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PCOSwellness.com Legal Disclaimer:

This Website contains the opinions and ideas of the author and founder of PCOSwellness.com, Dr. Gretchen Kubacky. The names and details of any clients or case histories used for illustrative purposes have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Any information obtained through PCOSwellness.com, or found on this website, is for informational purposes only. It should not be treated as psychological, nutritional, or medical advice, and should not be relied upon as such. Readers should not act upon the information on the PCOSwellness.com website without seeking advice from a licensed medical, nutritional, or psychological professional, independent of PCOSwellness.com. Information obtained by and/or use of PCOSwellness.com does not constitute or create a doctor-patient or doctor-client relationship between the user and PCOSwellness.com or Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. The information on this website is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date.

PCOSwellness.com Privacy Policy:

PCOSwellness.com is an informational website created by Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. Dr. Kubacky is a psychologist in the State of California, license number PSY 21917. Dr. Kubacky takes your privacy seriously. She understands that visitors care about how their personal information is used and shared, and your privacy is important to her. She does not sell or rent her mailing list. She has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate her commitment to your privacy.

This statement sets forth the Privacy Policy for PCOSwellness.com and describes the practices Dr. Kubacky follows with respect to all visitors of this site. It tells you what information she collects from visitors and how this information is used. It is important for all users who access this site to read through and understand the entire Privacy Policy.

The site is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subjects addressed in this website. It contains reference material only, and is not intended as psychological or medical advice, nor does it create a professional or confidential relationship between the viewer and Dr. Kubacky. It is understood that the author is not engaged in rendering medical, health, psychological, or any other kind of personal professional services on or through this website. If the viewer requires personal medical, health, or other assistance or advice, a competent professional should be consulted. If you are considering suicide, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

The author specifically disclaims all responsibility for any liability, loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, that is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, arising from information obtained from this website. Mention of specific companies, organizations, or authorities in this website does not imply endorsement by the author, nor does mention of specific companies, organizations, or authorities imply that they endorse this website or the author. Internet addresses and telephone numbers given in this website were accurate at the time of publication.

Depending upon your use of the PCOSwellness website, certain types of personal and non-personal information may be collected.


Our web site collects only the personal information voluntarily provided by you when contacting us through the online e-mail contact form. For example, you may give us your name, phone number, or e-mail address when you submit a message through PCOSwellness.com. Any personal information provided to us will be used by PCOSwellness.com to fulfill your request. We may also use this information to update your contact information in our database or mailing list.


Other information that may be generated and collected when you use the PCOSwellness.com website may be non-personal in nature. For example, we may collect the date and time you access the PCOSwellness.com website or the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the PCOSwellness.com website. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the website and to help make the PCOSwellness.com website more useful to visitors. However, this data does not personally identify you; it is related to your access and usage of the site and the pages you visit.


An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re using the World Wide Web. Web servers (computers that “host” or “serve” Web pages) automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to collect aggregate usage data, and to audit the use of this site. When visitors visit pages from PCOSwellness.com, the servers log the guests’ IP address. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a visitor’s session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us.


We do not rent or sell e-mail lists. We may send you an e-mail in response to a question or comments submitted through the web site, but this will be sent to the e-mail address provided in your submission.


Please be aware that PCOSwellness.com may contain links to other sites that are covered by their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and we encourage you to be aware when you leave this site. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

A cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. The typical purposes of a cookie is to make your use of the website easier and more convenient and to assist the website in tracking your use of the site. For example, a cookie may save the registration information, passwords, purchases, or preferences that you create when using a website so you don’t have to re-enter this information. Cookies may also tell the website which areas of the site are popular and which ones aren’t. Cookie technology is used by most major websites and is considered an industry standard for the Internet.

Our website uses cookie technology to verify user information. Also, most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you may set your browser so that it refuses cookies or alerts you when cookies are being created on your hard drive. You should be aware though that by not accepting cookies, you may impair your ability to use certain shopping or password protected areas of websites.

