The Dermatology Institute of Boston (DIB) has this security and privacy statement in order to document and communicate its commitment to doing business with the highest ethical standards and appropriate internal controls.
We respect our web users' privacy. Information that our web users entrust to DIB will be handled with the greatest care, and DIB will not use the information in ways to which one have not consented or is not required by law.
Sites Covered by this Policy
Links to Other Sites
This site contains a number of links to other sites. DIB is not responsible for the security or privacy practices of these sites, the products or services offered by these sites, or the content appearing at these sites. DIB does not endorse any of the products or services marketed at these other sites.
WEB SITE INFORMATION GATHERING
DIB recognizes the importance of keeping the information we collect about its web users confidential. We always take great care to protect what each one entrust to us. DIB is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our websites.
Personal Information Gathering
We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information (PII) about our web site visitors. Only for statistics and through the Google Analytics (analytics.google.com) and BlueHost (bluehost.com) services, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computers / devices used, the browser software used, the operating systems used, and the websites from which our visitors link directly to our site, may be recorded. Through the mentioned services, we evaluate and use this information to determine how many visitors we have to different pages on our web site, to detect and correct systems problems, and to improve the usability of our web site. This information is not connected to individual names or personal identities.
Explicit Information Gathering
One can examine our entire web site without providing any information whatsoever. However, the use of our websites' "request-for-more-information" / contact forms, requires users to give us contact information. This information is used to provide information to those who inquire about our services or products, to answer specific questions and to handle related business matters. This information is also used to get in touch with customers when necessary, if it was specifically asked. We don't use this information gathered through these contact forms to any other actions.
We also have a "Subscribe to DIB Email Updates" form, managed through a MailChimp (mailchimp.com) service, to build a mailing list of users that specifically express the intention of receiving information, from time to time, about products and services that we think will be of interest.
Covert Information Gathering
Precautions For Children
DIB does not attempt to collect personal information from children, and we do not provide services directly to children alone. The DIB website is not directed to children under age 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 18. If a child sends personal information to us, and this information can be identified as originating from a child, the information will be deleted. We cannot always determine which information originates with a user that is a child. We do not maintain databases about children.
Opt-in Email Lists
We use email lists that we have assembled through the MailChimp service described above, from our registered patients or from people who have indicated they want additional information about our services.
Third Party Product Distribution
Email List Privacy
With the above exception, DIB does not sell, rent or share its email lists with any other third parties. We do not link our email lists to any other databases. We do not store emails or individual information on our hosting provider's web server.
Third Party Ads
No pages of our web site contain advertisements from third-parties not affiliated with DIB.
DIB does not use software to track online behavior of web site visitors, including their visits to other web sites.
There may be times when we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted. Unless we are legally prohibited to do so, we will do our best to provide you with notice that a request for your information has been made to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
Our site is protected with a variety of security measures such as passwords and physical access controls. We also employ a variety of other mechanisms to ensure that data you provide is not lost, misused, or altered inappropriately. These controls include data confidentiality policies and regular backups.
Please be aware that the information you send to us in the information request / contact form or in an email message, will not be encrypted. Do not send any confidential information within clear text forms or email messages. If you want to give us confidential information, please call us at the number given at the bottom of this page.
Storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
We do not store any personally identifiable information on our hosting provider's web server.
Policies and Procedures
DIB has internal policies and procedures to limit access to one's information to only those who have a business need to view it.
Sensitive Communicating Via Email and Web Page
Sending Confidential Information: web sites visitors must not use this site to submit confidential information to DIB. To arrange for the delivery of highly sensitive information, contact DIB directly by calling (857-317-2057) to communicate any confidential information.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Access to Personal Information
We make every effort to keep our records accurate. We will make appropriate changes when you notify us. If you want to view, update or delete the information we have about you in our database, please contact DIB directly by calling (857-317-2057). We will follow procedures to verify your identity before providing this information, to further protect your privacy.
Your Opt-In and Opt-Out Decisions
Services Information: If you would like to receive information regarding our services or publications, please fill out our contact form or subscribe to DIB email updates.
If you have a question about our privacy practices, please use our contact form or any of the contacts available at the bottom of this page.
If you are currently on our email list and wish to be removed, please send an email to email@example.com, use our contact form or manage your subscription directly with MailChimp.
Customer Information Requests
With respect to this web site, there are two options regarding your personal information:
- if you wish to contact us about our products or services, then you need to disclose your contact information so that we can service your request;
- if you wish to remove your name and related information from our contact database, we will promptly take action to comply with your request. We are pleased to process address error correction notices and address change requests through any of below provided channels.
The Dermatology Institute of Boston
185 Dartmouth Street, Suite 404
Boston, MA 02116