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ProTeamPhysicians.com is committed to protecting your online privacy.


If at any time you believe that your privacy has been compromised, please report these matters to privacy@ProTeamPhysicians.com. ProTeamPhysicians.com will make every effort to alleviate issues as they arise. If the situation has not been handled to your satisfaction, please contact us, and in addition you may express your concerns to TrustE, and, if applicable, appropriate legal or governmental authorities.

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement, you may also email them to privacy@ProTeamPhysicians.com.

1. A) Consumers:

Am I offered an opportunity to opt out of providing you with my information? What personally identifiable information does ProTeamPhysicians.com collect about consumers?

ProTeamPhysicians.com does not capture personally identifiable information unless you provide it to us. You can opt out of providing ProTeamPhysicians.com with your information by choosing not to provide the information.

We capture personally identifiable information in the following voluntary instances:

  • When you become a registered consumer user. By registering, you enable ProTeamPhysicians.com to provide you with content, services and email customized to what we know about you. If you do register, you need to provide us with your email address, a login name, and demographic information such as your gender and your ZIP code. We will collect health-related information such as your general fitness level and interest in learning about medical conditions if you choose to provide it to us.
  • When you send us feedback, when you submit a request for information from our company or submit an Ask A Doctor question, we ask for your name, your email address, and the state in which you live. When you contact ProTeamPhysicians.com, we may keep a record of your correspondence.
  • ProTeamPhysicians.com may ask for personally identifiable health-related information in order to provide you with personalized answers to quizzes and calculators. You are not required to answer every question or fill in every box, but the results will be better if you do.


1. B) Physicians:

What personally identifiable information does ProTeamPhysicians.com collect about physicians? Am I offered an opportunity to opt out of this?

ProTeamPhysicians.com does not capture personally identifiable information unless you provide it to us. You can opt out of providing ProTeamPhysicians.com with your information by choosing not to provide the information.

We capture personally identifiable information in the following voluntary instances:

  • When you sign up for email contact ("Posting Alerts") from the site.
  • When you apply for membership in Professional Team Physicians.
If you do apply for membership in Professional Team Physicians, ProTeamPhysicians.com collects the following personally identifiable information (click here for more information about PTP or its Member Benefits):

Physician Membership Application

If you choose to apply for Membership in Professional Team Physicians, we save the below information from the Member Services Application. If your membership application is approved, some of this information is incorporated into your Bio pages and Patient Education site on ProTeamPhysicians.com. Some of this information is kept internally within Professional Team Physicians, so that we may better service our members.

Assuming your membership application is approved, the following information is provided in your Bio pages on the ProTeamPhysicians.com site. If you do not fill in a field, the field topic does not appear on your Bio pages.

Name
Medical Degree
Email Address (this will be accessible for PTP physician Members only; your email will not be seen by consumers)
Medical Area of Specialty (Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, etc.)
Professional Medical Interests
Board Certifications
Medical Society Affiliations
Medical School Information
Professional and other Team Affiliations
Hospital Affiliations
Website URL
Clinic Information (Address, Hours, Languages spoken, etc.)
We request the following information for internal use only; it does not appear in your Bio pages:

Home Address
Date of Birth
State Medical License Number
Office Assistant's Information
Interest in participating in Professional Team Physician events, such as research or media opportunities

Although we require you to complete the application to access our full suite of services, you do have the choice to ‘opt out' and remain an anonymous user by staying within the non-member area of the site.

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2) If I am a physician member am I required to be listed in your online directory?

No. During the application process you can opt out of being listed in our Find a Doctor online directory for consumers and PTP Members by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.


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3) What information is collected when I make a purchase through ProTeamPhysicians.com?

Any purchases made through ProTeamPhysicians.com are executed on affiliate sites - sites to which ProTeamPhysicians.com has chosen to link. If you have questions or concerns about any commerce activity on ProTeamPhysicians.com, please click here to Contact Us.

ProTeamPhysicians.com does not save personally identifiable information about your purchase. ProTeamPhysicians.com does track interactions with advertisers, sponsors and products featured for sale, for the purpose of ensuring the value of these links.


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4) How does ProTeamPhysicians.com use cookies?

ProTeamPhysicians.com uses cookies for a very limited purpose, which is only to hold basic user identification information. We do not store any profile information within the cookie.


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5) How does ProTeamPhysicians.com use your information?

Overall, ProTeamPhysicians.com uses the information we collect to analyze our users' demographics, interests, and activities. This research is used in the aggregate to better understand our users so we can improve the site. We may also share this information, in the aggregate, with affiliates, companies with whom we have contractual agreements, and advertisers. Personally identifiable information will not be revealed to these third parties.


Consumers:

ProTeamPhysicians.com uses consumer's registration information to customize the site experience to the information you provide, to respond to your questions and comments, and to re-contact you via email about relevant news on the site if you provide us permission to do so.

Physicians:

ProTeamPhysicians.com uses physician's registration information to customize the site experience to the information you provide, to respond to your questions and comments, and to re-contact you via email about relevant news on the site if you provide us permission to do so.

We save membership application information so that we can better serve you. We use the information in the following ways:


  • To verify your credentials as a physician
  • To publish your medical practice information in our online directories
  • To provide additional services such as newsletters, either online via email or offline via regular mail, and timely notification of member opportunities such as media or research contacts
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6) Does ProTeamPhysicians.com share user information with other sites?

ProTeamPhysicians.com does not share personally identifiable information with other sites or companies.

ProTeamPhysicians.com may share aggregated user information with other sites or companies.


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7) What is ProTeamPhysicians.com policy regarding external links?

ProTeamPhysicians.com provides links to other web sites. The information collection and privacy practices of these web sites is not covered by this privacy statement, and you should refer to the privacy policies of these other sites for further information.

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8) How can I update, change, or delete my personal information?

You will always be able to access your information through your account where you can update, correct, or delete your information. Visit the home page and click on the "edit profile" tab.

You will receive a confirmation that the changes have been made.

If you need further assistance, send an email to privacy@ProTeamPhysicians.com or contact us at:

Professional Team Physicians
Privacy Policy
200 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT 06902
Tel (203) 406-2900
Fax (203) 406-2920


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9) How safe is the ProTeamPhysicians.com web site?

We would like to tell you that your information is as safe with us as it is in your head. But hackers have proved worldwide that no computer security system is entirely foolproof. The most any web site can do is make reasonable efforts, which is what we do at ProTeamPhysicians.com, to protect your information from loss, misuse, and alteration. Any personally identifiable information you give us is maintained in secure files. We use commercially reasonable measures to help ensure that access is limited.

Additionally, we use SSL protocol to encrypt personal information that is transmitted to our site. This is a method that may prevent hackers from obtaining personal data.


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10) What happens if we make changes to our policy?

If we make any changes to this policy, we will post these changes, so that you will always know what information we collect about you, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.


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11. What happens if the structure of our company changes?

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event that Professional Team Physicians, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information may be one of the transferred assets.



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