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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those users who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (“PII”) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding that we do not collect, use, protect or otherwise handle any Personally Identifiable Information at Capitalized terms have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service, incorporated herein by reference.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website or app?

DrMirkin does not require registration for use of its Content or Services, and does not require any personally identifiable information at any time.

When do we collect information?

If you choose to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, you will enter your email address in the optional field on DrMirkin website or app. That entry is directed to our list management service,, for its exclusive use to distribute the newsletter. These opt-in subscribers may unsubscribe at any time and their email address will be removed automatically from the mailing list. DrMirkin and AWeber never give, rent or sell these email addresses to any one for any reason. We may collect information from you when you register on our site, make a User Submission, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

Other than email addresses for optional subscription to the DrMirkin newsletter (described above), we do not collect or use personally identifiable information for any reason.

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not store any personally identifiable information, credit card or financial information on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. DrMirkin uses Google Adsense which, as a third party vendor, uses DART cookies to serve ads to Users based on their visits to DrMirkin and other sites on the internet. Users may opt out of the Google’s use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. DrMirkin may also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services such as Google Analytics that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If Users disable cookies in their browser:

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It may turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure

Non-personally identifiable visitor information, such as anonymized, aggregated data and demographic information, may be provided to other parties such as Google Adsense for marketing, advertising or other uses.

We do not collect, sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties any personally identifiable information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or protect ours or others' rights or safety.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to other websites on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding User interactions as they relate to our website and other online assets.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more at:

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously

Our Privacy Policy is linked on the home page of at DrMirkin Recommends.

Our Privacy Policy page includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy page

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

DrMirkin does not collect any personally identifiable information from any Users and does not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the Users via email

• Within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

January 1st, 2015
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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