• How Anthus Collects Information
• Personal Data you provide
• Information Anthus collects
• Our Use of Your Information
• Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties
• Anthus Opt-in/Opt-out Policy
• Third Party Advertising and Links to other Sites.
• Access and Correction
• Guidelines regarding children
• Public forums/chat rooms/message boards/bulletin boards/social networking
• How we protect and secure your information
• Applicable Law
• Contact Information
1. How Anthus Collects Information
A. Personal Data you provide to Anthus
Personally Identifiable Information is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual such as your name, email address, home address, and phone number. Anthus asks you to provide Personally Identifiable Information in various places throughout Anthus. Some of these areas where the collection of such information takes place are listed below:
In order to use many of Anthus's features, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for Personally Identifiable Information.
Anthus offers electronic newsletters on a variety of topics. If you subscribe to any of these newsletters, you will be required to provide a valid email address as well as any other information that is relevant to the delivery of the newsletter.
Surveys and Polls
Anthus offers online surveys and questionnaires that ask users for opinions on various issues and/or other information. Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender) when you answer a survey. Such surveys are completely voluntary.
Sweepstakes and Contests
We may operate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways throughout Anthus. We will typically ask you for your email address and/or phone number (to notify you if you've won, or not). We also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses in order to verify the entrant's identity. In some situations, we need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice.
When you engage in an ecommerce transaction on Anthus you may be asked to provide credit card information and other Personally Identifiable Information in order to complete the transaction.
In order to use some of the tools and services on Anthus you may be asked to provide information about your health. When you provide this information, in certain circumstances Anthus will associate it with Personally Identifiable Information.
B. Information gathered by Anthus and its third party service providers
When you visit Anthus and interact with the services and tools that reside there, Anthus and third parties with whom Anthus has contracted to provide services to Anthus may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from two sources. One is from the server log files and the other is from cookies.
You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those Anthus services that require registration in order to participate or will have to sign in each time you visit Anthus
2. How Anthus uses Information it collects
Anthus uses the information you provide for several purposes, such as to communicate with you and to give you a better experience when visiting Anthus by personalizing tools, content, services and email messages. Anthus also uses this information to build new services and develop offers that Anthus believes are more relevant and valuable to you.
The information collected by Anthus is also used to create aggregated portraits of the Anthus audience, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information but no personally identifiable information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners to help them understand who the Anthus audience is. For example, we may create a report that tells advertisers what percent of our members are males in a certain age range, so that they can determine which of their products or services are most appropriate for our members.
Anthus offers the ability to forward an article to another person via email. If you use this service, we will use the recipient's email address in order to send the article or postcard and we will also ask for your email address. We do not use the recipient's email address for any other purpose unless such recipient gives us permission to do so.
3. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties
If a sweepstake or contest offered on Anthus is sponsored by unaffiliated third party, information that you provide as part of that entry will be shared with the sponsor if we advise you of such in the sweepstakes rules. Most sweepstakes and contests will also ask you to consent to the release of information contained within the entry form for tax purposes if you become a winner. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest and giveaway which you enter as they may contain additional important information about Anthus's or a sponsor's use of your personally identifiable information.
The information you provide on pages of Anthus that are co-branded with a third party (including tools that are hosted by a third party) may be shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregated basis and in these instances your permission will not be requested since no Personally Identifiable Information will be shared or provided to these third party sponsors or advertisers. Anthus will, however, use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree not to use any non-personally identifiable information about you, in conjunction with other sources of information, or otherwise, to identify you.
4. The Anthus Opt-in/Opt-out Policy
Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers or news about our sites and advertisers. If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities
• At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message (except for e-commerce confirmation or service notice emails) to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
• At any time, you can contact us through feedback@mail.Anthus.com to have your contact preference changed to "Do Not Contact Me."
• At any time, you can opt out of having your Personally Identifiable Information shared with our Affiliates for their direct marketing purposes.
5. Third Party Advertising and Links to other Sites.
Anthus contains links to advertiser and partner websites that are not co-branded or affiliated with Anthus in any way. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non-Anthus websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whose sites we link.
6. Access and Correction
Anthus provides you with the ability to access, correct or change the Personally Identifiable Information in your member portrait at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. However, you cannot currently change your member name although you may re-register and choose a new name. To review, modify or delete your member information, please click here. Please be advised that Anthus currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.
7. Guidelines regarding children
Personal information about children is a concern for all of us. At Anthus, we take the protection of children's privacy very seriously. Most of the content on Anthus is considered safe for the whole family, but, at times, there may be programs, news articles or blogs that may contain content, which may be seen by certain parties, as not suitable for children. This may included, but is not limited to: medical images, user's personal experiences, stories and images, health advice dealing with sexuality, and other health and social related issues. Anthus is working hard to create a safe environment for children, and has/will have areas specifically dedicated to youth programming and stories. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 13 are prohibited from becoming a member without parental consent.
8. Public forums/chat rooms/message boards/bulletin boards/social networking
Throughout Anthus various public forums such as chat rooms, message boards, "ask the expert" areas and various question and answer areas are available to you as a registered Anthus member.
Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on Anthus, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. Anthus may decide to utilize the content of Q&A's, interactions with experts, and/or chat room and message board content throughout Anthus and in promotions in order to enhance Anthus's editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities. In those cases, we often provide authorship credit by listing the author's member name. We therefore encourage you to use care in protecting your identity when you choose a member name and to keep your member name confidential.
9. How we protect and secure your information
All of your member information require use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. Anthus uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls, to ensure that your information is secure and confidential.
10. Applicable Law
We control and operate Anthus from the United States. Anthus is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that Anthus is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access Anthus do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.
12. Contact information