Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 1, 2021

  • Please note, our most recent Terms and Conditions you agree to in addition to the Privacy Policy outlined below you must abide by when visiting our site, using our products, links, web sites, branded products, affiliates, virtual and/or live events can be found here.

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site.

Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. Please be aware that the content and material you read throughout this web site is for informational purposes only. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., its representatives, employees, authorized representatives, etc., are not rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice. Because the details of your situation are fact dependent, you should seek the advice and recommendations of the professional you need in order to make the best decision. We are not responsible  for the content of the advertisements or opinions expressed herein throughout this web site and it’s sister publications. 

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site, Concierge Medicine Today and our sister publication, The Direct Primary Care Journal. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

You understand and consent and are made aware of that this agreement supercedes all other privacy policies past or present.

Disclaimer

If you have any questions about these physicians, their services, etc., please contact the doctor or doctor’s office directly. Concierge Medicine Today uses its best efforts to gather the information that is available and use it effectively. Ultimately, however, it is the professional judgment of the Concierge Medicine Today editors, the Managing Director and Publisher, which determines Concierge Medicine Today’s ‘Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine’ selection. The editors, publisher, distributors, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies, stress that since the details of an individual’s personal health situation are fact-dependent, in no event shall any of our representatives or affiliated companies be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or financial costs arising out of the use of any of the physicians on this list.

This web site, its authors, representatives and companies are not providing medical, consultative, legal or accounting advice. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., its representatives, Editors and/or authors are not responsible or liable for the content or opinions expressed/shared and are not necessarily the opinions or thoughts of our company(ies) and its owners/representatives.

Your Email Address

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not sell or share your email address to third-parties, except to deliver any services you have requested. Unsubscribing from any email list does not necessarily unsubscribe you from other email lists within Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. Users agree to provide Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., with an up-to-date email address.

Linked Sites

The Site provides links to other third-party websites (in all cases “Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and may be based upon the content that you elect to view or the information that you provide. Such Linked Sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for, and do not endorse, monitor, review, investigate, verify, or validate the content of such Linked Sites, including any products, information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information on the Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, and completeness of the content of these Linked Sites. Some of the content served by us may be from merchant sites, and sales or activities through these sites may generate a commission payable to us. We accept no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of third-party web sites, including, without limitation, Linked Sites and websites linking to this website or its content. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of third-party web sites, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third-party.

Text Messaging

By opting in to our mobile service, you consent to receive mobile text alerts using an automatic telephone dialing system. You may receive up to ten (10) messages per month. Consent to receive marketing text messages is not required as a condition of purchasing any goods or services.

Please note that when sending and receiving text messages from Concierge Medicine Today., LLC., standard message and data rates may apply.

By signing up, you are confirming you are over the age of 13.

Opting Out

Text the word, STOP, if you wish to no longer receive SMS messages from Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. You will receive a confirmation text.

Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail: editor@conciergemedicinetoday.com

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.

Use Restriction

The material on the Site is meant to be shared for informational, non-commercial use only. Site visitors are allowed to download and distribute banner graphics and promotional materials only for the express purpose of promoting the Site.

Your Consent

By using our site(s) in any way, shape form, completing a form, sponsoring/sponsorship, advertising, job post, commenting, subscribing, purchasing products, classes or courses, being a guest on a podcast, webinar, speaking at one of our virtual or live events, or participating in any way at a Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., affiliated events, workshops, breakouts you understand this site does not constitute medical or legal advice. Your use of this site and our products or events to communicate, provide protected health information, seek insight, etc., to Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., shall constitute your acknowledgement and acceptance of the risks associated with such communication and use. You therefore consent to and agree to our online privacy policy, acceptance of use, Comprehensive Terms and Conditions, legal disclaimers, waivers, notices, updates to any and all terms and conditions as outlined below and understand this Agreement (below) supercedes any and all past agreements, terms of use, privacy policies, legal disclaimers, notices, waivers and the like. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited.

Thank you.

This web page represents a legal document and is the Terms and Conditions (Agreement) for our website and properties of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.,  www.ConciergeMedicineToday.org, DocPreneur Leadership Academy (fordoctorsforum.org), https://members.fordoctorsforum.org/,  www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com, www.DirectPrimaryCare.com, www.DirectPrimaryCareJournal.com, www.DocPreneurPress.org, www.DocPreneurPress.org, www.ConciergeMedicineForum.com, www.AmericanJournalofRetailMedicine.com, www.ForDoctorsForum.com and all sponsorships for Concierge Medicine Today, LLC, the Concierge Medicine Forum, DocPreneur Press and The DocPreneur Leadership Academy. By using our Website(s), you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the following Agreement each time you use our Website.

