Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY PRUDENTLY AS IT DESCRIBES HOW WE ASSEMBLE AND USE INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU ONLINE AND UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS WE SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU. Any terms not well-defined in this Privacy Policy are shall have the meaning credited to them in the Terms of Use. takes appropriate and reasonable actions to guard your private information against unauthorized access or disclosure. However, no data transmitted over the web or saved on a host could ever be 100% procured. As a result, while we strive to protect your privacy and personal information, we can’t ensure the security of any information transmitted or revealed to us online. We aren’t liable for the disclosure, theft or destruction of your private info.


We reserve the right, in our sole pleasure, to change, add or delete requirements of this Privacy Policy at any time. When we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by either emailing you or posting an announcement on the page from which you access this Privacy Policy. We demonstration the real date of this Privacy Policy at the top of this page. Your use of any of our Sites after the active date of any such alteration, means you admit and agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy, as adapted.

You should come back to this web page and review this Privacy Policy frequently thus that you persist conscious of the terms and conditions that relate to you.


When you contact or visit any of our Sites, we and our operational service providers (as defined in the “Disclosure to Third Parties” section below) and others who host our Sites often usage “cookies” and other technologies that may identify, collect and/or transmit news that is related with you or your device.

These numerous technologies may identify, collect and/or transmit information about your visits to our Sites, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the Internet or web domain that referred you, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, data relating to activities on our Sites and other technological characteristics about your visit to the Sites.

We may usage this information to analyse trends, administer the Sites, provide promotional material of interest to users, track user movements on the Sites and gather aggregate demographic information about visitors so we can continually improve our Sites.

Cookies and other technologies may also permit our Sites to identify your computer or device each time it is used to visit a specific Site, track how you usage our Sites, track your partialities for features and functions and, for our Sites that have registration or comparable features, they can store information such as your user name and password so you don’t have to re-enter them each time you return to visit.


The term “Personal Information” mentions to any information you deliver in connection with your usage of any of our Sites by which you can be personally identified. Personal Information may include such things as your name, mobile phone number, street address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, photographs of yourself, and any other information which might reasonably be used to identify you.

On some of our Sites, we may also collect Personal Information related to your health, for example, whether you have high blood pressure or what type of medicine you are taking.

We obtain Personal Information from you when you voluntarily submit it to us (or our operational service providers) or provide it on one or more of our Sites in order to allow you to register, subscribe or take advantage of certain features, functions, services, activities, promotions (e.g., sweepstakes and contests), and content on our Sites (these are referred to as “Content” in our Terms of Use).

For example, on some of our Sites, we may collect Personal Information that you post within the community-based features, such as the “Share Your Story” or “Ask a Question” features on the Health Central Site and the “Connect” and “Ask the Experts” features on The Body Site.

Please note that you may not be able to use some Content if you choose not to provide your Personal Information when requested.

If you provide or submit your Personal Information to any of our Sites, our policy is to give you the right to review, update and/or delete your Personal Information, subject to our obligations to comply with legal, regulatory or internal audit and record-keeping requirements.


We may use the information that we obtain from you, including Personal Information and information in the aggregate form:

(a) to provide you with the information you have requested (e.g., emailing you health alerts) or to provide you with the services you have requested (e.g., sending you newsletters; sending you text messages; responding to your request for a consultation);

(b) to improve the Content, appearance and utility of our Sites

(c) to tailor your experience on our Sites;

(d) to track our visitors’ use of our Sites for internal research purposes;

(e) to monitor compliance with our Terms of Use

(f) to notify our visitors of updates to our Sites

(g) to send you promotional and marketing materials

(h) for our internal or our business partners’ research and analysis purposes.

If we or any of our Sites collect, maintain, use or intend to share your Personal Information for purposes other than as described in this Privacy Policy, we will ensure that it is included within the Additional Terms that applies to the Site or Sites involved or will post a notice to you before you submit your Personal Information.


Some of our Sites may permit you to make Postings (as defined in our Terms of Use). If you make a Posting to any area of a Site that that may be accessed by other users (such as health-related information you place on a message board, public profile, or chat room), please keep in mind that such information can be viewed and used by anyone who uses or accesses the Site.

Please do not disclose Personal Information in these areas. Any information you disclose may be used by third parties we do not control. We are not responsible for any information, including Personal Information, you choose to disclose to public areas of our Sites, or for any related losses or damages, whether alleged or actual.

Third Parties and Cookies

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.