healthsites privacy policy

Mark Herringer edited this page Aug 12, 2017 · 4 revisions

Privacy policy

The Healthsites Ltd, trading as healthsites.io, is a Limited Liability Company. It is incorporated in England & Wales with company number 06155449. VAT Registration № GB 918945382. Registered office address: Lower Ground Floor Castlewood House, 77/91 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DG, United Kingdom

healthsites.io collect no more data about you than most other websites. This policy describes our approach to your personal data.

As a general rule, we use information we have collected about you for the purposes you supplied it — for example if you would like to amend a healthsites contact number, then we will use your social media account to give you access to edit healthsites.io using Oauth. We use information we have collected to help us understand how healthsites.io is used in order to improve it or to design new services we might offer.

healthsites.io edits are published, and except in very limited circumstances, will be a permanent part of this site. If you decide to edit a healthsite you must keep this in mind.

Under the Data Protection Act, you may at any time request a copy of the information we hold on you (for which we may charge a small fee to offset our administration costs) by writing to us (see above).

This privacy policy will be reviewed, and may be revised, from time to time. You may wish to revisit it regularly.

Public data and publishing

Browsing this site doesn’t reveal your identity publicly, though see Private Logging later in this document for more information.

Author identification

When editing a healthsite, a social media account will be required and will be published and associated to any edit you make on the site. Page edits, comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks and other activity on healthsites.io may be identified by your IP address. These numbers could potentially be traceable to identifying information about you, whether it is your home ISP or the University or Work account where the IP address is registered. Your IP address could potentially be used in conjunction with other data to identify you.

If you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to your identity, you may wish to use an anonymous browsing service or attempt some means to obfuscate your real IP address.

If so, you might like to try Tor, an anonymous browsing service. Please see Tor for more details.

Cookies

healthsites.io makes use of cookies. This is often as a convenience for you to enable certain site features. You may wish to clear these cookies and the browser cache if you wish to refrain from revealing any identifying information, especially if you are using a public or shared computer. You may also wish to disable your browser from accepting cookies.

Private logging

Any time you visit a page on the internet, you send quite a bit of information to the server. The webservers that host this site maintain access logs with the information that you send. This information is used to provide site statistics and to get an idea of popular pages and what sites link here. We do not intend to use these logs to identify legitimate users.

The data logged may be used by us to solve technical problems with the site and, in cases of abuse of this site, to investigate the abuse.

We also use web analytics services to get a general idea of the kinds of traffic our websites get in order to provide better services and to set benchmarks for how we are doing in meeting healthsites.io goals.

Again, if you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to your identity, you may wish to use an anonymous browsing service or attempt some means to obfuscate your real IP address.

Data release policy

Our policy is only to release the data we collect in the following circumstances:

As required by law, such as in response to a valid request from law enforcement. To designated third parties to resolve or investigate abuse complaints. When the information is related to spiders or bots, usually when investigating technical issues. For abusive users, we may release information to assist in attempting to block the abusive user or to complain to that user’s Internet Service Provider. If necessary to defend legal claims against us by third parties. When we deem it necessary to protect the property or rights of the user community, or this website. No selling of information We will not sell information collected via this site, such as your social media account name, or healthsite information to third parties.

Information security

We make no guarantee that the information that you provide us will be secure.

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