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Here at Social Strategies, we desire to help succeed socially, be equipped and enabled to use tools and strategies to interact effectively and reach your social goals. 


Scroll down to read our Privacy Policy, Disclosures and Disclaimers.

Privacy Policy In a Nutshell:

We value your privacy and hate junk email as much as you do. If you subscribe or download something, your e-mail address will not be shared or sold to any third parties nor do we store information that we collect for use other than analyzing content performance through use of cookies which you may turn off at any time in your browser settings. You may unsubscribe from our email list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the article and we will honor that as quickly as possible.

The Full Privacy Policy:

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, enter information on our site or during the assessment process.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

  • To send periodic emails regarding events, products and services.


How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.


Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

  • Keep track of advertisements.

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

In addition, we may use other third-party advertising companies to bring content advertising to the website which may use cookies. No sensitive or personal information is ever shared with any advertising providers.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at:

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

  • By emailing us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email

  • Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in-site notification

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders

  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service

  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. We will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


Social Strategies is owned and operated by Mary Topolinski and her team. It is not affiliated with any organization. Nor does it have a board or group of shareholders to whom it reports. We are not certified teachers, social workers, psychologists or speech pathologists, but significant research and great care is taken in conducting classes and individual coaching. The information presented here is our educated opinion meant to be helpful and trustworthy. As such, we are human. We encourage you to seek out professional advice from trained clinicians when client needs exceed that which we are trained to handle.


We might receive income from sources on this website, including but not limited to affiliate commissions, paid advertising, sponsorships and product sales. Managing and maintaining a website requires financial resources and significant time. Any income gained from these sources compensate for these many costs and provide a small income to Mary Topolinski. It is important to note that while we may receive compensation from affiliates, services or sponsorships, the opinion that we have is entirely our own and not influenced in any way by this compensation. We take great pride in sharing only products and content that benefits our readers and would never share anything just to make money. Our reader’s trust is very important to us. Therefore, we will only share products that we trust and we will do our best to disclose when we have received compensation for a product or service.

Some of the content on this website may be a few years old and be outdated or no longer relevant. Therefore, verify any claim or product with the manufacturer.

From our website you may visit other websites by following hyperlinks. These links to external websites do not imply our recommendation of the products or services of the content found. Although we strive to provide the best, most trustworthy content, external website content may change before having taken a link down.

Additionally, other websites may adhere to a different privacy policy and we, therefore, recommend that you review their privacy policy, disclosures and terms of service prior to engaging in any activity.



Affiliate Links:

This website may engage in affiliate marketing. This is accomplished through embedding tracking links into the website that allow an affiliate partnership to place a cookie on your browser to track sales. This is done for the purposes of collecting commissions at no cost to you.

What Information We Collect and How it is Collected:

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a website analytics service that is commonly used by many sites to track trends and performance. It provides us with information that helps us create the best user experience. Such as letting us know which posts are most read and where that traffic is coming from. While this does put a cookie on your computer, it DOES NOT give us any personal information about you. It just helps us identify trends that aren’t tied directly to any visitors to our website.

Comments, Surveys and Newsletters:

Comment Boxes and Surveys:

When leaving a comment or participating in a survey on our site, only basic information is collected such as your IP address, browser information or any comment you should decide to share. This allows us to answer your questions and provide valuable feedback to you.


On our website, if you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, it may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters may contain tracking pixels embedded in our emails. This allows us to analyze the success of our online marketing and gives us information such as when you open an email and which links you clicked within the email. This helps us create content better focused to your interests but is never passed along to any third parties. At any time a user may opt-out of receiving the newsletter via the unsubscribe link in our emails.


At no time should you submit personal information to this website such as social security number. In the event that you do, it will be subject to our privacy policy. In the event of purchases made, only basic information that is needed to complete the transaction is kept. This may include but is not limited to your IP address, email address and purchase details.

Contacting Us:

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Social Strategies
445 Park Avenue

Suite O

Cary, IL 60013

Last Edited on 2021-1-11

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