Disclosure of Information Practices
Collection of Your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) and Other Personal Information
This website is intended to provide a unique, informative, and entertaining experience for users, without requiring them to give any more information than is necessary to participate in specific activities that may be offered, or to use the Site effectively. We do not require users to register or submit PII in order to merely visit the website. Most activities on the Site can be performed without providing PII. When we ask for PII to participate in an activity, we will not require anyone to give more PII than we believe is reasonably necessary to engage in the activity. You may be asked to provide non-PII, such as first name, phone, age, gender, zip code, city and/or state of residence.
We compile information volunteered by the consumer, such as ‘contact us’ forms and newsletter sign-ups. The information submitted using our online forms does not use encryption methods, and the information we collect is not shared with any other institutions. If you supply us with your postal or email address online, you will only receive the specific information for which you provided your address.
Safety and Security
We take steps to help ensure that all information provided by you, whether PII or non-PII, is treated securely. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to safeguard visitor information from unauthorized access and improper use. We periodically review our security procedures in order to consider and implement appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window after you have finished your session. This will help make sure that others cannot access your PII and use it with malicious intent. No data transmission over the Internet, however, can be guaranteed to be totally secure. To protect our security, to protect us against liability, or as required by law, we may collect a user’s name and email address. PII collected in accordance with this provision will not be used for any other purpose.
Like many companies, we may use “cookie” technology on and off of the Website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular website. The cookies do not contain any identifiable health information and cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive.
When you view or access our website we may place a cookie on your computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Users have the ability to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is used, or to never receive cookies at any time. Different internet browsers may address cookies differently. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting certain types of cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
We may also log and track IP addresses for systems administration purposes and for reporting usage trends. Your IP address is usually associated with the physical place from which you enter the Internet, the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the browser software you use, and your operating system, and may also depend on the date and time you access the website. By collecting your IP address, we may record the page that linked you to this website, the web pages you visit, the ads you see or click on, and other information about the type of web browser, computer, website, and settings you are using, and any search terms you enter on this website. IP addresses are not used to track an individual user’s session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our website and website are visited.
We may combine non-identifiable information collected automatically (such as through IP addresses, cookies, or click-stream monitoring) with any previously submitted personal information that we may have received from you.
We may collect your geographic location based on your IP address and other location-based data. However, we do not collect any device identifications.
We may also use various third-party internet vendors to collect, track, and analyze track analytical data regarding website usage and trends.
Users of the website may have the opportunity to participate through the website in various Center for Aesthetics surveys regarding the use of the website and receipt of the services. Any survey responses that you choose to submit may be aggregated, unidentified, and used as set forth below.
How Will Your Information Be Used And Disclosed?
We may aggregate and deidentify identifiable health information in accordance with HIPAA, either alone or with other data to create anonymous “aggregate data” regarding the users of our website. Aggregate and de-identified data is information that describes the habits, treatment plans, usage patterns, and/or demographics of users as a group but does not reveal the identity of particular users. This data will not identify you but will be used as statistical information to determine such things as user demographics and usage patterns of our website. Center for Aesthetics may use aggregate data to understand the needs of our community of users and determine what kinds of programs and services we can help provide. Aggregate and de-identified data may also be provided or sold to third parties, including to give third party vendors, suppliers, business partners, and/or affiliates a picture of our community and services.
Other Use and Ownership
We also reserve the right to share your information collected from this website with third parties to the extent permitted by applicable law and, in the case of identifiable health information, pursuant to Center for Aesthetics’ business associate agreement with the applicable Provider.
Transfer of Data
While no website can guarantee security, we maintain physical, administrative, electronic, technical, and procedural safeguards to help protect your personal information collected via the website as required by applicable law. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration to data will not occur, we use industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality.
We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party agents, who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request via the website. In the event that a breach in our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, we will notify you of such a breach as may be required by applicable law.
What if I am accessing this Website from outside of the United States?
Important Note Regarding Children
This website is not directed toward children under 18 years of age and Center for Aesthetics does not knowingly collect information from children under 18 through this Website or Website. Any information submitted via the website regarding a minor under the age of 18 must be submitted by the minor’s legal representative. To the extent permitted by applicable state law, minors may access their identifiable health information through their physician.
For each visitor to our web page, our web server automatically does not recognize information regarding the domain or email address.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the address or phone number below.