole discretion. I may send you a notice regarding material changes to this Privacy Policy or our site. You should make note of the “last updated date” at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. With this information, you should be able to identify if the Privacy Policy has been updated recently.


Any disputes regarding your privacy are subject to this Privacy Policy and my Terms of Use, including but not limited to, any provisions related to indemnification, limitations on damages, and choice of law.