Provider Watch is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the ProviderWatch.com Internet site (the "Site"); it does not apply to other online or offline Provider Watch Internet sites, products or services. By accessing the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.
Other Provider Watch services with links from this Internet site have their own privacy statements which can be viewed by clicking on their links.
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about Provider Watch products and services, entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or service, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing, downloading and/or registering Provider Watch products. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, company or organization name, work e-mail, work phone, work or home address, information about your job function, information about your company, and credit card information.
The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and administer the site.
The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized. In support of these uses, Provider Watch may use personal information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related Provider Watch products or services, and to make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular preference or interests. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with Provider Watch, information collected by Provider Watch Web sites may be combined with information collected by other services.
We may use your personal information to provide you with important information about the product or service that you are using, including critical updates and notifications. Additionally, with your permission, we may send you information about other Provider Watch products and services, and/or share information with Provider Watch partners so they may send you information about their products and services.
Provider Watch may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Provider Watch or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Provider Watch and our family of Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Provider Watch employees or agents, users of Provider Watch products or services, or members of the public.
Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Provider Watch or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of Provider Watch and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission. As described below in the next section, you can access your personal information and make choices about how you wish to be contacted. Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to Provider Watch in the context of other, separately operated, Provider Watch products or services. Provider Watch may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. In some services offered by Provider Watch, contact with the customer is an intrinsic part of the service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service(s) you have chosen.
Provider Watch is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about web site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a Web page, blog or a newsletter. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.
Provider Watch Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow Provider Watch to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Provider Watch may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views.
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our Web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
Provider Watch welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that Provider Watch has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us via our contact form, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.