PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION

Warren C. Stout, MD (“we,” “us,” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“their” or “user” or “you”).  This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website (www.stoutlaser.com), including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please carefully review the privacy policy. Should you disagree with the terms of the policy, please refrain from the use of this site.

We reserve the right to make modifications and changes to this Privacy Policy for any reason and at any time. We will alert users about any modifications or changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any modifications or changes will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and users waive the right to receive personal notification of each such modification or change.

To stay informed of updates, please periodically review this Privacy Policy.Users will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

COLLECTION OF USER INFORMATION

We may collect information about the user in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

Personal Data

Personally identifiable information, such as the user’s name, shipping address, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as the user’s age, gender, hometown, and interests, that the user voluntarily gives to us when registering with the site (www.stoutlaser.com), when the user chooses to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as online chat and message boards. Users are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however, refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain features of the Site.

Derivative Data

The information our servers automatically collect when users access the Site include users’ IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, and the pages viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.

Mobile Device Data

The information automatically collected when users access the Site from a mobile device include users’ mobile device ID, mobile device model and manufacturer, and device location.

Third-Party Data

The information automatically collected from third parties for users who connect their account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information include, personal information or network friends.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Having accurate information about users permit us to provide users with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about users via the Site to:

  • Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.
  • Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoena.
  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
  • Create and manage user’s account.
  • Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site to the user.
  • Email the user regarding their account or order.
  • Enable user-to-user communications.
  • Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site.
  • Generate a personal profile about the user to make future visits to the Site more personalized.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve user experience with the Site.
  • Notify user of updates to the Site.
  • Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to the user.
  • Perform other business activities as needed.
  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
  • Process payments and refunds.
  • Request feedback and contact the user about their use of the Site.
  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
  • Respond to product and customer service requests.
  • Send the user a newsletter.
  • Solicit support for the Site.

 

DISCLOSURE OF USER INFORMATION

We may share information we have collected about the user in certain situations. User information may be disclosed as follows:

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about the user is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share the user’s information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share user information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

Marketing Communications

With user consent, or with an opportunity for user to withdraw consent, we may share user’s information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Interactions with Other Users

If a user interacts with other users on the Site, those users may see said user’s name, profile photo, and descriptions of said user’s activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.

Third-Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when users visit the Site. These companies may use information about user visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to users.

Affiliates

We may share user information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

Business Partners

We may share your information with our business partners to offer users certain products, services or promotions.

Social Media Contacts

If users connect to the Site through a social network, the user’s contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.

Other Third Parties

We may share user information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share user information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Sale or Bankruptcy

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer user information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. Users acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom users share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If users no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve user experience. When users access the Site, personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. Users can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. Users may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying the user’s web browser’s settings to notify the user each time a cookie is tendered, permitting the user to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. By using the Site, users agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy.

Internet-based Advertising

Additionally, we may use third-party software to serve ads on the Site, implement email-marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize users’ online experience with us.

Web Analytics

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, users consent to the collection and use of their information by these third-party vendors. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policy of such third-party vendors and contact them directly for responses to any questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if users do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, please visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Users should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering the user’s browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once users use these links to leave the Site, any information users provide to these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of users’ information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, users should, in their discretion, review the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, protect the privacy of their information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site.

SECURITY OF USER INFORMATION

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect user personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information users provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if users provide personal information.

CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting users can activate to signal their privacy preference not to have data about their online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates users’ choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform users about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy. Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting users can activate to signal their privacy preference not to have data about their online browsing activities monitored and collected. If users set the DNT signal on their browser, we will respond to such DNT browser signals.

OPTIONS REGARDING USER INFORMATION

Account Information

Users may at any time review or change the information in their account or terminate their account by:

  • Logging into their account settings and updating their account
  • Contacting us using the contact information provided below

Upon user’s request to terminate account, we will deactivate or delete the user’s account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Emails and Communications

If users no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, users may opt-out by:

  • Noting their preferences at the time of registration of their account with the Site.
  • Logging into their account settings and updating their preferences.
  • Contacting us using the contact information provided below.

If users no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, users are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Warren C. Stout, MD
800 East Colorado Blvd. Suite 260
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-6494