COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND LIMITATIONS
ShimSpine collects personal information only when it is voluntarily provided for a particular service or feature of ShimSpine. The information collected concerns primarily communication details, such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, web addresses, and IP addresses. For users commenting on article reviews, the webmaster might provide a login/password in order to access any restricted areas. This information is used mainly during the comment submission process, but also when submitting a complaint or giving feedback, subscribing to our newsletters, participating in a survey and/or applying for another service we provide.
Any personal information voluntarily provided to ShimSpine by users and visitors of ShimSpine websites is kept in the strictest confidence. This information is stored in the ShimSpine database. Only ShimSpine staff members, and only for the duration of their contracts, have access to the information stored in ShimSpine database. Personal information provided voluntarily by you is used only for the purposes it was provided for. ShimSpine will ask individuals to explicitly consent to their personal information being used for any other reason than the one provided for.
RIGHTS TO CONFIRM AND TO ASK TO REMOVE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
You have the right to ask if ShimSpine holds any personal information about you, to ensure that it is accurate and to have access to it, as provided by law. To protect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to, or making corrections to, your personal information.
REMOVAL AND STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA
The information collected by ShimSpine will be removed from ShimSpine database upon your request and in case the reason for which the personal data had been collected is terminated.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
ShimSpine does not share, rent, sell or trade any personal information with any third party and the personal information will be kept confidential, except if otherwise explicitly agreed or if it is otherwise provided by law. No third parties have access to the ShimSpine database.
COLLECTION OF IMPERSONAL INFORMATION
ShimSpine collects impersonal data for different services and purposes. Impersonal information can be used for technical, statistical and research purposes. ShimSpine ensures that all shared information is made anonymous.
Impersonal information is always collected when someone visits one of ShimSpine websites to analyze how users use the website and improve our websites and services. For further information, see below under ‘Cookies / Third-Party Services’.
COOKIES / THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use this statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of the visitors of the ShimSpine site. Google won’t associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of the computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any other source, unless you explicitly provide this information to us.
If a user logs onto the ShimSpine website, a session cookie is created for the purposes of identifying that a user is logged in, and has proper authority to access restricted areas of the ShimSpine website. This cookie is set to expire after a certain period of time, or whenever the user logs off of the website.
You can set your browser not to accept ShimSpine cookies. Disabling the cookies does not affect navigation on the ShimSpine website.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES
ShimSpine is completely self-funded. No outside funds are accepted or used. This website does not utilize paid advertising as a source of revenue. Therefore, no ads will appear on our website.
LIABILITY OF SHIMSPINE
ShimSpine does its utmost to provide trustworthy and reliable information. If you find any mistakes, please notify us as soon as possible and we will try to correct them in the shortest delay possible.
You agree that your use of the ShimSpine websites is at your own risk. The website, including all content, software, functions, services, materials, and/or information made available or accessed through the website, is provided “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind. In no event shall ShimSpine be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the website or with the delay or inability to use same, or with hypertext or graphic links to third parties, or for any information and services obtained through the website.
ShimSpine adheres to US privacy principles and commits to respect the US laws on protection of personal data.
PERSONALLY PROVIDED INFORMATION
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.
PRINTING OR DOWNLOADING INFORMATION
Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from our website for personal, noncommercial use only. You must, however, identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law.
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Please download our Notice of Privacy Practices document.
NOTICE INFORMING INDIVIDUALS ABOUT NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Last modified: October 22, 2019