INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you register with the Website, you elect to provide us with contact information, such as your name, physical and electronic address, phone number, and other similar contact details to receive our services, educational and general information and/or company, industry or other updates, as we may share from time-to-time. Additional enrollment information is also collected to better serve our users and to assemble industry data and insight. Such information may also be shared with our affiliated companies.
When an order is placed, the Company requests data including: contact information such as name and address; financial information such as bank accounting information, or credit card number, expiration date, billing address, and billing phone number. If we encounter difficulty when processing an order, this contact information is used to contact the user. This information is harvested from a secure area and encrypted for our customers' protection. It is not sold or shared with any outside company or unrelated entity, unless so required under the order of a court, or in collection efforts for mitigating losses due to challenged transactions.
In addition to information that you provide us voluntarily, the Company may collect aggregate information in the form of IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from the Website, our servers log your IP address and certain other information, such as browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, data/time stamp, and clickstream data. We do not link this automatically-collected data to any data that is personally identifiable to you. Although your Website session may be logged, the automatically-collected data will not reveal to us any personally identifiable information about you.
Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
Cookies and other user tracking devices (e.g., locally stored objects) may be stored in your computer's hard drive when you visit our Website. These tracking devices may also be used to help us speed up your future activities or to improve your experience by remembering the information that you have already provided to us. We do not use these devices to retrieve information from your computer that was not voluntarily provided by you. The use of these devices is an industry standard. Some of our business partners may also use these devices to provide us with anonymous data and information regarding the use of the Website. At your option, you may block or delete tracking devices from your hard drive. However, by disabling such tracking devices, you may not have access to the entire set of features of the Website. For information on how to disable and manage such tracking devices, please consult user preferences of your web browser.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
We may use information collected from you in the following ways:
We may use information for internal user activity and marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst our consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to the Website.
We may use your personal information in order to communicate with you about our products and services, which may take place through third party communications companies.
Information that you post on or through the public areas of the Website (e.g., chat rooms, blogs, bulletin boards, and discussion groups) are generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others. Users of our websites are encouraged to exercise caution when providing personal information about themselves in public or interactive areas. In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including, without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us.
We may transfer your personal information to third parties under confidentiality obligations for the performance of services provided to us or in connection with the administration and support of the activities noted above (e.g., the administration of a marketing campaign via e-mail or through SMS).
We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, we cannot represent, warrant, or guarantee that communications between you and us, or personal information stored on our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, loss, misuse, or alterations. THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE, OR COMPROMISE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. USERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED AND AGREE THAT THEY SUBMIT SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION AT THEIR OWN RISK.
ACCESS TO, MODIFICATION OF, AND CORRECTION OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
You may request that we provide you the information we hold about you, update your information, or ask us to remove your information, or to correct any inaccuracies in such personal data by sending an email to email@example.com. We will use reasonable efforts to respond to your request within a reasonable time. However, certain data may not be deleted as it comprises student records as we may be required to maintain. Use of our website and enrollment within course(s) constitutes your acceptance that student records for enrollments cannot be deleted.
The Texas Laser Institute Website or its marketing/e-mail correspondence may include a referral service that allows you to tell a friend about the Texas Laser Institute or certain content on the Website.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Residents of the State of California have the right to request from certain businesses with whom the California resident has an established business relationship a list of all third parties to which the business, during the immediately preceding calendar year, has disclosed certain personally identifiable information for direct marketing purposes. We are only required to respond to a customer request once during any calendar year. To obtain this information, you should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "California Privacy Rights." In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the California Privacy Rights requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
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