Effective Date: February 1, 2015
At AmericaSmiles.com your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in the footer of every page on our site.
2. Information We Collect
2.1 Personal Information
(a) Generally. Some of the Services require us to know who you are so that we can best meet your needs. When you access these Services, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with certain information that personally identifies (or could be used to personally identify) you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes (but is not limited to) the following categories of information: (1) contact data (such as your e-mail address, and phone number and other unique identifiers such as passwords); (2) demographic data (such as your gender, your date of birth and your zip code); (and (5) other information that you voluntarily choose to provide to us, such as Personal Information in emails or letters that you send to us. You may still access and use some of the Services if you choose not to provide us with any Personal Information, but the features of the Services that require your Personal Information will not be accessible to you.
2.2 Traffic Data
We also may automatically collect certain data when you use the Services, such as (1) IP address; (2) domain server; (3) type of device(s) used to access the Services; (4) web browser(s) used to access the Services; (5) referring webpage or other source through which you accessed the Services; (6) geolocation information; and (7) other statistics and information associated with the interaction between your browser or device and the Services (collectively “Traffic Data”). Depending on applicable law, some Traffic Data may be Personal Information.
We may also collect additional information, which may be Personal Information, as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
2.3 HIPAA and PHI
Under a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), some of the demographic, health and/or health-related information may be considered “protected health information” or “PHI”. AmericaSmiles does not collect such information and when AmericaSmiles receives identifiable information about you we will NOT retain it. . HIPAA provides specific protections for the privacy and security of PHI and restricts how PHI is used and disclosed. AmericaSmiles will NOT use nor disclose your PHI in any way or for any purpose.
3. How We Collect Information
We collect information, including Personal Information and Traffic Data, when you use and interact with the Services, such as:
When you use the Services’ interactive tools and services, such as searching for Healthcare Providers, When you voluntarily provide information in free-form text boxes through the Services and through responses to surveys, questionnaires and the like;
If you download and install certain applications and software we make available, we may receive and collect information transmitted from your computing device for the purpose of providing you the relevant Services, such as information that lets AmericaSmiles know when you are logged on and available to receive update or alert notices;
If you download our mobile application(s), we may receive information about your location and mobile device;
Through cookies, web beacons, website analytics services and other tracking technology; and
When you use the “Contact Us” function on the Site, send us an email or otherwise contact us.
We also may collect information about you from third party sources.
4. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. The Services are not intended for use by children and children are prohibited from using the Services.
5.Use of Information
We use the information you provide about yourself to provide the Services to you information you request and respond to correspondence that we receive from you; provide, maintain, administer or expand the Services, perform business analyses, or for other internal purposes to support, improve or enhance our business, the Services, and other products and services we offer;
We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete an order you have placed.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive access to the registered-users section or and materials, as well as updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and may choose to share with advertisers in the future. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses
6. Disclosure of Information
We may disclose certain information that we collect from you:
We do not sell email addresses to third parties.
We may transfer information about you, including your Personal Information, to another company in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition or other change of ownership or control by or of AmericaSmiles (whether in whole or in part). When one of these events occurs, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you before your information becomes subject to different privacy and security policies and practices.
We also may need to disclose your Personal Information or any other information we collect about you if we determine in good faith that such disclosure is needed to: (1) comply with applicable law, regulation, court order or other legal process; (2) protect the rights, property or safety of AmericaSmiles or another party; (3) enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements with you; or (4) respond to claims that any posting or other content violates third-party rights.
7. Public Information
Any information that you may reveal in a review posting or online discussion or forum is intentionally open to the public and is not in any way private. We recommend that you carefully consider whether to disclose any Personal Information in any public posting or forum. What you have written may be seen and/or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict.
8. Storage and Security of Information
9. Controlling Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of the Services, you can modify some of the Personal Information you have included in your profile or change your username by logging in and accessing your account. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. You may terminate your registration through the on-line process or by contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, that AmericaSmiles reserves the right to retain information from closed accounts, including to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, enforce our Terms and Conditions and take other actions permitted by law.
You must promptly notify us if any of your account data is lost, stolen or used without permission.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (708) 367-1207 or email at email@example.com.