We are committed to protecting the privacy and
security of the users of our sites.
online only and does not apply to any information we may collect offline.
This Policy informs you of how we use and protect your personal information
and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information.
Please read this Policy carefully. We reserve the right to change this
Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes
on our sites. We will post any changes on this page so that you will always
know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and
whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to
this Policy regularly.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please send us
USERS UNDER 13
WE WILL NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT ANY PERSONAL
INFORMATION FROM ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 13. PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 13
ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN VITALOGY'S STREET TEAMS.
Note to Parents: We urge all parents to participate in their children's
exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their
children about protecting their personal information while online. If you
have any concerns about Vitalogy's websites, street teams or related
services, please e-mail:
Personal Identification Information
We will only collect personally identifiable
information from you (such as your full name, street address, telephone
number, credit card number and e-mail address) that you voluntarily submit
to us in connection with your use of the site, such as in connection with
participation in our street teams, contests, sweepstakes, e-news lists,
games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions,
chats, bulletin boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions,
visitors' requests for free products or services or additional information,
and other activities, services or resources we make available on any of our
sites. Except as described in this Policy, we will never intentionally
disclose any personally identifiable information about you as an individual
user to any third party without having received your permission.
If you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we may use it
to conduct the activities described above, to respond to your questions or
comments, to contact you to confirm your registration, to contact you about
your account, or to contact you regarding changes to the Vitalogy Sites'
If you give us permission, we may also use personally identifiable
information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes. On
occasion, for example, we may send you e-mails to introduce a product or
service that we think might be of interest to you. For us to obtain your
permission to send you this information, we will give you an opportunity to
"opt-in" when you provide your personal information. If you do "opt-in," you
may choose to "opt-out" at any time, even after you have provided personal
information, by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this
Policy. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you
initially do not choose to "opt-in," the change may not be retroactive, or
if you later "opt-out," you may not be eligible for certain benefits for
which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal
identification information is needed.
We may use third party
service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer
activities on our behalf, such as sweepstakes administration. We may share
your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.
We will release specific information about you or your account to comply
with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or
court order. We will also release specific information in special cases,
such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the sites, or a
physical threat to you or others. If Vitalogy is sold to, or merges
with, another company, or declares bankruptcy, some or all of the
information collected from you may be transferred to a third party as a
result of the transfer of assets.
Please note that if you give out personal
information online -- for example, through a message board or chat room --
that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we
strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of
information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your
Non-Personal Identification Information And The Use
Of Cookie Technology
We may collect non-personal identification
information through the use of "cookie" technology and/or IP address
tracking. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set your browser
so, please note that some parts of the Vitalogy Sites, such as message
boards, chats, shopping, contests, and game areas, may not function
properly. Non-personal identification information might include the browser
you use, the type of computer, the operating systems, the Internet service
providers, and other similar information. Our system also automatically
gathers information about the areas you visit on our sites and about the
links you may select from within our site to other areas of the World Wide
Web or elsewhere online.
We may use information in
the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and
resources provided on our sites. This way we know which areas of our sites
are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what
technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our sites. We
may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners,
suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual
names, personal navigational or other personal information.
We may also collect
demographic information that you provide to us, such as your zip code, age
or income level. We use your demographic information to tailor the site to
your interests. We may share demographic information on an aggregate
non-identifiable basis with third parties. Although we do not at the present
time, we may, at some time in the future, have advertisers with display ads
on our sites that solicit or contain technology to collect information about
our users for the advertisers, but we will not permit such advertisers to
collect any personal information from our users within our sites.
Links To Other Sites
Users will find advertising or other contents on
our sites that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers,
advertisers, sponsors, licensors, and other third parties. In many cases,
the links represent cooperative projects or are mutual links established
with persons or entities connected with our sites. Although we initially
visit the sites or services that are so linked, we do not control the
contents or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for
their content or privacy practices. In addition, these sites or services,
including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These sites
and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service
policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the
privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any
of them with your personal information.
Although we take careful measures to
secure both your information and our physical premises, "perfect security"
does not exist on the Internet and our efforts in this regard must
necessarily be limited by what is practical in light of our equipment and
Access To/Correction of Information
If you would like to review or edit any personal
information we have retained about you in our database, send an email to
If you "opt-in" to receive information from Vitalogy or others, you can
change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such
information, you can let us know by sending an e-mail stating your
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using any of the Vitalogy sites, you
signify your acceptance of this Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy,
please do not use our sites. Your continued use of the Vitaloyg Sites
following the posting of changes to this Policy will be deemed your
acceptance of those changes.
(Last modified on October 24, 2006.)