We may track and collect the following categories of information when you visit the Website: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Website; (4) types of web browsers used to access the Website; (5) referring source which may have sent you to the Website; and (6) other information associated with the interaction of your browser and the Website (collectively “Traffic Data”).
In order for you to access certain areas of the Website, we may require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your e-mail address, phone number and COSTECTOMY password); (2) Demographic Data (such as your zip code); (3) Pricing such as the cash price you have chosen (4) Medical Data (such as your previous healthcare providers (“Providers”) visited, your reason for visit and your date of visit, and other medical information you choose to share with us). If you communicate with us by, for example, e-mail or letter, any details provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information. (See attached form with HIPAA policy enclosed.)
We also collect other information, some of which may be Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to use some of the Website’s interactive tools and services (“Interactive Tools”), such as searching for Providers and making appointments with them. We also collect information you provide voluntarily. Our site asks you for health-related Personal Information.
“Cookies” are small computer files that are transferred to your computer's hard drive that contain information such as user ID, user preferences, lists of pages visited, and activities conducted while browsing the Website. At your option, expense, and responsibility, you may block cookies or delete cookies from your hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, you may not have access to the entire set of features of the Website.
Generally, we use “cookies” to customize your experience on our Website and to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Website.
Other cookies used by our business partners may collect other non-personally identifying information, such as the computer’s IP address, type of operating system, type of internet browsing software, what web pages were viewed at what time, the geographic location of your internet service provider, and demographic information, such as gender and age range. This information is used to provide COSTECTOMY with more information about our users’ demographics and internet behaviors.
However, we do not link the information stored in these cookies directly to any of your Personal Information submitted while on the Website.
In limited circumstances we also may use “Web Beacons” to collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of the Website, and the sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of emails, special promotions, or newsletters we send to you. “Web Beacons” are tiny graphic image files imbedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server information from the user’s browser. The information collected by Web Beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the Website, our selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, or opening our emails, and for what purposes.
We may also use third party website analytics services in connection with the Website and store all Traffic Data and review postings indefinitely, even after “deletion,” and may archive such information elsewhere.
We may use your Contact Data to send you information about COSTECTOMY or our products or Services, to contact you when necessary, including to remind you of upcoming or follow-up appointments with providers.
We may use your Demographic Data, your Traffic Data, or your Medical Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Website, in emails and in other communications, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences. You agree that Costectomy may use Personal Information to make appointments with Providers on your behalf through the Services.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. For example, when you enter sensitive information on our Website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).