WiseHealth is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Statement states the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to VeteranCaregiver.com, MilitaryFamilyLink.com, and WiseHealthKids.com and all sites managed by WiseHealth ("WiseHealth Sites").
The information we gather on the WiseHealth Sites is used only in order to enhance and deliver the products and services we offer to users based mainly on user feedback and user practices. Any collected user data is stored and processed in the United States.
The WiseHealth Sites contain links to other Internet websites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
Collection and Use of Information by WiseHealth
In some of the WiseHealth Sites we may request that you provide personal information, including your name, organization, address, e-mail address, telephone number, contact information, and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information.
We also gather certain information about use of the WiseHealth Sites such as what areas you visit and what features you access. As in most social networking sites that include public communication areas (message boards or forums, for example), we may sometimes provide an opportunity to provide descriptive information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you provide such information. If you do provide such information, you are consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement.
WiseHealth Use of Your Information
Information gathered on the WiseHealth Sites is used to enhance a positive user experience, and for refining the delivery of the features and services that we offer.
We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the WiseHealth Sites, or to contact you for your opinion of potential new features and services that may be offered. In some cases, you may receive free informational emails from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you such as veterans’ benefits or children’s health.
Suggestions may be provided to WiseHealth Sites and any feedback you submit via Suggestion Box or WiseIdeas or other like areas becomes our property. By submitting information in this way, you consent to our use of such feedback for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.
Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of WiseHealth Sites, except as set forth below.
1. We disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure.
2. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions for WiseHealth. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
3. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
We will disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the WiseHealth Sites.
VeteranCaregiver.com and MilitaryFamily Link.com are designed for user networking among individuals with similar backgrounds and/or interests. If you have a profile on a WiseHealth Site, other users or members of each WiseHealth Site may view your profile, and information you have personally submitted for your public profile will be viewable by others, however, your contact information is not displayed unless posted publicly (Public Message Board or other public area of the WiseHealth sites). Other users or members of WiseHealth Sites will not have access to your contact information unless you choose to share it with them. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of profile information of other members who have accessed your profile and may have retained information from your profile in their own files or databases.
Posting to Public Areas of WiseHealth Sites
You are in control the information you share in your postings, and with whom you grant access (through Friend connections or networking). Profile information that may be viewable by others that you have posted is not under our control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the WiseHealth Sites.
Other Uses of Information
Information may be gathered in anonymous, aggregate fashion for use in determining further development or for marketing purposes.
Your Access and Modification of Your Information
You may review, update or edit your profile or settings information at any time. Your registered user name is not editable by you, but is modifiable. If you wish to change a registered user name, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will alter the information for you.
Security of the Personal Information
We have used commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
All information gathered for registration on WiseHealthKids requires a responsible parent or guardian for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Children do not have access to the Parent sections of WiseHealthKids.com and parents have control over a child’s usage. Reasonable technical measures such as word filters, peer, and random live monitoring are conducted on WiseHealthKids.com.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for the WiseHealth Sites, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.
All WiseHealth Sites are products of WiseHealth Inc., a Maryland corporation, with its principal place of business at 515 Benfield Road, Suite 201, Severna Park, Maryland. Thank you for your use of the WiseHealth Sites.
Update effective May 1, 2010.