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Evaluating Internet Health Information Tutorial

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Privacy—Part 1 of 3

Maintaining your privacy is another important thing to remember. Some sites ask for you to "sign up" or "become a member." Before you do, look for a privacy policy to see how the site will use your personal information.

On this example website for Physicians Academy for Better Health there is a link to their Privacy Policy on every page.

On the example for the Physicians Academy for Better Health website, the link for their Privacy Policy is in the footer area of the page along with links to their About Us page, Site Map page, and their contact information.
The example on the Physicians Academy for Better Health site clearly provides a link to their privacy policy in the footer area of their site.

On this site, users can sign up for an e-mail newsletter. This requires that you share your name and e-mail address.

The Privacy Policy explains how this information will be used. It will not be shared with outside organizations.

Only sign up for the newsletter if you are comfortable with how your information will be used.

In this example's Privacy Policy states 'If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email or subscribing to our newsletter...' and 'We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.' along with other privacy policy information.
This example they indicate that it is your choice to provide your personal information along with stating what they will not do with your information.
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