HumanizeMD Privacy Policy

Your (you, the user’s) use of this Site will be deemed conclusively to constitute your acceptance of and agreement to this Privacy Policy and all portions hereof with HumanizeMD (We or Us).

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If We decide to change the Privacy Policy, We will then post the changes in appropriate places on the Site so that you are aware of the changed Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site after the Effective Date for any such changes to the Privacy Policy will be deemed conclusively to constitute your acceptance of and agreement to the changed Privacy Policy; consequently, you should frequently review this Privacy Policy.

What Personal Information does HumanizeMD collect?

HumanizeMD collects several types of Personal Information: personally identifying information that cannot be traced back to you; personally identifying information that can be traced back to you; and personally identifying information that can be traced back to you and that includes or is linked or associated with health-related information.

you can access and browse the Site at any time without providing Personal Information that can be traced back to you.

To use some of its services and access certain areas of the Site, you must provide Personal Information that can be traced back to you, such as name, street address and zip code, telephone number, e-mail, gender, date of birth, insurance coverage, social history and known health characteristics and medical needs. We collect this Personal Information that you voluntarily provide through the use of on-line data entry, registration and other forms. Accordingly, you can determine to a large extent what Personal Information you wish to submit on a voluntary basis to HumanizeMD. This personally identifying information that you may submit may be traced back to you and will include or be linked or associated with health-related information, such as physical or mental health conditions and the treatment of these conditions and other health-related information that you choose to share with Us. The combination of this Personal Information with health-related information provided by you with the Appointment Materials is called “Protected Health Information” and is subject to special rules under a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or “HIPAA”, for short. HumanizeMD treats all personally identifying information received from you with the Appointment Materials or created from your use of the Appointment Services as Protected Health Information, regardless of use. The Privacy Policy’s references to “HIPAA” are to this law and the various laws that have amended it, including most recently the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

When you visit the Site, HumanizeMD may also automatically collect with Cookies, and similar technology, Personal Information about your use of the Site. This Personal Information cannot be traced back to you. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. HumanizeMD also automatically collects the location of your computer on the Internet, known as your internet protocol address (“IP Address”), when you visit the Site.

What about the collection of Personal Information from children?

You must be 18 years of age or older to use the Site. If HumanizeMD learns that it has received any Personal Information from anyone who is not at least age 18, We will delete that information from HumanizeMD’s database.

Why does HumanizeMD need any Personal Information?

It allows us to create a more personalized Site. Through the use of Cookies, information we automatically collect when you use our Site, and on-line data entry, survey, product purchase and registration forms, HumanizeMD may monitor, in aggregate and individual form, Personal Information. Although Our primary goal in collecting Personal Information is to deliver a customized and personalized service to the users of the Site, HumanizeMD may also use Personal Information to: (i) send users e-mail notification of new features or information available through the Site or that HumanizeMD otherwise feels might be of interest to users of this Site; and (ii) allow HumanizeMD and its third party advertisers and retailers, and their affiliates, offering goods or services that HumanizeMD thinks might be of interest to users, to deliver relevant information and offers to users in any form. HumanizeMD may collect IP addresses to advertise to you in accordance with the foregoing, as well as for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers and others.

What should you know about Cookies?

HumanizeMD may place and store Cookies on a user’s computer hard drive. Cookies enable HumanizeMD, to personalize a user’s viewing experience on this Site or other third party sites for which HumanizeMD has an advertising arrangement. When a user revisits this Site, HumanizeMD can recognize the user by the Cookie and customize accordingly the user’s experience at this Site. For example, HumanizeMD uses Cookies to recognize user access privileges to this Site, track Site usage and traffic patterns, add advertisements for goods or services of interest based on the information submitted by, or inferred by the actions of, the user, and estimate this Site’s audience size. HumanizeMD also uses Cookies to store user names and passwords that are supplied at registration. If HumanizeMD utilizes Cookies in connection with the collection of information for third parties (that is, advertisers) the relevant advertiser(s) may receive electronic notification when a user views the advertisement. When a user visits a third party site after visiting the Site, such third party site may recognize the user by the Cookie and customize accordingly the user’s experience at that site. For example HumanizeMD may use Cookies to add advertisements for goods or services of interest on advertising space arranged with other third party websites based on information inferred by the actions of the user on Our Site. Other than for the Appointment Services, HumanizeMD may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Site, on other third party sites with which HumanizeMD has an advertising arrangement,and may use a traffic measurement service to analyze traffic on the Site. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to the Site and other web sites you have visited, which advertisements might be based on information submitted by, or inferred by the actions of, you on the Site. Third-party ad serving enables Us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Although third party advertisers and other companies do not have access to Cookies set by the Site, the Site’s third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own Cookies on your computer if you choose to have Cookies enabled in your browser. Among other things, these third party Cookies are set to help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party Cookies may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously described activities. Third party Cookies and web beacons are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this Privacy Policy. While We may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements on the Site, you may wish to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org, which provides information regarding third party advertising and the “opt-out” procedures of certain third party ad servers We may use.

