How We Collect Your Information
The first thing to remember about privacy is that there is only so much information that any website can collect without your answering of specific questions. MyHealthCafe.com logs IP addresses (in other words, the location of your computer on the Internet) for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends. (For example, IP addresses help us determine the percentage of people coming from various online gateways, such as Yahoo! or America Online.) This information, in aggregate form, is recorded for administrative purposes only. IP addresses are not linked to any personal information. You can browse MyHealthCafe.com and read our editorial content without registering or providing any personal information.
Some MyHealthCafe.com interactive content, tools and services may ask you to register and voluntarily provide other types of information about yourself including Personal Health Information. These tools (like calculators) store your Personal Health Information in accordance with the authorization you provide at the time you use the tool.
We offer a message board on our website. Any information you voluntarily disclose when you post to the message board becomes public and may be used by us for online and offline promotional and commercial uses. If you choose to post comments on our website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit is public and can be read, collected, or used by other users of those areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to submit.
Aggregated User Information
MyHealthCafe.com 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.” 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.
Release of Personal Information
Upon your request, we will delete your Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to MyHealthCafe.com from our servers.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither MyHealthCafe.com nor any of its services are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.
MyHealthCafe.com does not knowingly do business with any company that uses Spyware. We do not provide users with downloadable software that collects or uses any Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Health Information without full disclosure and Opt-in consent.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, and by means of a notice on our home page.