Doctorin Privacy Policy

Please read these Privacy Policy of use carefully before using this site.

At DoctorIn we understand how important your privacy and personal information is to you. We know that privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. Please read our privacy policy and terms of use. Please note that by registering or using any service of DoctorIn, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the privacy policy and terms of use.

DoctorIn.com does not provide any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If there is an urgent medical emergency, please contact your doctor immediately, call 911, or go the nearest emergency room / hospital.

Information We May Collect

We may collect "Personal Information" about you ­ such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information ­ in the following ways:

  • When you register for or update an existing profile on our web sites or Apps;
  • When you use certain interactive tools and services;
  • When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from DoctorIn;
  • When you participate in an online survey;
  • When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum.

We may collect "Non-Personal Information" ­ information that cannot be used to identify you ­ via Cookies, Web Beacons, DoctorInmobile device applications and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to DoctorIn.

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with DoctorIn or access certain functionality on the DoctorIn Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information. "Personal Information" means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to DoctorIn. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the DoctorIn Web Sites and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

What Choices Do I Have?

If you do not want your Personal Information used by DoctorInas provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You may correct, update or review Personal Information you have submitted through registration, tools and applications by signing in and updating your information. If you have registered and no longer want DoctorIn to use your Personal Information, you should delete your information as described in this Policy.

How Information Is Used

We may use information we collect about you to:

  • Administer and monitor your account;
  • Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
  • Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
  • Obtain your feedback on our sites and our offerings;
  • Statistically analyze user behavior and activity;
  • Provide you with more relevant content and advertisements;
  • Conduct research and measurement activities; or
  • Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities.

We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by DoctorIn about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources. Third parties may also use Non-Personal Information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

DoctorIn will not disclose any Personal Information about you unless specifically agreed to you by you or:

  • To comply with legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
  • To our vendors and suppliers in the course of their provision of products or services to DoctorIn;
  • In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a merger, a sale of assets, or bankruptcy; or
  • In special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others.

DoctorIn does not make your Personal Information available to third parties for their marketing purposes.

Contact DoctorIn

Please send us an email using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

Personal Information

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with DoctorIn or access certain functionality on the DoctorIn Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information. "Personal Information" means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to DoctorIn. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the DoctorIn Web Sites and tools and services and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration

Access to some DoctorIn interactive tools and services may be limited to users who have registered. Some of our tools and services do not retain your Personal Information, while others store your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the authorization you provide at the time you submit Personal Information.

Newsletters & Emails to You

Newsletters and emails may be sent to you on health topics, or other topics or issues. You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by:

  • Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter.

Market Research

From time to time, DoctorIn may conduct online research surveys through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may ask you to enter Personal Information. The Personal Information you submit in a survey may be used by DoctorIn for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. When our market research surveys collect Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13.

Emails You Send to DoctorIn

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, or concepts that you send to DoctorIn by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, or concepts private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to DoctorIn.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to DoctorIn, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the DoctorIn Web Sites. "Non-Personal Information" means information that we cannot use to identify or contact you. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources While you may use some of the functionality of DoctorIn without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the DoctorIn Web Sites require that you register with DoctorIn.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the DoctorIn Web Sites and your use of other web sites through the use of Cookies and Web Beacons. "Cookies" are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the DoctorIn Web Sites is assigned a different cookie. "Web Beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

Third parties under contract with DoctorIn may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the DoctorIn Web Sites. These third party advertising service providers may use this information, on our behalf, to help DoctorIn deliver advertising on the DoctorIn Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites. DoctorIn may further tailor the advertising on these third party sites based on additional Non-Personal Information to the extent known by DoctorIn or these third parties.

