Privacy Policy

August 2019
Version 1

D.C. Audiology, P.C. (d/b/a “Hearing and Tinnitus Center”) is committed to maintaining the security and privacy of your personal information collected through this website, www.hearingandtinnituscenter.com (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy discloses Hearing and Tinnitus Center’s information collection and dissemination practices in connection with the Website and applies solely to the information that we collect through this mean. This Privacy Policy does not address personal information that you provide to us in other contexts (e.g., through a business or investment relationship not expressly described in this Privacy Policy).

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Personal Information Provided by You

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, D.C. Audiology, P.C. only collects your personally identifiable information (“PII”) through this Website when you choose to provide such information, such as when you use the “Contact Us” feature. PII can include your name, phone number, and email address. D.C. Audiology, P.C. uses your PII to address your requests for information, products or services. D.C. Audiology, P.C. will not sell, rent, license, or trade your PII with third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we receive your express consent to do so. Unless you give us permission to do so, D.C. Audiology, P.C. will not share your PII other than as specified in this Privacy Policy.

Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations

D.C. Audiology, P.C. may share your PII under confidentiality agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, D.C. Audiology, P.C. to provide products and services. These companies, which may include members of D.C. Audiology, P.C.’s corporate family, may use your PII to assist D.C. Audiology, P.C. in its operations. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances

We may provide information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or governmental regulations, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.

Automatically Collected Information and Anonymous Information

Each time a visitor comes to the Website, D.C. Audiology, P.C. collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience.

Aggregated Data

D.C. Audiology, P.C. collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into D.C. Audiology, P.C.’s analysis of general traffic-flow at the Website. We share this information with Squarespace, our website analytics provider, and Google Analytics to learn about site traffic and activity.  To these ends, D.C. Audiology, P.C. may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, D.C. Audiology, P.C. may remove personal identifiers from PII and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with D.C. Audiology, P.C.’s affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, D.C. Audiology, P.C. will not disclose your individual identity.

 

Web Server Logs and IP Addresses

An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. D.C. Audiology, P.C. may use IP addresses to conduct website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about a user’s preferences. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Many websites use cookies as a standard practice to provide useful features when a user visits the website and most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. D.C. Audiology, P.C. uses cookies to improve your online experience when visiting the Website. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but some portions of the Website may not work properly if you refuse cookies. Some of the Website’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of websites. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.

Referrals/Links

The Website may contain links to third-party websites that may offer information of interest. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, and D.C. Audiology, P.C. recommends reviewing those websites’ privacy policies individually. D.C. Audiology, P.C. assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the Website, including any website that may be accessed through a link from the Website.

Security

D.C. Audiology, P.C. understands that storing our data on and offline in a secure manner is essential. D.C. Audiology, P.C. stores PII and other data using industry-standard physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification. Please note, however, that while D.C. Audiology, P.C. has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

Children’s Privacy Protection

D.C. Audiology, P.C. understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should submit any PII to D.C. Audiology, P.C. and/or the Website.

Changes

You may review and request changes to your PII that D.C. Audiology, P.C. has collected, including the removal of your PII from D.C. Audiology, P.C.’s databases in order to prevent receipt of future communications or to halt receipt of our Website services, using any of the following options:

You can send your request via e-mail to: dc@hearingandtinnituscenter.com, or mail your request to the following postal address:

D.C. Audiology, P.C.
113 Crossways Park Drive, Ste 101
Woodbury, NY 11797

Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve. We display a version number and a date on the policy in the upper right corner of this Privacy Policy so that it will be easier for you to know when there has been a change. If we make any change to this Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of PII, we will provide advance notice on this Website. Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about D.C. Audiology, P.C.’s handling of your information, please contact dc@hearingandtinnituscenter.com.