By accessing and using GOODDECISIONS.COM (“Good Decisions” or the “Site”) you consent to the terms of this privacy policy. Good Decisions is committed to maintaining the confidence and trust of our members and other customers and visitors to the Site. Good Decisions maintains the following privacy policy to inform you of Good Decisions’ collection, use, and distribution of the personal information you provide online. Good Decisions may update or modify this privacy policy at any time, which update shall become effective upon posting of the new privacy policy on the Site. Please check this page periodically for updates to our privacy policy. Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this privacy policy by sending an email using the “Contact Us” link.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES GOOD DECISIONS COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

  1. NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

From General Users

Good Decisions does not collect any personally identifiable information (“PII”) from users browsing the Site. Only statistical data — such as the number of hits per page — is collected. This information is used only for internal and marketing purposes and does not include any PII.

Cookies and IP Addresses

“Cookies” are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They provide greater security for sites that provide personalized information. Cookies are commonly used by Web sites to provide identification. The cookie you accept is uniquely yours and can be read only by the server that gave it to you. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them.

A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. Good Decisions uses cookies but does not track IP addresses for advertising purposes.

  1. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

From Members and Other Customers

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the Good Decisions Site, members and other users are asked to voluntarily register and/or provide their member login, as well as provide some limited information. Good Decisions asks members to provide their name, member number, business phone and e-mail. Good Decisions uses PII to send information to members about the Site. The members’ PII is also used by Good Decisions to contact members when necessary.

From E-mail

Information sent by e-mail to Good Decisions is used to process the request or inquiry in the email.

Disclosure of Your PII to Third Parties

Except as provided below, we do not share your PII with non-affiliated third parties without your permission.

We may disclose PII you provide via the Site in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business or a portion of the business of our site, including a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of assets or other corporate change of our direct or indirect parent companies that affects us.

We may need to release PII when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on our Site. We may also share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Service Providers: We also may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to: (a) process credit card transactions; (b) manage a database of customer information; (c) assist us in distributing e-mails; (d) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (e) provide us storage and analysis; (f) provide fraud prevention; and (g) other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in the agreements.

Permission: In addition, we may disclose or sell your PII to third-parties with your permission.

Public Forums

Any information you disclose on any open forum hosted by Good Decisions may be collected by others and used, without authorization by Good Decisions, to send you unsolicited non-Good Decisions information or for other purposes. Although Good Decisions tries to protect your personal information when using these public forums, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

External Links

GOODDECISIONS.COM may contain links to other external Web sites that do not fall under the GOODDECISIONS.COM domain. Good Decisions is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external Web sites. Good Decisions does not endorse the content, products or services on other Web sites.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE

This website contains affiliate links, which means Good Decisions may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. You will pay the same price for all products and services, and your purchase helps support Good Decisions mission to help ten thousand people make peace with food, lose weight, improve health, and live the life of their dreams. Thanks for your support!

Pop-Up Advertising

Good Decisions has nothing to do with pop-up ads and does not sanction or control them in any way. These ads are triggered by software on the viewer’s computer that may have been unwittingly installed as part of a free software package. The most common case is with music and file sharing software that is given away free to consumers.
After installation, the software keeps track of the sites the user logs onto and when the person goes to any site that is on a special list, an ad pops up. Advertisers pay for this and select the sites they want their ads to be associated with

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.