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Privacy policy

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (“CHPA”) welcomes you to StopMethNotMeds.com, a site operated by CHPA (the “Site”). CHPA respects the privacy of personal information you choose to provide through this Site. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn about our personal data collection and use practices. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back often. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Collection of Personal Information
In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information, which is any information that identifies you individually (such as your name, postal address, or email address). However, if you want to access certain features offered through this Site, such as the Members Only section, you may be asked for personal information. We also may collect personal information when you send us a comment or question, or request information. If you do not want to give us any personal information, you can decide not to use these features of our Site.

Use of Personal Information

CHPA may use personal information that we collect in connection with operating the Site and providing products or services identified on the Site, including:

1. for the purpose for which you originally provided the information;
2. to respond to your questions, comments and requests for information or to send you notifications about your account or the Site;
3. to allow you to communicate with us or others, to the extent allowed by the Site;
4. to analyze your use of this Site, enhance existing features, or develop new features, products, or services;
5. to send you information about CHPA or any of our products or services,
6. to help us evaluate existing and additional services; and
7. as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

Disclosure of Personal Information
CHPA will not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes.
However, we may share personal information with third parties in limited instances, including, for example, as necessary to service accounts or operate the service, to third-party technology providers that host this Site or portions thereof and that store your personal information.

We may disclose personal information in response to legal requirements, subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, in response to a request for cooperation by a government agency, in response to suspected illegal activity or violations of our terms of use, or to protect our rights or property or those of third parties.

Finally, we may share aggregate information about web site usage with third parties, such as government agencies, advertisers, and the media.

How We Protect Personal Information
CHPA takes reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

Automated Information Collections
When you access pages on the Site, we automatically collect and store your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is an identifier automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. In addition, we may collect other information about your computer, such as the kind of web browser or operating system you are using or the web site that referred you to the Site. We will use this information (1) to help us to identify anyone who refuses to comply with our terms of use; (2) to identify visitors who threaten our service, Site, or others; and (3) to measure Site traffic, which helps us to understand how people use the Site and how to improve it.

Cookies
When you visit the Site, we may assign your computer a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) to remember who you are. We also may include other information in our cookie files; for example, if you arrived at the Site via a link from a third-party site, we may include the URL of the linking page. You may opt out of the cookies delivered by the Site by changing the appropriate setting on your browser. Please be aware that opting out of the Site’s cookies will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by the Site. We may combine the information we collect through cookies with other information, including personal information we have collected about you through the Site or from other sources, including third parties.

External Links
As a convenience to you, we may provide links on the Site to other Internet web sites, including third-party sites that provide information about us or our products or services. Unless otherwise indicated, your use of these third-party sites is governed by the privacy policies of those sites, not by this policy. When you access third-party web sites, we encourage you to consult those sites’ privacy policies.

Safeguarding Children’s Privacy
CHPA does not knowingly collect personal information or other identifying data from children under thirteen (13) years of age. Should a child whom we know to be under thirteen (13) years of age send personal information to this Site, we will immediately delete that information from our database.

Terms, Changes and Questions
By using this Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to the Terms of Use, of which this Policy is a part. If you do not agree with this Policy or the Terms of Use, please do not use or disclose any personal information through our Site.

We may change this Privacy Policy. If we decide to do so, we will notify you of any material changes by sending you an email at the address you provided to us or by posting those changes here.

How You Can Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or our use of personal information, please contact us.
Date: February 11, 2010

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