Privacy policy

Medicalwebbook.com provides this Web site as a public service. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you when you visit our Web sites unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do collect some data about your visit to our Web site to help us better understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful. Medicalwebbook.com never collects information for commercial marketing or any purpose unrelated to Medicalwebbook.com functions.

Type of Information Collected

When you visit any Web site, certain information about your visit can be collected. Medicalwebbook.com automatically collects and temporarily stores the following type of information about your visit:

  • Internet address and domain from which you visited the Medicalwebbook.com Web site
  • Information about the operating system and browser used
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Pages visited
  • Internet address of the Web site that connected you to the Medicalwebbook.com Web site
  • Words searched

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and improve organization, coverage, system performance or problem areas. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. When search features offer suggested terms, these suggestions are based on aggregated data only. Medicalwebbook.com periodically deletes its Web logs. On occasion, Medicalwebbook.com may provide aggregated information to third party entities it contracts with for the purposes of research analysis. Aggregated data cannot be linked back to an individual user.

Cookies

When you visit any Web site, it may place a small text file, known as a “cookie” on your computer. The cookie allows the Web site to “remember” specific information about your visit while you are connected or when you return to that site. The Office of Management and Budget Memo M-10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies, (PDF, 1.03MB), 6/25/10, allows Federal agencies to use session and persistent cookies, defined below.

The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of Web pages. Cookies from Medicalwebbook.com pages only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you. While visiting Medicalwebbook.com, you may occasionally encounter a Web page that automatically employs cookies to make it easier to use the dynamic features of these Web pages.

Medicalwebbook.com may use either single session (temporary) or multi-session (persistent) cookies. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.

How to Opt Out or Disable Cookies

If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them at any time from your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at Medicalwebbook.com, but may be unable to use cookie-dependent features. Follow these instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies in the most popular browsers, http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml. Please note that by disabling cookies from your Web browser, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those from Medicalwebbook.com.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

If you choose to send us personal information by email, or by filling out a form on our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. If provided, personally identifiable information is maintained in a database that is regularly purged. Third party contractors may have access to this information in order to provide a response to your question or comment. These contractors are held to strict policies to safeguard the information and provide the same level of privacy protection as guaranteed by Medicalwebbook.com. On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve our Web sites in order to make them more responsive to the needs of our users. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Links to Other Sites

Some Medicalwebbook.com pages provide links to other Internet sites that provide health information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

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