Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Privacy Notice

 1. Introduction.

www.NCPSmd.com, www.northerncenterplasticsurgery.com or other web sites owned or operated by the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery values your privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of your information collected on the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Site. The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Site. This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Terms of Service. Your use of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery site and any personal information you provide on the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Site remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service.

 Please note that any content posted by you onto the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy.  Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery site at any time or in any manner.

 If the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected on the NCPS sites without verified parental consent, then the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

 

Special Note to International Users.  The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery sites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

 

 2. Information the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Receives from You.

You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery when choosing to participate in various activities on the NCPS sites such as posting messages, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. In addition, if you provide your third-party account information (e.g., your log-in information for Facebook or other third party sites) to us, you understand that if you authorize the transmissions, some content and/or information in those accounts may be transmitted into your Northern Center for Plastic Surgery account. This Privacy Policy governs any third party account information that is transmitted to the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery. 

 

 3. Information the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Collects.

Cookies Information. When you visit the NCPS Sites, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information. When you use the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Clear Gifs Information. When you use the NCPS Sites, we may employ "clear gifs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

 

 4. How the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery uses Information.

Use of Voluntary Disclosure of Information.  Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose on the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery (e.g., on the NCPS Sites’ discussion boards, in messages and comment areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.

 Your account name (not your email address) may be displayed to other users when you submit comments, articles or send messages through the NCPS Sites and other NCPS users can contact you through messages and comments. 

 

 Any content that you submit to the NCPS Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

 

Contact its Users.  We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major NCPS Site changes or for customer service purposes).

 

Improve the NCPS Sites and Service.  We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing NCPS’s users’ preferences and trends. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the NCPS Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

 

5. When NCPS uses your information

For Legal Requests and to Comply with State and Federal Laws.  We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that NCPS believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the NCPS Sites, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery, Northern Center for Plastic Surgery’s users or others.

 

In the Event of Bankruptcy.  In the event that the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery go bankrupt, your information will be discarded in a HIPAA compliant form.

Currently, the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:  none

G. Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites, in which case the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery may not be able to provide certain services to you. 

 You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. 

 Please note that content submitted by the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery users to the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Service. 

 To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times. 

 Please contact the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices using the feedback form.

 H. Our Commitment to Data Security

The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery and the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. 

 If the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery may post a notice on the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using our feedback form.

 I. Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions. 

 For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

 

 Date Last Modified: This Privacy Notice was last modified on November 24, 2014.

 Contact Information: Please contact the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using our feedback form.