Last Updated: March 22, 2016
This policy explains our information practices, defines your privacy options and describes how your information is collected and used.
This policy covers the website at www.supedit.com (the “Superior Website”). The Superior Website is owned and operated by Superior Medical Editing Inc., a company organized under the laws of Delaware. Should you have privacy questions or concerns, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using or visiting the Superior Website you agree to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this policy. Superior shall have right at any time and without prior notice, at its sole discretion, to revise this policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by email, by means of a notice the next time you log in to the Superior Website or by means of a notice on the Superior Website homepage. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice. You are responsible for reviewing the Superior Website for any modification to this policy. Any access or use of the Superior Website by you after notice of modifications to this policy shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such modifications.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
This policy applies to all information collected on the Superior Website and any information you provide to Superior. You will most likely provide us personal information to us when you register as a user of Superior Website or participate in certain Superior promotions or events. The personal information we may collect might include: passwords, user names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and credit/debit card numbers. We may also collect email, written, or spoken communications, as well as manuscript information.
BLOGS AND PRODUCT REVIEWS
The Superior Website or Applications may include blogs, product reviews or other message areas that allow users to post or send information to the Superior Website or the Applications. When you post information to the Superior Website or Applications, others can also view that information. We urge you to exercise caution when providing personally identifiable information to Superior, Superior Website or the Applications.
OUR COLLECTION OF YOUR DATA
In addition to the personal information you supply, we may collect certain information to (1) evaluate how visitors, guests, and customers use the Superior Website; or (2) provide you with personalized information or offers. We collect data to make the Superior Website work better for you in the following ways: to improve the design of the Superior Website, to provide personalization on the Superior Website and to evaluate the performance of our marketing programs. The technologies we may use to gather this non-personal information may include “IP” addresses, “cookies”, browser detection, “weblogs” and various “geo-location” tools.
Superior reserves the right to collect and maintain information about you, your institution, or your research from any third party in order to confirm your identity and connections, assure the novelty and originality of your research, or fulfill any other need related to our services, at our discretion. Only the employees and relevant authorities or contractors of Superior will have access to personal, institutional, payment, or author information, and we will maintain the privacy of your confidential information with all reasonable measures within our ability. We do not reveal confidential information within or without Superior except as needed to complete our services, and all Superior employees and contractors sign legally binding confidentiality agreements concerning any personal or content-related information they have access to through our services. We cannot guarantee that authorial, personal, institutional, payment, or content-related information will not be deduced by Superior contractors or gained by third parties through illegal means such as computer hacking or physical theft; nevertheless, we will investigate, prosecute, attempt to gain restitution, and attempt to protect confidential information from any third party that gains access to confidential information of either you or of Superior, but we cannot be held liable for such third party actions. All privacy information seen in our “Secure Payment Page” portion of the site is descriptive and informational, and though we strive to maintain the highest level of security for your payment and other confidential information, we will not be legally liable for any failures to maintain these provisions that are beyond our reasonable control, as determined by us.
HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
Our primary goal in collecting your information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, and positive experience with the Superior Website.
You can register on the Superior Website to receive promotions and updates, or to be contacted for market research purposes. You can control your privacy preferences regarding such marketing communications (see the section below entitled “Your Privacy Preferences”).
From time to time, you may be invited to participate in optional customer surveys or promotions, and Superior may request that you provide some or all of the above listed personal information in those surveys or promotions. We use information collected from surveys and promotions to learn about our customers in order to improve our services and develop new products and services of interest to our customers.
IP addresses define the Internet location of computers and help us better understand the geographic distribution of our visitors and customers and manage the performance of the Superior Website. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you visit the Superior Website, so we can immediately recognize you when you return to the Superior Website and deliver content specific to your interests. You may modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies. If you modify your browser preferences, certain features of the Superior Website may not be available to you.
We may detect the type of web browser you are using to optimize the performance of the Superior Website and to understand the mix of browsers used by our visitors, guests, and customers. To learn about how visitors use the Superior Website, we examine weblogs, which show the paths people take through the Superior Website and how long they spend in certain areas.
We may also compile certain general information related to your use of the Website. You agree that we are authorized to use, reproduce and generally make such information available to third parties in the aggregate, provided that your information shall not include personally identifiable information about you or be attributable to you.
Superior may contract with unaffiliated third parties to provide services such as customer communications, analytics, advertising and other services. When we do this, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties only to provide those services, and they are not authorized to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
Access to your personal data is limited to authorized Superior staff or approved vendors. Although total security does not exist on the Internet, Superior shall make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information that you submit to Superior.
USE OF THE SUPERIOR WEBSITE AND APPLICATIONS BY CHILDREN
THE SUPERIOR WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.
Our entire site and services are maintained in keeping with the Child Online Protection Act of 1998 and relevant US laws.
YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES
When you sign up as a registered user of the Superior Website you may begin receiving marketing communications such as e-mail newsletters, product and service updates and promotions. Our customers generally find this type of information useful. If you do not want to receive these updates, you must “opt-out” by unchecking the “Add me to the mailing list” box on the registration page, or should you choose to opt-out after registering, you can select the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and follow the opt-out instructions or send an email to email@example.com.
HOW TO ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION
Send Superior an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to access, review or correct your personally identifiable information collected by Superior. To protect your privacy and security, Superior requires a user ID and password to verify your identity before granting you the right to access, review or make corrections to your personally identifiable information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. It is also possible that Superior would sell its business (by merger, acquisition or otherwise) or sell all or substantially all of its assets. In any transaction of this kind, customer information, including your personally identifiable information, may be among the assets that are transferred. If we decide to so transfer your personally identifiable information, you will be notified by an email sent to the last know email address in our files or by notice posted on the Superior Website. Though we strive to maintain the highest level of technological, personal, and administrative security, we may not be held legally liable if actions by third parties, or by our editors and consultants, beyond our reasonable control (including but not limited to illegal theft or copying, force majeure, or computer hacking) that affect the security of any of your information in any way.
PRIVACY AND OTHER WEBSITES
The Superior Website may contain links to other websites. Superior is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. This policy only applies to information collected by Superior.