Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal (SCMHR), Inc. PRIVACY STATEMENT ("PRIVACY STATEMENT")
SCMHR is committed to protecting the privacy of users of this site. SCMHR intends to give users as much control as possible over user's personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies to www.scmhr.org and describes the information SCMHR collects about users and how that information may be used. SCMHR reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If SCMHR makes material changes to its privacy practices, a prominent notice will be posted on this web page. Each time a user visits this site, the current version of the Privacy Statement applies. Accordingly, a user should check the date of this Privacy Statement (which appears at the top) and review for any changes since the last version. If a user does not agree to the Privacy Statement, the user should not use www.scmhr.org. SCMHR agrees to notify users of the following privacy principles: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access, and Enforcement.
NOTICE SCMHR provides this Privacy Statement to make users aware of SCMHR's privacy practices, and of the choices a user may make about the way the user's information is collected and used.
Children Users represent they are of legal age to create binding and financial obligations for any liability users may incur as a result of using this website. This website is not directed to children under the age of 18, and SCMHR will never request personally identifiable information from anyone whom it knows to be under the age of 18 without verifiable parental or guardian consent. SCMHR does not knowingly collect, or wish to obtain, personally identifiable information from children. If SCMHR becomes aware that a user is under the age of 18 and has provided personally identifiable information without prior verifiable parental or guardian consent, it will remove user's personally identifiable information from its files.
What information SCMHR collects SCMHR may collect two types of information: "personally identifiable information" (such as name, email address, postal address, telephone, birth date) and "aggregate information" (such as frequency of visits to site, IP address, site pages most frequently accessed, browser type). Personally identifiable information is any piece of information that can potentially be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a user. Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about users. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. On scmhr.org, users may order products or services, and register to receive materials. Personally identifiable information collected includes community forum content, diaries, profiles, photographs, name, unique identifiers (e.g., passwords), contact and billing information (e.g., email address, postal address, telephone, fax), and transaction information. In order to tailor SCMHR's subsequent communications to users and continuously improve the products and services offered, SCMHR may also ask users to provide information regarding their interests, demographics, experience with its products, and detailed contact preferences.
Web beacons SCMHR may use web beacons from time to time. Such web beacons may be provided by SCMHR's third party advertising companies to help manage and optimize SCMHR's online advertising. A web beacon is a string of code that provides a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data, or determining how many times a specific web page has been viewed. Web beacons enable SCMHR to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits the site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to the site. For example, when a user visits a web page, the code for the page may include instructions to go to another server to gather a single pixel graphic image. Web beacons are not placed on a user's computer, and users remain anonymous. To opt out of targeted advertising delivered by SCMHR, or third party advertisers, users can opt to use freely available ad blocking software, to prevent ads from displaying in their browser. SCMHR does not promote or recommend any type of ad blocking software, nor guarantees that any of the website services will remain fully functional if the user utilizes such software.
Log files SCMHR web servers may automatically log aggregate information, such as a user's IP address, domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and other log file data. This information may be used to analyze trends or administer the site. Log files do not contain personally identifiable information. With respect to www.scmhr.org, SCMHR contracts with third party mirror providers, who deliver integrated communications services, including Internet access services, to deploy mirrors of downloads in order to make file downloading via www.scmhr.org faster and more convenient. SCMHR has no control over the privacy or logging policies of mirror providers, or the implementation thereof, and such policies may differ from this Privacy Statement.
How SCMHR uses the information collected SCMHR may use the personally identifiable information a user submits for any purposes related to SCMHR's business, including, but not limited to:
1. To understand a user's needs and create content that is relevant to the user;
2. To generate statistical studies;
3. To conduct market research and planning by sending user surveys;
4. To notify user referrals of SCMHR services, information, or products when a user requests that SCMHR send such information to referrals;
5. To improve services, information, and products;
6. To help a user complete a transaction, or provide services or customer support;
7. To communicate back to the user;
8. To update the user on services, information, and products;
9. To personalize a site for the user;
10. To notify the user of any changes with a site which may affect the user;
12. To allow the user to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in activities the user selects.
User names, identifications ("IDs"), and email addresses (as well as any additional information that a user may choose to post) may be publicly available on the site when users voluntarily and publicly disclose personally identifiable information, such as when a user posts personally identifiable information in conjunction with content subject to an Open Source license, or as part of a message posted to a public forum or a publicly-released software application. Users may not be able to change or remove public postings once posted. Such personally identifiable information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. SCMHR is not responsible for any consequences that may occur from the use of personally identifiable information that a user chooses to submit to public pages. With respect to surveys, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. SCMHR will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users, which as stated earlier is anonymous information that does not identify any specific individual. Circumstances under which SCMHR would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to SCMHR advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications. Where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where SCMHR advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, SCMHR reserves the right to disclose any information provided by users, provided that no personal information identifying a specific user is disclosed. Participation in surveys is at a user's option; SCMHR does not conduct mandatory surveys.
CHOICE/OPT OUT A user makes the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests personally identifiable information. If a user does not provide requested information, the user may not be able to complete certain transactions. Users who use the personally identifiable information of other users agree to use such information only for:
1. Using services offered through the site;
2. site transaction-related purposes and not for unsolicited commercial messages; or
3. Other purposes that the other user expressly chooses.
Users are not licensed to add other users to the site, even users who entered into transactions with them, or to their mail lists without consent. SCMHR encourages users to evaluate privacy and security policies of any of the site’s transaction partners before entering into transactions or choosing to disclose personally identifiable information.
E-mails SCMHR will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to it online in ways unrelated to the items described above without first letting a user know and offering the user a choice. If a user no longer wishes to receive direct marketing materials, SCMHR will provide instructions in each of its emails on how to be removed from any lists. SCMHR will make commercially reasonable efforts to honor such requests.
Profile or User ID Display A user's personally identifiable information may be publicly available through a user's profile or user ID display. In such cases, users have the option and discretion to opt out of publicly displaying their real names at any time by changing their display name under the site user preferences. Profile or user ID display may allow other users to see a user's activities, including purchase and sales content, ratings, and comments.
E-mail Display Users may have the opportunity to use a service to send electronic mail to another user or email list. In such cases, a user's valid email address and real name will be included with such messages. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt out of such a display where possible, but may choose to refrain from using such service to transmit an email message. Scmhr.org offers an email alias service that allows a user to create an email alias that forwards to the user's personal email account. SCMHR does not publish a user's personal email address, but does publicize email aliases that may allow an individual to identify or contact a user. A user who obtains an email alias may not opt out of such publication of the email alias.
ONWARD TRANSFER With whom may SCMHR share information SCMHR will not sell, rent, or lease a user's personally identifiable information to others, except as described in this Privacy Statement. Unless SCMHR has a user's permission or as required by law, SCMHR will only share the personally identifiable information a user provides online with other entities that are part of SCMHR corporate family and/or outside service providers who may be used to ship products, process credit cards, provide technical support, handle order processing, or otherwise act on SCMHR's behalf. These third parties are prohibited from using users' information for any other purpose, including their own marketing. When SCMHR uses third parties to assist in processing a site user's personally identifiable information, SCMHR requests that they comply with SCMHR privacy practices, and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. Please be advised that in certain instances, it may be necessary for SCMHR to disclose a user's personally identifiable information without a user's permission to government officials or otherwise as required by legal obligations. SCMHR may disclose such personally identifiable information when responding to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise legal rights or defend against claims, including fraud or infringement investigations. Data collected online may be combined with information a user provides through other means of communication, such as postal mail or third parties to further carry out the purposes described above under the heading "NOTICE, How SCMHR uses the information collected regarding users". When users choose to provide SCMHR with personally identifiable information, users consent to the transfer and storage of such information by SCMHR servers in the United States. In addition, SCMHR reserves the right to share aggregate information collected from users of the site, without prior notice, with entities that are part of SCMHR corporate family and unrelated third parties. As stated earlier, aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by such compiled information.
Service Orders To purchase services, users may be asked to be directed to a third party site, like PayPal, to pay for their purchases. If applicable, the third party site may collect payment information directly to facilitate a transaction. None of this information will be captured or stored by SCMHR.
