(Updated on January 01, 2024)
Welcome to DoctorAlerts (“we,” “us,” or “our”) operating www.doctoralerts.com (the “Site”). This document outlines our commitment to safeguarding your privacy and details our practices regarding the collection, usage, and disclosure of Personal Information gathered from users of the Site.
Who We Are
Our website address is: https://www.doctoralerts.com.
Information Collection And Use
We utilize your Personal Information solely to enhance the Site’s functionality and user experience. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information as outlined in this policy. While browsing DoctorAlerts’ Internet pages is feasible without disclosing personal data, terms used herein are consistent with our Terms and Conditions, accessible at www.doctoralerts.com.
When uploading images to the website, exercise caution by refraining from including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) in the images. Visitors to the website retain the ability to download and extract any location data embedded within the images available on the website.
Personal Data Collection and Purpose
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect information provided in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to aid in spam detection.
Data Retention Duration
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This facilitates automatic recognition and approval of follow-up comments, bypassing moderation queues.
For registered users, personal information provided in user profiles is stored. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with website administrators having similar access. However, it’s important to note that the ability to change the username is restricted.
User Rights Over Data
Users with accounts or comments can request an exported file of their personal data, including any information they provided. Additionally, users can request the deletion of their personal data. However, certain data may be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If a password reset is requested, the IP address is included in the reset email.
Embedded Content Disclosure
Articles featured on this site may contain embedded content such as videos, images, and articles. It’s important to note that embedded content from external websites functions in the same manner as if the visitor has directly visited the external site.
These external websites have the potential to collect data about you, deploy cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking mechanisms, and observe your interactions with the embedded content. This monitoring includes tracking your engagement with the embedded content, especially if you have an account and are logged in to that particular external website.
Users should be aware that interactions with embedded content are subject to the privacy policies and data collection practices of the external websites hosting the content. It is recommended to review the privacy policies of these external sites for a comprehensive understanding of how your data is handled.
Contacting Us Through the Website
The DoctorAlerts website provides convenient electronic contact options, facilitating swift communication and direct interaction with us. This includes the provision of a general electronic mail address (e-mail).
When a data subject initiates contact with the controller through email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted voluntarily by the data subject is automatically stored. This information, provided at the discretion of the data subject, is retained for the sole purpose of processing inquiries or establishing communication with the data subject.
It is important to emphasize that there is no sharing or transfer of this personal data to third parties. The privacy and confidentiality of information shared through these contact channels are prioritized and maintained.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) COMPLIANCE
DoctorAlerts assumes the role of a Data Controller for your information.
- Performance of a Contract: DoctorAlerts may collect and use your personal information as necessary for the fulfillment of contractual obligations.
- Your Consent: If you have granted explicit permission, DoctorAlerts may process your personal information accordingly.
- Legitimate Interests: Processing personal information aligns with DoctorAlerts’s legitimate interests, ensuring a balanced and beneficial approach.
- Legal Compliance: DoctorAlerts may collect and use personal information to comply with legal obligations.
Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) possess specific data protection rights. If you are an EEA resident and wish to be informed about the Personal Information held by DoctorAlerts or request its removal from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- Right to Access: You can inquire about, access, or request updates or deletions of the information held about you.
- Right of Rectification: You have the right to correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
- Right to Object: You can object to the processing of your personal information.
- Right of Restriction: Under certain conditions, you can restrict the processing of your personal information.
- Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive your personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
- Right to Withdraw Consent: If processing relies on your consent, you have the right to withdraw it at any time.
DoctorAlerts is committed to upholding these rights and ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.
DoctorAlerts adheres to a standard procedure involving the use of log files. This practice is commonplace among websites, as it is a fundamental aspect of hosting services’ analytics. Log files are utilized to record the actions of visitors during their website visits. The information gathered by these log files encompasses internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamps, referring/exit pages, and, potentially, the number of clicks.
It is crucial to emphasize that the information collected through log files is not associated with any personally identifiable details. The primary purpose of utilizing this information is for the analysis of trends, site administration, tracking users’ movements on the website, and compiling demographic information. This data aids in enhancing the overall user experience and site functionality.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
Similar to numerous other websites, DoctorAlerts utilizes ‘cookies.’ These cookies serve to store information, encompassing visitors’ preferences and the specific pages on the website that they access or visit. The collected information is employed to enhance users’ experiences by tailoring our web page content according to visitors’ browser type and/or other relevant information.
Cookies are files containing a small amount of data, often comprising an anonymous unique identifier. These files are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. While you have the option to instruct your browser to decline all cookies or provide alerts when a cookie is being sent, it’s important to note that rejecting cookies may limit your access to certain sections of our Site.