To learn more about Cookies, please visit http://allaboutcookies.org/. Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, if you prefer, you may decline the placement of a Cookie on your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of your web browser software (if available) to delete the Cookie. But you should understand that certain areas within this Site may not function properly if the web browser will not accept Cookies.

Does HumanizeMD disclose your Personal Information to third parties?

HumanizeMD may share your Personal Information: (i) with third parties who have agreements with Us, including marketers, advertisers and other health service providers; (ii) if HumanizeMD is required by law to do so, including laws outside your country of residence; (iii) in the event of a transfer of ownership of HumanizeMD, merger or other similar transaction (including one in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings); or (iv) as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, including as set forth below. Note, however, that HumanizeMD is not and cannot be responsible for the activities or privacy policies of any third party with whom your Personal Information is shared.

With respect to obtaining certain products and/or services from this Site, HumanizeMD may disclose to a third party your Personal Information that We gather from you during an initial voluntary User registration process for the Site (“Registration Information”); as a result, you do not have to enter your Registration Information more than once. HumanizeMD may also disclose your Registration Information to certain third parties in connection with various programs and tools created and administered by third parties that are included in the Site as an additional service to users. The use of your Registration Information by these Third Party Programs is described below in the “What about information you enter into Third Party Programs included in the Site?” section.
We may provide your Registration Information to Our marketing partners with whom you have explicitly authorized Us to share this information, and whose offers you have elected to receive via electronic delivery, telemarketing and direct mail. Additionally, We may employ other third parties to perform services or functions on Our behalf in order to improve Our Site, merchandising, marketing and promotional efforts, communications or other services, or to facilitate e-commerce transactions, including processing orders placed by credit card. Those third parties may include authorized contractors, consultants and other companies working with Us (collectively, “Agents”). These Agents only have access to your Personal Information as needed to perform their functions, and they may not use any of your Personal Information for any other purpose than providing or improving HumanizeMD’s™ services and offerings.

HumanizeMD also reserves the right to share or transfer your Registration Information or other Personal Information as We determine in Our sole discretion to be necessary or appropriate in the following circumstances: to comply with a legal requirement; to enforce Our terms and conditions; to protect Our operations or those of any affiliate of HumanizeMD; to protect Our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of any affiliate of HumanizeMD, you or others; to disclose any activities or information about you to law enforcement or other government officials, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; in connection with an investigation of fraud, for the administration of justice, intellectual property infringements or other activity that is illegal or may expose Us or you to legal liability; in cooperation with various law enforcement inquiries; to allow Us to pursue available remedies or limit Our damages; and/or in emergency situations.
HumanizeMD may disclose Personal Information to third parties or advertisers in aggregate form, that is, in a manner that cannot be traced back to you. For example, HumanizeMD might tell an advertiser how many males between 20 and 30 years in age have visited the Site over a period of time.

How does HumanizeMD use and disclose your Protected Health Information?

HumanizeMD’s™ use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information is governed by HIPAA.

If the Site collects specific identifiable Protected Health Information for any reason, all Protected Health Information that might be disclosed a healthcare provider at your request HumanizeMD becomes as a Business Associate (as defined by HIPAA) according to the terms of a Business Associate Agreement between Us and that Healthcare Provider. This means that HumanizeMD may only use and disclose your Protected Health Information on behalf of, or to provide services to the Healthcare Provider according to the terms of the Business Associate Agreement. There are three exceptions to this use and disclosure rule. HumanizeMD may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (i) for its internal management and administration; (ii) to carry out its legal responsibilities; and (iii) to perform certain data aggregation services for the Healthcare Provider and other Healthcare Providers; provided that, any disclosures for Our internal management and administration or to carry out Our legal responsibilities are either required by law or made after HumanizeMD obtains reasonable assurances from the person to whom the Protected Health Information is disclosed that it will be held confidentially and used or further disclosed only as required by law or for the purpose for which it was disclosed to that person.

