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Limits of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty

This website is intended as a reference source, not as a medical guide for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. While the intent of wellnessevidence.com is to provide useful and informative data, neither the publishers nor any other party affiliated with this website  renders or recommends the use of specific research, clinics, hospitals, professional services, including clinical or spa practitioners third-party agencies, or any other source cited throughout this website.

wellnessevidence.com should not be used as a substitute for advice from a medical or wellness professional. The publishers expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects that might arise from the information found in wellnessevidence.com.   

Privacy Policy

At Wellness Evidence your privacy is important to us. Before submitting any personal information to our website, please read this Privacy Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. By visiting the Wellness Evidence website, www.wellnessevidence.com, you are accepting the practices described herein. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do make changes, we will put a notice on our website and post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather and how we might use it.

Table of Contents

1. Information we collect from you

2. How we use your information

3. Who we share your information with

4. How you can access your information

5. Security

6. Children's privacy

7. External links

8. Visiting our website from outside the United States

9. California privacy rights

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

11. Contact us

 

1. Information we collect from you

Our site collects both general and personal information. General information may include: your domain name and host for Internet access; the date and time of your entry; your IP address, browser type, or operating system; the pages you visit and links that you use; if you linked to our site from a third party site, the domain name from which you linked to our site; your zip code; and, other general demographic information. Personal information may be collected from you in connection with a registration form, an online survey, a sweepstakes or contest, or other instances when you submit information through our site.

You can choose not to provide information to us, but some information about you may be required in order for you to register for our annual summit or to enjoy certain benefits of our site.

We also may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. For example, if you visit www.wellnessevidence.com from a site operated by one of our business partners, and you have registered with that partner, then information about you that you have provided to that partner may be shared with us.

Cookies and Other Web Technologies.

Cookies are small data text files and can be stored on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits). Our site uses cookies for the following general purposes:

 

  • To help us recognize your browser as a previous visitor and save and remember any preferences that may have been set while your browser was visiting our site. For example, if you register on our site, we may use cookies to remember your registration information, so you do not need to log into our site each time you visit. Please note that member IDs, passwords, and any other account-related data included in such cookies are encrypted for security purposes.
  • To help us customize the content provided to you on our websites and on other websites across the Internet.
  • To help measure and research the effectiveness of website features, offerings, and e-mail communications (by determining which e-mails you open and act upon).

 

The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable most types of cookies. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access many of the tools offered on our sites.

Our website may also use web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a webpage. We use web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, and to improve site performance. We may also allow our service providers to use web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and other actions on our site.

2. How we use your information

Wellness Evidence uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes: for registration and to facilitate your access to and use of our site; to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about Wellness Evidence; to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and website; to notify you about information that may be of interest to you; to solicit information from you, including through surveys; to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems; to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; to enforce our Terms of Use; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection.

3. Who we share your information with

Wellness Evidence may share your information with the following entities:

  • Third-party vendors who provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, customer service, marketing, distribution of surveys or sweepstakes programs, and fraud prevention. We may also authorize third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including as necessary to operate features of our website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.
  • Business partners with whom we may offer products or services in conjunction. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear either with ours or separately. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal information, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.
  • Referring websites. If you were referred to our site from another website, we may share your registration information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and travel preferences, about you with that referring website. We have not placed limitations on the referring websites’ use of personal information and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website that referred you to SpaFinder.
  • Social Media Services. You can choose to access certain third party social media websites and services through our site (such as Facebook). When you do so, you are sharing information with those sites, and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies. You may also be able to modify your privacy settings with these third party social media websites.

 

We also may share your information:

  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
  • When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Wellness Evidence, our customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Service and other agreements.
  • In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

 

4. How you can access, update, or delete your information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, and complete. You can access and update your contact information by logging in to your account on the Wellness Evidence website. Please also note that we may retain certain information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes as well as for recordkeeping integrity.

5. Security

We are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal information between your system and ours, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.

6. Children's privacy

The Wellness Evidence website is intended for general audiences site and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at info@gsws.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

7. External links

If any part of the Wellness Evidence website links you to other websites, those external websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

8. Visiting our websites from outside the United States

If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that Wellness Evidence does take steps pursuant to laws in the United States to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.

9. California privacy rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at info@gsws.org.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Wellness Evidence may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify our members about material changes to this Privacy Policy by placing a notice on our website.

11. Contact Us

If you believe that Wellness Evidence has not adhered to this Privacy Policy you may write to us at the following address:

Wellness Evidence
Attn: Legal Department
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
United States of America

If you have general questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@gsws.org or you may also contact us at:

Wellness Evidence
Attn: Privacy Policy
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010

©2014 Wellness Evidence. All rights reserved.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 10, 2014.