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विषय – सूची

1. नीतियाँ (पॉलिसीज)

2. डिस्क्लेमर

3. एडवर्टिजमेंट/एडवरटाइजमेंट पॉलिसीज

4. सुधार नीति

5. एडिटोरियल/ संपादकीय नीति

6. गोपनीयता नीति

7. हमारे स्पांसर

8. उपयोग की शर्तें

 

I. पॉलिसीज

इन पॉलिसीज और प्रोसीजर का उद्देश्य यह सुनिश्चित करना है कि VKHealth की साइट के सभी यूजर्स वेबसाइट से जुड़े नियमों और शर्तों को पूरी तरह से जान लें ।

कृपया नीचे दिए गए निम्नलिखित सभी नियमों को गौर से पढ़ें और ध्यान दें ;

एडवरटाइजमेंट/एडवरटाइजमेंट पॉलिसी,

करेक्शन पॉलिसी

एडिटोरियल/संपादकीय पॉलिसी,

गोपनीयता (प्राइवेसी) पॉलिसी,

उपयोग की शर्तें और नियम।

यदि आपको हमारी किसी भी पॉलिसी पे संदेह हो तो, हम आपको VKHealth की साइड का उपयोग ना करने की सलाह देते हैं।

II. VKHealth डिस्क्लेमर

 

इस वेबसाइट में दी गई इन्फॉर्मेशन केवल सामान्य जानकारी के लिए है। सभी जानकारी VKHealth द्वारा दी गई है, तथा इसे अप टू डेट और सही रखने का प्रयास किया गया हैं, हम पूर्णता, एक्यूरेसी, विश्वसनीयता, सूटेबिलिटी या उपलब्धता के संबंध में किसी भी प्रकार का कोई दावा या वारंटी नहीं देते हैं। इस प्रकार की किसी भी जानकारी पर विश्वास करने से पहले इससे जुड़े जोखिम को अच्छी तरह से समझ ले ।

VKHealth मेडिकल एडवाइस, डायग्नोसिस या उपचार प्रदान नहीं करता है।

इस वेबसाइट पे उपलब्ध जानकारियों का उपयोग करने से हुए किसी भी तरह के नुक्सान से हमारा कोई संबंध नहीं होगा।

 

III. एडवरटाइजमेंट नीति

VKHealth एडवरटाइजिंग पॉलिसी

VKHealth नेटवर्क पर एडवरटाइजमेंट के अन्य पहलुओं को नियंत्रित करने के लिए VKHealth द्वारा निम्नलिखित दिशानिर्देश स्थापित किए गए हैं, जिसमें यूजर्स के निर्देशित वेबसाइट और मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन शामिल हैं, जिन्हें हम “VKHealth कंज्यूमर प्रॉपर्टीज,” और वेबसाइटों के रूप में रेफर करते हैं। हेल्थकेयर प्रोफेशनल्स के लिए निर्देशित(डायरेक्टेड) मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन है, जिन्हें हम “VKHealth प्रोफेशनल प्रॉपर्टीज” के रूप में रेफर करते हैं। जैसा कि इस पॉलिसी में उपयोग किया गया है,

“एडवरटाइजिंग” और “एडवरटाइजमेंट” जिसमे डिस्प्ले के बैनर, बैज, कंटेक्सट्यूल एडवरटाइजिंग और स्पॉन्सर्ड कंटेंट शामिल हैं। इस नीति में VKHealth द्वारा एडवरटाइजमेंट स्वीकार करने, VKHealth पर एडवरटाइजमेंट कैसे दिखाए जाते हैं, और VKHealth से एडवरटाइजमेंट हटाने जैसे मुद्दे शामिल हैं। VKHealth, नीति लागू करने औरVKHealth पर एडवरटाइजमेंट से जुड़े अन्य सभी मुद्दों के संबंध में एकमात्र और एब्सोल्यूट राइट रखता है । VKHealth पे लागू हुई पॉलिसीज को किसी भी समय बदला जा सकता है और “VKHealth प्रॉपर्टी” में रिवॉइस पॉलिसी पोस्ट कर सकता है।

