HealthDay and its affiliated sites respect the privacy of its visitors. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received, and take various precautions to protect information from loss and misuse.
What information we may collect
We receive information from or about you depending on the nature of your interaction with our websites, advertisements or emails. Depending on your use of the platforms, information collected may include: name, email address, physical address, birth date, gender, health information and browser or device information. The information collected by different activities is described below:
|Registering for newsletters: In signing up for HealthDay newsletters, HealthDay or its affiliates may collect your name, email address, physical address, birth date, gender, health information and browser or device information.|
|Websites: We store details of your visits to our websites (such as pages visited, browser details, your internet address) and your interactions with any emails that we send to you. This information may include internet address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, and date/time.|
|Device Information: We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or tablets from which you access our websites or newsletters. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent services across these devices. This information may include: your operating system, hardware, device settings, file and software names and types, device locations, the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language, time zone, mobile phone number, and internet address.|
|Other sources: We receive information about you and your activities on our websites and emails from third-party partners, such as information from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with that advertiser. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you in order to improve the products and services we provide.|
Advertising and tracking technology used
HealthDay's advertisements may involve tracking information from people who visit our sites. This involves the use of browser cookies, which are small browser files that record which HealthDay articles are viewed and for approximately how long. While no personal information is recorded, these cookies help HealthDay and third-party advertisers understand what our visitors are interested in and approximately where they are located. Our advertising partners can then target those interests and locations and show visitors ads for products and services that are more likely to be of interest. A visitor's approximate location may be determined by the IP address; that is, the online "address" (a series of numbers) assigned to a visitor by his or her Internet Service Provider.
The information gathered allows HealthDay and its third-party advertisers to analyze statistical trends, user behavior and activity, including how frequently areas of HealthDay websites are visited. It also helps us detect and defend against fraud and other threats to us and to our visitors. Finally, it allows HealthDay to identify any technical issues involving all or portions of its websites.
We may store details of your visits to our websites and your electronic interactions with any emails that we send to you under an ID number, including the pages you visit and services you use. We use such information to help us learn more about our users' preferences, to be able to tailor our websites according to your interests and preferences, to help us address problems with and improve our site design, products and services, to analyze trends and statistics and to present content in the clearest and most friendly manner possible.
HealthDay participates in the DMD Healthcare Communications Network, and as such has implemented various technologies for universal registration/login among all member websites.
These technologies are managed by DMD Marketing Corp. ("DMD"), and may involve the collection, receipt and sharing of personal information with DMD, its clients and other network members. If you would like to understand how HealthDay's participation in the DMD network affects your privacy, please click here:
Tracking of visitors under age 18
No information is knowingly stored about children under the age of 18. If HealthDay discovers that a child's interests – including approximate location -- have been recorded, that information is deleted.
Privacy Rights in California
California law requires certain businesses to respond to requests from residents asking about the disclosure of personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. If a California resident opts-out, such businesses may adopt a policy of not disclosing personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
California residents who wish to opt-out can email us asking HealthDay to stop sharing personal information with third parties for marketing purposes. Please include your name, street address and email address, so that we can validate your request.
Under California's Digital Online Eraser Law, people under age 18 have the right to remove information they have posted publicly to company websites or social media. HealthDay strongly recommends that all site visitors and social media users avoid posting personal or sensitive information. To request removal of content or information, please email us.
Although we will comply with your request for removal of this information from public view, we cannot guarantee complete removal. HealthDay does not have control over other users who may have copied or reposted the information.
Unsubscribing from our emails
You may sign-up to receive newsletters from us. If you would like to discontinue receiving these emails, you may update your preferences by using the "Unsubscribe" link found in those emails.
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Accepting and updating of this policy
By visiting a site operated by HealthDay, you agree to the terms outlined in this policy. If you do not agree with any of the terms outlined above, please do not visit any HealthDay website or access links from any HealthDay email.
Last updated: September 16, 2019.