- What information do we collect
- What do we use information for
- Information shared in public areas
- Disclosure of information
- Disclosure to Third Party Websites
- How do we protect information
- Contacting NY-Compassionate-Care.Com
Collection of information
We may collect “Personal Information” about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information when you register an account, update an existing profile, use interactive tools, sign up for newsletters or other communications, participate in surveys or provide data in a public forum. Even if you do not register, we may collect information through cookies, website beacons, and device applications or from external sources.
At various times as you use the site, you will be given the option of providing us with Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from NY-Compassionate-Care.Com and/or directly from third parties.
Use of collected information
Information that we collect may be used to help improve the services we provide to our users, administer accounts, provide access to various tools and services, respond to inquiries, obtain feedback, analyze user activity, tailor content or advertising, conduct research, quantify or measure user activity, or send personalized messages pertaining to health interests including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities. We may also combine Personal and non-personal information with information from external sources. Third parties may also use non-personal information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community. We may provide non-personal information at an aggregate level to potential sponsors, advertisers and other relevant third parties.
We may independently or through third parties not limited to Google Analytics’ utilize 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender, and interests to better understand the behavior of our website visitors and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. For example, you may see certain ads on this website or other websites because we contract with Google and other similar companies to target our ads based on information we or they have collected, including information that was collected through automated means (such as cookies and web beacons). These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page https://optout.networkadvertising.org, or another similar service, by adjusting your browser settings so that it does not share cookies and/or by opting-out of Google Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
If you do not want your Personal Information used by NY-Compassionate-Care.Com, do not provide this information through registration or any other collection medium through our website.
You may have the ability to review, correct or update information that you submit through registration. However, other, tools and applications may not be available to update. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information.
When you sign up for our email newsletters or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from NY-Compassionate-Care.Com or our sponsors.
Information shared in public areas
Any information (including Personal Information) that you share in any online community area including a chat room, Health Community, Ask Our Expert posting or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not private, as discussed in our Terms of Service. You should think carefully before posting any Personal Information in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines.
If you mistakenly post Personal Information in our Community areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it by contacting us at the email provided below and accessible through the NY-Compassionate-Care.Com.org website. In some cases, however, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information.
Disclosure of information
Disclosure to Third Party Websites
We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite NY-Compassionate-Care.Com’s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), for example, we may encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.
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