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Privacy Policy

Introduction

Spineopedia.com (Spineopedia) is committed to honoring and respecting the privacy and anonymity of the individuals using its website(s) and/or services. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform the individuals about the collection, processing and protection of information done by Spineopedia; what information we collect, why we collect this information and how we use this information.

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed regularly to reflect the up-to-date practices of Spineopedia.

Collection of Personal Information and Limitations

Spineopedia collects personal information only when it is voluntarily provided for a particular service or feature of Spineopedia. The information collected concerns primarily communication details, such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, web addresses, and IP addresses. For users commenting on article reviews, the webmaster might provide a login/password in order to access any restricted areas. This information is used mainly during the comment submission process, but also when submitting a complaint or giving feedback, subscribing to our newsletters, participating in a survey and/or applying for another service we provide.

Any personal information voluntarily provided to Spineopedia by users and visitors of Spineopedia’s websites is kept in the strictest confidence. This information is stored in the Spineopedia database. Only Spineopedia staff members, and only for the duration of their contracts, have access to the information stored in Spineopedia database. Personal information provided voluntarily by you is used only for the purposes it was provided for. Spineopedia will ask individuals to explicitly consent to their personal information being used for any other reason than the one provided for.

Rights to Confirm and to Ask to Remove Your Personal Data

You have the right to ask if Spineopedia holds any personal information about you, to ensure that it is accurate and to have access to it, as provided by law. To protect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to, or making corrections to, your personal information.

Removal and Storage of Personal Data

The information collected by Spineopedia will be removed from Spineopedia database upon your request and in case the reason for which the personal data had been collected is terminated.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Spineopedia does not share, rent, sell or trade any personal information with any third party and the personal information will be kept confidential, except if otherwise explicitly agreed or if it is otherwise provided by law. No third parties have access to the Spineopedia database.

Collection of Impersonal Information

Spineopedia collects impersonal data for different services and purposes. Impersonal information can be used for technical, statistical and research purposes. Spineopedia ensures that all shared information is made anonymous.

Impersonal information is always collected when someone visits one of Spineopedia’s websites to analyze how users use the website and improve our websites and services. For further information, see below under ‘Cookies / Third-Party Services’.

Cookies / Third-Party Services

Spineopedia uses cookies to improve the use of its website.

The Spineopedia website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. This tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on a computer, to collect standard Internet log information as well as visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the IP address) is transmitted to Google. After this the information is used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Spineopedia website.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use this statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of the visitors of the Spineopedia site. Google won’t associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of the computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any other source, unless you explicitly provide this information to us.

For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here, https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

The Spineopedia website uses ShareThis, a sharing service that easily allows visitors to share articles through social media. This tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on a computer, to collect standard sharing and usage behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the ShareThis service is transmitted to ShareThis. No personal information is collected from ShareThis. For further information on the privacy policy concerning ShareThis, please go here, http://www.sharethis.com/privacy/.

If a user logs into the Spineopedia website, a session cookie is created for the purposes of identifying that a user is logged in, and has proper authority to access restricted areas of the Spineopedia website. This cookie is set to expire after a certain period of time, or whenever the user logs off of the website.

You can set your browser not to accept Spineopedia cookies. Disabling the cookies does not affect navigation on the Spineopedia website.

Links to Third Parties

This privacy policy applies to Spineopedia websites and services only. We do not exercise control over the sites listed in our search engines or sites that include Spineopedia applications, products or services, or links within our various services (e.g. social media sites). The other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you to always read the confidentiality statement of any website you may visit.

Comments

Spineopedia allows users to submit comments to article reviews, and in doing so, we collect and store user information such as names, email addresses, web addresses, comment text, and IP addresses. This information is used for moderation of comments, and replies to comments from other users or moderators. All comments are manually moderated by Spineopedia staff, in large part to limit automated SPAM submissions, but also to ensure proper comment decorum. Email addresses and IP addresses are never public, but user submitted names, website addresses, and comments are publicly accessible by anyone.

Users are permitted to submit a website address in the comment form. While we are not condoning advertising, we are respecting users’ wish for further comment attribution. However, blatant advertising in the comment form with little to no relevant substance to the discussion will be regarded as SPAM, and therefore, denied being published without notifying the user. Inflammatory comments and personal attacks will also be unpublished and/or marked as SPAM without notifying the user.

Ads

Spineopedia.com is completely self-funded. No outside funds are accepted or used. This website does not utilize paid advertising as a source of revenue. Therefore, no ads will appear on our website.

Liability of Spineopedia

Spineopedia does its utmost to provide trustworthy and reliable information. If you find any mistakes, please notify us as soon as possible and we will try to correct them in the shortest delay possible.

You agree that your use of the Spineopedia websites is at your own risk. The website, including all content, software, functions, services, materials, and/or information made available or accessed through the website, is provided “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind. In no event shall Spineopedia be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the website or with the delay or inability to use same, or with hypertext or graphic links to third parties, or for any information and services obtained through the website.

Applicable Laws

Spineopedia adheres to US privacy principles and commits to respect the US laws on protection of personal data.

Language of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy has been formed in English. If any translation has been provided for your convenience, you agree that the English version of the Privacy Policy will govern the relationship between you and Spineopedia. If there would be any contradiction between the English language version and a translated version, then the English version shall take precedence.

Modifications of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy can be modified from time to time. We recommend checking this information on a regular basis.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us via http://www.spineopedia.com/contact/

Date Last Modified

August 16, 2017