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“Personal Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name address, email address, phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.
“Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. Anonymous Information does not allow the identification of individual persons. We may create Anonymous Information from (i) automatically gathered information, or (ii) Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that make the information personally identifiable to you.
INFORMATION LPW GATHER
When you browse www.lpwonline.com and do not interact with the Site for any online service or product from the LPW, you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information such as your name, address, phone number and email address, etc., is not collected as you browse.
Automatically Gathered Information
The LPW automatically collects browser type and browser software version to tailor the presentation of the Site and the Site services to the Visitor’s or User’s platform and to maintain a record of the User’s or Visitor’s activity on the Site. As an automatic process, our Web server software records a log file of IP addresses that access the Site. We also collect IP address information but do not ordinarily link IP addresses to Users’ Personal Information. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a User when we, in our sole discretion, determine that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Service or to protect our service, Sits, customers or others. Further, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contact with the LPW Customer Service when you respond to a survey.
HOW DO LPW USE INFORMATION
Once collected, we may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
- To register you as LPW physician visitor, and to confirm your status as a physician, and LPW member for the purpose of publishing in our world renowned book “The Leading Physicians of the World”;
- To process, fulfill and follow up on your membership application;
- To create internal reports to understand individual and aggregate web usage and activity levels;
- To answer your emails or on-line requests;
- To send information you request;
- To send and process surveys or medical specialty alerts;
- To ensure the LPW Site is relevant to your needs;
- To deliver LPW services such as newsletters or events;
- To notify you about the LPW and its subsidiary companies new products/services special offers, upgrades and other related information from the LPW and other approved third parties.
We provide option and you can change your mind at any time about receiving email communication by using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each e-mail.
We may use Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance our services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion.
SHARE AND DISCLOSING INFORMATION
We do not sell or trade the Personal Information collected. We may share personal information with our business partners in order to provide them an opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to you. The LPW may also occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf including, but not limited to, packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, consulting services, data modeling, printing, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. They are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
The LPW cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you, including the content of your online communications, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to:
(a) Comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us;
(b) Protect or defend the rights or property of LPW or third parties;
(c) Assist in an investigation; or
(d) Protect the personal safety of LPW personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.
BANNER ADVERTISEMENTS ON OUR WEBSITE
Online advertisements on the LPW website do not collect any personally identifiable information on individual visitors. The LPW does collect aggregate data on visitors such as time of day and web browser type. Such information may be shared with advertisers to determine their advertising effectiveness.
REGARDING MINOR AND PRIVACY
We are aware that protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. Hence, 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.
We take security of your Personal Information seriously and take numerous precautions, including administrative, technical, and physical measures, to protect the security of your Personal Information from loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We implement security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to Personal Information to the LPW’s employees and business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your Personal Information is safe and it is transmitted to us.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Hence, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any Personal Information transmitted to or from our Site. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of your Personal Information data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of your Personal Information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Please contact us, if you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
THIS SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO OTHER SITES
LPW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which the Site links or to which link to the Site. By clicking on a link, logo or other item, or using certain services available on the Site, including the online communication services, please note that you may no longer be on the LPW Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that website whenever interacting with any website.
We provide the opportunity to “opt-out” of having your Personal Information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you set up an account but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference during signup. If you no longer wish to receive our mails, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each mail, by signing into your account or by emailing us.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
MODIFYING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you are a registered user of the LPW website, subscriber to LPW publications, purchaser of LPW products or an LPW member, you may review and update/correct your information by using your user name and password or by contacting the LPW Customer Service at 877-447-8360