Why does Sliding Scale need my personal information?
In order to provide our Users with a personalized and intelligent experience, we use personal information to assist in improving the features and functionality of the Site including tailoring the Site to each User.
Although our primary goal in collecting personal information is to deliver a customized and personalized service to you, with permission, we also use the personal information we collect to (i) send users emails of new features or information available through the Site or that we otherwise feels might be of interest to Users of this Site and (ii) allow third party advertisers and retailers, and their affiliates, offering goods or services that we think might be of interest to Users of this Site to deliver to you relevant information and offers.
Users have the option to opt out of receiving emails from us. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At this time, we have no outside affiliates, but in the future data collection might allows us and our affiliates to advertise products and/or services in a more efficient manner.
How and what information does Sliding Scale Health gather and use?
Like most website operators, Sliding Scale Health collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for personalized search of our database, to prevent use of this site globally and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and others.
We also track search queries, clicks and other user activity on the Site. Sliding Scale Health primary purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sliding Scale Health visitors use its website.
From time to time, Sliding Scale Health may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or sharing such data with affiliates. We may also collect this data for commercial and informational purposes.
Those who engage in transactions by purchasing Sliding Scale Health’s services or products are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Sliding Scale Health collects such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Sliding Scale Health. Sliding Scale Health does not disclose any personally-identifying information other than what is described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Through the use of "cookies" (as described in the cookie section) and from information you provide via online data entry, survey, product purchase and registration forms, we may collect and/or monitor, in aggregate and individual form, personal identifying facts or data on, among other things, the following information:
- Computer Server
- Domain Name
- E-mail Address
- IP address
- Site Traffic
- Mailing Address
- Telephone Number
- Login Name / Password
- Billing Address
- Credit Card Information
Additionally, we use Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic.
Some of the personal identifying information may be necessary for us to deliver premium search, but for basic use of the Site no personally identifiable information is used.
In addition to purchasing, we occasionally ask Users for personal information at other times, including when they complete optional survey forms or fill contact forms for products and services. Most of the time these additional requests for information are voluntary and no do not prevent Users from using the Site.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Sliding Scale Health uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
What about external web sites?
What does the Sliding Scale Health do to keep this Site secure?
Sliding Scale Health has implemented security features throughout the Site to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We only grant access to any stored personal information we may collect on its Users only to authorized personnel. Please be advised, however, that although we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for its Users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from us via this Site or email cannot be guaranteed.
When disclosing any personal information, all Users should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without User consent. Accordingly, Users should consider carefully if they want to submit sensitive information that they would not want disclosed to the public and should recognize that their use of the Internet and this Site is solely at their own risk.
Users, alone, are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy of their personal information. Sliding Scale Health has no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via the Internet. We urge all of our Users to be careful and responsible whenever they are on-line.
Can I opt-out of the Sliding Scale Health data collection?
What about the collection of personal information from children?
This Site is not primarily intended for individuals under the age of eighteen (18) ("children"). Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or post information from children without parental or guardian consent.
Does the Sliding Scale Health disclose personal information to third parties?
With the exception of payments, which are fulfilled through Stripe Payments, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties. We do not disclose individual, personally identifiable data records to third parties.
However, we can disclose personal information in aggregate form to third parties or advertisers. For example, we might tell an advertiser how many 20% of searches were for a colonoscopy.
If Prudent Patient LLC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Prudent Patient LLC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Prudent Patient LLC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.