Ozmosis Public Privacy Notice Information
Thank you for visiting the Ozmosis Web site and viewing our privacy statement. This statement addresses collection, use, security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of our site. As used herein “You” and “Your” will refer to each user of the Ozmosis web site.
Ozmosis, Inc. (“Ozmosis”) is the developer and manager of the Ozmosis Web site. Ozmosis is dedicated to protecting your privacy on-line. The following privacy statement outlines how individual information will be handled by Ozmosis while using our services.
Protection of individual privacy is a primary concern; Ozmosis has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site; Please be aware that all information that Ozmosis collects on its web site becomes the property of Ozmosis.
Information obtained from You and other Participants
The Ozmosis web site is created for physicians (M.D. and D.O.) who are licensed to practice or who are retired. When You register to use the web site You will be required to provide certain information about yourself and your credentials that Ozmosis will independently verify through the use of its industry resources prior to accepting You as a participant in web site activities. You will also have the opportunity to add optional information about yourself and your practice. All this information will become a part of your professional profile on the web site and will be available to physicians that participate. Ozmosis will not sell or share any of the information in your profile without Your express written permission.
Information submitted and received during Your participation in the Services of the web site.
During Your use of the web site You and the other physician participants will have the opportunity to participate in discussion groups, post inquiries and responses, engage in real time chat sessions and engage in other professional exchanges such as user to user email. Any information submitted by You to discussion groups or other in other exchanges will be available to other physicians who are authorized users of the web site and You recognize that Ozmosis has no control over the use of that information by others. You are cautioned that in using the web site You remain governed by HIPAA and the laws and customs that are applicable to the physician/patient relationship. The policies of Ozmosis prohibit the use of any patient-identifiable data whatsoever and any disclosure of clinical or nonclinical data that is identifiable to a patient or trial participant. All information submitted through the exchange and participatory functions of the web site become the property of and will be retained by Ozmosis, although Ozmosis will not retain any record of instant chat interchanges.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Ozmosis will retain records of your visits to the web site purely for For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
We use Log analysis tools to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. Our public web site logs do not collect personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse the Ozmosis Web site. When you visit the public Ozmosis Web site and browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
If during your visit to the public Ozmosis Web site you participate in a survey, fill out a Web form, or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
If you send us an email with a question or comment that contains personally identifiable information, or fill out a form that emails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, or to further improve our Web site. We may redirect your message to another government agency that is in a better position to answer your question. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.
Ozmosis will aggregate information about physician visits to and their participation in the activities offered through the web site. Ozmosis does this for the purpose of enhancing the web site and its ability to provide the content and activities desired by the participants and to identify emerging matters of interest in the treatment of disease and to the medical practice. Ozmosis may share aggregated usage information with its trusted partners such as hospitals, medical schools, corporate, governmental and educational partners to assist the profession. In this process Ozmosis will not disclose any information that identifies a participant or the specifics of informational exchanges.
Personal Information and Choice
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e.registering as a user, sending an email, filling out a Web form, or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Ozmosis Web site.
If personal information is requested on the Web site or volunteered by the user, State law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by Federal or State law.
Children under the age of 18 are not authorized to access or use this web site.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult in that it may be subject to public access.
Security, Intrusion, Detection Language
Ozmosis, as developer and manager of the Ozmosis Web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire Ozmosis operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the Ozmosis Web site.
Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Title 18 of the U.S. Code to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Ozmosis Web Site Contact Information
To offer comments about the Ozmosis Web site, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, or to correct any inaccuracies please you can contact The Ozmosis Webmaster at the address below: