dLife has received TRUSTE's Privacy Seal signifying that this Privacy Statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program. In order to view our relationship with TRUSTe please visit the validation page visible by clicking on the TRUSTe Seal. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this website, http://www.dlife.com and does not cover information that may be collected through mobile applications.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Statement, you should first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe here
How our site works
How we collect and use your Personally Identifiable Information
dLife does not require you to provide us with any PII in order to use the Website. Unless you provide PII to dLife through the Website, we will not collect any PII from you. However, in order to sign up for newsletters, qualify for offers from marketing partners, participate in sweepstakes, and participate in certain features like message boards and other chat features, you will need to provide certain PII to us (for example: your name, physical address, email address, date of birth, personal health information). We use this data to tailor your site experience, display relevant content, and display the content according to your preferences. dLife also tracks and collects aggregate behavioral information regarding how visitors use our Website, the areas of our Website that are visited, geo-location, browser operating system, domain names, access times, and referring Website addresses. This information is used for analyzing the use of our resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services.
We may use information collected in numerous ways, including, but not limited to:
- Targeted and relevant advertising
- Providing personalized information via electronic delivery and/or postal mail
- Providing general and administrative information about membership
- Feedback on editorial, marketing, and promotional purposes
- Targeting advertising messages to visitors using dLife third party technology partners once visitors leave dLife.com
- To inform you of other services or Websites available from dLife or its affiliates
- Providing contact information to dLife marketing partners that you have explicitly authorized us to share your information with, and whose offers you have elected to receive via electronic delivery, telemarketing and direct mail; or other businesses that provide food products or other services that may be beneficial for, or are developed specifically for, people with diabetes.
When you sign up on the dLife Website, you may receive email communications from dLife and dLife's marketing partners that are specific to diabetes-related products or services, and which may use the words "diabetes," "diabetic" or other indicators that the recipient may be a person with diabetes. If you do not wish to receive such communications, then you may deactivate your account.
You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing email by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at email@example.com
Visitors who have provided personally identifiable information may elect to have their data deactivated from our files, or kept from being used for purposes other than the service requested, by following the instructions described in the "Contact Us" section of this policy. If you elect to have your data deactivated from our files this will compromise your future ability to log into dLife.com.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities (e.g., to provide email newsletters). These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
When you sign up on the dLife website, you may receive email communications from dLife and dLife's marketing partners that are specific to diabetes related products or services, and which may use the words "diabetes," "diabetic" or other indicators that the recipient may be diabetic. If you do not wish to receive such communications, then you may deactivate your account.
You can import your contacts from your Outlook or other email account address book to invite them to become members of our site. We collect the username and password for the email account you wish to import your contacts from and will only use it for that purpose.
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our Website, which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Content and Advertising
dLife content is not influenced by advertisements or any other commercial influence.
We will also release your PII to third parties if we believe the release of such information is necessary (i) to comply with the law (e.g. a legal process or a statutory authorization), (ii) to protect or enforce our rights, or (iii) as part of a reorganization, consolidation, merger, or transfer of substantially all of the assets of dLife, in which case you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information, to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
Updating/Accessing/Amending/Correcting Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data. We do link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by dLife and our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
We care about the safety and security of your PII. We use industry-standard technology to keep your personal information and information you have entered into our site as secure as possible. We have also put in place privacy protection control systems designed to ensure that your personal data remains safe and private. When you enter sensitive information (Personal Health Information) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Please note that dLife will never request your personal information by sending e-mails. We only collect such information on our Website. If you receive an e-mail solicitation purporting to be from us, please do not respond to it. Instead, please contact us immediately at email@example.com.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
dLife does not knowingly collect PII from anyone under thirteen (13) years of age.
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If you have questions or concerns about any of our information collection or handling practices, or if you wish to change or remove any PII provided to us, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by postal mail at dLife, a LifeMed Media, Inc., 101 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880 ATTN: Member Services.
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