Privacy Policy

Site: Matthews Calorie Counter

We have created this privacy statement in order demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

Information Automatically Logged

This site uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site.

This site records the browser type to monitor market penetration of various web browsers so we can better determine the Internet technologies we may utilize in the design of our pages.

We use log file analysis tools, IP addresses, and outside services to collect and analyze our web traffic. None of these tools personally identifies our visitors. They are used to help us understand our advertising effectiveness, enhance our web interface, and improve your overall online experience with

Visits to this website are logged. These logs of information are used to better understand how people use our site. This analysis is done using the Google analytics service. Google's privacy policy may be found here (with a link to the google analytics Terms of Service page at (see section 8 for privacy related info)

IP addresses are also recorded for the purposes of site administration that includes some of the following situations and circumstances:
All site comments, either as members or anonymous postings have their IP addresses logged and recorded. If a comment violates our Terms of use, we have the right to remove that comment, and ban that IP address from further use of If a user is caught uploading material that goes against our Terms of Use, we have the right to remove that content and ban that user. We have the right to ban any user for any reason that is deemed inappropriate, abusive, vulgar or any other reason a moderator sees fit. It's a bit rough, but this is to prevent further abuse of our system.

Personal Information

We collect the domain name and e-mail address (where possible) of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations, name and address and Name, Age, Weight, Height, Weigh in pictures and users profile information..

This information is used to refereence your account, help calculate your BMR and other Calorie Counting functions, and build your personal account profile to be shared or kept private.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Website.

Your Profile Page is initially set as Public Modified*. This means that the most basic tools will be enabled while the more personal tools will be disabled. You can set your account to Public or Private within your Profile Setup Page at any time.

Adding friends allow those users to see your profile page (based on what you have enabled), even if its set to private. You can de-friend someone at any time by visiting your Friends List page.

Private Messages
If your account is set to private you will not be able to receive Private Messages(pm) unless they are from one of your friends. This is to help prevent spam. If your account is set to public, anyone can send you a Private Message as long as they are a registered user.

This is not a means for spam. Anyone caught spamming other users will be dealt with immediately and may have their account banned.

Ignoring Users
Users can be ignored after they send you a friend request, or from a PM. Once you ignore a user, they will not be able to send you Private Messages or Friend Requests. You can see your ignored users list anytime by visiting your Inbox, selecting the "Ignored Users" link. You may also un-ignore users.

Your Email address will always be kept private, your friends will NOT be able to see your email address.

You have serveral options on how or if you receive email updates from Matthews Calorie Counter, which can be enabled and disabled at any time by visiting your Email Options page. Those options include:

  • Occasional email communications about site related news, features and updates
  • Private message alerts
  • Friend requests, confirmations and encouragments

*We will not sell or give away your email address. We dislike spam emails as much as the next person. Your email address will be kept private and only used for the selected above.

Account Deletions/Bans
When an account is deleted it will be set inactive. We may still retain your information in our files, however, to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreements, and due to technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of our web sites. All your pictures will be erased. All forum posts, added content and comments will remain, with your profile pictures being replaced with generic pictures. Current points and position on any leaderboard will be kept, but frozen.

Visit My Profile Setup to log in to update your profile.

Third Party Ads
**Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
**Google's use of the cookies enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
**Users may opt out of the use of these cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL -
Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include .......
Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.


With respect to cookies: We use cookies to store visitors preferences, record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site , ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Session Management

This site uses hidden form elements on each page to maintain a continuous user session.

The hidden form elements contain a unique ID that identifies your browser session. This ID is in no way associated with your machine or you individually. These hidded form elements are also used to transfer information from client side script to the server for processing.

Session information is saved on this web site and is regarded as personal information. See the personal information section for more information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while stored on the server. Log files are rotated regularly and archived in a secure location.

User and password information is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please visit our Contact Page

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The material appearing on is for entertainment use only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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