Privacy Policy

Health Refer respects and protects the privacy of the individuals that visit and use Health Refer’s services (“Health Refer Services”). Individually identifiable information about you is not willfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission or as explained in this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

Health Refer and Cookies

Upon your first visit to, Health Refer sends a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a piece of data that identifies you as a unique user. Health Refer uses cookies to improve the quality of our service and to understand our user base more. Health Refer does this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking user trends and patterns of how people use the Health Refer Services. Health Refer will not disclose its cookies to third parties except as required by a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is being sent. Be aware, however, that some parts of the Health Refer Services may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

Third Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.

What Information Do We Collect?

Health Refer does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. Health Refer notes and saves information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address with each query. That information is used to verify our records and to provide more relevant services to users. For example, Health Refer may use your IP address or browser language to determine which language to use when showing search results or advertisements.

Links to Other Sites

The stories/sites displayed and/or linked to by the Service are developed by people over whom Health Refer exercises no control. Other links are also on sites not controlled by Health Refer. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Health Refer encourages you to read the privacy policy of all web sites you visit. Health Refer may choose to exhibit its results in the form of a “URL redirecter.” When Health Refer uses a URL redirecter, if you click on a URL on a Health Refer page, information about the click is sent to Health Refer, and Health Refer in turn sends you to the site you clicked on. Health Refer uses this URL information to understand and improve the quality of Health Refer’s technology.

With Whom Does Health Refer Share Information?

Health Refer may share information about you with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. However, we only divulge aggregate information about our users and will not share personally identifiable information with any third party without your express consent. For example, we may disclose how frequently the average Health Refer user visits, or which Health Refer pages are most often used. Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order. Further, Health Refer reserves the right to cooperate with legitimate law enforcement requests for information at its sole discretion.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.

Third Party Advertising

Health Refer uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use cookies or web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt out, you can visit This automatically-collected data is also used by Health Refer to analyze trends, administer the site and track users’ use of the site.

In addition, Health Refer collects personally identifiable information from users (including email addresses, names, gender, date of birth, and zip code) during the registration process. This information may be used by Health Refer to improve our site and the overall user experience.

Geo Location Services

Health Refer may, through its website, iPhone applications and related sites, request your location via a geolocation service. Through this service Health Refer may collect, depending on the capabilities of your device, information about the wifi routers closest to you, identifying information related to the cell towers closest to you, and the strength of your wifi or cell signal. Health Refer will use this information to return an estimated location. This information (including your IP address) may then be used by Health Refer to develop new features, products or services. This information may also be shared on an aggregated or individual basis with our third party advertisers to display better-targeted advertising content.

Your consent and changes to the Privacy Policy

By using the Health Refer Services and our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we have outlined in this policy and to our Terms of Service Policy. Health Refer may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Who can I ask if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact us any time and we’ll answer any additional questions you may have. If you have additional questions, feel free to e-mail us at privacy [at]