Confidentiality & Privacy Statement
Confidentiality & Privacy Statement
Basic Confidentiality Policy
Where personal information is required for use of the website or in interacting with the Internet, it is Dr. Kern’s policy that information, such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number, is considered private and confidential. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location using industry-standard methods. These methods include requiring unique user names and passwords, secure connections, and restricting access authorization levels to only appropriate personnel. Personal information is accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used only for the purposes for which the information was originally provided, such as to reply to requests for information or to schedule appointments.
No Release of Information to Third Parties
Personal information collected as a function of this website will not be released to third parties except to further the original purpose for which you provide the information or if such release is required by law.
Compilation of Statistical Log Information
Statistical log information is used only for aggregate analyses. It is the only “passive” data method we use. It is a popular method used by most Web sites online today. It means that our web server records every time a computer accesses our server with the time, day, resource accessed, and resource referred by. No personally identifiable information can be extracted from this information. We regularly compile these statistics to measure the number of visitors to our website, the requests we receive for particular information on our website, and the Internet Protocol (IP) number that those requests come from. These statistics may be used by Dr. Kern to improve this website in an ongoing effort to provide better information and services to the public.
All data, except these statistical logs, require active participation on your part. If you visit our website and don’t want to participate in consultation appointments or send us an email, we will not know anything personally identifiable about you.
If you indicate that you would like to receive future announcements and notices from Dr. Kern, your e-mail address will be added to the appropriate and confidential, in-house email list. If at any time you change your mind and would like to remove your name from any list or, if you wish to correct your personal information, please contact me by using the Contact Page.
Choices and Consent
Dr. Kern will only use the information you provide us for the intended purpose. We never place people on a mailing list or contact people for marketing or other purposes. We never share the information we collect on this website with other third-parties.
The foregoing policies are effective as of September 1, 2004. Dr. Marc F. Kern reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
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No data on this website may be reproduced, stored in another retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, microfilm or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Dr. Marc F. Kern. The opinions contained on this website are Dr. Marc F. Kern’s. All material provided on the HabitDoc.com website is provided for informational or educational purposes only. Dr. Marc F. Kern cannot provide individual clinical or therapy recommendations for persons consulting this site unless they have specifically retained Dr. Kern for this purpose and he addresses them individually. Consult your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your problems or medical condition.