Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Chicago Vein Care Center’s Collection and Use of Visitor Information

Chicago Vein Care Center clients use Chicago Vein Care Center’s code, software and service (“Service”) to obtain information regarding how visitors to their websites are interacting with their web pages (“Visitor Information”). This allows Chicago Vein Care Center’s clients to evaluate and, if necessary or beneficial, modify its website to improve the functions of its website and make it easier and more valuable for visitors to use. Please note that Chicago Vein Care Center itself uses the Chicago Vein Care Center Service to obtain insights into visitors’ activities on http://www.yourveinexpert.com.

The data Chicago Vein Care Center collects may include customized data that varies from client to client but typically includes information about visitors’ activities on the client’s website, such as how visitors navigate around a web page and the most commonly clicked links on a specific web page.

Chicago Vein Care Center may also collect certain Information about a visitor’s computer that may be furnished by the visitor’s browser, such as:

  • Browser Information
  • Operating System Information
  • Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
  • IP Address
  • Page Accessed
  • Geographic Location
  • Time of Visit
  • Referring Site, Application, or Service

 

Chicago Vein Care Center’s Service is not designed to collect Information that could be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address or phone number (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you visit a website that uses the Chicago Vein Care Center Service. However, please be aware that Chicago Vein Care Center allows its clients to provide it with customized data that may, depending on the election of the client, contain Personally Identifiable Information.

Chicago Vein Care Center Does Not Collect Visitor Information Across Multiple Sites

Chicago Vein Care Center does not collect or aggregate information about visitor behavior on multiple, different websites.

Chicago Vein Care Center May Collect Information Contained in the “Referring URL” For The Last Website Visited

If a visitor navigates to a website that uses the Chicago Vein Care Center Service from another website, Chicago Vein Care Center may receive certain information from the referring website (i.e., the last website the visitor visited before visiting the client’s website) as part of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (“HTTP”) request. For example, if a user navigates to a website that uses Chicago Vein Care Center from a search engine, such as Google, Chicago Vein Care Center may receive information contained in the referring URL for the Google search query, such as the terms the visitor was searching for before visiting the Chicago Vein Care Center client’s website. Chicago Vein Care Center may use information contained in the referring URL to analyze and provide information to its clients about the activities that led users to navigate to the client’s website.

Chicago Vein Care Center’s Disclosure of Visitor Information

Except as disclosed in Section II below, Chicago Vein Care Center never sells or shares any Visitor Information with individuals or companies other than the specific client on whose website Chicago Vein Care Center collected the Visitor Information.

This Information is provided to clients in the form of aggregated reports and/or statistics that identify the collective behavior of visitors to the client’s website, as opposed to the behavior or activity of specific or identified individuals.

Use of Cookies

It is Chicago Vein Care Center’s policy to use first-party cookies (small text files that Chicago Vein Care Center stores locally on your computer) on client sites for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns and perform traffic analysis; identify preferences; diagnose problems with our servers; analyze trends; and otherwise administer Chicago Vein Care Center products and services. Cookies placed by Chicago Vein Care Center on the computers of visitors to its clients’ websites do not include Personally Identifiable Information such as name, phone number, e-mail address or mailing address, nor does Chicago Vein Care Center link cookies to such Personally Identifiable Information in its servers or databases.

If you do not wish to have Chicago Vein Care Center place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse all cookies, including first-party cookies, before accessing Chicago Vein Care Center or other websites that may use Chicago Vein Care Center. Chicago Vein Care Center is not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. Please note that if you set your browser to reject cookies, some features of the websites you visit may be unavailable. In addition, please be aware that even if you configure your browser settings to reject all cookies, your activity on Chicago Vein Care Center client websites will still be recorded by the Service. However, if you reject all cookies, Chicago Vein Care Center will not be able to determine whether or not someone using that computer previously visited the website – i.e. whether or not the visitor is a “unique” visitor.

For more information on how to reject cookies, see your browser’s instructions on changing your cookie settings. If you do not elect to set your browser preferences to refuse cookies, you consent to have cookies, including first-party cookies used by Chicago Vein Care Center, placed on your computer when you visit websites.

How Chicago Vein Care Center Collects Visitor Information

Chicago Vein Care Center clients use customized and proprietary JavaScript tracking code provided by Chicago Vein Care Center to collect and transmit Visitor Information to Chicago Vein Care Center’s servers. When a user visits a website that uses Chicago Vein Care Center’s Service, this code contacts Chicago Vein Care Center’s servers and enables Chicago Vein Care Center to collect and analyze the user’s activity while visiting our client’s website. This information is then stored on Chicago Vein Care Center’s web servers and databases for use in performing analysis and producing reports for the Chicago Vein Care Center client.

Opting Out: If you wish to opt out of Chicago Vein Care Center collecting Visitor Information when you visit Chicago Vein Care Center client websites, please see the Chicago Vein Care Center’s Opt-out instructions below. Please note that if you use a different computer or Internet browser than you used when opting out of Chicago Vein Care Center’s Service, Chicago Vein Care Center will not be able to view the opt-out and will collect Visitor Information when you visit Chicago Vein Care Center client websites. In these circumstances, you will need to revisit the link above in order to reset your opt-out decision, in order for it to be effective.

