Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Inc. and its affiliates (“ we ” “ us ”) take your privacy seriously and we
collect, store, and use information obtained about you in connection with the website located at www.dpsi.org
(“ Website ”). Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your
information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use
This policy may change from time to time. All changes are effective immediately when we post them,
and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of this Website after we make
changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. If
you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, please submit a thorough description of the issue
through the Contact section of our Website.
1. Information We May Collect from You . The information we collect on or through our Website may
include information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes records and copies of your
correspondence (including email addresses) if you contact us. As you navigate through and interact with our
Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your
equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your visits to our Website, traffic data, location
data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website. It may
also include information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating
system, and browser type. We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online
activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). We may
maintain or associate information we collect automatically with Personal Information we collect in other ways or
receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized
service. Information that may be collected and technologies that may be used are as follows:
a. “ Cookies ” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to
view a website. Every computer that accesses our Website is assigned a different cookie by us. You may refuse
to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this
setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser
b. “ Flash Cookies ” are local stored objects (or flash cookies) that collect and store information
about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the
same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. Certain features of our Website may use Flash
c. “ General Information ” is information we obtain from your connection and interaction with this
does not identify you personally. For instance, we don’t identify your name from your Internet browser address,
but we use it to compile statistics about visitors to our Website and preferences of our visitors. General
Information we collect when you visit our Website includes the domain and host from which you access the
Internet, the Internet protocol address of the computer you are using, the browser software you are using, the
operating system you are using, the date and time that you access our Website, the specific pages you visit at
our Website, the number of visits you make to our Website, the number of visits to specific pages you make at
our Website, and products or Websites viewed at our Website. General Information may also include
services to store data about activities and transactions, and offline website data, including both local and remote
storage of activities.
d. “ Personal Information ” is information through which you can be personally identified.
Through the Website, we only collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us, which may include
your name, address, email address, telephone number, or other personally identifiable information you submit
to us, which may also include Protected Health Information.
e. “ Protected Health Information ” is information that individually identifies you and that we
create or get from you or from another health care provider, health plan, your employer, or a health care
clearinghouse and that relates to (1) your past, present, or future physical or mental health or conditions, (2) the
provision of health care to you, or (3) the past, present, or future payment for your health care.
f. “ Web Beacons ” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor
activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network
advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the
page on which the beacon is located, the type browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any
Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.
including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties including advertisers, ad networks and
conjunction with Web Beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our
Website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect
information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites
and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral)
advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they
may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact
the responsible provider directly.
3. What We Do with Your Information .
a. We use the General Information we collect from you to generate aggregate statistics about
visitors to our Website. This data can then be used to tailor this Website’s content and advertising to deliver a
better experience for our visitors. We may further share such aggregate information about our visitors with
advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. With respect to our use of General Information,
you are not able to opt out of such use.
b. We may use your Personal Information to have one of our affiliates contact you to confirm
setting up an appointment with us and to discuss other related matters. We may also use your Personal
Information to contact you from time to time about goods and services we or our Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
affiliates offer. If, at any time, you would no longer like to receive such communications by email, please contact
us through the Contact section of our Website.
4. Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties .
any Personal Information we gather from you on our Website to any third parties, subject to the Privacy Notice.
b. We may also release your Personal Information to third parties for the following legal reasons:
(1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order;
(2) to protect and defend ourselves, our subsidiaries and affiliates, and all of their officers, directors, employees,
attorneys, agents, contractors and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; (3) to prevent
imminent physical harm, such as a physical threat to you or others; and (4) in the event we find that your
or Websites. In the event we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we will
attempt to notify you unless doing so will violate the law or a court order.
5. How We Keep Your Information Secure . We safeguard the security of the data we receive from you
with physical, electronic and managerial procedures. At the same time, we urge you to take every precaution to
protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your password often, use a combination of
letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser. However, despite our efforts to protect your
Personal Information and Protected Health Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third
party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet will
be intercepted. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our database, nor can we guarantee
that information that you provide will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
6. How to Disable Cookies . You can reset your browser to reject Cookies. The majority of browsers
offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject
our Cookies, however, you may be required to reenter your login information, if applicable, each time you visit
7. Keeping Kids Safe. THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS 18 YEARS OF AGE
OR OLDER. THE WEBSITE IS NOT DIRECTED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. If you
are under age 13, your parent(s) or guardian must agree to let you use this Website and agree to this privacy
policy. We are committed to protecting children's privacy on the Internet and we do not knowingly collect
personal information from children under the age of 13.
8. Third Party Websites . Please be aware that our Website may have links to third-party websites that
may collect Personal Information about you. When you click on one of these third-party links you are entering
practices or policies of such third-party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all such
9. California Privacy Rights . California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website who
are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third
parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write us or call us based on the
contact information and address found on the Website.