West Coast Investigations, Inc. does not collect personally identifiable information from you, including e-mail addresses, when you visit its site. In some instances, West Coast Investigations, Inc. may request that you voluntarily supply information, including e-mail address, street address, telephone number or other information, to allow us to follow up after your site visit.
West Coast Investigations, Inc. does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable patient or visitor information on its website.
USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
If you voluntarily provide information, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information by West Coast Investigations, Inc. West Coast Investigations, Inc. does not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone, unless we receive authorization from you.
West Coast Investigations, Inc.’s website may include the option to make purchases or register for events. To process these transactions, we may collect personal information or direct to you to third-party providers of the services. If we collect personal information, we may share your personal information with their agents, representatives, contractors, service providers or other third-parties so that they can provide you with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions and order fulfillment as well as your credit card issuer. By voluntarily providing your personal information, you consent to West Coast Investigations, Inc. providing your personal information to third-parties that may provide these services. You agree thatWest Coast Investigations, Inc. is not responsible or liable on any of their actions or omissions.
West Coast Investigations, Inc. may collect certain standard, non-personally identifiable information that your browser normally provides when you request to view a page from a web server, such as your IP address, browser type, access times. West Coast Investigations, Inc. uses this information to support the operation of its website and to analyze the traffic patterns on its site.
INTEREST-BASED ONLINE ADVERTISING AND GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This section of the privacy statement provides details about interest-based on-line advertising (also called “targeted advertising”, “remarketing” or “behavioral advertising”). West Coast Investigations, Inc. may use Google Analytics’ third-party audience data, such as age, gender and interests, to better understand the behavior of their clients and visitors and to work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences.
For example, you may see certain ads on this website, or other websites, because West Coast Investigations, Inc. may contract with Google, and other similar companies, to target their ads based on information collected; including information that was collected through automated means (such as cookies and web beacons). These companies may use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at https://aboutads.info/choices/and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network Ads’ preferences at https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. Because those opt-out and preference control pages are specific to the individual browser used to visit it, and because the page is not operated by West Coast Investigations, Inc., we are unable to perform the opt-outs on your behalf.
West Coast Investigations, Inc. may use analytics, aggregate statistics about website visitors, such as volume, traffic patterns, login activity, referral sources and related site information, to support the operation of its websites. It may also provide this aggregate information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will not include any personally identifiable information about the users. Users may opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out Page. West Coast Investigations, Inc. may also disclose information in special cases when it has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
(a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process;
(b) protect and defend its rights or property;
(d) act to protect the interests of its users or others.
Occasionally West Coast Investigations, Inc. may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose such information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. West Coast Investigations, Inc. reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. If you have voluntarily provided personally identifiable information, West Coast Investigations, Inc. may, from time to time, send mail or email to you regarding products and services. If you do not want to receive such offers and mailings, you can easily indicate that by following the instructions on the correspondence.
ADVERTISEMENTS, PUBLISHERS & RETARGETING
West Coast Investigations, Inc. collects data about your activities that does not personally or directly identify you when you visit our website of entities for which we serve advertisements (our “Advertisers”), or the websites and online services where we display advertisements (“Publishers”). This information may include the Content you view, the date and time that you view the Content, the products you purchase, or your location information associates with your IP address. We use the information we collect to serve you more relevant advertisements (referred to as “Retargeting”). We collect information about where you saw the ads we serve you and what ads you clicked on.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You are responsible for all registration data, photos, videos, comments, text, documents and other information (“User Submission”) that you upload, enter or post using the Service. You agree that you will not upload any User Submission that infringe or violate any rights of any party or that compromises the privacy of any person or patient. By providing any User Submission you agree that it is non-confidential for all purposes. You hereby grant West Coast Investigations, Inc. an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use any and all User Submission submitted to West Coast Investigations, Inc.
Unless otherwise specified, the Service is for your personal non-commercial use. You may not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, sell, create derivative works from, transfer, retransmit, stream or sell the Content without the express written consent of West Coast Investigations, Inc. West Coast Investigations, Inc. authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Content that is of interest to you for personal, non-commercial use. You must acknowledge West Coast Investigations, Inc. as the source and owner of the Content that you download and subsequently share with another individual through any means. You may not download the Content for use on any other website or internet accessible service without the express written consent of West Coast Investigations, Inc. You may not collect, download or attempt to collect or download email addresses, contact information, photos or other information through the use of bots, spiders, crawlers or other automated technology or programs for any purpose. You may download a reasonable number of items for your personal non-commercial use but you may not attempt to download large numbers of items for the purpose of obtaining all of or a large portion of our email addresses, contacts or photos.
