KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
Web Service Privacy Statement

Assuring Web service visitors access to practice management and educational information, without concern that data is being collected and sold to third parties, is very important to us. Please review our policy statement, which has been developed to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of our visitors.

Web Service Purpose and Overview of Policy

The purpose of KarenZupko.com is to inform and educate physicians and managers about practice management, marketing, coding, e-healthcare and practice management news and information. As well, we hope to be a resource for training courses and consulting services for those practices who need it.

Just as we assure our consulting clients privacy, we also assure our Web service visitors that we operate under the following set of privacy principles. In general:

The only data KZA stores and maintains about individual visitors to KarenZupko.com is information supplied voluntarily by visitors.

Personally identifiable information provided by visitors (name, e-mail, address, practice name, etc.) is never disclosed or sold to pharmaceutical, medical device, or other third parties which might use the information to send unsolicited visitors information.

Registration

KarenZupko.com’s registration system requires visitors who wish to access the service’s practice management content to provide certain information. This information includes name and e-mail address, as well as demographic information such as specialty, address, and fax number.

KZA does not share registration information with any third parties. The information may be used to send visitors information about KZA workshops, services, or products that would be useful to them and their practice, based on the registration information they provide.

Internet Provider (IP) Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. When you request to view pages on KarenZupko.com (by clicking on hyperlinks within the Web service), the KarenZupko.com server enters the visitor’s IP address into an electronic log.

KZA’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) regularly delivers a report of IP addresses, and this report is used by our Webmaster to conduct system administration, report aggregate visitor information to the firm’s management team, and conduct site analysis.

To maintain visitor anonymity, KarenZupko.com does not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web service transfers to an individual’s hard disk for record keeping and personalization purposes. KarenZupko.com does not use cookies.

External Links

In order to provide visitors with greater value, KarenZupko.com may provide links to various third party Web services. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between KarenZupko.com and that destination site, KarenZupko.com exercises no authority over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures.

KarenZupko.com assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites.

To that end, KarenZupko.com cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such Web services. These destination links are provided only for our visitors’ convenience, and visitors access them at their own risk.

Since KZA wishes to ensure the integrity of KarenZupko.com and its destination links, any comments pertaining Web services accessed through KarenZupko.com links are greatly appreciated, and can be submitted to our Webmaster: gzupko@karenzupko.com

Third Party Affiliations and Partnerships

KZA may develop partnerships and affiliations with third parties that offer products or services the firm believes are relevant to KarenZupko.com visitors. These relationships may or may not result in remuneration to KZA for these product or service purchases.

KZA never provides personally identifiable information about KarenZupko.com visitors to any third party affiliates or companies with which KZA has a partnership agreement.

Opt-In e-Newsletters/KZAlerts

KarenZupko.com gives users the opportunity to opt-in to receive bi-monthly communications from us. These communiqués are called KZAlerts.

The choice to receive KZAlerts is completely up to our visitors. When signing up for these communiqués, the visitor must opt-in to the list. KZA does not send KZAlerts to anyone who has not expressly opted in to these lists.

Contacting KZA's Security and Privacy Officer

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of KarenZupko.com, or your interaction with our Web service, please contact:

Gary Zupko
KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2225
Chicago, IL 60611
312.642.5616