Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for information collected by DERMASCOPE Magazine and DERMASCOPE.com, as well as any other services that display or link to this privacy policy. By visiting DERMASCOPE.com or participating in a service that links to this policy, users agree to and accept the practices set forth in this policy.

 

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

DERMASCOPE is the sole owner of the information collected on this website and any other services linked to this privacy policy. DERMASCOPE collects and has access to information that users voluntarily submit via e-mail, forms on this website, forms on other services linked to this policy, or any other direct contact. DERMASCOPE will not sell or rent this information to anyone. 

 

An example of the type of information collected includes personal identifiers, such as an individual’s name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. DERMASCOPE will not obtain any personal information about users unless they voluntarily choose to provide that information. This personal information that users choose to provide will be used for business purposes only.

 

Non-personal information may also be gathered through a user’s website visit. This may include a website visitor’s viewing behaviors, like content item visits, date and time of access, and click thrus. It may also include certain non-identifiable information, such as the type of browser or operating system the visitor is using, the domain name of their internet service provider, and their Internet Protocol (IP) address. Such information is used so that relevant content, advertising, and promotional offers can be delivered during the user’s current and future visits to the website and to enhance overall user experience.

 

DERMASCOPE uses any information collected for the benefit of users. DERMASCOPE does not share information with any third-party organizations.

 

Unless a user asks otherwise, DERMASCOPE may contact users via e-mail to tell them about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy. 

 

Though unlikely, there may be instances when DERMASCOPE is required by law, legal process, litigation, or requests from public or governmental authorities to provide access to its databases or to disclose information about its users. DERMASCOPE may also disclose information about users if they determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect its operations or other users or to enforce the terms and conditions set forth in this policy. In those instances, information is disclosed only for that purpose.

 

In the event that DERMASCOPE is acquired by, merges with, or sells its assets to a third party or becomes aligned with another company or business entity, DERMASCOPE reserves the right to transfer any and all information collected to the relevant third party, who shall be entitled to use this information, in accordance with the terms set forth in this privacy policy.

 

SHARING OF INFORMATION

DERMASCOPE may share aggregated demographic information with its partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

 

For subscriptions and other services, DERMASCOPE uses an outside shipping company to ship orders and a credit card processing company to bill users for services. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling orders.

 

COOKIES

DERMASCOPE uses cookies and similar tools to analyze how visitors use their website and to monitor website performance. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the website visitor’s hard drive to help improve their access to the website and to identify repeat visitors to the website. For instance, through cookies, DERMASCOPE identifies subscribers and ensures they have access to subscription-only pages. Cookies can also enable DERMASCOPE to track and target the interests of users to enhance their experience on the website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.

 

Some of DERMASCOPE’s advertisers may use cookies on DERMASCOPE.com. However, DERMASCOPE has no access to or control over these cookies.

 

By choosing to disable cookies, users understand that they may limit their own access to content on DERMASCOPE.com.

 

OTHER SERVICES THAT LINK TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Examples of other services that might link to this privacy policy include, but are not limited to, surveys, contests, subscription orders, polls, drawings, or participation in DERMASCOPE’s online forums and communities. These services may request information from users. Participation in these services is completely voluntary and, therefore, users may choose whether or not to participate and disclose this information. Information requested may include personal information, such as name, address, phone number, credit card information, or email address, and demographic information, such as zip code and age. Information collected will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of these services and is subject to all terms of use indicated by this privacy policy.

 

SECURITY

DERMASCOPE takes precautions to protect users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via DERMASCOPE.com or services that link to this privacy policy, their information is protected both online and offline.

 

Wherever DERMASCOPE collects sensitive information, such as credit card data, that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. Users can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of their web browser or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

 

While DERMASCOPE uses encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, it also protects information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job, such as billing or customer service, are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers on which personally identifiable information is stored are kept in a secure environment.

 

LINKS

DERMASCOPE.com and services linking to this privacy policy may contain links to other websites. However, DERMASCOPE is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other such websites. DERMASCOPE encourages its users to be aware when they leave DERMASCOPE.com (or a service linked to this policy) to read the privacy statements of any other website that collects personally identifiable information.

 

CONTROL OF INFORMATION 

Users may opt out of having information collected or any future contact from DERMASCOPE at any time. They can also do the following, at any time, by contacting DERMASCOPE via the e-mail address or phone number provided at the end of this policy:

  • see what data DERMASCOPE has collected about the user, if any
  • change or correct any data that has been collected about the user
  • ask DERMASCOPE to delete any data collected about the user
  • express any concern they have about DERMASCOPE’s use of their data

 

MINORS

DERMASCOPE.com and any other services linked to this privacy policy are only intended for use by individuals 18 years of age or older. DERMASCOPE does not knowingly collect any personal information from minors.

 

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

This policy is subject to change at any time without notice to any user of DERMASCOPE.com or other services linked to this policy. Any changes will be posted here.

 

For any questions or concerns regarding terms expressed in this privacy policy, individuals may contact DERMASCOPE at 469-429-9300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..