Ethics and Privacy

Our Philosophy

The primary goal of Lucine Health Sciences, Inc. (“Lucine™”) is to create a forum through which all individuals and organizations within the women’s health community may interact and benefit from one another, under the auspices of a transparent and accessible media platform. With that in mind, the Lucine websites (Lucine Health Sciences, Hormones Matter, Lucine Health Network) and newsletter, Hormones Matter: Extended Release™, respectively, and its affiliates are committed to the responsible collection and usage of data. This includes information from the Lucine staff, guest authors/speakers, and web site users (“Contributors”).

Balancing Privacy with Open Communication

Lucine™ takes privacy very seriously. Thus, we take every measure to protect private information. Our research studies are anonymous and our health research reports contain only trended data for use in medical decision making. We will not make available or sell to anyone personal user data. We will not enter into contracts or arrangements that could compromise the independence of the data we collect or our ability to report on medical science, clinical research or policy news.

We believe that the ability for patients, healthcare practitioners, and scientists to share information is invaluable. Having your rights to privacy through our research as well as your ability to share information with others within a safe environment is not only what we strive to attain, but also what makes us unique in women’s healthcare.

We encourage each of our readers to take an active role in their healthcare. Sharing stories will open the doors for better research, better diagnostic tools, and better healthcare practices. Additionally, it will help individuals to learn what is and is not working for others, what may or may not work, and most importantly, what can help to improve dialogue among patients, their caregivers and doctors, and the scientists and researchers.

Private and Confidential Information

The Lucine™ web communications, marketing, and research and development teams take all steps that are deemed necessary and appropriate to protect the rights of its customers and/or users’ personal demographic information (PDI). Personal demographic information is defined as any information that could result in the identification of that individual, including full name, date of birth, email address, mailing address, and local geographical location. PDI may not be used in a manner that is prohibited by law or used to facilitate the violation of any law, including invasion of privacy of third parties or impersonation of other persons or entities. The web site should not be used to violate the security of the site or in an attempt to utilize another user’s identification or password without authorization from that user.

All PDI, user identification (ID), user password, and private messages (PMs) are classified as Restricted Information and will be protected from unauthorized use. Lucine’s™ websites do not display any PDI without the permission of the contributing source. Furthermore, the level of privacy and confidentiality for sensitive information is chosen by each individual user through his or her own discretion and use of privacy settings. Continued participation on the site indicates that the customer and/or user has read and understood this privacy and openness policy and that he or she has agreed to abide by the Terms of Use.

Posting and Collecting Personal Information

Although Lucine™ maintains ownership of the information collected on its web sites, customers, Members and/or users can choose to leave comments or contribute articles at their own discretion. However, if a third party submits a complaint about any particular individual or if the individual is in violation of the Terms of Use, then we will make a reasonable effort to contact the alleged individual and alert them to the situation. If Lucine™ is required by law to disclose contact information, we will also give the individual an opportunity to respond to such requests.

Customer, Members and/or users have the option of responding to blog articles and other related services, which are subject to approval by the web site moderator(s). Lucine™ uses this information to screen for comments that are prohibited by our Terms of Use, generate topics of interest for future articles or social media campaigns, and determine relevant research areas that need to be addressed within the women’s health community. We do not pass this information to any other organization other than in aggregate form.

In order to provide our readers with additional resources, Hormones Matter™ offers a newsletter for subscribers. Customers, Members and/or users must submit PDI, such as an email address, location, and personal interests, to receive these forms of correspondence. Lucine™  and Hormones Matter™ will only use this information to provide these services, as well as analyze only the aggregate data to assess general subscriber interests. Subscribers may opt out of any or all of these services at any time.

Open Access to Health and Medical News

In order for Lucine Health Sciences and its affiliated sites to remain free to the medical consumer and independent of advertising or sponsorship that could create conflicts of interest and jeopardize our journalistic and research integrity, we will provide customized reports based on analyses of our data sets accumulated through our research studies and access to our anonymous data for anyone who wants it. This may include major players in healthcare such as governments, insurers, law firms and pharmaceutical companies. We will charge these kinds of organizations for the analyses and access. We believe they can and should pay for the service and that this funding model serves the purpose of supporting this service while remaining conflict free. Remember, all of our online studies are anonymous, no personal data will ever be distributed.

Policy Revisions

The Lucine™ websites may review and update this privacy and openness policy at any instance. When we do, we will provide a list of effective dates and indicate the order of revision. Thus, we encourage customers, Members and/or users to periodically view this and all other legal forms to further protect your rights.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, please contact us at the mailing or email address below.

Lucine Health Sciences, Inc.
2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. #456
Henderson, NV 89014-2120