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Privacy Policy for  TheImlers, LLC and affiliates

This site is owned and operated by TheImlers.com  and affiliates . Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.

At TheImlers.com  and affiliates we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe for you and our patients. In accordance with this we follow HIPAA guidelines stripping information from the published cases to protect our patients.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

INFORMATION TheImlers.com  and affiliates GATHERS AND TRACKS

TheImlers.com  and affiliates gathers two types of information about users

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.

Information TheImlers.com  and affiliates gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience.

TheImlers.com  and affiliates Gathers User Information In The Following Processes::

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users

Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. TheImlers.com  and affiliates may use a system to tag users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

TheImlers.com  and affiliates tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. TheImlers.com  and affiliates does break down overall usage statistics according to a users domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every users browser).

TheImlers.com  and affiliates sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and dont like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cant read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. TheImlers.com  and affiliates uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If youve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.

Privacy Policy Use
How the information you gather is used if relevent.

USE OF INFORMATION

TheImlers.com  and affiliates uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and dont like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we dont track which terms a particular user enters.

TheImlers.com  and affiliates creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs.

SECURITY

TheImlers.com  and affiliates operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by TheImlers.com  and affiliates . If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.