Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute
Privacy Policy

As used in this policy, “Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute” refers to all websites (including http://www.heartlandvein.com), properties, and services owned or operated by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute.

This Privacy Policy is part of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Terms of Use and describes the privacy practices of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute. Below you can find information about when and how we collect information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), including Personally Identifiable Information (defined below), how we use such Information, and the circumstances under which we may disclose such Information to others.

By visiting the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute website, visiting a Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client website that provides notice of its use of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute and/or this policy, or registering for our service, you acknowledge that you accept and consent to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies other than Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, or to individuals whom Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may disclose Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

I. INFORMATION OBTAINED WHEN YOU VISIT HEARTLAND VEIN & VASCULAR INSTITUTE OR OUR CLIENT’S WEBSITES

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Collection and Use of Visitor Information
Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute clients use Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s code, software and service (“Service”) to obtain information regarding how visitors to their websites are interacting with their web pages (“Visitor Information”). This allows Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s clients to evaluate and, if necessary or beneficial, modify its website to improve the functions of its website and make it easier and more valuable for visitors to use. Please note that Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute itself uses the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Service to obtain insights into visitors’ activities on http://www.heartlandvein.com.

The data Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute collects may include customized data that varies from client to client but typically includes information about visitors’ activities on the client’s website, such as how visitors navigate around a web page and the most commonly clicked links on a specific web page.

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may also collect certain Information about a visitor’s computer that may be furnished by the visitor’s browser, such as:

• Browser Information
• Operating System Information
• Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
• IP Address
• Page Accessed
• Geographic Location
• Time of Visit
• Referring Site, Application, or Service

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Service is not designed to collect Information that could be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address or phone number (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you visit a website that uses the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Service. However, please be aware that Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute allows its clients to provide it with customized data that may, depending on the election of the client, contain Personally Identifiable Information.
Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Does Not Collect Visitor Information Across Multiple Sites
Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute does not collect or aggregate information about visitor behavior on multiple, different websites.

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute May Collect Information Contained in the “Referring URL” For The Last Website Visited

If a visitor navigates to a website that uses the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Service from another website, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may receive certain information from the referring website (i.e., the last website the visitor visited before visiting the client’s website) as part of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (“HTTP”) request. For example, if a user navigates to a website that uses Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute from a search engine, such as Google, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may receive information contained in the referring URL for the Google search query, such as the terms the visitor was searching for before visiting the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client’s website. Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may use information contained in the referring URL to analyze and provide information to its clients about the activities that led users to navigate to the client’s website.

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Disclosure of Visitor Information

Except as disclosed in Section II below, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute never sells or shares any Visitor Information with individuals or companies other than the specific client on whose website Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute collected the Visitor Information.

This Information is provided to clients in the form of aggregated reports and/or statistics that identify the collective behavior of visitors to the client’s website, as opposed to the behavior or activity of specific or identified individuals.

Use of Cookies

It is Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s policy to use first-party cookies (small text files that Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute stores locally on your computer) on client sites for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns and perform traffic analysis; identify preferences; diagnose problems with our servers; analyze trends; and otherwise administer Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute products and services. Cookies placed by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute on the computers of visitors to its clients’ websites do not include Personally Identifiable Information such as name, phone number, e-mail address or mailing address, nor does Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute link cookies to such Personally Identifiable Information in its servers or databases.

If you do not wish to have Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse all cookies, including first-party cookies, before accessing Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute or other websites that may use Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute. Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute is not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. Please note that if you set your browser to reject cookies, some features of the websites you visit may be unavailable. In addition, please be aware that even if you configure your browser settings to reject all cookies, your activity on Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client websites will still be recorded by the Service. However, if you reject all cookies, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute will not be able to determine whether or not someone using that computer previously visited the website. i.e. whether or not the visitor is a “unique” visitor.

For more information on how to reject cookies, see your browser’s instructions on changing your cookie settings. If you do not elect to set your browser preferences to refuse cookies, you consent to have cookies, including first-party cookies used by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, placed on your computer when you visit websites.

How Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Collects Visitor Information

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute clients use customized and proprietary JavaScript tracking code provided by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute to collect and transmit Visitor Information to Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s servers. When a user visits a website that uses Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Service, this code contacts Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s servers and enables Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute to collect and analyze the user’s activity while visiting our client’s website. This information is then stored on Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s web servers and databases for use in performing analysis and producing reports for the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client.

Opting Out: If you wish to opt out of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute collecting Visitor Information when you visit Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client websites, please see the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Opt-out instructions below. Please note that if you use a different computer or Internet browser than you used when opting out of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s Service, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute will not be able to view the opt-out and will collect Visitor Information when you visit Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client websites. In these circumstances, you will need to revisit the link above in order to reset your opt-out decision, in order for it to be effective.

