What information does NewGenDoctors.com collect/track about me?
NewGenDoctors.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 and right hospital, 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 NewGenDoctors.com visitors may browse the site, search Doctor/Hospital profiles and view any articles or features our site has to offer without entering any personal information.)
Information Collected/Tracked by NewGenDoctors.com
NewGenDoctors.com gathers two types of information:
• i. Information users submit
• ii. Information not directly submitted
i. Information users submit
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 NewGenDoctors.com or allows the collection of information about the user other than what is displayed on the site.
• Public: To order to make the services of advertising to the relevant targeted members, we gather personal information, which may or may not include: customer-specified NewGenDoctors.com username, gender, profession, telephone number, general geographic location, photograph and postal address.
• Private: This information is gathered from members and guests who apply for the various services our site offers. This information includes, but is not limited to: email address, first name, last name, credit card number or checking account information for payment, a user-specified password, mailing address, zip code and telephone number.
NewGenDoctors.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.
SURVEYS & CONTESTS: From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, and age).
Additional Features of the Site:
Ask a Doctor: Users of NewGenDoctors.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/NewGenDoctors.com.
ii. Information not directly submitted
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.
What does NewGenDoctors.com do with the information it collects/tracks?
NewGenDoctors.com uses the information it collects in the following ways:
• Information users submit
Public: Public information supplied by members is information intended to be viewed by visitors to the site. Visitors for searching, researching and selecting Doctors/Hospitals for their purposes use this information. 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 NewGenDoctors.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:
• Login to your NewGenDoctors.com account
• Click on My Account
• Use Edit options in the page to update relevant information and submit
NOTE: To prevent misuse of the system, some or all the information about Doctors/Hospitals such as professional information, contact information etc. can only be changed after verification and approval of the same.
Updating private information:
• Login to your NewGenDoctors.com account
• Click on My Account
• Update relevant information and submit
• Information not directly submitted
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.
With whom does NewGenDoctors.com share the information it collects/tracks?
Tell me about links with other sites.
NewGenDoctors.com may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that NewGenDoctors.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 NewGenDoctors.com.
Tell me about Cookies.
• help a website recognize repeat users;
• facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site;
• allow a site to track usage behavior;
• compile aggregate data for content improvements; and
• Undertake targeted advertising.
Please note that cookies are used only to recollect information sent to your computer from NewGenDoctors.com. We CANNOT access any information not sent by NewGenDoctors.com.
Tell me about NewGenDoctors.com policy on correcting, updating or removing personal information.
NewGenDoctors.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.
Tell me about security of my personal information.
NewGenDoctors.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 NewGenDoctors.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.
Tell me about NewGenDoctors.com's email policy.
We use email extensively to help you find the right information for you to make better health decisions. Also, we email you about our products and services, which include:
• NewGenDoctors.com/Doctor/Hospital’s responses to your Questions/Comments/Replies.
• Best Doctors/Hospitals you have searched for; and
• Newsletters updating you of the latest features on our site.
Occasionally, we may also send you:
• Announcements of special events which NewGenDoctors.com is associated with; or
• Special offers from NewGenDoctors.com/other partner sites, which we believe are useful for you.
As a NewGenDoctors.com member, you are automatically subscribed to all of the above, as an integral part of providing best online health care services to you. However, at any time, you may choose to manage your subscriptions to one or more of the above (except Contact Alert). All our emails will carry a link to help you do this.
We reiterate that we will never sell / rent out your email address to any third party, unless you expressly permit us to do so. In fact, we do not allow ANYONE to see your email address, not even other NewGenDoctors.com members.
Tell me how to contact NewGenDoctors.com.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please email us or contact us at. support@NewGenDoctors.com