Hypothyroid Chef Privacy Policy


Hypothyroid Chef and Mahar Creative LLC  respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the Personal Information that you may provide us when using this Site. This Privacy Policy is to be considered part of the Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”) which governs your use of this Site in general but placed in a separate document to focus on the privacy policy as it pertains to your permission to use the Site. This Site is published and maintained by Mahar Creative LLC, doing business as Hypothyroid Chef.

Hypothyroid Chef may be referred to in this Privacy Policy as “we,” “us,” “our,” or other similar pronouns.  Any capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning defined in the Terms of Use.



We are committed to respecting the privacy rights of our Site visitors and users.  In order to make your visits to our Site and use of the services available through our Site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information automatically from your computer or mobile device, your activities within the Site, and information stored in relation to your activities on your computer of mobile device when you visit or use certain features on the Site. “Personal Information” means information that identifies, directly or indirectly, a particular individual, and includes, for example, your name, home and/or business address, e-mail address, telephone, wireless and/or fax number, message or text service address, device address, demographic information (such as gender, age or nationality), and other information which may in combination identify an individual person.  In addition, we may collect personal health information, body, fitness and lifestyle measurements, self-assessments, before and after pictures, workout results; vital records; exercise, diet and hydration habits; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual as well as other information that is associated with you and your use of the Site, ALL SUCH INFORMATION YOU AGREE YOU PROVIDED OR SHARED WITH US UNDER HIPPA AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS.


What and Who This Applies To

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy“), which applies only to information collected via the Site, governs your use of the Hypothyroid Chef Site, including: (a) what types of information we collect about you when you use the Site; (b) how the information will be used or disclosed; (c) your rights with respect to our collection and use of your data; (d) to whom we disclose the information; and (e) how we safeguard the information.

This Privacy Policy APPLIES ONLY to Hypothyroid Chef. We are not responsible for the information practices of any of these or other third-party sites, advertisements, offers, content, or links that may appear on our Site.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, through our Site. You may obtain this privacy policy through our Site or by sending us a request in writing.

This Privacy Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States. By providing Personal Information or other information to use through the Site, or otherwise accessing or using the Site, you agree to our privacy practices outlined here and to be governed by laws of the United States only.

What Information is Collected on This Site?


User-Provided Information



We collect Personal Information from users of our Site, for example, through such users’ submissions, registration for and player participation in programs and events, transactions with us or third parties, and completion of online forms on our Site. Such information is collected, for example, when users register for accounts or engage in programs or events on our Site, or participate in or communicate with team members or others, enter sweepstakes or contests, complete surveys, use software, connect to social media channels and platforms, use applications or software made available to you by or on behalf of us, post User Content, contribute to your daily score, participate in a chat room, message board, comment section, list serve, blog, vlog, wiki, or other open forum available from, on, or through our Site, submit a comment or question to us in any form or through any medium, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via our Site. We also collect information regarding your participation and activities within or associated with our events and programs.

You may be able to communicate with others from our Site by providing the name, text address, or e-mail address of others to us. Such information will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

Personal Health Information

The Site may, from time to time, allow users to provide certain personal health information, and we will collect this data, which includes (for example) health conditions, exercise habits, workout results, body measurements, vital records, sleep, diet, hydration and nutritional data, body type, and other characteristics. This information is optional for the user to provide but some of this information, such as sleep, diet, hydration, nutritional and workout information, may be required for players to participate in a program or event in order to track their progress and check their individual and/or team status on the leaderboard. You authorize us to collect this information when you provide it and such authorization shall be considered a valid authorization for HIPAA purposes.  Hypothyroid Chef will use this information to run programs and events, including contributing to the leaderboard, and to help create a better experience and fitness and health program to provide to its users, including as part of a challenge. In addition, Hypothyroid Chef may publish some of your personal health information in connection with your Site account or program or event registration and participation (with team members and generally with other participants) and may share some of your personal health information with its service providers or other third parties in connection with operation of the Site. To protect your privacy, if Hypothyroid Chef shares your personal health information with one of our service providers, such service provider will be required to agree to and comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Unless we have your prior written request to do otherwise, if Hypothyroid Chef shares your personal health information with a third party other than one described above, we will only do so in a way that anonymizes your Personal Information, including your personal health information, and aggregate it with other users’ Personal Information.

Site Usage Information


We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. They are used to make the Hypothyroid Chef Site easier to use, to make its advertising more targeted to appropriate users, and to protect both you and Hypothyroid Chef. Cookies track where you travel on our Site and what you view and what actions you take. They may store your username and/or password. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Site to other information about you, including your Personal Information for the sole purpose of improving and personalizing your experience on our Site.

