Your California Privacy Rights
The Information We Collect
When you visit the Sites you may provide us with two types of information: (i) information regarding your use of the Sites automatically collected by us as you interact with the Sites, even if you do nothing during your visit but browse the Sites, and (ii) information you submit voluntarily via the Sites.
(i) When you enter the Sites, we may collect your browser type, your operating system (e.g., Windows 7), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g., Comcast), the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, the time spent at our Sites, and the websites visited just before and just after our Sites (including any third-party website that links to our Sites, if you followed a link to our Sites), and your IP address.
Even when you visit areas of the Sites anonymously, we may collect IP addresses automatically. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin service with an internet service provider. Each time you access the Sites and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address. Standing alone, your IP address is not necessarily personally identifiable. We may use your IP address to administer the Sites, to assist in diagnosing problems with our server, to monitor our system performance and/or to make it easier and more convenient for you to navigate and use the Sites.
In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. Any and all of this information may be associated with your Personal Information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent this. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the Sites unavailable to you.
Children; Parental Consent Policy
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act imposes certain requirements on websites directed toward children under 13 that collect information on those children, or on websites that know they are collecting Personal Information from children under the age of 13. The Sites are not intended for children under the age of 13, and it currently is our policy not to collect Personal Information from any person under 13, and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any Personal Information to us via the Sites. If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered Personal Information from children under 13, we will use reasonable efforts to notify such child’s parent or guardian and erase such information from our records, unless the child’s parent or guardian consents to our maintaining such information.
Use of Information Obtained by Company
Information collected automatically when you access the Sites is used to administer the Sites and to analyze trends and gather statistical information for aggregate use. We may disclose any such information for our legitimate business purposes.
Policy on Use of Social Security Numbers
Company has a policy which provides for the proper use and protection of Social Security numbers obtained in the course of doing business by Company. Such policy protects the confidentiality of Social Security numbers, prohibits unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers, and limits access to Social Security numbers. This policy applies to all methods of collection of Social Security numbers, including Social Security numbers obtained by oral, written and electronic means. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that breaches of our or your security will never occur, as outlined below.
Note to Healthcare Professionals and Business Partners
If you have a business or professional relationship with Company, we may use your Personal Information, including Personal Information we may collect about you from other sources, to develop our business relationship with you and your organization.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
You may choose to provide information about you and your company or organization to other users and to the public by providing such information on public areas of the Sites (“Public Information”). Public information does not include information you submit to us but do not post on areas of the Sites accessible by other users or the public (“Non-Public Information”). Non-Public Information may include Personal Information.
We share your Non-Public Information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is reasonably necessary to operate the Sites, legally required or, permitted by you. For example:
- Should you submit an employment application to us, we may disclose your Non-Public Information to third parties in order to verify your employment application and/or discuss the same with your prior employer or provided references.
- We may provide Non-Public Information to service providers who help us bring you the services we offer, such as hosting the service at a co-location facility, sending email updates about Company, removing repetitive information from our user lists, or to provide search results or links. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your Non-Public Information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any of your Non-Public Information, we implement reasonable contractual protections limiting the use of that Non-Public Information to the provision of services to Company.
- We may offer to provide services jointly with other companies on the Sites, and we may share Non-Public Information with that company in connection with such offer or your use of that service.
- Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, we may disclose account or other Non-Public Information (i) pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws, or (ii) when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, including, but not limited to, in the context of a legal dispute, to protect the rights, property or safety of our employees or others, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Sites or using the Company name, or to prevent imminent harm. This may include sharing Non-Public Information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies or where needed, for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.
Note: We do not share any of your Personal Information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.
Third Party Links
Although we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the security of your Personal Information, transmissions made on or through the Internet are inherently vulnerable to attack and cannot be guaranteed to be secure. Consequently, we cannot and do not guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. In addition, submissions made via email are not protected by encryption and are vulnerable to interception during transmission. You are solely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the secrecy of your Personal Information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. We urge you to take steps to keep your Personal Information safe. Our hosting provider’s computer systems employ various safeguards in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the Sites are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Protecting Yourself; Updating Your Information.
You can learn more about Internet privacy from government websites such as www.ftc.gov/privacy/. In addition, it is important to keep us updated with your most current contact information. You can review and make changes to the information we have on file about you by emailing us your updated information. To the extent we maintain your email address or other information about you, you may ask us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to have such information deleted, updated or corrected, and/or to request us to cease collecting Personal Information about you in the future.
Changing Your Preferences; Opt-Out of Receiving Communications
When you provide us with your Personal Information, you will be given some choices about how we use that Personal Information. You may change these preferences later. For example, if you sign up for an e-mail newsletter, you may opt out of receiving future e-mail newsletters at any time. If you opt in to receive communications from Company, we will always provide you with one or more of the following ways to opt out: (i) by following any opt-out instructions contained in communications you receive from Company, (ii) by un-subscribing at specific areas of the Site(s) where you registered, if available, or (iii) by sending a written request to the Company contact address immediately below.
Changes to Our Policy
Make sure to provide the name of the Site(s) applicable to your request, and your name and contact information. If you do not provide us with this information, we may not be able to respond.