1. VKHealth के पास एडवरटाइजमेंट के प्रकारों को निर्धारित करने के लिए एकमात्र अधिकार है, जिसे VKHealth नेटवर्क पर स्वीकार और डिस्प्ले किया जाएगा

2. VKHealth उन एडवरटाइजमेंटो को स्वीकार नहीं करेगा जो, VKHealth की नजर में, तथ्यात्मक रूप से सही और अच्छे नहीं है।

3. एडवरटाइजमेंट की कुछ श्रेणियां हैं जो VKHealth नेटवर्क पर प्रतिबंधित है । ये एडवरटाइजमेंट नीचे दिए हुए कैटेगरीज में शामिल हैं और इनकी संख्या और भी हो सकती है।

VKHealth को यह पूर्णतः निर्धारित करने का अधिकार है कि उत्पाद अवैध, ‘आपत्तिजनक’, ‘अप्रभावी’ या ‘खतरनाक’ (डेंजरस) है।

धोखा, भ्रामक, अवैध, या मिस लीडिंग कंटेंट।

ऐसी कंटेंट जो गलत पहचान, उपहास, भेदभाव (वास्तविक या निहित) या उम्र, राष्ट्रीय मेन, जाति, धर्म, लिंग, यौन अभिविन्यास, वैवाहिक स्थिति, विकलांगता या किसी अन्य स्थिति के आधार पर किसी व्यक्ति विशेष की भावना को ठेस पहुचाती है, उसे VKHealth के अनुसार अनुचित माना जाता है ।

  • शराब।
  • हथियार, आग्नेयास्त्र/फायर आर्म, गोला बारूद, या आतिशबाजी।
  • जुआ।
  • अश्लील साहित्य या उससे संबंधित विषय।
  • तंबाकू का किसी भी तरह का उपयोग।
  • समाचार या आपातकाल नकली खबरे
  • ऐसी कंटेंट जो 13 वर्ष से कम आयु के बच्चों को आकर्षित करने के लिए उत्पादों का एडवरटाइजमेंट करती है या करने का इरादा रखती है।
  • मीडिया या संदेश “M” रेटेड वीडियो गेम या कंटेंट के विषय में है।
  • अनुचित, असंभाव्य या एक्स्ट्राऑर्डिनरी उत्पाद या सेवा के दावे।
  • मीडिया संदेश या कल्पना जो स्ट्रोब या फ्लैश।
  • मीडिया या मैसेज जिसमें असंगत “चमत्कार” और वजन कम करने या इलाज के चमत्कारी के दावे शामिल हैं।
  • एडवरटाइजिंग यूनिट जो डिफाइंड एडवरटाइजमेंट स्थान से ज्यादा जगह लेते हैं या कंटेंट में हस्तक्षेप करती हैं या यूजर की नॉलेज के बिना कंटेंट की रेडिबिलिटी या पठनीयता को प्रभावित करती हैं।
  • एडवरटाइजिंग यूनिट जो यूजर द्वारा निश्चत या स्क्रॉल करने पे भी नहीं हटते या क्रॉस X बटन दबाने पे भी री ट्रैक या बंद नहीं होते ।
  • एडवरटाइजमेंट इकाइयाँ जो कंप्यूटर के कार्यों की नकल करती हैं या भ्रामक रूप से एक कंप्यूटर या अन्य फ़ंक्शन को इंडिकेट करके एक एवरेज यूजर को क्लीक या दबाने के लिए उकसाती है।
  • VKHealth एडिटोरियल कंटेंट को एडवरटाइजमेंट और स्पांसर एडवरटाइजमेंट से अलग मान्यता देता है और उसे बनाए रखता है। हमारी संपादकीय कंटेंट हमारे एडवरटाइजमेंट या स्पांसर कंटेंट से प्रभावित नहीं होती है ।

