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Changes to Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Monday, January 12, 2009

We made a few changes to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy this week. Nothing major, but a few things that we wanted to make things more clear for everyone. You can read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to see all the changes, but below is a quick summary of some of the changes:

- We reinforced that you should never disregard professional medical advice because of something you read on SparkPeople, and if you are having a medical emergency you should call your doctor or 911.
- By registering for and/or using the site you agree to our Terms and Conditions.
- If a user violates our terms their permission to use the site terminates.
- We reinforce that SparkPeople can use any information you submit to the community (User Generated Content) in any media, including our websites or print.
- If we link to another website we are not responsible for the privacy practice on the other site.
- We reinforce that information you post on our community may be viewed by other users and the general public.
- We state that we use multiple firewalls and security to keep our data safe.

Please post a comment here if you have any questions. Thanks!
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    Most secure sites use SSL and typically you see that in the status bar in the form of a lock. I don't see that when I login. What mechanism is used to secure our data? Are there any plans in the future to update the stie to prevent members MySpark Page from being visible to anyone on the internet? Thanks.
    1992 days ago
    I love everything you have to offer!! Thanks emoticon
    2834 days ago
    Thanks for providing a breakdown of the changes in plain terms! emoticon
    2834 days ago
    Thank you for such a great site,and for a secure site.I love Spark People and feel so great it was recommented to me,by a friend. again thanks for all you do. Carol
    2835 days ago
  • CHERIE55
    I agree with everything everyone else on this page said. I love the new emoticons too. I would like to see a ball like a stability ball. Thank you,

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    2836 days ago
    I really like that idea due to sometimes I have two answers but only can choose one.

    I also love the new emotions great job sparkpeople Only one thing wish the day one emotion would go be able to go so you can do day 2 day 3 so on so on and son on

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    2837 days ago
    Thank you for the information and in keeping a secure site. emoticon emoticon
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  • TAZ675
    Thank you
    2837 days ago
    Thank you and I agree with JulCat. Some people are a little less than friendly. Like they are here to be the best not for support or to help others. I've even tried to be helpful and been treated terrible for it.
    Also, thanks for the new emoticons. I thought there was more to choose from today!! emoticon
    2838 days ago
  • JULCAT51
    Thank you for the reinforcement.
    Many persons are giving medical advise as if it were the only way to deal with a physical problem and any other way is inferior. Our members need to work with their doctors for their specific medical needs.

    I would also like to see more reminders to be polite. Some long time Sparkers act superior as though they are better than others. I worry about people who struggle. We need support, not criticism.
    You guys are very good and I love how you take care of our site.
    2838 days ago
    Thank you for the information. It is great to know that this is a save site.

    Not pertaining to this blog but also thank you for the new emoticons.

    2838 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2009 6:21:28 PM
    Thanks for letting us know about the "change" I appreciate you letting us know.

    2838 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    Thank you. :)
    2838 days ago
  • MARYANNE4403
    sounds good to me, i LOVE this site!!
    2838 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder.
    2838 days ago
    Sounds like you just cleaned up some housekeeping...good job.....we are so lucky to have this site......
    2838 days ago
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