Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 26, 2016

Healthwise, Incorporated (“We” or “Healthwise”) respects your privacy. This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") together with our Terms of Use describes the personal information that we collect from you, or that you provide on or through www.healthwise.org website (our “Website”) and how that information may be used or disclosed by us.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect through other means, such as through the use of the Healthwise products or services. Please read the following carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By using or accessing our Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of the Website is deemed acceptance of such changes, so please check this page periodically for updates.

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including:

  • Information you provide to us.
  • Information collected via technology (as you navigate through the Website)

Healthwise collects personal information from its online visitors and users on a voluntary basis and only to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests and to create or enhance our relationship with you. We may collect anonymous information passively or actively. When you contact us by sending us an email, we will collect your email address and any information contained in the email you send us.

As you navigate our Website, certain information may also be collected passively in order to improve the user experience of our Website, our products or services, or in furtherance of our nonprofit mission.

  • Usage Details/IP Address. We may collect the details of your visits to the Website, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data, and the resources that you access, as well as information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
  • Cookies. We may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using cookies. A cookie is a small file stored on the hard drive of your computer. Use of cookies help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:
    • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
    • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
    • Speed up your searches.
    • Recognize you when you return to our Website.
  • You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Web beacons. Pages of the Website may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also referred to as single-pixel gifs) that permit Healthwise to count users who have visited those pages and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity). Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on the Website and are only used to compile aggregated statistics concerning use of the Website.

You are responsible for any content, including personal information, that you contribute to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on the Website (“User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to other users of the Website at your own risk. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by the Terms of Use.

The information we collect about you, regardless of whether it is from Information you submitted to us or that we collected via technology, is used by us to:

  • Respond to requests that you make;
  • Improve the user experience of the Website;
  • Improve our products or services;
  • Further our nonprofit mission, which may include offering you additional information, opportunities, and functionality; or
  • Provide you with electronic newsletters or promotional emails.

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we will not associate such feedback with your personal information. We will collect any information contained in such communication and will treat the personal information in such communication in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

You acknowledge and agree that all feedback is the sole and exclusive property of Healthwise and may be used by Healthwise (or its partners and licensees) for any purpose. If and to the extent you are deemed to have retained, under applicable law, any right, title or interest in or to any portion of your feedback, you hereby transfer, grant, convey, assign and relinquish solely and exclusively to Healthwise all of your right, title and interest in and to the feedback, without reservation and without additional consideration, under applicable patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and other similar laws or rights, in perpetuity, and in the alternative to the extent such assignment is ineffective under applicable law, you hereby grant to Healthwise the sole and exclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable, worldwide, fully paid-up license to reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, translate, reformat, create derivative works from, manufacture, introduce into circulation, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, transfer, rent, lease, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, provide access to electronically, broadcast, communicate to the public by telecommunication, display, enter into computer memory, and use and practice the feedback all modified and derivative works thereof, all portions and copies thereof in any form, all inventions, designs, and marks embodied therein, and all patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and other intellectual property rights thereto, or to incorporate the same in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you hereby waive any moral rights or rights of publicity or privacy you may have in the feedback.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not trade, rent, or share your personal information with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so. In addition, Healthwise will obtain opt-in consent prior to sharing any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, or a cost-free method to opt out. We may provide your personal information to third-party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and features of the Website and to help us communicate with you. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (except pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).

You understand that we may enter into strategic marketing alliances, partnerships, or agreements with third parties who may be given access to personal information you have provided to us, including, but not limited to, your name and email address, for the purpose of providing you with information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you or for other business services. In connection with any such arrangements, we intend to enter into agreements with these third parties regarding the maintenance of confidentiality, security, and integrity of any information that we share with them. We expect the third parties to protect the information that is shared with them by having developed and implemented privacy policies. By using the Website, you agree to allow such sharing of your personal information with third parties and you further waive any claims that could be made against us in relation thereto.

We sometimes share general, demographic, or aggregated (nonpersonal) information with third parties about our user base, but that information will not include any personal information.

If Healthwise or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the personal information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. You hereby agree and consent to such transfer or assignment of your personal information or to a change of control of Healthwise, and you further waive any claims that could be made against us in relation thereto.

We may disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of us, users and visitors of our Website or third parties.

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).

Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding the Website or notices of any updates to our terms of service for the Website or this Privacy Policy.

You may change any of the personal information in your Website profile by editing your information in your profile.

We recognize our responsibility to protect the personal information you entrust to us. We use reasonable administrative, technical, personal, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. While we take precautions against possible breaches in our Website and customer databases, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur and cannot be held liable for any unauthorized access or use of the data you have supplied to us. Your use of our Website is at your own risk. We urge you to take steps to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet.

If you think that the use of your personal information is not in alignment with the purpose for which you have provided it to Healthwise, as described in this Privacy Policy, or if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, please visit our Contact Us page. You may also write to us at: Attn: Chief Information Officer, Healthwise, Incorporated, 2601 N. Bogus Basin Road., Boise, ID 83702.

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and changes will be posted on this page. If we make any material changes in the way we use or disclose your personal information, we will notify you at the email address you have provided to us or through a notice on our home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page.