Collection and Use of Your Information
The goal of Bunion.com is to provide current and useful information to the public about bunions including, diagnostic and self-help information, surgical solutions, and our surgeons. We therefore collect certain information about our users to understand their interests. This information can be categorized as either “aggregate and anonymous information” or “personally identifiable information.”
Collection of Aggregate and Anonymous Information.
Aggregate and anonymous information is information that we collect about visitors to Bunion.com that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. We collect users’ IP addresses (for example, whether the user logged on from a .com, .gov, .edu, or other domain), referral data (for example, the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to Bunion.com), browser and platform type (for example, a Microsoft browser on an Apple platform). We collect this information to improve our content and keep it in line with the needs of our users. We will use this aggregate and anonymous information to direct our efforts to better meet the needs of our users, by analyzing how often users are accessing certain features of Bunion.com
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information.
Bunion.com may also collect personally identifiable information. We only collect the personal information about you that you provide to us, and we only use that personal information for the purpose of providing information, services, or materials to you that you have requested, unless you specifically consent to (or, if required by applicable law, authorize in writing) other uses of your information. If you submit a request for information or a physician referral, we will require that you provide your name and e-mail address, and also provide you the ability to offer additional, relevant information to help match you with an appropriate doctor for your needs. We use this information only to facilitate communication with that selected surgeon and the staff at Bunion.com. Your identifying information will be shared by us with authorized Bunion.com employees and staff, health care providers affiliated with Bunion.com, certain third party vendors who provide services to Bunion.com (as described more fully below), and other third parties as required by applicable law. Your identifying information will not be otherwise shared without your written permission (or, if required by applicable law, authorization).
Other specific instances when we collect personally identifiable information from you through Bunion.com, and how we may use and/or disclose that information in those instances, include:
E-mails to Physicians.
Information Requests (Through “Find a Surgeon”).
Use of “Cookies”
Access to Your Own Information/Opt-Out
If you would like to review the personally identifiable information collected about you through the Bunion.com site, you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may send a letter to Director, Bunion.com, 1111 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128
Any e-mail that you receive from Bunion.com will also offer the option of removing your name and e-mail address from our mailing lists. If you would like to advise us of changes required in the personal information that you have submitted, or to remove your e-mail address from any email services on this site to which you have subscribed, you may advise us by e-mail to email@example.com or you may send a letter to Web Director, Bunion.com, or mail to Web Director, 1111 Park Avenue New York, NY 10128
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All personally identifiable information supplied by you through Bunion.com is kept within our secured network and, access to your information is limited to authorized Bunion.com employees and affiliated health care providers.
Bunion.com is carefully secured to preserve the privacy of your personal information. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network (for example, a WiFi Hotspot in a coffee shop or airport) can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In addition, our security is dependent upon your efforts to protect the security of any computer you use to access the site, including any wireless network you use. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Bunion.com cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information that you transmit to us or receive from us, and you therefore agree to use the site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we do make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. All personally identifiable information about you that Bunion.com creates, receives, stores, or transmits is covered by our privacy and security policies.
Although we make efforts to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, or other legal process. In addition, we reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, and to release to such agencies information about users of Bunion.com who we reasonably believe to be engaged in or involved with such activities.
Changes to this Policy