Who we are

Our website address is: https://cathysattars.com. Our company name is The Birkmayer Institute LLC, dba AromaGnosis. The founders of AromaGnosis are Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD. Our business address is 505 State Road 150 Unit 741, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514, USA. Cathy’s Attars is a project of AromaGnosis.




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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

When visitors leave send us a message via our contact form we collect the data shown in the Contact Us form and also the visitor’s IP address. We will keep this information indefinitely
unless you ask us to delete it. We will not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


We use Google analytics.
Their privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

There is a browser add-on that allows you to opt out of Google analytics. You can find out more here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Who we share your data with

We use the following Payment Processors: Square, PayPal.

Square privacy policy: https://squareup.com/legal/privacy-no-account

PayPal privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

We use Deva (formerly ConvertKit) for our CRM.

Deva (frormerly ConvertKit) privacy policy: https://convertkit.com/privacy/

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, e.g. to order, 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to
us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have concerns about privacy, please email us at info@aromagnosis.com



How we protect your data

Our website is hosted by GoDaddy and we rely on their security mechanisms.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we are notified by our hosting service (GoDaddy), other providers (Square, PayPal), by a user, or by a third party that there has been a data breach we will notify all registered users
whose data may have been compromised. We will work with our hosting service and other relevant providers to determine how to best address the data breach.

What third parties we receive data from

The third parties we may receive data from are Square and PayPal for payment processing. At this point we don’t receive any user data from other third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

At this time, we don’t do any automated decision making or profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are not aware of any industry regulatory disclosure requirements that apply to us at this time.