The Okinawa Diet program
takes the issue of safeguarding your privacy online very seriously. We
want you to understand what information we gather from you, how this
information is used and protected, and what choices you have about how
Policy") discloses the privacy practices of the okinawa-diet.com
websites (including www.okinawa-diet.com and members.okinawa-diet.com)
(individually or collectively, the "Website"). By using the Website,
you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this
collected by Okinawa Diet online.
We may amend this Privacy
Policy from time to time, and therefore encourage you to revisit this
page periodically or when you notice new features on the Website.
Please read our statement carefully for comprehensive information
1. Information Collection and Use
Okinawa-Diet.com web site collects information from our users at
several different points on our web site. When you use the web site,
some basic, general information is collected. This general information
is used by Okinawa-Diet.com to improve the web site, including our
marketing and advertising efforts, and to make the use of the web site
as enjoyable and efficient as possible.
When you set up an
account on our web site or purchase an item from our web site, we
collect personal information provided by you that may include your: (1)
first and last name; (2) billing address; (3) email address; (4) phone
number; (5) credit card account number. We use this personal
information in order to provide you with the goods and services that
you purchase on our web site. Your phone number is used by us only in
the event that our customer service representatives need to contact you
about an order you have placed.
Okinawa-Diet.com is the sole
owner of the information collected on the web site. We will not sell,
share, or rent this information to a third party in any way other than
information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal
requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, court
order, or legal process; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical
threat to you or others, or to protect the rights and/or property of
order to use all features of Okinawa Diet, a user must first complete
the registration form. Some of the questions that are asked are
necessary so that we can provide you with the best meal plan for your
successful weight loss. Also, a user is required to provide an email
address. The email address is used to keep user records separate from
each other and may also be used for us to contact you with matters
regarding Okinawa Diet, such as a newsletter, or an announcement about
a new product or service. Okinawa Diet uses a well established third
party vendor to collect credit card information. Okinawa Diet does not
store any sensitive credit card information on its servers.
3. Personal Diary
entering nutrition items into "My Daily Planner", you allow Okinawa
Diet to provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your aggregate
nutrition intake by meal, day or over an extended period of time. It
also allows us to plot for you charts of your weight, calorie intake
and individual nutrient intake.
This information is not shared
with anyone. Okinawa Diet may create statistics based on users' Meal
Plan entries to determine what meal patterns have been most effective
at losing weight among certain types of people. This information is
collected in a non-personally identifiable manner. Your individual
information will NEVER be shared with anybody else.
you enroll, order products or services on Okinawa Diet, we request
information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide
contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial
information (like credit card number, expiration date). This
information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers' orders.
If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is
used to get in touch with the user.
cookie is a piece of data temporarily stored on the user's hard drive
containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way
linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.
The cookie helps the user to save time. For instance, by setting a
cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more
than once. Web browsers can be set to reject cookies. If a user rejects
the cookie they may still use our site, but may not be able to take
advantage of certain features. Cookies can also enable us to track and
target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our
6. Log Files
true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and
store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP)
addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system,
date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information (which
does not identify individual users) to analyze trends, to administer
the Website, and to identify and solve hardware and software problems
as they arise. We may link this automatically-collected data to your
personal information for the purpose of determining your interests and
to offer you goods or services that we believe may be of interest to
We use a
third party payment gateway company for credit card processing. This
company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable
information for any secondary purposes and our agreements with such
providers restrict the use of this information.
Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Okinawa
Diet is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read
the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collect
personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies
solely to information collected by this Web site.
currently send our Newsletter to the email address you provide when you
enroll in Okinawa Diet. You have the opportunity to unsubscribe your
external email address from the newsletter if desired.
10. Surveys & Contest
time to time Okinawa Diet requests information from users via surveys
or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely
voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to
disclose this information. Information requested may include contact
information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic
information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be
used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be
used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction
of this site.
Okinawa Diet we take every precaution to protect our users'
information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site,
your information is protected both online and offline.
registration order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such
as credit card number, that information is encrypted and protected with
the best encryption software in the industry. While on a secure page,
such as our order form, the lock icon that you see on the bottom of Web
browsers, such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer,
becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive
information online, we also do everything in our power to protect
user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the
sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for
example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are
granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL
employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices and
sign confidentiality agreements. Finally, the servers on which we store
personally identifiable information, are kept in a completely secure
12. Correction/Updating Personal Information:
a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip
code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to
provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data
provided to us. This can be done in the "My Account" section or by
emailing Customer Support at .
users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their
information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the
point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form
will have an "opt-out" mechanism so users who buy a product from us,
but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email address off
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or
promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving this
communications by emailing us at .
of our site are always notified when their information is being
collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an
informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that
require an outside party, or not.
are committed to protecting the privacy of children. This Website is
not designed for, nor is it intended to attract, children under the age
of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information directly from
any person under the age of 13, and if we do inadvertently collect
information from a person under the age of 13, we delete it as soon as
we discover it.
15. Notification of Changes:
we decide to change our Privacy statement, we will post those changes
on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we
disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable
information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was
collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a
choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different
under which the information was collected.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an email to .