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This privacy policy sets out how the website uses and protects any information that you give while using MeyeringMethod.com

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Stefan Meyering, DO may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Last Updated: 7/8/2020

Disclosure

MeyeringMethod.com is a personal website written and edited by Stefan Meyering, DO FAAEM.

All copy on the site is written, photographed and edited by me, unless otherwise noted. All information within and contained in this online publication and website is FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) and is considered opinion and should not be considered medical advice, clinical guidelines and/or standard of care practice.

Terms of Use

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. I am not liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I am not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Any links to external websites from this site are provided for your convenience and the content and services of those sites are naturally out of my control. As a reader, you acknowledge and agree that I am not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third-party websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. While I try my best to ensure any featured links to external content are safe and secure, I cannot guarantee this.

Submitted Material:

You will be able to access the majority of this site without having to register any details. To utilize some features of this site, such as posting a blog comment, you may be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address and other personal information. You agree that any registration information you give is accurate, correct, and up to date. You must not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own.

I reserve the right to remove any content from this site without notice or explanation. Any comments which are deemed inappropriate, including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post, will be deleted.

With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of which is covered under the privacy policy, any material you post to this site shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary, we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

You cannot upload, post or otherwise make available on the site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the permission of the owner of that right, and the burden of determining when materials are so protected lies with you. You will be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

Cookies:

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our readers needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year and then be removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Privacy Policy

This site may record information relating to your use of this site, such as search keywords, pages viewed, browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL and time stamps. I use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. This site may also collect non-identifiable demographics and interest reporting Google Analytics Advertising Features to deliver relevant quality content to readers. To opt-out of audience analytics, visit Google Tools.

As a feature of the comment community,  this site may collect some personal information you voluntarily provide to us, which may include: your first and last name, your email address, your website or blog, and your IP address. These items are collected any time a comment is left on this blog, assuming the comment author provides the above information. In all cases, this site will collect an IP address from any comments left on the blog. Some of the information you provide, including your name and the content of the comment, will be able to be viewed by other users of the site and through third party services and websites, such as search engines. Your email address will always remain confidential and never be shared or sold to a third-party service.

Other web sites accessible through external links on this site have their own policies in regard to privacy. I am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

Comments:

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded Content:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Copyright & Use

This site is owned by Stefan Meyering, DO FAAEM. All content on this site is copyrighted to Stefan Meyering, and may not be reprinted in part or full without written consent. Any unauthorized use of content on this site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, and other applicable laws.

Reprint Policy

This website is designed to be used solely for entertainment, informational, personal, and noncommercial purposes. You may not reproduce or republish in whole or in part any of this website’s content including, but not limited, to articles, images and illustrations, for any other purpose without prior written permission or in accordance with the policies noted herein.

For any uses not disclosed herein, please contact me for permission. In general, I love to share, so you’ll probably like my answer. If you are preparing to feature my work in your own publication, I can turn around quotes or high-resolution photography quickly.

Image Policy

You are welcome to download and use one original (i.e. taken by me) low-resolution image only for the purpose of sharing and linking to this site; please do not hotlink my images. You may not alter, crop or otherwise edit or change images in any way. Images used must be credited to “MeyeringMethod.com” and linked to the full URL of the original piece. If you are using the image for sharing on social media, image credit can be in the form of tagging on the appropriate platform. You may not use images from this site without context that highlights, relates to, and links to an original publication on this site.

You may not use photos from this site to share on Instagram or other social media as your own, or bury credit in hashtags. All social sharing of images must be accompanied by the appropriate social media tag.

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