At sHealthTips.com we recognize that privacy of your personal information is very important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit our site sHealthTips.com and how we safeguard your information. The basic rules we follow are as follows:
- We don’t ask for your personal information unless we truly need it
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site
Like most website operators, sHealthTips.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. sHealthTips.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how sHealthTips.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, sHealthTips.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
sHealthTips.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. sHealthTips.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to sHealthTips.com’s websites choose to interact with sHealthTips.com in ways that require sHealthTips.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that sHealthTips.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive sHealthTips.com updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, sHealthTips.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with sHealthTips.com. sHealthTips.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
sHealthTips.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, sHealthTips.com may monitor the most popular pages on the sHealthTips.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. sHealthTips.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, sHealthTips.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
sHealthTips.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that: (i) need to know that information in order to process it on sHealthTips.com’s behalf or to provide services available at sHealthTips.com’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using sHealthTips.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. sHealthTips.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above,sHealthTips.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when sHealthTips.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of sHealthTips.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an sHealthTips.com website and have supplied your email address, sHealthTips.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with sHealthTips.com and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. sHealthTips.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does “NOT” track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
If you have any questions regarding the policy, you may contact sHealthTips.com’s staff by using our contact form.