Health Refer and 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.
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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 healthrefer.com, 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.
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
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.
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] healthrefer.com.