Notification of Changes to this Policy
Sonomed Escalon is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, Sonomed Escalon data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, Sonomed Escalon will post the changes on this website to notify you of the changes.
Personal Data Collected Through This Website
The only personal data Sonomed Escalon currently collects through this website is the information you give us when you use our site. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you send us your comments or request information. Sonomed Escalon uses the information you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected; for example, to respond to your e-mail or provide the information or services you requested. Sonomed Escalon also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our website, and to improve our programs and services. Sonomed Escalon may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about organizations, programs, services, and other things we believe will be of interest to you. Sonomed Escalon may share the personal information you provide to us with consultants and other third parties who act for or on behalf of Sonomed Escalon, for further processing or analysis. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which Sonomed Escalon may share or transfer the personal information in its databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
Anonymous Data Collected Through This Website
In addition to the information you provide when you use our website, Sonomed Escalon uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site. This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. Sonomed Escalon uses this anonymous data and shares it with third-parties for various reasons, for example, to improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, to improve our programs and services.
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, Sonomed Escalon may use temporary "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user (for example, if your e-mail address is "firstname.lastname@example.org," the cookie collects the "xyz.com" portion of your e-mail address) and the date and time you accessed this website. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. At the present time, Sonomed Escalon only uses temporary or "session" cookies. These "session" cookies expire when your browser window is closed. In order for certain applications on Sonomed Escalon’s websites to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.
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