Sobriety Hub Privacy Notice
Last Updated: 6/12/23
Sobriety Hub LLC ("Sobriety Hub") is committed to safeguarding your privacy in our various interactions with you including your use of our website located at sobrietyhub.com and our sobrietyhub.com mobile app. We use this privacy notice to clearly disclose to you our privacy practices in a manner that is easy to understand. If there is something you do not understand about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact us using the contact information listed at the end of this privacy notice.
We may change this policy from time to time so please check back often. If we significantly change our collection, use, or disclosure practices, we may send you an updated notice via email if you have provided us with an email address. Please keep in mind that some of the services mentioned specifically in this policy may not be available on the website at this time.
This Privacy Notice is effective as of June 12th, 2023.
What information do we collect from you?
We collect information in several ways. Some of the information we collect is personal to you. Other information is anonymous. We collect the following categories of information:
- During registration, we ask for your name, phone number, email address, and address
- When you report a problem with our website or services we will collect contact information along with a description of your problem
- When you contact us via the company email address, we will collect your contact information and any information you include in your email
- To customize our service for you, we and our partners may collect precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you. We may obtain your consent on your first use of the service
- When you visit and navigate our site, use our applications or third party sites, or open our emails, we may collect technical information about your use of our site including IP address, device identifier, and viewing information.
Our website is not intended to solicit, collect or process personal information from any individual under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian, please contact us if you believe information regarding a child has been collected by us through our website.
How do we collect information from you and how can you opt-out of information collection?
We collect much of the information listed above directly from you when you submit it to us through email, on our website, or in other interactions you have with us. This includes information such as registration information, contact information, subscriptions to newsletters or other marketing communications, user submissions, and public postings. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information (unless it is obvious from the context). Our sobrietyhub.app web portal collects payment information to enable you to make payments. That payment information is processed through a third party payment processor and is not used or retained by us.
Opting Out of Direct Collection
If you do not want to share your information, you can choose not to participate in a particular service or activity.
To ensure that you will not receive recurring marketing or other information from us unless you choose to, we will provide you with simple instructions on each marketing email or subscription service from us for you to let us know that you have chosen to stop receiving such emails or subscriptions from us.
Indirect Collection – Cookies and Other Technology for Website Operation and Analytics
We and our third party service providers or partners may collect certain information automatically from your device when you visit our website or use any services we provide. In some states and countries, including countries in the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, the information automatically collected may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, operating system, date and time of visit, referring website, the search engine queries used to get to our website, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location), and other technical information. It may also include information about how your device has interacted with our website, including the pages accessed and links clicked. We also collect information related to your use of the website, such as your site usage information, site communication information and account activity information.
Collecting this information provides a better understanding of the visitors who come to our website, where they come from, and what content on our website is of interest to them. This information is used for our internal analytics purposes, to improve the quality and relevance of our website and services to our visitors, and to enhance the security of our website. We also use this information for detection and prevention of fraud, security threats or other illegal or suspicious behavior on our website.
In addition to collecting personal information for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, we may use personal information for other compatible purposes including, without limitation, anonymizing or de-identifying data. To the extent we anonymize or de-identify data, we will not attempt to re-identify such data.
- Provide you with personalized content based on your use of our site
- Enable you to more easily use our site by remembering and using contact information, purchasing information, and registration information
- Evaluate, monitor and analyze the use of our site and its traffic patterns to help improve our site and services
- Assist us with ad reporting functions such as to learn which ads are bringing users to our website
The types of technologies we use include:
Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us to identify your browser as a unique user. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you to us. Cookies may also be used by another party on our behalf to transfer information to us in accordance with their privacy notice. Some cookies are "persistent cookies." They are used by us each time you access our website. Other cookies are called "session cookies." Session cookies are used only during a specific browsing session. We may use a session cookie, for example, to remember that you have already navigated through a particular menu, or that you have entered in age information for a portion of a site that is restricted by age. We may also use "analytics cookies" that allow web analytics services to recognize your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. This information is provided anonymously for statistical analysis only. Analytics cookies are usually persistent cookies.
Our website may contain links to third party websites, embedded content that comes from or relates to third party websites and services, and buttons from third party websites and services (such as social media sharing buttons). From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources.
