This Privacy Policy applies to 123MyMD.com website owned and operated by 123MyMD L.L.C. 123MyMD.com may share information among its subsidiaries or sites that it owns or controls, but it is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy. The 123MyMD.com website contains links to other sites. Once you enter another website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that 123MyMD.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit through a link or advertisement on 123MyMD.com. We hope that reading our Privacy Policy helps you understand how we manage information about you. While you may use much of the functionality of 123MyMD.com without registration, many of the specific tools and services on our website require registration. If you use our website without registering, the only information we collect will be Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons. If you choose to register with our website for certain Interactive Tools or other services, we require you to submit Personally Identifiable Information. Depending on the tool or service you have selected, we may also collect Personal Health Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information you submit to 123MyMD.com. Inaccurate information will affect the information you receive when using our site and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy. For example, your email address should be kept current because that it is how we communicate with you.

 

Non-Personal Information We Collect About You

Even if you do not register with 123MyMD.com, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our website, special promotions and newsletters.

 

Cookies

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our website and your use of the websites of selected sponsors and advertisers through the use of Cookies. Every computer accesses the 123MyMD.com website is assigned a different Cookie by 123MyMD.com. The information collected by Cookies (i) helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on Web pages or in newsletters, (ii) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites, (iii) how many people open our emails, and (iv) for what purposes these actions are being taken. We may use Cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements. Cookies are also used to facilitate a user’s log-in, as navigation aides and as session timers. Cookies used by 123MyMD.com are also used to restrict underage use of the tools. Most browser software can be set to reject all Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our website may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use our site. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Cookies to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission and do not use Cookies to collect or store Personal Health Information about you.
We also may use Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our website and the websites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information collected by Web Beacons (i) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites, (ii) how many people open our emails, and (iii) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our websites or those of our sponsors’. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Web Beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission and do not use Web Beacons to collect or store Personal Health Information about you.

 

Third Parties Collecting Non-Personal Information on 123MyMD’s Behalf

Third parties under contract with 123MyMD.com may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the 123MyMD.com website, and this information may used by 123MyMD.com to tailor the advertising you may see on sites within the networks of these third parties. This Non-Personal Information is anonymous and does not contain any personal information about you. These third parties may collect this information, on our behalf, to help 123MyMD.com target our advertising on these third party sites. These third parties have agreed not to use this non-personal cookie or web beacon information except to help us target our advertising on these sites and have agreed to not link any non-personal cookie or web beacon information collected by them on our sites to Personally Identifiable Information they or others collect from other sites. If you browser is set to reject cookies, this Non-Personal Information will not be sent to these third parties.

 

Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You

We collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us when you register as a member of 123MyMD.com and/or when you update your member profile. We use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific services you select, send you emails about website maintenance and updates, and inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

 

Newsletters & Emails to You

At registration and at various times as you use 123MyMD.com, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from 123MyMD.com and/or directly from third parties. These emails will not contain Personal Health Information. In order to subscribe to 123MyMD.com newsletters via email, we need your contact information, like name and email address.

 

Email a Friend

If you choose to use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about our site or newsletter, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your name and email address as the from email address. 123MyMD.com does not use your name, your email address or your friend’s email information and the information you provide using this service for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the email you request.

 

Emails You Send to 123MyMD.com

This Privacy Policy does not apply to content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to 123MyMD.com by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to 123MyMD.com. We try to answer emails in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

 

Message Boards and other Public Forums

As a service to our users, 123MyMD.com features message boards, chat rooms and other public forums where users with similar interests or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by medical or healthcare experts. These public forums is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information in any public forum. What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, this information may also appear in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc. We use other third parties to manage the 123MyMD.com blog(s) on our site.

 

Website Registration and Interactive Tools on 123MyMD.com

After you have registered as a member of 123MyMD.com, you may choose to use certain 123MyMD.com interactive content, tools and services that may ask you to voluntarily provide other types of information about yourself including Personal Health Information.

 

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither 123MyMD.com nor any of its services are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 18.