Mobile Device Applications ("Apps")

When you download and install one of our DoctorIn Mobile Apps onto your mobile device we assign a random number to your App installation. This number cannot be used to identify you personally, and we cannot identify you personally unless you choose to become a registered user of the App. We use this random number in a manner similar to our use of Cookies as described in this Privacy Policy. Unlike Cookies, the random number is assigned to your installation of the App itself and not a browser, because the App does not work through your browser. Therefore the random number cannot be removed through settings. If you do not want us to use the random number for the purposes for which we use Cookies, please do not use the Mobile Device App, and please use your mobile device browser to access the DoctorIn Web Sites or our mobile optimized sites. We do not obtain any information about your mobile device, other than the brand, make and model and type of operating software your device uses. Please note that certain DoctorIn Mobile Apps require registration either to use the App or to use certain functionality in the App.

DoctorIn´s Sites (including our mobile sites such as m.DoctorIn.com) and DoctorIn´s Apps ask for your consent (via an opt-in) before using information from pin-pointing technology like GPS or cell tower information. You can withdraw your consent (opt-out) for the use of "location" by DoctorIn at any time by changing your location services in the "Settings" function on your mobile device. We use location services on our web sites and Apps to provide you content based upon your location, local search results, and local offers.

Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on DoctorIn´s Behalf

We work with third parties to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community. Sponsors or advertisers on the DoctorIn Web Sites may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements served on the DoctorIn Web Sites and in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you. Their advertisements may be displayed on the DoctorIn Web Sites or on other sites that you visit after you visit the DoctorIn Web Sites. Some advertisers use companies other than DoctorIn to serve their ads and to monitor users´ responses to ads, and these companies ("Ad Servers") may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on the DoctorIn Web Sites.

We do not control how third parties use Cookies or Web Beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through the use of these technologies on the DoctorIn Web Sites. However, we do require sponsors, advertisers and Ad Servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through the DoctorIn Web Sites to agree that they will not collect any Personal Information from the DoctorIn Web Sites without your consent. They have promised us they will not link any Non-Personal Information collected by them on the DoctorIn Web Sites to Personal Information they or others collect in other ways or from other sites except as may be described in connection with a particular program.

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your Personal Information used by DoctorIn as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application / service that collects Personal Information. You can correct, update or review Personal Information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific tool or application, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact page on the web site.

If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the DoctorIn Web Sites from our servers.

How Collected Information May Be Used

Information collected by DoctorIn about you is used by DoctorIn to:

  • administer your account,
  • provide you with access to particular tools and services,
  • respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about the DoctorIn Web Sites or services,
  • obtain your feedback about the DoctorIn Web Sites or our offerings,
  • statistically analyze user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened,
  • provide you with more relevant content or advertising both on the DoctorIn Web Sites or on other web sites that you visit after you leave the DoctorIn Web Sites; and
  • conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.

DoctorIn may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by DoctorIn about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.

We also use Cookies in order to enable us to conduct surveys for our own use and on behalf of our advertisers. These Cookies are used to determine whether you have seen certain content or advertising so that we may request your opinions. We may also use Cookies to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey. If you have Cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some surveys.

Research and Measurement Activities

Information that DoctorIn collects about you may be combined by DoctorIn with other information available to DoctorIn through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the DoctorIn Web Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except contractors performing services on our behalf who agree not to use this information received from us for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, DoctorIn will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you through the DoctorIn Web Sites. We may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, DoctorIn reserves the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses "Changes to This Privacy Policy."

Disclosures to DoctorIn Operations and Maintenance Contractor

DoctorIn contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to DoctorIn. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content for the operation and maintenance of the DoctorIn Web Sites. We contractually require that our operations and maintenance contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for DoctorIn.

Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the DoctorIn Web Sites are served on, or contain links to, web sites hosted and operated by a company other than DoctorIn ("Third Party Web Sites"). DoctorIn does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other web sites once you access these other web sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. DoctorIn does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information. DoctorIn makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our website and enter a Third Party Web Site.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite DoctorIn´s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted. The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to DoctorIn from our servers. DoctorIn tools that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The DoctorIn Web Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The DoctorIn Web Sites do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor´s use of DoctorIn. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate.

Contacting DoctorInAbout Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please send us an email by using the Contact link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the DoctorIn Web Sites. Please exit the DoctorIn Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: July 1, 2013 © 2013 DoctorIn.com. All rights reserved.