WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IS COLLECTED ON OUR WEBSITE OR THROUGH OUR ONLINE RESOURCES?
We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
You do not have to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information to visit our Website. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to visit all sections of our Website or use all of our Online Resources.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information may also include user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is used to help us understand who uses our Website and to improve its features.
Information from Other Sources
We may also supplement the information we collect with information from other sources to assist us in evaluating and improving our Website and Online Resources, to determine your preferences so that we can tailor our Website and Online Resources to your needs, and/or to study nutritional, weight-loss, behavioural, emotional and fitness questions in general.
We may collect information (including information that is Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our Website, subscribe to one of our Online Resources. The following is a description of the areas and/or manners in which we primarily collect information about you.
Becoming a Subscriber
In order to access certain Online Resources you must first complete certain steps to become a Subscriber.
During these steps, you may be required to provide us with information (including Personally Identifiable Information) such as name, zip code or postal code and email address. This information is used to help us understand who uses our Website, to improve our Website and our Online Resources.
Cookies and Action Tags
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information passively using "cookies" and "action tags."
"Cookies" are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device in order to identify (i) your Web browser, (ii) the activities of your computer on our Website and (iii) your activity in connection with our advertisements and other marketing and promotional efforts. Cookies may be used to: personalize your experience on our Website (e.g., to dynamically generate content on web pages specifically designed for you), assist you in using our Online Resources (e.g., to save you time by not having to reenter your name upon each visit to our Website), and allow us to statistically monitor how you are using our Website for purposes of improving our online offerings.
You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website, however, you may not be able to use certain resources of our Website if you do not accept cookies.
Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the "Help" section of the toolbar.
"Action tags," also known as web beacons or GIF tags, are a web technology used to help track anonymous website usage information, such as how many times a specific page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of our Website, including advertisements, or e-mail sent on our behalf, may contain action tags. Unlike cookies, action tags are not placed on your computer.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to monitor our Website's use, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to Personally Identifiable Information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on our Website and evaluating our Online Products in general.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
In general, we use the information collected on our Website and through our Online Resources to help us understand who uses our Website and Online Resources and how they are used, to personalize your experience, to assist you in using our Online Resources, to improve our Website and Online Resources.
If you become a registered user of our Website, we may use your information to send you a welcoming email that may confirm your username.
To respond to your questions or comments, we may file your questions or comments for future reference. We may also use the information collected to send you important service announcements and updates regarding our Website or Online Resources. You will not be able to opt-out of these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of our Website and/or our Online Resources and are not promotional in nature. (If you do not wish to receive these service announcements, you may cancel your account with us and delete the Personally Identifiable Information maintained about you on our systems by contacting our Privacy Coordinator at the address set out below.)
WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?
Laws and Legal Rights
We may also disclose your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions or our Subscription Agreement, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website or the general public.
Third Parties Generally
We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Website, the demographic breakdown of the registered users of our Website, or the activities that visitors to our Website engage in while on our Website.
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IS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT SECURE?
CAN YOU UPDATE OR CORRECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our systems. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all Personally Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
WHOM DO YOU CONTACT IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?