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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2014

Health Science (“Health Science Research” or “we”) adopted this Privacy Policy to reflect our commitment to protecting your privacy. We take the collection of personal information from our Users seriously and are committed to protecting each User’s privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In this Privacy Policy, we use the term “User” to include any individual who accesses and uses any of the Services,

WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

This Privacy Policy applies to (a) purchase of products; (b) our websites, digital applications, and online services, including health-science.com (the “Websites“)

If a particular Service refers or links to a different privacy policy, then that privacy policy — not this Privacy Policy — applies.

Our agreements with certain business customers may contain provisions about the collection, use, storage and disposal of information collected through the Services and offline. If a provision of a customer agreement conflicts or otherwise is inconsistent with a provision of this Privacy Policy, then the provision of the customer agreement will prevail but solely to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency. Please contact support@health-science.com with questions.

HOW TO CONTACT US

You may contact Health Science directly if you have any question regarding the Services or our privacy practices. Please send your query to support@health-science.com or Privacy Officer, Health Science, 420 Lexington Ave, Rm 300, New York, NY 10170

DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller for the information you provide or that we collect pursuant to this Privacy Policy is: Health Science LLC, 420 Lexington Ave, Rm 300, New York, NY 10170 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We provide various informational, educational, and entertainment features as part of the Services. To operate these features, we collect information from our Users. The types of information that Health Science collects depends on the purpose for which each User chooses to use the Services.

We use the information we collect from Users to provide more meaningful editorial and advertising content and to offer relevant products and services, as well as to maintain, protect and improve Users’ overall experience.

  • When a User subscribes to one or both of the Magazines, Health Science may collect the name, email address and postal service address of the subscriber and, if a gift subscription, of the purchaser.
  • When a User creates an account to use a premium service, Health Science may collect name, title, company name, email address, and postal address.
  • When a User registers for a live event or conference, Health Science may collect name, title, company name, gender, age, email address, and postal address.
  • When a User enters an awards program, Health Science may collect name, title, company name, email address, and postal address as well as other information about the User’s activities,
  • When a User enters a survey, contest, or sweepstakes, which is an entirely voluntary act, Health Science may collect name, title, company name, email address, and postal address as well as other information about the User’s interests
  • When a User submits a request for support, Health Science may collect the following types of information: name, telephone number, email address and other information that the User chooses to give us to respond to the support request.
  • In addition to the information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from service providers that help us operate and improve the Services including for data hosting and maintenance, analytics, marketing and security operations. All of our service providers must adhere to confidentiality obligations that are consistent with this Privacy Policy and the agreements we enter into with them.
  • When you connect with us through a social media platform, we may, depending on your privacy settings, receive some information from your social media account.

When you use the Services, we use collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve used them and the devices you use to access the Services. Depending on the settings of a User’s computer or mobile device (“Device“), Health Science also automatically collects: Internet Protocol (IP) address; MAC address; Device make, model and operating system version; mobile network information; internet service provider; browser type and language; country and time zone in which the Device is located; and metadata stored on the Device. This information is collected through cookies and other tracking tools. (For more information about cookies, please see below [and our Cookie Notice].)

Health Science may supplement the information you provide to us with information from other sources. All of this information is treated as personal information when it directly or indirectly identifies an individual User.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We use information to operate the Services, including:

To administer your account and provide the Services to you

  • Create and manage your account
  • Provide you with customer support and respond to your requests
  • Communicate with you about the Services

To inform you about offers and events

  • New Product information, discounts or other offers with the support of affiliated or non-affiliated sponsors and/or promotional partners. To the extent there is a conflict between those privacy provisions and this Privacy Policy, the privacy provisions for the specific contest or sweepstakes will govern but solely to the extent of the conflict.
  • Develop, display and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on the Services and other websites
  • Communicate with you by email, phone, social media or mobile device about products or services that we believe to be of value to you.
  • The information collected in conjunction with events may also be used for the marketing of additional services and events by us and/or our promotional partners and sponsors beyond the contest, sweepstakes and/or special event. Depending on the event, Users either grant their approval on how their information is used before it is collected (‘opt-in’), or choose to deny use of their information for additional purposes (‘opt-out’).


To improve the Services and develop new ones

  • Administer focus groups and surveys
  • Conduct research and analysis of Users’ behavior to improve the Services
  • Develop new features and services.


To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities

  • Address ongoing or alleged fraud or other misbehavior on or though the Services
  • Analyze data to better understand and design countermeasures against fraud
  • Retain data related to fraudulent activities to prevent against recurrences


To ensure legal compliance

  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Assist law enforcement
  • Enforce or exercise our rights, for example our Terms of Service

To process your information as described in this Privacy Policy, we rely on the following legal bases:

  • Legitimate interests: We may use your information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For example, we analyze our Users’ behavior to improve the Services, to prevent and detect fraud and misuse, and to market the Magazines to you.
  • Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your consent to use your information. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the contact information provided above.

