Privacy Policy

ABC DENTAL CHICAGO

WEBSITE AND INTERNET PRIVACY AND DATA POLICY (POLICY)

  1. Policy

ABC Dental Chicago operates www.abcdentalchicago.com and may operate other websites. It is ABC Dental Chicago’s practice to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

This Policy deals with personally-identifiable information that may be collected by ABC Dental Chicago’s websites. This Policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by ABC Dental Chicago, nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of the site editor, or that are not under the site editor’s control.

  1. Email

The email functionality on ABC Dental Chicago’s sites does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communication private, do not use our email.

  1. Website Visitors

Like most website operators, ABC Dental Chicago collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ABC Dental Chicago’s purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how ABC Dental Chicago’s visitors use its website. From time to time, ABC Dental Chicago may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

ABC Dental Chicago also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on www.abcdentalchicago.com blogs/sites. ABC Dental Chicago only discloses logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

  1. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to ABC Dental Chicago’s websites choose to interact with ABC Dental Chicago in ways that require ABC Dental Chicago to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ABC Dental Chicago gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.abcdentalchicago.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with ABC Dental Chicago are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, ABC Dental Chicago collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ABC Dental Chicago. ABC Dental Chicago does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And, visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

  1. Aggregated Statistics

ABC Dental Chicago may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. ABC Dental Chicago may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ABC Dental Chicago does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

  1. Protection of Certain Personally-identifying Information

ABC Dental Chicago discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that: i) need to know that information in order to process it on ABC Dental Chicago’s behalf or to provide services available at ABC Dental Chicago’s websites; and, ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using ABC Dental Chicago’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ABC Dental Chicago will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone without your authorization. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, or with your written authorization as further described in paragraph 12, below, ABC Dental Chicago discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when ABC Dental Chicago believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ABC Dental Chicago, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an ABC Dental Chicago website, and have supplied your email address, ABC Dental Chicago may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with ABC Dental Chicago and our products. If you send us a request (for example, via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request, or to help us support other users. ABC Dental Chicago takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

 

  1. Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ABC Dental Chicago uses cookies to help ABC Dental Chicago identify and track visitors, their usage of ABC Dental Chicago website, and their website access preferences. ABC Dental Chicago visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers, should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ABC Dental Chicago’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of ABC Dental Chicago’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

  1. Google and Facebook

We advertise our products and/or services on both Facebook and Google. One of the products that we may use is a retargeting product, which enables Google and Facebook to show you advertisements for our Site when you visit other sites in the Google and Facebook networks or in third-party networks. Google and Facebook are able to do this through the use of cookies that are provided by Google and Facebook through its third-party partners (“Advertising Cookies”). The sole use of the Advertising Cookies is to show you advertisements for our Site; they are not being used to target you in any other way. Moreover, Google and Facebook do not link or otherwise connect the information in the Advertising Cookies to any Personal Information that you may have provided.

Please note that Google and Facebook retain the ability to access all information that is retained in their respective Platforms for purposes of quality assurance and campaign assessment.

If you have any questions regarding Google Advertising and/or the Advertising Cookies, you are encouraged to read and opt out of Google’s Interest Based Advertising.

If you have any questions regarding Facebook Advertising and/or the Advertising Cookies, you are encouraged to read and opt out of Facebook’s Ads Policies.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand how users use our site so as to enhance the user experience on our Site. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics, go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

  1. Business Transfers

If ABC Dental Chicago, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or, in the unlikely event that ABC Dental Chicago goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of ABC Dental Chicago may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this Policy. 

  1. Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Policy covers the use of cookies by ABC Dental Chicago and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers or third-party service providers.

  1. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ABC Dental Chicago may change this Policy from time to time, and in ABC Dental Chicago’s sole discretion. ABC Dental Chicago encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Policy. If you have a www.abcdentalchicago.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

  1. No Guarantees

While this Policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the standards, ABC Dental Chicago cannot and does not guarantee compliance with the standards. There may be factors beyond the site editor’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, ABC Dental Chicago makes no representations or warranties in regards to maintenance or non-disclosure of data.

  1. Uses and Disclosures Which Require Your Written Authorization – Marketing and Sale of Information

With certain exceptions, ABC Dental Chicago must obtain your written authorization for the use and disclosure of your private health information for marketing and for the disclosure of your private health information for sale. However, your authorization is not necessary for face-to-face marketing, if we offer you a promotional gift of nominal value, or provide you with information about treatment alternatives. A detailed description of the marketing ABC Dental Chicago does is described in ABC DENTAL CHICAGO’S NOTICE OF HIPAA PRIVACY PRACTICES.

  1. Questions?

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at ABC Dental Chicago, 4608 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60639, 773-481-2200.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately.