Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity
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Privacy and Anti Spam Policies.
What information does DietWords.Com collect?
1) Web Server Logs:
Standard web server logs record in a manner which does not identify individual users basic, standard internet traffic protocol data. This includes the IP number and/or domain name of visitors to the web site, and related information such as the date and time that IP address accessed files on our web server. It may also record the IP number or domain name of the referring web site. (ie, the site from which the visitor clicked a link which led them to the DietWords.Com domain.) In the event of referrals originating from search engines, in some cases the 'search string' used by the visitor at that search engine may sometimes also be forwarded by the search engine and be recorded by the DietWords.Com web server. None of the information collected by the web server logs personally identifies visitors. Email addresses are not collected or logged by our standard web server logs.
Web server log information is used or can be used for a number of purposes. These include:
Identifying in broad terms the geographic reach of visitors to the web site. This may assist in designing the site and presenting it in a manner most suitable for the visitors.
Identifying the web pages or files most or least accessed by visitors. This assists in knowing the type/s of information which visitors are most, or least, interested in finding at the DietWords.Com website, and according provides useful information for further developing the site to cater for the interests of visitors.
Monitor potential abusers, such as visits by spam bots, hackers, or other types of abusers. Any such cases of abuse identified may lead to DietWords.Com passing on an abuse report to the ISP or other upstream service supplier of the abuser. Although our web log information does not personally identify the abuser, the combination of IP address and time and date from our logs enables the ISP or other service provider of the offender to compare it to their log records, and identify the abuser. Such information and action is not routinely passed back to DietWords.Com, though in extreme cases we reserve the right to take legal action to compel that service provider to provide to us the identity of the abuser so that civil or criminal actions can be pursued against the perpetrator.
Web server log information is also used to monitor the stability and security of the web server, and to monitor its proper functioning.
We presently outsource the management of our web server logs to Google Analytics. Accordingly, at least theoretically, Google Analytics also has access to these non-personally-identifying, generic web server datum.
2) Newsletter Subscription Records:
At this point in time, DietWords.Com does not offer a newsletter or ezine via subscription. Accordingly, no information is collected from users for this purpose.
Not applicable at this time. If and when the policy changes, this section shall be updated accordingly.
3) Private Inwards Emails:
Emails received by the DietWords.Com domain, including those sent using the web-based contact form found on this site, are treated as strictly confidential. They are never shared with outside parties without the direct and specific permission of the originator.
We reserve the right to reply in a contextually relevant manner to emails (including contact form correspondence) sent to us.
Although we may retain copies of email correspondence received, any personally identifying information is kept confidential and shall not be put to any use not specifically authorized by the sender. For example, we will not add you to any mailing list without your confirmed consent.
The only exception to this policy on Private Inwards Email is where the email is clearly spam. In such case, our spam policy, shown below, applies.
DietWords.Com does not have any affiliates, nor offers an affiliate program. According we have nothing to disclose in relation to privacy matters associated with affiliates.
If we ever institute an affiliate program, we guarantee not to breech this privacy agreement, and will amend this privacy agreement to add privacy information arising in relation to having an affiliate program.
6) Direct Product Sales Records:
DietWords.Com does not offer any products of its own for sale. Accordingly we receive no personally identifying information and have nothing to disclose in relation to this matter.
7) Indirect Product Sales Records:
DietWords.Com does act as an affiliate for various 3rd Party affiliate programs for product sales and in offering advertising space on our web pages.
While 3rd Party affiliate programs to which we link and advertisers or advertising agencies to which we link or show web-based advertisements may receive certain personally identifying information from product purchasers, it is not usual practice that any such information is in turn provided to affiliates such as DietWords.Com.
More commonly, mere statistical aggregate data is provided, devoid of any personally identifying information.
If there are ever any exceptions where an affiliate program or advertiser or advertising agency does, for whatever reason, provide us with personally identifying information, we warrant to keep it confidential, not provide it to any 3rd party unless legally required to do so, and shall not make use of such information ourselves, other than for mere statistical purposes.
8) COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act:
The DietWords.Com website abides by the United States COPPA as discussed on the FTC website. In fact, we voluntarily choose to maintain a higher standard than required by this law (even though, as an Australian based site, DietWords.com is not under US FTC jurisdiction). Whereas COPPA requires parental permission for the collection of personal information for anyone twelve years of age or under, Dietwords requires anyone submitting personal information to be at least sixteen years of age.
9) External Links:
The DietWords.Com website contains links to other websites. DietWords.Com is not responsible for the privacy policies, contents, security issues of such websites.
Anti Spam Policies
DietWords.com, it's principals and related internet properties object to spam and all other forms of invasive, abusive, unethical and objectionable conduct online.
We support and adhere to the Principles of Best Practice in Email Spam Prevention as espoused by the Global Anti Spam organization, BestPrac.Org.
Accordingly, we have never and shall never spam.
We take seriously our moral obligation to help protect the internet by being pro-active in counter-offensive against spammers in the following ways:
Weight Loss Information & Site Map:
DietWords.com's Weight Loss & Dieting website fully complies with BestPrac.Org's Anti-Spam Principles of Best Practice and participates in and supports numerous other initiatives to stop spam globally.