ProvidersWeb.com Privacy Statement
Information Collection & Use
In order to use this Web
site, you must first complete the registration
form and/or create a user name and password. During
registration you are required to give contact
information (such as name and email address).
We use this information to contact you about the
services on our site in which you have expressed
You have the option to provide demographic
information (such as revenue, location, type of
facility) to us; we encourage you to submit this
information so we can provide you a more personalized
experience on our site.
After you register you may receive periodic
newsletters and updates.
ProvidersWeb, Inc. is the sole owner of the
information collected on ProvidersWeb.com. ProvidersWeb
collects personally identifiable information from
our users at several different points on our Web
If you purchase a product or service
from us, we request certain personally identifiable
information from you on our order form. You must
provide contact information (such as name, email,
and shipping address). Financial information (such
as credit card number, expiration date) is obtained
by a third party entity, presently PayPal. ProvidersWeb
relies upon the third party’s security and
processing systems. You must acquaint yourself
yourself that your financial information is
This information is used for billing purposes
and to fill your orders. If we or the third party
entity has trouble processing an order, we will
use this information to contact you.
Surveys or Contests
we may provide you the opportunity to participate
in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate,
we will request certain personally identifiable
information from you. Participation in these surveys
or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore
have a choice whether or not to disclose this
information. The requested information typically
includes contact information (such as name and
shipping address), and demographic information
(such as zip code).
We use this information to notify contest winners
and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize
the site (in the case of anonymous information
collected in surveys), to send participants an
We may use a third party service provider to
conduct these surveys or contests; that company
will be prohibited from using our users’ personally
identifiable information for any other purpose.
Uses of Information
collected from you will be used by ProvidersWeb
- Fulfill any order you make, including website
- Provide you with information about your order;;
- To enable our customer service representative
to contact you, if needed;
- To ship your order;
- To tell you about special offers, products
or events available to ProvidersWeb
- To bill you for products and services rendered.
Certain information from you will be used to
develop demographics, usage studies and marketing
ProvidersWeb may permit other companies, previously
screened by ProvidersWeb, to contact you, using
this information, to offer information about their
products and services.
Your information may be disclosed to others
for limited purposes if it is required by applicable
law or deemed necessary to protect the integrity
of the ProvidersWeb Website in the discretion
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally
send you information on products, services,
special deals, or promotions.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present
the option not to receive these types of communications.
Please see the “Choice and Opt-out.”
send you strictly service-related announcements
on rare occasions when it is necessary to do
so. For instance, if our service is temporarily
suspended for maintenance, we might send you an
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications,
which are not promotional in nature. If you do
not wish to receive them, you have the option
to deactivate your account.
Based upon the personally
identifiable information you provide us, we will
send you a welcoming email to verify your username
and password. We will also communicate with you
in response to your inquiries, to provide the
services you request, and to manage your account.
We will communicate with you by email or telephone,
in accordance with your wishes.
We store information that we
collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs,
and/or third party sources to create a “profile” of
your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable
information, and your purchasing history, to
information in the profile, in order to provide
tailored promotions and marketing offers and to
improve the content of the site for you.
Supplementation of Information
to provide certain services to you, we may on
occasion supplement the personal information you
submitted to us with information from third party
Enhancement of Profile Information
purchase marketing data from third parties and
add it to our existing user database, to better
target our advertising and to provide pertinent
offers in which we think you would be interested.
To enrich our Profiles of individual customers,
we tie this information to the personally identifiable
information they have provided to us.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally
We share aggregated demographic
information about our user base with our partners
and advertisers. This information does not identify
The purpose is to better identify the market,
target prospective users and tailor the content
to the class of existing users. Partners are those
whom we have investigated and feel that they have
something to offer that benefits both ProvidersWeb
and the users.
We do not link aggregate user data with personally
Personally identifiable information
Share Personally Identifiable Information with
ProvidersWeb may permit other companies previously
screened by ProvidersWeb, (Partners) to contact
you, using limited personally identifiable information
(name, email address and demographic information,
not personally identifiable financial information)
to contact you to offer information about their
products. You may opt-out of this activity (See
We may use an outside shipping
company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing
company to bill you for goods and services. These
companies do not retain, share, store or use personally
identifiable information for any other purposes.
We reserve the right
to disclose your personally identifiable information
as required by law and when we believe that disclosure
is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply
with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal
process served on our Web site.
We provide you the opportunity
to ‘opt-out’ of
having your personally identifiable information
used for certain purposes, when we ask for this
information. For example, if you purchase a
product/service but do not wish to receive any
additional marketing material from us, you can
indicate your preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter
and promotional communications, you may opt-out
of receiving them by following the instructions
included in each newsletter or communication or
by emailing us at support@ProvidersWeb.com.
You will be notified when your personal information
is collected by any third party that is not our
agent/service provider, so you can make an informed
choice as to whether or not to share your information
with that party.
As is true of most
Web sites, we gather certain information automatically
and store it in log files. This information includes
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type,
Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit
pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and
We use this information, which does not identify
individual users, to analyze trends, to administer
the site, to track users’ movements around
the site and to gather demographic information
about our user base as a whole.
A cookie is a small
text file that is stored on a user’s computer
this site. We do link the information we store
in cookies to any personally identifiable information
you submit while on our site.
We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent
cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier
for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie
expires when you close your browser. A persistent
cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended
period of time.
We set a persistent cookie to store your username,
so you don’t have to enter it more than
once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track
and target the interests of our users to enhance
the experience on our site.
If you reject cookies, you will not be able
to login or register.
Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers)
or control over these cookies. See “Third
by ProvidersWeb.com only and does not cover the
Party Advertisers” section.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
employ a software technology called clear gifs
(a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better
manage content on our site by informing us what
content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics
with a unique identifier, similar in function
to cookies, and are used to track the online movements
of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are
stored on a user’s computer
hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly
on Web pages and are about the size of the period
at the end of this sentence. We tie the information
gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally
identifiable information. At the present time
we do not use clear gifs in the web pages, only
in the emails.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails
to let us know which emails have been opened by
recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness
of certain communications and the effectiveness
of our marketing campaigns. If you would like
to opt-out of these emails, please see “Choice
Links to Other Sites
site contains links to other sites that are not
owned or controlled by ProvidersWeb. Please be
aware that we, ProvidersWeb, are not responsible
for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave
our site and to read the privacy statements of
each and every Web site that collects personally
This privacy statement applies only to information
collected by this Web site.
Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
you use a bulletin board or chat room on this
site, you should be aware that any personally
identifiable information you submit there can
be read, collected, or used by other users of
these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited
messages. We are not responsible for the personally
identifiable information you choose to submit
in these forums.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
your personally identifiable information changes,
or if you no longer desire our service, you may
correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making
the change on our member information page or by
emailing our Customer Support at support@ProvidersWeb.com.
no encryption is provided on the site. No financial
information is processed or stored on this site.
All security for this information is provided
by third party processors, e.g. Verisign and
We follow generally accepted industry standards
to protect the personal information submitted
to us, both during transmission and once we receive
it. No method of transmission over the Internet,
or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure,
however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially
acceptable means to protect your personal information,
we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on
our Web site, you can send an email to us at support@ProvidersWeb.com.
event ProvidersWeb goes through a business transition,
such as a merger, acquisition by another company,
or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your
personally identifiable information will likely
be among the assets transferred. You will be notified
via email or prominent notice on our Web site
for 30 days of any such change in ownership or
control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
post those changes to this privacy statement,
on the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate
so that you are aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy
statement at any time, so please review it frequently.
If we make material changes to this policy, we
will notify you here, by email, or by means of
a notice on our home page.
If you have any
questions or suggestions regarding our privacy
policy, please contact us at: support@ProvidersWeb.com.