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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 

Effective Date: October 5, 2009

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation ("HWCF") is committed to your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect from and about you as a visitor to HWCF's website www.healthyweightcommit.org (the "Site"). This Privacy Policy also explains how HWCF may use and disclose such information, as well as your ability to control certain uses of it.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Personal Information

HWCF, or a third party service provider acting on our behalf ("Service Provider"), collects personal information from you only when you request information from us or otherwise contact us. The personal information we collect may include your name, address, telephone number and, email address.

Non-Personal Information

As part of the standard operation of the Site, we or our Service Providers may collect certain non-personal information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol ("IP") address and the domain name from which you accessed the Site. In addition, we or our Service Providers may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Site, the areas or pages of the Site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Site, the number of times you return to the Site, and other click-stream or site usage data.

HWCF may share aggregate, non-personal information with third parties.

We, or our Service Providers, may use cookies to collect the non-personal information described above. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your hard drive when you access the Site. We or our Service Providers or business partners may also use cookies to: monitor Site usage, and conduct research to improve our Site content and services.

You are free to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Site or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

We may also use web beacons to count page visits by our visitors, to access our cookies, and otherwise to improve your experience on the Site. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. If you have registered to receive emails from us, we may also use web beacons in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails the recipients have opened and acted upon, allowing us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications.

INFORMATION USE

HWCF or its Service Providers may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes: (1) to provide service and communicate with you; (2) to develop new services or information offerings; (3) to respond to your inquiries; (4) to provide you with targeted offers and advertising on the Site; (5) to contact you with information and promotional materials from our organization ) to contact you when necessary; (7) to review the usage and operations of our Site and services; (8) to address problems with the Site, our organization or our services; and (9) to protect the security or integrity of the Site and our business. We may also use your information as described to you at the point of collection, with your opt-in or opt-out consent.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

HWCF may disclose the information we collect from and about you as follows: (1) to our agents and Service Providers, if the disclosure will enable them to perform a business, professional or technical support function for us; (2) as necessary if we believe that there has been a violation of the HWCF Site Terms of Use or of our rights or the rights of any third party; (3) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and (4) as described to you at the point of collection, with your consent. In addition, in the event that HWCF or substantially all of its assets are acquired, your information may be one of the transferred assets. We will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Any information you may disclose in public areas of the Site, such as on message boards, blogs, or wikis, etc, becomes public information. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these public areas.

JOINT MARKETING

From time to time, HWCF and a partner may jointly promote services or provide information. In these situations, HWCF may provide the partner with certain personal information (such as contact information of the Site visitors who participated in the joint promotion), for the exclusive purpose of implementing the promotion and allowing HWCF and its partner to assess the results of the promotion. The partner may not use the information for any other purpose.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

HWCF may partner with third parties to provide services and information to you. Such third parties are not our service providers. This means that the information that you submit to the third party (or that the third party collects from you in connection with the service or information) is subject to the third party's own privacy policy.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may have links to third-party websites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

We have taken certain physical, electronic, contractual and managerial steps to safeguard the information we collect from and about our customers and Site visitors. While we make every effort to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee our security measures.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact:
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Suite 420 East
Washington, DC 20007
info@healthyweightcommit.org

REVISIONS TO THIS POLICY

HWCF reserves the right to revise this policy at any time. When we do, we will post the change(s) on the Site.