HealthChat Privacy Policy

Modified on: 1 Oct 2013
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HealthChat.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

  1. Information that HealthChat collects

    HealthChat gathers two basic types of information:

    1. Information provided to HealthChat

      In order to use many of HealthChat's features, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, zip code, country, time zone, gender, birthdate, member name and password. HealthChat uses the information it gathers for several purposes, such as to understand more about our audience demographics, and to communicate with you if necessary. By default, HealthChat displays to the public the country, gender, and age (in years) of each member. HealthChat may email its users periodically to inform them about the status of, or upcoming changes to the site, or to inform them about changes to our privacy policy. In addition, HealthChat may email a user at any time regarding issues with his/her account. HealthChat does not send promotional, or commercial emails to its users without permission. Certain Third Parties have been authorized to collect email addresses and other information from our users on a voluntary (opt-in) basis (see 2. Third Parties Collecting Email Addresses).

    2. Information gathered by HealthChat

      When you visit HealthChat and interact with the site, HealthChat may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from two sources. One is from the server log files, which tracks your IP address, and the other is from cookies.

      IP Address
      Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms of Service.

      Cookies
      Our site uses a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a site's computer stores on your computer. HealthChat can then read the cookies whenever you visit the site. We use cookies to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests, to track the pages you've visited and to make sure you don't see the same ads repeatedly. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your HealthChat experience so that your visit to HealthChat is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those HealthChat features that require registration in order to participate or will have to re-register each time you visit HealthChat.

  2. Third Parties Collecting Email Addresses

    The following third party companies have been authorized to collect email addresses on HealthChat.com:

    none.

  3. Public Forums

    Our message board requires registration for posting and replying to the forums. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

  4. Accessing/Updating Personal Information

    HealthChat gives users the option of changing and modifying information previously provided. Registered users may login and access the User Control Panel (click on the My Settings link in upper left header). The User Control Panel allows users to add or remove profile information, set preferences, etc. In addition, users may contact us directly for such requests.

  5. Security

    This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. This site maintains a dedicated server with restricted access only to authorized user accounts.

  6. Notification of changes to the privacy statement

    In the event of a material change to the privacy policy, registered HealthChat users shall be notified by email. In addition, notices will be posted throughout the HealthChat site.

  7. How to Contact Us

    If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else about HealthChat, you can contact us at the following email addresses: team2@HealthChat.com or adminmod@HealthChat.com Or by physical mail at: iCentric Corp, Inc. 6601 Center Drive West, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90045

  8. Reporting Abuse

    To report email abuse, please contact: abuse@HealthChat.com or webmaster@HealthChat.com

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