Who I am
I am Jessica L Gustafson, L.Ac., an acupuncturist in St Paul, MN.
My website address is: https://www.reverieacupuncture.com.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
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.
If you submit a question via a contact form your email address is sent through WordPress to my zoho email address. All comments are monitored through Akismet. Your email address isn’t saved in the WordPress contact form database. Please note that any information sent via email or contact form does not have HIPAA compliant encryption and it is best to submit personal information through the Acusimple patient portal.
If you leave a comment on my 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, a cookie is temporarily set 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, I 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.
I do use Google Analytics to understand where my readers are coming from. This information is anonymous. Knowing roughly where my readers are located and basic demographics help me create the content that you want to read.
Who I share your data with
If you have signed up for my newsletter know that I use Mailchimp as my newsletter manager. While they do have access to your email address to allow me to send you my updates, they share the same policies regarding your privacy – they will never share your information either. If you are uncomfortable with this you can unsubscribe to my newsletter at any time.
I myself am I private individual and very protective of my information. I’m also a clinician which means that I’m a dogged protector of other people’s information as well. If you make a comment on this blog or email me I am the caretaker of that information, like I am the caretaker of my patient’s information and I will treat it with the same respect. If you make a comment on my Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest you will be sharing your account name with my accounts and the public will have the same access to your comments and other account interactions as they have to my accounts.
I use Acusimple for my patient management software. This software allows me to create invoices, take notes on your case, and contact you in an encrypted messaging system. It also allows you to schedule online and access information through the patient portal. Acusimple does have you create an account to schedule, but your information is protected according to law.
If you submit your information to any contact form on this site, the information isn’t going to be sold to anyone. I am the only one who can see and respond to your messages.
How long I 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 my website (if any), I 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 I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service, called Akismet.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
If you have a medical question for me keep in mind the blog on this page is a public forum. It is best to meet me in an appointment setting where your privacy can best be protected. If you do not live in the area, you can contact me privately through the contact form on the mail page or at email@example.com and I can help you find a practitioner in your area.
If you submit your information to any contact form on this site, the information isn’t going to be sold to anyone. I am the only one who can see and respond to your messages. These messages are not encrypted, however. If you have a question regarding your case, please send it to me via the patient portal to ensure privacy.
I do participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program. This is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a small income by linking to products on Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I joined because I was already adding the products to my blog posts because I love and trust them. Rest assured that if I link to a product on Amazon, it is because it’s something I love. All posts containing affiliate links will be clearly marked.
I do occasionally link to other websites. I am not responsible for those sites and they have their own privacy statements. My privacy policies do not extend to other people’s sites. Please familiarize yourself with their privacy policies and terms and conditions.
These policies are subject to change. Small changes may happen without notice, but larger changes will be announced via newsletter.
If you have any comments or concerns, please email me via the contact page.
I am not a doctor
No information on www.reverieacupuncture.com constitutes personalized medical advice. Any blog articles or downloadables on Reverie Acupuncture fall within the scope of practice of a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota. None of the information should ever be used in a way that conflicts with any medical diagnoses or with the recommendations of your primary care provider. If you are concerned about a current medical condition, please contact your primary care provider.
Unless I have directed you here as a patient to read a specific article as homework, consult with your own acupuncturist or other medical provider before adding these things to your care plan. None of the information on this site is a substitute for a properly managed care plan.
© Jessica L Gustafson and www.reverieacupuncture.com, 2017-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jessica L Gustafson and www.reverieacupuncture.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Terms and Conditions
Limitation of Liability
I am not liable for any errors or omissions on my blog. I am also not liable for what others post in comments either on the blog or on any related social media.
Any discriminatory, insulting, gross or spammy content left in comments or on any Reverie Acupuncture related social media will be deleted. While I cannot currently block commenters on the blog, I can delete posts. I also can and will block users on social media who abuse my policies.
I operate my blog and business from St. Paul, MN in the United States of America. These are the laws that apply to my blog.