This policy was last modified on 07/16/2013
For information on how Forefront Dermatology, a partner of Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. (hereafter, “Forefront Dermatology,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) may use and disclose your health information and how you can get access to this information, see Forefront Dermatology’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
The information and advice published or made available on our Website is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Information on this Website is provided for informational purposes only and not a substitute for professional medical advice.
During your use of the Website, we may collect personal information in order to pay a balance on-line, order products, schedule an appointment, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. By providing this information, you expressly agree that such information is being gathered with your knowledge, permission and participation.
We may use your information to personalize your experience and help us to better respond to your individual needs. We will continually strive to improve our Website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the information, purchased product or service requested.
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We use or may use non-personally identifiable information to determine traffic data (such as page views, visits, and unique visitors), geographic data (such as country, region, city, state), technology used (such as browser, device, operating system, java information, cookies and others), data path (such as entry and exit pages, exit links, page reloads, time spent on pages, flow through the Website and single page visits) and methods used to visit our Website (such as referring domains, referrers, search engines and search words used). This information is all used to track who, when, where and how people are accessing our Website. This non-personally identifiable information will be used to make our site more attractive to our visitors.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We will only use your personal identifiable information for the purpose in which you provide it for, which may include but are not limited to: receiving periodic emails and newsletters, administrative notices, employment, and bill payment.
The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. It is optional to submit your email and is not a requirement to visit our Website. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or newsletter.
We implement a variety of security measures for our Website to maintain the safety of your personal information from any loss, misuse or change of information that is under our control. Such security measures include firewalls, access restrictions and password protection.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your credit card information will not be stored on our servers. All other information collected through the Website will be retained for the length of time permitted by law. Personal identifiable information can be removed from our database at your request however we will retain non- personal identifiable information indefinitely.
Backup files are created to protect us against natural disasters, equipment failures or other disruptions. These files contain records with your personal information. Removing a file from our active list does not remove the information from our back up files immediately however will be removed through the normal back up cycle.
Email links on our Website do not provide a means for completely secure and private communication between us. While in transit to us your email transmissions may be viewed without your knowledge or permission. If you wish to keep the information you send us private, please do not use the email links or forms. Instead, contact us by phone at 1-855-DERMWIS.
*** DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET OR ANY OTHER WIRELESS NETWORK CANNOT BE GUARANTEED***
Electronic data stored on your computer browser is referred to as “Cookies” and may be used to help manage and optimize our Internet business and communication by facilitating different aspect of the Website. The information we receive will help us evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing advertisements and will assist us in monitoring visitor usage. Disabling cookies on your web browser may impact the use of our Website.
Web beacons are Internet tools that are used to evaluate and track the usage of electronic images. These statistics may assist us in making our Website more user- friendly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect others or ours rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our Website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Forefront Dermatology is committed to protecting your debit and or credit card information if you chose to use our online payment system. We abide by the Payment card industry data security standards which requires safeguards for handling and securing customer information such as information security policies, physical and technical access controls, security system monitoring and testing, the use of secure networks and encryption or other protection of cardholder data.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Website is not created for nor intended for use by children under 13 years of age. Parents and legal guardians are responsible to determine the appropriate content for their children and to monitor use and access to our Website and any of its content.
In the event that your personal information has been released due to a security breach of our system, we will notify you, at the contact information provided to us, in accordance with state and federal law.
Attn: Marketing Department
801 York Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Terms and Conditions
Agreement between user and www.dermwisconsin.com
Welcome to www.forefrondermatology.com. The www.forefrondermatology.com Website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Forefront Dermatology. www.forefrondermatology.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.forefrondermatology.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
Visiting www.forefrondermatology.com or sending emails to Forefront Dermatology constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Forefront Dermatology does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.forefrondermatology.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to third party sites/Third party services
www.forefrondermatology.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). Forefront Dermatology is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Forefront Dermatology of the site or any association with its operators. Forefront Dermatology does not control nor take responsibility for the content of any Linked sites, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.
Third party sites and organizations deliver certain services made available via www.forefrondermatology.com. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.forefrondermatology.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Forefront Dermatology may share such information and data with any third party with whom Forefront Dermatology has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.forefrondermatology.com users and customers.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your Forefront Dermatology account to third party accounts. By connecting your Forefront Dermatology account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Forefront Dermatology or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Forefront Dermatology content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Forefront Dermatology and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Forefront Dermatology or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
By posting any comments, posts or other material on Forefront Dermatology’s-sponsored Website, blogs, and or any of our social media sites, you give Forefront Dermatology the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media. You also agree that you will not:
Post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.
Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Forefront Dermatology in its sole discretion.
Post advertisements or solicitations of business.
Post chain letters or pyramid schemes.
Impersonate another person.
Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments.
Post the same note more than once or “spam.”
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Forefront Dermatology from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Forefront Dermatology. Content accessed through www.forefrondermatology.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Forefront Dermatology, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Forefront Dermatology reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Forefront Dermatology in asserting any available defenses.
Forefront Dermatology reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the laws of the State of Wisconsin govern this agreement and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Wisconsin in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section. Forefront Dermatology reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
Remove communications that are abusive, illegal or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Condition
Terminate a user’s access to the blog, website and or social media site feature upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
Edit or delete any communications posted on the blog feature, regardless of whether such communications violate these standards.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Forefront Dermatology as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Forefront Dermatology’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Forefront Dermatology’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Forefront Dermatology with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Forefront Dermatology with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Forefront Dermatology with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Forefront Dermatology reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.forefrondermatology.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Forefront Dermatology encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.