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MedChitChat Privacy Policy
The MedChitChat website (www.MedChitChat.com) is provided to You by 3i Consulting Pvt Ltd, including any of its related, affiliated and/or subsidiary companies (individually and collectively, "3i Consulting" "MedChitChat," "We" or "Us"). The following Privacy Policy applies to the Site and all of the products and services offered by 3i Consulting on, through, or in connection with the Site (collectively, the "Products and Services").
At MedChitChat.com, we are extremely proud of our commitment to protect your privacy. We value your trust in us and assure you that we would use the information we collect only to provide a more personalized experience. We will work hard to earn your confidence so that you can enthusiastically use our services and recommend us to friends and family. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings.
For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" is information that (i) You voluntarily provide to MedChitChat, and (ii) that personally identifies ?You?. Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, Your name, email or other address, billing and payment information and other data that can be used to personally identify or contact You. If You decide to utilize any of the Products and Services, including, for example review of a particular healthcare provider, Your Personal Information may also contain sensitive personal information, including any confidential medical information (such as your reason for review) that You voluntarily provide, as well as information collected by MedChitChat as a result of Your queries, searches, clickstreams and other website or mobile application navigation activities.
This Statement applies only to information collected on the MedChitChat web site. It does not speak about MedChitChat.com?spractices for information collected elsewhere or the practices of any third parties, including those who may operate sites on MedChitChat.com?sbehalf and that display MedChitChat.com? branding.
MedChitChats reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If We decide to change the Privacy Policy, We will then post the changes in appropriate places on the Site so that You are aware of the changed Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site after the Effective Date for any such changes to the Privacy Policy will be deemed conclusively to constitute Your acceptance of and agreement to the changed Privacy Policy; consequently, You should frequently review this Privacy Policy.
How We Obtain The Personal Information:
o MedChitChatcollects personally identifiable information when you register for a MedChitChat.com account, when you visit MedChitChat.com pages, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes.
o When you register with MedChitChat.com, we ask for your name, email address, birth date, gender, Location and Phone number. Once you register with MedChitChat.com and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
o MedChitChat.com also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, MedChitChat.com cookie information and the page you requested.

HowMEDCHITCHAT Uses PersonalInformation:
MedChitChat regularly makes improvements to the Site to provide its many users with a more personalized, relevant and intelligent service. The collection of Personal Information greatly assists MedChitChat in this improvement process by identifying the interests and needs of the many users to this Site. Collection of Personal Information also assists MedChitChat by allowing it and its affiliates to advertise its products and/or services in a more efficient manner. Through the use of Cookies and on-line data entry, survey, product purchase and registration forms, MedChitChat may monitor, in aggregate and individual form, Personal Information. Although Our primary goal in collecting Personal Information is to deliver a customized and personalized service to the users of the Site, MedChitChat may also use Personal Information to: (i) send users e-mail notification of new features or information available through the Site or that MedChitChat otherwise feels might be of interest to users of this Site; and (ii) allow third party advertisers and retailers, and their affiliates, offering goods or services that MedChitChat thinks might be of interest to users to deliver relevant information and offers to users. MedChitChat collects IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers and others
An example of such third-party ad networks are Google and DoubleClick. These third parties collect Aggregated Non-Personal Information about the Site's users and provide auditing, research and reporting services and information for MedChitChat's advertisers and other partners. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google and/or DoubleClick, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/.
You may request to cancel your registration to the site or request the removal of your registration information from member records by emailing support@MedChitChat.comwhich permission may or may not be granted. However, MedChitChat.com will send you an email to confirm your request. After you respond, MedChitChat.com will in most cases, remove your information from its "live" database, but residual information may remain in archives and records. MedChitChat.com may not be able to propagate changes to your registration information to its co-brand partners who have received such information. In addition, if your account is being terminated for violations of the Agreement, MedChitChat.com may keep some of your registration information active to prevent re-registration.

Cookies Placed ByMEDCHITCHAT
o MedChitChat.com may set and access MedChitChat.com cookies on your computer.
o MedChitChat.com allows other companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to MedChitChat.com's cookies.
o If you prefer, you can turn off cookies in your web browser by changing its security settings.
To learn more about Cookies, please visit http://allaboutcookies.org/. Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, if You prefer, You may decline the placement of a Cookie on Your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of Your web browser software (if available) to delete the Cookie. But You should understand that certain areas within this Site may not function properly if the web browser will not accept Cookies.

