Revised: November 11, 2011
FloridaPlasticSurgeons.com cares deeply about protecting your privacy.
FloridaPlasticSurgeons.com will never sell or license your personal information to a third party.
By using FloridaPlasticSurgeons.com, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described below in this policy.
Your Personal Information
As used herein, the term "personal information" generally refers to information that specifically identifies an individual (such as user's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other account number) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person's activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). However, personal information does not include, and this policy does not cover, any publicly available information and public records about professionals, including but not limited to information obtained from licensing authorities, associations, and websites that are available to the public.
The Personal Information we collect
Personal information may be collected from you at several places on our Site. We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. If you submit a client or patient review for the Site, send us an email, contact or recommend a professional, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, and other personal, professional, demographic and business information that you provide. If you are a professional and claim or update your profile ("Profile"), become a member, we may also collect your credit card information, photographs and professional and business information about you, your practice or specialty areas and your educational background. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, promotional offers, forums and other interactive areas of the Site.
If you use our Email to a Friend service to tell a friend about our site or an article or member surgeon or professional, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your name and email address as the "from" email address. FloridaPlasticSurgeons.com does not use your name, your email address or your friend's email information for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the email you request.
We may also use third parties to serve ads on the Site, provide certain functionalities (such as maps), or to collect, track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from users, such as the user's browser type, operating system, browsing behavior and demographic information. These third parties may collect personal information from you in connection with the services they provide and may place cookies, web beacons or other devices on your computer to collect non-personal information which may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties. We are not responsible for, and do not control, any actions or policies of any third party service providers. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Google Maps imagery is supplied by Google, Inc., and use thereof is subject to the Google Privacy Statement.
Usage and Disclosure
In general, we use personal information we collect from you through the Site to facilitate your use of the Site, to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Site and of our business, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. Below are some examples of how we may use the information we collect:
- to send you correspondence email and to contact you about your use of the Site, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- to request feedback and to enable us to analyze, develop, customize and improve the Site and our information and services; and
- for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
In addition, we may use the information we collect to send you news relevant to your profession, product and service updates, notifications of activity in your profile, and to contact you about special events, promotions or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes.
You should also note that personal information that you post to public areas of the Site may become publicly available. For example, information you post in your Profile or in client or patient ratings, reviews, or any other interactive areas, or other information that is provided for the purpose of being shared may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. Your posting to such public areas of the Site constitutes your consent to share such information publicly.
Our Company may disclose personal information to third parties without your consent for any of the following reasons: to comply with any law, regulation or court order, to cooperate with Government investigations, to help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights of our Company or its subsidiaries.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We implement a variety of administrative, managerial, and technical security measures to help protect your personal information. Our Company has various internal control standards which relate specifically to the handling of personal information. These include certain controls to help safeguard the information we collect online. While we strive to protect your personal information, you must also safeguard your information. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal information while you are on the Internet. In order to protect the confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your password.
When we collect credit card information, we entrust a secure server with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software and store such credit card information using encryption methods designed to prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password.