Client Information: 
When individuals or companies register to use the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Service, register to use a trial version of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, or request additional information about Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may require Personally Identifiable Information, such as name, e-mail mailing address, phone number, financial information (e.g., credit card number, billing address), and/or website to be tracked, to process the registration or request (“Client Information”). When a client registers for the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Service, some of these pieces of information may be temporarily stored in encrypted format in a session cookie (but are never stored or linked to a permanent cookie). Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may use this information to process and fulfill your request, register your account, check your qualifications for registration and/or to bill you for products and services. Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may also use Personally Identifiable Information you submit to us to provide Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, operate our business, understand how clients are engaging with Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, request additional information necessary to process or fulfill your order; determine if you are satisfied with the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute service; inform you that an upgrade is available; or to contact you with information about Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, including information about new or existing products and services or special offers. For example, we may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account.

Disclosure of Client Information to Third Parties

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute may disclose Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) collected from or concerning clients or potential clients (“Clients”) to third parties in the circumstances described below and in Section II of this Privacy Policy. By registering for or accessing Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute’s products or services, you consent to such disclosure. This Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any such third parties.

II. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO BOTH VISITOR AND CLIENT INFORMATION

Disclosure of Visitor Information and Client Information to Service Providers and Law Enforcement/Legal Process

Information and/or Client Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) may be shared with certain third-party companies and individuals that help facilitate technical aspects of the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute Service or perform functions related to the administration of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, such as Amazon’s Web Services, which provides storage facilities for certain Visitor Information and Client Information collected and analyzed by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute. These third parties perform tasks on our behalf and are contractually obligated not to disclose or use Visitor Information or Client Information for any other purpose. However, Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute is not responsible in the event that Personally Identifiable Information is disclosed at a result of a breach or security lapse at any such third party.

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute also reserves the right to disclose any Visitor Information or Client Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to: (i) comply with any law, regulation, or legal request; (ii) enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of the Terms of Use or other agreements; (iii) respond to public requests; or (iv) protect the rights, property, user experience, or safety of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, our employees, our users, or others.
Security and Protection of Visitor Information and Client Information

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute has implemented reasonable security mechanisms to protect Visitor Information and Client Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Examples of these security mechanisms include limited and password-protected access, firewalls, and SSL encryption to protect transmission of data. However, please keep in mind that no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access Visitor Information and Client Information. Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute cannot guarantee the security of such information and cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access to Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client accounts.

Policy Concerning Children Under Age of 13

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute does not knowingly or intentionally collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13 or from websites that are directed to children under 13.

Change of Control

If Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or successor entity, Visitor Information and/or Client Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser or successor. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of or successor to Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your information as set forth in this policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute retains the discretion to amend or modify this policy from time to time. Use and disclosure of Information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the policy in effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent policy to which you agree or of which you have notice, if you elect to use Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute or a Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute client site (including the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute website) following such acceptance or notice. If we make material changes in the way we use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify you through one or more of the following means: a direct communication to your Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute account, a communication to the e-mail address associated with your account, or a clear and prominent announcement on the Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute website. Your continued access to or use of Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute or websites that use Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute following notice of material changes to this Privacy Policy shall constitute consent to any amendments and/or modifications.
For More Information

Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute welcomes any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices. Any such comments or questions should be submitted via e-mail to: [email protected]
OPTING OUT INSTRUCTIONS
It is important to note that Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute does not collect information for any advertising purposes, nor do we collect any personally identifiable information. However, you may wish to not have your web surfing tracked by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute in any way. Follow the steps below to Opt-Out of tracking.
IE8
Internet Explorer version 8 and higher supports what is called “Private Browsing”. If you are using private browsing mode, you will not be tracked by Heartland Vein & Vascular Institute. To enable private browsing Click on the InPrivate Browsing option in the Safety menu, or press Ctrl+Shift+P.
For more information on Private Browsing mode, go to about:InPrivate.

IE 9
Internet Explorer 9 and higher supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To turn this on, select Add List when prompted.

FIREFOX
Firefox version 5 and higher also supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To activate this, follow these steps:
• Open your options dialog by clicking on Firefox → Options in Windows or Firefox → Preferences on a Mac.
• Click on the Privacy button
• Under Tracking select the Tell websites I do not want to be tracked option
• Click OK

SAFARI
Safari 5.1 and higher also supports the W3C Do Not Track specification. To enable this, follow these steps:
1. With Safari open, click on the Safari menu, then Preferences
2. Under Advanced select the Show Develop menu in menu bar option
3. Close your Preferences window. You should see a new menu option called Develop (next to Window)
Select Develop → Send Do Not Track HTTP Header
Effective Date of this Privacy Policy:
This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 13, 2013.

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