45Pounds Privacy Policy

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for the Web pages, newsletters, discussion forums and lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by 45Pounds.  The following discloses our Privacy Policy.

What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address

. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within the 45Pounds site, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the 45Pounds site, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. See also Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties? We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off of your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do not damage your system. At present, 45Pounds does not use cookies and will not place any cookies on your hard drive.

What information do you collect when I register for something?

45Pounds offers access to some services that require registration. We may use your registration contact information to send notification to you of 45Pounds products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We do not share that information with any other person or entity.

What other information do you request?

We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, or announcement lists). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No-Spam" policy that means that we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy.  E-mail addresses supplied for meal plan request forms will also be used to provide a free subscription to our e-mail newsletter which may be canceled at any time.  E-mail addresses supplied for meal plan requests will also be used for product and program announcements.  Each announcement will provide a link which will allow you to be removed from this list at any time.

We may from time to time send e-mail announcing new 45Pounds products and services. Except as stated above, 45Pounds will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive.

When you register for a contest or other promotion, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.

What information do you collect when I purchase something?

If you are purchasing something from a 45Pounds we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. This information may also be used by us to notify you of related products and services. Credit card and e-mail information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose except as provided in this Privacy Policy without your express permission.

Wherever 45Pounds collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

45Pounds will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    1)    Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on 45Pounds,

    2)   Protect and defend the rights or property of the 45Pounds site of sites and related properties, or visitors to the 45Pounds site of sites and related properties,

    3)   Identify persons who may be violating the law, the 45Pounds legal notice and Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the 45Pounds site or its related properties,

    4)   Fulfill a user's order or request.

45Pounds uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. 45Pounds reserves the right to transfer all such information in connection with the sale of all or part of 45Pounds's capital stock or assets. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for such third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their users

What else should I know about my privacy when online?

The 45Pounds site contains many hyperlinks to third party Web sites. The 45Pounds site also contains advertisements of third parties. 45Pounds is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party Web sites or advertisers. 45Pounds does not share any of the individual personal information you provide 45Pounds with the third parties to which 45Pounds links, except as stated elsewhere within this Privacy Policy, although 45Pounds may share general, aggregate data with such third parties (such as how many people use our site). Please check with those Web sites to determine their privacy policy.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Your Consent To This Agreement

By using the 45Pounds site, you consent to the collection and use of information by 45Pounds as specified above. We reserve the right to modify this policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Please send any questions about 45Pounds's Privacy Policy to: support@45Pounds.com

(Revised May 29, 2005)