Skinaa - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

skinaa.com is an online health portal aiming to educate, guide, and help patients make informed health decisions. We believe, when patients find the right doctor , it leads to better quality care. In order to do provide the services, we ask for certain personal information which is displayed on the site. (This information includes Name, Email Address, Phone Number and Postal Address.) (Of course, all skinaa.com visitors may browse the site, search Doctor profiles and view any articles or features our site has to offer without entering any personal information.)

Information Collected/Tracked by skinaa.com

skinaa.com gathers two types of information:

Information users submit

MEMBERS

There are two types of user-submitted information we collect: Public and Private. We define Public information as personal information that may be displayed on the site at the behest of the member, such as gender, age, height, telephone number, photograph, etc. Private information is defined as any information that allows others to contact a user other than through skinaa.com or allows the collection of information about the user other than what is displayed on the site

skinaa.com also allows members to submit public and private information on behalf of others - child/ward, sibling or friend. If such child/ward, sibling or friend does not wish this information to be displayed, she/he has the option to request removal of such information after providing the necessary evidence that the information pertains to her/him.

FRAMING: We utilize framing techniques to make it appear that the user is still on the web site when they are actually on a third party web site.

Additional Features of the Site:-

Ask a Doctor: Users of skinaa.com have chosen to post questions relating to their health problems, which are publicly accessible. And for this purpose, we might even show the name of the user/patient. However, personal contact information is hidden from general public and may be available for the Doctor/Hospital/skinaa.com.

AGGREGATE: This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all users to the site.

skinaa.com uses the information it collects in the following ways:

MEMBERS

Public: Public information supplied by members is information intended to be viewed by visitors to the site. This information is used by visitors for searching, researching and selecting Doctors for their purposes. All members also have an option to post their telephone number

Private: We primarily use member's email addresses to verify enrollment and to send system emails on behalf of other members. Email addresses are not disclosed to members. We may also use user's email address to send news regarding our site or our group sites, and email addresses are sometimes visible to Doctors/Hospitals who are answering or attending to your health questions, but the users may choose not to receive such emails by unsubscribing. Email addresses may also be used in private correspondence with the user for customer service issues. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. All other private information submitted by the user is confidential and is not disclosed except as required by law or to protect members of skinaa.com. All private information except financial information submitted during the process of a financial transaction & certain account-related information collected at the time of registration can be updated or deleted by the user at any time, as follows:-

Updating public information:

NOTE: To prevent misuse of the system, some or all the information about Doctors such as professional information, contact information etc. can only be changed after verification and approval of the same.

We use your server IP address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of our website.

We may store member login ids of users and their IP addresses for certain activities they perform for security purposes in order to track down the person in case of illegal activities.

Except where you are expressly informed on the site or as described in this privacy policy we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information. However, we reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

skinaa.com may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that skinaa.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by skinaa.com.

skinaa.com uses cookies to deliver various services and to keep track of your personal preferences. A cookie is a small text file that can be entered into the memory of your browser to:-

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers contain a function that allows a user to deny the cookie feature. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Please note that the use of cookies is a necessary part of the skinaa.com technology and is necessary if you wish to access skinaa.com. Disabling the cookie feature on your browser or deleting cookie files from your computer will render you unable to access certain features on skinaa.com and participate in its services. Cookies may also be necessary to provide the user with certain features such as customized delivery of information. Consequently cookies we serve are tied to the user's personally identifiable information.

skinaa.com uses cookies to provide its services, to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit different pages on our site, and for other purposes.

Please note that cookies are used only to recollect information sent to your computer from skinaa.com. We CANNOT access any information not sent by skinaa.com.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

skinaa.com allows you to modify or remove both public and private information from our database. Private information such as financial information submitted during the process of a financial transaction & certain account-related information collected at the time of registration however cannot be changed or removed by the user.

If we make a material change to our privacy policy, we will prominently post a link to those changes on our Homepage so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an email. We will give you a choice as to whether or not we can use information in this different manner and act accordingly.

skinaa.com takes every precaution to protect your information, both online and offline.

When our registration/order process asks you to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), such information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect your information offline. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transaction and once we receive it. All your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

We have also done everything in our power to prevent misuse of photographs. Apart from not allowing photographs to be downloaded or copied, we have watermarked them with the skinaa.com logo. This acts as a further deterrent for illegal use elsewhere.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, please email us.