Carolina Oncology Specialists Respects Your Privacy
Nonidentifiable Information Is Automatically Collected and Stored
During your visit, we will automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your computer and your visit: The domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Site, if applicable; the date and time you arrived at our Site; how long you spent on the Site; which pages you visited; your Internet Protocol (IP) address; and your computer’s operating system and browser software. We do not use this information to determine the individual identity of any visitor.
When you view our Site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. “Cookies” are pieces of data stored on the visitor’s computer tied to information about the visitor. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Site and the Sites visited just before and just after our Site. We may also use information gathered from cookies to personalize your visit, to gather information and statistics about visits to our Site, to better understand visitors’ online behaviors, and to help select and display targeted advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you.
Personally Identifiable Information That You Provide to Us
If you contact us using the contact forms on our website, follow us on social media, participate in any contests posted on the Site or on social media, provide us with testimonials, photos, videos, or comments, you may be disclosing personally identifiable data such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and other personal information. This personal information we collect is used to communicate with you regarding our products or services, information correction, internal records, and to provide you with information we believe may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties except as provided herein. We may share the information you provide to us with our affiliates, strategic partners, successors, or assigns, or any entity merged with our company. Additionally, personally identifiable information may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act on our behalf or in connection with our business, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected (eg, an email campaign or contest administrator) where disclosure of personally identifiable information to a third party is likely or necessary, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, at such collection points as to the intended use of the data. We will require that such third parties protect the information and where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by us.
Information that is not personal or is not associated with any personally identifiable data, such as questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions, shall be deemed to be nonconfidential, and we will be free to disclose and use it for any purpose, without any obligation whatsoever to you.
You should remember that if you choose to contact us through our Site, any information that you transmit electronically via the world wide web may not be secure and we assume no liability for the loss of any information that you transmit via the world wide web.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from the businesses with which they have established a business relationship: (1) a list of the types of personal information (e.g., name, email address, shipping address, etc.) and types of services provided to that person, that the business has disclosed to any third parties, including affiliates that are separate legal entities, during the immediately preceding calendar year for direct marketing purposes by the third party; and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request this information, you can email or write to us using the Contact Form(s) on our Site. We will respond to these requests for information within 30 days following receipt of your email or written request for information. If we receive your request at a different email or mailing address than those stated above, we will respond within a reasonable period of time from the date your request was received. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
Legally Required Disclosure of Information
Though we make every effort to preserve visitor privacy, we may be compelled to disclose personal information when required by law if we have a good-faith belief that such action is legally required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or other legal matter. Personal information may also be disclosed to protect our rights or property.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personally identifiable information we collect is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used and that such information is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete, and current. However, we must rely on individual users to provide and maintain accurate personally identifiable information. You are responsible for contacting us to update or correct your personally identifiable information whenever necessary.
Retention of Personal Information
We will only retain personally identifiable information for as long as we are required to do so by applicable law(s), or for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is processed. We will delete such information when it is no longer needed and, in any case, upon expiration of the maximum storage term set forth by applicable law.
Any third-party websites linked to or from this Site may have different privacy policies and practices. You should carefully review these other websites’ privacy policies in order to determine how each website may use any personal information you provide. If you have questions about how these other sites may use information, you should contact them directly. We are not responsible for third-party sites, the information they collect and store, or their data collection policies.
We may from time to time monitor and review information transmitted or received through our Site or through telephone or email communications for quality assurance or other purposes. We reserve the right to censor, edit, remove, or prohibit the transmission or receipt of any information that we deem inappropriate.
Children and Teens
The Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 21 and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information for any such person. Children or teens under the age of 21 should not use our Site at any time.