Why exactly should you subscribe to the Life After Levaquin website? Where does your information go? What exactly do you “get” for signing up?  I will answer these questions and more.

Why subscribe?

There are several reasons this change is taking place:

First, we have updated the way the website handles notifications.

Second, is to give the end user more control over what they receive and read, complying with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Third, related to the second point, it allows you (the subscriber) to opt in to read certain information.  FQ information can be upsetting to some. I have had individuals get upset about the nature of some of the information that was readily available to everyone who visited the site.  A few individuals had even requested that certain data be taken down or modified. Obviously, I am not going to do that. So, in order to be more of a benevolent dictator, I allow people to ‘opt-in’ to read certain information.  This way I can control who sees certain sensitive information and only those who have registered to view such information. I realize this is subjective and not perfect but, unfortunately, it is now the nature of the world we live in.

Fourth, registration allows the user who is registered to receive information on available research, important advocacy information, and just plain important information regarding fluoroquinolones.  Who knows, you may be given the opportunity to participate is something groundbreaking in the future.

Fifth, by registering you are assuring me that you have read and agreed to the disclaimer.  This assures me you understand that I am not a doctor, nor is anything here to be construed as treatment or medical advice, just information.  There is no official medical advice given on this website. It’s all just my opinion or the opinion of others. I, and any contributors,  offer information and opinions and some educated hunches about the benefits and risks of of various pieces information. What you do with those hunches is entirely your business and responsibility, much like your dirty laundry.

This is a low volume offering. In other words, I don’t ‘pump out’ lots of unnecessary information. I hate spam, so I promise never to sell your information for marketing purposes, or share your information (unless you give me express permission to do so such as with a researcher that is looking for participants (in that case I would more than likely give you the researcher’s information)).

Oh and did I mention that I don’t sell stuff to personally profit. Yep, that’s right. This blog does not exist to make me money, or fame, for that matter. As a matter of fact, it actually makes me more infamous then famous, so I won’t be asking you to pay me for my time. This site does contain the occasional affiliate link which, if you purchase something through an affiliate link, does not cost you one penny more.  Any proceeds from the affiliate links (and there’s not that much believe me) goes FQ research.  I may sell something with all the proceeds going directly to research. Also, I may ask you to donate to research from time to time (not directly, just advertised on the website).  If you want to donate great, if you don’t or can’t that is fine to, but let me reiterate, I do not need your money and I do not profit monetarily from this blog. You can read my monetization policy at the bottom of my About Page here and you can read my ethics pledge here.

What is the purpose of the newsletter that I send out periodically?

The newsletter usually provides important news regarding FQ’s.  It is periodic in nature.  That means not very often.  As a matter of fact, there have been many years that I only sent out one, I repeat one, newsletter in an entire year. 

Are there any special benefits for subscribers?

Subscribers will be considered the VIPs of My Quin Story’s Life after Levaquin website and will receive access to ‘sensitive’ information, research information, and content that I deem exclusive.   Listen, I understand that some people despise signing up for websites.  This however is the best way to deliver certain content to a select group of subscribers, and it is free!

Where does my information go when I sign up?

Let’s face it, this is the number #1 reason why guests hesitate to subscribe. “Is my information safe?” “Will it be shared or sold?” “Will this invite unwanted spamming?”

We (I and my webmaster) are committed to keeping your data confidential. I do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and I will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law.   Anyway, if you ask to have your data removed, I simply go in and remove your data, no questions asked.  Also, you have the option under ‘settings section’ of the “Profile” screen to delete all your data.  Detailed information on how to remove your data is available in my privacy policy here.

To reiterate, Yes. Your information is safe. No, your information will not be shared, traded, or sold. Subscribing to my site will not invite unwanted spam. My reputation is very important to me and I would never jeopardize the loyalty and trust of my readers. Also, my “tech guy” has www.MyQuinStory.info, www.myquinstory.com, & www.lifeafterlevaquin.com, a very secure host. His security standards are high.

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