Modified on March 10th, 2015
The Overwhelmed Brain protects your privacy in the following ways:
- I do not send your email, name, or any other identifying information to anyone without your permission
- I do not send you spam or any other unsolicited email. Although, I may occasionally contact you to conduct a survey, or to obtain feedback on an interview or article – but that will be infrequent.
- I will never share, sell, or rent your email address, or my email list, to anyone – ever
For more information on my anti-spam policy, click here.
I’ve worked at a hospital before, and have learned the strict guidelines they follow regarding keeping their patient’s information private. People have gotten fired for simply looking at patient’s records without permission. I keep any information you provide to me confidential. Whether you subscribe to The Overwhelmed Brain newsletter or send an email to me directly.
I will typically only need to collect your name and email address, and that’s only if you decide to opt-in by using our subscription form. I use a third-party service called Aweber (www.aweber.com), to record your contact information, and distribute information to you. Aweber is a top-notch service, and is used by many of the pros to handle large amounts of emails.
The only way I will use the contact information you’ve entrusted to me is to allow me to distribute my newsletter and answer any inquiries you may have. Of course, unless you are a guest poster, or a guest on the podcast. After that, whatever information you decide to publicize is your call.
Please note that I process analytical data on some of the geographical information I receive from you. For example, it’s handy to know how many of this site’s followers are in a certain state or country, to determine trends and the like. If I am provided that data, I will record that information and use it in my web analytics. It’s a common practice for any person or entity that owns a website. But you have a right to know what’s being done with your information in the background.
If this policy ever changes, you will be notified at once. And, you’ll have the option of unsubscribing if you do not agree with the changes. But, seriously, why would I risk losing you as a subscriber? I will never do anything that I, myself, wouldn’t want done to me. i.e. I’m not suddenly going to send you an email telling you that you are now going to get emails by the hour:
“Emails every hour, on the hour! Buy This! Buy That! You can’t go wrong, all your problems will be solved!”
Nope. Not gonna happen.
As a reminder, and I’m being serious now, you can always unsubscribe if you want to. Life changes, people change. Sometimes you lose interest in one thing, gain it in another, it’s all good. I don’t have a cancellation department that is trained to keep you on the phone, to convince you why you need to stay with us. No, we can shake hands, and go our separate ways. Or, we can look toward the same horizon following our own path. It’s always up to you.
It’s also important for you to know that this site does contain links to other websites. If you see a link to another site, it is because I trust that site. It doesn’t mean that someday down the road they will change their policies, then suddenly they’re jerks. Obviously, I cannot be responsible if a site that I link to offends you in some way. But I do want to know if a outside site listed on my site is in some way not in line with your values. I want to know if the people that enjoy The Overwhelmed Brain, are also getting value from the sites I link to.
If you ever have any questions, concerns, comments, or general inquiries, feel free to contact me at
But, let’s be real, if you are in that much trouble – the data that I have on you is the least of your worries.