Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Tapp Network, LLC, and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Tapp Network”)  operate this website, other health, wellness, diet and fitness websites that are part of the Tapp Network, LLC portfolio of websites (collectively, the “Sites”) and various other services related to or offered on the Sites, including but not limited to tools, applications, email services, bulleting and message boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars and downloadable mobile applications (collectively, the “Services”).  Tapp Network, LLC values your readership, support and contribution to the Sites and Services and respects the personal nature of the information you may provide.  Tapp Network, LLC has created this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, whether identifiable or non-identifiable, and how you can control, correct and/or update the information.  By using the Sites or Services, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy may be revised or updated at any time and without prior notice and you are encouraged to consult this policy regularly for any changes.  Changes will become effective immediately upon being posted.  In addition, certain of Tapp Network, LLC’s Services may have additional, specific privacy provisions.  As necessary, supplemental privacy policies may be disclosed at the time the information is collected for that service and will also govern the use and disclosure of that information.  Your use of the Sites or Services after this Privacy Policy has been amended constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, as amended.

2.  Definitions:

“Personal Information” is information that can be used to indentify or contact a person.  Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your full name, phone number, address, and email address.

“Anonymous Information” is information that cannot likely be used to identify individual persons, including but not limited to non-specific location, viewing preferences and statistics, device IDs, and cookies.

3.   Information Collection

Tapp Network, LLC collects the following: (1) information you voluntarily provide, (2) information Tapp Network, LLC obtains through your use of the Sites or Services, and (3) information Tapp Network, LLC receives from third parties.  Each of these is discussed below.

a. Information that you voluntarily provide

Tapp Network, LLC collects and maintains information that you voluntarily submit during your use of the Sites and Services.  When you register for the Sites, you may provide your name, email address, screen name, password, demographic information and preferences regarding health topics in which you are interested.

Tapp Network, LLC collects and maintains information that you add to your profile on associated social networking sites (“SNS”), as accessed through Tapp Network, LLC’s Services, including but not limited to information provided about your interests, hobbies or likes.

Tapp Network, LLC collects and maintains information that you provide when registering for customized or personalized services, such as a weight loss program.  This may include answers to questions used to customize or personalize a program or service, such as your actual weight, your goal weight, your exercise preferences and your diet.

Tapp Network, LLC collects and maintains information that you provide when you sign up to receive a newsletter, enter a contest, or participate in SNS activities for which you provide contact information such as an email or mailing address.

Tapp Network, LLC collects and maintains information that you provide when you purchase a product or service through the Sites or Services.

Tapp Network, LLC collects and maintains information that you provide in customer support interactions and surveys.

Information collected in this manner may be Personal Information and/or Anonymous Information.  You can choose not to provide certain information, but this may prevent you from gaining access to the Sites or limit the Services you can use.

b. Information that Tapp Network, LLC obtains through your use of the Sites

Tapp Network, LLC may passively collect certain information as you use the Sites and Services through cookies, pixels, beacons, log data, IP address, browser type, previously visited websites, pages of the Site that you visit, time spent on the Sites or particular pages of the Sites, applications that you access, searches that you perform, and other statistics.  Tapp Network, LLC collects and uses this information to provide you with a better experience on the Sites and Services, to improve the Sites and Services, to analyze and understand how the Sites and Services are used, and for targeted advertising and other marketing purposes.

c. Information Tapp Network, LLC receives through third parties

Tapp Network, LLC may collect and maintain information from online or offline third parties.  Such information may be combined with information you have voluntarily provided and information that Tapp Network, LLC has obtained through your use of the Sites and Services for verification purposes and to enhance or refine the content and advertising provided on the Sites and Services.

4.    Information Use

Tapp Network, LLC may use your Personal Information and Anonymous Information for (1) advertising, and (2) to administer the Sites and Services, as discussed below.

a. Advertising

Tapp Network, LLC keeps the Sites and Services relevant and interesting to you by customizing the advertisements that you see based upon (a) the Personal Information that you voluntarily provide (including age, gender, health interests, etc.), (b) geographic information determined through your IP address, mobile device, or other means, (c) data receive through third parties, (d) usage data gleaned from your visits to the Sites or use of Services (i.e., Behavioral Advertising).

b. To Administer the Sites and Services

Tapp Network, LLC uses your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate to administer your account; register you and provide access to the Sites or Services; respond to inquiries you direct to Tapp Network, LLC; fulfill your request for products or services; send communications and administrative emails about the Sites or Services;  personalize the features, performance and support of the Sites and Services for your use; send you promotional information, newsletters or other information regarding functionality that may be of interest to you; improve the quality of the Sites and Services; and conduct research on user data and user interactions with the Sites and Services.

