Prudent Patient (http://prudentpatient.com) (“Service”, “Site”, “we”, “I”, “me”, “us”) is a personally-owned website and blog written and edited by Crystal Polson (“I”, “me”). The term “you” refers to any users, visitors and viewers of the Site regardless of their location when using the Service. Before you use this Site, please carefully read the terms, conditions, disclaimers and policies.
You are reading this blog and all of its content of your own free will. If you do not fully agree to all of these terms, conditions, disclaimers, and policies then please do not use the Site or any of its free or paid content.
Please be aware that the content on this Site is intended for patients and caregivers residing in the United States of America. If you reside in any other country, and choose to access the Site, then you do so at your own risk and with the knowledge that not all of the content may be relevant to you.
Mailing address: Crystal Polson PO Box 384, Vanceboro, NC 28586
- ACCEPTANCE AND CONDITIONS OF USE
- HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
I (Crystal Polson) fully and thoroughly respect and protect your privacy to the best of my ability. All content, links, services and products offered by Prudent Patient are provided with the best intentions and in hopes of helping as many people as I can become better patients.
When you visit the Site, certain information such as your IP address, time zone, and cookies on your devices may automatically be collected. As you use the Site, we may collect information about the pages you visit, products that you view and search terms that you use. While using the Site, you may provide us with personal identifiers that is used to contact you via email or process payments for products you purchase. Personal identifiers are your name, email address, shipping/billing address and your payment information if you make a purchase.
This Site collects the minimal information needed to allow you to make purchases, improve your experience and stay in touch via email. Collection methods include:
- Analytics. We use Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our users and Site traffic. Your personally identifiable information is NOT transferred from this Site to Google Analytics.
- Subscriptions. If you ‘subscribe’ to Prudent Patient by providing an email address to receive updates and content then your name and email address will be collected and stored by our subscription provider, ConvertKit. You may opt out of email communications at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of every email.
- Direct Communication with Us. When you send us an email.
- Log Files. Log files track Site actions and record data such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referral pages, exit pages and time/date stamps.
- Tags, Web Beacons, Pixels. These are used to record information about how you browse the Site.
- Purchases. When you make a purchase (or attempt a purchase) through the Site, we collect your name, billing address, shipping address, credit card information and phone number. Your payment is processed through PayPal, which means they will also collect your billing information.
- USE OF OUTSIDE VENDORS
I use outside vendors, such as PayPal, to sell products and services and process payments. You agree that ANY outside vendors used on the Site may have access to your name, address and payment information. I am not liable for any data breaches that result in loss, damage or other injuries when using outside vendors. Third party vendors typically have their own privacy policies that can be accessed via their websites. You are encouraged to read these outside vendor privacy policies.
- SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
All reasonable safeguards are used to protect any personal information submitted to us. We abide by appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
As you may already know, no method of data transmission via the internet is ever completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security. If there ever is a breach of security, Prudent Patient will take commercially reasonable steps to mitigate the breach and make you aware via email.
- DATA RETENTION
We only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to satisfy the reason we collected it. This includes for the purposes of legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
- INFORMATION SHARING
We never sell, trade, or rent your personal identifying information to anyone. We may sometimes share general, aggregated data with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers but this information is never linked to personal identifiers.
If you choose to interact with me or the Site via any of our social media channels, your interactions are made public.
- THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND LINKS
You may see advertisements and links on our Site that connect to the services and sites of our advertisers, partners, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. Please be aware that we have no control over external content of any of these third parties. Most of these sites, services and third parties have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions.
Please be aware that whenever you make your personal information available for viewing by third parties (on message boards, in blog comments, through email, chat, etc.) that information may be seen, collected and used by other parties. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of such information.
- AFFILIATE LINKS DISCLAIMER
Some links on the Site are ‘affiliate links.’ These are links that connect you to third-party sites where you may purchase products or services. If you click on the affiliate link via the Site and then go on to purchase the product/service, we will receive a small commission AT NO COST TO YOU.
All affiliate links are recommendations for products and services that I personally use and trust. Please be assured that our editorial content is never influenced by advertisers or affiliates.
When an affiliate link is used in a blog post, sidebar, email, social media or any other area, this will be clearly disclosed to you in accordance with the FTA’s 16 CFR 255:5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Please note that any affiliate links or links to advertisers are not under the Site’s control and we are not responsible for their content, services, products or links.
- YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, and transfer of your personal data. You also have the right to make a complaint. I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold on you and to request that your data be corrected, updated or erased. Please note, we process information in order to fulfill any obligations we may have to you (for example: a digital product ordered from the Site) or to pursue any legitimate business interests such as legal, accounting and reporting. Also note, your information may be transferred outside of Europe to the United States and Australia.
- MY RIGHTS
I have the right to terminate your access to the Site and any of its content at any time and without notice. I reserve the right to remove any comments, on the Site or any of its affiliated social media sites, that I deem to be inappropriate or offensive.