USE AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY OPERATIONAL PROVIDERS

For the convenience of our Users, we may provide the opportunity to purchase certain goods, merchandise and services through the Services. Companies other than Health Science may handle some of these transactions. We call the companies that conduct our e-commerce operations, order fulfillment and/or contract services our “operational providers.” If you choose to use these Services, our operational providers will request information to fulfill your order or request. The voluntary submission of your personal information to these operational providers, including your order or request, is governed by the specific operational provider’s privacy and other terms. To facilitate an order or request, we may share information with the operational provider. The operational provider also may share your information with us. We will store this information in our User database. In most instances, we request that our operational providers adhere to the provisions in this Privacy Policy and only share Users’ personal information with us, unless necessary to complete a User’s request or order. We also request that these providers only use the personal information for the purpose of conducting the sale or fulfilling the requested service or order. However, you must read an operational provider’s privacy policy to determine the extent of use and disclosure of your personal information collected by them. Health Science, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for the collection, use and disclosure practices of operational providers, nor is Health Science responsible or liable for the products or services provided by operational providers.

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

  • With our operational providers and partners
    We use third-party operational providers to help us operate and improve the Services. These third parties assist us with data hosting and maintenance, analytics, customer care, marketing, payment processing and security operations. All of our service providers must adhere to confidentiality obligations that are consistent with this Privacy Policy.
    We also provide co-branded services or promotions with certain sponsors or other business partners. As a part of these services or promotions, we may request the submission of your personal information for participation and/or registration. We share this information with the sponsor or partner participating in the service or promotion. If the sponsor or partner collects your personal information, they may also share your information with us.
  • With our affiliates
    We share your information with our affiliates to help us with technical processing operations, such as data hosting and maintenance, customer care, marketing and targeted advertising, better understanding how the Services are used and Users’ behavior to improve the Services, securing our data and systems, fighting against spam, abuse, fraud and intellectual property infringement.
  • For corporate transactions
    We may transfer your information if we are involved, whether in whole or in part, in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control.
  • When required by law
    Applicable law may require us and our service providers to disclose your information if: (i) reasonably necessary to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government investigation or other legal requirements; or (ii) necessary for the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law).
  • To enforce legal rights
    We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.
  • With your consent or at your request
    We may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties. When we do, we will make clear why we want to share the information.

We may collect and provide aggregate information about our Users (such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity or the likes and dislikes of our Users) to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners and affiliates but this aggregated information does not include personal information about any individual User.

OUR USE OF COOKIES AND TRACKING TOOLS

Our Websites use cookies and other tracking tools.

A cookie is a small data file that contains a unique identification number that a website places on your hard drive when you visit a site. The cookie stores information about your computer, the type of browser you use, and how many times your computer visits a certain site. Cookies enable us to track how often Users are visiting our Websites and the specific pages visited, the number of entries in specific events, the estimated audience size for sponsors and advertisers, and other User preferences. You can refuse to use cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use most of the Websites. However, you may find that some areas on the Websites will be slower, or may not function at all, and you may not be able to participate in certain activities such as contests or sweepstakes if the cookies are disabled. To learn more about cookies generally, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

The Websites also use clear GIFs [Graphics Interchange Formats] (also known as pixel tags, web beacons or web bugs). A clear GIF is computer code that contains a unique identifier that enables us to monitor user activity and traffic of the Websites. We use GIFs to gather aggregate information on visits to our Websites, track usage of Website links and assist with registration and other features.

USE AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS; THIRD PARTY COOKIES AND TRACKING TOOLS

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on the Websites. These advertising companies may collect and use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to the Websites and other websites not owned and operated by us, and may also combine this information with other data about your purchases and interests from other online and offline sources, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may interest you (as inferred from your online activity).

We also share usage information about Users of the Websites with these companies for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements and for market research analysis on the Websites and other websites. For these purposes, we and our third party advertising companies may note some of the pages you visit on the Websites through the use of GIFs. In the course of serving advertisements to the Websites, our third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique ‘cookie’ on your computer. The Websites may post banner ads and other forms of advertisements, and/or links to the websites of affiliate entities or of advertisers or sponsors who are companies that are not owned or operated by us, or our affiliates or subsidiaries. These entities may independently solicit and collect personal information, or send their own cookies and/or clear GIFs to our Users. The data collected is used in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to Users of the Websites and other interactive media and may be used to keep track of user response to each advertisement. We also work with third-party data analytics and online targeting companies. Some of these companies may use non-personal information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Websites and other websites in order to provide data and targeting recommendations based on which we may provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Many of the third-party companies we work with are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), a cooperative on online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices. The NAI has developed a tool that allows consumers to opt out of targeted advertising delivered by NAI members’ ad networks. To learn more about opting out of targeted advertising or to use the tool, go to http://optout.networkadvertising.org/.

Following are the names and websites of some of the other companies who may set cookies on the Websites to serve or present the ads that appear on the Websites and to conduct research about the advertisements. You may learn about opting out of their targeted advertising programs by going to their respective websites.

Google Analytics – www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/privacy.html
Mediaplex – www.mediaplex.com/mojo_privacy_statement.shtml