10/13/2009

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Pragmatic Practice (Pragmatic Practice, Inc) operates several websites including PragmaticPractice.com. It is Pragmatic Practice's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Pragmatic Practice collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Pragmatic Practice's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pragmatic Practice's visitors use its website. From time to time, Pragmatic Practice may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Pragmatic Practice also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Pragmatic Practice does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Pragmatic Practice's websites choose to interact with Pragmatic Practice in ways that require Pragmatic Practice to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pragmatic Practice gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to PragmaticPractice.com to provide their names and other personal information necessary for insurance billing purposes. Those who engage in transactions with Pragmatic Practice by signing up for a pay plan are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process the monthly subscription transactions. In each case, Pragmatic Practice collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Pragmatic Practice. Pragmatic Practice does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described and visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Pragmatic Practice may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Pragmatic Practice may monitor the traffic to determine the most popular parts of the PragmaticPractice.com site. Pragmatic Practice may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Pragmatic Practice does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Pragmatic Practice discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Pragmatic Practice's behalf or to provide services available at Pragmatic Practice's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Pragmatic Practice's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Pragmatic Practice will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Pragmatic Practice discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Pragmatic Practice believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Pragmatic Practice , Inc, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Pragmatic Practice website and have supplied your email address, Pragmatic Practice may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Pragmatic Practice and our products. We primarily use our web site to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Pragmatic Practice takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

HIPAA Protected Health Information

Please refer to our HIPAA Business Associate Agreement for information pertaining to the security of Protected Health Information

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pragmatic Practice uses cookies to help Pragmatic Practice identify and track visitors, their usage of Pragmatic Practice website, and their website access preferences. Pragmatic Practice visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Pragmatic Practice's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Pragmatic Practice's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Pragmatic Practice may change its Privacy Policy from time to time at Pragmatic Practice's sole discretion. Pragmatic Practice encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.