Foods For Better Health Inc. is the publisher of the free editorial content health e-newsletter the Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin and its respective web sites, DoctorsHealthPress.com and healthbama.com (referred to herein collectively as the “Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin”).
The personal information you provide to us is used for delivery of the Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin you have opted in to receive (e.g. your name, address, and/or e-mail address). To help fund the cost of publishing the Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin, aside from the editorial content you will receive in the Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin, you will also receive advertisements for Foods For Better Health Inc, advertisements from our approved partners, and paid content via e-mail and via ad blurbs in our Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin. If you want to opt out from receiving these advertisements, or from receiving our Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin, you can do so by (1) using the opt-out link that is at the bottom of our editorial and advertisement e-mails, or (2) by contacting us at the mailing address below, or (3) by sending us an e-mail to the e-mail address below.
We at Foods For Better Health Inc. have a strict anti-spam, anti-spyware, and anti-adware policy. Your privacy is important to us! We realize how important your privacy is to you, and that is why we will never sell your e-mail address.
Some sections of this web site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as the Free Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin subscriptions, health tips, etc.) or to participate in a particular activity (such as a contest or other sales promotions). Your e-mail address may be added to our Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin subscription list.
When you subscribe to the Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin, we will send you a welcome e-mail introducing you to the Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin. Subscribers will occasionally receive information on health topics, products, services, and special deals. We may enter into marketing relationships or joint ventures with third-party advertisers or other companies that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to Foods For Better Health e-Bulletin subscribers. They may periodically send information to newsletter subscribers.
We may gather general information about our web site users and their usage of the web site. This information includes IP address, pages viewed, number of visitors, purchases made, etc. Cookies are used to help provide us with this information regarding the user interaction with the web site.
1) Types of Information We Collect:
We collect personal information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you use when you purchase products, subscribe to the e-mail list, or use our services. Some of this personal information, such as a way to identify you, is necessary to deliver e-mail newsletters or provide requested information. The provision of all other personal information is voluntary, but may be necessary in order to use our services.
Examples of ways in which we may collect such information from you include the following:
E-mail address: Some areas of the site allow you to enter your e-mail address for purposes including, but not limited to, registering for the Foods For Better Health newsletter, promotional e-mails, and e-mails from approved partners. You may unsubscribe at any time from these messages by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in any promotional e-mail. (Please note that despite unsubscribing from such marketing communications, we may still contact you in relation to your order(s) or any issues relating to any business you conduct with us.)
Additional details on the information we collect:
1.1 We collect general types of information about you when you visit and use our web site; examples include personal information, demographic information, behavioral information, and indirect information. Sometimes we collect combinations of these types of information.
1.2 “Personal information” is information that can be used to identify you or any other individual to whom the information may relate. This is information that you are prompted to provide to us. Such information may include your name, address, telephone number(s), mobile number(s), and e-mail address, or other unique information about you that you provide to us during the registration process, or though the course of communicating with us about the products and services provided on our web site. We may collect this same information about all other persons when you provide it to us.
1.3 “Demographic information” is information that may or may not be unique to you in the sense that it refers to selected population characteristics. Such information may include, but is not limited to, zip code, mobile phone carrier, age, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, and personal and online interests.
1.4 “Behavioral information” is information that is automatically collected pertaining to how you use our web site, the areas of our web site that you visit, what services you access, and information about your computer hardware and software, including your IP address, geographic location, browser preference, operating system type, domain names, times that you access the Internet, and other web sites you have visited.
1.5 “Third-party information” is information about you that we acquire from a third party that may include personal, demographic, behavioral, and indirect information. This collection may include, but is not limited to, first-party cookies, third-party cookies, anonymous cookies, persistent identifiers, e-mail opt-ins, and search engine keywords. We have no access to or control over these cookies and other tracking devices used by third-party advertisers and networks. We have no responsibility or liability for the policies and practices of these parties.
1.7 No Information Collected from Children. We will never knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because we do not collect such information, we have no such information to use or to disclose to third parties.
1.8 No Sensitive Health Information Collected. We do not collect information about past, present, or potential future medical conditions or treatments.
2) How We Collect Information
2.3 Web Beacons. We use electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs, clear gifs, or action tags), which allow us to collect information about your visit to our web site, measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements, and track delivery of advertising. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a cookie number, time and date of page view, as well as a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also use web beacons in e-mail messages sent to you. This allows us to determine if you opened or acted upon the e-mail messages. Because web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt out of or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser.
