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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.

The Physicians Academy site has a link to their privacy policy on every page.

Screenshot of the PABH homepage. A red box outlines the link to their 'Privacy Policy' page in the footer.
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 email newsletter. This requires that you share your name and email address.

The privacy policy explains how your personal information will be used. It will not be sold or shared with other organizations.

Don't sign up for a newsletter unless you are comfortable with how your information will be used.

Screenshot of the PABH 'Privacy Policy' page. There are three paragraphs of content on the page. One red box highlights the text 'If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email or subscribing to our newsletter...' and another outlines the text 'We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.'
In this example, the privacy policy says that it is your choice to provide your personal information. It also says what they will not do with your information.
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