Acceptance of Agreement

This Agreement is between you and Concierge Medicine Today, LLC, and you understand that these Terms and Condition supercede any and all past Privacy Policies.

THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING, AND/OR BROWSING OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT OUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS, AND/OR BROWSE IT FURTHER.

Except as otherwise noted, this Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between you and Concierge Medicine Today, LLC and supersedes all other Agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to our Website, Services, and the subject matter contained herein. However, for you to use our Website and/or Services, you may also be required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Those additional terms and conditions will be incorporated into this Agreement unless otherwise stated.

Privacy Notice

Our Privacy Notice is considered part of this Agreement and is available on this website. You must review our Privacy Notice by clicking on https://conciergemedicinetoday.org/privacy-policy/. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all the terms of this Agreement, including the https://conciergemedicinetoday.org/privacy-policy/ Privacy Notice, do not use this Website or our Services.

We may take steps to remove metadata in attachments sent by email, and any remaining metadata should be presumed inadvertent and should not be viewed or used without our express permission. If you receive an attachment containing metadata, please notify the sender immediately and a replacement will be provided.

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. By using this Site, or providing your Personal Information to the Concierge Medicine Today, LLC via other Products, you hereby consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States, for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Personal information is any combination of information, in the possession of or likely to come into the possession of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC, that can be used to identify, contact, or locate a discrete individual (“Personal Information”) and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Any information that cannot be used to identify a discrete individual (such as aggregated statistical information) is not Personal Information.

Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. Please be aware that the content and material you read throughout this web site is for informational purposes only. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., its representatives, employees, authorized representatives, etc., are not rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice. Because the details of your situation are fact dependent, you should seek the advice and recommendations of the professional you need in order to make the best decision. We are not responsible  for the content of the advertisements or opinions expressed herein throughout this web site and it’s sister publications. 

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site, Concierge Medicine Today and our sister publications, The Direct Primary Care Journal. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

PURPOSE FOR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., collects, uses, and discloses your Personal Information in its normal course of business. The information may be used to plan new products or services, gauge customer satisfaction, measure awareness of products or services, or to test reaction to products, services or communications. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a research respondent who is participating in a study. This policy explains how Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., collects and uses data that Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., obtains via surveys and other primary lead generation methods that Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., uses. If you are using one of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., products, websites or courses (virtual or live) from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. Below are the primary uses of this information supplied to us:

  • Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
  • Providing requested content or services from Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.;
  • Responding to your inquiries about content and other services;
  • Making proposals for future service needs;
  • Allowing our partners, affiliates, and local chapters to notify you of certain products, services, or events offered by them;
  • Making your resume available to prospective employers;
  • Processing transactions through service providers;
  • Registration for conferences, training, and other events;
  • Meeting legal, security, processing, and regulatory requirements;
  • Protecting against fraudulent, suspicious, or other illegal activities; and
  • Compiling statistics for analysis of our sites and our business.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The information gathered by Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., from our sites falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our Site and other Products, and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our Site.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

When using this Site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. “Personal Information” or “PI” is information recorded in any form that identifies an individual or can be used to identify an individual. It includes an individual’s name, identification numbers, date of birth, gender, mailing address, phone numbers, email address and other similar information. It may include information about an individual’s personal opinions and preferences.

You provide “PI” to the Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., in the course of participating in one of our courses, events or form submissions and/or visiting one of our website(s) directly to and utilizing Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., products and services. In such cases, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., will comply with the contact limitations and data protections to which you agreed when you provided that permission. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., may collect and use PI obtained from publicly available sources, where this is permitted by law. Most research surveys include demographic questions such as racial or ethnic origin, age, gender or income. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., uses these questions to help confirm that the information reflects a representative sample of the population Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., is studying. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., also automatically collects information that is made available by the device you use to access Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.’s website for system administration, surveys, service improvement, data analysis, and data integrity purposes to ensure that survey respondents do not impermissibly duplicate participation in the same survey. The information automatically collected for this purpose, as well as other “PI”, may be shared with third parties for the purposes of detecting and preventing impermissible duplicate participation in the same survey.

Your participation and use of our web site(s) is voluntary. You are entitled at any stage of the use or survey, research, or afterward, to ask that part or all of your personal data be destroyed. Wherever reasonable and practical, we will carry out such a request.

Below are some additional ways we collect data:

1. When you request content

  • If you request content (e.g., best practices, research) or further information from us, we require you to submit your name, email address, the name of your organization, and the country in which you are based so we may send you the material you have requested and to enable us to identify if you are an existing client or reader of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.
  • Following an inquiry into receiving content or services from us, if you decide to proceed, we will collect Personal Information necessary to proceed with the transaction, such as your name, address, post code, contact telephone number, email address, billing address, or payment details, as relevant to the product. We will use your Personal Information to administer your account, fulfill registrations, and generally manage your relationship with us.

2. When you register with us and/or join Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., as a DocPreneur Leadership Academy member

  • If you register with our DocPreneur Leadership Academy site via MightyNetworks, request a service or course, webinar, etc., available on the membership site (such as registration for a conference), or become a member of the DocPreneur Leadership Academy, we may ask you for your name, email address, country, telephone number, and the reason for your communication, as well as information about your position and organization and such other information as is reasonably necessary so that we can provide you with the service or identify what would be of most interest to you.
  • Any Personal Information that you send us will be used for the purpose indicated on the Site or in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, you are also subject to the terms and conditions and policies of MightyNetworks.com upon becoming a member of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC’s, DocPreneur Leadership Academy.

3. When you submit content

  • If you submit content through our Site, we will ask for your name and email address, so that, if you choose, we can update you by email when others also comment on the content and also so that we can manage the content in line with our Terms and Conditions. You should be aware that the information you provide to us whether by email, through our web site(s) or by registering for a conference, course, webinar or purchasing a product or form submission, etc, can, may or will be made publicly available to Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., employees, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.members, and other users of our Site(s).
  • On the data submission form(s) we use throughout our web sites, registration(s), etc., we shall indicate by way of an asterisk which information is optional and which information is mandatory. 

4. When you submit a job post, press release or story submission

  • We operate a Job Post Listing that enables you to store your job listing on our web site(s).
  • We use our best efforts to grant access to the job listing to our readers at our web site(s) for paying readers, employers, recruiters, hiring managers, and human resource professionals, but we cannot guarantee that other parties will not, without our consent, gain access to this job listing.
  • You may request in writing via email or mail to remove your job post listing from our searchable web site(s) at any time. However, employers and recruiters who have already accessed or printed this post, and/or other parties who have otherwise gained access to our web site(s) may have retained a copy of your job post in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of job posts, press releases or story submissions in these instances, or for the use or privacy of job post listing and contact information by any of such parties while stories are active/published on our web site(s).

Website Navigational Information

As you navigate the Site, we may also collect information through commonly used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (collectively “Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (e.g., browser type, browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).
 

​Use of Cookies

Like many companies, we may use cookies on this Site. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website. Use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user. A cookie cannot read data off your computer’s hard drive.
There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:

  1. Session cookies: a session cookie is only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
  2. Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
  3. First-party cookies: the function of a first-party cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.’s, servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
  4. Third-party cookies: the function of a third-party cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the third party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes: 

  • Where strictly necessary: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as obtaining a quote or logging into your account, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
  • Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site (e.g., which pages visitors go to most often, if they get error messages from web pages). They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Site in order to improve the way that our Site works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a person, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous.
  • Functionality: These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (e.g., your user name, your language, region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a Site may be able to remember your login details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested, such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.
  • This Site does use Google Analytics and WordPress Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics and WordPress Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google and WordPress on servers in the United States. Google and WordPress will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., and its affiliates. Google and WordPress may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law or when such third parties process the information on Google’s and WordPress’ behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google and WordPress in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
  • Advertising: We use cookies and tracking technologies to help us develop our understanding of your interests and what content and services may be relevant to you. In addition, we have a number of partners and sponsors that also use cookies and similar technologies to determine which of their products and services may be relevant to you.

Use of Web Beacons

  • The Site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the Site and interaction with emails from Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon, and a description of a Site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve our Sites and email communications.  We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., and our services. We will conduct this review on an anonymous basis.

Use of IP Addresses 

  • When you visit our Sites, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., collects your IP addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which users navigate the Sites. IP addresses will be stored in such a way so that you cannot be identified from the IP address.

 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO OTHERS

We do not disclose any Personal Information about you to any third parties except as stated in this Privacy Policy or to sponsors at registered events which you have consented to and agreed to by registering for one of our events, and/or as otherwise permitted by law, or as authorized by you.

Third parties to whom we disclose information are required by law and contractual undertakings to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure and to use and disclose it for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances, in compliance with all applicable legislation, which purposes are as follows:

  • To provide the products and services you have requested from us;
  • To notify you or allow our affiliated companies and/or sponsors of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. events to notify you of certain products or services offered by our affiliated companies;
  • To process transactions through data processing service providers;
  • If the information is a credit card number, to process credit card payments—through third-party payment processing, clearing, and settlement systems in association with various banks; and
  • To fulfill joint marketing agreements with affiliates and partners.

If these third parties wish to use your Personal Information for any other purpose, they will have a legal obligation to notify you of this and, where required, to obtain your consent. Contact us at events@conciergemedicinetoday.com for more information on these third parties.

Service Providers

 Because many of the service providers we use are located in the United States, including certain Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., sponsors, clients or affiliates, your Personal Information may be processed and stored inside the United States, and the U.S. government, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your Personal Information under U.S. laws.

 Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.’s sponsors, clients, affiliated companies/web sites, service suppliers, etc., adhere to the same protections regarding the collection, use, and retention of data as we do.

Business Transactions

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, user information, including Personal Information, generally is one of the transferred business assets. In addition, if either Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., itself or substantially all Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., assets were acquired, sold, purchased, or dissolved, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to a third-party purchaser in these circumstances without notifying you. Your consent of this transfer and authorization is herein acknowledged by using and/or visiting any one of our affiliated Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., web sites, products, brands or events,, purchasing a product(s), attending an event, service of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC, at anytime.

Other Legally Required Disclosures

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., preserves the right to disclose without your prior permission any Personal Information about you or your use of this Site or other Products if Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., employees, or other users of this Site or the public; (2) enforce the terms and conditions that apply to use of this Site; (3) comply with a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; or (4) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties. We may also disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.

In this Privacy Policy, the purposes identified above and in “Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information” will be referred to as the “Identified Purposes.”

Public Forums

This website or other brands and Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., products may make public chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to you from time to time. We impose terms of use regarding content and activity at such public areas. Further, we monitor and/or edit posts to those areas. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose any personal information via such forum.

CALIFORNIA’S “SHINE THE LIGHT” LAW

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires any operator of a website to permit its California-resident customers to request and obtain from the operator a list of what personal information the operator disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes for the preceding calendar year, as well as the addresses and names of such third parties. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not share any personal information collected from this site with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless for the express consent you agreed to and were made aware of at the time of registering for a Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., sponsored event in which you were made aware in these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy stated above and below in this Agreement that the information you provided at the time of registering for our sponsored event would be shared directly with Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., sponsors.

European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)” Law

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. In compliance of this law, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not utilize data for any reasons other than to fulfill commitments to existing products and services. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not share any personal data or information collected from this site with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. The Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., has data retention and storage mechanisms in place to control who has access to the data and has placed limits on what purposes the data can be used for.

CALIFORNIA’S “California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)” LAW

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) applies to California residents only, below is a listing of the rights you have the ability to exercise:

  • Right to Know: You have the right to request that we disclose to you the Personal Information we collect, use, or disclose, and information about our data practices;
  • Right to Request Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information that we have collected from you;
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights.

In compliance of this law, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not utilize data for any reasons other than to fulfill commitments to existing sponsor-clients, products and services. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not share any personal data or information collected from this site with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you signed up for a Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., or affiliated brand sponsored event and thereby consent for Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., to share your NAME, BUSINESS ADDRESS or MAILING ADDRESS (used/provided/given at time of registration), TELEPHONE NUMBER, FAX, WEB SITE ADDRESS used/provided/given at time of registration. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., has data retention and storage mechanisms in place to control who has access to the data and has placed limits on what purposes the data can be used for.

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CONSENT

Your knowledge of and consent to Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.’s collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information is critical. We rely on the following actions by you as indications of your consent to our existing and future Personal Information practices: 

  • Your voluntary provision of Personal Information to us directly;
  • Your express consent or acknowledgment contained within a written, verbal, or electronic application, claim(s) or registration process; and
  • Your verbal consent solicited by Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., (or our agent) for a specified purpose.

Where Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., relies on consent for the fair and lawful processing of Personal Information, the opportunity to consent will be provided when the Personal Information in question is collected. Your consent may be given through your authorized representative such as a legal guardian, agent, or holder of a power of attorney.

Subject to certain legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, you may withdraw this consent at any time. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., will inform you of the consequences of withdrawing your consent. In some cases, refusing to provide certain Personal Information or withdrawing consent for Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., to collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information could mean that we cannot obtain insurance coverage or other requested products, services, or information for you.

If you wish to withdraw your consent, please refer to the “Questions or to Withdraw Consent” section below. However, there are several instances in which Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not require your consent to engage in the processing or disclosure of Personal Information. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., may not solicit your consent for the processing or transfer of Personal information for those purposes that have a statutory basis, such as in the following instances:

  • The transfer or processing is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., (or one of its affiliates, brands, and/or sponsor-clients);
  • The transfer or processing is necessary for the performance of a contract, concluded in your interest, between Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., (or one of its affiliates, brands, and/or sponsor-clients) and a third party;
  • The transfer or processing is necessary, or legally required, on important public interest grounds; for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or to protect your vital interests; or
  • The transfer or processing is required by applicable law.

