Guide2Psoriasis Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2009

Guide2Psoriasis.com provides information to anyone affected by psoriasis. At Guide2Psoriasis.com, we understand that your health information is important and personal. This site is intended for users in the United States and this Privacy Policy details the type of information we collect from users and how it used and shared with other parties. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website. We encourage you to review this policy periodically for any updates.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information provided by Health Monitor Network through Guide2Psoriasis.com is for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual healthcare provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your treatment.

User Consent

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR SITE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROCESSED BY GUIDE2PSORIASIS.COM IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY.

Collection of Personal Information

The amount of Personal Information you provide to us is up to you. The Personal Information we gather from you helps us learn about visitors to the site, our customers, and potential customers. The vast majority of our site is available to visitors with no Personal Information recorded except for standard log files and cookies, which we use this information to better tailor the features, performance, and support of our products and services, and to offer you additional information and opportunities. To actively manage your health with our tools, to receive ongoing information from us, and to participate in the community you will need to register with the site and provide a unique identifier.

Your Personal Information

We collect the following Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily:

Most of the information on our site can be accessed as a visitor, but you will need to register to access some tools and free downloads. When you register for the site, we collect information such as your email address and password. Registering allows you to save data on the site and to access it again on a later visit, and enables you to use health tools, join the community, and participate in online discussions. We also collect (at your option) your gender; date of birth; the city, state, and country where you live; and any other additional information you may volunteer.

When you contact us by email with an inquiry, or to apply for a position at Guide2Psoriasis.com, we will collect your name, email address, and any information contained in the email you send us, as well as any documents and materials attached to such email.

When you provide us with feedback, we will collect your email address and the feedback that you submit.

We collect any information, including Personal Information that you voluntarily provide, either by posting it on the Site or by adding it to your personal profile.

Visitor Log Information & Cookies

Our site automatically collects log information from our visitors which includes your IP address, the pages you are visiting, and your browser type. We collect this information and study the aggregate totals to know the total number of visitors and page views to the site, the geographic location of our visitors, the content that visitors are most interested in, and how to best optimize the viewing experience.

We use cookies to find out if you've visited the site before and to display customized content. Cookies may also be used to track who has already voted in a poll, or completed a survey. Additionally, we and our sponsors may use web beacons to direct your browser to another server for the purpose of tracking ads viewed and email newsletters that are opened.

You may choose to set your web browser software to prevent cookies from being saved on your computer. If you reject our cookies certain functionality may not work properly.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Our site contains links to other websites not controlled by Guide2Psoriasis.com. When you arrive at another site remember that Guide2Psoriasis.com is not responsible for the Privacy Policies of these other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each of these third party sites.

Message Boards, Blogs, and Other Public Forums

Guide2Psoriasis.com offers online open communities, message boards, blogs, chat rooms, and other public forums to facilitate peer-to-peer communication, education, and support. Features include the ability for users with similar interests or medical conditions to share information and support one another, or where users can post questions for experts to answer. Remember that by design this area of the site is public, and any information you post in the community is viewable by all other members and visitors, and may appear in search engine results. Guide2Psoriasis.com cannot guarantee the identity of other members in our online communities, nor can we validate the information they post online.

Newsletters

You may be offered the opportunity to receive email newsletters produced by Guide2Psoriasis.com and special offers from our approved partners. If you ever want to unsubscribe from future newsletters you can simply click the "Unsubscribe" link on the bottom of the newsletter.

Surveys and Market Research

You may have the option to take a brief survey related to your health or medical condition. We use this information to better understand our users and to offer a better educational experience. We may also share with approved partners the aggregated, anonymized data for both research and commercial purposes. Under no circumstances will we rent, sell ,or share your personal identity or individualized responses without your prior consent.

Use of Information

We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request, and usage patterns so that we may enhance services and the site. Guide2Psoriasis.com reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties at its discretion.

Legal Reasons to Disclose Information

We may release personal information to a third party in order to comply with a search warrant, court order, subpoena, or other legally valid request.

If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. It is solely the visitor's obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites and of these advertisers and third parties. These companies are independent third parties over which Guide2Psoriasis.com exercises no control. Guide2Psoriasis.com is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, their conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices.

Parental Advisory

Our sites are intended for a general audience and are targeted at adults. None of our websites are designed to attract children under the age of 13. Some parents and guardians may feel that certain information on our site, although medical in nature, is not suitable for minors. A parent or guardian using information from our site for a minor is solely responsible for the interpretation and use of the information.

Security

Guide2Psoriasis.com is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. Guide2Psoriasis.com has taken all commercially reasonable efforts to prevent against hackers, viruses, and other physical breaches of security.

Emails That You Send to Guide2Psoriasis.com
This privacy policy applies to health information related to this website. It does not apply to general communications you email to Guide2Psoriasis.com (including ideas for content, tools, new businesses, publicity, or revenue opportunities). Do NOT send confidential information to Guide2Psoriasis.com via email.

Contact Us

You will be notified of material changes to this Privacy Policy via the email address you used when registering for the site. If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy please contact us at  talktous@healthmonitor.com