Privacy Policy

AUTHORITYMED.COM PRIVACY POLICY (UPDATED 11/18/2018)

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE.

  1. OVERVIEW

Zigote LLC, as the operator of AuthorityMed.com (“AuthorityMed.com”) recognizes and respects the privacy of users of AuthorityMed.com (the “Website”). The following privacy policy, as modified from time to time by us as described below (the “Policy”), tells you about the information that AuthorityMed.com collects through the Website and how we use the information we may collect. If you access the Website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Policy, as modified from time to time by us.

  1. UPDATES

AuthorityMed.com reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time and will post any revised Policy on this page. You will know we have changed the Policy when you see a new updated date at the top of this Policy. AuthorityMed.com will not notify its Website users of any such changes by e-mail or other personal contact. We encourage you to check the date of this Policy whenever you visit this Website so that you will know when you need to review the Policy for modifications. Please note that this Policy applies to all information collected online by AuthorityMed.com.

III. COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

Personal information means information that can be used to identify and contact you, including but not limited to your name, postal delivery address, e-mail address, payment method (e.g., credit card or debit card) and telephone number, as well as other information when such information is combined with your personal information. When you register or use certain services available on our Website, we ask you to supply us with certain personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts.

For similar reasons, we may supplement the personal information you provide with publicly available information about you. We use this personal information to process your registration, your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. We may also use your e-mail address to send you newsletters, announcements, and consumer surveys. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to any account transactions, if applicable.

We keep track of your interactions with us, including but not limited to your site activity, payment history and correspondence as well as any other related activity. We use this information for such purposes as personalizing the site to better reflect particular interests, tracking your level of activity, helping us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise enhancing our service offering for our website users. We also provide analyses of our users in the aggregate to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties. We may also disclose and otherwise use, on an anonymous basis, site habits, commentary, reviews and other non-personal information about users of our website.

While using the Website, you will have opportunities to post comments or other personal information. Please understand that when you post such information, it is made public and is not subject to this policy. Please refer to the Website’s Terms of Service, available at https://AuthorityMed.com/terms-and-conditions for more information regarding obligations associated with the posting of User Content on the Website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

As you browse the Website, cookies may placed on your computer’s hard drive. (Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your hard drive for record keeping purposes.) In general, cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. If your browser is set to not accept cookies, you may not be able to use particular services on the Website.

In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including pixel tags, to gather information on how our users interact with our Website and to otherwise help us efficiently operate and monitor our site and service. These technologies, show us, for example, popular pages, conversion rates, click-throughs and other information that can be used to improve, operate and monitor our site and our service.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after a few days.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

  1. VIEWING AND UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the personal information you provide to us relating to your account. If you want to update your contact information, you should do so by visiting the Edit Profile section of our Website. You must be signed in to access the Edit Profile.

  1. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf.  For example, we have partnered with other companies to personalize our Web pages, process credit card transactions, analyze and enhance data, including customers’ interaction with our site, and process user surveys. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to your personal information.  These companies are not permitted to use your personal information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them.

In addition, we may partner with third party companies, agents or contractors in order to offer joint promotions, advertisements, programs and marketing campaigns in which we believe our users may be interested.  These companies are not permitted to use your personal information except for the purpose of participating in the partnership arrangement for which AuthorityMed.com engages them.

AuthorityMed.com also reserves the right to disclose personal information when we reasonably believe disclosure is required by law, if we reasonably believe disclosure is necessary to establish or exercise legal rights, or in situations involving potential threats to physical safety. In the event that AuthorityMed.com is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right, to sell or otherwise transfer the personal information we have collected as part of that transaction provided that such third party continues to honor our privacy policy.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING SET FORTH HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, AUTHORITYMED.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (EXCLUSIVE OF ANY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION PROVIDED, IF ANY) FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE, IN AUTHORITYMED.COM’S SOLE DISCRETION. AuthorityMed.com may use your personal information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, text/short message services, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.

  1. PRIVATE HEALTH INFORMATION

This website does not collect any private health information about you or your patients. All uses of our website do not involve disclosure or use of “protected health information” (PHI), defined as personally-identifiable information about your health. If you willingly write comments for public consumption, either on our platform or via third-party review publishers, you agree to make that information public. You are not permitted to post identifying information about your patients including text, images, or screenshots of personal health information, and if you do, you are solely responsible for this breach of HIPAA law and agree to indemnify AuthorityMed.com and Zigote LLC free from any liability resulting from such action. Hence, any information published on this website is not considered Private Health Information.

VII. SECURITY

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information and for restricting access to your computer or mobile device through which you access our Website account. Users of public or shared computers or unprotected mobile devices should log out at the completion of each visit to the Website.

Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. By using this Website, or providing personal information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of this site.

VIII. CONTACT

If you have questions concerning this privacy policy, please email [email protected]

Our mailing address is:

Zigote LLC
Attention: AuthorityMed.com Dept.
500 North Michigan Ave, Suite 600
Chicago IL 60010
United States