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MDAdvice.com Privacy Policy
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MDAdvice.com is committed to protecting the privacy of each and every one of its users and has created this policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

Because your privacy is so important to us, MDAdvice.com abides by the following principles.

Your Personal Information

We at MDAdvice.com recognize your right to confidentiality and are committed to protecting your privacy, including the non-identifying information shared in order to become a registered user of the interactive areas of the site.

We understand that health information can be of an especially sensitive nature and that you may have concerns about sharing medical information. Therefore, MDAdvice.com does not collect personally identifiable information about its users except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. A user's access to and use of the MDAdvice.com site constitutes information voluntarily given by the user.

MDAdvice.com subscribes to the Health On the Net Foundation Code of Conduct for health and medical websites. To read the code, click: http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Conduct.html.

We use the information that we collect on our site to provide you with a superior experience. MDAdvice.com will never willfully sell, trade, rent, disclose, or make available personally identifiable information about you to any third party without the user's prior consent, except when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of MDAdvice.com.

At MDAdvice.com you may wish to take advantage of online purchase opportunities when we offer them. In such a case, you may need to provide some specific personal and financial information (like account or credit card numbers). Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. Such personal information is always sent to us over a state-of-the-art secure connection to protect your data from unauthorized third parties. MDAdvice.com does not sell, trade, or rent your personal and financial information to others.

Occasionally, we may need personal information in order to inform you about new features, services, or products available from us or our sponsors and partners. Additionally, when you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and email address so we can administer the contest and notify winners. We will always tell you if personal information is required for purposes like these, and we will tell you how it is going to be used. MDAdvice.com will never sell any information to a third party that would allow it to ascertain the identity of an individual or an individual's current health status.

Registration

It is our policy to respect and protect your privacy and the privacy of personal health information. Our site's registration form gives users the option to give us contact information (like their name and email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the opt-out/changes section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We also gather traffic patterns and site usage information to help us develop the design and layout of the site and to personalize your experience. Such aggregate, never individual, information about our user base and usage patterns can also be provided to advertisers to allow us to potentially vary advertising based on user preference. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. Large population demographics are compiled using this data but no individual information is ever disseminated.

"Cookies"

Like most websites, MDAdvice.com uses pieces of information called "cookies" to keep track of which areas of our site are visited and whether you are a repeat visitor to MDAdvice.com. A cookie is a text file that is sent to your hard drive where your browser files are kept. They do not come onto a user's system nor do they pose a threat to a user's files. This enables us to relate your use of the site with other specific information that you have voluntarily provided. It is important to understand, though, that the cookies themselves do not actually contain any personal information. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. Users should be aware that MDAdvice.com cannot control the use of cookies by advertisers or third parties hosting data for MDAdvice.com.

If you would like to know more about cookies we encourage you to read the US Government Information Bulletin (I-034) regarding cookie technology. To read the bulletin, click: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml.

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and that you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, a username or e-mail address) on the public bulletin boards or chat areas of MDAdvice.com, how third parties use the information (for example, sending unsolicited email messages) is beyond the control of MDAdvice.com.

Children's Guidelines

MDAdvice.com is intended for people over 18 years of age. Children can only view the material with parental consent as some of the medical information available on MDAdvice.com may be inappropriate for children. Allowing a child to register or use the MDAdvice.com site signifies consent on behalf of the parent.

We will not collect online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child's request and will not be used for other purposes. We will not collect personally identifiable offline contact information without prior parental consent, we will not distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information with out prior parental consent, we will not give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent, and we will not directly entice children by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.

If you are a parent, please remember that our policy only governs the MDAdvice.com website. That means that if your child shares personal information with other users during a chat session, on a message board, through email, or by other means, we cannot control how the other individual(s) may use it. For these reasons, we strongly encourage you to talk with your kids about being cautious when it comes to sharing personal information online and require that you accompany your children below 18 years of age when they visit our website.

Opt-Out / Changes

You have the option to decide to submit your email address and other information to us in order to be added to our mailing list or to access our premium interactive features. Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners.

It is not possible for a user to delete his or her profile from our database, nor is it feasible to delete all traces of a user's activity in the system. However, we do offer you the opportunity to request deletion of your email address (the only individually identifiable piece of information about your account) from our database. To remove your email address from our mailing list, edit your user profile. Login with your username and password, select "no" in answering the question regarding whether or not you would like to join our mailing list, and click "Submit Modifications." To delete your email address completely, follow the directions above and delete your email address from the "Email" field, as well. To edit your profile, click: http://www.mdadvice.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=editbio.

This site also gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. If your information has changed, you can easily update our records by editing your profile. Login with your username and password, update the information that has changed, and click "Submit Modifications." To edit your profile, click: http://www.mdadvice.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=editbio.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by MDAdvice.com as described above. If we ever change our privacy policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains several links to other sites not operated by MDAdvice.com. It is important to note that MDAdvice.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Contacting MDAdvice.com

As you can see, we at MDAdvice.com take privacy very seriously. If you ever feel uncertain about whether this site is following the privacy policy we have described here, please notify us by email at privacy@mdadvice.com or use the contact information below.

MDAdvice.com
151 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Tel: (877) 800-4MDA
Fax: (201) 767-4194
Email: privacy@mdadvice.com


 

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