Last Updated: March 19, 2021
BY USING OUR SITE OR SERVICES OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR SITE OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. Our mission is to provide a supportive online community for women to document and share health and medical experiences. We do this by designating eleven main forum topics, on any of which users may post and discuss their experiences, while also inviting users to contact us if they have another topic they would like to see represented on the Site. Users may create a free account on the Site, but may also read others’ posts and create their own posts without being a member; to post, users can choose one of three sign-in options. Users can sign in as a guest; with this feature you (user) do not have the option to remain anonymous; guest users must provide a name and email address before posting. Users can also sign in using their previously registered free account on the Site; with this status, users can remain anonymous while posting and conversing on the Site. Information that may be captured during the sign-up process can include name, e-mail address, home address, cell phone number, and other semi-identifying demographic information such as gender and age that may be helpful for FemUnity to capture for optimization or marketing purposes.
(1) WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Passive Information We Collect About You
We collect this information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies, and clear GIFs (also known as “Web beacons”). We use passively-collected information to administer, operate, and improve femunity.org and our other services and systems, and to provide services and content that are tailored to you. We may aggregate information collected from our users to show statistical data to our potential investors.
Personal Information We Collect From You
We may also collect personal information from you, specifically information that you provide to us in a variety of ways on femunity.org. For instance, when you register on the Site, request information about products or services, request support, or otherwise communicate with us, we collect the personal information that is provided to us. We may collect personal information such as name, e-mail address, city, state, country, other demographic information, and interests and preferences in these manners. Personal information may also include information about an individual’s activities, such as, without limitation, information about his or her activity on femunity.org. We may aggregate the personal information collected from our users in a non-personally identifiable manner. Aggregate information is information that we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers that is not personally identifiable or from which individual identities are removed. WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE AGGREGATE INFORMATION, AND OTHER NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES.
(2) HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Personally, Identifiable Information
Your privacy is very important to us. We may share or sell your data to third party affiliates that share a similar mission of improving women’s health, or whom we employ in our efforts to continue the conversation around women’s health. If this data is shared or sold we will do so in a non-personally identifiable manner that allows for anonymity for our users.
Using Your Information to Aggregate Statistics
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our website and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. We may also use non-personally identifiable aggregate statistics of our users for internal purposes such as to administer, operate and improve the Site.
We may provide your information to third party services who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and features of the Site or Services and to help us communicate with you. Examples of such services may include, but are not limited to, sending emails, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and conducting surveys. These third parties are required not to disclose your personal information and not to use your personal information except based on our instructions and in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Any information we disclose, or use will be in non-personally identifiable form.
Using Your Information to Improve femunity.org
In addition, we may use personal information to provide services and information that you request; to enhance, improve, operate, and maintain femunity.org, our programs, services, website, and other systems; to prevent fraudulent use of femunity.org and services; to tailor your user experience; to maintain a record of our dealings with you, and for other administrative purposes.
Disclosing Your Information if Legally Required
We may also disclose personal information if we believe that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights or property of others.
Using Your Information with Our Affiliates
We may share user information with our affiliates that we have employed in farthing our business efforts, namely for marketing purposes. We may share email addresses with our third-party affiliate, Mailchimp, which assists in our efforts to remain connected to FemUNITY users through email communications. FemUNITY is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of our affiliates.
If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your personal information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the personal information in it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
(3) THIRD PARTY SITES & AFFILIATES
The Site may contain links to other Websites, including those of our affiliates. FemUNITY is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by us through the Site or Services and does not apply to these third party websites. Users will need to check the privacy policies of these others websites to understand their policies. Users who access a linked site may be disclosing their personal information.
(4) OPT OUT
Users may follow the steps provided on the Site in order to opt-out of any emails they have previously subscribed to.
(5) AGE RESTRICTIONS
The Site is not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Site or Services. We do not collect or maintain personal information from people we actually know are under 13 years old, and no part of the Site or Services is designed to attract people under 13 years old. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a User is under 13 years old, we will take steps to remove that user’s personal information from our databases.
Our Site and Services are intended for users and visitors over the age of 18. It is our policy that visitors and users of our Site and Services who are between the ages of 13 and 18 do so only with consent of a parent or guardian.
If you are under the age of 18 and have already provided personal information through the site without consent from a parent or guardian, please have your parent or guardian contact us immediately, so that we can remove such information from our files. Your parent or guardian may contact us at caroline.femUNITYorg@gmail.com.
(6) INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
femunity.org is hosted in the United States and is generally intended for United States visitors. If you visit from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please be aware that you are transferring personal information to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and some other regions. By providing personal information to us, you consent to the transfer of it to the United States and the use of it in accordance with this policy.
(7) CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (CCPA)
If you are visiting the Site from California, this policy is compliant with the CCPA. This policy provides information on user’s right to privacy as detailed in this text, the right to know how user data is stored and utilized by FemUNITY, the right to remove data from being stored by contacting FemUNITY directly, and the right to opt out of storage and communication by following the opt-out procedure provided by FemUNITY. FemUNITY also upholds the right to non-discrimination and affirms all data will be used solely for the optimization of the Site, marketing efforts, or shared in an unidentifiable and general applicability manner.
We use reasonable security measures that are designed to protect personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please note, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information or other information. You transmit personal information to us at your own risk.
(8) UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
We may occasionally update this policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the policy. Your continued use of femunity.org after such changes will be subject to the then-current policy. Notice of material changes will be posted on the Site’s homepage and/or will be provided by e-mailing you or notifying you upon login about these changes; the form of such notice is at our discretion. However, we encourage you to periodically review this policy to stay informed about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information.
(9) Contacting Us