Text Messaging

By opting in to our mobile service, you consent to receive mobile text alerts using an automatic telephone dialing system. You may receive up to ten (10) messages per month. Consent to receive marketing text messages is not required as a condition of purchasing any goods or services.

Please note that when sending and receiving text messages from Concierge Medicine Today., LLC., standard message and data rates may apply.

By signing up, you are confirming you are over the age of 13.

Opting Out

Text the word, STOP, if you wish to no longer receive SMS messages from Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. You will receive a confirmation text.

Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail: editor@conciergemedicinetoday.com

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.

LIMITING COLLECTION AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., will collect, use, or disclose Personal Information that is necessary for the Identified Purposes or as permitted by law. If we require Personal Information for any other purpose, you will be notified of the new purpose and, subject to your consent (where appropriate), that new purpose will become an Identified Purpose.

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., will collect Personal Information by fair and lawful means. We will normally retain Personal Information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the Identified Purposes. However, some Personal Information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract, or auditing requirements.

SAFEGUARDS

We have in place physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we maintain. Safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity, format, location, amount, distribution, and storage of the Personal Information. They include physical, technical, and managerial measures to keep Personal Information protected from unauthorized access. Among such safeguards are the encryption of communications via SSL, encryption of information while it is in storage, firewalls, access controls, separation of duties, and similar security protocols. However, due to the nature of the Internet and related technology, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of Personal Information, and Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., expressly disclaims any such obligation.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., Sites may include links to other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your web browser), use of any Personal Information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you cannot find the privacy policy of any of these websites via a link from the website’s homepage, you should contact the website directly for more information.

Linked Sites

The Site provides links to other third-party websites (in all cases “Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and may be based upon the content that you elect to view or the information that you provide. Such Linked Sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for, and do not endorse, monitor, review, investigate, verify, or validate the content of such Linked Sites, including any products, information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information on the Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, and completeness of the content of these Linked Sites. Some of the content served by us may be from merchant sites, and sales or activities through these sites may generate a commission payable to us. We accept no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of third-party web sites, including, without limitation, Linked Sites and websites linking to this website or its content. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of third-party web sites, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third-party.

ACCURACY, ACCOUNTABILITY, OPENNESS, AND CUSTOMER ACCESS

Our knowing about changes to some of your Personal Information (e.g., email address) may be key to effectively communicating with you at your request. If any of your details change, you can update us by emailing us. Please keep us informed of changes to your Personal Information.

You have the right to access your Personal Information and request rectification of any Personal Information in our email or address database that may be obsolete, incomplete, or incorrect. However, to secure your Personal Information, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., does not provide online access to its readers, customers or sponsor-clients to view or amend Personal Information in its database.

A copy of this Privacy Policy (and any significant changes) can be obtained from our Web site at www.ConciergeMedicineToday.org. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., its brands, agents, employees, affiliated management companies, and all representatives, etc., are released from all liability and responsibility, damages, and/or claims in the even of a loss or breach in Personal Information.

QUESTIONS OR TO WITHDRAW CONSENT

You may exercise your right to withdraw your consent to applicable uses or disclosures of your Personal Information (which may limit or terminate the products and services that Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., provides to you) by either (1) making changes to your profile via our online portal or (2) writing or sending an email to us at the following address:

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.,
events@conciergemedicinetoday.com or editor@conciergemedicinetoday.org

We will need to validate the identity of anyone making such a request to ensure that we do not provide your information to anyone who does not have the right to such information.

Normally, we will respond to access requests within 30-90 days.

COMPLAINTS

Complaints can be directed to:

Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.
events@conciergemedicinetoday.com or editor@conciergemedicinetoday.org

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If there is any material change to your rights under this Privacy Policy, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., will not provide you with notice of such change prior to the changes going into effect. As part of this, Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., may post a notice of the change on the site www.ConciergeMedicineToday.org and/or www.ConciergeMedicineForum.com in a clear and conspicuous manner. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., may also communicate the change via email or live or virtual event(s) if this is the way that Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., normally corresponds with you. Please note that your continued use of the Site or Services in any way, shape or form, indicates your agreement to the changes that were the subject of the notice.

Special Terms & Conditions

Depending on the type of Program, this Agreement is also subject to the additional special terms & conditions for each program/product/service/event/etc., listed below: