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This document (hereinafter, the “Privacy Policy”) discloses the privacy practices of Skin PS Brands (hereinafter, “we,” “us,” “our,” “ourselves,” or “Skin PS”) and it explains what personal information is collected through our websites, microsites, mobile applications and online services, how that information is used, to whom it’s disclosed, and how it is safeguarded. Unless indicated otherwise, this Privacy Policy applies only to personal information collected through the websites, microsites, mobile applications, and other online services of our brands and lines of business that expressly adopt, and display or link to, this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Sites”). These brands and lines of business include, without limitation, our websites located at  http://www.drpimplepopper.com, http://theprettypimple.com, http://www.skinpsbrands.com/, and http://www.skinps.com/.  All capitalized terms that are not defined in the Privacy Policy below shall have the meanings given in the Terms and Conditions of Use for our Sites.  

BY ACCEPTING OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO OUR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS INCORPORATED INTO AND SUBJECT TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  1. Information Provided by Users of the Sites
  2. We Do Not Sell or Rent Personal Information
  3. Protected Health Information – Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
  4. Types of Information We Collect
  5. How We Use Your Information
  6. How We Share Personal Information with Others
  7. Choices Over How Your Information is Used
  8. Revisions of Privacy Policy
  9. Security
  10. Protecting Children Under the Age of 13
  11. Data Retention
  12. Patient Privacy
  13. California Resident Rights
  14. Additional Information – Questions – Contact Us

 

  • 1. Information Provided by Users of the Sites
  • The information provided to us through our Sites by individuals who use and/or visit any of our Sites (hereinafter “Users”) is used for, among other things, the purposes set forth under Section 5 of this Privacy Policy, below. Such information is also used to enhance the Sites and provide more personalized services to our Users. This Privacy Policy applies to the Sites and describes the information we collect from your use of the Sites, how we use such information, and some of the steps we take to protect the privacy of our Users.

     

  • 2. We Do Not Sell or Rent Personal Information
  • When you use any of our Sites, you may be creating and/or maintaining, on behalf of yourself and/or another person, an account with one of our brands and/or lines of business (“Account”).  We will use and/or disclose the Personal Information associated with your use of the Sites and/or an Account only as stated in this Privacy Policy. We do not sell or rent such Personal Information associated with an Account, about visitors to the Sites or Users of our Sites.  

    By “personal information” we mean information that can be used directly to identify you (including name, home address, email address, physical address, credit card information), as well as other information (like tastes and preferences) when coupled with your identifying information.  

     

  • 3. Protected Health Information – Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
  • All “Protected Health Information,” as defined in 45 CFR §160.03, provided on or through any of our Sites, including information stored in an Account, is subject to the Notices of Privacy Practices issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L. No.104-191 (“HIPAA”).

    For your reference, we have provided a copy of our own Skin PS Brands Notice of Privacy Practices as it relates to protected health information collected on or through any of our Sites or any of the services we provide, as well as the use and/or disclosure of such protected health information. We advise all Users of our Sites to review our Skin PS Brands Notice of Privacy Practices, and to contact us if they have any questions regarding such notice. The Notices of Privacy Practices issued under HIPAA may contain additional provisions relating to the use and disclosure of your protected health information that go beyond the terms of this Policy and/or our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices.

    This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices.

     

  • 4. Types of Information We Collect
  • We collect information about you, or another person on behalf of whom you create an Account, in various ways, including without limitation, information you provide to us, information we collect through your use of the Sites, and information we receive from third parties (“Information”).  Information may include, without limitation, personal information as well as metadata provided by your use of the Sites or other information that you provide to us.  For more details, please see “Choices Over How Your Information is Used” below.

    Information You Volunteer. We collect the personal information you and others knowingly and voluntarily provide on or through our Sites.

    Credit Card Information. If you establish a credit account with us or otherwise provide credit card information through any of the Sites, we collect additional information, including, but not limited to, billing address, credit card number and credit card expiration date, and tracking information from checks or money orders. In the event your credit card information has been compromised, you should immediately notify us to allow us to cancel the lost or compromised credit card and to update our records with information regarding any replacement credit card.  We use, when feasible, encryption data using the Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) system or other similar encryption methods to encrypt your credit card information as it travels over the Internet and via wireless methods to and/or from our Sites.

    E-Mail Address.  We only collect and hold your e-mail address in order to send you information you have requested. You can unsubscribe any time for any reason. We never rent e-mail lists. We don't share your name with any outside entity, except as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy.  You will only get e-mails from Skin PS, and only if you have given us your email address voluntarily. If you are a Skin PS client, you may receive special offers when we launch new services or products.

    Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. Generally, we do not link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you by name.

    Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use "cookies" and other web technologies to collect information and support certain features of the Sites. For example, we may use these technologies to: (i) collect information about the ways people use the Sites - which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page; (ii) support the features and functionality of the Sites - for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits; and (iii) personalize your experience when you use the Sites.

    Generally, the information we collect using these web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example by registering with any of our Sites, we may link the information we collect using these web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.

    If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave the Sites. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit the Sites, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the Sites.

    The use of cookies by our partners and service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. In some instances, we have access or control over these cookies. Our partners and service providers use session ID cookies to track site visitor data and facilitate our partnerships.

    Location Information. We may collect information about your location when you access or use our any of our Sites.

    Device Information. We may collect information about the computer or mobile device used to access our Sites, such as the hardware model, operating system and version, identification numbers assigned to your mobile device, such as the ID for Advertising (IDFA) on Apple devices, and the Advertising ID on Android devices, mobile network information, and website or app usage behavior

    Website Visitor Data; Statistics.  We may gather data on the activity on our Sites, such as how many people visit one or more of the Sites, the web pages they visit, where they come from, how long they stay, etc. The data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means that no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. This data helps us improve our content and overall usage. The information is not shared with other organizations for their independent use.  This information does not identify any individual personally. Rather, this information constitutes de-personalized and de-identified information in an aggregate form (“De-Identified Information”).

    Behavioral Remarketing.  We may use remarketing services to advertise on third party web sites to you after you visited our Sites. We, and our third-party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

    Google

    Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

    You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. 

    Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

     

     

  • 5. How We Use Your Information
  • Except as provided in this Policy or the Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices, we generally do not collect personal information about visitors to and/or Users of our Sites.  We may use the personal information:

    • subject to our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices, to communicate your health information, or the health information of someone you are caring for, to health care providers treating you or the other person;
    • subject to our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices, to communicate to you the health information of others you are authorized to act on behalf of on the Sites;
    • to provide the information you request;
    • to contact you regarding your use of the Sites;
    • to send you news and information we believe will be of interest to you (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
    • to add you to our newsletter or e-mailing/mailing list when you register an Account, make an online purchase, sign up to receive mail or e-mails, enter contests, promotions or sweepstakes;
    • to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
    • to better understand your needs and interests;
    • to improve the content, functionality and usability of the Sites;
    • to provide you with a personalized experience when you use the Sites;
    • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
    • for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice; and
    • for any other purpose identified in a click-through agreement or other agreement between us and you.

     

    6. How We Share Personal Information with Others

    We do not share, sell or disclose personal information, and especially protected health information collected through the Sites, except as specifically disclosed in this Privacy Policy and our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices.

    We may disclose personal information to any person performing audit, legal, operational, or other services for us. We will use information which does not identify the individual for these activities whenever reasonably possible. Information disclosed to vendors or contractors for operational purposes may not be re-disclosed to others by such a vendor or contractor, except as permitted by us and applicable law.

    We may disclose personal information (a) as described in this Privacy Policy and our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices for protected health information under HIPAA; (b) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect you or others from threats of imminent harm, investigate fraud or other activity in violation of the law, or respond to a government request; to protect the security and reliability of our Sites; or (c) to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

    We may also disclose personal information as follows:

    Compliance with Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose Information, including personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order, a search warrant or a subpoena, or for other situations we determine to be an emergency. We may also disclose Information, including personal information, to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of our Sites; to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use or other agreements; to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our Users or others. Information, including personal information, may also be shared with third party service providers who work on our behalf or help us operate our business and Sites and our affiliates. We may also share Information, including personal information, to prevent illegal uses of the Sites or violation of the Terms and Conditions of Use or defend ourselves against third party claims. 

    Third-Party Service Providers. We may share personal information collected through our Sites with third-party service providers who act for or on behalf of us. These third-party service providers may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are required by contract to keep your personal information confidential and may use it only to provide services on our behalf.

    Business Transfers. Your personal information may be transferred to a successor organization if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of our Sites to another organization or if we ire involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets with another entity.  If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization's use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on one or more of our Sites of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information 

    Statistics. We share statistical information about the use of our Sites with our donors, sponsors and partners. This information does not identify any individual personally. Rather, this information constitutes de-personalized and de-identified information in an aggregate form.

