The Medicine Yoga Web site contains links to other sites. Once you enter another Web site (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that Medicine Yoga is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every Web site that you visit through a link or advertisement on Medicine Yoga.
Non-Personal Information We Collect About You
Even if you do not register with Medicine Yoga, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Web site, special promotions and newsletters.
B. Web Beacons
We also may use Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Web site and the Web sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information collected by Web Beacons (i) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, (ii) how many people open our emails, and (iii) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Web sites or those of our sponsors'. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Web Beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission and do not use Web Beacons to collect or store Personal Health Information about you.
C. Third Parties Collecting Non-Personal Information on Medicine Yoga's Behalf
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You
A. Newsletters & Emails to You
At registration and at various times as you use Medicine Yoga, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from Medicine Yoga and/or directly from third parties. These emails will not contain Personal Health Information. When you sign up for our email newsletters or at any time, you can choose to Opt-In to receiving additional promotional emails from Medicine Yoga or our Sponsors. In order to subscribe to Medicine Yoga newsletters via email, we need your contact information, like name and email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by simply clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email newsletter. An email to our automated unsubscribe service will be created on your computer. Click the "send" button. You will then be unsubscribed from that newsletter within two to three business days. You may also unsubscribe or change any of your email preferences by clicking on the applicable links in your email newsletter or by changing your profile settings by clicking on any of the view/manage links at the bottom of your Medicine Yoga Newsletter. If you experience difficulties with our automated unsubscribe service, please contact us directly. Medicine Yoga Customer Service will manually unsubscribe you from that newsletter in two to three business days. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement on our site, in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of a third party which, acting on behalf of Medicine Yoga (see Disclosure to Third Party Contractor Web sites, below), notes or "counts" your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to your selected destination; this re-direction process may not be apparent to you.
Email a Friend
If you choose to use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about our site or newsletter, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your name and email address as the from email address. Medicine Yoga does not use your name, your email address or your friend's email information and the information you provide using this service for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the email you request.
B. Emails You Send to Medicine Yoga
C. Message Boards and other Public Forums
As a service to our users, Medicine Yoga features message boards, chat rooms and other public forums where users with similar interests or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by medical or healthcare experts. Any information shared (including Personally Identifiable and Personal Health Information) that you reveal in a chat room, message board, Ask Our Expert posting or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information in any public forum. What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, this information may also appear in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc.
D. Website Registration and Interactive Tools on Medicine Yoga
After you have registered as a member of Medicine Yoga, you may choose to use certain Medicine Yoga interactive content, tools and services that may ask you to voluntarily provide other types of information about yourself including Personal Health Information. Some of the tools (like certain quizzes or calculators) do not retain your Personal Health Information, while others store your Personal Health Information in accordance with the authorization you provide at the time you use the tool.
E. Subscription Services
From time to time, Medicine Yoga offers users the opportunity to register for paid subscription services. Each subscription service has its own Service Agreement that governs your use of the service and the information we collect to provide the service, including your credit card information. The Service Agreement will be disclosed to you at the time of registration for that subscription service.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither Medicine Yoga 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. A parent or guardian, however, may use the Medicine Yoga Site for a minor. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor's use of Medicine Yoga Site. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through the Medicine Yoga Site for the minor.
G. Market Research
Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on Medicine Yoga’s Behalf
Disclosure of Your Information
Disclosure to Medicine Yoga Operations and Maintenance Contractors
Disclosure to Third Party Contractor Websites
Medicine Yoga also provides links to sites provided by Third Party Contractor Websites that have business arrangements with Medicine Yoga to pay commissions based on sales of products or services generated through Medicine Yoga. An example of this would be "Ad links" from Yahoo on our Search pages.
Disclosure to Linked Sites
Disclosure of Aggregate Information
Medicine Yoga 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" or that "25% of our users have tried alternative medicine." 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.
How Medicine Yoga Handles Privacy and Security Internally
Here are some of the security procedures that Medicine Yoga uses to protect your privacy:
• Requires both a personal username (log-in name) and a password in order for users to access their Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Health Information.
• Requires a public ‘nickname' different from the username and password, used for any public forums like message boards.
• Uses firewalls to protect information held in our servers.
• Utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption in transmitting Personally Identifiable Information to our servers. In order to take advantage of encryption technology, you must have an Internet browser which supports 128-bit encryption.
• Closely monitors the limited number of Medicine Yoga employees who have potential access to your Personally Identifiable Information.
• Backs-up our systems to protect the integrity of your Personally Identifiable and Personal Health Information.
Despite Medicine Yoga's efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
Removing your Personal Information
If you have a complaint or problem, please use our Customer Support Form (Contact Us.) Our customer service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal Medicine Yoga department for a response or resolution. We try to answer every email within 48 business hours, but may not always able to do so. If you want to (1) delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our systems, (2) update the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us, or (3) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts or other activities, select the privacy option on our Contact Us form.
If you do not receive adequate resolution of a privacy related problem, you may write to Medicine Yoga’s Privacy Office at email@example.com
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 Medicine Yoga from our servers.
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.