Last modified: February 1st 2021
Middle Path Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, Inc.SM ("Company" or "We") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. This policy describes the information we may collect from you when you visit http://www.acupuncture-boston.com ("Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy only applies to information we collect on this Website. It does not apply to information collected by the use of our contact information listed on the website (e.g., if you send an email to the email address listed on the website). Important: communication with us by email about any health conditions or personal information is NOT HIPAA secure. Should you wish to contact us to discuss your health, please call the office directly.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Website is intended for users over the age of 18 and not for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use this Website or provide any information on this Website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information accordingly. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including:
Information that is about you, but does not identify you individually, such as information collected automatically, which may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. Information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.
Your IP address.
We collect this information:
As you navigate through the site automatically. From third parties, for example, our business partners.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
We may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). The information we collect is generally statistical data. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better, more personalized service, by enabling us to: estimate audience and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, speed up your searches, and recognize you when you return to our Website. The technologies we may use for this automatic data collection may include:
Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Unless you adjust your browser setting, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. If you select this setting, you may be unable to access parts of our Website.
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as browser cookies.
Web Beacons. Pages of our Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us:
To present our Website and its contents to you.
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may also disclose your personal information that is incidentally collected on the website (e.g., an IP address):
If we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the rights or safety of Middle Path Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, Inc.SM, our customers, or others, including exchanging information with companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the information you provide to us.
Promotional Offers from the Company. We do not currently maintain an email list or collect email addresses through our website. If you have received an unwanted email from our Company, please contact us using the Contact Information below.
Targeted Advertising. Third parties may collect information about your online activities in order to provide targeted advertising. We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information. You may also contact us to request access to, correct, or delete any information. We may not accommodate a request if we believe the change would violate any law or cause the information to be incorrect.
Unfortunately, the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of our Website. Any use of the Website is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.