Privacy Policy - WhereismyDoctor.com


WhereismyDoctor.com undertakes to honor or exceed the legal requirements for medical and health information privacy in the United States. The WhereismyDoctor.com website shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the exclusive jurisdiction of US Courts in the State of Delaware. These laws will apply in regards to any claim or matter arising in respect to this website.

 

What we do with information we collect:

 

Information Provided to WhereismyDoctor.com

Registration is required for WhereismyDoctor.com membership. As a user, you agree that any information you have entered during the registration process may be stored in a database. During member registration, we gather personal ID information: your name, email address, year of birth, gender, username, and password. Registration information is kept confidential. WhereismyDoctor.com may share accumulated, anonymous statistical information regarding site usage and traffic patterns with our advertisers and sponsors. Information in these aggregated summary reports cannot be linked to you individually. Furthermore, we use registration data to compile statistics related to demographics and may disclose such reports to a third party on occasion. Your personal profile, however, will not be disclosed to any third party without your prior consent. WhereismyDoctor.com does not send promotional or commercial emails to its users without permission. WhereismyDoctor.com may email its users periodically to inform them about the status of the website or of upcoming changes to the site, and for feedback on satisfaction questionnaires. Your email address may also be used to confirm your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords, should you forget your current one). Furthermore, WhereismyDoctor.com may email a user at any time regarding issues with his/her account. Confidential, private or semi-private information included in the content of emails received from or sent to you will not be disclosed to anyone, at any time, unless required by law. If you choose to use any of the WhereismyDoctor.com site features like, "ASK- forum, Rate the Doctor, Write a Testimonial, or "Live-Chat" the contents of your post and the corresponding posts will remain public. Your name and other personal data (age, gender, height, weight, marital status, etc.), however, will remain confidential and anonymous. All medical data that you provide may be viewed by our medical staff, and information relevant for answering your question may be posted in a reply.

 

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

WhereismyDoctor.com gives users the option of changing and modifying information originally provided during registration. Registered users may log in and access the user profile page to add, change, or delete personal information or to reset personal preferences, etc. If you are having trouble accessing and updating your personal information, you may contact WhereismyDoctor.com directly for help with such requests by contacting us by email.

 

Information Gathered by WhereismyDoctor.com

When you visit and interact with the site, WhereismyDoctor.com may collect information on your actions. Information is collected from either the server log files, which tracks your IP address, or from cookies.

A. IP Address

An IP address is a number assigned by every ISP (Internet Service Provider) to computers. An IP address is used identify the location of a computer. IP addresses help diagnose problems with servers and aid in the administration of websites. WhereismyDoctor.com sometimes uses IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers or to restrict website use by those who do not comply with the Terms of Use.

B. Cookies

WhereismyDoctor.com enables "cookies" on your computer, a feature that you can configure on your Internet browser. You can modify your browser preferences to change the cookies setting. Users can accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or request notification when a cookie is set. If you choose to reject all cookies you may not be able to use some WhereismyDoctor.com website features, or you may have to re-register each time you visit the forum. Cookies are small packets of information that a website stores in your computer. Our system accesses and reads cookies when users visit our website. For example, cookies save passwords so you don't have to re-enter a password each time you visit a website. Generally, cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to WhereismyDoctor.com is as relevant and valuable to you as possible.

 

Privacy in a Public Forum

Our forum requires registration for posting and replying. Please remember that all information disclosed on the forum becomes public information. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. All posts are subject to search engines with world-wide access to any reader. Do not post or offer your name, email address, home address, telephone number, or any other contact information. Email addresses can attract spammers that are difficult to control. Similarly, do not ask for contact information from others in the public forum. We also recommend that you do not register your real name, your unique email address, or the name of a website as a potential username; your username should be anonymous. Posts that offer OR request information for any kind of off-board contact information, for any purpose, will be removed. Information including (but not limited to) email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, names, websites or links, etc. that are communicated via blogs, personal profile settings, signatures, posts, surveys, polls, private messages, websites, and research studies will be removed.

Understand that this is a forum environment and questions may or may not be answered. As noted in our Terms of Use, the information found on WhereismyDoctor.com, including that provided by medical professionals in the Questions and Answers forum, is a general health educational aid and to be viewed strictly as that. The Questions and Answers Forum contains opinions and views created by our community members. WhereismyDoctor.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any information posted by our community members. Do not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical or health care advice, or for diagnosis or treatment purposes.

