What Information is Calhoun gathering about its visitors?
Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. earthlink.net) and an IP Address (e.g. 188.8.131.52). When a visitor requests a page from within the https://www.calhoundds.com website, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you.
How is it being used?
Information collected on calhoundds.com may be used in the following ways:
- Provide promotional communication and other information to you, if you choose to receive them
- Offer the products you want
- Customize your experience
- Improve our website design
- Internal analysis
What about Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. Our website utilizes cookies as a means of providing personalization features to our visitors. For example, we utilize cookies to remember settings (zip codes, accessibility settings, etc.) that you may have made at our website.
The information stored in a cookie cannot be used to identify you personally unless combined with information that you have provided in connection with scheduling an appointment or registering for promotional emails, contests or surveys.
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser’s help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished, and some features may not work as intended.
Calhoun DDS carefully selects third-party vendors to further assist us in better understanding your use of our website. A selected vendor will place unique cookies on your computer to collect information such as IP address, site navigation information within our web properties and email address (if you have provided it). The vendor does not collect your name and address, username, password or credit card information. The vendor analyzes the information it collects and returns it to us so that we may determine whether site improvements are needed. Any selected vendor is required to keep all information that it collects confidential and is prohibited from using data collected from our site for any other purposes.
What other information does Calhoundds.com request?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey, adding you to our mailing list or contacting you for or with additional information you requested. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “No Spam” policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party, without your consent.
Will Calhoun DDS disclose the information collected to Third Parties?
We. will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:
- Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Calhoun DDS.
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Calhoun DDS or visitors of Calhoun DDS.
- Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice or the rights of third parties.
- Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
Additionally, we may disclose your information to certain selected third-party vendors who assist us in the permitted uses of the information collected.
Charles Calhoun, DDS