Privacy Policy understands the importance of online privacy. The following Policy outlines how we do business, what information we collect and how, under what circumstances the information is shared with third parties, and your options to control what communications you receive from us and from our marketing partners. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Information We Collect And How It Is Used

Our newsletter and updates require registration with our site. Registration requires only a first name and email. We also use the information provided voluntarily to send out electronic mailings for offers or recently added articles web site that may be of interest to you. Offers and updates may include but are not limited to recent article summaries, local bariatric surgeon special offers, and other items that may provide value for our Users. At all times, Users have the option to unsubscribe from such mailings by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided on each mailing. We create internal reports on user demographics and traffic patterns to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and promotions, and to report results to our marketing partners. We do not use any personally identifiable information to compile these reports. Your information will not be used for any other purposed than those included or related to the above purposes.

Advertisements provides well-researched and referenced (where appropriate) information to people considering or who have had weight loss surgery. makes money from third-party advertisements and/or affiliate links.

Some advertisements use cookies:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website.
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Ads and Site Content

Our editorial content is not influenced by our funding sources. Our website hosts Google sponsored ads and links. We do not control Google ads’ content. We reserve the right to block any ads that may mislead or misinform our users.

Types of Ads We Use uses both banner and text ads. Banner ads are graphic ads that are shown in the right hand column of the site. Above the ad it clearly states, ‘Advertisement.’ Text ads are also displayed. These can be displayed in the right column or below an article. Above any text ad it clearly states ‘Advertisement.’ may use affiliate links. These are offers that we believe may benefit our readers. Where we use affiliate links, ObesityCoverage will note in parenthesis after the link (affiliate link).

The core of the Service is providing valuable information and offers to our readers. Many of these offers will be from Sponsors who wish to inform our user base of their promotional offers or surgical options. As noted above, all third party offers will be clearly labeled as ‘Adverstisement’ or ‘Affiliate Link.’ Our editorial content is not influenced by the funding sources. Our website hosts Google sponsored ads and links. We do not control the Google ads’ content. We reserve the right to block any ads that may mislead or misinform our users.

How We Collect Information

The Company gathers information in the following ways:


A cookie is a small text file stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. The Company uses cookies only to enable users to be routed properly through our site. We also provide links to external advertisers and marketing Partner companies; these sites may choose to use cookies to better promote their products and services. These advertisers and marketing partner companies have their own privacy procedures and policies that are not controlled by the Company. Cookies are also used to track daily and monthly traffic to our site. No personally identifiable information is gathered via The Company’s cookies. We encourage our users to be aware of the individual privacy policies of every Web site that the user contacts.

Log Files

Log files are also used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site. They are not used to track or monitor personally identifiable information.

User Feedback/Inquiries

Users may contact the Company with any feedback, questions or comments. The Company uses contact information only to respond to the feedback.

Other Notes

All information provided to the Company by the users of this site may be used to support our suppression, validation and enhancement services to other marketing companies, advertising agencies, compilers and data companies. As an example, opt-out information may be shared with other marketing partners so that those users opting out of further offers are suppressed from the partner’s mailings or promotions, as well as our own. In addition to complying with our Users’ preferences, it simply makes good business sense to mail only to those customers who have indicated a desire to receive such mailings.

Delete/Deactivate Policy

Users at any time may unsubscribe to our electronic mailings by following the instructions that we include at the end of every mailing. To correct, update or request that we delete information you provided, please contact us via email.

Notification Of Changes To Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post these policy changes to our Web site to notify you and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our web site periodically. For additional information or specific questions, please contact us.

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