VKHealth यह हमेशा से प्रयास रहा है कि VKHealth नेटवर्क पर सभी एडवरटाइजमेंट या स्पांसर कंटेंट स्पष्ट रूप से दिखे और उनकी पहचान आसानी की जा सके। VKHealth किसी VKHealth कंज्यूमर प्रॉपर्टी पर किसी भी एडवरटाइजमेंट की अनुमति नहीं देगा जबतक की यह “एडवरटाइजमेंट”, “हमारे स्पांसर से” या किसी VKHealth के लेबल से पहचाना नहीं जाता है। या उसे एक VKHealth प्रोफेशनल प्रॉपर्टी पर “एडवरटाइजमेंट,” या कुछ इसी तरह के पदनाम के साथ पहचाना नहीं गया है

5. किसी एडवरटाइजमेंट पर एक क्लिक करने वाले यूजर को थर्ड पार्टी के एडवरटाइजमेंटदाता की साइट या किसी VKHealth से जुड़े स्पॉन्सर कंटेंट से ही लिंक किया जा सकता है।

6. VKHealth यह निर्धारित करने के लिए एक्ससीलुसिव राइट रखता है कि किसी विशेष विषय की जानकारी से जुड़े सर्च रिजल्ट को VKHealth द्वारा जारी सर्च रिजल्ट के आधार पर ऐप्लिकेबले और VKHealth प्रॉपर्टीज पर डिस्प्ले किया जाए।

सर्च रिजल्ट में सूचीबद्ध कंटेंट को इसके सोर्स, जैसे “हेल्थ A to Z” या “ड्रग्स A To Z।” के साथ डिस्प्ले किया जाता है, यदि सर्च रिजल्ट में स्पांसर कंटेंट दिखाई देता है, तो इसपे VKHealth और सर्च पर “VKHealth स्पांसर” के रूप में लेबल किया जाता है जिसपे VKHealth प्रोफेशनल प्रॉपर्टीज और “उद्योग की जानकारी” होती है ताकि यूजर उस कंटेंट के बारे में बताए गई जानकारी के हिसाब से निर्णय ले सकें जिसे वे देखना चाहते हैं।

7.जैसा कि गूगल द्वारा एडवरटाइजमेंट” में वर्णित है, VKHealth कंज्यूमर प्रॉपर्टीज सर्च पेजों पर गूगल सेक्शन के एडवरटाइजमेंट से जुड़ी हाइपर लिंक में एडवरटाइजमेंट की ऐसी सूचियाँ हैं जो उन कंपनियों द्वारा खरीदी गई हैं जो अपनी वेबसाइटों के लिंक दिखाना चाहते हैं जो विशिष्ट शब्दों के जवाब में सर्च रिजल्ट के निकट होती है। VKHealth कंज्यूमर प्रॉपर्टीज पर स्पांसर लिंक रिजल्ट्स को डिस्प्ले करने या इन लिंक पर क्लिक के आधार पर गूगल से भुगतान प्राप्त कर सकता है।

8. थर्ड पार्टी या स्पांसर या विज्ञापनदाता निर्मित कंटेंट को इस विज्ञापन नीति का पालन करना चाहिए, VKHealth पर प्रायोजित कंटेंट की लेबलिंग हमारी स्पांसर पॉलिसी द्वारा नियंत्रित होती है, जो वर्णन करता है कि हम अपने प्रायोजकों से जानकारी कैसे लेते हैं और हम अपने अंतिम यूजरओं को VKHealth कंटेंट और स्पांसर कंटेंटक के बीच के अंतर को समझने में मदद करने के लिए क्या कदम उठाते हैं।

9. VKHealth प्रॉपर्टीज के विज्ञापन सीधे रजिस्ट्रेशन / ईमेल कैप्चर पेज से लिंक नहीं हो सकते हैं

VKHealth के विज्ञापन पे क्लिक होने वाले किसी भी यूजर रजिस्ट्रेशन या ईमेल कैप्चर पेज को मेन विज्ञापन से दो क्लिक के बाद आना चाहिए।