This Privacy Policy only addresses the Site and the Products and Services. These other websites and/or mobile applications may have their own privacy policies and terms of use, which We encourage You to read. You should contact these websites or mobile application or service providers directly if You have any questions about their use of Your information. MedChitChat is not responsible for any use of Your information, including Your Personal Information, when You use or visit such third party websites, mobile applications and services.

Your Opinions:
All information you submit as part of an Opinion is automatically displayed on the site (so long as it passes the software filters). MedChitChat.com may use such information in accordance with the license granted in the Agreement. This includes the right to use the Opinion or teaser portions (including your identity and photo) throughout the site, on other sites on the web, and offline. If you have registered through a co-branded site, please be aware that MedChitChat.com may be required to transfer your Opinions to the co-brand partner for their use and display. Subject to the limitations discussed in the Agreement, you can change an Opinion at any time using the tools available to you on each Opinion page. If you wish to delete an Opinion, you may request support@MedChitChat.com on a case-by-case basis. Your request may or may not be granted, depending on the reason of your request. In all cases, MedChitChat.com will protect your privacy, as laid down in this policy. However, if the Opinion has been transferred to other sites or parties, your changes may not propagate to these other places.

Comments on Opinion:
Posting comments to other people's Opinions automatically displays your identity. This is true even if you have rated the Opinion anonymously. MedChitChat.com may choose to transfer your comments to third parties if MedChitChat.com transfers the associated Opinion.

Your Personal Profile Pages:
MedChitChat.com allows you to display a large variety of personal information about yourself through the tools that edit your personal profile page. As you can see when you edit your preferences on this page, you can change this information at any time (although, as discussed elsewhere, it may not be possible to propagate all of these changes instantly or ever). Please note that whatever URL you choose to link to your photo will cause that photo to be displayed in many places throughout the site (not just on the personal profile page).
MedChitChat.com does not transfer your personal profile in total to third parties, but may transfer pieces of your personal profile page in accordance with your instructions, in situations similar to those described under the Registration Information heading above, or as described elsewhere in this Statement.

Information Sharing and Onward Transfer:
MedChitChat reserves the right to sell, rent or otherwise share some or all of Your Personal Information with other companies or individuals outside of MedChitChat if:
o You have consented to such sale, rental or sharing; and/or
o MedChitChat becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of all of its assets. In such circumstances, MedChitChat will provide notice before Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
o MedChitChat reserves the right to disclose Aggregated Non-Personal Information to third parties without prior notice to You.
o Your Personal Information may reside or be stored on third-party servers that are leased or rented by MedChitChat but this information is not otherwise shared with these third-party server providers or with any other third parties, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

Email Notifications :In a number of places, MedChitChat.com provides the option to receive an email when an activity occurs. For example, you can choose to be emailed if a specific other member writes an Opinion or a comment, or if a new Opinion is written on a certain product. If you choose to be notified when another member writes an Opinion or comment, that other member will be able to see that you've done so.

Other Information:
Specific uses of personal information that vary from this Privacy Statement (if any) may be found throughout the site. To the extent that, during your submission of information on the site, you are notified of privacy practices that are different from those described in this Privacy Statement, those alternative disclosures will govern that submission.
There may be situations where MedChitChat.com collects data through a survey or similar process when the page does not link to this Statement. In those cases, unless you are informed otherwise, you should assume that MedChitChat.com treats all information from such pages as it treats its other valuable business records.
Of course, there are many other ways in which MedChitChat.com could get information from or about you that are not described elsewhere in this Statement. For example, you might send email through a customer service email address, or MedChitChat.com may get a complaint about you from a third party. MedChitChat.com's practices with respect to such information are pretty much as you'd expect-MedChitChat.com uses and discloses this information in a commercially reasonable business manner.

MedChitChat.com feels strongly about protecting the privacy of children and encourages kids to involve their parents in any interactive activity they participate in online. If you are younger than 18 years and we collect your age information through the registration process, you are not eligible to use the site. MedChitChat.com encourages you to use the site with the help of your parents or guardians of legal age.

