Effective date: May 25, 2018
Our Websites: and
What data do we collect?
We currently collect name, email address, general location (city, state, country). In cases of donation or product purchases, we use a secure third-party, PayPal, for those transactions.
What information do we collect?
Most of our data collection comes from signing up for our newsletter where we collect name, email address. When donating or ordering product, PayPal takes in information via a secure portal collecting your Name, Email address, Mailing address, Phone number, and Credit card information.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, register for an event, or express interest via email or a phone call.
How do we use your information?
To send our newsletter and other pertinent information we believe will help you lead a happy and meaningful life.
Where is your information stored?
We use Constant Contact for our email service. However, a separate spreadsheet is maintained for yearly global free hug registrations and that is stored on the server (name, email, general location).
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We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
It may turn off some of the features of the site.
We will not sell your information to third-parties. On occasion, we may send an email out for a third-party if we feel the information will help you lead a happier and more meaningful life.
Third party Privacy Statements:
Constant Contact (our email service): https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement
PayPal (our transactional service): https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
MeetUp (our calendar service): https://www.meetup.com/privacy/
Google (website): https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=us
Facebook (Business pages for both Positive Focus and Carol CC Miller):
At any time, you find our information no longer of service to you, you can opt-out at the bottom of any email correspondence. If it a global free hugs communication, you can also include ‘please remove’ in the subject line.
Our intention at Positive Focus and Carol CC Miller is to bring you information, resources, and events to heighten your celebrations and lessen your sorrows. All interaction we have with you is to build a positive community on working together creating happier and more meaningful lives for all involved.