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The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of FrenchWomenDontGetFat.com. We have developed this Privacy Policy to make our privacy practices clear and easy to understand. This page describes the type of information we collect from you, how that information may be used and shared and what steps are taken to protect it. Please carefully review our information collection practices and privacy protections below.

Publicly Shared Information

Certain areas of our site contain information supplied by visitors and others. FrenchWomenDontGetFat.com is not responsible for comments, advice, information, or any other posting made by visitors or others in these areas. We reserve the right to review materials posted in any public areas and to delete or edit them, for any reason, at any time.

Information You Provide to Us

The only personal information this website obtains about you is information voluntarily provided by you through our website, via the registration process. Certain areas of the website do not require registration.  This means that it is possible to visit and navigate through our site without giving us personally identifiable information. To contribute comments, images, content or to receive our newsletter you must register and log-in. When registering you will be required to provide us with a limited amount of personal information such as your full name, e-mail address and postal code.

During registration or while signing-up for the newsletter or other direct mailings we may invite you to provide additional information such as gender, age range, postal address, etc. Your decision to provide us with this additional information is entirely voluntary.

Information that is Automatically Collected

We collect information about our readers as a group through standard analysis of our web server log files. This information may include your computer’s IP address, information about your web browser and operating system and the pages you visit.

In addition, we will also track basic usage information such as click patterns, referring/exit pages, browser identification and clickstream information through web analytics software.

Third party advertisers or ad servers that place advertising on the site may also collect information from you via cookies, web beacons or gifs. The use and collection of your information by these third parties is governed by their third party privacy policy and is not covered by, and may differ from this privacy policy.

Required Disclosures

We may need to disclose your personally identifiable information when required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. You authorize us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.

Use of Personal Information

If you register with us to receive the newsletter, to become a member of our Community or to post items, we will not sell, rent or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address without your permission. This also applies to any information that personally identifies you, except as noted immediately below. We do, however, share information about our audience in aggregate form. For example, we may want to know how long the average reader spends on our site or which pages or features get the most attention.

Certain areas of our website allow you to post information about yourself and communicate with others, as well as post reviews and upload content. You should understand that information you provide through the registration process or post to the public areas of our website may be accessible by, and made public through, syndication programs and by search engines, metasearch tools, crawlers, metacrawlers and other similar programs. Such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. When you voluntarily disclose personal information on a public site such as ours, that information will be publicly available.

Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We use this information to evaluate use of the site and to determine which areas we need to improve. By evaluating usage patterns, demographic, interests and general behavior, we are able to better understand and serve our audience. This information is used exclusively in aggregate form and is not directly linked to personally identifiable information. This non-personal information will include data such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the length of their visit, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, income distribution, or the preferences of our visitors.

Use of Cookies and Tracking Devices

This site uses cookies or other tracking devices. Cookies do not allow the website to access personal information that you haven’t already provided. Cookies enable us to track how often visitors are visiting our website and specific pages, the number of entries in specific events, the estimated audience size for sponsors and advertisers, and user preferences. You can refuse to use cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Children’s Privacy Statement

This site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that the website has inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen we will immediately and permanently delete the information from our records.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties. We also do not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the site.

Our Security Procedures

We take measures to protect the privacy of all information collected over our website. Only employees and supervisors with specific authorization have access to databases containing visitors’ personal information if provided.

We will review our security measures and Privacy Policy on a periodic basis and reserve the right to modify our policies at any time. We may also change or update our Privacy Policy if we add new services or features and will post these changes in this policy. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

Questions Regarding Privacy

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use please contact us by writing to: webmaster@FrenchWomenDontGetFat.com