Privacy policy

We understand how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of our site and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Information Collected About You

Email Newsletters

At registration and at various times as you use the Site, you will be given the option of providing us with personal information in order to receive informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email.

Emails You Send to us

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to us.

Services and Device Information

When you access and use the Site, we automatically collect and store in its server logs information from your browser or mobile device such as your IP address or unique device identifier, browser information (including referring URL), your preferences and settings, cookies and information about the content you have viewed and actions taken (e.g., search queries, ad engagement, clicks and the associated dates and times).

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and our partners use cookies to collect information about your use of the Services. “Cookies” are small data files assigned to your browser when you visit a Site which enable recognition of your browser and collect and store information about your use of the Services, as described above. In addition to cookies, we and our partners use other tracking technologies that collect information about your use of the Services, including mobile identifiers and web beacons” which are small graphic files (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) embedded in a web page or email typically used to monitor activity and send relevant information back to a home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party). The information collected by such tracking technologies may be combined with other information that our partners have access to, including your name, email address and physical address, so that we can send you materials, either electronically or by direct mail, that may be of interest to ou. 

Our advertising service partners may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the Site, including content you have viewed. These third parties may use this information to help us deliver advertising on the Site and on other third-party websites based on your browsing activity on the Site. Two of the third parties that we work with are Google and Facebook. In addition to using the information it collects performing services for us, Google and Facebook may also use such information as described in their privacy policy. To see how they may use information collected through our use of them services on the Site in their privacy policy.

We also work with third party ad networks to display advertising on our Site and on third party websites.

For more information about our how cookies and other tracking technologies are used in connection with the Services, please read our Cookie Policy.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:

  • to provide, improve and create new Services,
  • to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the Site,
  • to obtain your feedback about the Site and Services
  • to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests as inferred from your use of the Services, including news, announcements, reminders,
  • to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the Site are visited, how the Services are being used and how many emails are received and opened,
  • to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content including advertising both on and off the Site,
  • to offer lead generation services,
  • to detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Services and our users, 
  • to identify issues with the Services,
  • to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.

In addition, we may use personal information about you for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information and/or with your consent.

Sharing Your Information

Affiliates

We may share your information with our affiliates and companies acquired by or merged with us and our affiliates. In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your personal information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Third Party Advertisers and Third-Party Websites

We may share information that we have about you, such as a cookie ID or IP address, with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help us deliver advertising on the Site as well as on third party websites, as further described in our Cookie Policy.

Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests

To cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with law, we may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.

How Your Information is Secured and Retained

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal information. Despite our efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

Your Choices and Rights

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your personal information used by our Site as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Site. 

You can unsubscribe from an email newsletter by:

  • Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the „Help” or “Settings” or “Preferences” section of your browser’s toolbar. Refer to our Cookie Policy for additional information about opting out of Cookies.

Mobile Opt-out

You may also control interest-based advertising on your mobile device by enabling the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting in your iOS device’s settings or “Opt out of Ads Personalization” in your Android device’s settings. This will not prevent you from seeing advertisements, but will limit the use of device advertising identifiers to personalize ads based on your interests.  If you have questions about how to reject cookies on your specific device please check with the device manufacturer.

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Site are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

Contact Us

Please send us an email by using the Contact link at the bottom of every page of the Site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the personal information, we maintain about you. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy and any of our Services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by means of a notice on the Site and/or by email to our registered users (sent to the email address specified when you register) prior to the change becoming effective. By continuing to use the Services after changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you agree to such changes.  We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the Site. Please exit the Site immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.