Last updated: March 1, 2023.
2. Information We Collect
a. Personal Information (PII)
We may collect personal information (PII) such as your name, email address, and phone number when you interact with our Websites or through other sources. PII is distinct from pseudonymous data, as it can directly identify you as an individual, client, or prospective client.
PII may be voluntarily provided when you request more information through a form on our Websites, apply for employment, or engage in other interactions with us. The PII that you are asked to provide, and the reasons for which you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your PII.
We may also collect PII through third-party services for purposes such as job recruitment, using vendor platforms that provide candidate search and data engines for sourcing and recruiting efforts.
b. Pseudonymous Data
We may automatically collect pseudonymous data, which does not directly identify you personally but is linked to your computer or device. We collect this data in the normal course of operating our Websites. When you visit our Websites, we and/or our third-party partners may automatically collect information about your computer, such as IP address, browser type and language, access times, pages visited, and referring website addresses.
We may also collect information about your mobile device, such as the type and model, operating system, carrier name, mobile browser, and applications using our Websites.
Furthermore, we may collect your location information, such as your zip code or the approximate geographic area derived from your IP address.
Pseudonymous data may include cookie data. To learn more about how cookies are used on our Websites, refer to the "Cookies and Similar Technologies" section below.
3. Use of Collected Information
We use the information collected for various purposes, including providing, developing, and improving our products and services, as well as communicating with you. The purposes for which we use your information include:
Responding to inquiries: We use the information you provide to respond to inquiries initiated by you and to provide requested information regarding our products and services.
Communicating with you: We use the information we collect, like your email address, to interact with you directly. For example, we may send you a notification if we detect suspicious activity or inform you about upcoming changes or improvements to our services.
Marketing communications: We may send you marketing communications related to our products, such as newsletters, if you are a client or have chosen to receive them. If you no longer wish to receive marketing email communications or wish to opt out, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions contained in the emails you receive or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting our users and the public: We use the information to help improve the safety and reliability of our services. This includes detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm our company, our users, or the public.
4. Information Sharing and Disclosure
We value the privacy of our users and handle their personal information with care. We only share information with third parties under specific circumstances and conditions, as described below:
Third-party service providers: We may share your information with companies that provide data processing services to help us with our business activities, such as sending email communications on our behalf. These companies are authorized to use your information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Search and advertising partners: We may share data with search and advertising technology partners, who help us deliver ads to users most likely to be interested in them, keep track of the number of users who saw or clicked on a particular ad, and analyze the performance and effectiveness of our ads and those of third parties.
Analytics partners: We may share data with analytics partners to develop insights across our business and improve our products and services. These partners may use the data they collect in accordance with their own privacy policies and our agreements.
Legal requirements: We may disclose your information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
Business transfers: If our company is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your information may be transferred to the new owner as part of the transaction. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Websites of any change in ownership or uses of your information, as well as any choices you have regarding your information.
5. Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies are data files stored on your browser or device, used to remember user preferences and behaviors over time. They enable websites to recognize your device and remember information, such as preferred language and general settings. There are two types of cookies: first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by our Websites, while third-party cookies are set by other parties.
These cookies are used for various reasons, including essential functions for the website to operate properly. Consent is typically not sought for these cookies, as they are necessary for delivering the website's services.
Websites may contain content or pixels from third-party service providers and ad tech partners. These parties may collect data about your web viewing behavior and combine it with information from other websites for purposes like targeted advertising. In jurisdictions where consent is required for cookies, third-party cookies are subject to obtaining consent.
Blocking or rejecting cookies may impact the functionality of some essential features, such as signing in to services. Approved third parties, like search engines, measurement and analytics providers, social media networks, and advertising companies, may also set cookies during user interactions with websites.
Browser settings can be used to manage cookies, and the "help" feature on most browsers provides information on how to block or manage cookies. Blocking all cookies may require manual adjustments of preferences and may result in some features and services not working properly.
For more information on cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies, please refer to the privacy policies of the respective service providers.
6. User Rights and Choices
You have rights over how we collect, use, and share your data. We give you a range of controls and tools to manage these rights:
For mobile app users, it is possible to reset your Advertising IDs (such as Google Advertising ID, also known as AAID, or Apple's Identifier for Advertisers, known as IDFA) to enhance your privacy and limit ad tracking. To reset your Advertising ID on Android devices, go to your device's settings, navigate to "Google," select "Ads," and then tap "Reset Advertising ID." For iOS devices, go to "Settings," select "Privacy," tap "Advertising," and then choose "Reset Advertising Identifier." Please note that the specific steps may vary slightly depending on your device's model and operating system version. Resetting your Advertising ID will help limit personalized advertising and will generate a new, unique identifier for your device.
Accessing, Updating, and Rectifying Your Information: Users have the right to access, update, and rectify their personal information provided to our Websites. If users find any inaccuracies in their information, they should contact our Customer Service team to request the necessary corrections.
Controlling Data Collection and Use: Users can control the collection and use of their personal information by adjusting the settings in their account or by contacting our Customer Service team. In certain cases, users may be able to opt out of specific types of data usage or limit the ways in which their data is processed.
Deleting Your Information: Users have the right to request the deletion of their personal information held by our Websites. To exercise this right, users should contact our Customer Service team. Please note that deleting your information may result in limited access to certain services.
Withdrawing Consent: If our Websites rely on user consent for processing personal data, users have the right to withdraw their consent at any time. To withdraw consent, users should contact our Customer Service team.
Objecting to Data Processing: Users have the right to object to the processing of their personal data in certain circumstances, such as when Dr. Huang's Marketing Solutions relies on legitimate interests as the legal basis for processing. To exercise this right, users should contact our Customer Service team.
Please note that exercising certain rights may limit the availability or functionality of specific services provided by our Websites. If you have any questions or concerns about your rights and choices, please contact us for assistance at email@example.com.
7. Data Security and Retention
Data Security Measures:
Protecting our systems and our users' data is crucial to ensuring a secure experience when using our Websites. We have implemented commercially reasonable security measures, including physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards, to prevent unauthorized access to, loss, misuse, or alteration of the information collected through our Websites. We employ techniques such as two-step verification, encryption, and ongoing security training for our employees. We continually evaluate and implement enhancements in security technology and practices.
However, we cannot guarantee absolute security, and we make no assurances in this policy about our ability to prevent any such event or the potential harm to you or any third party that could arise from it.
Data Retention Periods:
We retain your PII for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with our services, or to perform the purposes for which it was supplied. We will retain and use your PII as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
The pseudonymous data collected on our Websites is retained for up to 18 months. In some cases, we may need to retain certain personal information for longer periods to comply with business and legal requirements.
If we make material changes to this policy, we will not reduce your rights without your explicit consent. We will provide a prominent notice on our websites or send emails to our registered users to inform you in advance of any significant changes. Depending on the nature of the change, we may:
Wait for a given period of time before implementing the changes.
Where required, request your consent for the changes.