Collection and disclosure of information:
To identify uniquely the users that visit our website and to ensure effective communication with the visitors we collect information that can be specifically associated with an individual. We refer to it as ‘personal information’, which includes
illustrations, names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Personal information is collected from only those individuals who we deem eligible and who have requested to receive e-mail or services from us. The personal information that we collect from these qualified individuals is used to provide them with timely updates through e-mail regarding events, services, resources and issues.
As a matter of principle it is our general policy not to make the personal information available to anyone other than our employees, staff, providers and agents.
Online comments and personal information: The visitor’s name city, state and any comments made will be treated as public information. We may also make available online to the press and the public any comments that the user makes along with the city and state.
Opting out and modifying information: Subscribers to our e-mail updates and services are provided with the option to unsubscribe by means of a link contained in all e-mails sent from heart-consult.com. We also collect certain browser information like the IP addresses of the user which are a means of locating the computer or a network on the internet , the number of page hits to analyse the popularity of various content on the site and to enhance the overall user experience on the site. We do not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users' Personal Information through these processes.
Cookies: A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored by a user’s browser that helps a website in uniquely identifying that user’s computer. The option to block or remove cookies are provided in the browser settings.
before linking to that website from heart-consult.com.
Session specific cookies: Heart-consult.com may use session specific cookies to enhance the user experience. These cookies are active only for a short duration and expire once a specific time limit is over or when the browser window is closed. The use of these cookies are permitted by current federal guidelines.
Videos: The videos that are provided on heart-consult.com once clicked to view, a ’persistent cookie’ is set by the third party provider of the content. The persistent cookies is used to help maintain the integrity of video statistics. If the user wishes to
view the video without the presence of persistent cookies the link to download the video is also typically provided alongside.
Privacy of our e-mail lists: We here at heart-consult keep a list of e-mail addresses of interested users who subscribe to receive our e-mail updates and services. Interested individuals should request to join the mailing list. We make use of a list server software to manage the e-mail list and it is configured not to divulge information to anyone other than those whom we authorise. We are not the authors of the above mentioned software and are therefore not responsible for any shortcomings of the software in preserving the anonymity of the users.
Children’s Privacy: Heart-consult.com complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We take care to ensure the safety and privacy of children online and do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. There is a possibility that by fraud or deception we may receive information about children under 13. We will, at the time of verification, obtain parental consent or delete the information completely from our servers if we are notified that the information pertains to children under 13. If you want to inform us about the receipt of information regarding children under 13, you may do so by clicking on the contact link provided on our home page and by sending us a message.
Security: We here at heart-consult are committed to protecting the user’s personal information and we employ various physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to meet that end. We restrict all sorts of unauthorized access to our systems by means of commercially reasonable tools and techniques. We restrict access to personal information and the user also plays a very vital role in protecting his/her personal information. The user should take care to sign out after using a shared computer and also to log out after viewing personal information on any websites. We have links to third party sites on our website and also we use certain agencies whose systems are not under our control. We are not responsible for the contents or the privacy policies of such sites and agencies and we strongly advice the user to examine their privacy policies before accessing them.