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Privacy Statement

Last Updated: 24 January 2006

Introduction

Health Tech Services, LLC takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as "data" below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by Health Tech Services, LLC, nor to persons that are not employees or agents of Health Tech Services, LLC, or that are not under our control. Please take time to read this statement.

Data Collection

Personally-identifiable information. This site only collects personally-identifiable information from you if you choose to provide this information to us. Personally-identifiable information collected with your consent may include, for example, name, e-mail address or any inquires you may make through our Web site. Health Tech Services, LLC does not provide personally-identifiable information to unaffiliated third-parties in its normal course of business. However, we will provide such information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law or legal process.

Cookies. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. This site may use third party cookies, however personally identifiable information is not collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are used to determine whether a visitor is unique or whether the visitor has viewed our site before. With the exception of the shopping cart portion of our site, cookies are optional and do not affect the operability of our site. While most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you before accepting them. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser.

Nonpersonally-identifiable information. This site also collects nonpersonally-identifiable information. For example, as you browse this Web site we may collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. Via web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our site, which page(s) are visited on our site, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., aol.com, hotmail.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our site (e.g., Mozilla FireFox, Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.).

Retention. We reserve the right to retain personally-identifiable information collected through this site for the length of our business relationship with you. In some cases, we will retain the information for a longer period if required to do so by law, regulation, or the Individual Reference Services Group Industry Principles.

Use of data

Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates this policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by Health Tech Services, LLC to protect our legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this Policy. In the event you choose to use links that appear on this web site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those sites.

Minors

People aged thirteen or younger are not allowed to become registered users of this site. For more information, please contact us.

Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a message being sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is contained in your user settings.

NO GUARANTEES

While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet these standards, Health Tech Services, LLC is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond the site editor's control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, Health Tech Services, LLC offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or nondisclosure of data.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or this web site, please feel free to contact us.