Privacy Policy

Effective 01/01/08

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the website. The types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Private communication to Dr. Winell

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself only to establish communication with you. We do not, and will never give or sell this information to any outside parties.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can subscribe through to receive announcements on upcoming events, resources, and services for people who are recovering from authoritarian religion. We host this announcement list with Google Groups. Their privacy policy can be found here. We will not add information collected through the contact form to the announcement list.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may look at how many people visited a certain page on our site, and how they arrived at the page.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

To modifying your Announcement list subscription settings, or to unsubscribe completely, please log in using your use your google account at and follow the links to change your settings. If you are having trouble please contact us directly.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 510.292.0509 or send us an email at mwinell [at] gmail [dot] com.