Introduction and Scope
The Sites are not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Sites from visitors in this age group. We do, however, collect information about children and babies from their parents. We ask that our users not provide information about a baby or child without first getting the parents’ consent. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites.
Types of Data Collected; Collection Methods; Combination of Data
You actively send information to us when you sign up with us a member on our Site, participate in surveys or promotions, post opinions on our bulletin boards, respond to us or otherwise contact us. Depending on your choices, you may send us personally identifiable information such as your email address, name, mailing address, phone number, birthday, and gender; password; baby due date/birthday, name and gender. But, you can also use certain features of our Sites without telling us your name and if you do not tell us who you are, we do not try to find out.
We also track information about how our Site is used by you through cookies, Internet tags or web beacons, and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, clickstream ). For example, your Internet browser automatically transmits to us information such as the URL of the Web Site you just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version your computer is currently using.
To accomplish some of the foregoing data processing, we utilize independent contractors. In addition, we participate in ad networks. The ad networks that we participate in collect anonymous information using cookies to target some of the advertising you see on the Sites and on other third party Web Sites.
You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent or to refuse or delete cookies altogether, but certain features of the Sites might not work without certain cookies.
If you have actively sent us your name or other personally identifiable information, we may combine such information with tracked information for the purposes set forth below.
Purposes of Data Collection
We collect information about you because we want to determine what you may like or find interesting, so we can provide you with targeted information and advertising (on our Site, in newsletters, via email and otherwise). In addition, we use data to create statistics and reports where personally identifiable information has been removed and aggregated (such that it is anonymous as regards any specific user) for various business purposes.
Disclosure of Data
Please remember that if you post any information in areas of our Sites that are generally accessible to users, such as chat rooms and message boards, it will be available to the public.
We take reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. But, you should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from the Sites may not be secure.
Access and Correction; Comments and Questions
Opt-Out, Communication Preferences
You may modify your communication preferences and/or opt-out from specific communications at any time.
. We reserve the right to amend it from time to time and if we change it materially, we will post a revised version on the Sites. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information to us.
Do’s and Don’ts for Users
14 July 2012
submit, post, or otherwise make available to or through the Web Site any information that:[list-ul] [li-row]is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, harmful, tortious, libellous, or invasive of another’s privacy;[/li-row] [li-row]infringes or violates any party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right;[/li-row] [li-row]contains any worms, viruses, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files, code, or programs;[/li-row] [li-row]includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass email to people or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings; or[/li-row] [li-row]you do not have the right to submit, post, disseminate, or transmit.[/li-row] [/list-ul]
use the Web Site in any way to:[list-ul] [li-row]impersonate any person or entity; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; intentionally omit, delete, forge, or misrepresent transmission information, including headers, return mailing, and Internet protocol addresses; or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any content that you submit or transmit through the Web Site;[/li-row] [li-row]disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges;[/li-row] [li-row]interfere with, disrupt, or harm in any way the Site or servers or networks connected to the Web Site;[/li-row] [li-row]electronically stalk or otherwise harass another user;[/li-row] [li-row]engage in any activities that would violate the personal privacy rights of others, including but not limited to collecting and distributing information about other users without their permission, except as permitted by applicable law; or[/li-row] [li-row]use the Web Site in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, or any rules or guidelines established by Meg Faure.[/li-row] [/list-ul]
User Rights and Responsibilities
Please bear in mind that all of the material you read in our community areas comes from other members. Because our community is very large, Meg Faure doesn’t monitor or verify the information posted by our members. The comments, opinions, and statements posted on our bulletin boards and chats reflect the views of the user who makes the post and don’t necessarily reflect the views of Meg Faure. The information posted on our boards and chats, including advice and opinions, are the responsibility of those members who create the posts. Posts from users may contain medical information that is incorrect or dangerous to you or your children. Please consult your doctor or other qualified professional before relying on information you find in the community areas. If you believe that you have an emergency of any kind, please contact your healthcare provider or your local emergency number for assistance.
MEG FAURE AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY AREAS. YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF CONTENT POSTED IN THE COMMUNITY AREAS.
THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY AREAS IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER MEG FAURE NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING MEDICAL, COUNSELING, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE.
YOU SHOULD NOT UTILIZE SUCH CONTENT AS MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE ADVICE, MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION.
The Meg Faure website (www.megfaure.com, www.megfaure.co.za) has been in existence since 2014. Information has been posted from that time until the present and every effort is made to ensure all information is relevant and based on empirical research. As trends and legislations have changed over time, advice dispensed to parents changes. We believe that the advice on the site is responsible but it is important to note that it does not take the place of advice from your medical caregiver.
The Department of Health of South Africa and the WHO recommend exclusive breast-feeding until 6 months of age. Any advice on the website relating to feeding must be seen in the context of this recommendation.