Some of the services available for a particular Healthcare Provider may be provided by subcontractors of HumanizeMD. The Subcontractor must comply with the same terms and conditions for the Protected Health Information that apply to HumanizeMD as a Business Associate of the Healthcare Provider.

The descriptions in this Privacy Policy of the HIPAA responsibilities and obligations of HumanizeMD and any Subcontractor do not provide any right to you under this Privacy Policy, HIPAA or any other law.

As a Business Associate of a particular Healthcare Provider, HumanizeMD may be permitted to de-identify your Protected Health Information created or received by Us for that Healthcare Provider. This De-Identified Information must be created according to criteria prescribed by HIPAA so that there is no reasonable basis to believe that this information can be traced back to you. HumanizeMD may use and disclose any such De-Identified Information in the same manner as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

What does HumanizeMD do to keep your Personal Information and Protected Health Information Secure?

On this Site and within HumanizeMD, We seek to use appropriate administrative, technical and physical security measures to reasonably safeguard your Personal Information and Protected Health Information under Our control from unauthorized use, release or access. For example, HumanizeMD grants access to any stored Personal Information and Protected Health Information only to authorized personnel. Moreover, when you register on-line or accesses your account information through this Site, HumanizeMD offers you the ability to use a secure server. The secure server encrypts all information that you input before it is sent to HumanizeMD.

Please be advised, however, that although HumanizeMD has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for its users, the confidentiality and security of any communication or material transmitted to or from HumanizeMD via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure at any time. When disclosing any Personal Information or Protected Health Information, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without your consent. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information that you would not want disclosed to the public and should recognize that your use of the Internet and this Site is solely at your risk. You, alone, are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy for all your Personal Information including your Protected Health Information. HumanizeMD has no responsibility or liability to anyone for the security of your Protected Health Information or any of your Personal Information transmitted via the Internet. HumanizeMD urges all of its users to be careful and responsible whenever they are on-line.

If you have any reason to believe that your interaction with HumanizeMD through this Site is no longer secure, please immediately notify Us of this problem as described in the “Further questions or comments?” section below.

What should you know about external web sites?

To the extent hyperlinks are utilized to access other, third party, websites, including links provided as automated search results, you should be aware that these third party web sites are not controlled by HumanizeMD and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should review the applicable terms and policies of each linked site visited before providing any personally identifiable information. In those cases where HumanizeMD has entered into agreements with third parties, where useful items and other tools are made available to you, see the “What about information you enter into Third Party Programs included in HumanizeMD’s™ Site?” section below.

Can you opt-out of HumanizeMD’s™ use and disclosure of your Personal Information?

As described in the “Why does HumanizeMD need your Personal Information?” section above, the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information greatly assists HumanizeMD in creating a more personalized, relevant and intelligent service for you. Without your Personal Information, We could not deliver to you in the most beneficial way HumanizeMD’s™ valuable content and services. As discussed above in the “What Personal Information does HumanizeMD collect?” section, registration and provision of Personal Information that can be traced back to you is voluntary opt in basis. You can later change your mind and opt-out.

You may immediately opt-out:

from all future use and disclosure of your Personal Information for the marketing and other purposes described this Privacy Policy by requesting the removal of your Personal Information from HumanizeMD’s™ database as described in the “Do you have the ability to access and correct your Personal Information?” section below; or
from receiving future marketing-related e-mails from HumanizeMD by clicking on the “opt-out” link in any e-mail sent to you by HumanizeMD.
Please note that if you opt-out as described above, HumanizeMD will not be able to remove your Personal Information from the databases of Our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with whom We have already shared your Personal Information as of the date of your opt-out request. Please also note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from Us, HumanizeMD may still send administrative messages to you. You cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages from HumanizeMD.

Do you have the ability to access, change or remove your Personal Information?

At any time, you may contact HumanizeMD via e-mail to request:

A summary of any of your Personal Information retained by HumanizeMD;
A change to the your Personal Information maintained by HumanizeMD; or
Removal of your Personal Information from HumanizeMD’s™ database.
you should send your request to useragreement@HumanizeMD.com. In the event HumanizeMD receives such a request, HumanizeMD may require you to confirm or verify any change to your Personal Information.

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