Client Information: 
When individuals or companies register to use the Chicago Vein Care Center Service, register to use a trial version of Chicago Vein Care Center, or request additional information about Chicago Vein Care Center, Chicago Vein Care Center may require Personally Identifiable Information, such as name, e-mail mailing address, phone number, financial information (e.g., credit card number, billing address), and/or website to be tracked, to process the registration or request (“Client Information”). When a client registers for the Chicago Vein Care Center Service, some of these pieces of information may be temporarily stored in encrypted format in a session cookie (but are never stored or linked to a permanent cookie). Chicago Vein Care Center may use this information to process and fulfill your request, register your account, check your qualifications for registration and/or to bill you for products and services. Chicago Vein Care Center may also use Personally Identifiable Information you submit to us to provide Chicago Vein Care Center’s products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on Chicago Vein Care Center, operate our business, understand how clients are engaging with Chicago Vein Care Center, request additional information necessary to process or fulfill your order; determine if you are satisfied with the Chicago Vein Care Center service; inform you that an upgrade is available; or to contact you with information about Chicago Vein Care Center, including information about new or existing products and services or special offers. For example, we may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account.

Disclosure of Client Information to Third Parties

Chicago Vein Care Center may disclose Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) collected from or concerning clients or potential clients (“Clients”) to third parties in the circumstances described below and in Section II of this Privacy Policy. By registering for or accessing Chicago Vein Care Center’s products or services, you consent to such disclosure. This Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any such third parties.

PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO BOTH VISITOR AND CLIENT INFORMATION

 

Disclosure of Visitor Information and Client Information to Service Providers and Law Enforcement/Legal Process

Information and/or Client Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) may be shared with certain third-party companies and individuals that help facilitate technical aspects of the Chicago Vein Care Center Service or perform functions related to the administration of Chicago Vein Care Center, such as Amazon’s Web Services, which provides storage facilities for certain Visitor Information and Client Information collected and analyzed by Chicago Vein Care Center. These third parties perform tasks on our behalf and are contractually obligated not to disclose or use Visitor Information or Client Information for any other purpose. However, Chicago Vein Care Center is not responsible in the event that Personally Identifiable Information is disclosed at a result of a breach or security lapse at any such third party.

Chicago Vein Care Center also reserves the right to disclose any Visitor Information or Client Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to: (i) comply with any law, regulation, or legal request; (ii) enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of the Terms of Use or other agreements; (iii) respond to public requests; or (iv) protect the rights, property, user experience, or safety of Chicago Vein Care Center, our employees, our users, or others.

Security and Protection of Visitor Information and Client Information

Chicago Vein Care Center has implemented reasonable security mechanisms to protect Visitor Information and Client Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Examples of these security mechanisms include limited and password-protected access, firewalls, and SSL encryption to protect transmission of data. However, please keep in mind that no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access Visitor Information and Client Information. Chicago Vein Care Center cannot guarantee the security of such information and cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access to Chicago Vein Care Center client accounts.

Policy Concerning Children Under Age of 13

Chicago Vein Care Center does not knowingly or intentionally collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13 or from websites that are directed to children under 13.

Change of Control

If Chicago Vein Care Center, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or successor entity, Visitor Information and/or Client Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser or successor. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of or successor to Chicago Vein Care Center or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your information as set forth in this policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Chicago Vein Care Center retains the discretion to amend or modify this policy from time to time. Use and disclosure of Information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the policy in effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent policy to which you agree or of which you have notice, if you elect to use Chicago Vein Care Center or a Chicago Vein Care Center client site (including the Chicago Vein Care Center website) following such acceptance or notice. If we make material changes in the way we use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify you through one or more of the following means: a direct communication to your Chicago Vein Care Center account, a communication to the e-mail address associated with your account, or a clear and prominent announcement on the Chicago Vein Care Center website. Your continued access to or use of Chicago Vein Care Center or websites that use Chicago Vein Care Center following notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications.

For More Information

Chicago Vein Care Center welcomes any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices. Any such comments or questions should be submitted via e-mail to: [email protected].

OPTING OUT INSTRUCTIONS

It is important to note that Chicago Vein Care Center does not collect information for any advertising purposes, nor do we collect any personally identifiable information. However, you may wish to not have your web surfing tracked by Chicago Vein Care Center in any way. Follow the steps below to Opt-Out of tracking.

IE8

Internet Explorer version 8 and higher supports what is called “Private Browsing”. If you are using private browsing mode, you will not be tracked by Chicago Vein Care Center. To enable private browsing Click on the InPrivate Browsing option in the Safety menu, or press Ctrl+Shift+P.

For more information on Private Browsing mode, go to about:InPrivate.

IE 9

Internet Explorer 9 and higher supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To turn this on, select Add List when prompted.

 

FIREFOX

Firefox version 5 and higher also supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To activate this, follow these steps:

  • Open your options dialog by clicking on Firefox → Options in Windows or Firefox → Preferences on a Mac.
  • Click on the Privacy button
  • Under Tracking select the Tell websites I do not want to be tracked option
  • Click OK

 

SAFARI

Safari 5.1 and higher also supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To enable this, follow these steps:

  1. With Safari open, click on the Safari menu, then Preferences
  2. Under Advanced select the Show Develop menu in menu bar option
  3. Close your Preferences window. You should see a new menu option called Develop (next to Window)

Select Develop → Send Do Not Track HTTP Header

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 13, 2013.