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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY



ShareWIK places great importance on visitor privacy and security. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes how we work to maintain your trust.


1. USE OF THIS WEBSITE


By accessing or using this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use this Site. This Privacy Policy only applies to data collected on www.ShareWIK.com, and does not apply to websites of affiliated companies. We reserve the right to modify the Privacy Policy at any time without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this policy for any updates.


2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT


We collect and maintain your data on secure servers. We collect information about you in two ways. First, we collect personal information provided to us directly by you, such as when you register as a user, participate in a survey, or request information from us. Second, we automatically receive information from your browser, including but not limited to, your internet protocol address, information about your browser, “cookie” and “web beacon” or “web bug” information.


3. COOKIES, WEB BEACONS AND WEB BUGS


A “cookie” is a very small file sent to your web browser by a site’s server, which allows more efficient information processing. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies cannot read data off your hard drive, destroy files, or send viruses. Cookies basically avoid duplication of information. For instance, by setting a cookie on our website, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while visiting our website. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our Site. The information collected by cookies (i) helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on Web pages or in newsletters, (ii) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Site and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites, how many people open our emails, and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Most browsers can be set to reject a cookie. If you do so, you can still use our Site, but you may be limited in some areas of our Site.


A “web beacon” or “web bug” is a file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site. Being able to recognize you enables the site owner to make it more user friendly.


4. USE OF THE COLLECTED INFORMATION


ShareWIK uses information given directly by you for the following general purposes: to enhance your experience in our Site, to customize advertising and content you see, to improve our services, to contact you, and to gather and review statistical information. We might also send you marketing material. We may also send you surveys or market research questionnaires. It will be up to you whether you choose to participate.


We use tracking information that is automatically sent to us to determine which areas of our Site are most (and least) popular based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for our users.


ShareWIK may provide aggregate information to third parties. For example, we might provide a third party with information regarding the overall number of users of our Site, the areas of the Site most visited, or demographic information about our users.


5. EMAILS YOU SEND TO ShareWIK


This Privacy Policy does not apply to content, information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to ShareWIK by email. If you want to keep content, information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to ShareWIK.


6. PUBLIC FORUMS


As a service to our users, this Site features discussion groups and other public Forums where users with similar interest or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for medical professionals to answer. Any information shared (including personal information) that you reveal in discussion group or other Forum is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any Forum. What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, this information may also appear in third-party search engines.


7. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE


We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people, vendors or nonaffiliated companies, except when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:


• where it is necessary to share information with third parties that are contracted to perform work for us, such as mailing information. During these instances, your information will be used in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy;


• with other business units within ShareWIK only to the extent that it will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy;


• in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;


• where it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, potential threats, violations of our terms and conditions, or as otherwise required by law; or


• in connection with the sale, merger, acquisition, or reorganization of ShareWIK or any of its subsidiaries and their respective assets. In this event, we will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


8. SECURITY


ShareWIK takes steps consistent with commercially reasonable industry standards to secure any personal information collected from you from loss, misuse, unauthorized access and destruction while under our control. Please note that despite our efforts to protect information provided to us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be loss, disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of other.


9. LINKS TO OTHER SITES


This website may contain links to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. Even if the third party is affiliated with us, we have no control over these linked websites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee or vouch for the data collection practices of such other websites. This includes third party sites to whom ShareWIK provides co-branded content and services. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for those linked websites.


10. MARKET RESEARCH


From time to time the ShareWIK market research department, or contractors acting on its behalf, conducts online research surveys in order to gather feedback about our Site, our sponsors and opinions on important healthcare issues. In conducting these surveys, you may be asked to submit personal information. This personal information is used for research purposes, and is not used for sales solicitations. When a survey is sponsored by a third party, aggregate information of the survey results is reported to the sponsor. Personal information collected through market research will be used only by ShareWIK, its service providers and contractors and will not be given or sold to a third party without your consent or as otherwise permitted by this Privacy Policy.


11. PRIVACY OF CHILDREN


This Site is not designed for, or directed to, children under the age of 13. ShareWIK will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals in this age group.


12. CHOICE


At any time you may choose to stop receiving communications from us. To request removal from our mailing list, to access your personal information or to ask us to remove your personal information from our database, please send us a message with your request.


13. QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING ShareWIK


If you have any questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, the information collected or your use of this Site, or if you wish to review or change any personally identifiable information about you that has been submitted to this Site, please Contact us at info@ShareWIK.com.