The Service and the Content, include, but are not limited to white papers, press releases, procedure descriptions and are protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to West Coast Investigations, Inc., or its partners, affiliates, contributors or third-parties. The copyrights in the Content are owned by West Coast Investigations, Inc. or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the site. You may download and reprint the Content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only. If you are browsing this site as an employee or member of any business or organization, you may only download and reprint the Content for educational or other non-commercial purposes within your business or organization, except as otherwise permitted by West Coast Investigations, Inc. You may not manipulate or alter, in any way, images or the Content on the site.
You agree not to copy, distribute, imitate, retransmit, or stream any technical, design or layout elements of Specialized Investigations, Inc.’s website or any other website owned, licensed, operated or controlled by West Coast Investigations, Inc.
Certain Content on the website may qualify for trademark and/or servicemark protection under Federal and/or common law. You acknowledge thatWest Coast Investigations, Inc., its partners, affiliates, contributors or third-parties own all right, title, and interest in and to any such trademarks and/or servicemarks. You are prohibited from using any of the marks or logos appearing throughout the website without permission from the trademark, servicemark, or trade dress owner, except as permitted by applicable law.
If the Service requires you to create an account to use for logging on to the Service you agree to complete the account creation process by providing us with current, accurate, complete information in your responses during the account creation process. You are responsible for choosing and protecting your user name and password and for all activities that occur using your user name and password and you agree not to share your user name and password. You agree to notify West Coast Investigations, Inc. immediately if you believe your user name or password have been compromised or used without your authorization. You may not use another person’s user name and password without the permission of its owner.
The Services may include photo galleries, email services, discussion boards, chat services, forums, personal or enhanced web pages, event calendars and other additional services (“Enhanced Services”).
You agree that you will not use any Enhanced Service to
- conduct or post personally identifiable information on any person or patient,
- post defamatory, abusive or threatening comments,
- promote, advertise, offer to sell or buy any commercial products or services,
- post any inappropriate, obscene, illegal content,
- upload any files containing programs, scripts, or other software of any type,
- upload any content or files that you do not own or control the appropriate copyright, patent, intellectual property or trade secret rights to,
- collect or attempt to collect information about other users of theWest Coast Investigations, Inc. experts, including but not limited to email addresses, fax numbers and mailing addresses, unless you are retrieving the information to contact a board certified expert surgeon(s) for the purposes of your personal medical consultation or services,
- create a false identity for any purpose, or
- restrict, impede or attempt to impact the ability of others to access the Service in a normal and secure manner.
You agree that West Coast Investigations, Inc. has no obligation to monitor the Services but may do so at its sole discretion and may review content that has been posted to the Service under your account. If West Coast Investigations, Inc., finds content to be unacceptable for posting for any reason, they reserve the right to delete the content without any notice or obligation to you. You agree thatWest Coast Investigations, Inc. reserves the right to terminate its relationship with you or limit your access to any and/or all of the Services at any time without notice to you or for any reason.
The Services may provide links to other sites or services not owned, operated or controlled by West Coast Investigations, Inc. By using any such link you are stating that you understand that West Coast Investigations, Inc. is not responsible for the content or services of any such linked site or service, and that the appearance of such a link does not imply any endorsement by West Coast Investigations, Inc. and that these links are provided to you only as a convenience.
West Coast Investigations, Inc. makes no express or implied warranties, representatives or endorsements whatsoever with respect to the site, the Services or the Content. West Coast Investigations, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement with regard to the site, the Service, the Content, and any product or service furnished or to be furnished via the site. West Coast Investigations, Inc. does not warrant that the functions performed by the site or the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, or that defects in the site or the Service will be corrected. West Coast Investigations, Inc. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the Content, or that any errors in the Content will be corrected. The site, the Service and the Content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
No website is 100% secure. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
If you are visiting this site from outside of the United States, your connection may be through and to servers located in the United States, your registration, entries and orders placed through the sites may be fully processed in and from the United States and all information you provide may be processed and maintained in our webservers and internal systems located within the United States. By using this site, you authorize the export of personal information to the United States and its storage and use as specified herein when you provide such information to us.
This site contains links to other sites. While West Coast Investigations, Inc. strives to link only to sites that share its high standards and respect for privacy, they are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should reach out to us via our Contact Us page.
Last Update – October 1st, 2018