Privacy Policy

We respect the personal nature of the information you provide us on our web site and acknowledge the importance of protecting this information. In adopting this privacy policy, our intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using your personal information with your reasonable expectations of privacy. The policy may be revised or updated at any time and we encourage you to check back often to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version and the terms of our policy.

Why Do You Collect Personally Identifiable Information?

We collect your personal information for 4 reasons:

  1. To be able to communicate with you on an on-going basis with your permission;
  2. to ensure the quality of conversations that occur on AnikaMD through providing some accountability to the comments and remarks made.
  3. to give our advertisers a better sense (only at aggregate) of who is actually viewing the AnikaMD website.
  4. to provide custom content to you.

When Do You Collect Personally Identifiable Information?

While all content is available for the general public to view, AnikaMD asks users to register by providing an email address. We may also ask for other information (such as industry preference) at other times but you will not be required to provide that information to access the site in its entirety.

In addition to personal information we may also collect information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on, the internet browser you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to AnikaMD, and your industry preference.

How Do You Collect Personally Identifiable Information?

Our goal is to provide the best website possible for your particular needs and interests. The e-mail address you provide may be used by AnikaMD for any reason, such as contacting you for editorial purposes, to advise you of any changes to our site, or to verify your account. To maintain a site that is free of charge, we display advertisements on our web site. We also use the information you give us to help our advertisers target the audience they want to reach. At no time does any party other than AnikaMD have access to your personally identifiable information, and you will never be contacted by any party other than AnikaMD.

The only exceptions to the foregoing are that we may disclose personally identifiable information (i) in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena, (ii) in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take actions regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of another person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law, or (iii) in the event we are acquired by or merged with another company.

When you sign up for our updates or receive e-mail messages from AnikaMD, you will always be given the chance to opt-out of special offers and site updates. You may change your preferences at any time and will only be contacted in manners consistent with your stated preferences. Non-personally identifiable information (such as stated above) may be shared in aggregate form with our advertisers or marketing partners but your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed to them.

Who Else Has Access To Personally Identifiable Information?

Basically no one. We have agreements in place with 3rd-Party solution providers (who will have your information) that protect you.

The ads appearing on AnikaMD are delivered to you by our Web advertising partners. Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site. And, in the course of serving advertisements to this site, third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

We also monitor certain pages of our web site for the purpose of reporting website traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-throughs', and/or other activities on our web site. We may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our web site visitors. No personally identifiable information is collected or transferred. Third parties and web sites that have links on our site may also collect or use information about you. The information practices of other companies or people that AnikaMD does not employ or manage are not covered by this privacy statement.

Anything Else I Ought To Know?

Any information you disclose voluntarily on our comments pages or in any forums we may develop in the future becomes public information. We cannot control the actions of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.