In the event that you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to opt-in for saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are designed for your convenience, eliminating the need to re-enter your details when posting subsequent comments. The duration of these cookies is set to last for one year. This ensures a seamless and user-friendly experience during repeated interactions with our Site.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website incorporates the Google Analytics component, enhanced with the anonymizer function. Google Analytics is a web analytics service focused on the collection, gathering, and analysis of data regarding the behavior of website visitors. The primary objective of web analytics is to optimize website performance and conduct a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. The Google Analytics component on our website is instrumental in analyzing the traffic and user engagement on our platform.
These resources provide valuable insights into how your data is handled and the terms governing the use of Google Analytics on our website.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This precautionary advice emphasizes the importance of understanding the privacy practices of external websites, as they may differ from our own. Users are encouraged to exercise due diligence and familiarize themselves with the policies governing the sites they visit through external links on our platform.
GOOGLE DOUBLECLICK DART COOKIE AND USE OF GOOGLE ADSENSE
This website incorporates Google AdSense, an online service designed for advertising placement on third-party sites. Google AdSense operates on an algorithm that selects advertisements for display on third-party sites, aligning them with the content of the respective third-party site. The system employs interest-based targeting to tailor ads to the preferences of Internet users, accomplished through the generation of individual user profiles.
These resources provide a comprehensive understanding of Google’s data collection practices and its use of the DoubleClick Dart cookie in conjunction with Google AdSense. Users are encouraged to review this information to make informed choices regarding their online privacy preferences.
It is essential to note that DoctorAlerts lacks access to or control over the cookies employed by third-party advertisers. Users are encouraged to be aware of and review the privacy policies of these external advertising partners for a comprehensive understanding of their data collection practices and policies.
THIRD-PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES
Users have the option to disable cookies through their individual browser settings. For more detailed information on cookie management with specific web browsers, users can visit the respective websites of their browsers. Additional insights into what cookies are can also be found through these resources.
USE OF WP ROCKET
This website incorporates WP Rocket, a caching and performance optimization plugin designed to enhance the loading speed of WordPress websites.
For additional information and insights into the data protection provisions of WP Rocket, you can refer to WP Rocket Terms. This resource will provide a more comprehensive understanding of how WP Rocket functions and its impact on the performance optimization of WordPress websites, along with relevant data protection measures.
USE OF GOOGLE+
This website includes the integration of the Google+ button as a component. Google+ is a social network, serving as a virtual meeting place and online community on the Internet. Social networks typically enable users to communicate, interact, and share experiences in a digital space. They serve as platforms for the exchange of opinions and information within the Internet community, encompassing both personal and business-related content. Google+ specifically facilitates users in creating private profiles, uploading photos, and connecting through friend requests.
For further details and insights into Google’s data protection provisions, you can visit Google Privacy Policies. Additional references about the Google+ 1 button can be found on Google’s Developer Page.
These resources offer a comprehensive understanding of Google’s policies regarding data protection and the functionalities associated with the Google+ button integration on this website.
USE OF INSTAGRAM
This website incorporates components of the Instagram service. Instagram qualifies as an audiovisual platform, providing users with the ability to share photos and videos, as well as distribute such content across various social networks.
USE OF PINTEREST
This website integrates components of Pinterest Inc. Pinterest is a social network that functions as an Internet social meeting place and online community. Social networks, in general, enable users to communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space, serving as platforms for the exchange of opinions, experiences, and the sharing of personal or company-related information. Pinterest specifically allows users to publish picture collections, individual images, and descriptions on virtual pinboards (referred to as “pins”), which can be shared through re-pins by other users or commented on.
USE OF TWITTER (X)
This website integrates components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service that enables users to publish and share short messages, known as ‘tweets,’ limited to 280 characters. These messages are available to everyone, including users who are not logged into Twitter. Tweets are also displayed to the followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who subscribe to a user’s tweets. Twitter further allows users to reach a broader audience through the use of hashtags, links, or retweets.
Ensuring the protection of children online is a top priority for us. We urge parents and guardians to actively observe, participate in, and monitor their children’s online activities.
DoctorAlerts is committed to not knowingly collecting any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that your child has provided such information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us promptly. We are dedicated to making every effort to swiftly remove any such information from our records.
Safeguarding your Personal Information is a paramount concern for us. It’s crucial to note that achieving absolute security in the transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is a complex task, with no method being 100% foolproof. Despite our dedication to employing commercially acceptable measures to protect your Personal Information, absolute security cannot be guaranteed. We are committed to ongoing efforts to enhance and fortify our security protocols.