In this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that relates to an individual and that identifies or can be used in conjunction with other readily-accessible information to identify such individual.
This Policy describes, among other topics, (1) the Personal Information Healthy Times may collect about you, (2) how Healthy Times uses your Personal Information, (3) how Healthy Times discloses your Personal Information, and (4) how Healthy Times protects your Personal Information.
Healthy Times understands that your Personal Information is important to you, and Healthy Times wants you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit the Website and use its services. This Policy may, from time to time, be reviewed and revised as set forth below to take into account, among other things, changes to the law and in technology. However, all Personal Information held by Healthy Times will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at the time such Personal Information is collected by Healthy Times.
Information Collected Directly
In registering for certain services on the Website, you are asked to provide Personal Information (including, but not limited to, name, gender and contact information). On the registration screen, Healthy Times clearly labels which information is required for registration and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion. Healthy Times also collect other information that you voluntarily provide through the Website’s functionality (including, but not limited to, your responses to sweepstakes and competitions, surveys, questionnaires, feedback requests and search requests).
When you complete your registration on the Website, you will receive informational and other promotional e-mail messages from Healthy Times and third parties. You may opt-out from receiving such messages in the future by following the instructions set forth in the e-mail message or in other communications sent to you. Healthy Times will unsubscribe you from such messages within a reasonable period of time of not less than ten business days after you have followed such instructions.
Healthy Times may also ask you to provide additional Personal Information (including, but not limited to, your e-mail address) if you want to obtain additional services or information, to resolve complaints or concerns or for other legitimate business purposes. You consent to Healthy Times sending you email messages for such purposes if you provide Healthy Times with your email address.
Information Acquired from Third Parties
Healthy Times may, from time to time, augment its existing user databases of Personal Information with information (“Purchased Information”) legally acquired from third parties (including, but not limited to, change of address information). In addition, third parties may collect information on behalf of Healthy Times through their websites or otherwise. In some cases, such third parties will use frames on their websites and mask the URL being visited by you.
Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or be notified each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, the Website, which is cookie enabled, will not recognize you when you return to the Website, and some of the Website’s functionality may not be available to you. Your browser will likely provide instructions on how to can prevent it from accepting cookies.
Although cookies do not normally collect Personal Information, if you previously provided Personal Information to Healthy Times, Healthy Times may link your Personal Information to cookies or other tracking devices the Website places on your computer’s hard drive. Linking cookies to your Personal Information enables Healthy Times to offer increased personalization and functionality. Without cookies, such personalization and functionality would not be available.
In addition, Healthy Times may use pixel-tags, which are sometimes called web beacons and which act like cookies. Pixel tags are used to pass certain information to the servers of Healthy Times to personalize the Website and track your usage across other websites of Healthy Times. Healthy Times may also use pixel tags in its HTML based e-mail messages.
Many web browsers contain a “Do Not Track” privacy preference. When you turn on Do Not Track, your browser will tell the Website not to track you. At this time, Healthy Times do not respond to Do Not Track browser requests. Further information regarding Do Not Track can be found at www.allaboutdnt.org.
Use of Personal Information
Personal Information will be used by Healthy Times (1) to develop and improve products and services, (2) to send promotional information that may be relevant to you, (3) for market analysis and (4) for other legitimate business purposes. In addition, Swiss Wellness may also use your Personal Information to personalize the Website based on your interests. For example, you may see articles on the Website that correspond to your Personal Information.
Analytical Information will be used by Healthy Times (1) to record your use of the Website, (2) to diagnose problems with the Website, (3) to improve the Website and make it more useful to all users and (4) for other legitimate business purposes.
Purchased Information will be used by Healthy Times (1) to target products and services offered through the Website, (2) for marketing and other promotional campaigns, (3) to provide relevant promotional information that Healthy Times believes you would be interested in and (4) for other legitimate business purposes. For example, if you are a health-care professional who treats arthritis, Healthy Times may send you information for new arthritis therapies and other information that may benefit or be of interest to you (including, but not limited to, information regarding any products of Healthy Times).
Except as described in this Policy, Healthy Times will not intentionally use your Personal Information without your consent.
Disclosures to Third Party
Your Personal Information may be disclosed to affiliates, contractors, vendors and agents of Healthy Times, but in doing so, your Personal Information will at all times be subject to the terms of this Policy. In some cases, such affiliates, contractors, vendors and agents to whom or which your Personal Information is disclosed may be located outside the United States.
For example, Healthy Times may host the Website on a third party’s computers, hire technical consultants to maintain the Website, or use third parties to remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance and provide customer service. In addition, as another example, if you are a health-care professional, Healthy Times may validate your license status and other information against available databases that contain such information. In order to perform their intended services, such third parties may be given access to your Personal Information.
Healthy Times may also provide to third parties certain information collected from the Website or otherwise in aggregated form, with all information that identifies an individual removed. Since such identifying information is removed before disclosure to third parties, such aggregated information does not constitute Personal Information. Any third party that receives such aggregated information must agree not to attempt to identify the individuals to whom such information relates.
If Healthy Times sells all, or substantially all, of its assets or the assets of any of its business units to a third party, your Personal Information, Analytical Information and your Purchased Information may be transferred to such third party.
