Last Updated: 2010 April 27th
Because DermaTalk.com gathers certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us through this form : Contact Us
1. Information that DermaTalk collects and tracks:
DermaTalk.com gathers two basic types of information about users:
A. Information provided to DermaTalk.com:
1. Message boards/forums
In order to use many of DermaTalk.com's features, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member,although you needn't register just to visit the site. . During this member registration process, we will ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, zip code, country, time zone, gender, birthdate, member name and password. DermaTalk uses the information it gathers for several purposes, such as to understand more about our audience demographics, and to communicate with you if necessary.
2. Electronic newsletters:
DermaTalk.com may email its users periodically to inform them about the status of, or upcoming changes to the site. In addition, DermaTalk.com may email a user at any time regarding issues with his/her account. DermaTalk.com does not send promotional, or commercial emails to its users without permission.DermaTalk.com gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user.DermaTalk.com may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
B. Information gathered by DermaTalk.com
When you visit DermaTalk.com and interact with the site, DermaTalk may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from two sources. One is from the server log files, which tracks your IP address, and the other is from cookies.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocal) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information and is only used for site administration, research and development, and anonymous user analysis.
We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms of Service.
Cookies and Web Beacons:
Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, and which your browser may then store on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Doing this will allow you to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept cookies or not.
Cookies on this site are used for storing login information, statistical site-traffic analysis, our ad management system, and by advertisers who use 3rd party ad serving solutions
We also use third party advertisements networks like google and sharesale on DermaTalk.com to support our site. We do not control
any third party ads content and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence. 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 cancer ads to someone who frequents visit cancer sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Sharing Of The Information:
DermaTalk.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, unless otherwise instructed to do so as required by law.
DermaTalk.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
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