Like most website operators, USA Vascular Centers collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. USA Vascular Center’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how USA Vascular Center’s visitors use its website. From time to time, USA Vascular Centers may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
USA Vascular Centers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on usavascularcenters.com blogs/sites. USA Vascular Centers only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to USA Vascular Center’s websites choose to interact with USA Vascular Center in ways that require USA Vascular Centers to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that USA Vascular Centers gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at usavascularcenters.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with USA Vascular Centers are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions such as visitor’s name address, electronic mail address, date of birth and because USA Vascular Centers is a healthcare provider there may be questions about medical conditions including height, weight, or drugs, therapies or medical products used. All personal health information is maintained in strict compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). In each case, USA Vascular Centers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with USA Vascular Centers. USA Vascular Centers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
USA Vascular Centers may collect deidentified statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. USA Vascular Centers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, USA Vascular Centers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
USA Vascular Centers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on USA Vascular Center’s behalf or to provide services available at USA Vascular Center’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using USA Vascular Center’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. USA Vascular Centers will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, USA Vascular Centers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when USA Vascular Centers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of USA Vascular Centers, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an USA Vascular Centers website and have supplied your email address, USA Vascular Centers may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with USA Vascular Centers and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. USA Vascular Centers takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If USA Vascular Centers, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that USA Vascular Centers goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of USA Vascular Centers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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