We employ physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information you provide to us. We endeavor to safeguard and protect your information. When you submit information on our web site, such information is protected both online and offline. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. The servers in which we store your information are kept in a secure physical environment. The servers have industry-standard firewalls. Access to such servers is password protected and access by our employees is limited. Currently, we use Secure Socket Layer software (“SSL”) to protect data and to secure any transactions. SSL encrypts information including credit card number(s) and names and addresses, as they are transmitted over the Internet. Please be advised that although we take commercially reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure; therefore, we cannot and do not warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through our web site is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited and not accessible to the public.
4) How We Use Information Collected
We use the personal information we collect from you for a range of different business purposes and according to different legal bases of processing. The following is a summary of how and according to which legal bases we use your personal information.
4.1 We use your personal information to fulfill a contract with you and provide you with our services, to comply with our legal obligation, to protect your vital interest, or as may be required for the public good. This includes:
i) To provide payment processing and account management; operate, measure, and improve our services; keep our services safe, secure, and operational; and customize site content that includes items and services that you may like in response to actions that you take.
ii) To contact you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account or order, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, or as otherwise necessary to provide you with customer service.
-When contacting you for such purposes as outlined above, we may contact you via e-mail, telephone, SMS/text messages, postal mail, and via mobile push notifications.
-To provide other services requested by you as described when we collect the information.
-We use general location information to provide you with location-based services (such as advertising and other personalized content).
-To prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraud; security breaches; or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
4.2 We use your personal information to pursue our legitimate interests where your rights and freedoms do not outweigh these interests. We have implemented controls to balance our interests with your rights. This includes:
-Contacting you via e-mail or postal mail in order to offer you third-party offers, poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, and inform you about our services, as authorized by applicable law.
-Delivering targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences.
-Measuring the performance of our e-mail marketing campaigns (e.g. by analyzing open and click rates).
-Monitoring and improving the information security of our site.
4.3 With your consent, we may use your personal information to:
-Provide you with marketing via telephone calls, e-mail, or SMS/ text messages.
-Provide you with marketing from third parties.
-Customize third-party advertising you might see on third-party web sites.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
We will not make automated decisions about you that would significantly affect you, unless such a decision is necessary as part of a contract we have with you, we have your consent, or we are required by law to use such technology.
4.4 Ways You Can Access, Control, and Correct your Personal Information: You can see, review, and change most of your personal information by requesting it by contacting the Privacy Officer below. Please update your personal information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.
We will honor any statutory right you might have to access, modify, or erase your personal information. To request access and to find out whether any fees may apply, if permitted by applicable national laws, please contact us using the information below. Where you have a statutory right to request access or request the modification or erasure of your personal information, we can still withhold that access or decline to modify or erase your personal information in some cases, in accordance with applicable national laws.
Upon your request, we will remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable national laws.
The precise periods for which we keep your personal information vary depending on the nature of the information and why we need it. Factors we consider in determining these periods include the minimum required retention period prescribed by law or recommended as best practice, contractual agreements, warranties, the period during which a claim can be made with respect to an agreement or other matter, whether the personal information has been aggregated or pseudonymized, and other relevant criteria. For example, the period we keep your e-mail address is connected to how long your e-mail is subscribed to our mailing list.
After it is no longer necessary for us to retain your personal information, we will dispose of it in a secure manner, according to our data retention and deletion policies.
Please note that in the course of providing our services, we collect and maintain aggregated, anonymized, or de-personalized information, which we may retain indefinitely.
5) Disclosure of Information to Others
5.1 Providing Services and Products. We use the information we gather on our web site to provide you with the services and/or products you have requested. This may include passing your information on to a third party to provide such services or products. Although our contractual arrangement limits how this party can use your information, we do not control the privacy practices of third parties. If you have any questions or wish to remove your information from the third-party databases, you will need to contact that party directly.
5.2 Improving Our Web Site. We use the information we gather to respond to any inquiries you make, operate and improve the functionality of our website, and deliver the products and services advertised on our website. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to your experience and interests.
5.4 Law Enforcement, Legal Proceedings, and as Authorized by Law: To law enforcement or governmental agencies, or authorized third parties, in response to a verified request or legal process relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that exposes us, you, or any other of our users to legal liability. We will only disclose information we deem relevant to the investigation or inquiry, such as name, city, state/province, zip/postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, IP address, and purchase history.