These third party sources may include, but are not limited to, suppliers, third party web analytics services, and social media platforms, such as YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram. The types of information we may receive from these third parties includes information on your web activity about how you interact with our website and their services and aggregated analytics. We use this information to help improve our website and services, provide information and advertising, and to be able to analyze aggregate click statistics and trends. We may also obtain aggregated information, including analytical results, about your use of the website for fraud detection, prevention and reporting purposes.
Facebook similarly provides more information regarding the information it collects and how it is used in relation to advertising here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Opting Out of Indirect Collection
You may disable browser cookies in your browser or set your browser to warn you when a cookie is being sent. You may lose some features or functionality when you disable cookies. Remember, also, that disabling cookies is browser specific. If you log on using Microsoft Edge, you must also disable cookies in Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox or other browsers if you use those browsers at a different time.
You can prevent the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics in relation to your use of our website and the processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, with more information regarding how you can opt out of Google Analytics data collection as instructed here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This link provides instructions for installing an opt-out cookie on your device. As a result, the collection of data by Google Analytics is prevented in future for the Site and for this browser as long as the opt-out cookie remains installed in your browser.
You may opt-out of Facebook's collection and sharing of information here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
You may also opt-out of information sharing from other third party websites to us through their privacy policies.
Web Beacons. We also employ a software technology called a clear GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), also known as a pixel tag or Web beacon. A clear GIF is a line of code that we place on our websites or in e-mails which allows us to analyze our advertising and the general usage patterns of visitors to our websites. These help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content or promotions are effective.
Log Files. Like most standard website servers, we use log files. Log files track Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We utilize this information to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track website navigation in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Indirect Collection – Social Networking
The website permits you to use a third party social networking platform such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. This includes use of social media plugins such as Facebook “Like”. When you use these social networking platforms and plugins, your username and password for the available service or collected from you on these services may be shared with us. When you use social networking platforms and plugins, you share your information with them and their privacy notice applies disclosure of such information. In addition, they may be able to collect information about you, including your activity or may notify your connections on the social networking platform about your use of the Sobriety Hub's websites. Such services may allow your activity to be monitored across multiple websites for purposes of delivering more targeted advertising. Please note that their own privacy polices apply and we encourage you to read them. We may add new social networking plugins and buttons to our websites from time to time.
Indirect Collection – Targeted Advertising
How do we use your information?
Our main goal in collecting information is to improve the site and provide you with the best possible experience on the website. For example, by using the information we collect, we can provide you with an easy to use and readily available forum to learn about our Sobriety Hub products and services.
We will also use your personal information to:
- Notify you of other products or services available from Sobriety Hub and our affiliates
- Personalize online content so that is applies to you and your interests
- Provide you with advertising targeted on your interests
- Process payments for our web app using our third party payment processor.
- Make our products, services, and website better
- Compile, analyze and do research on our users' demographics and behavior
- Detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
- We use, and share location data only to provide and improve our service.
With whom do we share your information?
We will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. These are some of the ways that your information may be disclosed:
Affiliates and Business Partners
We may share your personally identifiable information with our corporate affiliates and business partners.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, delivering, or mailing, website development and operation, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail or email, analyzing website use, processing payments, providing investor information and processing data. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are contractually prohibited from using that information for any other reason.
Data in the Aggregate
We may disclose “blinded” aggregated data and user statistics to prospective partners and other third parties. Blinded data is data that does not identify an individual person.
As we continue to develop our business, we may buy or sell businesses or assets. In such transactions, confidential customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. In the event of a transaction involving the sale of some or all of Sobriety Hub’s businesses, customer and site visitor information may be one of the transferred assets and may be disclosed in connection with negotiations relating to a proposed transaction. In such case, the transferred information may become subject to a different privacy notice.
How can I control my personal information?
We offer our customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may contact us using the contact information at the bottom of this Privacy Notice if you wish to view, edit, or delete your personal information from our database, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
If you believe that any inaccurate or inappropriate information has been obtained or provided to others through your use of this website, you should contact a representative of Sobriety Hub using our contact information at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.
How does Sobriety Hub protect financial-related information?
We do not collect financial-related information on our website. We do collect payment information in our web app to process payments through our third party payment processor who has appropriate safeguards and measures in place to protect the security of that information.
