We may make changes to this policy. Please check back frequently for updates. Unless otherwise noted, any changes to this policy will take effect immediately upon being posted. Your continued use of For Women Health sites, applications, products and services after the effective date of the changes constitutes your consent.
Children Under 13
For Women Health sites are not directed to children under 13 years of age. We care about the safety of children. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personal identifying information. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as, their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet to us or to anyone else. We encourage you to become involved in your children’s online experience and to share your interest in our sites with your young ones.
Personally identifying information (“PII”) is information about you as an identifiable individual. For Women Health collects PII from you offline when you communicate with us by mail, fax, telephone or in person. We collect personal information with you online when you visit our website(s), through e-mail, through social media, and through the use of our mobile applications. We also collect PII during transactions, sponsored events and contests/sweepstakes. PII includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and cell phone numbers, wireless service provider, and all other information that identifies you or that is subject to personal information protection legislation.
We collect information about your interaction with For Women Health sites, applications and services. For example, we use website analytics tools on our site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, your browser add-ons, and your browser’s width and height. We also use technologies, such as cookies and web beacons (described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from For Women Health, we use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with For Women Health, information collected through one For Women Health site, application or service may be combined with information obtained through other For Women Health sites, applications or services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies.
How We Use Your Information
We use your PII to provide you with the products (including print and online versions of our products), services and information that you have requested from us and to respond to your inquiries or applications. The information we collect allows us to customize the content and/or layout of our sites and applications for you and each other visitor. We also use your PII to notify you about updates to our websites and applications, contact you with special offers of interest, surveys and contests, and to customize your experience.
By using For Women Health sites, applications, products and services, you consent to our collection of PII. When you register for an account, purchase a product or service, enter a contest or promotion, communicate with us, or use interactive portions of our sites and applications, you consent to our collection of the PII in accordance with this policy that you disclose or make available to us during those activities. In some cases, we may also ask you to confirm your knowledge of the terms of this policy; however, we are not obligated to do so.
What if I don’t want commercial/promotional e-mail from For Women Health?
If you do not want to receive commercial/promotional e-mail or online newsletters that you have subscribed to, please let us know by utilizing the unsubscribe option available on commercial e-mail communications
Transfers of Information for Legal Purposes
For Women Health may need to disclose certain information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, or search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding. For Women Health may also disclose information to assert or defend its legal rights or in response to a law enforcement agency request.
You acknowledge that For Women Health is located in the United States of America (“U.S.”) and will process and store your information in the U.S., and that as a result, U.S. governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through the laws of the U.S. In addition, For Women Health may use service providers which are be located outside of the U.S. or which may process or store information on behalf of For Women Health outside of the U.S. If transferred to those service providers, your PII will also be subject to the laws of those other jurisdictions.
What are “Cookies” and “Web Beacons” and what do they do for me?
“Cookies” are tiny pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are also used to ensure that you are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads and to customize webpage content based on your browser type (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Explorer, for example). Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.
Web Beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs or clear gifs – are used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We include Web Beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers that allows you to turn off cookies. You can also use plug-ins for your browser to see alerts for Web Beacons or to block Web Beacons when using certain browsers. You can also prevent some Web Beacons from loading by not downloading images in email messages. Please remember, however, that cookies may be required to allow you to use certain features of our sites.
For Women Health sites contain links to other sites with information gathering practices different from our own. Visitors should consult privacy policies for all other sites, as For Women Health has no control over information submitted to or collected by such third parties.
For Women Health sites sometimes offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored or co-sponsored by third parties. These third parties may obtain PII that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. For Women Health has no control over the third-party sponsor’s use of this information. The For Women Health site will notify you at the time of requesting PII if third-party sponsors will be provided with such information.
What about data security?
For Women Health uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data such as your address or credit card information exchanged with our site. You can check whether your connection is using encryption technologies by using the functions in your browser, such as whether our page is showing has having been delivered by “https”. We have also implemented other technical, physical and administrative security measures that protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you. Please note, however, that the security of your data is a shared responsibility. Our security precautions will not be effective if you access Rodale sites over an insecure WIFI connection or with a browser that has been compromised, do not clear your computer’s cache or that of a public computer, or if you share or choose an easy to guess password.