Who We Are

At HealthKnight.com, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our website. In particular, we want you to know that HealthKnight.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided detailed information on when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of HealthKnight.com with a safe and secure environment.

Cookies

HealthKnight.com generally tries to avoid setting and thus, sets as little cookies in your browser as possible. That said there are certain instances where cookies are necessary. Such instances are described below.

The primary cookie and just about the only one for general users (those not authors of Health Knight and those not registered users) that we set is one related to the affiliate disclosure and cookie notification. It’s the notification you see at the bottom of the page the first time you visit the site.

This cookie does not collect any personal information. The only thing that it does is it makes sure that on repeat visits to the site, the notification doesn’t annoy you (by showing again). That said after pressing “OK” the cookie is set for 30 days and after that period you’ll again be introduced to it.

For general users, the only other cookies that will be set are those purely related to analytics. More on these see the section “Google Analytics” below. These can be set for a duration of anywhere between 1 minute and 2 years depending on their exact nature.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

For users that register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We store your profile and the associated information with it for 2 years since your last login.

Your account creation only happens at your request. Therefore, we consider the processing of your data to be necessary for the performance of the contract to which you are party and lawful under Article 6(b) Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Google Analytics

When someone visits HealthKnight.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.

Website Comments

When someone visits HealthKnight.com, there may be an ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages. When comments are submitted, you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity. When a comment is submitted, the relevant details (name, email, website) that you provide are stored.  These details are stored so that we can display your comment back to you, and to anyone viewing the comment sections on the site. We do not verify the information entered nor do we require verification.

We consider the processing of the data in the previous paragraph to be based on legitimate interest of HealthKnight.com to improve Search Engine Rankings as HealthKnight.com does not use paid advertising and comments are known to be one of the very important ranking factors for such Search Engines as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others and to be lawful under article 6(f) Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

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.

We consider the processing of the data in the previous paragraph to be based on legitimate interest of HealthKnight.com to improve Search Engine Rankings as HealthKnight.com does not use paid advertising and comments are known to be one of the very important ranking factors for such Search Engines as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others, as well as to improve the credibility of comments on this website, thus raise the website’s authority and recognizability in the industry and to be lawful under article 6(f) Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Additionally, comments also store the commentator’s IP address. We consider the processing of the data in the previous sentence to be based on legitimate interest of HealthKnight.com to assure comment uniqueness, avoid spam and to improve Search Engine Rankings as HealthKnight.com does not use paid advertising and unique comments (one’s not automatically generated) are known to be one of the very important ranking factors for such Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others and to be lawful under article 6(f) Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Any website comment related data will be stored for 10 years. After this period any personal information associated with the comment will be deleted (comment will be anonymized).

Third Parties

There are no circumstances where your IP address, geographic location, and other browser-related details may be shared with third-party companies, except where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person or is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to Matiss Dzelve at Matiss.Dzelve@HealthKnight.com and we will work with you to remove any of your personal data we may have.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Please do keep in mind that if you request deletion of your personal data that we hold, in case of the left comments, we will retain the comment but delete (anonymize) any personal information associated with it, so that it could not be associated with you in any way.

You may also request, if you like, to receive an electronic copy of your personal data for purposes of transmitting it to another website or company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact Matiss Dzelve at Matiss.Dzelve@HealthKnight.com for the fulfillment of this request.

You may also opt-out from receiving electronic communications (if you’ve applied to any through an appropriate opt-in). If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of each promotional email you receive from us.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may make changes to our Privacy Policy in the future, however, the most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data and will always be available to you.

If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you by an update or email, where possible. By continuing to access or use our services, you agree to be bound to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about any of the information mentioned in this privacy policy or about the way HealthKnight.com uses your personal data, please contact Matiss Dzelve at Matiss.Dzelve@HealthKnight.com. Alternatively, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.

HealthKnight.com is currently based and typically operated from Kalnciema iela 53, Riga, Latvia, LV-1046.

Infolinks – The Ad Network We Embrace (Addition of September 6, 2020)

To help fulfill our mission and vision in helping people, we have applied to the services of Infolinks Ad Network. It’s a service that will display ads based on either Interest-Based Advertising (show you relevant ads based on your interests) or the content analysis of HealthKnight.com (if you choose to opt-out from the form). [The form will be added once we get approved for ad display on Infolinks.]

And thus, we inform you that data may be collected for the purpose of Interest-Based Advertising on HealthKnight.com. If you ever choose to opt-out, you can easily do this through this NAI-approved Opt-Out mechanism for cookies set by any platform.

Once we get approved and informed of, we will also add a description of the types of data that is collected from users for the purpose of Interest-Based Advertising, as well as the explanation of the purposes for which the collected data will be transferred to third-parties.

Lastly, it also must be added that ads displayed on the website do not necessarily represent the top recommendations of HealthKnight.com.