I try my very best to keep all forum and blog software up-to-date to prevent malicious activity, data mining, and hacking. I can’t guarantee this will never happen, as even the most secure websites are sometimes hacked. But I do everything in my power to prevent it.
What Information Do I Collect?
Some information is collected by various software and 3rd part programs I may use on this site. This includes things such as IP addresses, emails, usernames, post data, and information you provide when registering or posting on the forum.
I will never sell, rent, or lease this information that you provide when registering on the forum or accessing this site. The only exceptions are listed below:
1. If I ever decide to sell or transfer this site, I will also give the forum and all posts/database information along with it. I plan to keep the site for as long as I am alive and/or able to manage it at this point. But it is probable that at some point in the future I may give the site to another person or sell it when I no longer am able to manage it.
2. I may occasionally check information such as IP address or locations of people accessing the forum for research purposes or if I need to ban a member or visitor for any reason. For example: I may one day show a graph with the general locations of where the traffic of the site comes from, etc.
Other Types of Information That May Be Used:
I also use various advertising programs and 3rd party programs that may use information. Some of the programs I use may collect information based on cookies, beacons, and more. More details are below:
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on the site to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Tennessee real estate ads to someone in Tennessee, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing exercise equipment ads to someone who frequents exercise sites).
Affiliate and Advertising Disclosure
This website uses advertising programs such as Google Adsense, Amazon Affiliate program, and other such programs. I will receive compensation from such companies when a product is purchased or an ad is viewed. Here are the privacy policies or disclaimers from some of these companies:
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- CholinergicUrticaria.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on amazon.com. Any links you click to visit Amazon.com could potentially earn us an affiliate commission.
- I also work with Indeed.com to provide job listings and job search boxes.
- I may in the future have other advertising opportunities available, such as sponsored posts or videos.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Legal/Medical Disclosure for Blog and Forum Website:
This blog is about my life and experience in dealing with a very frustrating hives condition known as Cholinergic Urticaria. I tend to post a lot about daily living, treatments I have tried, theories, experiences, tips, and even medications I have tried and more.
Please understand that I am simply trying to relate my experience for any value that it may have to others. I AM NOT A DOCTOR . I have no medical training whatsoever. I am no expert on hives. I am just a simple average guy who has a condition and decided to start a blog and forum about it to offer support and information for others as I find it out. Never try any experiments, suggestions, tips, medical treatments, drugs, or anything else that I may ever mention here without first seeing a qualified doctor and getting approval and suggestions from them.
I do not claim to be 100% accurate or correct about anything posted on this site. This is not authoritative medical advice. Some topics may include opinions, advice, theories, and more that could be incorrect, untrue, or even harmful or fatal to certain individuals. So please understand that when reading this site it may contain errors or inaccurate information. Always take you doctor’s opinion over my own, and never do anything on this site, experiments, or otherwise, without the advice of a doctor. Safety first!
By accessing this site, viewing it, reading it, or using it in any way, you agree never to hold the owner or other users liable for any damages, financial losses, health problems, or any problems that may occur. You agree that it is your responsibility to verify any information or advice your receive.
Terms and Conditions of Use of This Site:
By using this site in any way (reading, making posts, trying ideas, etc.), you agree and understand that I am in no way liable for any possible damages or issues that may arise from your using or viewing this site, taking advice from others or me, or any other possible damages, harm, or liabilities that may occur. I strive to offer accurate and helpful information. However, I am human and do make mistakes.
By viewing the site you understand and acknowledge that I have no medical training, I am not trying to offer advice on treatments, tests, doctors, or anything else. You uderstand and agree to never file suit against this site or its owner. It is the responsibility of each person to seek qualified medical assistance for any potential illness or diagnosis. All information is provided to the best of my knowledge. I wish no one harm and my wish is that everyone one day can be healthy and hives free.
You agree to follow all terms and conditions of the forum, which may include additional terms and disclosures. You understand that some members may also be incorrect and provide incorrect information. You agree not to make any posts or provide any content that violates the terms and conditions and disclosure of this site.
You agree and understand that although I try very hard to moderate and remove inappropriate content as quickly as possible, that you do not hold me responsible for any harmful ideas, posts, or content provided by me or other members. If you see an inappropriate post, please report it as soon as possible.
You understand that no doctors are on our forum, and even if there were, it does not qualify as valid medical advice. Only a doctor that can see you in person and check your medical history and examine you is qualified to give accurate medical advice, drugs, prescriptions, diagnosis, and/or tips.
You agree that the forum is a collection of members who suffer from some type of hives, and merely post opinions, experiences, and more. It is not authoritative, and you should never take or stop taking any medications unless your doctor advises it.
You also agree that once you’ve posted information, you waive any rights to that information and grant me full rights to display it indefinietly, cite it, or include it in any works that may be created to benefit others or spread the word. In other words, your post becomes property of this site, for the welfare of other sufferers.
In summary, you understand and agree by viewing, linking to, posting on, or in any way accessing this site that you will never seek damages, lawsuits, or hold this site (cholinergicurticaria.net) or its owners liable for damages or problems that may arise at any time.
Terms of the Forum:
Please do not post spam, copyrighted information, pornography, links to sites selling prescription drugs, or any other potentially harmful activities. You assume full responsibility for all posts made, and understand that I may occasionally edit posts reported to me or that violate any terms or contain inappropriate content.
I may terminate memberships at any time, for any reason (or no reason) if I feel a member is violating terms or harming other members, or any other reason.
Do not give medical advice on things such as medicines to take, dosages, experiments, etc. that could be harmful in any way. Please do not post anything that could be potentially illegal or harmful to others. Please report any posts that you view as inappropriate or harmful in any way.
By using this site, visiting this site, posting on this site, reading content, or anything else you agree to all of these terms and conditions and disclosure stated on the web page above.
Thanks to everyone who visits this site. Please help me keep it safe and informative for every visitor that may come along. My wish is that people can find others to relate to about cholinergic urticaria. We can help provide support and information for others who have this condition, and hopefully, we can one day live hives free again.