When you interact with us through this website you provide certain information that is personal to you. We appreciate that, in so doing, you are trusting us to use this information solely for the purpose(s) for which it is collected, and to appropriately protect the privacy of the information you provide.
The Drschwarzbein.com website (the “Website”) is owned and managed by Schwarzbein Principle Programs, Inc. a California corporation established in 1988 by Diana Schwarzbein, MD (“SPP” “we” or “us”).
Information We May Collect About You
When you use the Website, we collect information as follows:
Registration: While you may access and use some of the Content offered on the Website without registering, access to other Content requires registration. If you choose to register, to update an existing account with us, or access other Content, you may be required to provide certain Personal Information, such as your name, address, telephone number, gender, email address or date of birth, and a username and password to access your account. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information you submit to us.
Interactive Content: Some of our Content, such as the Schwarzbein Metabolic Health & Habits Self-Assessment (the “Assessment”) is interactive and requires that you submit health-related information, along with other Personal Information such as your age and gender. You are required to register with us to use the Assessment.
Email: At registration and at various times as you use the Website, you will be given the option of providing us with your email address in order to receive information about us, our services and other offerings, or about certain health topics about which you have indicated an interest. If you later decide you no longer want to receive such emails, you have the option to “unsubscribe” and we will cease sending you such email within a reasonable period of time.
Website and Device Information: When you access the Website, we automatically collect and store in our server logs information from your browser or mobile device such as your IP address or unique device identifier, browser information (including referring URL), your preferences and settings, cookies, and information about the Content you have viewed and actions taken (e.g., search queries, clicks, and the associated dates and times). When enabled by you, we collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, which you may disable through the device settings.
How Information Collected About You May Be Used
Information about your use of the Website may be used for the following purposes, to:
- Respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the Website,
- Obtain your feedback about the Website and our Content,
- Provide, improve and create new Content,
- Send you electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests as indicated by you or inferred from your use of the Website, including news, announcements, reminders and promotions from us,
- Statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity such as how frequently areas of the Website are visited, how our Content is being used, and how many emails are received and opened,
- Provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant Content,
- Detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Content and our users,
- Identify and resolve issues with our Content and the delivery of that Content,
- Conduct research and measurement activities, and
- Administer your account.
Sharing Your Information: WE WILL NOT SELL, RENT, OR GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR THEIR USE WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
Companies and Contractors that Work with SPP: SPP works with third party companies and contractors that help us provide our Content and to otherwise assist in the operation of the Website, including contractors that provide services relating to technology, data analysis, research, email management and deployment, sweepstakes and contest administration, advertising and marketing and/or content. In the course of providing products or services to us, our contractors may sometimes have limited access to your Personal Information. We contractually require that our contractors not use or disclose your Personal Information for any purpose other than providing their services for SPP.
Social Media Interactions: We may also include social widgets on the Website that enable you to interact with various social media services, e.g., to share an article. These widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the respective social media service that provided the widget and which are controlled by the respective third party. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences directly with the applicable social media service.
Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests
To cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with applicable laws, we may release Personal Information to third parties: (i) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; (ii) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (iii) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below.
How Your Information is Secured and Retained
We take reasonable measures to protect the security of your Personal Information including using secure data centers, using data encryption, and using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection technology. Despite these efforts there is always a risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security measures or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Content. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically or legally feasible to remove from our servers each and every record of the Personal Information you have provided to us. See “Your Choices and Rights” below for information about how you can update or remove your Personal Information.
Your Choices and Rights
Updating/Removing Your Personal Information
If you have registered with us as a Member and desire to delete the information you provided to us when you registered, please contact us using the contact information listed below in the “Contacting SPP About Your Personal Information or Privacy” section or through the Contact Us links provided on the Website.
Upon your request, we will delete your registration information from our active databases. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove from our servers each and every record of the information you have provided to us.
When you sign up to receive email communications for any of our Services, including our email newsletters, or at any time, you can choose to “opt out” of receiving additional communications from us by unsubscribing. You can unsubscribe from an email newsletter by following the directions included at the bottom of the email and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the email.
FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA ONLY. Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, if you reside in California and have provided your Personal Information to us, you may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. You can email such a request by using the Contact Us links on the Website. Note: SPP DOES NOT DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.
Note to Users Outside of the United States
Additional Information for Website Visitors from the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
If you are a Website user in the EEA, you can: (i) access Personal Information we have about you (we will try to provide information within 30 days of your request); (ii) have your Personal Information corrected or deleted (in most cases you can correct Personal Information you have submitted to us by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and making the desired change); (iii) in certain circumstances, you can object to our processing of your Personal Information and we will discontinue such processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue; (iv) withdraw consent previously provided (however a withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of withdrawal); or (v) if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws, you may lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority. If you wish to inquire as to whether we maintain any of your Personal Information and if so, whether you wish to exercise any of those rights that are available to you with respect to such Personal Information, you may contact us as described in the Contacting SPP About Your Personal Information or Privacy section below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Contacting SPP About Your Personal Information or Privacy
Schwarzbein Principle Programs, Inc.
350 South Hope Avenue, Suite A-102
Santa Barbara, CA 93105