Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address is: https://depressionboss.com. Depression Boss was founded by Dr. Carlo Carandang, and he can be contacted about privacy-specific concerns at the address listed below.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you contact us via the contact form, personal information such as your name, email, and the comment/question is captured. We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Currently, the only analytics we are doing is website visit statistics, such as how many times a post or page is viewed daily.

Who we share your data with

We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host this WordPress website. AWS does not share this data, and the AWS cloud service is built to be secure.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have privacy-specific concerns, please contact:

Carlo Carandang, MD, FAPA
1546 NW 56th Street #588
Seattle, WA 98107 USA

How we protect your data

To protect users’ data, we utilize technical measures such as encryption.

What data breach procedures we have in place

To deal with data breaches, either potential or real, we have multiple authentication login procedures for access to the server, and have software that alerts the webmaster on any potential server intrusions and other suspicious activities.

What third parties we receive data from

Our web site may utilize data about users for targeted ads for specific users, utilizing Google Adsense.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We may utilize automated profiling of user data to target ads to specific users, with Google Adsense.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Doctor Carandang is a licensed physician with Washington State, and is bound to the regulatory requirements of that medical licence.