Contractors and Third Party Service Providers:
MedChitChat.com uses contractors to help with its operations. Some or all of these contractors may access the databases of user information. Usually these contractors will enter into an agreement that places restrictive provisions on their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through the relationship.
MedChitChat.com may also use third party service providers to help with certain aspects of its operations that may require disclosure of your personal information to them. Again, usually MedChitChat.com will place extensive restrictions on the ability of these third parties to use and disclose your personal information except as necessary to perform the services they are asked to perform.

The "Corporate Family":
MedChitChat.com may share some or all of your information with its subsidiaries or parent company (if any in future), in which case MedChitChat.com will ask such entities to honor the promises in this Statement. In addition, as part of a diligence review, MedChitChat.com may disclose some or all of your personal information to a potential acquirer or merger partner, although in this case MedChitChat.com would try to restrict their use and disclosure of this information.
Government Relations and Lawsuits:
In some cases, the government can compel the disclosure of information about you, and of course MedChitChat.com will need to comply. However, irrespective of those situations, MedChitChat.com can unilaterally turn over information about you to the government if it believes such disclosure to be appropriate, in which case you authorize it to do so. You also consent to MedChitChat.com disclosing information about you to actual or potential parties to a lawsuit that MedChitChat.com is or may become involved in (a) if it is required to do so, (B) if it reasonably believes that such disclosures will potentially mitigate its liability, or © to enforce its rights.

Collecting Personal Information from the Site:
Many friendships have developed through the site, and MedChitChat.com wants the community to be vibrant and engaged. Thus, MedChitChat.com is delighted when users begin communicating with each other outside the context of the site. However, not every user wants to engage in these types of dialogue, and MedChitChat.com believes each user should have the right to set the boundaries that feel right to them. Thus, you may not collect, use or store any personal information about other users on the site for any purpose whatsoever unless the user invites you to do so. Thus, if a user displays an email address in his or her personal profile, you can assume that the user is willing to receive a single personal email from you that has some relation to the site. However, without that user's permission, you may not contact the user about something that has nothing to do with MedChitChat.com, store that user's contact information in a database for further communications, or continue to contact the user if they have requested you not to. In all circumstances, as described in the Agreement, you may not use robots, scripts or other automated procedures to collect any information, including user contact information, from the site. You may also not email users inviting them to join your own review site under any circumstance-doing so is a theft of MedChitChat.com's valuable rights and an affront to users. MedChitChat.com will protect its users' interests-and its own interests-very vigorously in this regard.

Your Use of Email Tools:
MedChitChat.com may provide you with some tools that allow you to send email to your friends. If you use this tool, the email will include your email address, as well as any personal message you choose to include. MedChitChat.com does not store, in any easily-retrievable way, the email addresses of the friends you are communicating with. You may not use these tools to send spam or to send content that would violate the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not send "Tell a Friend" invitations to anyone who would not welcome the message or post any invitations to any web sites, message boards, mail lists or USENET groups (unless you are the owner of that venue). In any case, you should not assume that emails processed by MedChitChat.com are private communications.

Limits on MedChitChat.com' Abilities:
A site and service as complicated as MedChitChat.com is never perfect, and thus MedChitChat.com may inadvertently make uses or disclosures of your information in ways not contemplated by, or in direct contravention of, this Statement. For example, if the software has a temporary glitch, your personal information could be displayed on the site even though you've configured your preferences otherwise. MedChitChat.com might also make ad hoc uses of your information in ways it can't contemplate here. MedChitChat.com will do its best to work with you if these types of situations arise, but your sole remedy in these cases is to have MedChitChat.com try to rectify the problem as soon as it can.
In addition, although highly unlikely, it is possible for Internet transmissions containing your personal information to be intercepted by others. It is impossible for MedChitChat.com to ensure the privacy and security of all transmissions made to and from the site while in transit.
Of course, MedChitChat.com does not control the privacy practices of its advertisers and other third-party sites that it promotes or links to. If you click through a banner ad or link and submit your information to an advertiser, you will be subject to their privacy policies. Please make sure you understand these policies before submitting your information.

Information Security:
MedChitChat takes reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of its data, including Personal Information stored or maintained on its servers and other systems. These measures include internal reviews of MedChitChat' data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to servers and systems where MedChitChat stores personal data.However, please keep in mind that there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet.

Further questions or comments?
MedChitChat welcomes Your questions and comments about this Privacy Policy or the use of Your Personal Information or Protected Health Information. Please send any questions or comments to MedChitchat to the e-mail address support@MedChitChat.com.