Links to third party web site Links to third party web site on the site are provided solely as a convenience to the user. When a user uses these links, the user leaves the site. SCMHR has not reviewed all of these third party sites, does not control, and is not responsible for, any of the third party sites, their content or privacy practices. SCMHR does not endorse or make any representations about the third party site, or any information, services, or products found on the site. If a user decides to access any of the linked site, SCMHR encourages the user to read their privacy statements. The user accesses such sites at user's own risk.
Bankruptcy or Sale of Business SCMHR reserves the right to share or transfer personally identifiable information and aggregate information to a third party should SCMHR ever file for bankruptcy or in the event of a sale, merger or acquisition of SCMHR, provided such third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Changes to this Privacy Statement SCMHR may amend this policy occasionally. If SCMHR makes any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, SCMHR will notify you.
Feedback If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement or SCMHR's use of personal information on this site, please contact us HomeOffice@scmhr.org.
DATA INTEGRITY AND ACCESS Should a user find inaccuracies in such user's information, or desire to close an account or view the personally identifiable information SCMHR may have regarding the user, the user may contact SCMHR through the communication methods described below, or when technically feasible, directly on a site. SCMHR will make commercially reasonable efforts to respond to requests for access within thirty (30) days of receiving requests. SCMHR may decline to process users' access or update requests to their personally identifiable information if the requests require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of other users, or are impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
SECURITY To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, SCMHR implements physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information SCMHR collects. SCMHR uses encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive personally identifiable information. However, SCMHR does not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never defeat measures taken to prevent improper use of personally identifiable information. Internal SCMHR access to users' nonpublic personally identifiable information is restricted to SCMHR's administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis. These individuals are bound by confidentiality agreements. User passwords are keys to accounts. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters for passwords and do not disclose passwords to other people in order to prevent loss of account control. Users are responsible for all actions taken in their accounts. Notify SCMHR of any password compromises, and change passwords periodically to maintain account protection.
ENFORCEMENT In the event SCMHR becomes aware that the security of a site has been compromised or user's personally identifiable information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to security attacks or fraud, SCMHR reserves the right to take reasonable appropriate measures, including but not limited to, investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. If SCMHR becomes aware that a user's personally identifiable information has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this Privacy Statement, SCMHR will make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that SCMHR knows this information. If a user has comments or questions about SCMHR's privacy statement, please contact: SCMHR, 2424 American Lane, Madison, WI 53704-3102. Email: HomeOffice@scmhr.org. Web: www.scmhr.org.
Terms of Service
SCMHR has created a product, further known as www.scmhr.org to provide a network for discussion and user-generated information to expand the knowledge base of hair removal professionals. The following Terms of Service apply to your use of this network. You are solely responsible for your conduct and the content you post on the network and compliance with these terms. By registering, creating a profile, using or perusing this network, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms. This Network is not directed to children younger than 18 and is offered only to users 18 years of age or older. Any person who provides their personal information by registering and creating a profile represents that they are 18 years of age or older. Please note that articles, news releases, video and/or any other user content on www.scmhr.org (such as blogs, directory content, forums, comments, etc.), do not reflect the views of SCMHR, its staff, or its members nor should they be seen as an endorsement of any kind. We recognize there may be errors, omissions and/or inaccurate information reflected in the content on the network and that users should understand that something that appears on www.scmhr.org does not mean SCMHR has vetted or endorsed any of the content. SCMHR reserves the right to take down anything you post on this site, for these or other reasons. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this website. Violation of the terms in this document will result in the removal of the content and a warning from the network's administrators. A second violation will result in the removal of your user account. By accessing, browsing or using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Licenses Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Content includes all materials posted by SCMHR. Visitors to this website agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to SCMHR under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Submissions includes but is not limited to white papers, dissertations, articles or other literary works, power point presentations, encyclopedias, anthologies, wikis, blogs, diagrams, drawings, sketches, photos or other images, audio content, video content and audiovisual materials. COPPA prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the collection, use, or disclosure of personally identifiable information from and about children under 18 on the Internet. The law requires operators to notify parents and obtain their consent before collecting, using, or disclosing children's personal information. All logos and trademarks contained on this Web site are and remain the property of their respective owners. No licenses or other rights in or to such logos and/or trademarks are granted to you. You can learn more about the SCMHR's privacy practices on the Web.
