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privacy policy

 1. Introduction

www.BeautyMD.com and other web sites operated or owned by BeautyMD (the "BeautyMD Sites") values your privacy. This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of user information collected on the BeautyMD Sites. BeautyMD provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the BeautyMD Sites. This Privacy Policy is mentioned in and is subject to the BeautyMD Terms and Conditions.

Your use of the BeautyMD Sites and any personal information you provide on the BeautyMD Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.   Please note that any content posted to the BeautyMD Sites by you in the form of comments or articles becomes public content and is no longer considered {ersonally Identifiable Information as per this Privacy Policy.

Neither BeautyMD nor any of its services are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we know to be under the age of 13.

The BeautyMD Sites are hosted in Canada  are intended for and directed to users in the United States and Canada. If you are a user accessing the BeautyMD Sites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region, please be advised that through your continued use of the BeautyMD Sites, you are transferring your personal information to Canada and are consenting to that transfer and the use, collection, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with Canadian law and the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions governing the BeautyMD Sites.

2. Information BeautyMD Receives from You

When you choose to participate in various activities on the BeautyMD Sites, including posting messages, entering contests or sweepstakes, participating in promotions, taking surveys, or signing up to receive newsletters or other notifications, you may be required to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information. This information could include  your name, email address, physical address, and other personal identifiers.

3. Information BeautyMD Collects from You

Browsing information. When you visit the BeautyMD Sites, we may send one or more cookies. A cookie is a piece of code that uniquely identifies your computer so that a site can remember your browsing preferences. BeautyMD uses both “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser, so that the next time you open your browser and visit BeautyMD Sites again, your browsing preferences can still be remembered. Should you wish to remove persistent cookies, refuse all cookies, or be notified when a cookie is sent by a website, you can do so by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that some BeautyMD Site features may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information. When you use the BeautyMD Sites, our servers automatically record specific  information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, the page you visited immediately prior to or after visiting a BeautyMD site, your operating system type, the number of times you clicked something on the site, the site pages you visited, the amount of time spent on specific pages, and the date and time that you visited the Site.

Clear Gifs Information. When you use the BeautyMD Sites, we may use "clear gifs" to track user behavior on the Site. This information is collected anonymously, and cannot be attributed to a specific, personally identified user. Beauty MD Sites may also use clear gifs to track how many recipients open email communications sent from the Sites.

4. How BeautyMD Uses Your Information

Voluntarily Disclosed of Information.  Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose on the BeautyMD Sites (e.g., on the BeautyMD Sites’ discussion boards, in messages and comment areas, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. However, only your account name and not your real name (unless specifically disclosed by you) or your email address will be displayed publicly when you submit comments and articles or send messages to other users through the BeautyMD Sites. Please note that any content you submit to the BeautyMD Sites may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

Direct user contact.  We will not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you have the ability to opt in or opt out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major BeautyMD Site changes or for customer service purposes).

Site and service improvement.  We may use both your Personally Identifiable Information and certain anonymous or aggregate data to guide our efforts to improve the quality and design of the BeautyMD Sites and to determine new features, promotions, functionality, and services that serve our users’ needs best. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) ensure new and repeat visitors enjoy a better experience on BeautyMD Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information to site users; (c) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of marketing and outreach campaigns; (d) monitor and analyze aggregate metrics such as website traffic and user behavior patterns; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions, sweepstakes, and contests you choose to enter.

5. Our Information Disclosure Policies

Beauty MD will only disclose your information to a third party for the reason enumerated below:

To provide necessary services.  We provide Personally Identifiable Information and anonymized or aggregate data to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing the information on our behalf. We require that these parties process the information in compliance with our privacy policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and we use all reasonable efforts to limit their access to and use of this information.  We also share information such as anonymized or aggregate user data with interested third-parties who wish to better reflect user preferences in the development of their content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the BeautyMD Sites.

We never share your Personally Identifiable Information with third-party companies for commercial or marketing purposes without your consent or outside of a specific program or feature for which you have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

To respond to legal requests and comply with provincial and federal laws.  We may release Personally Identifiable Information and/or anonymized or aggregate user data if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with provincial and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. BeautyMD also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and other information that BeautyMD believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the BeautyMD Sites, and to protect the rights, property and safety of BeautyMD and the rights and safety of BeautyMD’s users.

To respond to the event of a merger, sale, or bankruptcy.  In the event that BeautyMD or the BeautyMD Sites are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users. In cases such as a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors rights generally, we may not be able to control how users’ personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

To customize the advertising experience.  BeautyMD allows third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements within the BeautyMD Sites. These advertisers use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements that appear on the BeautyMD Sites. As part of this process, they automatically receive your IP address, and they may use information related to your browsing history in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. However, no Personally Identifiable Inforamtion, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number, is ever released to these third-party advertisers. Please note: third-party advertisements on BeautyMD Sites contain links to other websites. Once you enter another website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), BeautyMD’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions no longer apply. Please review the privacy statements of these websites to ensure your privacy and the safety of your personal information.

Currently, BeautyMD has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:  Google, Inc. http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

6. Your Privacy Choices

As a BeautyMD Site visitor, you may choose not to submit Personally Identifiable Information through the Site. However, as a consequence of declining to provide this information, certain services on the Site may not be available to you.

Please note that content submitted by users to the BeautyMD Sites cannot be removed by users and remains subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

7. Our Commitment To Data Security

BeautyMD uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information.

However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BeautyMD and the BeautyMD Sites, nor can we issue a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. As a Site user, you transmit  information at your own risk

If BeautyMD becomes aware of a data security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To be notified in writing in the event of a security breach, or to withdraw your consent to receive an electronic notice, please contact us at info@beautymd.com.

 

8. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically. To determine when this Privacy Policy was last updated, please refer to the "Date Last Modified" statement below. Your continued use of the BeautyMD Sites constitutes your agreement to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your usage and to any future revisions. However, for revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Please visit this page periodically to remain apprised of any changes to the Privacy Policy.

Date Last Modified: This Privacy Policy was last modified on April 15, 2012

Contact Information: Please contact BeautyMD with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy using by emailing us at info@beautymd.com.

 

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Use of this website and the posting of any reviews or other content on this website constitutes acceptance of the BeautyMD® Terms and Conditions The material on this site is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. © 2012 BeautyMD, Inc. All rights reserved.

 


 

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