PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION

ShimSpine and ShimSpine.com is committed to honoring and respecting the privacy and anonymity of the individuals using its website(s) and/or services. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform the individuals about the collection, processing and protection of information done by ShimSpine what information we collect, why we collect this information and how we use this information.

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed regularly to reflect the up-to-date practices of ShimSpine.

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

ShimSpine uses cookies to improve the use of its website.

The ShimSpine website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. This tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on a computer, to collect standard Internet log information as well as visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the IP address) is transmitted to Google. After this the information is used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the ShimSpine website.

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.

For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here, https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
The ShimSpine website uses ShareThis, a sharing service that easily allows visitors to share articles through social media. This tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on a computer, to collect standard sharing and usage behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the ShareThis service is transmitted to ShareThis. No personal information is collected from ShareThis. For further information on the privacy policy concerning ShareThis, please go here, http://www.sharethis.com/privacy/.

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

This privacy policy applies to ShimSpine websites and services only. We do not exercise control over the sites listed in our search engines or sites that include ShimSpine applications, products or services, or links within our various services (e.g. social media sites). The other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you to always read the confidentiality statement of any website you may visit.

ADS

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 SHIM SPINE

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.

APPLICABLE LAWS

ShimSpine adheres to US privacy principles and commits to respect the US laws on protection of personal data.

LANGUAGE OF THE PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy has been formed in English. If any translation has been provided for your convenience, you agree that the English version of the Privacy Policy will govern the relationship between you and ShimSpine. If there would be any contradiction between the English language version and a translated version, then the English version shall take precedence.

MODIFICATIONS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy can be modified from time to time. We recommend checking this information on a regular basis.

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.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us via http://www.shimspine.com/contact/

DATE LAST MODIFIED

8/07/17

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

The information provided on this website does not provide or should be considered medical advice. It is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment of any condition. The information provided is for informational purposes only. You should not rely solely on the information provided on this website in making a decision to pursue a specific treatment or advice. You should consult directly with a professional healthcare provider.

As a condition of using the information on this website, ShimSpine and its physicians are not responsible for any advice, diagnosis, treatment or outcome you may obtain.

ShimSpine.com is completely self-funded. No outside funds are accepted or used. This website does not utilize paid advertising as a source of revenue.

Last modified: August 8, 2017

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