5.    Information Disclosure

Tapp Network, LLC may disclose your Personal Information and Anonymous Information to third parties specifically approved by you or under the following circumstances, as discussed below: (1) for legal reasons, (2) to agents and contractors, (3) aggregated Anonymous Information, (4) contests, sweepstakes and polls, (5) long-term license service, (6) sponsors, merchants and other ways that you approve of at the time the relevant information is collected, (7) within Tapp Network, LLC.

a. Disclosure for Legal Reasons

Tapp Network, LLC may disclose your Personal Information to third parties: (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (b) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to Tapp Network, LLC’s system or network, or in any cases in which Tapp Network, LLC believes it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct or a violation or alleged violation of this Privacy Policy or other agreement we may have with you.

b. Agents and Contractors

Tapp Network, LLC may provide your Personal Information to service providers who work on its behalf or helps it to operate the Sites and Services. Examples of such service providers include vendors and suppliers that provide Tapp Network, LLC with technology, services, and/or content for sending email, analyzing data, research, providing advertising and marketing assistance, processing payments (including credit card payments), and providing customer service. Access to your Personal Information by these service providers is limited to the information reasonably necessary to perform its limited function.

c. Aggregated, Anonymous Information

Tapp Network, LLC may share aggregated Anonymous Information about you with third parties. “Aggregated Information” is your Anonymous Information that is combined with the Anonymous Information of other users.

d. Contests, sweepstakes and polls

Some or all of the information collected during a promotions, contest, polls, or sweepstakes (“Promotions”) may be disclosed publicly. It may also be shared with other third parties as disclosed at the time of collection or in the Promotion rules. These third parties may include providers of prizes in order to update you of your status of your prize or other fulfillment needs or a co-sponsor who may use your Personal Information to administer the Promotion or for their marketing purposes, but only in conformance with their privacy policy as made available to you at the time of collection. Tapp Network, LLC is not responsible for their privacy policy or practices.

When you participate in a Promotion, you are subject to any official rules for that Promotion, which may contain additional information about the specific privacy practices associated with the Promotion.

e. Long-Term-License Services

Tapp Network, LLC may share some or all of your Personal Information with its licensors. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of your Personal Information by licensors. The privacy practices of Tapp Network, LLC’s licensors may differ from this Privacy Policy and we encourage you to contact those third parties directly if you have questions regarding their use of your Personal Information.

f. Sponsors, Merchants and other Parties that you approve of at the time of collection.

Tapp Network, LLC may collect Personal Information about you and share it with third parties to the extent that you give us permission at the time the information is being collected. For example, if you purchase a deal or service, Tapp Network, LLC will provide your information to the applicable merchant or vendor. Tapp Network, LLC may also gather Personal Information on behalf of a sponsor in association with a promotion.

g. Within our Company; Changes to our Company

Tapp Network, LLC may share your Personal Information with any of our subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control. Additionally, in the event Tapp Network, LLC goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy.

6.   Updating and Controlling Your Personal Information

You can limit the way that Tapp Network, LLC tailors advertising based on your voluntarily reported interests and other information in your profile by deleting or modifying Personal Information from your profile.  If you have registered on multiple Sites or Services you will need to modify your profile on each Site or Service.  In addition, you can delete the cookies that Tapp Network, LLC has placed on your browser to limit targeted advertising based upon our use of the Sites or Services.  See the section below on Cookies for more information.

Tapp Network, LLC offers choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your Personal Information.  You may opt-out of promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email or newlestter.  Alternatively, you may edit your preferences regarding receipt of these communications when you are logged in as a registered user.

If your Personal Information changes or you no longer desire to display information on the Sites or Services, you should correct, update or remove such Personal Information from your profile.  Tapp Network, LLC may retain your Personal Information in conformance with its data retention policy and Personal Information may remain within Tapp Network, LLC’s databases, access logs and other records.  Tapp Network, LLC is not responsible for updating or removing your Personal Information contained in the lists or databases of third parties who have received information as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

7.   Cookies

a. Cookies, Web Beacons and IP Address Information

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website places on your browser when you visit that website. Tapp Network, LLC may use cookies to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with the Sites and Services. For example, Tapp Network, LLC may use cookies to control what advertisements you see, the sequence of advertisements and to make sure you don’t see the same advertisement too many times. For contests or sweepstakes, Tapp Network, LLC may also use cookies in order to track your progress and the number of entries in some promotions. For polls, Tapp Network, LLC may use cookies to help ensure that an individual can’t vote more than once on a particular question or issue. Tapp Network, LLC does not store Personal Information in any cookies on your computer.

Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser’s directions within the help tab. In order to use certain Services offered through the Sites, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, some aspects of the Sites or Services may not work properly, and you may not be able to access Tapp Network, LLC’s Services.

Tapp Network, LLC may also use cookies, pixels, web beacons, operating system and device information and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit, the features and information for which you searched and viewed, the email you opened, or on which advertisements you clicked. This type of information is collected to make the Sites and Services more useful to you and to tailor the experience to meet your special interests and needs.

An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Tapp Network, LLC, or its service providers, may use your IP Address when you access the Sites or Services or use other means to assist with delivering geographically targeted advertisements.

b. Targeted Advertising

Tapp Network, LLC agents, contractors and partners may use cookies for purposes including understanding web usage patterns of users who see advertisements on the Sites, controlling the sequence of advertisements you see, making sure you don’t see the same advertisement too many times, determining your interests and tailoring advertisements and promotions based on those interests. For example, if you read an article about a particular health condition on the Sites, we may use cookies from a vendor to later serve you an advertisement for a product related to the viewed article. These third party vendors may connect information about pages you visit on our Sites with information about pages you visit on other websites and show you advertising based on this combined information. The advertisement may appear when you are visiting a different section of this Site, another Site or any other website on the Internet if the website also has a relationship with our vendor. You can choose to limit Behavioral Advertising on the Sites by opting-out of cookies placed by those vendors listed. After you opt-out, you will still see advertisements but the advertising may not be as relevant to your interests. If you change your computer, change your browser, or delete your cookies, you will need to renew your opt-out.

c. Information Collected by Third Party Advertisers

Advertisers or other third parties on the Sites and Services may also engage in Behavioral Advertising and use cookies and web beacons in the manner described above. Tapp Network, LLC does not control these advertisers or other parties’ use of cookies or web beacons or what they do with the information they collect.

8.   Message Boards and Chats

Tapp Network, LLC may make message boards, chat rooms, and other interactive forums available as part of the Sites or Services. You should be aware that any information which you post to these interactive forums or otherwise choose to make publicly available, including your Personal Information, may be disclosed and available to all users who have access to that portion of the Site or Services. By using these interactive forums, you agree that Tapp Network, LLC is not responsible for any information that you disclose or communicate in such forums, and any disclosures you make are at your own risk.

9.   Children’s Information

The Sites and Services are not directed or intended for children under 13 years of age. Tapp Network, LLC does not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register or provide Personal Information on the Site or through the Services. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed Personal Information to Tapp Network, LLC, please contact us so that we may delete and remove such child’s information from our systems.

10.   Third Party Links

The Sites may link to websites operated by third parties that we do not control. Tapp Network, LLC does not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties.  You should become familiar with the privacy practices of every website you visit and contact them if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies and practices. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Sites or Services and does not apply to third party websites. The ability to access information from third parties from the Sites or Services, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience only and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their products, services, websites, locations or their content.

 

11.   Co-Branded Sections of the Sites or Services

Certain portions of the Sites may be co-branded with a business partner and subject to a different privacy policy that is either the partner’s privacy policy or a privacy policy developed jointly by Tapp Network, LLC and our partner (collectively the “Co-branded Policy”). The partner’s collection, use and dissemination practices regarding any data or Personal Information provided by, or obtained from users of these Co-branded portions of the Sites will be governed by the Co-branded Policy. Please read the Co-branded Policy for each Co-branded Site before providing any Personal Information.

12.    Security

Tapp Network, LLC places a priority on the security of Personal Information undertakes reasonable security measures to help protect the data that resides on its servers. Tapp Network, LLC also uses secure server software (SSL) to process all financial transactions that occur on the Site. SSL technology can encrypt Personal Information transmitted over the Internet. However, no security system is impenetrable. Tapp Network, LLC does not warrant the security of our servers, nor do we warrant that your information, including Personal Information, will be completely secure or not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.

Last Revised: December 21, 2016

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