    Links to Other Sites.  The Sites may provide links to other websites operated by third parties. Because we have no control over third-party websites, we are not responsible for the availability of those websites and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services, products, policies, or other materials on or available from such websites. We shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, advertising, services, products, policies, or other materials on or available from such websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of third-party websites; your use of such websites is subject to the terms and policies of the owner of such websites.

    International Transfer.  Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including personal information, to the United States and process it there.

     

  • 7. Choices Over How Your Information is Used
  • Unsubscribing.  To unsubscribe from our newsletter or mailing/e-mailing list(s), simply choose the Unsubscribe link on our Sites or on any electronic communication we disseminate and you will be instantly removed.  Opting out of any of these emails will not stop operational or transactional messages such as password-reset or account related information from us and/or the brand or line of business in question. We may occasionally provide you with the opportunity to opt in to receive email messages from third parties. If you do opt in, we’ll share your e-mail address with the specific third party in question. Please review the privacy policies of such third parties to see how they treat your personal information.

    Mobile Text Messaging.  If you’ve signed up for mobile text messaging offers but later decide you no longer wish to receive these offers, simply follow the opt-out instructions included in the mobile message.

    Mobile Push Notifications/Alerts. With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.

    Location Information. You may have the ability to turn location-based services on and off by adjusting the settings of your Internet browser or mobile device or, for some devices, by revoking permission for our mobile apps to access your location information. 

    Cookies.  Your browser may offer the ability to block or delete cookies from your device. Simply follow your browser’s instructions on how to block and clear cookies.

    Other Marketers/Our Partner Companies.  If you don’t want your basic contact and purchase information shared with other merchants and exchanges, or our partner companies, for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us – see “Additional Information – Questions – Contact Us” below.

    Do Not Track Disclosure.  We support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.  We respect the privacy of our Users as well as visitors to our Sites and their choice to enable “Do Not Track”; however, the standards for implementation vary from browser to browser and the internet industry groups have not settled on what exactly “Do Not Track” means for site owners and users. Furthermore, there is currently no method of electing “Do Not Track” on mobile applications. Currently, most internet companies, do not modify their behavior upon receipt of “Do Not Track” requests.

     

  • 8. Revisions of Privacy Policy
  • We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time and will post the updated Privacy Policy on the Sites.  Your use of any of our Sites following an update of the Privacy Policy shall be deemed your acceptance of such changes. You agree to review this Privacy Policy regularly so that you understand our current Privacy Policy. 

     

  • 9. Security
  • The security of your personal information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.  These policies and procedures may include, when feasible, encryption of data using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) system, or other similar encryption methods, and using a secured messaging service when your personal information is sent electronically through the Sites.

    Despite these policies and procedures, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the personal information we have collected from you.  As such, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us via the Sites, by Internet, text message or email cannot be guaranteed.

     

  • 10. Protecting Children Under the Age of Thirteen
  • We do not knowingly collect information provided by children under the age of 13. If you are a minor (under the age of 18), you can use the Sites only with the consent and under the supervision of your parents or legal guardians. If you are a minor, please do not submit any personal information to, on or through any of the Sites, or any part thereof.  IF YOU ARE 13 YEARS OR YOUNGER, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITES, OR ANY PART THEREOF, FOR ANY PURPOSE. Skin PS does not permit children under the age of 18 to create or maintain an Account or register as a User.

     

  • 11. Data Retention
  • We will retain your information for as long as your Account is active or as needed to provide you services on or through our Sites. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. In compliance with our standard data retention policies, we may delete data of inactive Accounts without prior notification.

     

  • 12. Patient Privacy
  • Skin PS Brands is aware of the privacy needs for well-known individuals and media personalities. Special entrance to our office may be provided to assure anonymity and protection from undesired attention. Our staff is trained to ensure the discretionary requirements of any patient visiting our office. Please contact our office manager for further information on this policy.

     

  • 13. California Resident Rights
  • California residents may request certain information regarding the disclosure of their personal information by Skin PS to third parties for direct marketing purposes. As noted above in this Privacy Policy, Skin PS does not disclose your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes unless you have first agreed to such disclosure. However, if you would like to make such a request, then please contact Skin PS Brands’ office manager for written confirmation of the same.

     

  • 14. Additional Information – Questions - Contact Us
  • For more information about Skin PS’s Privacy Policy, our Skin PS Brands Notices of Privacy Practices or questions and comments, please contact us please contact us at info@skinpsbrands.com or call 310-425-8894.

     

    Revision Date:  April 26, 2018

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