Interest-Based Advertising

The Site may provide interest-based advertising to deliver advertisements and personalized content that we and other advertisers believe will be of interest to you. To the extent third-party vendors are using cookies to perform these services for us or others, we do not control the use of this technology or the resulting information, and we are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Ads may be delivered to you based on your online or mobile behavior (on this Site and non- Hypothyroid sites), your search activity, your responses to one of our advertisements or e-mails, the pages you visit, your general geographic location, or other information. These ads may appear on our Site or on third-party websites.

Clear GIFs

We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “Web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Site and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.

IP Address and Clickstream Data

Our server may automatically collect data about your server’s Internet address when you visit us. We may use this information for internal system administration and to administer our Site. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this information with your Personal Information, but will not share such information when linked with your Personal Information with any third party without your prior consent.

Your Use of Our Apps

When you download and use software from the Site, we and our service providers may track and collect usage data. Such tracking technologies in connection with non-browser usage may be disabled by uninstalling the app.

How is the Personal Information used?

We will use the Personal Information you provide to our Site in connection with the features and functions of the Site. We may also use your Personal Information for record keeping, to analyze and track user progress in connection with programs and events, and compare you to other persons or users of the Site in various ways.

We may integrate and combine information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Site usage information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. This information may be used to present advertisements and other content to you on the Site in an attempt to customize such content to your interests and preferences. In addition, we may send you notices and otherwise communicate information to you about products, services, companies, programs and events and other information that we think might interest you.

Do we share Personal Information and Site Usage Information with others?

Public Forums

When you contribute to a public or semi-public area of our Site the information that you submit will be made available to the general public or others within the semi-public area (for example, your team members or those participating in a program or event). Such information may be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations and once published or displayed may be impossible to remove. Such information may be associated with you by other parties based on the information you disclose or provide.

Event and Program Participation

When you register for or participate in a program or event, or submit information on programs or events, such information is kept by Hypothyroid Chef and may be made available to other participants.  When you join a team as part of a program or challenge, some or all of your information may be visible to your team members. Additionally, the Site may use this information in various other ways, such as data analysis, communicating results via different media, social media or websites, promotional use, or other general public information purposes.

Third-Party Offers

We may provide users an opportunity to receive offers from other entities who have services, products, and offers that we think might be of interest to you. We may from time to time provide your Personal Information to these entities so that they may send you these offers.

Co-sponsored Programs and Events

Some of our programs and events may be co-sponsored by other parties. In those situations, the information we obtain from you in connection with such programs and events may be shared with our co-sponsor. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your information.


When you make any payments, you may be directed to third-party payment sites with which we have relationships but have no control or responsibility for such third-party data collection or privacy policies.  We may share transaction information with those third parties to complete the transaction. We will request those third parties agree to respect the privacy of your information.

Service Providers

We may use third-party partners to help operate our Site, collect and analyze data and information, host, operate, or support software, applications and tools and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with such service providers. This is intended to help improve and promote our services. If you would like additional information on the policies we enforce with respect to our service providers, please contact the service provider.

Legally Compelled Disclosures

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. If we are required or compelled to disclose your user information by a government authority, we will attempt to notify you of such disclosure if permitted to do so by law.

Business Transfer

In the event that Hypothyroid Chef, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, operation of law, change of control, consolidation or liquidation, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. The terms of this privacy policy will continue to apply to your Personal Information that is transferred to the new entity

Third-Party Ad Servers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site. These companies may use information (generally not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.  Our privacy policy does not replace the third-party privacy policies.

Your Access Rights

You may review, correct or change the Personal Information that is stored in your user account on this Site by visiting the profile or account settings area of your account on this Site.  You can change your profile or accounts settings on the Site.


Hypothyroid Chef will use industry standard practices to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this Site. We restrict access to personal information to Hypothyroid Chef employees, contractors and agents under a need-to-know basis.

Inherent Risks

No security measures are 100% secure and therefore we cannot guarantee that any information provided by you or collected by us or third parties will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.  

We have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties or through events that industry standard practices fail to prevent.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we will notify you of that development.

If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information

Third-Party “Linked-To” Web Sites

When you are on our Site you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites not operated by Hypothyroid Chef, including other websites operated by third-parties. Hypothyroid Chef does not control sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for their security of information practices. This Privacy Policy does not address the information practices of those other websites or third-parties

Children Under Age 13

If you are under the age of 13, you may not use our Site. If we learn that a user is under 18 years of age or that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete all information as quickly as possible.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Hypothyroid Chef reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this Site by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at [email protected]