Sharing Bipolar.com reserves the right to make changes to the policy, but does not anticipate making major adjustments to the approach outlined here. Any major changes will be publicised clearly to all Community members at such times they become necessary.
We follow the principles set out in the UKOECD Fair Information Practices. These practices represent international consensus on guidance concerning the collection and management of personal information. UKOECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data. Changes made to this policy will be posted here. The UKOECD is affiliated to the Internationally accepted OECD.
Sharing Bipolar.com makes a good faith effort to use information given to us only for the original purposes for which it was provided. We do not sell or share information for marketing purposes. When any individual provides us with personal information in connection with our business activities, that information may be used or disclosed for reasonable business purposes. However, personal information provided by consumers who call for help or for information will ordinarily not be disclosed in identifiable form without the consent or knowledge of the individual. We may disclose information you have given us when required by law, in response to a court order, or if served with a search warrant. If appropriate, feasible, and lawful we will make reasonable attempts (via telephone or email) tell the data provider and/or data subject about any of these disclosures, either before or after they occur.
Any individual who provides Sharing Bipolar.com with personal data may ask us to correct, update, or delete the information. If the request is reasonable, we will comply with the request. We may retain any data as originally provided if we conclude that the organisation needs the data for legal or tax purposes. Although we moderate entries to our Support Forums and also Comments to our posts we are not liable for information supplied by our members and supporters. Translations supplied for the content on this site are performed by Google.com and are therefore not guaranteed for accuracy.
Any individual who is the subject of personal information that Sharing Bipolar.com maintains may ask: 1) if we maintain any information about him or her; 2) to see the information that we maintain; 3) to correct, update, or delete the information. We will consider and grant reasonable requests without charge. If we deny a request, we will state a reason. If we refuse to correct, update, or delete information, the data subject may submit a concise statement of disagreement that we will retain and disseminate to others in the event that we share the disputed information.
This site contains links to external sites and organisations. By linking to these sites, Sharing Bipolar.com does not endorse the sites or the sites’ content. Sharing Bipolar.com does not have control over the external sites’ privacy practices. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all websites you visit.
This policy was last updated January 22, 2010.