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Lipedema Foundation Cookie Policy

Last updated: February 20, 2019

This Cookie Policy describes how Lipedema Foundation uses cookies via its website www.lipedema.org, and any web-pages included thereto (collectively: the “Website”) and is designated to be read concurrently with our Privacy Notice.

While you may visit our Website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Data, please note that our server logs capture information regarding your operating system, browser type, IP (Internet Protocol), URL clickstream through, and from our Website, including date and time. We use this information for internal purposes such as to administer the Website, as further prescribed under our Privacy Notice. Please see below additional details regarding the means we use, and their functionality.

1.              Cookies, pixels and clear codes.

1.1                    Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites, often used to keep record of actions taken on such website or track related browsing activity.

1.2                    Pixels and clear-codes are codes which trigger the use of cookies by us or third parties on our Website.

1.3                    You can also learn more about all the cookies, pixels and beacons we use below.

For information about cookies please click here http://www.allaboutcookies.org/faqs/cookie-file.html

2.              Additional means.

2.1                    When you visit our Website, we or our analytics providers may send one or more cookies (a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and enhance your navigation through the Website. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Website (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Website), and allow us to track your usage of the Website over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.

2.2                    Also, when you browse the Website, we or our analytics providers may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Website.

If the settings on your software that you are using to view the Website (i.e., your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of the Website, to mean that you accept having us place cookies on your device. Please note that if you decide to block any cookies (particularly essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website, and Website may not work as you would expect.

3.              More about the type of cookies used on the Website.

3.1                    Function and Performance Cookies.

3.1.1                  We may have arrangements with some of our third party vendors who provide service to our Website, or which services or products we utilize or implement on our Website. We use Cookies and other similar means to accomplish this.

3.1.2                  Please note that disabling these cookies may disrupt the functionality of the Website, and thus any blocking you impose on our use of these means may prevent you from utilizing the Website.

3.2                    Analytics and Statistics Cookies.

3.2.1                  We use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited our Website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when the Website is not working properly), how long they spend on the Website and other third party, what page they look, scrolling activities and other factors. This helps us to continuously improve the Website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

3.2.2                  From time to time we may use analytical service providers to perform these analytic functions. For example, we use analytical service providers in order to help us to understand how our visitors arrive at the Website, browse or use the Website and highlight areas that we can improve.

3.3                    Below is a list of the cookies, beacons, pixels and other means that we currently use:

Name: SquareSpace

Links:

squarespace.com/cookies

https://www.squarespace.com/privacy

https://www.squarespace.com/terms-of-service

https://www.squarespace.com/dpa

Type: Website host, security, analytics & design

Purpose: Website security and support

Duration: 30 seconds to 2 years, depending on the cookie type; see their links

Name: Google Analytics

 Link: https://analytics.google.com

 Type: Website analytics

Purpose: Website analytics

Duration: depends on type; see their links

Name: Google Fonts

 Vendor / link: fonts.google.com access information via SquareSpace

 Type: Fonts

Purpose: Website fonts

Duration: depends on type; see their links

Name: YouTube

 Vendor / link: youtube.com

 Type: Fonts

Purpose: Embedded video

Duration: depends on type; see their links

4.              Turning Cookies Off

We do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

You may elect to opt-out from enabling cookies: in the browser’s settings tools, usually by choosing between several options offered by the browser (some browsers (such as, Google Chrome®) allow blocking Cookies from a specific website, and respectively you may choose to block applicable Cookies).

5.              Consent

You understand that we may place cookies on your computer, including analytical cookies, in accordance with the terms of this Cookies Policy, for such purposes described under our Privacy Notice. 

We may change this Cookie Policy from time to time. Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.

Any changes to this Cookie Policy will become effective when we post the revised Cookie Policy on the Website. Your use of the Website following these changes means that you accept the revised Cookie Policy.