What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
Your Sobriety Hub Account Information and Sobriety Hub Profile is password-protected so you have access to this personal information. We use encryption technology for passwords, and registration information. Remember to sign out of your Sobriety Hub account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account by using your computer when you are away from it. Because information sent through the Internet travels from computer to computer throughout the world, when you give us information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Our site uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) which uses encryption to protect transfers of personal information. You will know that a webpage within our Website uses TLS when you see the padlock symbol 🔒 or "https" in the URL. Information that you disclose by use of this site (as with any site that is non-secure), by posting a message or using e-mail, potentially could be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties or use of such information by third parties for their own purposes, legal or illegal. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. We limit access to your personal information to those employees who reasonably need access to such information in order to provide and improve our services and process your information appropriately.
How long do we keep your personal information?
The length of time we retain personal information will be determined based upon criteria such as: the length of time your personal information remains relevant; the length of time it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations; any limitation periods within which claims might be made; any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators; or the type of contract we have with you, the existence of your consent, and our legitimate interest or business need in keeping such information (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax, compliance, or accounting requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
What else should I know about your privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose information online, that information is accessible to other customers and users. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
When you or we end your customer relationship with us, we will treat the information we have about you as if you were still our customer.
Do Not Track Codes
Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. While the United States Federal Trade Commission has endorsed DNT, our website does not support DNT codes.
Your Privacy Rights in California and other States
Presently, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 does not apply to our services. However, if you are a California Resident, you may have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) in the future.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or write us using the contact information at the bottom of this Privacy Notice. Make sure to state that you are a California Resident.
Nevada law (SB 220), permits customers in Nevada to opt-out of the sale of certain kinds of personal information. A sale under Nevada law is the transfer of this personal information to third parties for monetary consideration so these third parties can then re-sell or license the sold information. We do not sell your personal information to third parties as defined in Nevada law.
In the future, you may have rights under other state privacy laws that become effective. Please check back for updates as we may update this Privacy Notice to address those laws. When these new laws become effective, we will adhere to the privacy rights below to the extent they apply to the specific law.
Some of these state laws do not apply to personal information collected in the business to business context (B2B) or in the human resources (HR) context. We will not process privacy rights requests where these exceptions apply.
California residents and residents of certain other states have various rights and are entitled to the various disclosures, which may include:
- Know what personal information is being collected about you;
- Know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom;
- Say no to the sale of your personal information;
- Access your personal information;
- Have your personal information deleted (subject to certain exceptions);
- Have your personal information corrected or updated; and
- Have the right to equal service and price, even if you exercise your privacy rights under this law.
In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, ask us to limit the processing of Sensitive Personal Information, or request portability of your personal information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
How to Submit a Request Regarding Your Privacy Rights? We do not currently meet the thresholds to be subject to the CCPA. However, if you are a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please send a request by email or postal mail to the address below or call us at the toll free number below.
Authorized Agents. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To be able to act, authorized agents must submit proof that they are authorized to act on your behalf. We may deny requests from claimed authorized agents who do not submit adequate proof that they are authorized to act on your behalf. We do not process privacy requests sent to us using third party services that have not complied with our verification process. This is because such services often request that we click on hyperlinks which we will not do for data security reasons. These services are also susceptible to spoofing and other phishing attacks. One of our highest priorities is to treat your information safely and securely. If you live in a state that permits you to make a privacy request using a third party agent, please have them contact us using the information above and we will take steps to identify them and ensure that they are your agent.
Verifying Requests. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before complying with your requests. For example, for requests to know and delete, we will attempt to match your identity to the information stored in our files. If we cannot, we will ask you to provide additional identifying information. We will use information you provide in your request for the purpose of verifying your identity or authority to make the request.
Right to Appeal a Privacy Rights Request Decision. Residents of Virginia and certain other states have the right appeal our denial or limitation of your privacy rights request. We will notify you of our appeal process when we respond to your request.
Responses to Requests. Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to understand, evaluate, and respond to it. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request. We will try to respond to your request within 45 days of when we receive it. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another without hindrance, specifically by electronic mail communication.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee; we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Who do you contact with questions or concerns about our Privacy Notice or to exercise your privacy rights?
If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org