This policy is included to meet any legal obligation for the website. This
privacy statement is adapted from the published Microsoft privacy statement. Every
effort is made to protect your privacy and provide website security.
Please realize this is a public site for your use and do not post private or personal information.
Healthcare Almanac is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement
explains data collection and use practices of the Halmanac.com site (the “Site”)
hosted for Healthcare Almanac by Microsoft Azure Websites. By accessing the Site, you are
consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy
Collecting Your Personal Information
We will collect personal information if you choose to register on the Site. The
personal information we collect includes your email address, name, address, alias
name, job title and phone. You are requested to create an alias name to participate
in the Forums, which is the name you will be known by to others in this public community.
Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in the Forums, this
information may be collected and used by others. The Site may collect certain anonymous
information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider
and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the
date and time of your access to the Site, the pages that you access while at the
Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site.
None of this information is personally-identifiable. This anonymous information
is used to help improve the Site, analyze trends, and administer the Site.
Use of your Personal Information
The personal information collected will be used to provide the service(s) or carry
out the transaction(s) that you have requested or authorized. This may include using
the personal information to understand feature requirements for our services or
send updates about our services. We will only provide those companies the
personal information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from
using that information for any other purpose. We may disclose personal information
if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary
to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served to Healthcare
Almanac, or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Healthcare
Almanac; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Healthcare
Almanac employees, users of our products or services, or members of the public.
Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United
States or any other country, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by
using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your
Security of your Personal Information
Healthcare Almanac is committed to protecting the security of your personal information.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal
information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store
the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that
are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, when we transmit sensitive personal
information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through
the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
We use a session cookie, meaning it expires soon after you leave the registration
process, and is not placed on your hard drive unless you specify you wish to "log
on automatically." Use of Web Beacons Pages on the Site may contain electronic images
known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow the Site
to count users who have visited those pages. We may include web beacons in promotional
e-mail messages in order to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon.
Web beacons are not used to access your personal information; they are a technique
we use to compile aggregated statistics about Site usage. Web beacons collect only
a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page
view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
Links to Other Web Sites
This Site may contain links to other Web sites. Please be aware that this Privacy
Statement applies solely to the information collected on the Site. We are not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites. We encourage you to
be aware when you are leaving this Site and read the privacy statements of each
and every Web site that you visit before providing any personally identifiable information.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise
the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes
to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice
on the home page of our web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage
you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we
are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service
constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
Robert Neal, CPA
Lake Worth, FL 33463