Disclaimer and Privacy Policy2018-11-21T00:38:28+00:00

Terms of Use

This site, including content, images, e-Editions, newsletters/reports, journals, books, and any ancillary product related to the company’s products and services, is copyrighted 2004 to present by Matrix Medical Communications, LLC (MMC). All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced or distributed in any way, including (but not limited to) hard copy distribution, email distribution, or distribution via any website, without express written consent by Matrix Medical Communications (fee may apply). Opinions expressed by authors, contributors, and advertisers are their own and not necessarily those of MMC, the staff, or any member of the associated editorial advisory boards. Matrix Medical Communications is not responsible for accuracy of dosages given in the articles printed in any company publication. The appearance of advertisements on this site or in anything produced by MMC is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety. MMC disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.

The content on this website, including the e-Editions, is intended for healthcare professionals or members of industry only. It is not intended for users under the age of 18 and/or patients or individuals seeking healthcare advice or diagnoses. Individuals seeking healthcare advice or diagnoses should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personally identifiable information (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in United States privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, and otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

Collecting information

We collect information from you when you surf the website, register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site. When you register on our site, we collect your name, email, mailing address, and optional information regarding your profession.

Using your information

We might use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

Protecting your information

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning. We do not collect credit card, banking, or other payment information, and for this reason this site does not have a SSL certificate installed.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help our site remember you so that you do not need to login each time you visit the site. Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save your user preferences for future visits
  • Keep track of advertisements
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We might also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect your user experience.

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. PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow anonymous comments nor do we allow comments to be posted by non-registered users; thus, posting a comment on this site signifies the user’s understanding and agreement to have his or her public user information (i.e., site user name and affiliated email) that was created when registering on this site to be publicly displayed along with the user’s comment.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) might 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.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your PII unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners or other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We might also release information when appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, and protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information might be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

We might include or offer third-party products or services on our website (usually in the form of advertisements) that contain links to other websites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We do not use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. We utilize Google Analytics on our site to measure demographics and interests of our users. We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • A link to our Privacy Policy is posted on our home page under “About Us” http://innovationscns.com/about/terms-of-use-and-privacy-policies or, as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy” and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes via our Privacy Policy page.

You can change your personal information by emailing us, by calling us at 484-266-0702, or by logging in to your account on this website and updating your profile information.

Do Not Track signals

We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Third-party behavioral tracking

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the COPPA puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. Additionally, in our Terms of Use, we specify that this website is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18 years.

Fair Information Practices Principles

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify you via email within 7 business days
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within 1 business day

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Accepting terms of use

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of our terms of use and privacy policies. If you do not agree to these policies, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Matrix Medical Communications 1595 Paoli Pike, Suite 201 West Chester, PA 19380 USA

Phone (484) 266-0702 | Fax (484) 266-0726 | Toll free (866) 325-9907 | Send email

This document was last updated November 20, 2018.

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