The healthguide.net team follows the strict privacy standards of the health industry. Generally we decline any requests to disclose any information to third parties except when 1) such an action is required by law, 2) you post it publically, or 3) when it is out of our control.
The only identity information healthguide.com gathers (such as name, email, or IP address) is that which you have provided in comments and contact form. It can also be found in the server logs. Our reasons for collecting information in web log form are the same as those of any other website: we need them should various site problems arise, and also in order to analyze usage trends and statistics so we can provide better services for our users. The aforementioned web logs contain your IP address, access time, accessed pages, and referrers to our site.
We employ the Google analytics service package to determine site user behaviour for the purpose of improving our services. If you feel uneasy about this, you can download the Google analytics opt-out tool here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We reserve the right to use personal information in order to contact you, fix site problems, and for other reasons. Such information can also be accessed by third parties that provide technical support for our site, these include our web host. We will use your personal information according to the law.
In the unlikely case that our business is sold or merges, the information we gathered might transfer to the new owners.
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