VKHealth प्रॉपर्टीज़ विज्ञापन नहीं चलाएगी, खासकर ऐसे विज्ञापन या संबंधित साइट जिनमे कंटेंट के एक महत्वपूर्ण हिस्से को देखने के लिए रजिस्ट्रेशन और लॉग-इन की आवश्यकता होती है।

VKHealth यह निर्धारित करने का अधिकार रखता है कि कौन सा लेबल महत्वपूर्ण ’है।

VKHealth के पास यह अधिकार सुरक्षित है कि वह किसी भी कारण से किसी भी समय VKHealth से किसी भी विज्ञापन को स्वीकार, अस्वीकार या रद्द कर देगा, और किसी भी कारण से अस्वीकृति, रद्द करने या हटाने पर विज्ञापनदाता को विज्ञापन, अस्वीकृति, रद्द करने या हटाने के बाद एक स्पष्टीकरण के साथ त्वरित सूचना प्रदान करेगा । VKHealth कोई आश्वासन नहीं दे सकता है कि क्लाइंट प्रोग्राम या कंपोनेंट्स वेबसाइट, मोबाइल डिवाइस और ऐप सभी प्लेटफार्मों पर बिना त्रुटि के प्रदर्शन करेंगे।

VKHealth के भीतर अपने विज्ञापन पर लागू सभी घरेलू और विदेशी कानूनों और विनियमों का पालन करना विज्ञापनदाता की जिम्मेदारी है ।( इस तरह के विज्ञापन में सभी कानूनी रूप से आवश्यक किंवदंतियों, खुलासों और बयानों को शामिल करना), साथ ही विज्ञापन के लिए मौजूदा एमओएच दिशानिर्देशों को सीमित किए बिना उन्हें ये करना होगा।

हालांकि, VKHealth लागू कानूनों और नियमों के अनुपालन के लिए सभी विज्ञापन की समीक्षा करने का अधिकार सुरक्षित रखता है।

VKHealth ऐसे कानूनों और नियमों के अनुपालन की निगरानी नहीं करेगा लेकिन VKHealth को किसी भी लागू कानून या विनियमन या इन दिशानिर्देशों के उल्लंघन या संभावित उल्लंघन की जानकारी मिलती है, तो VKHealth विज्ञापन को VKHealth से हटा सकता है।


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II. VKHealth Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by VKHealth and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

VKHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

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III. Advertising Policy

VKHealth Advertising Policy

The following guidelines have been established by VKHealth to govern various aspects of Advertising on the VKHealth Network, which includes websites and mobile applications directed to consumers, which we refer to as the “VKHealth Consumer Properties,” and websites and mobile applications directed to healthcare professionals, which we refer to as the “VKHealth Professional Properties.” As used in this policy, the terms “Advertising” and “Advertisements” include third party banners, badges, contextual advertising, and sponsored content. The guidelines in this policy govern issues like acceptance of Advertisements by VKHealth, how Advertisements are displayed on the VKHealth, and the removal of Advertisements from the VKHealth. VKHealth has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Advertising on the VKHealth. VKHealth may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised policy to the applicable VKHealth Property.

VKHealth has sole discretion for determining the types of Advertising that will be accepted and displayed on the VKHealth Network, and under no circumstances will VKHealth’s acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes the products or services.
VKHealth will not accept Advertising that, in VKHealth’s opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste.
There are certain categories of advertisements that VKHealth will not permit on the VKHealth Network at any time. These categories include but are not limited to the following:

  • Illegal, ‘objectionable’, ‘ineffective’ and/or ‘dangerous’ products (VKHealth reserves the right to determine what is ‘objectionable’, ‘ineffective’ and/or ‘dangerous’).
  • fraudulent, deceptive, illicit, misleading or offensive material.
  • material that misrepresents, ridicules, discriminates (real or implied) or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other status deemed inappropriate for the VKHealth Network.
  • alcohol.
  • weapons, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks.
  • gambling.
  • pornography or related themes.
  • tobacco use of any kind.
  • the simulation of news or an emergency.
  • material that directly advertises products to or is intended to attract children under the age of 13.
  • media or messages for or that reference “M” rated video games or content.
  • unreasonable, unlikely or extraordinary product or service claims.
  • media messages or imagery that strobe or flash.
  • media or messages that contain unsubstantiated “miracle” weight loss or other miracle claims of cure.
  • advertising units that extend beyond the defined advertising space or interfere with the content or impact the readability of the content without user initiation.
  • advertising units that do not retract to the defined advertising space upon user scroll off or do not contain a “close” or “X” for user to retract or close the ad unit/message after user initiation.
  • advertising units that mimic computer functions or deceptively indicate a computer or other function that would be reasonable to the average user to assume as a reason to click the unit.

VKHealth recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertising or sponsored content. VKHealth will endeavor to ensure that all Advertising or sponsored content on the VKHealth Network will be clearly and unambiguously identified. VKHealth will not allow any Advertising on a VKHealth Consumer Property that is not identified with the label of “Advertisement”, “From Our Sponsor” or a similar designation, or on a VKHealth Professional Property that is not identified with the label of “Advertisement,” “Information from Industry,” “From Our Sponsor” or some similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
A click on an Advertisement may only link the end user to the third-party advertiser’s site or to relevant sponsored content area on a VKHealth.
VKHealth retains the exclusive right to determine how any and all search results for specific information by keyword or topic are displayed on applicable VKHealth Properties based on VKHealth delivered search results. Content listed in search results is displayed with its source, e.g., “Health A-Z” or “Drugs A-Z.” If sponsored content appears in the search results, it is labeled as “VKHealth Sponsor” on the applicable VKHealth Properties and “Industry Information” on the applicable VKHealth Professional Properties so that users can make informed decisions about the content they wish to view.
As described in the “Ads by Google” hyper link in the Ads by Google section on applicable VKHealth Consumer Properties Search pages, these “Ads by Google” are listings that have been purchased by companies that want to have links to their websites appear adjacent to search results in response to specific terms. VKHealth may receive payment from Google in connection with displaying the sponsored link results on these VKHealth Consumer Properties or based on clicks on these links.
While third party (sponsor or advertiser produced) content must adhere to this Advertising Policy, labeling of sponsored content on the VKHealth Consumer Properties is governed by Our Sponsor Policy, which describes how we label information from our Sponsors and the steps we take to help our end users understand the differences between VKHealth content and sponsored content.
Advertising on the VKHealth Properties may not link directly to a registration/email capture page. Any user registration or email capture pages resulting from an ad click on the VKHealth Properties must be, at minimum, two clicks away from the original Advertisement. The VKHealth Properties will not run Advertising that requires registration and/or log-in in order to view a significant portion of the content of the Advertising or the related site. VKHealth reserves the right to determine what level is ‘significant’.
VKHealth reserves the right to approve whether it will accept, reject, cancel, or remove at any time any Advertising from the VKHealth Network for any reason and will provide prompt notice to the advertiser upon rejection, cancellation, or removal of any Advertising, together with an explanation following the rejection, cancellation, or removal. VKHealth cannot provide any assurances that client programs or components will perform without error on all platforms, including websites, mobile devices and Apps.
It is the Advertiser’s responsibility to comply with all domestic and foreign laws and regulations applicable to its Advertising within the VKHealth Network (and to include all legally required legends, disclosures and statements in such Advertising), including without limitation the current MOH guidelines for advertising. VKHealth will not monitor compliance with such laws and regulations. However, VKHealth reserves the right to review all Advertising for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, if VKHealth becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation or of these guidelines, VKHealth may remove the Advertising from the VKHealth.
No Advertising on the VKHealth Network shall include any pixels, tags, flash containers or any other type of information collection software code or shall place any beacons, cookies or other information collection devices on the browsers of users of the VKHealth Network unless expressly approved in writing by VKHealth. No personally-identifiable information may be collected from any user of the VKHealth Network without the express written consent of VKHealth and the express opt-in consent of such user. No non-personally-identifiable information that is collected from a user of the VKHealth Network may be linked to any personally-identifiable information available to an Advertiser without the express written consent of VKHealth.

