Effective as of January 20, 2020
Who We Are
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Docson will be our data controller responsible for any personal data we process.You may contact Docson at:
3775 W. Jordan Rd
Weidman, MI 48893
All provisions in this policy outlining standards required by the GDPR, the State of California, or any other jurisdiction-specific standards will apply to individuals who utilize the Site from those jurisdictions. Docson, in its sole discretion, may choose to either apply or not apply those more stringent privacy standards to other individuals who access the Site where such standards do not apply.
We value our relationship with you and are committed to respecting privacy rights and safeguarding your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) when you visit our Site.
Personal Information is information that uniquely identifies you, such as your name, address, email address and telephone number. At times, Docson may collect your Personal Information. For example, we collect your Personal Information if you subscribe to our newsletter, enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, submit an inquiry, or send us an email and provide us with your name, address, telephone number and/or email address. We may also collect your Personal Information if users send us stories, photos and/or other materials (“User Content”), and we post these materials on our Site. We also may display a child’s photo or artwork, or photos that show images of any children, but only upon voluntary submission of such content by a child’s parent or legal guardian which will serve as consent for such use and we will only show a child’s first name and age. We will not show any last names or addresses, including email or postal code. We will not use material without the consent of the user. We will not return any User Content, including but not limited to materials, such as photographs, once they have been sent to us.
Any information collected about you from the Site may be associated with other information that Docson has collected about you. REMEMBER to exercise discretion and caution with respect to User Content that you provide to us. With respect to all communications you make to or through the Site, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like: (i) you shall have no right to confidentiality in your communications and Docson shall have no obligation to protect your communications from disclosure except as required by law; (ii) Docson shall be free to reproduce, use, publish, display, disclose and distribute your communications to others without limitation, in any way now known or hereafter devised; and (iii) Docson shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, information, data content or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information, without any compensation to you.
ALL DATA COLLECTED BY THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO INTERNAL AND STATUTORY RETENTION REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES. THUS, DATA MAY BE DELETED OR ERASED FROM TIME TO TIME AND ONCE ERASED THIS DATA WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE TO ANY USERS.
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider when you log on. Generally, Docson will utilize IP addresses as customary for viewing the Site, transmitting information by you to the Site, or receiving information from the Site, and via Google Analytics which you can read more about here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en. By accessing this Site you agree to the utilization of your IP address. Some IP address information may be collected, which may help us identify information including, but not limited to, geographic trends and/or usage information.
As is true of most websites, we automatically receive some information about your device and your use of the Site. The type of information that is automatically collected by Docson includes, but is not limited to, such things as the date and time of access of the Site, the anonymized Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that you are using, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your browser software and operating system, related device keys and addresses, , and the specific activities you are engaged in while visiting the Site.
This aggregate tracking information is used to help Docson improve and enhance the website experience for all of its visitors.
Use of Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information for the purposes for which it is submitted and to enhance your experience. Your Personal Information may be used to:
- respond to your emails and inquiries
- send requested product or service information
- allow you to participate in promotions such as contests
- deliver marketing and promotional communications, Dr. Pol information and updates, including newsletters
- give you notice of and/or resolve any problems that may arise in connection with our services
- better understand the needs and interests of our customers
- analyze the success of our products and services and Site
- manage the Site’s interactive functionality
- improve and enhance the Site experience for all of its visitors, and customize the content on our Site
- comply with Docson’s legal and regulatory obligations
- investigate potential breaches of the Site’s Terms of Service
- investigate potentially unlawful activity
If you visit this Site for informational purposes (e.g. not registering or sharing any information), we collect personal data that your browser transfers to our server required for us to be able to display the site to you. This data processing is carried out pursuant to the GDPR for the legitimate interest of improving Site stability and functionality. The information collected for us to display the Site may include:
- Website accessed
- Date and time when accessed
- Amount of data sent
- Source/reference whe you accessed Site
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address (unless anonymized)
Should you decide to contact us through the Site, submit any content (e.g. a photo or video), or subscribe to any content on the Site (e.g. a newsletter), personal data is collected depending on the form of the contact. This data may be stored and used for the purposes of responding to your request. Any storage of such data is consistent with processing data under the GDPR for the legitimate purpose of responding to a customer inquiy to provide a customer-friendly Site experience and to provide customer service to customers.
