Privacy Policy2021-10-08T15:10:18+00:00

Privacy Policy

Updates

The following Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time and at the sole discretion of San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD. Please visit the site regularly for updates.

Privacy Principles

Your privacy is very important to us. At San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. 
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding all information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website owners, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort 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. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our website visitors use our site. From time to time, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to our websites choose to interact with San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive site updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain company services or website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD monitors visitor activity on its site using Google Analytics or may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s behalf or to provide services available at San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s website(s, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of our website(s) and have supplied your email address, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD and our products or services. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

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. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD uses cookies to help San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD identify and track visitors, their usage of San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s website(s), and their website access preferences. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s website(s), with the drawback that certain features of San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s website(s) may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD 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 San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Any ads appearing on our website(s) may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD and does not cover the use of cookies by any potential advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)

San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD respects the intellectual property rights of others. Per the DMCA, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement on the Site if submitted to  San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD‘s Copyright Agent as described below. Upon receipt of a notice alleging copyright infringement, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD will take whatever action it deems appropriate within its sole discretion, including removal of the allegedly infringing materials and termination of access for repeat infringers of copyright protected content.

If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated by San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD or by a third party who has uploaded materials to our website, please provide the following information to the designated Copyright Agent listed below:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  2. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  3. An address, telephone number, and email address where we can contact you and, if different, an email address where the alleged infringing party, if not San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD, can contact you;
  4. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner or other intellectual property rights owner, by its agent, or by law;
  5. A statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
  6. Your electronic or physical signature.

San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may request additional information before removing any allegedly infringing material. In the event San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD removes the allegedly infringing materials, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD will immediately notify the person responsible for posting such materials that San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD removed or disabled access to the materials. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may also provide the responsible person with your email address so that the person may respond to your allegations.

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(c). San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD designated Copyright Agent is:

Kenneth Binmoeller

415-600-1151

patientspecialist@iesmedgroup.com

 

 

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD’s sole discretion. San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

If you have any questions about this policy you may contact us at:

San Francisco Center for Acid Reflux and GERD

1101 Van Ness Avenue, Floor 4

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 484-9008

patientadvisor@iesmedgroup.com

 

 

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