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VI. Privacy Policy

 

We urge you to take the time to read our entire Privacy Policy for complete detail about our privacy practices and your information.

Information Collected About You

We may collect “Personal Information” about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information – in the following ways:

When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from VKHealth;
When you participate in an online survey; or

We may collect “Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used by us to identify you – via Cookies, Web Beacons, VKHealth mobile device applications and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to VKHealth.

What Choices Do I Have?

If you do not want your Personal Information used by VKHealth as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific newsletter or survey that collects Personal Information. If you have registered and no longer want VKHealth to use your Personal Information, you should unsubscribe from the newsletter and send an email to [email protected] requesting that your personal information be removed from VKHealth‘s database.

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies, and you can opt out of Cookies for several Ad Servers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

We may use information we collect about you to:

Administer your account;
Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
Obtain your feedback on our sites and our offerings;
Statistically analyze user behavior and activity;
Provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content and advertisements;
Conduct research and measurement activities;
Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from VKHealth; or
Send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests.

We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by VKHealth about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.  Third parties may also use Non-Personal Information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

VKHealth will not disclose any Personal Information about you unless specifically agreed to by you or:

To comply with legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
To our vendors and suppliers in the course of their provision of products or services to VKHealth;
In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a merger, a sale of assets, or bankruptcy; or
In special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others.

VKHealth does not make your Personal Information available to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We have put in place technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the Personal Information that we collect. We will consistently endeavor to improve upon such safeguards.

Contact VKHealth

Please send us an email using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

 

VKHealth Privacy Policy

 

VKHealth understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of VKHealth and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy applies to Web sites owned and operated by VKHealth that are intended for use by consumers (non-professionals) for non-commercial personal, family or household purposes, including the mobile optimized versions of these sites (we refer to these sites collectively as the “VKHealth Web Sites”).

References to “VKHealth” mean VKHealth Pte. Ltd., including any company that VKHealth Pte. Ltd. controls (for example, a subsidiary that VKHealth Pte. Ltd. owns). VKHealth may share information among its subsidiaries or web sites that it owns or controls, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected About You

Personal Information

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with VKHealth or access certain functionality on the VKHealth Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to VKHealth. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the VKHealth Web Sites and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Newsletters & Emails to You

At registration and at various times as you use the VKHealth Web Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from VKHealth and/or directly from third parties. From time to time VKHealth makes subscriptions to our newsletters available on third party websites. If you sign up for one of our newsletters on a third party site the site will provide us with your Personal Information such as your email address and we may use that information as described in this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to VKHealth.

When you sign up for our email newsletters on the VKHealth Web Sites or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from VKHealth or our Sponsors.

You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by:

Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter.

Market Research

From time to time, VKHealth may conduct online research surveys through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may ask you to enter Personal Information. The Personal Information you submit in a survey may be used by VKHealth for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. When our market research surveys collect Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13. Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of VKHealth will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

Emails You Send to VKHealth

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to VKHealth by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to VKHealth.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to VKHealth, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the VKHealth Web Sites. “Non-Personal Information” means information that we cannot use to identify or contact you. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of VKHealth without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the VKHealth Web Sites may require you register with VKHealth.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the VKHealth Web Sites and your use of other web sites through the use of Cookies and Web Beacons. “Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the VKHealth Web Sites is assigned a different cookie by VKHealth. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

Third parties under contract with VKHealth may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the VKHealth Web Sites, including which health topics you have viewed. These third party advertising service providers may use this information, on our behalf, to help VKHealth deliver advertising on the VKHealth Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites. VKHealth may further tailor the advertising on VKHealth and these third party sites based on additional Non-Personal Information to the extent known by VKHealth or these third parties.

Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on VKHealth’s Behalf

We work with third parties to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community. Sponsors or advertisers on the VKHealth Web Sites may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements served on the VKHealth Web Sites and in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you. Their advertisements may be displayed on the VKHealth Web Sites or on other sites that you visit after you visit the VKHealth Web Sites. Some advertisers use companies other than VKHealth to serve their ads and to monitor users’ responses to ads, and these companies (“Ad Servers”) may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on the VKHealth Web Sites.

We do not control how third parties use Cookies or Web Beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through the use of these technologies on the VKHealth Web Sites. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits sponsors, advertisers and Ad Servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through the VKHealth Web Sites from collecting any Personal Information from the VKHealth Web Sites without your consent. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information collected by them on the VKHealth Web Sites to Personal Information they or others collect in other ways or from other sites except as may be described in connection with a particular program. To see how Google may use information collected through your use of Google’s search services on the VKHealth Web Web Sites visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

What Choices Do I Have?

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your Personal Information used by VKHealth Web as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You can update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the VKHealth Web Web Sites from our servers.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the VKHealth Web Sites may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use the VKHealth Web Sites.

Certain Ad Servers allow you to prevent them from collecting data through the use of Cookies. In order to do so, you must Opt-out of such data collection with each individual site. Currently, you can opt out of Cookies for several Ad Servers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site. This website will also allow you to review the Ad Server’s privacy policies. Information about your opt-out options on Facebook is available at www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

We work with third party ad networks to display advertising on our Sites. Our ad network vendors use technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on our web sites to provide you cookie-based targeted advertising based upon your browsing activity and your interests. The VKHealth Web Sites do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information collected by VKHealth about you is used by VKHealth to:

administer your account,
provide you with access to particular tools and services,
respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about the VKHealth Web Sites or services,
obtain your feedback about the VKHealth Web Sites or our offerings,
statistically analyze user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened,
provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content or advertising both on the VKHealth Web Sites or on other web sites that you visit after you leave the VKHealth Web Sites; and
conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.
Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from VKHealth; or
Send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests.

VKHealth may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by VKHealth about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.

We also use Cookies in order to enable us to conduct surveys for our own use and on behalf of our advertisers. These Cookies are used to determine whether you have seen certain content or advertising so that we may request your opinions. We may also use Cookies to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey. If you have Cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some surveys.

Research and Measurement Activities

Information that VKHealth collects about you may be combined by VKHealth with other information available to VKHealth through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which cannot be identified back to an individual user of the VKHealth Web Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except contractors performing services on our behalf who agree not to use this information received from us for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, VKHealth will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you through the WebMD Web Sites. We may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) 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. We may share Non-Personal Information that we have about you, including about your browsing activity on VKHealth, with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help WebMD deliver advertising on the VKHealth Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, VKHealth reserves the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Disclosures to VKHealth Contractors

VKHealth contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to VKHealth. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content in connection with our operation and maintenance of the VKHealth Web Sites. We contractually require that our contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for VKHealth.

Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the VKHealth Web Sites are served on, or contain links to, web sites hosted and operated by a company other than VKHealth (“Third Party Web Sites”). VKHealth does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other web sites once you access these other web sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. VKHealth does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information. VKHealth makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our website and enter a Third Party Web Site, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as “Powered by” or “in association with” followed by the name of a company other than VKHealth, then you are on a web site hosted by a company other than VKHealth.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite VKHealth ‘s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us.  When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. 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 possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to VKHealth from our servers.

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The VKHealth Web Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The VKHealth Web Sites do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

Contacting VKHealth About Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the VKHealth Web Sites. Please exit the VKHealth Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

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VII. Our Sponsors

 

Since we launched VKHealth we have regularly sought sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our award-winning content at no cost to you. VKHealth provides opportunities for sponsors to bring you their marketing message and information about their products and services by publishing their information or links within our site. We take several steps to ensure that you can clearly identify content that is provided by and is under the editorial control of our sponsors before you view it, so you can make an informed decision as to whether or not to view it. For more information, read our Advertising Policy.

