Michael Feeley, PhD

Licensed Psychologist -- Caring and Compassionate Help with Life Goals and Problems.

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Privacy by Design

Visitor Tracking

I have tried to make your visit here a private one. No tracking cookies are used on this website. No programming from my website is running around in your computer. I also use an "HTTPS" web address, so that no one can see what you are doing here (although your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will know you have come to my website address).

The web address (IP address) you have come from is noted, but I doubt I look at the data even once a year.

If you are concerned about your web address being scarfed-up by this website or your Internet Service Provider (ISP), etc., I would suggest you look at the paragraph below and decide whether you need "Privacy Enhancement Technology".

Privacy Enhancement Technology

In order to better protect "who" knows "what" about your web browsing, there are a number of options you might consider.

Virtual Private Network: Called a VPN for short, a VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between your computer and the VPN provider so that your ISP does not know where on the web you are travelling and the websites you visit also do not know where you are coming from. This makes it much more difficult to keep tabs on your web browsing. I use one called Private Internet Access which costs $40 per year for 5 computers/cell phones. I don't have any financial involvement with them; just a satisfied customer. You want to make sure that whichever VPN provider you choose they do not store your home IP address.

Private Browser Window: A browser such as Firefox offers what is called a private browsing window. Assuming I understand it correctly, this means that any cookies (and other stuff?) placed on your computer as you surf are erased when you close that window.

Computer Cleaner: There are programs such as CCleaner and Bleach Bit that are designed to sniff out and remove all the crud that websites deposit on your computer (so they can recognize you from your previous surfing and continue tracking you when you surf again). Both programs are free. Similar programs are also available for cell phones.

Take Care Out There!

All the Best!

Dear Visitor,

I wish you well as you look for help for yourself or a loved one.


Mike Feeley