Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for (www.gerson.org). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is use and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

The Gerson Institute is the sole owner of the information collected on this site and will not sell or rent this information to anyone. The Gerson Institute’s access is limited to viewing and collecting information provided voluntarily via email or other direct contact.

The Gerson Institute will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, and your information will not be shared with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to process a transaction, to ship an order, or to render requested services.

In the future, the Gerson Institute may contact you via email to tell you about important updates, specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

You may opt-out of these email notifications by contacting us directly by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 858-694-0707: by clicking “Unsubscribe From This List” at the bottom of promotional/marketing emails; or by clicking “Update Your Preferences” at the bottom of promotional/marketing emails.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Comments are currently disabled on our site.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt-out of any future contact from us at any time by contacting us directly by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 858-694-0707: by clicking “Unsubscribe From This List” at the bottom of promotional/marketing emails; or by clicking “Update Your Preferences” at the bottom of promotional/marketing emails.

You may also contact us at any time concerning the following:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Where we send your data

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


The Gerson Institute takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and offline.

Any sensitive information collected (such as credit card data) is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. This can be verified by locating the closed lock icon in the address bar at the top of the page or at the bottom of your web browser, or confirming that an “http” is at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While encryption is used to protect sensitive information transmitted online, your information is also protected offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computer/server in which personally identifiable information is stored is kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that the Gerson Institute is not abiding by this privacy policy, please contact us immediately by email at [email protected], by telephone at 858-694-0707, or by writing to us at P.O. Box 161358, San Diego, California, 92176.