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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 9, 2010

INTRODUCTION.

This Privacy Policy is a legal notice about how MDinUS will use personal information collected on this website. The information below outlines what information is collected, how we may use that information), the persons to whom the personal information may be disclosed and the security measures taken to protect the personal information.

Please review the MDinUS Terms of Service in conjunction with this Privacy Policy.

SUMMARY.

At MDinUS ("MDinUS"), we take the privacy of our members very seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how we treat personally identifiable information. We provide this Privacy Policy because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected and used, and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed. If you have comments, suggestions, questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing at: MDinUS.com, A Division of Internet E-Business, LLC., P.O. Box 17, Edgewater, NJ 07020.

Online Privacy Standards. While there are no official standards governing privacy practices on the Internet, MDinUS follows the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission's Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.htm.

What This Policy Covers. This policy covers MDinUS treatment of personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit our website or become a member of MDinUS. MDinUS regards personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person, such as real name, email address, mailing address or financial information. Information that we use internally to identify you as a member in our system, such as your selected username, is not considered personally identifiable information.

What This Policy Does Not Cover. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as any partners and advertisers we may work with. In addition, we may provide links to other services and on occasion to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites operate independently of MDinUS, and they have their own privacy or security practices. For your best online experience, MDinUS encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.

Of course, maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We do not rent, sell or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
  • We do not share any information you have not chosen to display on your MDinUS profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our Terms of Service or protect the rights, property or personal safety of MDinUS and its users.
  • All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email or by means of a notice on our home page. By continuing to use the MDinUS service after notice of changes has been sent to you or published on the MDinUS website, you are consenting to the changes.

Please read this policy and send us questions, concerns and suggestions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What the MDinUS Privacy Policy Covers:

  1. Information collected by MDinUS.
  1. How MDinUS uses your information.
  1. Your information choices.
  1. Your obligations as a User.
  1. Security.
  1. How to contact MDinUS.
  1. Personal Information Collected.

MDinUS makes services available through our website to enable professionals to develop, maintain and enhance a network of contacts, and create, share, and distribute information in collaboration with one another (“Services”). By joining MDinUS, you voluntarily and willingly provide us certain information, including personally identifiable information, which we collect in order to provide the Services. If you have any hesitation about providing information to us and/or having your information displayed on the MDinUS website or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, you should not become a member of MDinUS; and, if you are already a member, you should close your account.

MDinUS collects your personal information in the following ways:

A. Registration

In order to become a User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: name, email address and password. Like other passwords, you should choose one that is known only by you. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on MDinUS, you allow others, including MDinUS, to identify you.

B. Profile Information

Once you become a User, you may provide additional information. Providing additional information about yourself beyond what is minimally required at registration is entirely up to you, but providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from MDinUS and your network by helping you build and leverage your professional network and facilitating your search for resources, information and new opportunities. Any information you provide at registration or in the Profile section may be used by MDinUS as described in the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy, including for the purpose of serving advertisements through the service. If you decide not to share certain information, you may not receive the full benefit of being a MDinUS User.

C. Customer Service

We may collect information through the MDinUS website or through our contact form in order to, among other things, accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.

D. Site Usage

We may collect information about the fact that you use certain features and functionality of MDinUS or interact with third party platforms.

E. Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for recordkeeping purposes. It can also help us understand how MDinUS site visitors click to our site, and what pages they view during their visit. Similar to many websites, MDinUS stores an encrypted cookie on your computer so MDinUS can remember you when you come back to the MDinUS website without requiring you to log in every time. Cookies also allow MDinUS to track and understand the interests of our users to enhance the overall experience on our site.

You can set your web browser software to disable cookies. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still view our site, but some areas of the MDinUS site may not work properly.

Some MDinUS partners and other third parties, such as potential advertisers, may also set and access their own cookies on the MDinUS site. MDinUS has no access to or control over these cookies, and, as noted above, this Privacy Policy does not govern the use of cookies by MDinUS partners or advertisers. Such third parties' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, which may differ from this one. Such third parties do not have access to MDinUS cookies.

F. Log Files, IP addresses and information about your computer.

Similar to many websites, MDinUS gathers certain anonymous, non-personal information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. MDinUS uses this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. Aggregate information is data MDinUS collects about a group or category of services or members from which individual member identities have been removed, and therefore does not include your personally identifiable information.

G. Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You.

You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to MDinUS. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting MDinUS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will respond to your request within 30 days.

2. Uses of personal information

A. Consent to MDinUS Processing Information About You.

The information you provide to MDinUS may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, geography, or other aspects of your private life. By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your MDinUS profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the MDinUS Terms of Service that allow MDinUS to process information about you. Supplying information to MDinUS, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent to MDinUS collection and processing of your information at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, by changing your settings or by closing your account.

B. MDinUS Communications.

As described in the Terms of Service, we will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the MDinUS website or through other means available through the service. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services.

You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from MDinUS.

C. Sharing Information with Third Parties.

MDinUS takes the privacy of our Users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. Further, we will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide the Services or information unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our Terms of Service or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of MDinUS, its Users and the public. For example, we use a credit card processing company to bill Users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services, and they are bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of your information.

We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on MDinUS.

D. Polls and Voting Functions.

Polls and surveys may be conducted by MDinUS. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the MDinUS website. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.

We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.

E. Search.

We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Users and professional opportunities.

F. Posts, Groups and other Services.

If you post on MDinUS, participate in MDinUS Groups, or import information, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected or used by other Users of these forums and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. MDinUS is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums.

G. Compliance with Legal Process.

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal inform ation, profile information and/or information about your activities as a MDinUS User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if MDinUS has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the Terms of Service, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of MDinUS, our Users, employees or others.

H. Disclosures to Others.

We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a re-organization or a sale of the assets of MDinUS. Any third party to that MDinUS transfers or sells MDinUS assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.

3. Your Information Choices.

A. Accessing and Changing Your Account Information.

You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your MDinUS account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the MDinUS website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, MDinUS may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.

B. Closing Your Account.

You can close your account through the MDinUS customer service site. If you close your MDinUS account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if MDinUS believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. MDinUS may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users.

Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. MDinUS disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information.

  1. Your Obligations.

As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as MDinUS:

  • You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the then-current Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties (such as trademarks or photographs).
  • You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of MDinUS and its community of Users.
  • You must not provide to MDinUS and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
  • You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.

Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of MDinUS.

Important Information.

A. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, or in the Privacy Policy document itself, we will display a notice on the MDinUS website or send you an email, as provided for above. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that MDinUS has about you and your account.

Using the MDinUS Services after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.

B. Children.

Users must be 18 years of age or older to use our website. Therefore, MDinUS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about children. If you believe that MDinUS has information from or about anyone under 18 years of age, please notify MDinUS by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to MDinUS at the address noted in Section 8 of this Privacy Policy (see below).

Security.

In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on MDinUS is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the MDinUS website. To protect any data you store on our servers, MDinUS also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to MDinUS.

There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of MDinUS are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Special Notice to International Users. 

At this time. the MDinUS website is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the MDinUS website from the European Union, Asia or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the MDinUS website which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

How to Contact MDinUS.

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us at:

MDinUS.com, A Division of Internet E-Business, LLC.
P.O. Box 17
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(877) 293-6996