Shifting Patterns Consulting is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Shifting Patterns Consulting website (hereinafter, the “Site”) and governs data collection and usage. Please read this Privacy Policy before using the Site or submitting any personal information.  BY USING THE SITE, YOU (ALSO REFERRED TO AS A “User”) CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND TO OUR COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES STATED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.

Collection of Personal Information

Shifting Patterns Consulting may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.   The only personally identifiable information that Shifting Patterns Consulting collects and stores about you is the information that you have chosen to provide to Shifting Patterns Consulting.

 Shifting Patterns Consulting also collects non-personally identifiable information.  This may include anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.  It also includes information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Shifting Patterns Consulting. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.   Further, Shifting Patterns Consulting keeps track of the pages our users visit within the Site, in order to determine what areas of Shifting Patterns Consulting and the Site are the most popular

 Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Shifting Patterns Consulting public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Use of Personal Information

Shifting Patterns Consulting collects and uses your personally identifiable information to operate the Site, deliver the services and complete transactions that you have requested. Shifting Patterns Consulting also uses your personally identifiable information to share newsletters, relevant articles and notices or other such information or inform you of other products or services available from Shifting Patterns Consulting and its affiliates. Shifting Patterns Consulting may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

 Shifting Patterns Consulting collects and uses your non-personally identifiable information for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site.  This information may also be used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Site to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

 Sharing of Personal Information

Shifting Patterns Consulting does not sell, rent or lease its user or client lists or other personally identifiable information to third parties. Shifting Patterns Consulting may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about particular offerings, information or notices that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Shifting Patterns Consulting may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information except to provide these services to Shifting Patterns Consulting, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.  Shifting Patterns Consulting does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

 Shifting Patterns Consulting will disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Shifting Patterns Consulting or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Shifting Patterns Consulting; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Shifting Patterns Consulting, or the public.

We may share all non-personally identifiable information with third parties. 

 Accessing Your Personally Identifiable Information and Privacy Preferences

We provide you with an opportunity to access your personally identifiable information to ensure it is correct, accurate and current. To edit your personally identifiable information, please contact Shifting Patterns Consulting at: 202-643-6521 or  

 Opt Out

We communicate with users who voluntarily share their personally identifiable information with us on a regular basis, primarily via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, users cannot opt-out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.

However, we provide you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communication from us, such as newsletters, emails or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on this Site or if you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information with third parties. To be removed from our mailing list or if you would prefer that we do not share your information with third parties, please contact Shifting Patterns Consulting at: 202-643-6521 or

Special Notice to Users in California

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding Shifting Patterns Consulting’s disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact Shifting Patterns Consulting at 202-643-6521 or

Use of Cookies

The Site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Site pages, or register with the Site or services, a cookie helps Shifting Patterns Consulting to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Shifting Patterns Consulting features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Shifting Patterns Consulting services or the Site.

Security of Personal Information

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.  For certain sensitive transactions (such as credit card processing), we use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information can never be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of firewalls and secure server software. Clients who are concerned about internet security should make their payments by U.S. Mail.

By using our Site and providing your personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. We may post a notice on the Site if a security breach occurs, and we may send you an email at the address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

Third Party Websites

This statement applies solely to information collected on the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites.  Shifting Patterns Consulting encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Shifting Patterns Consulting so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Shifting Patterns Consulting is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Site.

Changes to this Statement

Shifting Patterns Consulting will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and user feedback. Shifting Patterns Consulting encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how Shifting Patterns Consulting is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Shifting Patterns Consulting welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Shifting Patterns Consulting has not adhered to this Policy, please contact Shifting Patterns Consulting at: 202-643-6521 or  All information you provide in any written communication will also be covered by this policy.