Privacy Policy

Virginia Von Schaefer, M.D., Inc., as well as its affiliates and subsidiaries (“VVS MD”) respects your privacy. Accordingly, it has adopted the following privacy policy. This policy notifies you of:

  • what personally identifiable information of yours is collected from you through VVS MD’s website,
  • the organization collecting the information,
  • how the information is used,
  • with whom the information may be shared,
  • what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information,
  • the kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, deletion, alteration, use or disclosure of information you provide to VVS MD, and
  • how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information you provide to us.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact us by sending an email to or by calling 949.652.2320.


This policy applies to VVS MD’s treatment of personally identifiable information that VVS MD collects through VVS MD’s website and when you use VVS MD’s services. The policy does not apply to practices of third-party companies whose websites may be linked to VVS MD. For access to the privacy policies of such linked websites, please refer to the information provided by such websites at their home pages. Also see the paragraph below under the heading “Hypertext Links.”


VVS MD collects personally identifiable information when you request information from VVS MD. On such occasions, VVS MD may ask for your name, email address, zip code and personal information concerning your interests, occupation, gender and other demographic information. VVS MD also receives and records information from server logs from your browser including cookie information relating to pages requested.

VVS MD does not seek to collect such information from persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any such information to us. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 who has provided such information to us, please inform us (through the VVS MD website or telephone number listed above) and we will remove such information from our database as described further below.

In addition, no person (of any age) is required to provide us with the personally identifiable information we request. If you do not wish to provide such information, you are free not to do so. Your provision of requested information to us through VVS MD’s website or other means is presumed by us to be voluntary and with your consent to the uses described herein. If after submitting personally identifiable information to us, you wish to “opt-out,” please contact us as noted above and we will remove your information from our database as set forth below in the section titled “Managing Your Information.” Please know that such a decision will not stop advertising or content that is generated prior to the time when we can accomplish the removal of your information.

VVS MD uses the information you provide to us to customize advertising and content that we present to you. VVS MD will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to any third party except when:

  • You have been given an opportunity to “opt out” of sharing the information and have declined to exercise that right within the time period provided;
  • VVS MD must share the information in order to provide a product or service that you have requested, in which case we will demand that any third party we use to fulfill your order agree that it does not have the right to use the personally identifiable information other than to fulfill your request; or 
  • VVS MD is required to respond to subpoena, court orders or other legal process requiring such disclosure.


VVS MD uses cookies to enhance the interactive nature of your Internet experience and to provide a convenient feature to save you time. Cookies enable VVS MD to quickly retrieve specific information from previous visits and to recall features that you may have customized on your browser.


You are entitled to request access to and correction of all your personal data collected by us via VVS MD’s website, as well as to require us to delete your data if you no longer want us to process it. 

As applicable under the CCPA, from January 1, 2020, and as set forth in the CPRA, adopted on January 1, 2023, if you are a California resident, you may make requests to us as set out below. We will review all requests received and determine the extent to which and how to respond. We will not discriminate against any California resident who makes such requests.

Right to access/know

You may request from us a list of: (i) the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you; (ii) the categories of sources from which we collected your personal information; (iii) our purposes for collecting or selling your personal information; (iv) the categories of your personal information that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and (v) the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information. In addition, for certain categories of personal information, you have the right to request a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties.

Right to delete your personal information

You may request to delete your account and the personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you.

Right to opt-out from the sale of your personal information

You may request, at any time, to direct us to stop “selling” (for the purposes of the CPRA) your personal information. We do not sell the personal information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age.

Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CPRA. We may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by applicable law as compensation for allowing us to collect, sell, or maintain your personal information.

Right to Correct

You have the right to correct inaccurate personal information that we have collected from you or maintain about you. You have the ability to correct, update, modify or delete your personal information by contacting us at [insert email] or by calling [insert phone number].

Making Requests

You can make such a request or a related inquiry by sending an email to [insert email] or by calling [insert phone number]. Please note that there may be a small charge for making an access request or it may be free, depending on the circumstances. You can find out more details by emailing or calling us as provided above. 

Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. If we cannot verify the requestor’s identity or authority, we will inform the requestor that their identity cannot be verified. 

Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.

We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

You may also submit such requests through an authorized agent. To designate an authorized agent, please send us a notarized power of attorney / notarized letter authorizing said agent. Requests from agents that do not submit such proof that they have been authorized by you to act on their behalf will be denied.

We will notify you whether we have complied with your request to delete or correct.

We will maintain records of consumer requests made pursuant to CPRA for 24 months. The information retained for record-keeping purposes will not be used for any other purpose except as reasonably necessary for the business to review and modify its processes for compliance with the CPRA, and will not be shared with any third party except as necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

We will keep your data as long as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this privacy policy. You may choose not to receive unsolicited marketing material from VVS MD and you have the right to request deletion of your VVS MD account information, subject to VVS MD’s need to keep appropriate archives of its business operations.


VVS MD employs reasonable measures to maintain all personally identifiable information provided by you on computer servers in a controlled and secured environment in an effort to hinder unauthorized access, loss, alteration, use or disclosure of such information. VVS MD utilizes secure socket layer encryption technology and firewall network protection to protect personally identifiable information that is transmitted to VVS MD’s websites. Unfortunately, the nature of the Internet is such that information may be transmitted over networks without appropriate security measures and may be accessed, deleted, altered, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons.

Personal data may be transferred to countries which do not have laws or regulations which protect personal data, such as the United States, where the server for VVS MD’s website is located. We use reasonable measures to limit the disclosure of the data you provide to us only to certain staff within VVS MD and to require that they process the data only for the purposes identified in this privacy policy.


VVS MD may make modifications or amendments to this policy from time to time. In the event that such changes alter how VVS MD gathers, processes, uses or discloses your personally identifiable information, VVS MD will post such changes on our website.


VVS MD, its suppliers, and licensors on VVS MD’s website own all copyrightable subject matter on VVS MD’s website and all trademarks, patents, proprietary information, technologies, products, processes or other proprietary rights of VVS MD and/or such other parties. No license to or right in any such copyrights, trademarks, patents, proprietary information, technologies, products, processes, and other proprietary rights of VVS MD and/or other parties is granted to or conferred upon you. In addition, direct linking, deep linking, framing, page-jacking, metatagging, and using a robot, spider, or automated device of any kind to monitor or copy VVS MD’s website is strictly prohibited.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, VVS MD hereby authorizes you only to copy the content herein solely for your personal and private use in learning about VVS MD. Except where expressly noted, no other permission is granted to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the content contained on this website. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this website may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Any other use of materials on this website, including reproduction for purposes other than those expressly permitted herein, modification, distribution, or republication, without prior written permission of VVS MD is strictly prohibited. Any copy made by you as permitted herein must retain all copyright and trademark notices, including any other proprietary notices, contained in the materials. The use of such materials on any other website or in any environment of networked computers is prohibited.


In the event this website contains hypertext links to websites that are not created or maintained by VVS MD, this privacy policy applies only to VVS MD’s website and not to any of these third-party websites. VVS MD is not responsible for the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of those third-party websites. The inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by VVS MD of the third-party websites. VVS MD disclaims any liability for links (1) from another website to this website, and (2) to another website from this website. VVS MD cannot guarantee the standards of any website to which links are provided on VVS MD’s website, nor shall VVS MD be held responsible for the contents of those websites, or any subsequent links. For this reason, VVS MD does not represent or warrant that the contents of any third-party website is accurate, compliant with state or federal law, or compliant with copyright or other intellectual property laws. VVS MD does not endorse the contents of these third-party websites in any way. Also, VVS MD is not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any linked website. Any reliance on the contents of a third-party website is done at your own risk, and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance.


VVS is a general audience website, and is not intended for use by children. We do not intend to collect personal information for anyone who is under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should use this website only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian. You should not provide any personal information to this website. Questions may be directed to [insert email address].


California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosures of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the following address:

By Email:, Subject “Privacy Policy Questions”

By Mail:

675 Camino de Los Mares, Suite 200, San Clemente, CA 92673