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Periscope Group Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

Effective Date: March 15, 2017

At Periscope Group, we know that you care about how the information we receive from you is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices in relation to information that we collect through our website (periscopegroup.com), through our social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/PeriscopeGrouphttps://twitter.com/GroupPeriscope, and https://www.linkedin.com), and other services provided by us both online and offline, including email messages that we may send to you that link to this Privacy Policy. By using these assets, you are accepting and agreeing to this Privacy Policy.

  • What information we collect;
  • With whom it is shared;
  • How it can be corrected;
  • How it is secured;
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

1.    What Types of Information Does Periscope Group Collect About its Users?

  • Personal Information; information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual, including: name, title, company name, job function, expertise, postal address, telephone number, or email address. If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the sites, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • Other Information; any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual. This might include, for instance, browser and device information; information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies; demographic information and other information provided by you; or aggregated information. We use this information to facilitate our operation of the Sites and for other purposes described below.
  • IP Address;is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you access the Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that you visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services. Periscope Group uses IP Addresses to understand usage levels of the Sites, help diagnose problems with its performance, administer the Sites, and monitoring the regions from which you navigate to our Sites.

2.    How Does Periscope Group Use Personal Information?

We may use Personal Information:

  • To respond to your inquiries and requests, such as to send you materials and newsletters, as well as information and materials regarding our company and services.
  • To send administrative information to you, for example, information regarding the website and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To communicate with you and provide customer service.
  • To send you marketing communications, including via email and SMS in compliance with applicable laws, that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • To personalize your experience on the website by presenting products and offers tailored to you.
  • To allow you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose your Personal Information, so we suggest that you read these rules carefully.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our website and services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct or delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. We have implemented organizational, technical, and procedural measures to protect Personal Information within our company, including security controls to prevent unauthorized access to our systems. While we take reasonable steps to secure your Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, modification and disclosure, you should be aware no security procedures or protocols are ever guaranteed to be 100 percent secure from intrusion or hacking, and there is therefore always some risk assumed by sharing Personal Information online. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately at info@periscopegroup.com.

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site, however we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Other Provisions as Required by Law

Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals.

Copyright Notice

All copyrightable text and graphics, the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this web page are ©2017 Periscope Group. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to download and print materials from this website for the purpose of viewing, reading, and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of Periscope Group, is strictly prohibited.

Policy Concerning Infringement Claims and Repeat Infringers

Periscope Group will process and investigate proper notices of alleged copyright or other intellectual property infringement related to material on its websites or servers and will respond appropriately, following the guidelines of the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act and other applicable intellectual property laws. Under appropriate circumstances, Periscope Group will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. Periscope Group will, following appropriate investigation, terminate or disable access by repeat infringers. Claims of alleged copyright or other intellectual property infringement must be in writing and directed to Periscope Group’s designated agent for service.

Disclaimer

The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this Web site or any of the email links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between Periscope Group and the user or browser. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding how we collect or handle your information, please contact us immediately via email at legal@periscopegroup.com or via mail at Periscope Group, 4155 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 100, Danville, CA 94506.

Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your emails to us.

Please consult with a physician prior to discontinuing the use of any medications. We are not physicians and are not familiar with the details of your medical history.

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70% Of News Advertising Now Belongs to Big Pharma

If you watch television for any amount of time, you’re probably going to see a drug commercial that tugs on your heart strings, promises to heal your worst medical conditions, and then a voiceover will quickly gloss over the multitude of side effects in a too-quick-to-understand string of monotone words. Prescription medications are are multi-BILLION dollar industry that’s making not only the pharmaceutical companies tons of money, but also the network television stations. How is this influencing public opinion AND health?

70% Of News Advertising Belongs to Big Pharma

As we casually watch TV, we usually don’t think twice about these drug ads, but let’s take a glimpse behind the screen. Did you know that pharmaceutical advertising has soared 62 percent since 2012 and is projected to cost $610 billion by 2021? Worse yet, nine out of the 10 largest revenue-generating pharmaceutical companies spend more on advertising than they do on research and development (it appears that they care more about selling drugs than making sure that they are safe and effective). Equally concerning is that pharmaceutical advertising is banned in just about every country except the United States and New Zealand. And consider this: the average American watches 16 hours of pharmaceutical commercials each year which is more time than they spend with their primary physician. One-third of these people ask their doctors about a drug advertisement and most request a prescription.

Clearly this type of advertising in generating a huge response from the public, but it also is having an impact that consumers rarely think about: if these companies are paying television networks billions of dollars to advertise their drugs, would their news stations risk losing big money accounts by reporting negative information about the company? Public figure and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. once shared that, “I ate breakfast last week with the president of a network news division and he told me that during non-election years, 70% of the advertising revenues for his news division come from pharmaceutical ads. And if you go on TV any night and watch the network news, you’ll see they become just a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. He also told me that he would fire a host who brought onto his station a guest who lost him a pharmaceutical account.”

