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Frequently Asked Questions

What is iEmily?
iEmily is a health and wellness site for girls that provides broad-based, in-depth information on issues that affect young girls today, delivered in a manner appropriate to this age group. The site includes articles, columns, recipes, and interactive forums that are entertaining and educational. All material is prepared and reviewed by respected authors, including physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, and educators.


Who is the founder of iEmily?
Rina Spence is the founder, president, and CEO of iEmily. She is a former junior high school teacher who went on to become a nationally recognized leader in health care administration. She has served as president and CEO of Emerson Hospital in Massachusetts. In 1994, she founded the widely acclaimed Spence Centers for Women's Health, a multi-site network of medical centers for women. She is a graduate of Boston University, where she received her BA and MEd degrees. She also holds an MPA from Harvard University.


Why is iEmily unique?
No other site provides comprehensive health and wellness information to girls. Girls can visit the site as often as they like and continually discover new information, friends, conversation, recipes, and reassurance that they are not alone in their life experiences.


How was the name iEmily chosen?
Emily is one of the most common names for girls.


How is iEmily handling sensitive material?
Parents and other adults may be surprised at the topics addressed on the site. However, the site's resident experts, including physicians, teachers, and psychologists, are convinced that young girls are confronting issues today that weren't relevant to their age group even one generation ago. Parents and guardians who understand this will appreciate that iEmily approaches these topics in a respectful, informative, and factual manner.


How is iEmily adhering to children's privacy regulations?
The FTC's Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) became effective April 21, 2000, and pertains to the collection, distribution, and use of personal information from children under 13 years of age. Knowing that the site will appeal to younger girls, iEmily has proactively set out to adhere to all of the COPPA regulations, which we detail in our COPPA Notice.

iEmily does not require registration to view the site. However, registration is necessary to receive a newsletter, to respond to a survey, or to participate in a forum or chat. If a girl under the age of 13 attempts to register, she will be asked to get a parent's or guardian's consent. iEmily provides a verifiable parental consent form, which must be completed by a parent or guardian and sent to iEmily via postal mail or fax. The personal information is limited to name, date of birth, and email address. This information is used for internal purposes only. iEmily and Prospero Technologies, the site's partner for managing chats and forums, will never sell or release this information to anyone outside of the organization.

Who will iEmily's advertisers be?
Young girls are vulnerable to advertising. iEmily has made a firm commitment to limit advertising to appropriate products and services.

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The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or other healthcare providers. Only medical professionals who examine you can give you medical advice or diagnose your medical problem. We do not intend to create a physician-patient relationship. Your reliance on the information you get from iEmily is solely at your own risk. If you have a specific health question, contact your physician. Also note that while iEmily.com frequently updates its content, medical information changes rapidly. Therefore, some information may be out of date.

This file was last modified on July 29, 2008.
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