RealTeen Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome to RealTeen, a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, as you must agree to this document in order to be permitted to use our Service.
  2. Definitions
    • Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:
    • "Service" refers to the Site and the services provided through our Site, including but not limited to the facilitation of your participation in the RealTeen research study;
    • "Site" refers to our website,;
    • "User" refers to general visitors to RealTeen’s Site;
    • "RealTeen" refers to our research project, our Site, our Service, or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context of the word;
    • "You" refers to you, the person whose privacy rights are governed by this Privacy Policy.
  3. Information Collected
    1. Identifying Information
      1. We collect certain personal information from you when you sign up to our Service that can be used to identify you, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and date of birth. The information we collect from you, to the extent that it is private, is disclosed only in accordance with our Terms of Service and/or this Privacy Policy.
    2. Non-Identifying Information
      1. Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider.  Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
  4. Use of Your Information
    • We may use your information to:
    • Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.
    • Process transactions.
    • Send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
    • Aggregate and de-identify survey results for research reports.
    • Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.
  5. Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
    1. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such.  In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.
  6. Cookies
    1. We use cookies to remember your preferences.  For this reason, it is necessary that you enable cookies in your browser, and you hereby acknowledge that we have informed you of our use of cookies and that you consent to our use of cookies in relation to your computer system.
  7. Third Party Access to Your Information
    1. The information you provide to RealTeen will not be shared with any other party.
  8. Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications
    1. By providing information to the Site that forms the basis of communication with you, such as contact information, you waive all rights to file complaints concerning email and mail from RealTeen since, by providing such information, you agree to receive communication from us or anyone else covered under this Privacy Policy.  However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying RealTeen that you no longer wish to receive solicitations or information and we will endeavor to remove you from the database.
  9. Security Measures
    1. We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including SSL certificates and PCI DSS-compliant hosting.   However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information.  It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
  10. Minors
    1. Individuals under 13 years of age are not permitted to sign up for our Service. If you are aware of someone who has signed up in contravention of our age requirements, please contact us immediately.
  11. Amendments
    1. We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.  When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes here and require you to accept them.