To third parties involved in a legal proceeding, if they provide us with a subpoena, court order, or substantially similar legal basis, or we otherwise believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
5.6 Mail Solicitation: We may also provide your name, customer history, and mailing address to third parties, such as service providers, contractors, and third-party publishers and advertisers, for a variety of purposes unless you choose to opt out by mailing [email protected] stating you wish to be removed from third-party direct mailing offers, along with your name and mailing address.
5.7 CASL Disclosure: To assist in compliance with Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), select information and data relating to the opt-in process to the online newsletter is recorded. This may include, but is not limited to, the point of sign-up, time, date, IP address, and e-mail address. This information is linked to the associated e-mail account for the purpose of demonstrating express consent.
(i) Product and Service Delivery. We share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of the products and services you have requested.
(ii) Web Site Functionality. We share your information with companies and individuals we employ to perform technical functions on our behalf. Examples include third parties who host our web site, analyze our data, provide marketing assistance, process credit card payments, and provide customer service.
(iii) Anonymous Information. We share aggregated anonymous information about you, combined with other persons using our web site, with third parties, so that they can understand the kinds of visitors that come to our web site, and how those visitors use our web site. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.
(v) Legal Process. We disclose your information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from 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.
(vi) Acquisition or Merger. We may disclose and transfer your information to a third party who acquires any or all of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In the event we become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our liquidator, administrator, receiver, or administrative receiver may sell, license, or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the court.
7) Your California Rights
7.1 California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. In addition, California residents have the right to know if we respond to “do not track” signals or cookies. We do not respond to such signals or cookies.
7.2 As stated in this Policy, you have agreed to allow us to share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes until you remove your information; and thus, you have agreed to this disclosure. California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by sending us an e-mail at [email protected]hbama.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.
8) Data Transfers
Personal information that you submit through our services may be transferred to countries other than where you live, such as, for example, to our servers in North America.
Your personal information may be transferred to countries that do not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information.
9) Surveys and Contests
Periodically, we will send out requests for information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and appreciated. The user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip/postal code, gender, and age information). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and additional Foods For Better Health Inc. educational, editorial, and marketing materials.
10) Third-Party Links/Ads
11) Disclosure of Information
We may disclose necessary personal information to third parties or service providers that help us provide services to you or deliver products to you.
12) Electronic Consent:
These terms and conditions apply to all transactions made on or through this web site. This Agreement is intended to be governed by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. You manifest your agreement to the terms and conditions in this document by any act demonstrating your assent thereto, including clicking the submit button for the order, or by merely accessing the web site, whether you have read these terms or not. This includes your authorization to charge your credit card or debit your bank account. Please print these terms and conditions for your personal records.
In addition, you consent to receiving electronic communications from Foods For Better Health Inc. relating to your account. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. You should maintain copies of electronic communications by printing a paper copy or saving an electronic copy. You also consent to receiving certain other communications from us, such as newsletter special offers, promotional announcements, and customer surveys via e-mail or other methods.
By using this web site, you will be deemed to have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms and Conditions of Use (collectively, “Terms”). If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you may not access or use the web site, or purchase any products through the web site. By accessing, using, or ordering products through the web site, you affirm that you have read this Agreement and understand, agree and consent to all Terms contained herein.
13) Contacting Us
E-mail: [email protected]
Mail: Foods For Better Health – Privacy Officer
60 State Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02109-1894
Simply send a message via mail or e-mail, identifying yourself, your concern or question and appropriate contact information to respond to your inquiry. Additional information may be requested to assist us in identifying you and/or authenticating you on our systems.
Personal information collected is used to fulfill orders and provide services to users and customers. Disclosures to third parties include the information required to process or fulfill orders, provide information and mailings regarding products or services you may be interested in, or complete a transaction, unless otherwise required by law. If a customer or individual wishes to view the personal information collected in their profile, requests should also be made to the Privacy Officer. All reasonable attempts will be made to respond within 30 days.
You may have the right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information, or to exercise a right to data portability under applicable law. You also may have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority, subject to applicable law. If you are subject to EU data protection laws, we suggest you lodge any such complaints with our lead supervisory authority:
Irish Data Protection Commissioner
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland
Phone +353 57 868 4800
Fax: +353 57 868 4757
E-mail: [email protected]