-LIFE website and
-LIFE Challenge (collectively, “Body-for
is provided by Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”). Body-for
helps you to achieve a strong, healthy body and communicate with others taking part
-LIFE allows you to upload personal
information to the Body-for
-LIFE website and send us information, including
health information, by post using the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official
you through Body-for
-LIFE, and our use of that information, is subject
about our data handling practices that are specific to Body-for
1. How does Abbott collect information about you
Abbott collects information from the Body-for
-LIFE website in two ways.
1. De-identified information
When you access the Body-for
-LIFE website and related websites, we automatically
gather certain non-personally identifiable information about your computer and your
use of the Body-for
-LIFE websites using various technologies, such as cookies
and web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s
hard disk by a website. Web beacons (also referred to as GIF files, pixels or Internet
tags) help Abbott recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Your Internet browser
automatically transmits to Abbott websites some of this unidentifiable information,
such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer
for additional information
about this type of information and our practices relating to it.
2. Personal information
When you register on the Body-for
-LIFE website, we will ask you to provide
certain personal information that identifies you (such as your name, mailing address,
email address, date of birth and gender). As you set up your profile on the Body-for
website, we will ask you to create a Community Display Name, password and security
question. The Community Display Name you create does not have to relate to your
name or other information that could identify you.
Once you have registered on the Body-for
-LIFE website, you will be able
to participate in Body-for
-LIFE website forums comprised of other Body-for
members (see the Body-for
-LIFE Community Guidelines). You will also receive
emails with expert advice and news on Body-for
-LIFE. When posting messages
in the Body-for
-LIFE website forum(s), other users will be able to identify
you only by your Community Display Name.
-LIFE members are also eligible to apply for the Body-for
Challenge (see Official Rules and Regulations of the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge applicants are asked to provide us with the personal
information described above and additional information, such as your starting weight,
your 12-week weight, photographs that can identify you and information about which
Abbott Nutrition or EAS products you use. We may associate that information with
the fact that you are registered as a member of Body-for
You may also choose to provide us with additional information, such as your telephone
number, occupation, height and health information (such as blood pressure, cholesterol
and body fat %) if you wish. Further information on how we process your information
can be found in the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Entrance Kit.
2. Where do we keep the information that we store?
Personal information collected when you register on the Body-for
is retained on servers in the U.S. Information that you choose to share with other
-LIFE members in the Body-for
-LIFE website forums may
be transferred and made available in other countries outside the U.S where those
-LIFE members are located.
Information you send to us by post as part of the Body-for
is retained in the U.S. at the following address: Abbott Nutrition, EAS/Body-for
Challenge, 3300 Stelzer Road, Columbus, OH 43219, United States of America.
C. International Transfer of Your Information
The U.S. may not offer the same level of privacy and confidentiality protection
that you are used to in the country where you live. Where Abbott is responsible
for storing the information you provide to us, then Abbott will handle such information
in accordance with Abbott’s policies and applicable law. Abbott shall not be responsible
for protecting the privacy of the information you choose to transmit in the Body-for
website forums to other Body-for
-LIFE members who may be located outside
the U.S. and over whom we have no control.
Please note that no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely
secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used,
or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.
3. How do we use data?
If you consented to our sending you communications regarding products and services,
then we will send you information about such products and services by post, email,
SMS or telephone. Abbott uses other information collected from the Body-for
website in two ways.
1. De-identified Information
The unidentifiable information that we automatically collect from you is used to
make your use of the Body-for
-LIFE website easier by allowing Abbott to
provide a better service, customize the Body-for
-LIFE website based on
consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer
and improve the Body-for
-LIFE website. Further information about how we
2. Personal Information
We may use and consolidate the personal information that we collect about you through
-LIFE website to respond to your questions and to provide you
with efficient customer service. After you have entered personal information into
-LIFE website, Abbott may use certain identifying technologies
to allow the Body-for
-LIFE website and related websites to “remember” your
personal preferences, such as sections the website(s) that you visit frequently
and, if you choose, your Community Display Name. Further information about how we
Abbott uses the personal information and any health information that you submit
on the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official Entry Kit as follows:
1. Personal Information
Personal information sent to us using the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official
Entry Kit will be used to judge your entry into the Challenge in accordance with
-LIFE Challenge Official Rules and Regulations. Abbott may
also use the personal information you submit in the Official Entry Kit (in whole
or in part) for promotional and advertising purposes to promote EAS products, its
business, and Body-for
-LIFE worldwide and in any media and manner whatsoever.
Further details can be found in the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official Rules
2. Health Information
Any health information (such as blood pressure, cholesterol and body fat %) that
you choose to provide to us on the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official Entry
Kit will be handled in the same way that we handle your personal information as
described above. [In particular, your health information may be used in the U.S.,
the UK, Mexico and Canada, as well as other countries worldwide, for promotional
and advertising purposes to promote EAS products, its business, and Body-for
Use of your health information in this way could be in any manner whatsoever, including
email, the Internet, post, SMS, telephone, and television. Further details can be
found in the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official Rules and Regulations.]
4. How long will Abbott store my personal information and health information
In general, Abbott will only store your personal information and health information
for as long as it is needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected,
subject to applicable data retention periods imposed upon Abbott by applicable law.
5. How do we share personal information that we collect about you?
Although we may share personal information that we collect about you through Body-for
within Abbott, we generally do not share this information with third parties, except
and the Body-for
Challenge Official Rules and Regulations.
We also may share this information with outside vendors, such as vendors that help
us update and maintain the Body-for
-LIFE website and judge the Body-for
Challenge, but we will instruct those vendors not to use any information that we
share with them in a manner that is inconsistent with this Supplemental Privacy
We will not share information that we collect through Body-for
any third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
6. What rights and choices do I have over my personal information?
If you want to opt out of receiving marketing emails from us about Body-for
you can use the “opt-out” procedure listed at the bottom of any such marketing message
that we send to you.
You also can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the words “Deletion Request” in the subject line or write to us at the address
. Any email you send should
indicate the email address that you used to register with Body-for
the email address to which your request relates (if different), and a statement
that you wish to opt out of marketing communications relating to Body-for
(Please note that, even if you opt out, we still may send you certain administrative
communications, such as legal and account notices.)
You may request to remove, amend or correct your personal information by email to
Please note that any changes to the information you submit as part of the Body-for
Challenge may effect your eligibility to continue participating in the Challenge.
Please see the Body-for
-LIFE Challenge Official Rules and Regulations for
7. Will these privacy practices change?
We occasionally may change these privacy practices, so you should review this Supplemental
, periodically. If we make material
changes to our privacy practices that are specific to Body-for
will notify you of our new practices by email. For generally applicable material
. In each case, we will indicate
the date on which the policy was most recently changed so that you can easily determine
if there are any updates.
8. Who should you contact with questions?
more generally, please email us at