WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU DO WE COLLECT ON OUR WEBSITE?
We also collect information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”).
WHERE DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE?
We may collect information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our Website, such as when you register for our programs on our Website, request information from us or send us comments. We also may collect information from you in connection with, or through, other features we may make available on our Website from time to time. The following is a description of the areas and/or manners in which we primarily collect information about you.
Registering for our Programs.
In order to register for our programs on our Website, you will be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number and billing and credit card information. This information is used for billing purposes.
Information Requests and Sending Comments.
We also collect certain Personally Identifiable Information through portions of our Website which allow you to contact us to request information or to send us comments or questions.
Cookies and Action Tags.
We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information passively using “cookies” and “action tags.”
In addition to cookies that we place on your computer, cookies may also be placed on your computer by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements on our Website or to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide advertising-related services. In the course of serving advertisements on this Website, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.
You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the “Help” section of the toolbar. While you are not required to accept our cookies to access our Website, if you reject cookies, certain products, offerings, features, or resources of our Website may not work properly and you may experience some loss of convenience.
“Action tags,” also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology used to help track website usage information, such as how many times a specific page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of our Website, including advertisements, or email sent on our behalf, may contain action tags. You may also “opt-out” of certain tracking on our Website and other websites by various advertising companies through the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org.
By using cookies and action tags together, we are able to gain valuable information to improve our Website and measure the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns. We do not disclose any of your Personally Identifiable Information to our advertising partners.
We may also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer our Website, to monitor our Website’s use and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to Personally Identifiable Information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on our Website and evaluating our Website’s features in general.
DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE?
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Website is not designed for or directed to 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. We urge all parents or guardians to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
In general, we use the information collected on our Website to help us understand who uses our Website and how it is used, to improve our Website and for program billing purposes, if applicable.
If you register for one of our programs on our Website, we may use your information to send you a welcoming email. If you “opt-in” we may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences. In addition, if you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments, we may use your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments for future reference.
We may also use the information gathered on our Website to perform statistical analysis of user behavior, to analyze and evaluate issues relating to nutrition, weight loss, behavior and fitness or to evaluate and improve our Website’s features. We may link some of this information to Personally Identifiable Information for internal purposes only.
WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?
We may also disclose your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) if we believe in
good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website or the general public.
Third Parties Generally
We may provide to third parties Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Website or the activities that visitors to our Website engage in while on our Website. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, “Outside to provide specific services and products related to our Website, such providing credit card processing and fraud screening and developing applications for our Website and e-mail services. These Outside Contractors may sometimes
Sale of Business.
We reserve the right to transfer information (including Personally Identifiable Information) collected on
IS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ON OUR WEBSITE SECURE?
We want your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to remain as secure as possible. We strive to provide secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques. To help ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us via the Internet when you register for our programs, we use Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology in transmitting such Personally Identifiable Information over the Internet to our servers. We secure the Personally Identifiable Information you provide on servers located in controlled, secure environments, protected from unauthorized access, use, or alteration. Only employees who need access to your information to perform a specific task or function are granted access to such information.
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
In addition, as noted above, you may “opt-out” of certain data tracking practices by our advertising partners. For more information about the data tracking practices of various third-party advertising companies, including their privacy practices and “opt-out” procedures, please go to the website operated by the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org.
CAN YOU UPDATE OR CORRECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. After receiving your request, all Personally Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
WHO SHOULD YOU CONTACT IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
Last modified March 10, 2016