This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for GetTestedSecretly.com which is a service of
EmersonThoreau, LLC, an Ohio-based limited-liability company.
This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information (if any) is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect personal information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt-out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
If you opt-in to one of our email lists in order to receive a report or other digital product, you will need to complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as first name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest and to deliver digital products to you. Unless you choose to unsubscribe, we may also send you occasional emails containing what we feel is useful information to you, including occasional links to offers for products you may find interesting or useful.
During registration, or in a poll conducted via email, at your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. On some pages, we may use a Facebook cookie for the simple purpose of “retargeting” a visitor who has visited a particular webpage. This cookie just allows us to follow-up on someone’s potential interest by showing them specific ads on Facebook. Although it helps us to communicate with those who have visited a particular page on our site — it does not identify any personal information about you such as gender, age, or location.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
This website contains links to other sites (such as Amazon.com). Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
As a survey and opinion poll service, our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Compliance with European Union GDPR
Although we do not target those in the European Union, we have installed special software on the site and feel we are in compliance with the new (May, 2018) General Date Protection Regulations.
Please Note: The information on this site is not meant to be used as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment nor to substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional.
The purpose of this site is to help you protect your health and your personal privacy by putting you in touch with a national network of medical laboratories who can offer you a variety of confidential medical tests. Depending on the results of your test(s) you may then want to schedule an appointment with your own qualified health professional or visit a medical clinic for consultation and treatment.
GET TESTED SECRETLY? This site is to help you get tested “secretly” — without your family or friends or colleagues or even your doctor knowing. However, if your results come back “positive” for certain STDs (such as HIV) then the laws and regulations determining whom your lab must report that information to varies by state and location.
So be sure to ask the laboratory what happens if your tests come back “positive” — ask what information will be shared and with whom.
To learn more about the complexities of “confidential” and “anonymous” testing and various reporting regulations… Click Here.
Also, this site is a public service which is funded primarily by referral commissions paid by the labs and services and products recommended. What this means is if you click on a link and buy a service, this site receives a commission on your purchase. For example, if you click on a link to Amazon and make a purchase, this site is paid a small (4% to 6%) commission by Amazon for sending you to their site. Don’t worry: This does NOT increase the price you pay for the services or products you purchase. Just like other advertising, it is an ordinary business expense absorbed by the companies.
Thanks for getting tested, protecting your health, and for making the world safer by reducing the number of people infected by partners who didn’t know they were spreading a disease.
“Get Tested. Get Treated. Get on with Your Life!”