Your privacy is critically important to us. At Memorial Plastic Surgery we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- 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 one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, Memorial Plastic Surgery 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. Memorial Plastic Surgery purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Memorial Plastic Surgery visitors use its website. From time to time, Memorial Plastic Surgery may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Memorial Plastic Surgery also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Memorial Plastic Surgery 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Memorial Plastic Surgery websites choose to interact with Memorial Plastic Surgery in ways that require Memorial Plastic Surgery to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Memorial Plastic Surgery gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Memorial Plastic Surgery – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Memorial Plastic Surgery collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Memorial Plastic Surgery. Memorial Plastic Surgery 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 website-related activities.
Memorial Plastic Surgery may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Memorial Plastic Surgery may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Memorial Plastic Surgery may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Memorial Plastic Surgery does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Memorial Plastic Surgery 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 Memorial Plastic Surgery behalf or to provide services available at Memorial Plastic Surgery websites, 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 Memorial Plastic Surgery websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Memorial Plastic Surgery 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, Memorial Plastic Surgery discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Memorial Plastic Surgery believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Memorial Plastic Surgery, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Memorial Plastic Surgery website and have supplied your email address, Memorial Plastic Surgery 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 Memorial Plastic Surgery and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. Memorial Plastic Surgery takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Memorial Plastic Surgery, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Memorial Plastic Surgery 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 Memorial Plastic Surgery may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our 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.