Personally Identifiable Information.
You do not have to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information to visit our Website. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to visit all sections of our Website or use all of our Products, such as subscribing to our newsletter or posting content to any Community Area on our Website. A “Community Area” means any blog, personal page, group page, chat room, message board, bulletin board, recipe swap, or similar activity. In addition, we may not be able to provide you with some of the other Products dependent upon the collection of such information, such as a personalized drsusanne.com home page.
Dr. Susanne Bennett and Wellness For Life Center take children’s privacy very seriously. Our policy is that children under the age of 18 should not send any personally identifiable information to this website without the consent of their parents or guardian. We encourage all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personally identifiable information on the Internet. Dr. Susanne Bennett and Wellness For Life Center will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information collected from children under the age of 18.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
When you become a registered user of our Website, subscribe to one of our current Products, or in connection with other Products we may make available on our Website from time to time, we also may collect and use at our discretion information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age, profession or gender) and health information (like current weight) (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”). Non-Personally Identifiable Information may also include user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is used to help us understand who uses our Website and to improve and market our Website in general and our Products in particular.
Information from Other Sources.
We may also supplement the information we collect with information from other sources to assist us in evaluating and improving our Website and Products, to determine your preferences so that we can tailor our Website and Products to your needs, and/or to study nutritional, alternative/non-Western medical (including alternative approaches to cancer recovery to support normal function), behavioral and fitness questions in general.
We may collect information (including information that is Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our Website, such as when you register for our Website or subscribe to one of our Products. We also may collect information from you in connection with, or through, other Products we may make available on our Website from time to time. The following is a description of the areas and/or manners in which we primarily collect information about you.
Becoming a Registered User and Subscription.
In order to access certain Products on our Website, such as our Community Areas, fitness tools and food database, you must first complete certain steps to become either a registered user or a subscriber. During these steps, you may be required to provide us with information (including Personally Identifiable Information) such as name, zip code and email address, and, if you subscribe to one of our Products, payment and billing information. This information is used to help us understand who uses our Website, to improve our Website and our Products, to contact users about requested Products and/or for subscription billing purposes. It is optional for you to provide demographic information (such as profession and number of children), but providing this information is encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our Website.
Cookies and Action Tags.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information passively using “cookies” and “action tags.”
“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device in order to identify (i) your Web browser, (ii) the activities of your computer on our Website and (iii) your activity in connection with our advertisements and other marketing and promotional efforts. Cookies may be used to:
personalize your experience on our Website (e.g., to dynamically generate content on webpages specifically designed for you),
assist you in using our Products (e.g., to save you time by not having to reenter your name upon each visit to our Website), and
allow us to statistically monitor how you are using our Website for purposes of improving our online offerings.
In addition to cookies that we place on your computer, cookies may also be placed on your computer by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements or to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide advertising-related services. For example, in the course of serving advertisements, our third-party ad servers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.
You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website, however, you may not be able to use certain products, offerings, features, or resources of our Website (including our Online Products) if you do not accept cookies. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the “Help” section of the toolbar.
“Action tags,” also known as web beacons or GIF tags, are a web technology used to help track anonymous website usage information, such as how many times a specific page has been viewed. Action tags are invisible to you, and any portion of our Website, including advertisements, or e-mail sent on our behalf, may contain action tags. Unlike cookies, action tags are not placed on your computer.
Through third party referral program operators and others, we offer referral programs whereby referral websites can earn commissions through the referral of subscribers or other purchasers to our Website. To track the earning of such commissions, and to determine the effectiveness of the referral programs, the users who become subscribers to our Products or purchasers through such referral websites are tracked using technologies that do not include Personally Identifiable Information (such as cookies and/or action tags). Our program operators and the referral websites themselves can only access non-Personally Identifiable Information such as data relating to the number of impressions served, the number of transactions completed, and their resulting earnings. They cannot access our customers’ personal data.
If you choose to apply to be a referral website, we use the data you provide strictly for conducting business with you. We have entered into certain agreements with third party program operators for the purpose of administering our referral programs. Should you become a referral website of ours through one of our third party program operators, any information you provide to them is subject to their privacy policies.
We collect information, some of which may be Personally Identifiable Information, that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to use some of our Online Products (available either for free or on a subscription basis). We also collect information that you provide voluntarily through responses to special Online Products such as surveys, questionnaires, self-assessment quizzes, contests and the like. Some of these Online Products may ask you for health related information. We collect this information in order to personalize your online experience.
Information may also collected when you use our current or future Handheld Products, including the software application needed to utilize the Handheld Products on your handheld device (the “Application”). During the installation of the Application and subsequent synchronizations, we may collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information concerning your device (such as the specific type of operating system and hardware you have, and the amount of free and total memory) and the Application’s files on your device.
Our Handheld Products may also collect information about your usage of the Application (such as the dates you last synced with the Internet or the dates you last used certain features). When you sync your device with the Website, we store some of this information.
Public Forums and the Public Profile Feature.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to monitor our Website’s use, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to Personally Identifiable Information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on our Website and evaluating our Products in general.
Laws and Legal Rights.
We may also disclose your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions, to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website or the general public.
Third Parties Generally.
We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Website, the demographic breakdown of the registered users of our Website, or the activities that visitors to our Website engage in while on our Website. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
Third Party Sellers.
Sale of Business.
Is The Information We Collect Secure?
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
What Choices Do You Have Regarding The Collection, Disclosure And Distribution Of Personally Identifiable Information?
Users of our Website are notified when Personally Identifiable Information is being collected by third parties on our Website. We do this so you can make an informed choice as to whether you should disclose information to a third party.
Can You Update Or Correct Your Personally Identifiable Information?
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our systems. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all Personally Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
Whom Do You Contact If You Have Any Privacy Questions?
Email our Privacy Coordinator at:
Or, write to our Privacy Coordinator at:
1821 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Telephone: +310 315 1514
Attn: Privacy Coordinator
Or, fax our Privacy Coordinator at:
Fax: +310 315 1504
Attn: Privacy Coordinator
Last modified as of January 27, 2014