The FYI Living Web site contains links to other sites. Once you enter another Web site (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that FYI Living 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 FYI Living.
Non-Personal Information We Collect About You
Even if you do not register with FYI Living, 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 FYI Living’s Behalf
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You
A. Newsletters & Emails to You
At registration and at various times as you use FYI Living, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from FYI Living and/or directly from third parties. When you sign up for our email newsletters or at any time, you can choose to Opt-In to receiving additional promotional emails from FYI Living or our Sponsors. In order to subscribe to FYI Living 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 FYI Living Newsletter. 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 FYI Living 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.
B. Emails You Send to FYI Living
C. 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. FYI Living 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.
D. Message Boards and other Public Forums
As a service to our users, FYI Living 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, 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, Bing, etc.
E. Website Registration and Interactive Tools on FYI Living
After you have registered as a member of FYI Living, you may choose to use certain FYI Living 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 (like Ovulation Calendar) store your Personal Health Information in accordance with the authorization you provide at the time you use the tool.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither FYI Living 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 FYI Living to establish a personal health record. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of FYI Living. 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 FYI Living Health Manager for the minor.
G. Market Research
FYI Living Health Manager – Registration, Use and Tools, including Personal Health Record
FYI Living Health Manager allows you a secure place to store your Personal Health Information and provides tools and services in order to better manage your health and the health of your family. FYI Living Health Manager requires additional registration whether you access it through (i) FYI Living, (ii) your employer’s Web site or (iii) your healthcare sponsor’s website. Regardless of how you access the FYI Living Health Manager the following apply:
Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on FYI Living’s Behalf
Disclosure of Your Information
A. Disclosure to FYI Living Operations and Maintenance Contractors
FYI Living operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to FYI Living. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content for the operation and maintenance of our Web site. Unless you have Opted-out of receiving emails and newsletters from FYI Living, these contractors also may have access to your email address to send newsletters or special promotions to you on our behalf or to send emails to you for purposes such as conducting market research on our behalf. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for FYI Living.
B. Disclosure to Linked Sites
C . Disclosure of Aggregate Information
FYI Living 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.
Effective: January 12, 2010
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