Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At InDependent we have a few fundamental principles:

  1. We only ask you to provide information that we need in order to deliver the service or information you have requested.
    We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
    We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
    We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

InDependent, Inc. (“InDependent”) operates and It is InDependent’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

1. Information We Collect.

Certain visitors to InDependent’s website choose to interact with InDependent in ways that require InDependent to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that InDependent gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with InDependent are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, InDependent collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with InDependent. InDependent does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

a) At this website, your personally identifiable information is collected from you when you use the website to perform certain tasks, such as:

i) When you post or comment on an article or resource or send email to us (such as your name and email address).

ii) When you send email to a professional listed in one of the professional directories (such as your name and email address) or when you email a friend about a professional (such as your name and email address and your friend’s name and email address). Please note that we do not read or retain the message in your email.

iii) When you call a professional using their number listed in one of the professional directories (such as information about where the call was placed).

iv) When you fill out a self-assessment or take a self-test. The assessments and tests are administered by third-parties which have their own Privacy Policies concerning information they may collect from users. Please refer to their policies via the Privacy Policy links on the assessment and test pages.

v) When you subscribe to a publication (such as your name and address).

vi) When you purchase something from us. Your payment information is submitted directly to the credit card processor, who is responsible for its use and security.

vii) When you register to be listed in our directories. We collect information that will be used to create your profile in the directory, such as name, address, email address, as well as such professional information as your qualifications, certifications, the demographic region in which you practice, and your fields of specialty. We collect additional information for our records that may not be displayed as part of your directory profile, but is necessary to check the information you provide or accept payment from you.

viii) When you open an email communication from us in your email program, we may use a software technology called “web beacons” that lets us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to know how well customers respond to certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

b) In addition, like most sites, we maintain logs of site usage for purposes such as to evaluate our users’ interest level in areas of the website, which and how many pages they look at, how long they stay on the website, and what Web browsers are used. This data is tracked in aggregate form, not at an individual user level, and is not uniquely identifying. The aggregate level data may be shared with third parties and the public.

2. Our Use of Your Information. We only use information we collect to provide you the services on our website that you request.

Like most website operators, InDependent collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. InDependent’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how InDependent’s visitors use its website. From time to time, InDependent may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

a) We share information with third parties only when needed to deliver to you products or services that you request. For example, we share information from publication subscribers with the company that mails the magazines and information from those who purchase something from us with the credit card payment processing company. Some professionals wishing to list their services may have the information provided used to check with state licensing boards. Otherwise, we do not share or sell any personally identifiable information about website visitors.

b) We may use a software technology called “cookies” to create a personalized Web experience for our users. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. InDependent uses cookies to help InDependent identify and track visitors, their usage of InDependent website, and their website access preferences. InDependent visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using InDependent’s website, with the drawback that certain features of InDependent’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. Cookies cannot be used to find your name, email address, or anything that is uniquely identifying about you, unless you provide that information. We use cookies for those applications that require us to keep track of information to customize results. If you don’t have your browser set to accept cookies, certain areas of the website may not function properly.

c) When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party websites, the third party may collect information about you at their Website. The third party may have its own privacy policies that differ from ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website you visit.

d) InDependent may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, InDependent may monitor the most popular posts on and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, InDependent does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

3. Your Posted Materials. The materials you post on the website, such as articles, blog posts, resources, directory information and comments, are made available to be seen and read by other users of the website. No such materials are treated confidentially. We will remove your materials from the website at your request, but we cannot give any assurances that such materials are not still available from servers maintained by others (such as search engines or proxy servers) or that others have not already downloaded and stored such materials.

4. Marketing Lists. From time to time, we obtain lists of people who may be interested in our products and services from third-party marketing list suppliers. We use these lists to send direct marketing promotions by mail or by email. We do our best to obtain these lists only from suppliers who collect their lists in compliance with applicable law, but we are not responsible for the conduct and policies of these suppliers. Please note that even if you are a registered customer of ours and have asked us not to use the information you provided to us to send you promotional material, a third-party marketing list supplier may still provide us with your name and address. As a result, you may receive the promotional material sent by us to others on the supplier’s list. If you have received a promotion from us and do not wish to receive future promotions, please contact us via our feedback page.

5. Limitations. Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we cannot guarantee your privacy. Further, we may disclose personal information when required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us. We may also disclose personal information in cooperation with a law enforcement request.

6. Data Access and Erasure. In some jurisdictions you may request copies of your personal information or request that your personal information be deleted. Data deletion requests are subject to certain exceptions: for example, if your data is necessary to comply with legal obligations. To exercise your rights, please send a request via email to with the subject line “Personal Data Request” that (1) provides sufficient information to allow us to verify that you are the individual or represent the individual about whom we have collected Personal Data, and (2) gives us sufficient information to understand and respond to it.  We will work to respond within the mandated time frame.

7. Amendment. We reserve the right to change this policy in accordance with the amendment policy in the website’s Terms of Use. InDependent encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


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