“Contact Us”

Like most sites on the Internet, our website contains a feature that allows you to contact us with your comments or questions. To use this feature, there is an icon you can click, located at the top of each page on our website. When you click this icon, a list of contact options will appear, including the option to e-mail PCOSwellness.com or Dr. Kubacky at askdrgretchen@gmail.com.

PCOSwellness.com Educational Opportunities and other Products

The PCOSwellness.com website may contain forms and applications that allow you to order products, register for workshops, etc. In order to process and complete your orders, you may be asked to provide certain information, such as your name, address, state, and zip code. We may also need to ask you for your credit card number, expiration date, CVV code, and billing zip code if you are making a purchase with a credit card.

The information collected through the registration forms is used to process your order and may also be used to keep track of the amount and types of purchases being made through the PCOSwellness.com website. PCOSwellness.com may also use your e-mail address or mailing address to send you information regarding updates to the products you purchased or new products that may be of interest to you. Some of the electronic courses made available through links on the PCOSwellness.com website may take you to another website where you may purchase products, or register for workshops, and if so, you agree to be taken to and bound by the terms of that website’s privacy policy.

With respect to your credit card information, this information is sent encrypted to a secure server. The information is then used to complete your purchase order.


PCOSwellness.com may from time to time create and use surveys on our website. Most surveys are simple “click box” surveys where you click a box on the screen to indicate your response. However, we may from time to time ask you for your name, e-mail address, or demographic information. If a survey does ask you this information, we will use the information solely to complete the survey, compile statistics, and update PCOSwellness.com user records.

Listservs, Message Boards, etc.

PCOSwellness.com may provide forums, listservs, message boards, and/or news groups on our website. A listserv is a program that sends e-mails to the addresses on the listserv’s list. PCOSwellness.com listservs may only be available if you affirmatively sign up to participate. If you decide you do not want to participate in a particular listserv, the first e-mail you receive from the listserv should provide you instructions on how to opt out of the service.

These features will be helpful to the users of our website. However, PCOSwellness.com will not monitor them regularly nor will PCOSwellness.com be responsible for what is said on or done as a result of them. Please remember that any information you disclose on these types of features will be accessible to the public and you should exercise caution prior to disclosing any personal information on these features. Each listserv or other informational forum will have its own terms of use, which you must read and agree to prior to its use.

PCOSwellness.com may disclose information provided by you if we are legally required to do so, such as by court order or subpoena.

PCOSwellness.com has implemented reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft, misuse, and alteration of information collected or exchanged on our website. If you are concerned about the security of the Internet or our website, we suggest that you not provide this information to askdrgretchen@gmail.comn.

If you are a PCOSwellness.com user and there is information on the PCOSwellness.com website that needs to be corrected or updated, please feel free to e-mail us at: askdrgretchen@gmail.com. In order for the update or correction to be made, we may need to verify such changes with you by telephone or other means.

Contacting our Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the PCOSwellness.com website, or any other concerns about the PCOSwellness.com website, please feel free to e-mail us at: askdrgretchen@gmail.com.

Changes to Privacy Policy Statement

PCOSwellness.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. In the event we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the Policy’s Effective Date. As you use the PCOSwellness.com website, we encourage you to periodically visit our Privacy Policy to check for possible updates or changes. Your continued use of the PCOSwellness.com website will constitute your agreement to and acceptance of any changes we make and if you do not agree with a change, please refrain from using our website.

By using this web site, you signify your consent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site. We reserve the right to change this policy and, upon revision, will update the site accordingly. Your continued use of this web site following the posting of changes to these terms constitutes acceptance of the revised Policy.

Effective August 20, 2016.Stock Photography Models

This site makes use of licensed stock photography. All photography is for illustrative purposes only and all persons depicted are stock photography Models. The stock photography Models are not actual patients of, nor are they affiliated with, PCOSwellness. The context in which the photographs are used on this website is not intended to reflect personally on any of the Models shown in the photographs. PCOSwellness assumes no liability for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to the use of the photographs showing the Models on this website. PCOSwellness has obtained the rights to use the photographs via license agreements with certain third party stock photography companies. PCOSwellness’ use of the photographs is in compliance with the terms of those license agreements.