Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

SurgeonCheck LLC and its subsidiaries (“SurgeonCheck,” “we,” “us,” “our”) at times collect sensitive or confidential personal information in the ordinary course of business.  We understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of such information and are committed to attempting to ensure the security of any information provided to us at all times.  The site is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.  We do not sell personal information.  We collect, use, and share personal information solely to support the provision of marketing services, and other operational and administrative purposes.  This privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) shall govern our use and disclosure of your personal information.  If you do not agree and approve of the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, you are advised and instructed not to use or access surgeoncheck.com (this “site”).

By accessing or using this site, or sharing your information with SurgeonCheck, you agree to the terms set out in this Privacy Policy.  As a current or potential client of SurgeonCheck, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree with this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is April 6, 2020.  The Privacy Policy will be reviewed at least annually, and updated in accordance with evolving privacy practices and requirements.  We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy from time to time and will update this page accordingly.  Please review our Privacy Policy as often as possible.  Your continued use of this site will be deemed acceptance of any such changes to the Privacy Policy, and it shall be binding upon you.

Information Collected

In order to deliver personalized and relevant information to you through our site, we collect certain information from users.  Please do not provide any sensitive information or health information.  In operating this site, we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to this site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, including your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left this site, and which pages you viewed. Some parts of this site use cookies and other technologies to collect this information about your general site usage.  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website.  We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on this site.  By using our site, you consent to our use of cookies and the placement of cookies on your device for the purposes described.
  • Information that you provide directly to us by filling in forms on this site.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

Use of Personal Information

SurgeonCheck stores personal client and prospective client information in its databases in order to provide our services to you in the best possible manner.  In addition, we may use this information (a) to provide you with information relating to our services, (b) to monitor and conduct an analysis of site traffic and usage patterns, (c) to analyze trends, (d) to distribute reports, (e) to respond to clients’ inquiries, (f) to resolve problems, (g) to offer new services, (h) to fulfill other purposes permitted or required by law, or (i) for other uses disclosed to you, with your consent.  We may retain your information after you stop using SurgeonCheck’s services or otherwise interacting with us.

Sharing Personal Information

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any affiliated business entities or third-parties necessary to provide products and services to you. This includes third-parties involved in the administration and operation of our products and services.  We may disclose your personal information to third-parties (a) where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third-party, (b) where we are legally required to disclose your information, or (c) when we are contractually obligated to disclose it.  However, under no circumstances does SurgeonCheck sell, trade, or barter the information.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This site may link to third-party websites that we do not control.  This site may include integrated content or links to content provided by third-parties, e.g., for viewing videos and social media.  This Privacy Policy does not address the privacy, security, or other practices of these third-party service providers.  We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies or the protection of data you provide to third-party websites accessed via this site.

Data Security

To ensure that your information is secure, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our site in accord with U.S. and international requirements.  Nevertheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not entirely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically over cellular and wireless networks that we do not control.  Any transmission of information is entirely at your own risk.  We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on this site.

Data Privacy Rights – California Consumers

Under California law, certain California residents have rights to request specific information about the personal information we collect and/or share about them. These rights are available to California residents who are clients of SurgeonCheck, prospective clients, and/or site visitors or certain other business contacts who share personal information with SurgeonCheck.

Site visitors, prospective clients, and clients may ask for information about the information collected about them.  If you have provided personal information to SurgeonCheck, you can request:

  • To know the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the reason(s) we have collected it, the sources of the data, and the categories of third-parties with whom we share the information.
  • To know the specific pieces of information we have collected about you (in addition to the information described above).
  • If you have only provided personal information as a result of browsing this site, i.e., you did not complete any forms or send SurgeonCheck any e-mails or other communications, SurgeonCheck is unable to provide information about the specific personal information it holds about you.

You may also request that SurgeonCheck delete the personal information it holds about you.  However, requests to delete data are subject to various limitations by statute and SurgeonCheck may retain certain data as permitted by law.

Data requests can be made by e-mailing connect@surgeoncheck.com.

We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or the requestor’s authority to make the request.  An authorized agent may request information on your behalf if they provide evidence of their legal authority to submit such requests.

Verifying your identity is required before we respond to your request.  To verify your identity, we will collect basic personal information about you to match with our records.  Next, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that your request was received, as well as information about additional steps that may be required to confirm your identity and verify appropriate contact information.  You may make data requests no more than twice in a 12-month period.

We will try to respond to verifiable requests within 45 days.  If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in a written response.  We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.  Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the receipt of your request.  The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.

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.

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under California law.

Choices About Your Data

Site visitors can take steps to limit the amount of personal information collected. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.