When You See “From Our Sponsor”, “Sponsored by”, “Promoted by”, or “By (Sponsor’s Name)” on VKHealth

In order to clearly distinguish between VKHealth content and content that is created or provided by one of our sponsors, we always label content from our sponsors as “From Our Sponsor”, “Sponsored by”, “Promoted by”, or “By (Sponsor’s Name)”. While content from a sponsor is subject to VKHealth ‘s Advertising Policy, it is not subject to VKHealth ‘s Editorial Policy. The sponsor is responsible for the accuracy and objectivity of their content and the content is not reviewed by the VKHealth Editorial Department for accuracy, objectivity or balance.

Here are the ways that we identify content as being from a sponsor and some related points that we would like to bring to your attention:

All content on VKHealth that is created or provided by a sponsor is identified with the label “From Our Sponsor”, “Sponsored by”, “Promoted by”, or “By (Sponsor’s Name)”.

At the top of each page of content from our sponsors, we place descriptive text to inform you that the content on the page is created or provided by the sponsor and is under their sole editorial control.

Links to sponsor content or content from our sponsor are identified with distinctive coloring and will include the label “From Our Sponsor”, “Sponsored by”, “Promoted by”, or “By (Sponsor’s Name)”.

Within a sponsor’s content, there may be links to the sponsor’s web site.

When links to a sponsor’s web site are included in content, VKHealth notifies you that you are visiting another web site. We describe this process in more detail in the VKHealth Privacy Policy.

Sponsored content carries the copyright of the named sponsor or the rightful copyright owner.

Sponsored content includes a descriptive line at the end of the content noting that VKHealth does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

When Third Parties Fund the creation of VKHealth Editorial Content

In addition to creating and providing their own content for presentation to you on our site (labeled as “From Our Sponsor”, “Sponsored By”, “Promoted by” or “By (Sponsor’s Name)”), third parties also provide funding directly to VKHealth without having any control over the content. This content may appear in areas of our site that are dedicated to specific conditions or lifestyle activities, may be included in areas of general interest, or appear on our social media channels. VKHealth has a staff of over 40 writers, artists, producers, editors and medical professionals. By providing the funds to make it possible for our creation of original VKHealth editorial content, we can bring you even more great, award-winning information to help you manage your health or make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Whenever we create original editorial content at the request of a sponsor and the sponsor has selected the topic of the content/program they are funding, we identify the content as being “brought to you by”, or similar designations (labels) noted below during the period that the sponsor funds the content/program. In addition sponsors may request similar attribution on our pre-existing editorial content during the period that they fund a program.

When VKHealth content is identified as “brought to you by” a third party we take the following steps:

We place descriptive text at the top of the page to let you know that VKHealth created the content without any editorial control from the sponsor who funded it.

You will generally see the words “Brought to you by” with a hyperlink to the definition of “Brought to you by” during the period that the sponsor funds the program.

In some instances, we will also use one of the following four (4) additional labels to let you know that the content was brought to you by a sponsor and these words have the same meaning as “brought to you by”

Funded by our sponsor

Support provided by our sponsor

Made possible by a Grant from our sponsor

Made possible by our sponsor

When VKHealth Works with Other Third Parties to Fund the Cost of Educational Content

VKHealth at times will work with government and other organizations or associations whose primary mission is to educate the public on health topics or issues. We use a specific framework of criteria to review and select these organizations and work with them to create or select content within specific topic areas. The content is reviewed and edited by the third party and then edited and approved by VKHealth ‘s editorial staff. Just like all of VKHealth ‘s award-winning content, this category of content is subject to VKHealth ‘s editorial policy and process for accuracy, balance, and objectivity.

In these instances, you will find:

We place descriptive text at the top of the page to let you know that VKHealth created or selected the content with assistance and collaboration from the organization or association we worked with to create the content.

You will generally see the words “educational collaboration” followed by the name of the organization that we worked with to create the content a hyperlink to the definition of “educational collaboration.”

We also tell you if there was additional funding by other third parties who have no control over the content.

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