What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you respond to a survey or fill out a form. When registering or downloading materials from our site, you may be asked to enter your: name or/and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To administer a study survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails to participants in our studies
  • The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Before participating in any study of this site, you will be asked to provide informed consent as approved by Palo Alto University’s Institutional Review Board.

The possible risks of participating in our studies are minimal. As with any electronic communication there is a small risk of loss of confidentiality. To reduce this risk, we use an online survey system called Qualtrics, which uses HTTPS encryption for all transmitted data. All the data you provide, including your name and e-mail address, will be kept as confidential as possible and will not be shared with anyone outside of our research team. Our research reports or publications will use only group data and will not identify any individuals. You will not be charged for taking part in our studies and will not be paid for your participation.

Do we use cookies?

We use cookies to collect anonymous tracking data through Google Analytics. Visitors to this site can opt out by visiting https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party health-related services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at i4health@paloaltou.edu