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LifeAfterCrohns.com

Legal Notices and Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 17, 2009

PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction

The primary goal of LifeAfterCrohns.com is for the reader to follow the daily life of a Crohn’s Patient and how she deals with the affects of the disease. In doing so we strive to protect any personal and health care information that we have about you. Our confidentiality and privacy practices for this web site are described below.

Personal Information

When you visit the LifeAfterCrohns.com web site, we do not know who you are, unless you chose to identify yourself to us. You are not required to provide us with personal information to use our web site, unless we expressly say so in a particular portion of the site. For instance, certain parts of our web site require you to provide identifying information and use individual passwords in order to submit personal information or to access personal information that you have previously given to us. You also may have to provide personal information, such as name and e-mail address to use certain features of the website, such as to leave a comment on a post. Or you may choose not to access those protected portions of this site at all, in order to remain anonymous. You do not have to use your legal name to leave a comment, which also allows you to leave a comment. Nor, do you have to sign up for an account to leave a comment. Please note that when you choose to leave a comment, any information contained therein will be made public once the comment has been submitted. If you choose to send a private email to Brandee, please do so via the email link. All emails are kept confidential.

Security

If you do choose to provide us with personal information, the information is kept in secured databases. All personal information in our computers is protected from unauthorized access by a secure firewall and other database architecture. As the sole owner of this website, only Brandee, at LifeAfterCrohns.com who has a legitimate reason to access your personal information can access it.

Some areas of this website use encryption (data scrambling) to promote secure communication of personal information with you. Other areas of the website use no encryption. If you need to send confidential information, you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. A padlock will appear in the lower right hand corner of your browser when encryption is being used. You can also check to see that the website address at the top of the browser is prefixed with https. The ‘s’ indicates that this portion of the site is secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software. If you are worried about the security of the website area you are in, you may want to provide personal information by phone or registered mail instead of electronically.

Cookies

A cookie is a small information file that a web site sends to your computer. It may be stored in a file on your desktop or hard drive. A cookie contains information about you, the web site user.

This site does not use cookies.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We do not share personal information gathered at this website with third parties, unless required by law.

LifeAfterCrohns.com does not use your personal information for any promotional or marketing purposes.

Opt In

You will be given the choice of receiving correspondence from the website, such as a newsletter option, which will be started in the future to keep you apprised of updates, if you so choose to participate. To receive this information, you will have to “opt in” by checking a box on the screen. If you do not opt in, we will assume that you do not want to receive communications from us and we will not send any.

Additional Rights

You may have additional rights not described in this policy, under applicable law.

Updates

Please review this Privacy Statement periodically for changes and updates. LifeAfterCrohns.com reserves the right to make changes to any section of this website including this Privacy Statement. To notify you of when this Privacy Statement was last revised, please see the Last Revision Date section at the beginning of this Statement.

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