I had a history professor say that products were made much better in the 1940’s and 50’s. For example, you could buy a toaster once and you’d never have to buy another one because it was made so well. The problem was that these quality products actually hurt revenue since it was a one time purchase. Nowadays, you buy a toaster, it breaks a few years later, and then you go back and buy another one. This same philosophy can be said for big pharma.

“Thanks to government protections [big pharma is] able to make their products more addicting and less effective so they can create return customers and extend their profits,” explains investigative journalist John Vibes. “If a medication is effective in curing a patient then they won’t continually use and purchase that drug because they will have no need to do so. However, if the drug is mediocre and has addictive properties then it will become a regular part of the patient’s monthly budget.”

Mass advertising is clearly one way to start this cycle of addiction. Furthering this point, just this month opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma announced that they are giving a $3.4 million grant to a non-profit company to help develop low-cost naloxone nasal spray, an antidote for those who overdose on opioids. So let’s get this straight: instead of creating preventative measures to reduce opioid usage and address the true underlying problems, they’re creating a drug to try and solve a major drug epidemic. Anyone else see the flaw in this thinking?

Every drug has its benefits and risks, and it’s time that we, as consumers, educate ourselves to make the best choices for our health. We need to read up on prospective medications, really talk to our doctors, and maybe, just maybe, turn the channel when that drug commercial comes on.

 

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“Robert F Kennedy Jr. Says 70% Of News Advertising Revenue Comes From Big Pharma.” True Activist. Accessed September 7, 2018. http://www.trueactivist.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr-says-70-of-news-advertising-revenue-comes-from-big-pharma/
“Is Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising Right for You?” Harvard Political Review. Accessed September 7, 2018. http://harvardpolitics.com/covers/is-direct-to-consumer-pharmaceutical-advertising-right-for-you/

Vaginal Stones vs. Vaginal Mesh: Are We Scared of the Wrong Product?

Recently celebrity and health guru Gwyneth Paltrow and her company, Goop, Inc., was hit with a $145,000 settlement due to a California complaint that her vaginal “eggs” and certain essential oils were falsely advertised on her website. What we want to know is, why was Paltrow held accountable for her misleading claims, but the medical device companies are still allowed to promote transvaginal mesh (TVM) which is much more dangerous and life-altering? These eggs may not live up to the hype, but they also don’t slice organs and tissue, cause chronic pain, and prevent a sex life like TVM does. It’s like prosecuting a jay walker and letting a murderer walk away free.

California is scolding Gwyneth Paltrow for overselling vaginal eggs but fails to hold Big Pharma accountable for TVM that irreparably destroys women’s vaginas. Shame on you, CA!

According to Patch,com, “The Napa-filed complaint was directed at ‘unsubstantiated representations regarding the effects or attributes’ of three products—the Jade Egg and Rose Quartz Egg, egg-shaped stones designed to be inserted vaginally and left in for various lengths of time, and Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend, essential oils meant be taken orally or added to bathwater — that were not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence, said district attorneys from Napa and Santa Clara counties.”

The goop (yep, spelled with a lowercase “g”), website states that the Rose Quartz eggs are, “Made of heart-activating rose quartz—associated with positive energy and love—this yoni egg is associated with the heart chakra“ and that the Jade Egg is, “Used by women to increase sexual energy—this yoni egg is made of nephrite jade stone, meant to promote health and pleasure.” (The Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend is no longer available on the website.)

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So are these products a little weird? Yeah. Will they really improve “sexual energy”? Maybe not. Are they dangerous? No complaints have been filed. Is there scientific evidence backing up these claims? Nope.

But let’s look at TVM. Is this weird? Yeah, it’s a plastic strip of window screen that holds up your organs. Does it live up to the claims of addressing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP)? Sometimes, but at what risk? Are they dangerous. Absolutely! Millions of women have reported complications including multiple surgeries, inability to work, not able to have children, constant pain, broken relationships, and other conditions that have left them depressed, in agony, and struggling to find the strength and hope to face each day. Were there scientific studies proving the effectiveness of this product? No. Mesh had never been tested in a vagina before it was put into millions of women. Actually, studies have proven that it puts women’s health at risk!

The questions now remains: why did California spend time and resources one an unusual product that showed no harm while TVM which causes permanent damage is legal? We don’t need the government to focus on a celebrity and her website, we need them to keep big pharma accountable for the products that are disabling and even killing innocent people.


We can’t let Big Pharma get away with this!

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Sexism at the Doctor’s Office

Dr. Gary Tigges, an internal medicine specialist in Plano, Texas is getting a lot of press these days for a comment he said in a Dallas medical journal. Dr. Tigges stated:

“Female physicians do not work as hard and do not see as many patients as male physicians. This is because they choose to, or they simply don’t don’t want to be rushed, or they don’t want to work the long hours. Most of the time, their priority is something else … family, social, whatever.”

Nothing needs to be ‘done’ about this unless female physicians actually want to work harder and put in the hours. If not, they should be paid less. That is fair.”

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Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

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