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Cate Urban is committed to the privacy of those individuals who visit and interact with (Website). This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information I collect, why I collect it, and how you can update, retrieve and request removal of your information.




By visiting this Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.


Please note that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Website. They do not apply to information that you may submit to me offline or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which I may link.


Cate Urban is the sole owner of the information collected on the Website. I do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of the company.

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Generally, you are free to visit the Website without submitting data that identifies you personally. However, I do ask you to provide some personal data for certain interactions within my Website. This data varies depending on the interaction, but may include name and email address (“Personal Information”). I do not request sensitive information such as social security numbers or banking information.



Like many websites, I use “cookies,” which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. I use cookies to track use of my Website and online services. I may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Website, and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. This Website is functional without the retention of cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.

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Below are the ways in which I collect your Personal Information through specific actions and circumstances. By choosing to participate in any of the following activities, you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information.


  • When you request information or assistance;

  • When you participate with social media and peer to peer accounts involving Kidney Being;

  • When you communicate with me through the website;

  • When you provide user-generated content on any part of the website that permits it; and

  • In conjunction with any other place on the website where you knowingly volunteer personal information.


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In addition, when you interact with the Website, my server may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually (“Non-Personal Information”). Generally, I collect the following categories of Non-Personal Information:


  • I may collect certain demographic data such as age, gender, and five-digit zip code as part of collecting personal information;

  • I collect and store certain device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Website. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information;

  • I automatically log certain usage information about your use of the Website. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view. I use this information to provide you with a more customized experience on the Website;

  • I collect and store additional “traffic data” such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses; and

  • I collect and store your search terms and search results.


Social media platforms

When you interact with any Kidney Being page or account on a social media platform, such as Instagram, I may also collect the personal information that you make publicly available to us on that page or through that account, including your account ID or “handle.” Please be advised that each social media platform may collect specific data not listed here, and I have no control over how third party platforms collect or use your personal information. Please refer to that platform’s privacy policy for additional guidance.


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I use the information I learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Website. With your consent I may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:


General Uses

  • Responding to your inquiries;

  • Communicating with you about changes to our policies;

  • Performing statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Website and their usage patterns; and

  • Managing the blog.


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I intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. I have implemented appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures, to help keep your information secure, accurate, current and complete.


If you have any concerns about the security and confidentiality of your Personal Information, please contact


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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.


I will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:


  • Access to your Personal Information;

  • Correction of the Personal Information we hold;

  • Deletion of your Personal Information;

  • A restriction of processing of your Personal Information;

  • Transfer of your Personal Information to another party; or,

  • Objection to processing of your Personal Information based on the Cate Urban’s legitimate interests (or those of a third party) to use it.


Please send an email to if any of the following apply:

  • You have any questions or requests regarding this policy;

  • You would like to remove all Personal Information from our database;

  • You would like to view Personal Information you shared with us;

  • You would like to change your account preferences;

  • You no longer wish to receive email updates from me;

  • You believe I have erroneous or incomplete information about you; or,

  • You believe a child below the age of 16 years may have submitted Personal Information without the consent of a parent or guardian.


For more information about your rights under the GDPR, please visit

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If I decide to change our privacy policy, I will post those changes to this page so you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.


Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes. Our most up-to-date privacy policy will always be available here.

Questions and comments should be directed to

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