Privacy Policy


Who I am

Dr. Austin Blum, MD, JD

Our website address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not collect data for any commercial resale purposes. WE WILL NEVER SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Any information we collect is for internal purposes to create a better user experience and for internal analysis.

Contact forms

Our contact form is used only to allow us to reach you in response to an inquiry you submit.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-out of saving your name, email address and website by not providing identifying information and informing us of your decision through the contact form.

These fields or possible requests for information appear only on posts, not articles. They are for your convenience and engagement with others. Should there be a request for a name, you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you log in to this site, we might set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies, although that is not our current policy. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we 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. There is currently no option available for an article to be edited or published on this site other than the site owner and editorial staff.

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 such as YouTube.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content.

Analytics: Do we share your data with a third party reseller or commercial data collection company? No.

How long we 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 our website (if any), we 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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

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