Terms and Conditions

Hello lovely readers! Due to some recent legislature (I always feel fancy saying that word) passed by the FTC, bloggers are now required to disclose the following statements. So here you guys go…some fancy legal talk for ya!

Please know that I sincerely care about each one of you and do my absolute best to protect your information, each time you are on this site. I will also ONLY recommend products that I know to be superb and helpful – there are enough products out there already that we have to go through. You don’t need someone recommending crappy products to you. I want you to be happy with any and all recommendations you receive from me. 🙂

Disclosure Statement

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Copyright Notice

Please do NOT use the contents of this site for any purposes without the explicit permission from the author and blog owner, Morgan Garcia.

Privacy Policy

PCOS Project cares about your privacy and will protect your personal information. Please read the policy below to see how we specifically protect that information.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When subscribing to our email list, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
PCOS Project collects information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect your information?
PCOS Project is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
We do not use cookies.
Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Third-party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services 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.
Google
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
We have implemented the following:
      Google Display Network Impression Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google 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 with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
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 the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ 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.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from 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 you via email
      Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue 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 government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
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 any 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 or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
      By emailing us
 CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
      Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
      Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
      Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
http://www.pcosproject.com
pcosprojectblog@gmail.com
Ok, now here goes the super legal stuff. You thought the worst was already over, HA! Sorry 🙁

Terms of Service

Although I would love to assume that everyone that comes to this site intends to foster knowledge expansion among the PCOS community, we have all seen the nasty trolls that lurk and take away the fun for everyone. For that reason, I would like to protect PCOS project with the following statements:
Here is goes:
1. Copyright: PCOS Project is owned and administered by Morgan Garcia. All rights reserved.
2. Content: I am responsible for the content of this site, not including visitor comments or the content of individual contributors. Other than visitor comments and specifically stated guest contributions, PCOS Project reflects the personal views and opinions of Morgan Garcia.
3. Credit: I make every effort to give proper credit to any sources of content or information in this blog. If you feel you or another source lacks credit, please contact me as soon as possible! No one likes a plagiarist.
4. Accuracy and Validity: Believe it or not, people make mistakes from time to time! True life, I am far from perfect and found my cell phone in the fridge the other day. But, I try to make all facts and information as accurate as possible. In addition, PCOS Project is a work in progress. The world is an ever-changing place and medicine is ever-evolving, which means that content can become outdated quickly. While I hope to avoid having outdated material on this site, I can’t guarantee that everything is timely. I will certainly try my best, but I cannot say that you can always rely on the timeliness or accuracy of the information at PCOS Project.
5. Comments: I am not responsible for any comments made by contributors in the Comments section. Rude or offensive comments will not be published or will be immediately deleted. I will exercise my right to moderate and edit comments which are deemed to be offensive, childish or just plain dumb as a box of rocks. Because this is a supportive and loving community, I do not think this will be necessary.
6. Liability: As a reader, I ask that you do not hold me liable for libel (say that three times fast – but really, it’s actually kinda hard!) or defamation in the content of PCOS Project. In addition, there is no intention to do harm by hosting content at PCOS Project. The content at PCOS Project is not to be taken as fact nor absolute (though I do try my best to cite all relevant medical literature and give you the most up to date information that I can). If people use the information and somehow are injured, I am not to be held responsible. The sites that PCOS Project links to via hyperlinks are not under my control. Those sites are responsible for the content of those sites. I wish that I could say that I was in control of the internet…that would be pretty awesome, not gonna lie. But sadly, this is untrue and I am not the queen of the internet. Nor do I have control over certain things that my site links to.
So there it is. I’ve done the disclaimer thing. Aren’t you glad we got that out of the way? Phew!

Now back to the business of blogging about PCOS!