Privacy policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site or app, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you enter information on our site or app.  A name and email address are required to register with the mobile app.

Additionally, de-identified individual performance metrics are anonymously stored in the app server.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register with the mobile app, respond to a survey or marketing communication, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To generate a unique login and profile for the mobile app.  This facilitates the provision of individual, anonymised feedback of user performance via the mobile app.

  • Names and email addresses entered into the app may be used to approve or reject app registrations at the app creators discretion.

  • Information is used to generate anonymised comparative performance metrics for each user.  This is to facilitate individuals comparing their own performance with other app users anonymously.

  • Individual performance metrics are anonymously stored in the app server, without users personal information, and are only visible to other users as anonymous statistics.

  • The app developers and creators are not able to view performance metrics for specific individuals.

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We do not use Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate

  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers via the website.

  • Email addresses and names are required to register for the mobile app.

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

       On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information:

       By logging in to your account


How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Australian Privacy Principle

Individuals have a right to request access to any personal information held by the website or app about them.

If an individual wishes to request changes to personal information, to access their personal information held by the app or website, or to register a complaint regarding privacy, they should contact the Basic Science Clinic co-founders at basicscienceclinic@gmail.com.

Terms & Conditions

DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

This Terms of Use Agreement (this ‘Agreement’) is entered into by and between the authors and ‘you’, the user of this web blog, also known as ‘Basic Science Clinic’ (the Site). Access to, use of and/or browsing of the Site is provided subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. By accessing, using and/or browsing the Site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT THE AUTHORS’ LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING AND/OR BROWSING THE SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT THE SITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS AND/OR BROWSE THE SITE.

BY ENTERING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THAT THE PROVISIONS, DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE, AND THAT YOUR AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS VOLUNTARY AND IS NOT THE RESULT OF FRAUD, DURESS OR UNDUE INFLUENCE EXERCISED UPON YOU BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY.

MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER

The authors provides the Site and the services, information, content and/or data (collectively, ‘Information’) contained therein for informational purposes only. The authors do not provide any medical advice on the Site, and the Information should not be so construed or used. Using, accessing and/or browsing the Site and/or providing personal or medical information to the authors do not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the authors. Nothing contained in the Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You should not rely on anything contained in the Site, and you should consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health. You hereby agree that you shall not make any health or medical related decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site.

FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND OTHER ADVICE DISCLAIMER

You hereby acknowledge that nothing contained in the Site shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and the authors. You hereby agree that you shall not make any financial, investment, legal and/or other decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site.

INFORMATION DISCLAIMER

The opinions expressed in the Site are not necessarily the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of his employer(s). The Site is created by the authors in the authors’ individual capacity, is the authors’s personal web site, is not edited by the authors’s employer(s) and, as a result, may not be attributed to the authors’ employer.

Any opinions of the authors on the Site are or have been rendered based on specific facts, under certain conditions, and subject to certain assumptions, and may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, for use in or in connection with any legal proceeding.

The Information may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct, timely, current or up-to-date. Similar to any printed materials, the Information may become out-of-date. The authors undertakes no obligation to update any Information on the Site; provided, however, that the authors may update the Information at any time without notice in the authors’ sole and absolute discretion. The authors reserves the right to make alterations or deletions to the Information at any time without notice.

POSTING GUIDELINES

The Site is open to the public. Therefore, consider your comments carefully and do not include anything in a comment that you would like to keep private. By uploading or otherwise making available any information to the authors in the form of user generated comments or otherwise, you grant the authors the unlimited, perpetual right to distribute, display, publish, reproduce, reuse and copy the information contained therein.

You are responsible for the content you post. You may not impersonate any other person through the Site. You may not post content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, fraudulent, invasive of another person?s privacy rights, or is otherwise unlawful. You may not post content that infringes the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. You may not post any content that contains any computer viruses or any other code designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any computer software or hardware.

MODERATION GUIDELINES

Authority
Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Moderators are volunteers. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.

Complementarity
Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

Confidentiality
We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.

Comments
Internets users commenting on the SITE must behave with respect and honesty at all times.

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment without permission.

Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

We invite you to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.

By submitting or posting content on the Site, you grant the authors and any company substantially under the control of the authors, the right to remove any content or comment that, in authors’ sole judgment, does not comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. You also grant the authors and any company substantially under the control of authors the right to modify, adapt, and edit any content.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND ADVERTISEMENTS DISCLAIMER

The Site may in the future, from time to time, contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as a guarantee, warranty, or recommendation by the authors of the services, information, content and/or data on such third party web sites or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third party web sites. The authors are not responsible for the content of linked third party web sites and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the privacy practices of, or the content or accuracy of materials on, such third party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the terms of use for such sites.

THE INCLUSION OF THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT, GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR RECOMMENDATION OF, AND THE AUTHORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES ABOUT, ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONTAINED THEREIN.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES

The Information made available at the Site is provided on an ?AS IS? and ?AS AVAILABLE? basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, noninfringement, and implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the authors makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the Information, that the Information may be relied upon for any reason or that the Information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects can or will be corrected.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the authors make no representations or warranties with respect to any Information offered or provided within or through the Site regarding treatment of medical conditions, action, or application of medication.

Under no circumstances, as a result of your use of the Site, will the author be liable to you or to any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, consequential or other damages under any legal theory, including, without limitation, tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the authors shall have absolutely no liability in connection with the Site for:

  1. damages as a result of lost profits, loss of good will, work stoppage, failure of performance, delays in operation or transmission, non-delivery of information, deletions of files, mistakes, defects, errors, interruptions or computer failure or malfunction;

  2. any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by the authors’ actions, omissions, or negligence, or for contingencies beyond the authors’ control, in procuring, compiling, or delivering the Information;

  3. any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Information regardless of how caused, or delays or interruptions in delivery of the Information; or

  4. any decision made or action taken or not taken in reliance upon the Information.

RESERVATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Site is protected by United States copyright laws. The authors hereby reserves any and all intellectual property rights in the Site.

AGE RESTRICTION

The Site is intended for persons eighteen (18) years or older. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) should not access, use and/or browse the Site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold the authors harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any content posted or made available by you on this Site, (2) any violation of law that occurs by you through the Site, and/or (3) anything you do using the Site and/or the Information contained therein.

INVALIDITY

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, then that provision shall be deemed ineffective in such jurisdiction but shall have no effect on the enforceability of the remaining provisions.

GOVERNING LAW, CONSENT TO JURISDICTION AND LIMITATION ON CLAIMS

This Agreement and your use of the Site, along with the Information contained therein, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of laws principles, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of courts in the State of New York. You further agree that any claims or causes of action arising out of or related to this Agreement and the Site, along with the Information contained therein, shall be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or such claim or cause of action shall be forever barred.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

You hereby acknowledge that this Agreement represents the entire understanding between you and the authors concerning your use of the Site and the Information contained therein.

MODIFICATION

The authors may, in the authors’ sole and absolute discretion, modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement in whole or in party at any time for any reason without any notice to you, whether prior or otherwise. Such modified terms and conditions shall supersede these terms and conditions and shall become binding when published online on the Site.

WAIVER

The authors’ failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such right or provision.

THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN IS MADE AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHORS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE AUTHORS. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THE SITE SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR COMPETENT MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A LICENSED PHYSICIAN IN YOUR STATE.

Adapted with permission from ICNEMCRIT.orgAllergycases.org and KatieFloyd.me