Privacy Policy

Influenza Monitor is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of visitors to our web site.

Influenza Monitor or associated vendors may require personally identifiable information in connection with the purchase of any products that are marketed on this site. We may also require personaly identifiable information to grant posting priveleges on this site. Personally identifiable information is not required to browse or comment on postings to this site.

By accessing our web site, you expressly consent and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy, including our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, then please do not use or access our web site.

About this Privacy Policy

Our site, www.influenzamonitor.com, is a news and information integration site for use by a general audience.

This privacy policy applies only to the Influenza Monitor web site. You should read the privacy policy at each web site that you visit after you leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other web sites, including without limitation, sites that link to or from our site, once you leave www.influenzamonitor.com.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Users should check this policy to keep abreast of any changes. Your access or use of our web site after the posting of such changes shall constitute acceptance of any such changes.

Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors

Visitors to our web site can access the web site’s home page and browse the site, and comment on postings without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the web site you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.

Information We Collect When You Register

Visitors registering on our web site are asked to provide us with some personally identifying information, such as name, email and other contact information.

Changing Your Information

You may review and change your personally identifiable information by logging onto our web site and entering in the new information. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.

Upon your written request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personally identifiable information from our active database, but we can maintain your personally identifiable information in our records to be used for purposes such as fraud protection and to resolve disputes.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Influenza Monitor uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the web site, and their web site access preferences. Influenza Monitor visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using influenzamonitor.com websites, with the drawback that certain features of our web site may not function properly without the aid of cookies..

We do not control the use of cookies by third parties with respect to certain pages of our web site that are placed by third parties.

Children’s Privacy

Influenza Monitor’s web site is designed and intended for use by adults, and is not intended for, nor designed to be used by children under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal information to us.

Uses We Make of Information

In this section of our privacy policy, we identify the ways we may use information about you that we have collected.

Aggregate Data

We create aggregate data about visitors to our web site for activity development and improvement. We also use it for market analysis. We may provide information from our web site in aggregate form, with no identifying information, to third parties.

Protection of Information

In this section of our privacy policy, we discuss the security measures we take to protect information that we have collected about you.

General Policies

Influenza Monitor will take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Influenza Monitor will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Influenza Monitor may use your personal information to provide to you advertisements, promotions and information relevant to your use of the web site. If you do not want to receive email communications, you should update your profile or contact Influenza Monitor.

Influenza Monitor discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Influenza Monitor’s behalf or to provide services available at the influenzamonitor website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Law Enforcement

We also provide your personally identifiable information in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. We also can release your personally identifiable information in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.

Privacy Questions or Concerns about Our web site

For privacy questions or concerns about the Influenza Monitor web site, please contact
staff@influenzamonitor.com.

Revision date: This policy was last updated on October 12, 2009.

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