Black Health TV Web site contains links to other sites. Once you enter another Web site (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that Black Health TV is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every Web site that you visit through a link or advertisement on Black Health TV.
Non-Personal Information We Collect About You
Even if you do not register with Black Health TV, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Web site, special promotions and newsletters.
Personally-Identifiable Information We Collect About You
A. Registration Information
B. Newsletters & Emails to You
At registration, you will automatically be signed up to receive periodic informational newsletters via email from Black Health TV. These emails inform our members of new or upcoming features and partners. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by following the instructions provided in the email.
When you participate in certain services and activities, you will have the option of signing up to receive emails from Black Health TV as reminders or notifications. You can change these notification and reminder settings in the Settings section of My Black Health TV.
At registration and at various times as you use Black Health TV, you may be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email on specific health topics from Black Health TV and/or directly from third parties. When you sign up for our email newsletters or at any time, you can choose to opt-in to receiving additional promotional emails from Black Health TV or our Sponsors. In order to subscribe to Black Health TV newsletters via email, we need your contact information, including email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email newsletter, or you may use our Contact Us Form to request Black Health TV Customer Service to manually unsubscribe you from the newsletter.
C. Suggestions You Make to Black Health TV
D. Message Boards and other Public Forums
As a service to our users, Black Health TV features journals, personal pages, message boards and other public forums where users with similar interests or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. Any information shared including Personally Identifiable Information that you reveal in a journal, personal page, message board, Ask A Doctor posting or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. Some features, such as Journals, Photos, and Personal Pages allow you to set the privacy setting for each item you create. You can set the privacy setting to Private, Public, or Friends Only. Public information can be seen by all members without limitation. Friends Only information can be viewed by other Black Health TV members that you have elected to add as a friend. Private information can only be seen when logged in under your user name or by Black Health TV Administrators. You should think carefully before disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information in any public forum. What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, this information may also appear in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc… Black Health TV does not control the information indexed and cached by search engines. At your request, Black Health TV can remove Personally Identifiable Information from the Black Health TV site, but cannot remove this information from search engines. Once the data has been indexed by a search engine that information cannot be retrieved, deleted or modified by Black Health TV.
E. Website Registration and Interactive Tools on Black Health TV
After you have registered as a member of Black Health TV, you may choose to use certain Black Health TV interactive content, tools and services that may ask you to voluntarily provide other types of information about yourself.
Neither Black Health TV nor any of its services are designed or intended for children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. A parent or guardian, however, may use My Black Health TV to establish a Personal Page for a minor. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor's use of Black Health TV Personal Page. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through My Black Health TV for the minor.
Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on Behalf of Black Health TV
Disclosure of Your Information
In addition to disclosures that you specifically authorize, Black Health TV may disclose personal information as follows: We may release Personally Identifiable Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or to defend or assert legal rights, or (3) in connection with a transaction or proceeding involving the transfer of all of part of our business relating to the information, or involving the transfer of control of those assets involved in such business. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below.
A. Disclosure to Black Health TV Staff and Moderators
Black Health TV staff and moderators sometimes have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to you and other members, to troubleshoot problems or resolve complaints. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the employee to perform the function needed to resolve the issue or to improve the service.
B. Disclosure to Black Health TV Operations and Maintenance Contractors
Black Health TV operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to Black Health TV. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content for the operation and maintenance of our Web site. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for Black Health TV.
C. Disclosure to Third Party Contractor Websites
D. Disclosure to Third-Party Advertising Companies
Black Health TV uses technology provided by a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit this Web site. This technology may use information about your visit to this Web site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this Web site, such third-party advertising technology may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. In addition, you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.
E. Disclosure to Linked Sites
F. Disclosure of Aggregate Information
Black Health TV may provide Aggregate Information to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our website and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also inform a consumer products goods company (that may or may not be an advertiser on our site) that "30% of our users live east of the New Orleans" or that "25% of our users are interested in certain vitamins." Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this Aggregate Information. We require parties with whom we share Aggregate Information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable, such as by combining it with other databases.
How Black Health TV Handles Privacy and Security Internally
Here are some of the security procedures that Black Health TV uses to protect your privacy:
Despite Black Health TV's efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable 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. If you provide your user name and password to other people or if you use a public computer that does not log you off Black Health TV, your data is no longer protected. Please do not share your Black Health TV credentials and always log off public computers.
Updating Your Information and Contacting Black Health TV
A. Updating Your Personally Identifiable Information
Black Health TV tools that collect and store self-reported data allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes.
B. Removing your Personal Information
If you have a complaint or problem, please use our Customer Support Form (Contact Us.) Our customer service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal Black Health TV department for a response or resolution.
If you do not receive adequate resolution of a privacy related problem, you may write to Black Health TV's Privacy Office at:
Black Health TV
Attn: Office of Privacy
650 Poydras Street
Suite 1400 PMB 126
New Orleans, LA 70130
We will notify you within 30 days of receipt of your letter to confirm your personal identifiers have been removed.
D. Limitations on Removing or Changing Information
Upon your request, we will delete your Personally Identifiable on Black Health TV 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 Black Health TV from our servers. We will not delete the posts or comments you've written in the communities or forums. Any information you provided in any message board, including the Ask-a-Doctor forums will not be deleted.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here and by email.