Effective Date: February 3, 2011
This privacy statement covers the Web site www.stage4cancerforum.com. Your privacy is important to Stage4CancerForum.com ( “we” or “us”). This Privacy and Information Security Policy (“the Policy”) discusses the personally identifiable information that we collect about you when you use our website http://www.stage4cancerforum.com (the “Site”) and the other services we provide on or through the Site.
1/ We will not collect personally identifiable information about you, including medical information, through the Site unless you disclose or authorize the disclosure of such information to us;
2/ We will not knowingly disclose personally identifiable information about you that we collect through the Site to third parties without your consent, except under the limited circumstances described in this Policy; and We will take reasonable steps to protect the security of the personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Site.
BY PROVIDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, MEDICAL INFORMATION, OR OTHER INFORMATION TO US OR BY USING OUR SITE, YOU AGREE TO THIS POLICY AND THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THE POLICY.
This Policy discusses the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect about you when you use the Site. “Personally Identifiable Information” is information that permits the identification of an individual such as a first and last name; a home or other physical address, including street name and name of city or town; an email address; a telephone number. If information about an individual, including personal health and medical information, is combined with any Personally Identifiable Information, then such additional information is also considered to be Personally Identifiable Information.
We have no intention to collect any information you enter on the Site or give us in any other way (such as through an email, survey, or letter). The information that we require varies depending upon how you use our Site. Our community registration process requires that you provide us with your user name, your email address, and that you create and provide us with a password. We require additional information for the Warriors’ forum. The purpose is to confirm that you are entitled to become a member, the information will not be visible to other members. We may also request (for example if you wish to purchase any items) other information such as your actual first and last name, your address, and zip code. In addition, you will have the opportunity to submit information about your personal medical and health condition. That information may be associated with your profile and therefore become Personally Identifiable Information.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily provide information in public areas of the Site, such as the user profile pages, question and answer forums, blogs, or user communities, that information could be viewed and possibly used by others. We therefore advise visitors not to disclose personal health information, contact information, including phone number, email address, street address or instant messenger address (within these public areas) that they do not wish to share. We are not responsible for Personally Identifiable Information you choose to submit in these public areas and such information may be freely distributed outside of the Site. Also, we may highlight content you post to the public areas of the Site such as reviews or comments, such as by featuring your Content on the Site’s home page. Information that you post to the public areas of the Site is not considered to be private information.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, do not attempt to register for our Site or send any information about yourself to us. We recommend that prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 ask their parents or other legal guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet. We retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records. You may permanently delete and purge your health-related Personally Identifiable Information from the Site; backup copies may exist for a short time in our databases.
As we develop our site, we might engage in restructurings, changes of control, or similar transactions. In such transactions your Personally Identifiable Information may be subject to such a transfer.
We may release user information when we believe release is appropriate to:
1/ comply with applicable law, and to respond to legal process, including subpoenas, search warrants and court orders, and to respond to or otherwise address written complaints of copyright infringement;
2/ make disclosures under programs intended to prevent potential crimes or investigate persons. You must protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Please sign off when finished using a shared computer. Your emails to us are not necessarily secure against interception so do not include sensitive information in them. We generally will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it might be fraudulent. YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU REASONABLY CAN TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of our users’ information.
The Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects your personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by the Site.
For customer service matters (including questions relating to this Policy), you may reach us through the “Contact Us” web page located at www.stage4cancerforum.com.