1. The Information We Collect.
When you use our site, we receive and collect certain information. The information we receive and collect depends on what you do when you visit the Website.
Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit the Website. This information may include some or all of the following items: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, including the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using and the IP address of your Internet Service Provider; the type and version of Internet browser software you use and your operating system; the type and version of your media player(s); the date and time you access our site, the length of your stay and the specific pages, images, video or forms that you access while visiting the site; the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our site, and if applicable, the search engine that referred you and any search strings or phrases that you entered into the search engine to find this site; and demographic information concerning the country of origin of your computer and the language(s) used by it. We use this information to monitor the usage of our site, assess its performance, ensure technological compatibility with your computer, and understand the relative importance of the information provided on our site. We may also use this data to conduct statistical analyses on visitors' usage patterns and other aggregated data.
Pixel Tags or Clear GIFs, also known as Web Beacons or Web Bugs, are transparent graphical images placed on a website. We may also occasionally use "web beacons" (also known as "clear gifs," "web bugs, " "1-pixel gifs," etc.) that allow us to collect information about your response to our e-mail communications, and for other purposes. Web beacons are tiny images, placed on a website or e-mail, that can tell us if you've gone to a particular area on our Website. For example, if you've given us permission to send you e-mails, we may send you an e-mail urging you to use a certain feature of the Website. If you do respond to that e-mail and use that feature, the web beacon will tell us that our e-mail communication with you has been successful. We do not collect any personal information with a web beacon, and do not link web beacons with any other personal information you've given us.
Since Web beacons are used in conjunction with persistent cookies (described above), if you set your browser to decline or deactivate cookies, Web beacons cannot function.
When you voluntarily provide or request information, or otherwise actively enter data, such as your name, mailing address(es), telephone number(s), medications, and medical history, you will know what data we collect through the site, because you actively submit it to us. You can elect not to provide information by not entering it when asked. However, this may affect the types and quality of services that you receive from us. When you provide such information, you are agreeing that we may use that information to provide the services that which you have requested and to contact you to learn about your experience and to improve our product and service offerings.
You agree that we may use your medical history and information for educational, marketing and other purposes, including, for example, publishing case studies or articles.
You also agree that we may use that information when aggregated with other data in any manner in which the data is not linked to an identified individual, and to share such information with others, in the promotion of our business to potential investors, business partners or customers, and in the conduct of research or product development.
Unless you also actively submit personal information such as your name or address, passively tracked data does not typically allow us to identify you personally. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to combine passively tracked data with personal information that you actively submit.
The Website is targeted for use by adults. Accordingly we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. However, we advise all visitors to our site under the age of 13 not to disclose or provide any Information on our site. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided Information to us, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protect Act (see the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html for more information about this Act), we will delete the child's Information from our files to the extent technologically possible.
2. How We Use and Share Information.
When you actively submit Information through the Website, we (and/or third party vendors acting on our behalf) will use that information in one or more of the following ways:
We do not sell your Information to third parties. Except where we otherwise obtain your express permission, we (and/or the third party vendors who make materials, features, products or the services available on or through the Website) share your Information with third parties only under the limited circumstances stated below:
In order to carry out certain business functions, such as e-mail delivery or marketing, or making products, features or services available through our Website, we hire other companies to perform services on our behalf. We may disclose Information that we collect about you to these companies to enable them to perform these services, but they are required to safeguard the Information and are not authorized to use it for any purpose inconsistent with the purposes or uses described above.
We value the privacy of your health information. Dr. Detective is not subject to compliance with HIPAA. However, we have implemented technical measures directed towards the safe transmission and storage of your health and billing information. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding these measures.
3. Links to Third-party Websites.
4. Access to and Managing Your Information.
We believe it is important for you to be able to find out what Information you have provided to us through our site. If you have provided us with Information, you can contact us to request that we provide you with the Information we have in our records about you. We reserve the right to limit the number of times such a request can be made and to charge you for responding to such requests if this process is misused or abused. You may contact us using the contact information provided below to inquire about your Information, and to correct, amend or delete such information. We want the Information we have on record about you to be as complete and accurate as possible. If you believe that any Information we have in our records about you is inaccurate, incomplete or incompatible with the purposes for which it was provided or subsequently authorized by you, please notify us using the contact information provided below.
5. What You Need to Do to Protect Your Information.
You have several options when deciding how you can best protect your Information. One option is simply not to volunteer it. As stated above, this approach would allow you to still visit our Website – although it will prevent you, for example, from taking advantage of some of our Website's features. The Federal Trade Commission's Website, http://www.ftc.gov, also offers useful information about how to protect Information that you provided to websites.
7. Use of Electronic Mail.
We may provide email links on the Website to further facilitate communication between us and you. Information collected through email may be shared with our customer service group, employees or other third parties that perform services on our behalf. Unless otherwise noted, email on our site is not a completely secure and confidential means of communication. Non-encrypted email communications may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge and permission while in transit to us.
8. Changes to Privacy Policies.
9. Questions, Comments and Contact Information.