Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 25, 2018

This privacy policy has been created to better serve our community on how we collect personal data and what we do with it to comply with US privacy laws and the GDPR. In accordance with COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not specifically market to children under 18. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in accordance with our website and any other form of communication we may have with you such as email or phone calls.

Our Websites: and

What data do we collect?

We currently collect names, email addresses, general locations (city, state, country). In cases of donation or product purchases, we use a secure third-party, PayPal, for those transactions.

What information do we collect?

Most of our data collection comes from signing up for our newsletter where we collect names, email addresses. When donating or ordering product, PayPal takes in information via a secure portal collecting your Name, Email address, Mailing address, Phone number, and Credit card information.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, register for an event, or express interest via email or a phone call.

How do we use your information?

To send our newsletter and other pertinent information we believe will help you lead a happy and meaningful life.

Where is your information stored?

We use Constant Contact for our email service. However, a separate spreadsheet is maintained for yearly global free hug registrations and that is stored on the server (name, email, general location).

We use cookies to:

Offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

It may turn off some of the features of the site.

Third-Party Disclosure

We will not sell your information to third parties. On occasion, we may send an email out to a third party if we feel the information will help you lead a happier and more meaningful life.

Third-party Privacy Statements:

Constant Contact (our email service):

PayPal (our transactional service):

Google (website):

Facebook (Business pages for both Positive Focus and Carol CC Miller):


At any time, you find our information no longer of service to you, you can opt-out at the bottom of any email correspondence. If it is a global free hugs communication, you can also include ‘please remove’ in the subject line.

Contact Us

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

In Closing

Our intention at Carol CC Miller and Positive Focus is to bring you information, resources, and events to heighten your celebrations and lessen your sorrows. All interaction we have with you is to build a positive community by working together creating happier and more meaningful lives for all involved.

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