Privacy Policy

Last modified on October 11, 2019

Thank you for visiting American Addiction Advice and learning more about how you can address substance addiction. This privacy policy describes the information we collect, use, and store about visitors of American Addiction Advice. 

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This privacy policy is an agreement between you and American Addiction Advice. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please cease using this website and its pages or resources. By viewing or using any of the information on this website, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this privacy policy.


  1. Information We Collect when you visit the site
  2. Information We Collect When You Contact Us or Sign Up to Receive Our Emails
  3. With Whom We Share Your Information
  4. Your Privacy Choices
  5. Security
  6. Applicable Law
  7. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy
  8. Contact Us

1. Information We Collect when you visit the site

This website is intended for an audience over the age of 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 years old.

When you visit our website, we collect certain data by automated means, including via cookies, files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier of your browser. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Information about you we collect automatically: 

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System Data: Technical data about your computer or device, like your IP address, device type, operating system type and version, unique device identifiers, browser, browser language and time zone settings, internet provider, or mobile carrier name.

Usage Data: Usage statistics about your interactions with the website, including the last webpage or application you visited before visiting our website (referrer information), the website pages visited, the time spent on each page, the date and time of your visit, and the features and resources you accessed or used.

Approximate Geographic Data: An approximate geographic location, including information like country, city, and geographic coordinates, calculated based on your IP address. If you are using a mobile device, your mobile device’s geographic location (specific geographic location if you have enabled collection of that information, or general geographic location automatically).

We collect this data for the following purposes:

To recognize your browser if you leave the site and come back, so we understand you are the same visitor.

To provide the content and services on our website and improve them. We analyze information about how many visitors we have, how our visitors use our website and what content, resources, and features they access and use, to improve the site experience and provide additional resources to survivors and allies.

For the promotion of our website: we may use your personal information to deliver relevant advertisements to you to promote our website, and measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We analyse interests of our users to craft more relevant advertising messages and inform our marketing strategy. We may use automated decision-making to deliver tailored advertisements based on your personal information. In most cases, we use cookies and trackers placed on your browsers by our marketing network partners, such as Facebook, and Google.

For testing and site analytics, so we can understand any technical problems or issues with our website and fix them.

To comply with our obligations. We may use visitor information to carry out fraud prevention checks or comply with other legal or regulatory requirements, where this is explicitly required by law.

Our site contains links to third party resources and platforms where you can purchase products and services or find additional information.  Once you click through to such sites, the privacy policies of such sites are applicable.  

2. Information We Collect When You Contact Us or Sign Up to Receive Our Emails

If you choose to provide your email address to us, you will receive periodic email updates about our activities, resources and products and services we recommend. You can “opt out” of receiving our emails at any time via the unsubscribe link in the footer of each of our email messages.

If you contact us via one of the email addresses published on our website, we will store your email address and the text of your message to us, and only use this information to respond to your questions, feedback, or requests.

There is no need to provide to us, and we strongly discourage you from providing any sensitive information about you or anyone else, including details about you use of any substance, your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, or any information about your health.

3. With Whom We Share Your Information 

Campaign Monitor is Callisto’s email service provider. Campaign Monitor sends emails to our subscribers on our behalf. When you interact with an email message that you receive from us, Campaign Monitor may collect information about your device and whether you opened, read, deleted the email, or took any action promoted by the email. Campaign Monitor uses cookies and other tracking technologies to collect some of this information. For more information, you can visit

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use the website. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with any other information you may provide to us. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you when you visit the site. They also place a persistent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the site, and recognize you when you visit other sites that use Google Analytics. Google continues to collect and store this information even if the “Do Not Track” function of your browser is turned on. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our website and other sites is governed by the Google Analytics Terms of Use. To see an overview of privacy at Google and how to opt out of certain Google practices, visit Google’s Privacy Policy

Advertisers and advertising networks: advertisers and advertising networks place ads on our site. These companies may collect information, such as your computer’s IP address, browser information, mobile device ID, pages visited and search queries, as you use our site. They also may use cookies and other technologies to collect this information when you visit our site.

