Revised: March 25, 2011

Your privacy is very important to us. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain (a) how we collect, protect, share, and use Personal Information (defined below) and Anonymous Usage Data (defined below) when you use our websites, including the websites currently located at,, and (each a “Site” and collectively “Sites”) and when you otherwise communicate with us; and (b) your choices for managing your information preferences. BY USING ONE OF OUR SITES OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING US WITH INFORMATION, YOU CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

1. Managing Your Information Preferences

You can always review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information, or opt out of our direct marketing efforts, by emailing us at [email protected]. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at [email protected].

2. Collecting Information About You

2.1 Personal Information

There may be times (such as when you subscribe to a service, register with a Site, or to participate in contests, sweepstakes or promotions, etc.) when we ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, birth date, gender, occupation, personal interests, etc. (“Personal Information“).

Whether or not to provide such Personal Information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you may be unable to subscribe to a service, register with Sites, access certain services, offers, and content on our Sites.

2.2 Anonymous Usage Data

In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit us and analyze this data for preferences, trends, and Site usage statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are (“Anonymous Usage Data“).

2.3 Cookies and Web Beacons

We use cookies (a small file containing a string of characters that uniquely identifies your Web browser) and Web beacons (an electronic file placed within a website that monitors usage). We use cookies and Web beacons to improve the quality of the Sites. Most Web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your Web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, certain features of the Sites may not work if you delete or disable cookies. Certain of our Service Providers (defined below) may use cookies, Web beacons and other technologies in connection with the services they perform on our behalf, including, without limitation, marketing and advertising campaigns.

3. How we use Personal Information and Anonymous Usage Data

3.1 General

We use Personal Information and Anonymous Usage Data in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or authorized by you and for internal purposes, such as to notify you of new products or services, to send service notifications, to customize the advertising and content you see, to fulfill your requests for products and services, to improve the Sites, to conduct research, to solicit your feedback and input about the Sites, and to provide more relevant products, services, and advertisements on or through the Sites. Personal Information and Anonymous Usage Data may be combined with data collected from other sources so that we may further improve the relevance of products, services, and advertisements offered on or through the Sites.

3.2 Our Physician Clients

We will not disclose Personal Information to third parties, including for their direct marketing purposes, without your consent, except as explained in this Privacy Policy. We share Personal Information and Anonymous Usage Data with our physician clients so that they can provide you with information that you have indicated you are interested in receiving by providing your information to us. These physician clients or such third parties acting on their behalf will be communicating with you, and their use of your information is governed by their own privacy policies.

3.3 Service Providers

From time to time, we might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers“). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as credit card processing, advertising, analytics tools, widget providers, data management services, Web hosting, and Web development. We provide our Service Providers with the information reasonably necessary for them to perform these services. Each Service Provider must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

3.4 Anonymous Usage Data

We may use, and disclose to third parties, certain Anonymous Usage Data regarding the Sites (e.g., number of visits, page views, number of users who reside in a particular geographic location, etc.). However, such information does not identify you individually.

3.5 Advertising

We may work with third-party marketing and advertising companies which may use information about your visit to the Sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you on the Sites and on third-party websites. From the Sites, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer or use other technologies such as Web beacons or pixel tags. Our Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party advertisement serving company may collect from you. For more information about ad cookies and companies that provide users the ability to “opt-out” of the collection of information from such cookies, please click here.

3.6 Other Transfers

We may share Personal Information and Anonymous Usage Data with entities controlling, controlled by, or under common control with DDC Internet, Inc. In the event that DDC Internet, Inc., or an individual Site, is merged, sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information and Anonymous Usage Data in connection with such transaction.

3.7 Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property or rights of DDC Internet, Inc. or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

4. Communication Tools; Public Areas

Please be advised that, whenever you voluntarily post information to any community or interactive areas of the Sites, such information can and may be accessed by the public. This means that any person or entity with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

5. Security

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Sites, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Sites, and you do so at your own risk.

6. Children’s Privacy Statement

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete the information from our records.

7. Links to Third Party Sites

Our Sites may contain links to websites operated and maintained by third parties, over which we have no control. Privacy policies on such linked sites may be different from our privacy policy. You access such linked sites at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a linked site before disclosing any of your information on such site.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Sites, as applicable. Those changes will go into effect on the Revision Date shown at the top of the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of a Site constitutes your consent to the revised Privacy Policy.