Like the content on our website, we aim to present this document in a way that is easy to understand and doesn't include any complex 'legalise'.
The document below outlines all the obligations and requirements of the website, its owners and the users as well as the way in which the websites, processes, stores and protects your personal information and data.
User privacy is a priority at MyMed.com and our team takes a proactive approach in taking measures to ensure that the privacy of users is maintained throughout their visit.
When we say cookies, we don't mean delicious biscuits (although wouldn't it be nice if someone could leave these waiting for you?), we mean small files that are saved to your PC's hard drive. These allow our site to save and store information regarding how you use the MyMed.com site, so that we can better tailor your experience with us in future.
At MyMed our business is all about you, so we do use tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor and better understand how you use our site, again to provide a better experience for you in future. The analytics tracking cookie will be saved on your hard drive, tracking and monitoring your use and engagement with our site, BUT it will not store, save or collect personal information.
Contacting & Communicating with MyMed.com
Need to chat to the MyMed team? You can do so by filling in the contact form, but please remember that you do so at your own discretion. We'll keep your personal details private and store them securely until they are no longer required, and every effort will be made to ensure a safe and secure email submission process, but you do use this process and share these details at your own risk.
Generally, we'll use the information you provide in your correspondence through our contact form in order to answer your questions or queries (we do not give medical advice, assist with diagnosing your health conditions – because without seeing you it's unethical and illegal for our doctors and medical advisers to do so).
Your details will not be shared with third parties without your consent, because we value your privacy and we all hate unsolicited spam.
If you subscribe to our email newsletter through the online form, we'll use the details and any feedback you provide in future to tailor the information we send you according to your specific health interests or concerns.
Should you no longer wish to receive newsletter communication, you will be able to click unsubscribe at the bottom of the mailer and you will be removed from our mailing list. If you wish to re-subscribe at any time, simply fill in the details in the “subscribe to our newsletter” section of the site.
Our mailing list is managed through an automated process by a third party (MailChimp) but some subscriptions may be processed manually if necessary. By signing up to our newsletter, you consent to allowing your details to be stored and managed on the MailChimp platform. Other than this platform, your details will not be made available to third parties.
You may, at any time request a copy of the personal information held about you by our newsletter program. A small fee will be payable.
In the event that the MyMed.com team runs email marketing campaigns, these may contain tracking codes within the actual email which will track and store your reactions (clicks on certain things) for future analysis and use. Things we may track will include whether or not you opened the mail, if it was shared through forwarding, if you clicked on any of the links, as well as the time, date and frequency with which you did.
Once we know a little more about what you like and what you don't, we'll use this information to tailor future campaigns in order to supply you with more interesting and relevant content based on your preferred areas of interest. As mentioned above, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of each email, your request will be honoured by the automated system.
MyMed.com only links to secure, quality websites with content of a relevant nature. That said, despite our best efforts, the MyMed and Inspired Digital Communications teams cannot verify or guarantee the content of any externally linked websites via clickable links, banners, images etc. and the presence of these links is not an endorsement thereof.
Please be aware that clicking on any external links or advertising is done so at your own risk and MyMed and its owners will not be liable to any implications or damages caused by you doing so.
Advertising and Sponsorships
MyMed.com may contain advertising, sponsored inserts and links which may be served through advertising partners, each with their own detailed policies regarding the advertising served.
If you click on these advertising inserts, links or images, you will click-through the advertiser's website. This process may involve the use of cooking and tracking software. Please note that you click on these links at your own risk and MyMed.com and its owners will not be held liable for any negative implications or damages due to visiting external sites via links on our website.
Social Media Platforms
MyMed.com's social media engagement, communication and actions are subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies held by each platform respectively.
Please ensure that you use social media platforms with discretion regarding your personal details and privacy. The MyMed.com team and its owners will never request the sharing of personal or sensitive information. If you feel that there is something you would like to disclose to help us better our articles that is of a sensitive nature, please contact us via our contact form.
MyMed.com makes use of social sharing buttons which enable you to share articles and information with your friends, colleagues and family directly through our site. Please be advised that you use this facility at your own risk and discretion. Also, be mindful that the social media platform that you are using may track and save your activities when you share it through your social media account.
Shorting of Links for use on Social Media
MyMed.com and its owners may share web links to certain web pages via various social media platforms, which may either by default or through the use of a third-party tool will be shortened to social media friendly URL's. An example of this may look something like this: http://bit.ly/2mB9Vfn.
Once again, please exercise good judgement and caution when clicking on any shortened URL's. Despite every effort being made to ensure that only genuine URL's are shared on social media, these may be prone to hacking and spam that is out of our control. The MyMed website, team and its owners cannot be held liable for any damage or implications arising from clicking on these types of links