Last Updated: December 1st, 2008
What Personal Information Do We Collect on the Site?
Information You Volunteer. We collect the personal information You knowingly and voluntarily provide when You use the Site, for example, the information You provide when You register to use the Site, post any comment on the VuMedi Blog, or when You submit any feedback on the Site. We may also collect Your name, email address, user name, and password when You register and set up an account on the Site or contact Us by email or other means for any reason.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We may collect information that is sent to Us automatically by Your Web browser, such as Your IP address, the address of the Web page You were visiting when You accessed the Site or an advertisement hosted by Us on a third party Website, information on Your operating system and browser, and the date and time of Your visit. The information We receive depends on the settings on Your Web browser.
The information provided by Your browser does not identify You personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help Us improve the Site and Our business. In addition, We may review Our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into Our network. If We suspect criminal activity, We might share Our server logs -- which contain visitors' IP addresses -- with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
A session cookie assigns a randomly-generated, unique identification number to Your computer when You access the Site or advertisements hosted by Us on third party Websites. A session cookie expires after You close Your browser. Generally, We use session cookies to collect information about the ways visitors use the Site. This information is known as click-stream information. Session cookies may also be used to facilitate Your interactions with the Site.
A persistent cookie does not expire when You close Your browser. A persistent cookie will stay on Your computer until it expires or You delete it. Each time You visit the Site, Our Web server will recognize You by searching the information contained in these cookies. By assigning Your computer a persistent, unique identifier, We are able to create a database of Your previous choices and preferences. This permits Us to offer You a personalized experience when You use the Site. Assigning Your computer a persistent, unique identifier also helps Us keep a more accurate account of how many people visit the Site, how often they return, how their use of the Site may vary over time, and the effectiveness of Our promotional efforts.
Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies identify You personally. If, however, You access the Site by clicking on a link in an email We have sent You, We may link the information collected by Our cookies to information that identifies You personally.
If You do not wish to receive cookies, You may set Your browser to reject cookies or to alert You when a cookie is placed on Your computer. You may also delete Our cookies as soon as You leave the Site. Although You are not required to accept Our cookies when You visit the Site, if You set Your browser to reject cookies, You will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the Site.
We may also collect information regarding visits to advertisements We host on behalf of our clients, which may appear on third party Websites. This information may include the number of times an advertisement was viewed, how long the advertisement was viewed, the time of day, and the IP address of the computer that viewed the advertisement (collectively, Advertising Data).
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We use the personal information collected through the Site to provide You information You may request (including but not limited to, placing You on Our email list, or providing You information on product updates or other relevant information); to improve the Site; and for any other purposes related to Our business. Advertising Data is used in order to help Us, Our clients, or potential advertisers evaluate information designed to enhance the success of a particular advertising campaign. In addition, the personal information collected is used for identification and authentication, and to contact You.
With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?
Modifying Your Information; Opt-Out Clause
We respect Your right to make choices about the ways We collect, use and disclose Your personal information. You may update or modify Your information or change Your privacy preferences (such as whether You wish to receive promotional offers) at any time by emailing Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If You wish to have your name removed from any of our mailing or subscription lists, please write to us at our above address or click the remove subscription link set forth in the relevant communication (typically provided at the end of such communication). In the event that You contact us with this request, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that You will not receive any further communications from which you have opted-out in the future.
Transfer of Data Abroad
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information You transmit to Us and You do so at Your own risk. We have endeavored to put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect Your personal information while it is under Our control. In addition, Your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. Please be aware, however, that despite Our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. To protect the confidentiality of 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. Please advise Us immediately if You believe Your password has been misused. If You have any questions about Our security practices, feel free to email Us at email@example.com.
Links to Third Party Websites
THIS SITE IS NOT MEANT FOR MINORS. You must be at least eighteen (18) years old, a qualified surgeon and a registered user to post to the Site. You must never reveal any personal information about Yourselves on the Site. If You are over eighteen (18) years old but have not yet reached the age of majority, You must have Your parent or guardian's permission to post to the Site.
We may not intend to collect or solicit for information from people who are minors. However, as a condition of use for minors in those countries or regions that the information gathering from minors is considered as illegal, then guardians will be responsible for accompanying with minors for prevention of any unexpected circumstances when they access to the Site.