Swiss Wellness may also disclose to a third party your Personal Information, Analytical Information or Purchased Information (1) if it is required to do so pursuant to any applicable law, (2) at the request of any governmental authority, (3) to protect the rights or property of Healthy Times or a third party, (3) to prevent the commission, or remediate the effects, of a crime or other illegal conduct, or (4) to avoid injury or physical harm to an individual.
When Healthy Times discloses your Personal Information to a third party as permitted in this Policy, Healthy Times will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such third party complies with the terms of this Policy and will limit their access to any Personal Information relevant to the purposes for which such Personal Information is disclosed. If Healthy Times obtains actual knowledge that a third party to whom or which Healthy Times has disclosed your Personal Information in materially violated the terms of this Policy, Healthy Times will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent further occurrences of such disclosure.
Except as described in this Policy, Healthy Times will not intentionally disclose your Personal Information to a third party without your consent.
Healthy Times uses commercially reasonable measures to safeguard your Personal Information from loss or unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure and use. For example, Healthy Times has implemented technology (including, but not limited to, firewalls), security policies and other measures to protect your Personal Information in the possession or under the control of Healthy Times from loss and unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure and use (including, but not limited to, requiring employees of Healthy Times with access to your Personal Information to follow the terms of this Policy).
Healthy Times also uses certain security methods to determine the identity of each registered user, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for such user. In particular, Healthy Times uses usernames and passwords to authenticate users. You must use all commercially reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of your passwords.
Your Personal Information is controlled by Healthy Times. Personal Information is stored on servers located at Healthy Times’ data centers or hosted by third parties. All such data centers, which may be located outside the United States, use commercially reasonable measures to safeguard against loss or unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or use of Personal Information.
All Personal Information contained in Swiss Wellness’ data centers is backed up periodically, in order to aid in the recovery of such Personal Information in the event of loss of, or unauthorized alteration to, such Personal Information, whether due to an accident, natural disaster or other cause. Any media on which such Personal Information is backed up is stored in a facility that uses commercially reasonable measures to protect such media from loss or unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or use.
Third Party Websites
This Policy applies only to the Website and does not apply to any other websites, even if such other websites are operated by or on behalf of Healthy Times or such websites are linked to the Website. When you access any website other than the Website, whether by clicking links on the Website or otherwise, you will be subject to the terms of any privacy policies relating to such websites.
Access to Personal Information
Healthy Times does not warrant or represent that any Personal Information will be accurate or error-free. However, upon your request, you will be granted access to your Personal Information in the possession, or under the control, of Healthy Times solely for the purpose of correcting or deleting any Personal Information that is inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of providing such access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or where the rights of a third party would be violated. If you desire access to any Personal Information, you must contact Healthy Times at privacy.officer [at] healthytimes.com. You can also delete or update certain of your Personal Information by logging into your account on the Website.
Revisions to this Policy
Healthy Times may revise any provision of this Policy from time to time by posting the revised provision on the Website so long as such revision does not, at the time of posting such update and to the reasonable belief of Healthy Times, conflict with any applicable law. Any such revision will take effect immediately upon such posting, and will apply to all Personal Information obtained by Healthy Times after such posting. It is your responsibility to periodically check this Policy on the Site for revisions to this Policy.
This Policy shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the state of Illinois, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between any provision of this Policy and any provision of any applicable law, the latter shall control.
Any complaint by you regarding any Personal Information, or otherwise relating to this Policy, must first be submitted to Healthy Times at privacy.officer [at] healthytimes.com, and Healthy Times must be given a reasonable opportunity of not less than 30 days to investigate and respond to your complaint. Upon Healthy Times’ completing such investigation and so responding, Healthy Times and you must then attempt, in good faith, to promptly resolve any remaining aspects of your complaint. If any aspect of your complaint remains unresolved after an additional reasonable period of not less than 30 days and you desire to pursue the unresolved portion of your complaint, you may only commence an arbitration proceeding against Healthy Times to resolve such portion of your complaint in Cook County, Illinois. Any such arbitration shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association pursuant to its commercial rules then in effect and any award rendered in such arbitration shall be final and binding upon the parties. Either party may enter, and enforce, any such award in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitrator or arbitrators may issue mandatory orders, restraining orders and other equitable relief in connection with such arbitration. All costs and expenses of such arbitration shall be shared equally between Healthy Times and you, unless such costs and expenses are otherwise allocated by the arbitrator or arbitrators. Without limiting the generality of this paragraph, you irrevocably waive, in connection with any complaint arising under this Policy and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, each right to (1) commence any litigation or other proceeding against Swiss Wellness in a court or other forum, except as expressly set forth permitted in this paragraph, (2) bring a class action or other similar proceeding against Healthy Times, (3) a jury trial and (4) object to the venue for any arbitration set forth in this paragraph being inconvenient or otherwise inappropriate for resolving such complaint.
Whenever possible, each provision of this Policy shall be interpreted to be effective and valid under applicable law. If, however, any such provision shall be prohibited by or invalid under such law, it shall be deemed modified to conform to the minimum requirements of such law, or if for any reason it is not so modified, it shall be prohibited or invalid only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without the remainder of such provision, or any other provision of this Policy, being prohibited or invalid.
If you have any questions or complaints, or desire additional information, regarding Healthy Times’ handling of any Personal Information or otherwise relating to this Policy, please promptly contact Healthy Times at privacy.officer [at] healthytimes.com
Effective: 21 June, 2017