COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Common Health Myths and our advertisers / service providers may collect the following information from and about you: Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a CHM Service, for example, to create an account, post comments, receive a newsletter, or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, zip code and birthday.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the CHM Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with CHM services, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to CHM services, our servers may receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access CHM services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the CHM services, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen. If CHM wishes to combine your personal information with information we obtain through these technologies in order to determine what messages CHM provides to you, we will obtain your express affirmative consent.
Third parties that support CHM by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate CHM usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. CHM does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices. For more information about Google’s Information Rights and Privacy: http://www.google.com/privacy.html. You can also opt out of interest-based advertising by visiting NAI Consumer Opt Out: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see . Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through CHM. Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our CHM affiliates or business partners.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
We may use the information we collect from and about you to provide CHM services and features to you, including: to measure and improve CHM services and features; to improve your experience with both online and offline CHM services by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content and to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.
We use the information we collect from and about you for these additional purposes:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing CHM. Common Health Myths may make your information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors.
To contact you. CHM may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related CHM. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to CHM or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.
To share with business partners. Common Health Myths may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements.
Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through CHM or otherwise.