Your privacy is extremely important to us. We understand that users of our site may be communicating medical interests or health information about themselves or others that they do not want revealed to others. The Avicena Group does not disclose, rent, or sell and personal or medical information about site users to any third party, including government agencies and health insurers of any kind. We are in the process of applying for the Health on the Net (HON) code and for the TRUSTe Privacy Program. More detailed information on the information we collect from you and how we use it is contained in the sections below.
Information Collection and Use
The Avicena Group is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is specifically disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different places on our website, in the interest of understanding who our users are and how to serve them better.
Orders from Our On-Line Store
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill customer's orders. If we can not process an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. When you see a personalized greeting on the site, this is enabled by the cookie stored in your hard drive.
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. As an example, we may disclose to partners the total number of users of our site in a given time period, or the general nature of the questions that are emailed to us. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners, such as national associations. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Avicena Group is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Avicena Group web site.
From time-to-time we may request information from users via electronic surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
We take every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, this information is protected both online and off-line.
Bulletin Boards and Chat Rooms
Special Offers and Information
We plan to send information via email about special offers and news to customers and others interested in The Avicena Group and its products. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we will present the option to not receive these types of communications. For example, our order form has an 'opt-out' function so persons who buy a product from us, but don't want to be on our mailing list, can keep their email address off our lists.
Notification of Changes
The Avicena Group, 6/2000