Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective: September 20, 2015 (revised)
1WEBSITE RELATED POLICY
Tijuana Bariatrics, LLC (“TB”) respects patient privacy and is committed to earning your trust and confidence. This privacy statement is provided to inform you of the information we collect from you when you visit our site and how we use this information. It is also to inform you of the choices you have regarding our use of and your ability to review and correct this information.
This website (“tijuanabariatrics.com”) collects only the personal information that you choose to provide, and TB uses the information only for its legitimate business purposes. TB will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties for their purposes (“personally identifiable information” means any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.).
How We Collect Information
In general, you can visit many of our Web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit us and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.
If you choose to provide us with information about yourself, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, we will respect the trust that you have placed in us. We will use the personally identifiable information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice; TB collects only the personal information that you provide to us. However, if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to access certain services, offers, and content on our website.
TB website may let you gain access to other sites. The linked sites are not under the control of TB. TB does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services and content of linked sites. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Third-Party Use of Information
TB will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties except as provided herein and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
TB does not share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. Personally identifiable information may occasionally be transferred to service provider third parties who act for or on the behalf of TB, or in connection with the business of TB, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected. We require that such third parties protect the information and, where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by TB. This website does not allow third party behavioral tracking.
We also use third party advertisements on tijuanabariatrics.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
Information Security & Data Breach Notification
We take reasonable precautions to ensure that any personally identifiable information you provide on this website is kept confidential and stored in a secure environment, and that only those personnel with legitimate business purposes will have access to this information. We implement and maintain reasonable physical, technical and administrative procedures to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized collection, use, disclosure, and disposal and request our service provider third parties to do the same. Even so, we cannot guarantee that data provided to us will not be subject to loss, alteration, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction. It is important to be aware that all Internet transmissions are subject to security breaches and errors. You should take precautions in choosing the information you send to TB. Despite our best efforts, no security measures are impenetrable, and transmissions over the Internet are not 100% secure or error-free. If there is a data breach, we will contact you within one (1) day via email upon the data breach being discovered.
Individual Redress Principle
We agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only the individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
You Have Access Over Your Personally Identifiable Information
You can make any changes to your personally identifiable information by calling the number below or sending us an email to the email address listed below.
California Do Not Track Disclosures
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use of advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. If you enable Do Not Track settings in the browser you are using, TB will not store or use information about websites you visit using that browser other than tijuanabariatrics.com.
California Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13. Should we discover that a child under the age of 13 submitted personal identifiable information to our website without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, we will immediately reject any such entry and delete that information from our database (to the extent technically feasible), unless such information meets an exception under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).