Your privacy is critically important to us. At Melissa’s Healthy Living, we have a few fundamental principles:
Melissa’s Healthy Living helps individuals and communities in the United States and around the world become more knowledgeable about nutrition. We work with registered dietitians and nutrition scientists to provide nutrition education and healthy eating tips to help create future healthier generations through good nutrition.
Melissa’s Healthy Living does not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 18 unless that child has inputted their name and email to our opt-in. If you believe your child has put this information in, please contact us to let us know as soon as possible, and we will remove their information from our records.
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to provide you with fun information in our newsletters. We collect information in two ways: if and when you provide information to us, and automatically through operating our Services. Let’s go over the information that we collect.
Information You Provide to Us
It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depend on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:
Information We Collect Automatically
We also collect some information automatically:
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Melissa’s Healthy Living website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about the actions that users perform on our site – in other words, who did what, when, and to what thing on our site. You can read more about Google Analytic’s data practices here.
External Site Links
Melissa’s Healthy Living may provide links on the Website to other websites, which are not under the control of Melissa’s Healthy Living. We do not review or monitor any web sites linked to our site and are not responsible for the content of any such linked web sites. Your use of such web sites is at your own risk. Content and Privacy Policies are the responsibility of their respective owners.
Purposes for Using Information
We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed below:
Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information
A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that: (1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under the applicable terms of service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account–for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a service; or (2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or (3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or (4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to provide and update our Services; to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience; to safeguard our Services; to communicate with you; to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising; to understand our user retention and attrition; to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services; and to personalize your experience; or (5) You have given us your consent–for example before we place certain cookies on your device and access and analyze them later on.
How We Share Information
We do not sell our users’ private personal information. We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
Information Shared Publicly
Information that you choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on our website, and your “Likes” and comments on other websites, are all available to others–and we hope you get a lot of views! Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.
We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it–which are described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information–and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. We retain the logs in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to our website and investigate issues if something goes wrong.
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Us to, well, find out how to reach us. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
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We work with registered dietitians and nutrition scientists to provide nutrition education and healthy eating tips to help create future healthier generations through good nutrition. Melissa's Healthy Living does not provide medical advice, medical nutrition therapy, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.
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