Social Media Platforms. There may be social media features in the sites (like the Facebook “Like” or “Share” button) that allow the third-party social media providers to collect your IP address, which page of the sites you’re visiting, and other information relating to your use of our site, and to set a cookie to enable such social sharing feature. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the social sharing platform.

4. Your Privacy Choices

Online Behavioral Advertising Cookie Controls

We only enable behavioral targeting with your consent where such consent is required. You can opt-out of third-party advertising-related cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, in which case our advertising partners should not deliver Interest/behavioral/targeted –based ads to you. You will continue to see advertisements on our sites, but they will not be tailored to you based on any past behavior on the internet. You can choose to opt-out through these (and other) resources:

You can control your cookie settings as explained below. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.

Web Browser Controls. Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Users can usually set their browsers to block all third-party cookies (which are those set by third-party companies collecting information on websites operated by other companies), block all cookies (including first-party cookies such as the ones We uses to collect search activity information about its users), or block specific cookies. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.

Flash Cookie Controls. You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website.

Web-Beacons: You can usually prevent the operation of web-beacons by changing your web-browser cookie settings and your ad choices, or for those in emails, by switching off images in your email client or viewing emails using only the “text” display (rather than “HTML” display”). See the “Help” section of your email client for instructions. Please see the  All About Cookies website for further information about managing your options.

Google Analytics.You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on here. Opting-out is generally done by the third party dropping a cookie on your browser indicating your intent to opt-out. If you get a new device, install a new browser, erase, or otherwise alter the third party’s browser cookie file, you may clear the opt-out cookie and no longer be subject to its opt-out.

Third Party Advertising. You may exercise choices regarding certain third party advertising cookies through the following organizations:

  • Digital Advertising Alliance (” DAA“) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You exercise the DAA choices regarding Interest-based Advertising here. You can also download the DAA AppChoices app for control over how information about your interests is used for in-app advertising on your mobile device here.

We only enable behavioral targeting with your consent where such consent is required. Please be aware that, even if you have not consented to behavioral targeting where consent is required, or if you have opted out of certain Interest/behavioral/targeted –based advertising, you may continue to receive customized content and/or ads based on the search queries you submitted to navigate to our site or the content of the pages you are visiting. We are not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.

If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

Advertising on Mobile Devices. 

You may opt out of tracking and receiving tailored advertisements on your mobile device by some mobile advertising companies and other similar entities by downloading the App Choices app at

Mobile Apps. 

You can stop all collection of information via an app by uninstalling the app. Also, you may be able to exercise specific privacy choices, such as enabling or disabling certain location-based services, by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device.

5. Security

We take the security of your information seriously and use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. We also limit access to information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it to provide products or services to you, or in order to do their jobs. However, because no security system can be 100% effective, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information we may have collected from or about you.

  1. California and Nevada Residents

Under the California Civil Code, California residents have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that, if a company has a privacy policy that gives either an opt-out (which we may sometimes refer to as “unsubscribe”) or opt-in choice for use of your Personal Information by third parties (such as advertisers or affiliated companies) for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options. If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). Contact us here.

Under Nevada law, Nevada residents may opt out of the sale of certain “covered information” collected by operators of websites or online services. We currently do not sell covered information, as “sale” is defined by such law, and in the event this changes, we will provide an update to this Privacy Policy and provide a means for consumers to opt out of any such information selling. 

7. Applicable Law

The website is controlled and operated by Callisto from its offices in the State of California. This privacy policy shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in San Francisco, California, USA in all disputes arising out of, or related to, this privacy policy or our use of your data. If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in this privacy policy to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect.

8. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy 

We may occasionally update this privacy policy without further notice to you. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date posted at the top of this privacy policy page. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in this privacy policy in effect when we received that personal information. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any future updates.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.