The Informational Media Brands Web sites contain links to other sites. Once you enter another Web site (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that Informational Media Brands is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every Web site that you visit through a link or advertisement on Informational Media Brands.
Part 2: Non-Personal Information We Collect About You
Even if you do not register with Informational Media Brands, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Web site, special promotions and newsletters.
Most browser software can be set to reject all Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our Web site may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use our site. Additionally Informational Media Brands may geographically target advertising based on your IP address. We may use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to enable you to use certain interactive tools on our site. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data they collect, and how the data is stored. Informational Media Brands does not share information stored in flash cookies with third parties and the data in them is not used by or on behalf of Informational Media Brands for delivery of advertisements.
Part 3: Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You
A. Newsletters & Emails to You
At registration and at various times as you use Informational Media Brands, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from Informational Media Brands and/or directly from third parties. When you sign up for our email newsletters or at any time, you can choose to opt-in to receiving additional promotional emails from Informational Media Brands or our Sponsors. In order to subscribe to Informational Media Brands newsletters via email, we need your contact information, like name and email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by emailing email@example.com
In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement on our site, in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of a third party which, acting on behalf of Informational Media Brands notes or “counts” your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to your selected destination; this re-direction process may not be apparent to you.
B. Emails You Send to Informational Media Brands
C. Community, Health Communities, Blogs and other Public Forums
Informational Media Brands features several community areas and other public forums where users with similar interests or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by medical or healthcare experts. Our communities are open to the public and should not be considered private.
Any information you shared in any online community area (including Personally Identifiable) like an Ask the Expert posting or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not private. You should think carefully before posting any Personally Identifiable in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines like Google. If you mistakenly post personal information in our Community areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it by using the Contact Us link on every page of our site. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information and if we can’t, we will let you know and why not.
Part 4: Disclosure of Your Information
- A. Disclosure to Sponsors Participating in Our Free Samples and Offers Program
We operate a Free Samples and Offers Program in which you can receive free products and discount offers from certain commercial sponsors. During the enrollment in this program, you specifically agree that we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with these sponsors so that they can a) inform of you of what free samples and offers are available, and b) ship free samples and offers to you. Our sponsors are not permitted to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any other purpose. You can leave Free Samples and Offers Program by using the Contact Us link available on every page of our website. If you leave the program we will immediately inform any sponsors who have been provided your Personally Identifiable Information that they must remove your information from their database and discontinue using it in any manner.
B. Disclosure to Informational Media Brands Operations and Maintenance Contractor
C. Disclosure of Aggregate Information
Informational Media Brands may provide Aggregate Information to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our website and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also inform a pharmaceutical company (that may or may not be an advertiser on our site) that “30% of our users live east of the Mississippi” or that “25% of our users have tried alternative medicine.” Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this Aggregate Information. We require parties with whom we share Aggregate Information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable, such as by combining it with other databases.