Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF WEBSITE

 

(Effective January 1, 2018)

 

Please Review This Notice Carefully

 

By using this website, you acknowledge that Spring Fertility is providing material for informational purposes only and that neither Spring Fertility nor any of its doctors, nurses, or other personnel or any of their agents, affiliates, partners, or licensors are providing any materials to you for the purposes of giving you medical advice. Further by using this site, you agree that in no way does such use establish a professional, medical care, or physician-patient relationship between you and our practice.

 

You should not rely on the materials in deciding on a treatment plan, drug usage, medical procedure, or any other medical advice regarding the materials, and Spring Fertility strongly urges that you consult with a licensed physician in connection with any and all treatment options that may be available to you.

 

In no event shall Spring Fertility or its agents, affiliates, partners, or licensors be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss related to the use of our websites, whether in an action of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, or other tortious action arising out of or in connection with the use of the materials contained on this site.

 

Security. We take reasonable measures to help protect personal information collected through the Site from loss, theft, misuse, and other unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Site.

 

Children’s Privacy.  This Site is not designed nor intended to be used by children (anyone under the age of 13). We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any information to us.

 

Types of Information We Collect and How We May Use Them. Through your use of this website, we may collect several types of information through the Services:

A. Personal Information.  Personal information is information that can be used by itself, or combined with other information, to personally identify you (“Personal Information”). We may automatically collect information that you submit when you visit our Site, including registration information (your name, email or postal address, telephone number and user name and password), your device’s IP address, and statistics about how you use the website. Information that has been de-identified such that it cannot be connected to an individual is not considered Personal Information for purposes of this Policy. In addition to logging information about your visit, we or other third-party sites may use various tracking mechanisms such as cookies, web beacons and embedded scripts (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) to automatically collect information about interactions with our Site or e-mails.

B. Cookies are small text files that a web page server places on your hard drive. The use of cookies is a common practice on many websites. We may place cookies on your computer to allow us to recognize you on the website during future visits, to measure web traffic, to offer you certain products or services, or to customize your visit. Your internet browser may include settings that permit you to block cookies or to be notified when cookies are placed. Please be aware that if you use these mechanisms to block or remove cookies, certain features and functions of the website may be unavailable or may not operate optimally.

C. Web Beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” that are embedded in web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be used for various purposes, such as to count the number of visitors to the website, to monitor how users navigate the website, or to verify how many articles or links were actually viewed.

D. Embedded Scripts are designed to collect information about your interactions with the website. These scripts are temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server, or the server of a third party with whom we work.

E. Emails and Other Communications and Your Choices. If you have provided us with your contact information, such as email address, postal address, or telephone number, we may use that information to communicate with you regarding our services or to address your questions.  If you have given us consent by providing us your contact information, we may from time to time, subject to your marketing preferences, send you educational, marketing, product support, and research emails.

F. Social Media.  We have a presence on various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We receive from them anonymized and aggregated demographic and use information related to our presence on the respective social media platform(s) when you choose to visit us on those sites or to communicate with us. Please be aware that social media websites, including Facebook, have different privacy policies and our privacy policy does not apply on those sites. If you visit another website, we encourage you to read that website or web platform’s privacy policy.

G. Social Media Plugins. This website may use social media plugins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button, “Share to Twitter” button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our website, the operator of the social plugin may place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into the social media website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) while browsing on our website, the social plugins allow that social media websites to share data about your activities on our website with other users of their social media website. For example, Facebook Social Plugins allows Facebook to show your Likes and comments on our pages to your Facebook friends. Facebook Social Plugins also allows you to see your friends’ Facebook activity on our website. Our practice does not control any of the content from the social media plugins. For more information about social plugins from other social media websites you should refer to those sites’ privacy and data sharing statements.

H. Links to Third Party Sites.  Some of our websites may contain links to other websites or other articles contained on such websites on the Internet that are not under the control of or maintained by our practice. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by us of those other websites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. You acknowledge that our practice is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and you agree that we are not responsible for the content of such websites. Your use of these other linked websites is subject to the respective terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked websites.

 

Additional Privacy Guidelines for Patients.  In addition to these terms and conditions, if you are a patient of our practice who has signed informed consent forms with us, please read Notice of Patients’ Privacy Rights, available on our website and upon written request.    

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