Information we collect about you
In General. We may collect personal information that can identify you, such as your name and email address, and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries worldwide.
How we use the information we collect
In general. We may use information that we collect about you to:
Financial information. We may use financial information or payment method to process payment for any purchases made on our website, enroll you in the discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to pre-qualify you for credit card and other offers that you might find of interest, to pre-qualify Practitioners to participate in our directory service, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
Job applicants. If your personal information is submitted through our website when applying for a position with our Company, the information will be used solely in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions. This information may be shared with our other companies to evaluate your qualifications for the particular position or other open positions and with third-party service providers we retain to collect, maintain, and analyze candidate submissions for job postings.
With whom we share your information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our website or while using our services.
Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and allow you to opt-out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Aggregated and non-personal information. We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and the websites of third parties. In addition, we may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers, and investors, to conduct general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information. It may be used to develop website content and services we hope you and other users find of interest and to target content and advertising. For Practitioners, we may share your business contact information with third parties, including but not limited to the business name, address, telephone number, email address, and name of the owner or proprietor of the business.
How to access your information
If you have an online consumer account with us, you can review and update your personal information by contacting us. More information about how to contact us is provided below.
Your choices about the collection and use of your information
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic, and procedural) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about protecting yourself against identity theft.
Blogs, bulletin boards, reviews, and chat rooms
We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others, post reviews of products, establishments, practitioners, and the like, or upload content (e.g., pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such postings are governed by our Terms & Conditions. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post. Hence, we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may be unable to edit or delete such information.
Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Visiting our websites from outside the United States
No Rights of Third Parties
How to contact us
For our Canadian users:
Your rights to access your personal information are not absolute. We may deny access:
We will explain why we deny your request for access to or refuse a request to correct personal information.
We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these requests is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from our website to enable them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content, and advertising.
You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) However, if you do so, some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. They are used to track web users’ online movements or access cookies. However, unlike cookies stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, count users who have visited certain pages, and understand usage patterns. We may also receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement on a third-party website.