(Effective and Last Modified on October 10, 2007)
This policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond our control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.
THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR ADULT USE
This Site is not designed or intended to attract persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not use this Site. We do not collect personal information from any person we know is under the age of 18. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you are 18 years or older.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you personally, and it may include your name, e-mail address, and street address. We may also ask you for or give you the opportunity to supply other information about yourself, such as your age, gender, and similar information (including weight, height and health related information). We may collect this information in one or a variety of ways, including:
you or your friend other e-mail communications unless disclosed at the time you provide the information.
- when you create a Wellness Account;
- when you use various interactive tools and services, such as the Wellness Advisor or the "Email an Expert" feature on naturemade.com;
- when you participate in surveys, sweepstakes or contests or respond to questionnaires and the like;
- when you make submissions to us, such as your success story or testimonial;
- when you participate in any special offers or coupons being offered;
- when you request information from us, including general or product inquiries;
- when you contact us; or
- when you e-mail a page from this Site to a friend. Please note that in this situation the e-mail addresses you or your friend supply to us will not be used to send
You are responsible for the accuracy of your personally identifiable information. You submit the information; Pharmavite retains it as received. When you update or correct your personally identifiable information, such updated and corrected information is also retained by Pharmavite as received.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We also collect non-personally identifiable information from you through the use of technology, which may include "cookies" and pixel tags (or clear "gifs"). Because of the nature of such technology, it may not be apparent to you that such non-personally identifiable information is being collected. For example, our web server will typically collect the number and frequency of visitors to each web page and the lengths of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Site, and IP addresses.
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to you whenever you access the Internet and is often associated with the place where you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your company, or your university. This IP address may be the same each time you access the Internet or it may change. We may associate your IP address with the personally identifiable information you provide. In addition, we may use your IP address to identify you in cooperation with internet service providers or law enforcement at their request or when we feel necessary to protect the site or the public.
Cookies; Pixel Tags, and Similar Technologies
"Cookies" are pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer and puts on your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the web site. "Cookies" tell us how often someone visits our Site and the activities they conduct while on our Site (such as the places you visited, etc.). "Cookies" can also be used to store personal preferences for your convenience and to track user trends and patterns. The information collected by "cookies" can help us better understand and improve areas of this Site and our products that our users find valuable.
Cookies alone do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information. Nevertheless, once you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, we may combine it with information collected by the cookie.
Your browser software can be set to reject all "cookies" or to warn you each time a cookie is being sent. You do this through your browser (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to reject "cookies" or receive warnings about "cookies." If you reject our "cookies," some of our Site's functionality may not work properly.
The Site or our e-mail messages may also use pixel tags, which are also called clear "gifs" (or similar technologies as they become available), which are small graphic images that allow the party that set the pixel tag to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of a web page, web-based document or e-mail message, such as the type of browser requesting the pixel tag, the IP address of the computer that the pixel tag is sent to and the time the pixel tag was viewed. We use the information collected by pixel tags for a variety of internal purposes, such as targeting future advertising campaigns, upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics, and to count how many e-mail messages that we sent were actually read. We may combine the information we collect in this way with your personally identifiable information.
Third-party advertisers or content providers on this Site may also set their own "cookies" or pixel tags. Pharmavite does not control these third parties' use of these technologies or how they manage the information they gather through them.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Pharmavite uses personally identifiable information to complete transactions, address requests for our products, programs and services (including, without limitation, creation of your nutrition calculators, health calculators and prevention calculators), respond to your inquiries, notify you if you've won one of our sweepstakes or contests, contact you in connection with your Wellness Rewards account, provide you with relevant content and information, or for other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your personally identifiable information.
If you do not opt-out of receiving information from the Site, we use the information collected to communicate with you and to promote Pharmavite's products. For example, we may use such information to send you e-mail updates and newsletters about our products, to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, including e-mails relating to your health interests, or to send you e-mail promotions and special offers from us, our advertisers, third-party business partners, or other third parties.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., success stories with our products, testimonials regarding our product, and/or photographs), we may publish such submissions. If we chose to publish such information (including your photograph and/or likeness and any health related information in your submission), we may also publish your name, screen name and other related information on our Site; you should review our Terms and Conditions as to the rights that you are giving us by making any such submission.
We use non-personally identifiable information that we collect or that is collected by WebTrends On Demand for internal purposes, such as to analyze Site usage and movement, to improve the design, content and offerings of our Site and to personalize your Internet experience. We may share non-personally identifiable information about our users, such as aggregate statistics, with advertisers, third party business partners and other third parties.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Disclosure to Service Providers, Operations and Maintenance Contractorsn
We may contract with third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the services necessary to operate and maintain this Site, sending e-mail, promotions, and advertising. These third party vendors may be supplied with or granted access to personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
On occasion, we offer promotions --like sweepstakes or contests--by ourselves or in conjunction with a third party sponsor. If you choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion, your personally identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties in connection with the administration of such promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list. Winners' information, such as name, city and state may be posted on the Site. Also, by entering a sweepstakes or contest, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern such promotions. These rules may dictate specific obligations such as allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice, or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with a sweepstakes or contest. Any personally identifiable information collected solely in connection with participation in a sweepstakes will not be used in connection with surveys or polls.
Disclosures Made in Connection with Sale of a Business
User Information may be transferred in connection with the sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of a business of Pharmavite or its subsidiaries, or as the result of other fundamental corporate change.
We will disclose personally identifiable information to comply with legal requirements such as cooperating with law enforcement, regulations, search warrants, subpoenas, court orders, or at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with our Terms and Conditions and applicable laws, or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety and security of our Site, our users, or others.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
For your convenience, Pharmavite may also at times have links to websites operated by companies other than Pharmavite. These links may be placed beside the name or logos of sponsors referenced in content or found in advertisements.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT
Third parties may supply content or offer goods, services and other materials to you on this Site. In the course of doing so, those third parties may set cookies or use pixel tags. Your correspondence and business dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or through the Web Sites including, but not limited to, the payment and delivery of goods and services, and any terms, conditions, warranties and representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or the offering of such goods, services, and other materials on this Site.
Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications within this Site do not imply endorsement of that product or publication.
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
You may update your preferences regarding the marketing emails you receive from us by clicking here or by following the instructions provided in an email sent to you.
If you have created a "My Wellness Account" with us, you can review, update or correct the personally identifiable information you previously submitted to us by clicking here and logging in with your user name and password. You cannot however, delete your personal information from our system. Please note that it may take up to seven days for your request to be processed. You may continue to receive customer service e-mails when necessary, even if you elect not to receive promotional e-mails from us. Please click on "Forgot your password" on the navigation bar to help you recover your password if you have forgotten it.
Unfortunately, data transmission via the Internet or world wide web cannot be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Pharmavite cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Your transmissions are not encrypted. Also, whenever you give out personal information online- for example, via message boards or chat areas - that information can be collected and used by people you don't know online, and you do so at your own risk.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
This Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be collected in and transferred to the United States. By using this Site or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.