Opting in and opting out of electronic communications
At certain points where Personal Information is collected on our Site, there may be a box to indicate that you wish to receive certain information or communications from Docson. You may also opt out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from Docson, at any time, using the Unsubscribe links provided in those emails. You may also opt-out or change your electronic communication preferences by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Not Track Signals
Certain web browsers provide users with an option by which you may have your browser send a “Do Not Track” signal to the website that you are visiting, advising the recipient website that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Please be advised that the way browsers communicate such “Do Not Track” signals is not yet uniform and accordingly, our Site does not take any action in response to such signals. In the event a final standard is developed and accepted, we may reassess how we should respond to such signals. By using the Site you agree that a “Do Not Track” signal may not be honored.
Use of Your Personal Information by Our Service Providers
If Docson Changes Ownership
Lawful Access, Legal Action and Investigations
The Site makes use of “cookies” – small data files which we may send to your computer on the basis of the information that we have collected about your visit. They contain information allowing us to recognize when you are visiting the Site and to keep track of your preferences.Provided that personal data is also processed through individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out under the GDPR to safeguard a legitimate interest in providing the best possible functionality of the Site and a customer-friendly and effective website visit. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our Site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Cookies are stored in your computer’s browser or on your hard disk and can then be retrieved by the website.
If you want to delete any cookies that were already sent to your computer or personal device, please refer to your web browser’s “Help” facility. In addition, most web browsers can be set to prevent you from receiving new cookies, notify you before accepting cookies or disable cookies altogether. Details about this can normally be found in the “Help” facility provided with your browser. Please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to take advantage of some of the Site’s interactive functionality.
Many web browser have functions that either allow you to modify cookie settings or to disable cookies. Please see links below of how to modify any cookie settings, but please note restricting cookies for this Site might negatively impact the functionality of the Site.
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Disclosure of Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties
Docson does not sell or market the Personal Information collected on the Site to non-affiliated third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent. Other aggregated and/or anonymous information may be disclosed without your consent. Docson may disclose aggregated statistics about visitors to its Site, along with anonymous information concerning individual visitors of its Site. We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous information collected from other sources. We may share anonymous information (including aggregate information) we collect regarding our users with third parties (such as advisors, promotional sponsors, and investors) for various business purposes including conducting general business analysis, and developing website content and services.
Additionally, we may share email addresses (in a hashed or de-identified form) that have been provided to us by our registered users, with third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges , to serve targeted advertisements to you about our goods and services.
If Docson engages in a joint promotion with an affiliate and/or partner, we may share your contact information with our affiliate and/or partner to be used in relation to the promotion. We may share aggregated or non-personal information (such as the number of daily visitors to a particular web page or the size of an order placed on a certain date) with third parties such as advertising partners.
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We may use automated decision making technologies, including profiling, to support our data processing activities. Our automated decision making capabilities include logic that attempts to identify animals, communications, products, or offers that we believe may interest you. By using this logic, it helps us personalize your interactions with Docson. For you, this means that you may see online advertisements, direct marketing communications (if you have subscribed), or other advertising or marketing messages or special offers based on your activity on our Site or interactions Docson or our third party affilliates.
In some instances, you may be required to provide us with personal data for processing as described above, in order for you to use all the features of the Site.
You may be entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to request a copy of relevant safeguards by contacting Docson as described in the “Contact” section.