Fees, Payments, and Cancellation General Terms, Including Automatic Renewal Terms You agree to pay any and all prices and fees due for purchases at this site at the time you order the product/service. All prices and fees are non-refundable unless otherwise expressly noted. SCMHR expressly reserves the right to change or modify its prices and fees at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be posted online at this site and effective immediately without need for further notice to you. Where refunds are issued, SCMHR's issuance of a refund receipt is confirmation that SCMHR has submitted your refund to the Payment Method charged at the time of the original sale. You acknowledge and agree that the associated payment provider and/or individual issuing bank establish and regulate the time frames for posting your refund. Refund posting time frames may range from five (5) business days to a full billing cycle. Except as prohibited in any product-specific agreement, you may pay by providing a valid credit card.
If for any reason SCMHR is unable to charge your Payment Method for the full amount owed for the Services provided, or if SCMHR is charged a penalty for any fee it previously charged to your Payment Method, you agree that SCMHR may pursue all available lawful remedies in order to obtain payment. If you pay by credit card and if for any reason SCMHR is unable to charge your credit card with the full amount owed for the Services provided, or if SCMHR is charged back for any fee it previously charged to the credit card you provided, you agree that SCMHR may pursue all available lawful remedies in order to obtain payment. You agree that the remedies SCMHR may pursue in order to effect payment shall include, but not be limited to, immediate cancellation without notice to you of any Services registered or renewed on your behalf. SCMHR reserves the right to charge you reasonable "administrative fees" or "processing fees" for (i) tasks SCMHR may perform outside the normal scope of its Services, (ii) additional time and/or costs SCMHR may incur in providing its Services, and/or (iii) your noncompliance with this Agreement (as determined by SCMHR in its sole and absolute discretion). Typical scenarios include, but are not limited to, customer service issues that require additional personal time or attention, fees incurred by third-party payment providers, fees incurred as the result of charge backs or other payment disputes brought by you, your bank, or a Payment Method processor, and disputes that require accounting or legal services. SCMHR may offer product-level pricing in various currencies; however, transaction processing is supported only in U.S. dollars and a select number of the currency options displayed on this site ("Supported Currency" or "Supported Currencies"). If the currency selected is a Supported Currency, then the transaction will be processed in the Supported Currency and the pricing displayed during the checkout process will be the actual amount processed and submitted to your bank for payment. If the currency selected is not a Supported Currency, then the transaction will be processed in U.S. dollars and the pricing displayed during the checkout process will be an estimated conversion price at the time of purchase. In either case (whether the currency selected is a Supported Currency or not), if the transaction is processed in a currency that differs from the currency of your bank account, you may be charged exchange rate conversion fees by your bank. In addition, due to time differences between (i) the time you complete the checkout process, (ii) the time the transaction is processed, and (iii) the time the transaction posts to your bank statement, the conversion rates may fluctuate, and SCMHR makes no representations or warranties that (a) the amount submitted to your bank for payment will be the same as the amount posted to your bank statement (in the case of a Supported Currency) or (b) the estimated conversion price will be the same as either the amount processed or the amount posted to your bank statement (in the case of a non-Supported Currency), and you agree to waive any and all claims based upon such discrepancies (including any and all claims for a refund based on the foregoing). In addition, regardless of the selected currency, you acknowledge and agree that you may be charged Value Added Tax ("VAT"), Goods and Services Tax ("GST"), or other localized fees and/or taxes, based on your bank and/or the country indicated in your billing address section.
Licenses SCMHR respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our website to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to our Web site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement If you believe that any material on this website infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this website directs users to another website that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to SCMHR Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:
Address of Designated Agent:
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704-3102
Telephone Number/Email of Designated Agent: