Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 29, 2024

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MedShadow Foundation (‘us”, “we”, “our”), operating the MedShadow Foundation platform, website & MedShadow App (the “Service”) and other service lines, is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy (“Policy”, “Privacy”).

Privacy is essential. This is why we have taken steps in this Privacy Policy to entail how we use, collect, protect, share, and disclose your Personal Data. Use of your information will help us to provide and improve our services. By using this website or/and our services, you consent to the use of your personal data as described in this Policy. We encourage you to review our Policy occasionally, as we may make updates from time to time.

Get in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any insights or requests regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will be happy to assist you.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information voluntarily provided by you

While using our service, we may request the following types of information from you or concerning your device or computer [“information”], which may personally identify you [“Personal Data”]. This information may include but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Mailing Address
  • Website URL
  • Content: text, photo, or video
  • Credit card information
  • Social media handle
  • Demographic Information
  • Company / Business Information
  • Activities & Content viewed on MedShadow
  • Interests
  • Health Opinions, Statements, & Stories
  • Information collected automatically
  • Information received from Third Parties

This information may be requested or required to provide specific solutions or services and verify authorization of usage. Your information may also be used for research, development, quality control, communications, promotions, newsletters, and marketing efforts.

You may still have access to certain features if you choose not to supply your personal data.

Information automatically collected

MedShadow Foundation may automatically collect information when you visit and interact with our services, website, applications, or other products. This may include but not limited to:

  • IP address
  • Internet service provider
  • Connection speed
  • Operating system information
  • Browser information
  • Mobile device information (e.g., mobile operation system, device identifier, etc.)
  • Content viewed
  • Time of visit
  • Geographic location
  • Referring site, app, or service
  • Registration time

Information voluntarily sent from your third party apps

We may collect information from third party websites such Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter if you choose to integrate their services with ours. The information may include personal data including but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Social media handle
  • Photo or graphic avatar
  • Demographic or biographical information
  • Likes and interests
  • Friends or associations
  • Any other information publicly accessible on Third Party Websites

This will allow us to enhance services for you through personalization. Enhancements may give you the ability to login using your preferred accounts, share content, connect with friends, and more.

Publicly available information

MedShadow Foundation may also gather information about you that is publicly available online.

More about Usage Data


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.


  • If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you visit our login page, 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.

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.


We may use remarketing and analytics advertising tools to help improve our user & customer experiences. If you as a user choose to optout, you have the ability to request to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising features (See Google’s Opt-out tool).

Who we share your data with

MedShadow Foundation does not share your Personal Data with strangers. In order to enhance your experience and provide services, personal data my be shared with trusted partners. These partners include:

Our processing partner:

  • Cloudways
  • Cloudfare
  • Stripe
  • PayPal

Connected Third Parties:

  • TrustPilot
  • GiveWP
  • PayPal
  • Apple 
  • AutomatorWP
  • AffiliateWP
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Advertising Features
  • Google Opimizely
  • Google Site Kit
  • Google ReCAPTCHA v2
  • Hotjar
  • BuddyBoss
  • Facebook Login
  • Instagram Login
  • Facebook Pixel
  • LinkedIn Insight
  • LinkedIn Advertising Features
  • WordPress
  • Printful
  • WooCommerce
  • OneSignal
  • MailChimp
  • Zapier
  • ActiveCampaign
  • MonsterInsight
  • OptinMonster
  • OneSignal
  • Rebrandly
  • ProveSource

What are our payment guidelines?

MedShadow receives donations on the website. We use third-party services for payment processing such as PayPal or Stripe (e.g. payment processors).

We will not collect or store your payment card details.

This information is provided by you directly to our third-party payment processors who have standards set by the PCI Security Standards Council and administered by PCI-DSS. PCI-DSS requirements to safeguard handling of payment information. Credit Card companies such as; American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, partners with PCI-DSS to help ensure security.

How long we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also 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.

What rights you have over your data? How to request deletion?

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Request Deletion

To request deletion, email developer support, MedShadow Foundation, at [email protected]. All data associations attached to the account will be deleted except for the email address. Records of the existence of the account, important customer support information, and general information may be retained. 

How we protect your data?

We are committed to safeguarding your data and our systems.

We use safe web protocols, such as HTTPS via SSL, for communications and transferring data to help guard your data, implement Cloudfare web security services to protect our systems from potential online breaches, and monitor the website for added control. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. In order to ensure data protection, we recommend account holders safeguard their username + password and refrain from sharing.

In order to protect the website from prevent spamming and enhance security, we use reCAPTCHA.

Additional information

Children Using Our Websites Or Services

MedShadow services including this website and other services are intended for authorized adults only and require that users be no less than eighteen (18) years of age. Some services may require a minimum age of (21). Please see your state guidelines to learn the laws that apply to you.

Minors and users who do not meet authorized ages are prohibited from creating a User Account and profile, accessing the services & website, and/or purchasing products, memberships, or services from any MedShadow business lines.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.