Information Collection and Use
JohnPostill.com collects personal information when you visit JohnPostill.com web pages and when you open an account with JohnPostill.com or use other JohnPostill.com products or services. JohnPostill.com may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. We use information for the following general purposes: providing products and services, billing, identification and authentication, improving our services and web site, and contacting users and research. We aggregate certain information to develop statistics related to the use of JohnPostill.com. We may publish some statistics based on aggregated information, but none of these statistics will contain any personally identifiable information.
When you register to open an account with JohnPostill.com, we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, weight and height. To purchase certain products and services from JohnPostill.com, we also ask you to provide other contact and billing information. JohnPostill.com shares personally identifiable information only when required to complete your order. We do not otherwise share personally identifiable information with any third parties.
Depending on the product or service you have selected, we may also collect certain personal information, including personal foods, activities and body measurements. Recognizing the highly personal nature of this information, we take special precautions to protect such information.
Before and After photos taken on a mobile device are stored on the mobile device unencrypted.
Fitness and Activity Data
We use fitness and activity data, including data provided by third-party activity trackers, to provide, personalize and improve your experience on the JohnPostill.com website and in mobile applications. We may release or share Fitness and Activity Data with third parties in anonymous form and/or in the aggregate, for statistical analysis, research, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
Message Boards and Other Public Forums
As a service to our users, JohnPostill.com features message boards, online discussions, group and personal messages, and other public forums where users can share information or post questions for experts to answer. We offer certain online discussions moderated by dietitians and other health professionals. Any information (including personal information) that you reveal in a message board, online discussion, group or personal message, or other public forum is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any personally identifiable information in any public forum. What you have disclosed in such locations may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, this information may also appear in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc.
JohnPostill.com is committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use and disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. Neither JohnPostill.com nor any of its services or products are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. COPPA requires that we obtain the consent of parents or guardians before collecting, using or disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13.
A parent or guardian may use JohnPostill.com to establish an account for a minor. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of JohnPostill.com. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through JohnPostill.com for the minor.
Even if you do not register with JohnPostill.com we collect non-personal information about your use of our web site, special promotions and other services.
We collect non-personal information about your use of our web site. Every computer that accesses a JohnPostill.com web site is assigned different Cookies by JohnPostill.com. Cookies are required for the use of certain JohnPostill.com services. The information collected by Cookies (i) records current session information, (ii) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site, (iii) how many people open our emails, (iv) web sites referring visitors to us, and (iv) for what purposes these actions are being taken. We may use Cookie information to determine the popularity of certain content, advertisements, and effectiveness of our marketing programs. Cookies are also used to facilitate a user’s log-in.
JohnPostill.com automatically collects certain information and stores it in log files, including internet protocol (IP) addresses, referring/exit pages, operating system, browser type, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this non-personal information, to analyze trends, to administer our web site and to gather demographic information about our user base. We also record your IP address with your personally identifiable information to help protect ourselves and our members from abusive users of our web site.