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Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Privacy Policy:
It’s important to us that you have come to the Self chec Web site. We are committed to protecting your privacy rights and will not collect personal information about you when visiting this site. Also, when you give us your email address for your personal reminders, comments, donations and other communications, we will not collect or sell your information for commercial purposes. That’s our promise to you.

In order to improve the Self chec Web site for you, as standard practice, we automatically collect and maintain statistical information from our site’s data logs that concern traffic flow and volume. This information consists of (1) the name of the domain from which the visitor accesses the Internet; (2) the Internet protocol number; and (3) the date and time the Self chec Web site is visited. We do not use “cookies”, a file placed on a visitor’s hard drive that allows the Web site to monitor the individual’s use of the site. No attempts are made to identify individual users unless illegal behavior is suspected. We also monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information that may cause damage to the Web service. We focus on Web site security so that this service will remain safe and available to you when you need it.

Disclaimer:
As important as it is for you to check yourself for those cancers listed on the Self chec Web site and to practice healthy lifestyles, it is even more important for you to see your doctor or healthcare professional annually to determine if you are at greater risk than others for certain chronic diseases, according to your family history. If you are, your doctor will help tailor the advisory guidelines on this site to your individual needs.

Although the director of Self chec is not a medical professional, the information on the self-checks pages of this site wasinitially reviewed by the folks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on the newest information from the national medical advisory organizations, including, but not limited to, the National Institute of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Cancer Society, The National Institute of Heart, Lung & Blood Diseases, The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases. We recognize that the national cancer advisory organizations sometimes do not agree about specific cancer guidelines, often making it confusing to the public about what to do. That is why we are asking you to err on the side of caution by always consulting a healthcare professional to advise you in the healthy choices you will make. Thank you.

Some links on our prevention pages will take you to valuable resources to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. When visiting these external Web sites, please make sure you read their privacy policy. Although we are careful to choose who to link to, Self chec is not responsible for external Web site content and information.

There is always new information being published. The folks at Self chec strive to update our Web site in a timely fashion with the latest information as it becomes available. Please check back here often for our updates. Remember this is a win-win partnership for each of us.

It is illegal to reproduce any information or images from the Self chec website without written permission.

About Comments Blogs:
Please be advised…

Self chec’s director and volunteers moderate the comments shared by the readers of Self chec’s comment blogs weekly.

Most comments are made by the general public. In cases where a comment is made by a medical professional, his/her title will be clearly stated.

References must be provided to health/medical information when it is not a personal experience.

Anyone can read a comment and use its content.

Information disseminated by users must be true and correct to the best of their knowledge.

Users do not have the right to publish advertisements in the form of content, banner or links etc. In addition, they should not include any personal data or advertising for a site or product.

Any revisions to a comment must be emailed to: info@selfchec.org. Changes will be made at the discretion of the Self chec staff.

Information shared by others on our site may not be supported by Self chec.

Users of Self chec’s interactive comments must behave at all times with respect and honesty.

Self chec reserves the right to delete any responses from the public it deems unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racial, ethnic or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including without limitation, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense.

Advertising Policy: Self chec does not host or receive funding from advertising.

Funding: Supported by one small grant in 2007, Self chec has depended mostly on private funding and in-kind services to date. We are looking forward to receiving additional funding from foundations, individuals and partnerships, etc. going forward.