 

Forum age restrictions: We recommend that all forum participates be at least 18 years of age or older.

 

Security and Liability

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. This site maintains a dedicated server with restricted access only to authorized user accounts. The Webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible if data integrity on the site becomes compromised. updating this policy. Our privacy policy may be revised periodically. The most recent changes to the policy will be noted in a different color within the policy. You can click on any of those areas to find information about the change and how it may affect you.

Any content conveyed through this Website is the sole responsibility of the User from whom it originated. WhereismyDoctor.com is not legally obliged to edit, monitor, screen or validate content that is posted on the Website, however, WhereismyDoctor.com does reserve the right to edit or remove content that we believe is untrue, misleading, inappropriate or offensive. We also reserve the right to edit or remove offensive or vulgar content that has been reported to us. We encourage visitors and users to report content that they find offensive or that violates their rights. All claims can be made to contact us.

WhereismyDoctor.com is not responsible for what you post or its validity. In the event that you are liable by law for any malpractice, WhereismyDoctor.com is not held accountable. You are using our services at your own risk. We reserve the right to reject any advertising text, copy, images, links and any other content as being unsuitable. Please email us if you have a question about your proposed advertisement. Your advertisement must not be unlawful in any jurisdiction in which it appears as published on the World Wide Web and Internet. You are solely responsible for the accuracy, correctness and completeness of any content that you provide and you agree to refrain from providing us with content that in anyway misrepresents your organization and you agree to hold us harmless and to defend and indemnify us regarding any civil, criminal or regulatory causes of action that arise from our publishing of your content and any related reasonable attorneys’ fees, damages, costs, fees and judgments. You agree to hold us harmless and to defend and indemnify us regarding any liability arising from your relationship with any patient that we refer to you, including our related reasonable attorney’s fees, damages, costs, fees and judgments. You agree to solely assume all potential liability regarding the patient that we refer to you, including any potential liability for any services that your organization provides to the patient.

 

Accounts and Passwords

By agreeing to use our services, you will create an account that can be accessed with a username and password. WhereismyDoctor.com does not share your data with any third party. It is solely your responsibility to monitor or authorize your account to a third party. If you need to change your password or deactivate your account for any reason, you must notify WhereismyDoctor.com immediately. WhereismyDoctor.com does not assume any responsibility for any information that you submit to a third party.

 

Proprietary Rights

This is an agreement for services and Member is not granted any license hereunder. All software embedded in the Services, the Professional Services, and in any applications developed, owned or controlled by WhereismyDoctor.com (as applicable) (the "Software"), and the Services, are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of WhereismyDoctor.com. Accordingly, Member acknowledges that, as between WhereismyDoctor.com and Member, WhereismyDoctor.com owns all right, title and interest in and to the Software and the Services, including, without limitation, all United States and international patent rights, copyrights, trademark rights, trade secret rights, and all other proprietary rights pertaining thereto. Except as expressly granted in this Agreement, Member will not have or acquire any rights or interest in or to the Software or the Services. Member acknowledges that the Software contains proprietary information and trade secrets of WhereismyDoctor.com. Member will not take any actions inconsistent with WhereismyDoctor.com's ownership of each of WhereismyDoctor.com's rights in and to the Software. Member agrees that Member will not directly or indirectly:

(i) assign, distribute, license, sub license, transfer, sell, rent, lease, time share, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any rights in or to the Software, or make the Software available to third parties except as authorized by this Agreement;(ii) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software for any purpose, including, without limitation, the creation of derivative works or similar products; (iii) upload, link to or post any portion of the Software on a bulletin board, intranet, extranet or web site; (iv) use or distribute the Software in violation of any applicable laws, regulations or export restrictions; or (v) possess or use the Software in any format other than machine-readable format. All rights in the Software not explicitly granted herein, are reserved by WhereismyDoctor.com.

If you are using the Services in any country within the European Union, the prohibitions set forth herein will not affect your rights under any legislation implementing the E.C. Council Directive on the Legal Protection of Computer Programs.

 

We recommend that you read our privacy policy whenever you visit our site, in case you missed our notice.

 

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Terms of Use, Copyrights Policy, Privacy Policy, and/or Advertising Policy, or have any other questions or concerns about the site, contact us online and we will respond to your comments with an individual and prompt reply.

This policy was effective on February 1, 2009
Last reviewed July 6, 2011




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