Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

All terms used and not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meanings set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use Policy for the Website.

A. What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy addresses what Personal Information (defined below) is and how FSSW uses Personal Information that FSSW collects from this Website and may otherwise receive from You. Personal Information is information about You that is personally identifiable (such as Your name, physical address, email address, phone number, etc).

B. Information Collection and Use

FSSW does not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about You with other people or entities except to provide or offer Services You have requested, when FSSW has Your permission, or under the following circumstances: (1) FSSW responds to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims; (2) FSSW believes it is necessary to share information, including Personal Information, in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the FSSW policies or the Terms and Conditions of Use, or as otherwise required by law as determined by FSSW in good faith and in its sole discretion; (3) FSSW outsources certain services or functions related to this Website and the disclosure of Your Personal Information is necessary for FSSW to provide the Services related to this Website; or (4) FSSW transfers Your Personal Information to its successor in interest related to the sale of its business or this Website or a merger.

C. Confidentiality and Security

FSSW uses commercially reasonable protections to safeguard Your Personal Information. These measures are intended to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control; however, FSSW cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent parties (such as ‘hackers’ or other bad actors) from illegally obtaining or misusing Your Personal Information.

Although FSSW takes reasonable security measures to protect Your Personal Information, FSSW must interact with third party servers and systems (for example, to support Your requests, provide Services, and process Your transactions). FSSW strives to work with only reputable third party vendors to provide those services, yet FSSW is not responsible for any acts or omissions of third party vendors.

D. Registration and Password

To access some of the content, information, and Services at the Website, You may be required to register by providing certain information and creating a user name and password to access (or log in). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your user name and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of Your user name(s) and password(s). You agree to immediately notify FSSW of any unauthorized use of Your user name(s) and/or password(s).

E. Public Forums, Indemnification, Release & Content License From You

Any information that You disclose in public areas of this Website (or, of course, the Internet in general) may become public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in such areas. Any and all information posted or contributed to any element of the Website may be used by FSSW in any manner, and the act of contributing information or other content constitutes a perpetual, royalty free, worldwide license for FSSW (and its affiliates and successors) to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, display and make derivative works from such information and content. By submitting content or information to this Website, You represent and warrant that such information and content does not infringe upon or violate any person’s or entity’s rights, and You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FSSW, its affiliates, officers, managers, members, employees, licensors, contractors and any of their successors and assigns for any damages or liability that arise out of or related to Your contribution of content or information to the Website. You promise not to sue or make a claim against FSSW or its affiliates, officers, managers, members, employees, licensors, contractors or any of their successors and assigns and You hereby waive any and all claims against such parties for any liability or damages arising out of or related to the acts or omissions of other Users or contributors to this Website.

F. Cookies; Pixel Tracking

When You browse the Website, a temporary cookie is placed on Your computer that helps FSSW collect information to help us better understand our visitors’ interests and to better serve You. What are Cookies? ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information that are stored by Your web browser’s software on Your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in Your computer’s memory. The use of cookies is an industry standard and it enhances the user experience and Your access to information on our Website. Cookies are used on most major web sites. Cookies enable FSSW to recognize You and personalize Your viewing experience on the Website. FSSW uses cookies for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, to recognize user access (or logon) privileges to the Website (such as to store user names and other information supplied at registration), track Website usage and traffic patterns, provide information and advertisements for goods or services that we think may interest You based on Your interest in and use of the Website, and track estimate the number of users who visit and use the Website. Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, You may be able to decline the placement of a cookie on Your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of Your web browser software (if available) to delete the cookie. Please note, however, that certain areas or features of the Website will not function properly if Your web browser does not accept cookies.

In addition to using Cookies, the Website may employ ‘pixel tracking’, a common process which may be used in connection with advertisements on other sites. Pixel tracking involves the use of pixel tags that are not visible to the user and consist of a few lines of computer code. Pixel tracking measures the effectiveness of advertisements and compiles aggregate and specific usage statistics. A ‘pixel tag’ is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of websites that is used to track an individual user’s activity. We may access these pixel tags to identify activity and interests that may allow us to better match our goods, Services, and other offers with Your interests and needs.  For example, if You visit our Website from an advertisement on another website, the pixel tag will allow the advertiser to track that its advertisement brought You to the Website.  If You visit our Website, and we link You to another website, we may also be able to determine that You were sent to and/or transacted with a third party website. This data is collected for use in our marketing and FSSW.

G.  Collection of Your Information by Third-Party Websites or Advertisers

As further described in the Terms and Conditions of Use, the Website may contain links to other third-party websites.  FSSW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.  FSSW encourages You to carefully read the privacy policy and practices and terms of sites linked to or from this Website. This Privacy Policy solely relates to information collected by FSSW on this Website.  FSSW also may have third-party advertisements appear on the Website.  These third-party advertisers may use cookies or similar technologies to help present the advertisements to You or to help measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.  The use of such technologies is subject to the privacy policies of the third-party advertisers and is not covered by this Privacy Policy.  As a result, if You respond to any such third-party advertisers by clicking on the advertisements and/or visiting their websites or the websites of any other third party, be sure You evaluate their privacy policies before providing them any of Your personal information.

H.  Eligibility; Compliance with Children Privacy Issues

FSSW takes compliance with children online privacy laws seriously.  By using and/or visiting the Website, You are representing and warranting to FSSW that  You (1) are 18 years of age or older, an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent and (2) that You are fully able and competent to enter into and abide by this Privacy Policy.

Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, You affirm that You are over the age of 13.  Protecting the privacy of Young children is especially important.  IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES.   FSSW does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and this Website is not directed to children under the age of 13.  If You know of someone registered and using the Services who is under the age of 13, please notify us immediately at  If  FSSW is informed that anyone under the age of 13 is using the Services, his or her screen name and password will be cancelled and all of his or her information will be deleted from the Website as soon as practical.

J.  Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy; Additional Terms

FSSW reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy, by posting such change, update or modification on the Website.  In general, FSSW will try to send out a notification to Users that the Policy has changed. Whether or not You receive such notification, any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website.  To review other applicable terms and conditions that apply to this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, disclaimer of warranties, limitation of liability, and the required procedure for resolving disputes, please review the Terms and Conditions of Use.

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Disclaimer:  The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended in any way as a guide for individual diagnosis or treatment. Medical advice is not provided. If you are in need of a specific diagnosis, please consult a health care or medical professional.