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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the website.  This site is offered to you conditioned upon your agreeing to follow and be bound by the terms, conditions and notices contained on this page and found on other pages of this site concerning your use of the site.  Tufts University reserves the right to make changes to the site and/or may revise the Terms of Use and Privacy Agreement at any time immediately by posting the changed Terms of Use or Privacy Agreement in their respective locations and without notice to you.

Tufts University respects each individual’s right to personal privacy.  We will collect and use information through our website only in the ways disclosed in this statement.  This statement applies solely to information collected at

Your IP address may be used to gather broad demographic information that is not personally identifiable information. The information is collected involuntarily.

We employ cookies.  A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier.  Cookies enable Tufts University to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users.  Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our web site.  The information we collect may be used to create customer profiles based on browsing or purchasing history.

We may supplement information collected at with data from other sources.   We may share this data with a third party.


If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.  The content of your email and our reply may be used in the Q&A section of the website, if the content is determined by the Editor to be of general interest to our readers.  From time to time,  Tufts University may contact you via email about products or services that may be of interest to you.  If you would like to opt out of this contact, email us.  You will also have the opportunity to opt out at the bottom of each email message.

Links to Other Websites

For the convenience of the Tufts community users, offers links to other websites.  When you click on links to other websites,  we encourage you to read their privacy policies, as their standards may differ from ours. Their site may collect personal information, the use of which will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site.  A link from does not imply an endorsement for any other website or the information accessible through other websites, and users access them at their own risk.  While links only to sites deemed appropriate by the staff at the time of addition, the dynamic nature of the Internet prevents Tufts University from guaranteeing that these sites will be free of objectionable content.  Tufts University is not responsible for content on any externally linked sites.  Users who feel a site linked from contains material unsuited for the Tufts community may send an email.

Professional or Health Advice

The information and content provided on the website is general in nature and is provided for informational purposes only.  Never disregard medical or behavioral health care advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the site.

Personal and Noncommercial Use

The website is for your personal and noncommercial use.   As a condition to your continued use of the site, you warrant to Tufts University that you will not copy,  modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform,  reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from this Web Site, without first getting permission in writing from Tufts University, LLC.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability

Advice received from this Site should not be relied upon for personal or medical decisions, and Tufts University makes no warranties as to the content, and assumes no liability or any errors or omission herein.  You expressly agree that the entire risk as to the accuracy or completeness of the content is assumed solely by you. You should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.


This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce this agreement in the courts located in Boston or Cambridge, Massachusetts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this web site.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable,  then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid,  enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provisions and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect and the remaining provisions shall nevertheless remain fully binding and enforceable.  This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between Tufts University and users of the website with respect to the subject matter hereof.

Policy Notice

This Privacy Policy & Disclaimer Information is subject to change without notice.

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2013 Tufts University.  All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website may be reproduced, distributed, or copied without the express written permission of Tufts University.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, or if you have any other questions regarding this web site, please contact us at Belvoir Media Group, LLC, Tufts Healthletter Online, 535 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06856 or by email us