Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy of Steps Towards Better Health website and it serves those who are concerned about how their PII is used on this site. PII stands for Personally Identifiable Information and it is used under privacy law and information security. It means the information that can be used on its own or with other information. Please read this Privacy Policy in full to understand how your information is collected, protected and used in this site.

What personal information is collected and when?

We only collect your personally identifiable information provided by you voluntarily, through our newsletter and/or any other type of email form like the contact page. All information is collected with your own permission and you have an option to ask us to delete all our contact info at any time. We only collect information like name and email address. We never ask for any of your payment details like credit card information.

How your information is used?

We use your information to notify you about new articles, contests, deals or any other type of notifications about the site. We collect this information to better our site features such as:

– To improve our website’s user’s experience

– To allow us to better serve content that interests our visitors

– To send periodic emails regarding new product deals and services and notifications of our site’s content

We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

How your information if protected?

We are using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) -protocol which you can see in the url address bar. Your browser should show an image of a lock next to the url and state that this site is secure. We also use other tools and scans to make sure this site is secure. All your information is kept behind these protocols and shields. Only this site’s admin has access to your information which is protected with a password. We do regular security checks and scans to make sure that there are no security leaks and make sure that the site is secure. We do not process any payments or never ask any credit card or other payment information.

Are cookies used on this site?

Yes, we use cookies on this site. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your hard drive through your browser. When you have enabled cookies, the system recognise your browser and captures and remembers certain information. For example, we use cookies to help improve our site’s features and user’s experience. Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences and activity on our site. This way we can provide more valuable information to our visitors. This site also uses cookies to help us compile aggregate data about our site’s traffic and interactions. We also use cookies to keep track of advertisements. Some third-party vendors, including Google also uses cookies in our site to serve and track their ads. Google offers an opt-out possibility which you can see here: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated

You have an option to turn off your cookies but we strongly advise not to. Turning off some cookies might affect our site’s performance which means that some elements might not work correctly.

Third Party Disclosure

Your information is for our use only. We do not sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to any outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice and ask for your permission. This does not include other parties that are assisting operating our website such as website hosting provider or any other party alike. We may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you offers through email or postal mail, or to conduct research. All third parties whose services are used by us are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to us, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

We may as well release your information if we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, protect ours or other’s rights, property, safety or enforce our site policies.

We include third party products and services on our site. These include affiliate programs that we have partnered up with. We get commissions from these third party affiliate or other programs.

You can also send us an email at any time if you want to unsubscribe from receiving emails in the future.

Advertisements

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles which can be seen here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense on our website.  We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies and third-party cookies or any other identifiers to compile data of user interactions and other functions which are use to relate our website.

In addition to Google advertising, we also display advertisements from Affiliate programs and Advertisement programs of Amazon and ClickBank.

CalOPPA

California Online Privacy Protection Act is the state law in the nation to require commercial websites and services to have a privacy policy available for all visitors. Although the law is California’s, it reaches beyond that to require a person or company in the US (and the world) that operates websites collecting PII. You can read more about this here: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

Under CalOPPA we agree to these terms:

– You can visit this site anonymously

– We have a link on every page that leads to Privacy Policy and it’s clearly visible

– Our Privacy Policy link is named Privacy Policy and can be easily located at the bottom of every single page

– If we make any changes to the Privacy Policy, we will state it here

– Users can change or delete their information by emailing us

COPPA – Children Online Privacy Protection Act

Collecting personal information from children under 13, COPPA puts parents in control. FTC (Federal Trade Commission) enforces this rule, which states that operators of websites must protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practises

The Fair Information Practices Principles has a very strong place in the privacy law in the United States. It plays a significant role in data protection laws around the globe. In order to be in line with these practices, we will take the following action if a data breach occurs: We will notify users via in-site notification.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial emails and gives people right to have their emails deleted from such list.  We collect your email to the following:

– Send information about our site, such as newsletters

– Market to our mailing list

– Send any other type of emails regarding our site

We agree to these to follow the CAN-SPAM:

– Not use false subjects

– Honor unsubscribe requests

– Allow users to unsubscribe at any time from link at the bottom of each email

– Monitor third party email marketing, if used

– If the message is an advertisement, identify it

– Include  physical address

You can also send us an email at any time if you want to unsubscribe from receiving emails in the future.

Modification of Information

You have the right to access your personal information that we hold and correct or update the same. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you, please contact us by sending an email or by using the contact details below. You can also update your information by contacting us.

Changes to This Policy

We will occasionally change/update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback and to meet the changing needs of Steps Towards Better Health. We may notify you by posting “Policy Updates” on our web pages. In case of any merger or acquisition, the personal information will be part of the assets sold. However, if the acquirer intends to use the personal information in ways different from what is stated here, you will be informed about the same and you have the liberty to cancel your account so that your personal information will not be available on the Site. Steps Towards Better Health encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of the changes if any. Your continued use of the website/service after the update amounts to your acceptance of the changes.

Communication Policy and Opt-Out

YOU MAY CHOOSE TO “OPT-OUT”/STOP RECEIVING OUR NOTIFICATIONS, NEWSLETTER OR MARKETING EMAILS BY FOLLOWING THE UNSUBSCRIBE LINK INCLUDED IN THESE EMAILS OR BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO info@stepstowardsbetterhealth.com.

Contact information:

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or anything else, you can contact us at: info@stepstowardsbetterhealth.com