- HEALTH TRACKER
ObesityHelp takes the issue of online privacy seriously. It is important that our members know what information we collect and how it will be used.
What information do we collect?
We collect information about you to deliver a better experience while visiting ObesityHelp.com. Information collected helps us define our audience, and determine what types of services our members need most.
This information can be broken down into two categories:
1. Device Information. This could include browser version, operating system and mobile device name.
2. Logs. When using ObesityHelp.com we automatically collect certain information in our server logs. This information usually includes the pages you visited and the times you visited them.
What we do with the information we collect.
We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service, in particular for the following reasons:
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
Updating your personal information
We try to be transparent with data we collect about you. You can view this information on the settings page, and are encouraged to correct any inaccuracies. We will attempt to correct incorrect info we have if you point it out, but we reserve the right to decline unreasonable requests. If you wish to deactivate your account, you can do so here. Deactivating your account will remove your personal information from ObesityHelp.com, however any message board posts will continue to display as a “deactivated member”. If the content of your posts contain any personal information, we ask that you remove it before deactivating. You can review a list of your postings here. It may take a period of time before changes percolate through all our servers and the Internet as a whole. For technical reasons, and to remain in compliance with any laws, residual copies of deleted data may remain in our database and or backup systems, but will no longer be displayed publicly on our site.
Public information and your safety
ObesityHelp is dedicated to the education, empowerment, and support of all individuals affected by obesity, along with their families, friends, employers, surgeons and physicians. For this reason, we have always been a public source of information that does not require membership to access. A consequence of being open is that most information on ObesityHelp.com can be indexed by search engines, shared by social services, and linked to by other websites. We have limited control over the indexing, linking and sharing of your publicly shared content on ObesityHelp.com, however, we have created customized tools in order to help you protect your privacy. If you are concerned about your privacy, here are some ways to protect your privacy while enjoying our site:
You can opt in to allow your surgeon to display some of your profile information on their own site. We do not control the content displayed on affiliate sites. Based on your desire to be contacted regarding WLS procedure, your contact information may be shared with surgeons in our network. This information is made available to surgeons on our network at your request (e.g. opt in).