Under the GDPR, certain users may have various rights to personal information and information collected from the Site. Users governed by the GDPR have the right to request the personal information collected from us on the Site (Article 15); they have the right to recify certain inaccurate personal data (Article 16), they have the right to erase certain personal data (Article 17), they have the right to restrict processing certain data (Article 18), they have the right to receive certain portable data (Article 20), and they have a general right to object under Article 21 of the GDPR. You may contact Docson as provided above to make any of the requests authorized under the GDPR.
We, or our third party partners, may employ a software technology called web beacons (also known as web bugs, clear gifs or pixels) which helps us understand what content is effective, for example by counting the number of users who have visited these pages, and to understand usage patterns. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to let us know when content is viewed. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded on web pages, ads, and e-mail. We, or our third party partners, may tie the information gathered by web beacons to the other information we collect about you.
In addition to disabling cookies and other tracking technologies as described above, you may opt-out of receiving targeted advertising from participating ad networks, audience segment providers, ad serving vendors, and other service providers by visiting websites operated by the Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance, and European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.
Retention of Personal Information
Personal Information is retained to deliver our services, to otherwise fulfill identified or apparent purposes, and for record-keeping. At some point Docson may elect to destroy, erase or anonymize your Personal Information. Once anonymized, Docson undertakes not to re-identify the information.
Information posted on the Site may continue to be displayed on this Site, or on any successor website for as long as the Site or any successor Site is available, and may be archived by third party Sites. You may request access to your Personal Information in order for it to be updated or removed by writing to email@example.com. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to refuse requests for the removal of Personal Information from the Site.
Your Privacy Choices – Limiting Information Sharing/Accessing Your Information
You may have the right to request access to the Personal Information that we hold about you, which includes the right to amend or correct that information, as appropriate, and to receive an account of how it has been used and a list of the organizations to whom it has been disclosed. In some circumstances, you may have the right to object to Docson’s use of that Personal Information. You may request access and update your Personal Information by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To protect the confidentiality of your information and respect your wishes for how it is used, Docson offers “opt out” alternatives. Specifically, you may instruct us not to share Personal Information about you with our affiliated entities. As noted above, you may also opt-out of receiving electronic communications from us at any time. You may make your privacy choice at any time and it will remain in effect until you change it.
If you would like to check, change, or confirm your privacy choices please contact us at email@example.com.
Protection and Security of Information
Docson maintains reasonable standards of confidentiality and security for the Site and the Personal Information collected from the Site. Physical, technical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of Personal Information collected through the Site. The Personal Information you provide is secured using industry standard security technology. Docson also restricts its own employees’ access to Personal Information. However, it is possible that someone may intercept or access communications, transmissions and/or Personal Information.
In the event that Docson determines there has been a security breach that results in the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information to a third party, Docson will promptly notify consumers whose Personal Information it reasonably believes has been compromised by posting information on the Site and, if email contact is possible, then also by sending an email notification with respect to the situation.
You acknowledge that the security of online transactions you conduct using the Site cannot be guaranteed. To the fullest extent permitted at law, Docson shall not accept responsibility for misuse or loss of, or unauthorized access to, your Personal Information.
Use of the Site by Children
You must be 18 years of age to use the Site. Docson does not knowingly collect or maintain information from children under the age of 13, and no part of the Site is designed with the intention of attracting such children.
California Privacy Rights
Please include your full name, e-mail address, and phone number associated with your use of the Docson Site or services. This information will only be used to find the information related to you. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable request related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiable request on behalf of your minor child.
Response Timing and Formatting
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If we refuse your request, in its entirety or any part thereof, our response will explain the reasons we cannot comply with your request.
We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Links to Third Party Websites and Services
Our Site may contain links to third party websites that are not controlled and/or maintained by Docson. Please be aware that these other sites may have different privacy policies which may subject you to different privacy practices. Docson is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
Marketing Communications Choice and Opt-Out
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. You may choose to stop receiving our marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our emails, or contacting us at the email address set forth below..
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, comments, complaints and requests regarding this privacy notice or our privacy practices in general may be emailed to email@example.com.