 

Aggregate Data

123MyMD.com may combine, in a non-identifiable format, the Personal Health Information you provide with information from other users to create Aggregate Data that may be disclosed to third parties. Aggregate data does not contain any information that could be used to contact or identify you. For example, 123MyMD.com may use information gathered to create a composite profile of all the users of a particular third party site. These third party websites may use this information to understand community needs and to design appropriate programs and activities on their site. 123MyMD.com will not disclose your Personal Health Information to any third party without your prior permission, except as otherwise permitted by this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on 123MyMD.com Behalf

Sponsors or advertisers on 123MyMD.com may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements served on 123MyMD.com and in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you. Some advertisers use companies other than 123MyMD.com to serve their ads and to monitor users’ responses to ads, and these companies (“Ad Servers”) may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on our website. In certain situations, information collection may be facilitated by momentarily directing your browser to the website of an Ad Server or other third party acting on behalf of the sponsor, partner, or advertiser before re-directing your browser to its selected destination (e.g., back to 123MyMD.com to show the ad, or to the advertiser’s website); this re-direction process will not be apparent to you. We do not control these third parties’ use of cookies or Web Beacons, or how they manage the non-personal information they gather through them. However, we do require sponsors, advertisers and Ad Servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through our website to agree that they will not collect any Personally Identifiable Information from our site without your consent. They have promised us they will not link any non-personal cookie or web beacon information collected by them on our site to Personally Identifiable Information they or others collect in other ways or from other sites except as may be described in connection with a particular program.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, 123MyMD.com will not disclose any Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information it gathers from you on our website. We may only release Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personally Identifiable or Personal Health Information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below.

 

Disclosure to Third Party Contractor Websites

Certain content and services offered to you through our website are served on websites hosted and operated by a company other than 123MyMD.com. 123MyMD.com does not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to these Third Party Contractor websites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose once you access these other websites is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

 

Disclosure of Aggregate Information

123MyMD.com may provide Aggregate Information to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our website and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also inform a pharmaceutical company (that may or may not be an advertiser on our site) that “30% of our users live east of the Mississippi” or that “25% of our users have tried alternative medicine.” Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this Aggregate Information. We require parties with whom we share Aggregate Information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable, such as by combining it with other databases.

 

How 123MyMD.com Handles Privacy and Security Internally

Here are some of the security procedures that 123MyMD.com uses to protect your privacy: Requires both a personal username (log-in name) and a password in order for users to access their Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Health Information. Requires a public nickname’ different from the username and password, used for any public forums like message boards. Uses firewalls to protect information held in our servers. Utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption in transmitting Personally Identifiable Information to our servers. In order to take advantage of encryption technology, you must have an Internet browser which supports 128-bit encryption. Closely monitors the limited number of 123MyMD.com employees who have potential access to your Personally Identifiable Information. Requires all 123MyMD.com employees to abide by our Privacy Policy and to be subject to disciplinary action if they violate it. Backs-up our systems to protect the integrity of your Personally Identifiable and Personal Health Information. Despite 123MyMD.com’s efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted. At this time, 123MyMD.com does not accept payments on this site. However, this privacy section will be updated should that policy change in the future.

 

Removing Your Personal Information

If you have a complaint or problem, please use our Customer Support Form entitled contact us. Our customer service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal 123MyMD.com department for a response or resolution. We try to answer every email within a timely manner, but may not always able to do so. If you want to (1) delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our systems, (2) update the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us, or (3) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts or other activities, select the privacy option on our Contact Us form. If you do not receive adequate resolution of a privacy related problem, you may write to 123MyMD.com at:
123MyMD L.L.C.
P.O. Box 801
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

 

In the Event of a Merger or Bankruptcy

In the event of a merger or acquisition  all customer information will transfer to the new company acquiring or merging with 123MyMD L.L.C. In the case of a bankruptcy, 123MyMD L.L.C. will immediately destroy all customer information immediately.

 

Changes To Our Policy

From time to time 123MyMD L.L.C. will be making additions and/or deletions to its privacy policy. When these changes occur, we will provide a link on our main page that will take you to the revised privacy policy. We do encourage you to click our privacy policy link periodically for changes.

Revised: 2-19-13