Welcome to Private Health News. Your privacy is important to
and Private Health News, Inc. ("PHN"). PHN is under contract with
to provide to you the health information you requested ("Content"). That
information is provided to you through PHN's website even though it is framed with
information we collect about you and about your use of our Website.
1. Information Collection and Use
Information Collection. In order to make your experience
on our Website and through the e-mails sent to you on the Content as valuable as
possible, you must register. During registration you will be requested to provide
certain required and optional contact information, demographic information and unique
identifiers. We use this information so that the Content that we send to you via
e-mails or make available to you through our Website is only the information that
you have requested. We also collect non-personal information from you about your
use of our Website, emails and special promotions that we send to you. Other than
the information you provide at sign up, which you may update it from time to time,
PHN receives no information about you from
Information Use. The following are other ways that we use information
about you that we have collected. Except as specifically mentioned in this Privacy
Policy, we will not provide you name, address, e-mail address or other personally
identifiable information to any third party, other than
, without your prior consent.
Aggregate Data. We create aggregate data about visitors to our
Website to assist us in developing and improving our Website and the e-mails that
are sent to you. We also use aggregate data for market analysis. We may provide
information from our Website in aggregate form, with personal identifying information
removed, to third parties. For example, we may tell a healthcare partner what percentage
of our users reside in a particular geographical area or we may provide information
to a potential advertiser of a product that would appeal to a diabetes patient about
what percentage of our users have indicated that they are interested in receiving
information about diabetes. Depending on our agreement with the third parties, we
may or may not charge our partners for this information.
Marketing and Advertising. We may target our advertising or marketing
depending on information we have about you. For example, a user we know is a woman
may receive advertising for products targeted at women that a male user will not
see, or a user that we know is interested in the topic of diabetes may receive advertising
for new diabetes therapies (although in neither case will the advertiser have access
to any individually identifiable information about you through us). Information
about users' visits to our Website, such as number of times they have viewed an
ad (but not user name, address or other personal information), may be provided to
advertisers who serve ads to users on our Website.
Third Parties. In addition to sharing aggregate data (discussed
previously), we may share some kinds of information with third parties as described
: Under our agreement with
and PHN have access to and ownership rights for all user information on our Website
that is either branded or co-branded with
is provided information about aggregate usage of the Site. Users cannot opt-out
of having their information provided to
has agreed to honor the applicable terms of this privacy statement with regard to
all information collected through our Website; however, this privacy statement does
not cover information that you have directly provided
has been provided by any third party.
Promotional/Special Offers: Sometimes we may communicate offers
to selected groups of users on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do
not give that business your name and contact information. In other situations, we
may provide you an opt-in box to consent to receiving an email from a business,
and we make clear that by opting in you consent to submitting your data to that
third party. You can always opt-out of receiving such emails at the time you register
or at any time; see Choices/Opt-out below for more details about opting-out.
Business Transfers : If we transfer a business unit (such as a subsidiary)
or an asset (such as our Website) to another entity, we will transfer all or part
of the information we hold to them but will require them to agree to honor the applicable
Legal Requirements :
We may release personal information, if, in our judgment
after review by an attorney, the release is compelled by law or regulation, or if
the release is necessary to prevent the death or
Subsidiaries : PHN may disclose personal information to its corporate subsidiaries
and sister corporations. Any personal information provided to subsidiaries or sister
companies of PHN will be treated by those subsidiaries in accordance with the terms
of this privacy statement.
Other than the cases described above, we will not release personally identifiable
information about you to a third party without your consent.
We store information that we collect through log files and/or third parties to create
a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual
users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information
is tied to the user's personally identifiable information to provide offers and
improve the content of our Website for users. This profile is used to tailor a user's
visit to our Website, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about
to ease your navigating the Website and to chronicle utilization of our Website.
If users reject our cookies, they may still use our Website. These persistent cookies
can be removed by following Internet browser help directions.
that PHN and
who are linked to this Website. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave
our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that that
they visit from our Website.
4. Communications from our Website
Confirmation. We send all new users a welcoming
email to verify passwords and usernames as well as to confirm the information that
the user has chosen to receive.
Website and Service Announcements. We communicate
with our users for Website and service announcement updates. We may send you an
announcement of the introduction of a new service through our Website that may be
of interest to you. On rare occasions it also may be necessary to send out a strictly
service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended
for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of
these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications
are not promotional in nature.
Customer Service. We communicate with users
on a regular basis to provide the requested Content and in regards to issues relating
to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users wishes.
5. Choice/Opt Out
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used
for purposes not directly related to our Website at the point where we ask for information.
Users who no longer wish to receive the additional information and special offers
may opt-out of receiving these communications by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that PHN and
are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage
our users to be aware when they leave our Website and to read the privacy statements
of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This
privacy statement applies solely to information collected by PHN's Website.
Protecting your privacy and personal information is a top priority. We have taken
careful measures to secure both your information and the physical location of our
servers. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only our associates
who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally
identifiable information. Furthermore, all associates are kept up-to-date on our
security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies
are added, our associates are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place
on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users' information is protected.
8. Correcting / Updating / Deactivating Personal
If a user's personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires
to receive the Content, we provide a way to correct, update or deactivate a user's
personally identifiable information. This can usually be done at the member information
page or by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com. By indicting that you no
longer want to receive the Content, you will continue to receive additional information
and special offers. If a user also no longer wish to receive the additional information
and special offers, see Choices/Opt-out above for more details about opting-out.
statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
under which the information was collected.
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a
manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users
via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information
in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication
with our Website, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information
be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our
privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database,
we will post a prominent notice on our Website notifying users of the change. In
some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive
communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
please contact us at:
Phone : (513) 731-6700
Toll Free: (800) 399-0109
Fax: (513) 731-6705
Private Health News
1776 Mentor Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212