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On Sabbatical


Privacy and Practices of this Web Site

John J. Herr, Ph.D. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate his firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website:

To the fullest degree allowed by Law (which does not provide for non-US residents), I pledge and solidly guarantee, that all personal  information is secure and held confidential at all times from sale, disclosure and/or rental to, and tampering by any known third party.

This guarantee applies to all personal information that is submitted, gathered, tracked or otherwise obtained in the course of any online business with me.

To further enhance confidence and trust in us as an honorable and ethical professional person, I voluntarily specify and prominently display on this web site/s the purpose(s) I intend any personal  information to fulfill.

I agree to discard and/or destroy all such information in a secure and timely fashion after that purpose has been satisfied.

This privacy guarantee is my standard default policy for all my visitors without requiring an "opt out" action. It may only be changed in an "opt in" action through written visitor notification.

  1. I use your IP address to help diagnose problems with the web server, and to administer the web site. The web site also logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a visitor's session. This gives me an idea of where visitors are from (states and countries) and which parts of the site they visiting. I do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that the path a visitor may take to utilize this web will be known but the visitor's personal identity will be anonymous.

  2. This  site uses cookies to keep track of shopping carts but not to identify you personally.  Currently, there are no shopping carts because nothing is for sale!

  3. There are presently no order or registration forms that require visitors to give contact information (like  name or e-mail address).    Should such information ever be collected it will only be for the purpose   of contacting  visitors as necessary. Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

  4. This site contains links to other sites. I am   not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

  5. This site may eventually uses an order form for visitors to purchase goods and services. At that time , we would need to collect visitor contact information (like their email address) and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). Contact information from the order form would be used to send orders to our purchasing visitors. The purchasing visitor's contact information would be used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Purchasing visitors would be able to opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that would be collected would be used only to bill the purchasing visitor for products and services.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our computer and access to it is kept in a secure area which is personally supervised or double entry locked at all times. The server uses SSL (Certificate issued by Thawte) which could be used to encrypt financially related transmissions across the Internet between John J. Herr, Ph.D. and future purchasing visitors. Triple DES encryption would be employed transmitting financial transactions through CyberCash in the credit card authorization process.  Only   John J. Herr, Ph.D. has access to any visitor credit card information.


This site provides visitors the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from me.   The following options for removing information from our database to  receive no future communications nor any longer receive our service are as follows

  1. You can send email to
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address: Suite 200, 825 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
  3. You can call the following telephone number: 408.370.6568
  4. You can FAX 408.370.9256


This site gives visitors the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

  1. E-mail
  2. Send mail to the following postal address: Suite 200, 825 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
  3. Call the following telephone number: 408.370.6568
  4. You can FAX 408.370.9256

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or any other of the practices or policies or dealings of this site, contact:

John J. Herr, Ph.D.

825 Pollard Road, Suite 200

Los Gatos, California 95032

408.370.6568 or FAX 408.370.9256


On Sabbatical!

When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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