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Privacy & Legal Stuff

By on March 1, 2011

Privacy Policy:

We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of our users and our policy is designed to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.  This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and our users’ needs.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this website, you may provide us with two types of information: (1.) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and (2.) website use information collected as you and others browse our site.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Certain users may choose to interact with us in ways that requires us to gather personally-identifying information.  The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction.  For example, we may ask users to provide a username and email address.  If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.  Users can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities or functionality.

2. Website Use Information

Like most websites, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, the websites visited just before and just after our website, and the date and time of each user request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

We use personal information for a broad range of of purposes: (i.) providing the products and services you requested; (ii.) monitoring the use of our website; (iii.) marketing and promotional efforts; (iv.) improving our content and service offerings; (v.) customizing our site’s content, layout, and services; and (vi.) for other lawful purposes.

Advertising On This Site

Ads appearing on this website may be delivered to users by our advertising partners such as Google or other third party vendors or advertising networks (see list below).  These advertising partners may set cookies (see below for more information on cookies).  These cookies allow our advertising partners and other third party vendors to recognize your computer each time they send you an online ad, to compile information about you or others who use your computer, and to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website and/or other sites on the Internet.  The data gathered from these cookies will also be used to help better serve and manage ads on this website and across the web.  To opt out of Google’s advertising related cookies, please visit http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

List of third party vendors or advertising networks:

Ad Servers

Rich Media

Research

Users may visit the websites above to opt out of cookies (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability) or users can opt out of some, but not all, of these cookies in one location at the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page: www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier.  When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.  Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.  Browsers are usually set to accept cookies.  However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.  If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function as effectively as it would normally.  A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose user information when legally compelled to do so.  In other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights, we will release information.  We may also disclose user information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the public.

What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website or the information or content contained therein.  Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as information resources on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.  Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.  Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites, which have a link on our website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.  Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.  We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Choice/Opt-In/Opt-Out

This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages.  After unsubscribing, we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age level).  Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us.  If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that this website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted here, so be sure to check back periodically.

Legal Stuff:

wellbuzz.com is a fan and news site completely unrelated to Dr. Mehmet Oz, ZoCo Productions LLC or to ZoCo 1 LLC (the owner of the following trademarks: DR. OZ™, ASK DR. OZ™ and THE DOCTOR OZ SHOW™; U.S. Trademark Office Serial #s 77724291, 77736468, 77722025 respectively).  This site is not endorsed by or affiliated with Dr. Mehmet Oz, ZoCo Productions LLC or to ZoCo 1 LLC.

Any content on wellbuzz.com that contains medical information is our own personal interpretation of knowledge we may have obtained from Dr. Oz or other sources.  We do our best to verify that the information provided is accurate, but we make no promises or guarantees.  In addition, some of the content on this site reflects our own opinion and perspective but should not be taken as medical advice.  You should always consult a medical doctor or other health professional before trying anything written about on this site.  We are in no way liable or to be held accountable for any negative results or impacts of the ideas on this website.