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Millions of children in the United States have low levels of vitamin D which puts them at a high risk of vitamin D deficiency. Have you wondered if your child is one of them?

Chances are high, given our current lifestyle and poor nutrition!

Now you can keep a close eye on your child’s daily intake of vitamin D by using the free Vitamin D calculator app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The vitamin D calculator is designed to help you estimate your child’s daily intake of vitamin D from foods, multivitamins and casual sun exposure. Commonly known to be essential for healthy bone development, vitamin D is a hormone involved in many different types of cellular functions inside the body. This calculator is a simple and easy to use tool for everyone.

The result of the total daily calculation of vitamin D is broken down under food sources (dairy, fruits/vegetables, fish/meat, cereal), multivitamin and sun exposure. A pie chart provides percent intake of daily vitamin D from these sources.

The vitamin D calculator has the following main features:

  1. User profile tab – enter name, age, height, weight, default zip code and skin type
  2. Calculator tab – enter amount and type of food for each meal (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner). Select multivitamin if used and enter time for sun exposure. Finally, calculate daily total.
  3. Get social tab – connect on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube for useful tips, practical tips and videos.

A status bar keeps track of user data for different meals, vitamins and sun exposure. The user can also save the daily calculation.

Other features are:

  1. Help manual on how to use the calculator
  2. Frequently asked questions about vitamin D
  3. Submit a question to an expert
  4. Provide feedback

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The Vitamin D Calculator iPhone application (hereinafter referred to as the “app”) has been designed to assist parents of young children in estimating their child’s daily intake of vitamin D from foods, multivitamins and casual sun exposure. This app is intended to be used for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Users of this app should consult their health care professional before making any health, medical or other decisions based on the results of the daily calculations of vitamin D intake provided by this app.

Calculation of vitamin D intake from foods, multivitamins and casual sun exposure is based on certain assumptions. While great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the calculated estimates, no warranty is expressed or implied regarding these calculations. Users should not rely solely on the calculated estimate of daily vitamin D intake from this app. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the actual blood levels of vitamin D, which should be obtained only through professional testing under the supervision of a medical professional.

While it is the purpose of this app to allow users to compare their child’s daily intake of vitamin D with recommendations from professional agencies, no assurance is provided that meeting these levels on a daily basis will lead to sufficient blood levels of vitamin D.
Certain food sources commonly known to be either natural or fortified sources of vitamin D are included in this app solely for the purpose of calculating the daily intake of vitamin D based on their consumption. It is not the intention of this app to recommend these food sources for consumption by every child, nor any assurance is provided that consuming such foods will actually lead to measurable changes in the blood levels of vitamin D.

Casual sun exposure, without the use of a sunscreen, is one way to obtain vitamin D. The app estimates the level of vitamin D acquired by such exposure and provides a warning if the time in the sun without sunscreen is long enough to cause a sunburn. While sun exposure is a commonly known way of acquiring vitamin D, it is neither the intention of this app to prescribe such exposure, nor does the app recommend that users avoid the use of sunscreens. The app also does not claim to provide protection against sunburn when sun exposure without sunscreen is utilized to obtain vitamin D. The app utilizes a third party data feed for local UV index and no warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of this data feed.

A select group of commercially available multivitamins marketed for children are included in this app for the purpose of estimating daily intake of vitamin D. It is not the intention of this app to recommend use of these multivitamins and no assurance is provided regarding their safety and efficacy.  Users are strongly advised to seek professional medical advice before giving their child any of these multivitamins.

The app provides a list of frequently asked questions (hereinafter referred to as “FAQ”) and answers for educational purposes only. Users also have the ability to submit a question to an expert such as a medical or a nutrition professional. Answers from these experts are provided for educational purposes only.

Another feature of this app provides a link to social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for educational purposes and information sharing only. Users can interact with others on these channels in any manner they seem fit and no responsibility for their interaction is assumed or implied.

Any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this application is hereby disclaimed. The information herein is provided “as is” and without any warranty expressed or implied. All direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising from any use of this application or data contained herein is disclaimed and excluded.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Vitamin D Calculator iPhone application (hereinafter referred to as the “app”) has been designed to assist parents of young children in estimating their child’s daily intake of vitamin D from foods, multivitamins and casual sun exposure. This privacy policy is intended for the users of this app and provides an overview of how the user information is protected by the owner of the app (hereinafter referred to as the “owner”).

The owner is committed to ensuring that the information you provide is protected and used mainly to ensure the accuracy of the app’s functionality and to enhance the user experience. Should the app ask you to provide certain information by which you or your child can be identified when using this app, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The owner may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are in agreement with any changes. This policy is effective from the moment you download and use this app on your mobile device.

What we collect
The users of this app are asked to provide certain details to create their child’s profile when they use the app for the first time. The profile includes only the first name, age, height, weight, zip code and skin type. The profile information is stored in a database on a secure server under a unique ID number.

If the user decides to save the daily calculation of vitamin D from foods, multivitamins and casual sun exposure, each vitamin D value is also saved in a database on a secure server.

Users are asked to provide their name and email address when submitting a question to an expert or completing a form within the app for the purpose of providing feedback.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Profile information is used in the app’s algorithm for calculation of vitamin D.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites
The app or our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave the app or our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form in the app or on our website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@vitdcalculator.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to P.O Box 551354, Jacksonville, FL 32255-1354.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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