Thursday, August 27, 2009
SparkPeople has revised its Terms and Conditions
in order to make these policies consistent with our member-focused practices. We are working hard to build a grassroots movement that will help millions for people improve their health and reach amazing goals. Member success stories and testimonials are extremely motivational and help spread the spark. SparkPeople has tremendous respect for our members and therefore we want to be clear about how member information might be re-published.
The main changes are as follows:
1) SparkPeople removed the terms allowing us to share personally identifiable information that you enter in program setup or tracking with 3rd parties. SparkPeople has not ever shared/sold member personal identifiable information, but we wanted to make this an official policy.
2) SparkPeople will not republish user-generated content from private SparkTeams. We have never published content from private Teams, but we wanted to include this in our policy as a reply to member questions.
3) SparkPeople does not distribute user-generated content to third parties that contains member personal identifiable information without permission. Again we have never published user content containing personal information without permission, but wanted to make this an official policy.
4) SparkPeople does aggregate member information such as pounds lost and exercise minutes, so we need to have the ability to collect this data. This is helpful for us to do things like form partnerships with other companies.
Please post a comment with any questions, thanks!