Privacy Policy

Mesothelioma Vets values your privacy and will only contact you upon request. Read our full privacy policy below.

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of https://www.mesotheliomavets.com (the “Website”) and contains policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your data and content while using the Website. The company that owns the Website is referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Owner,” “we,” or “us.”

When using this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is subject to change over time. If any modifications substantially change your rights, we will provide notice here, on the Website.

Collection and Use of Information

While you are using the Website, we may request that you provide us with personal information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number business name and other such credentials that are necessary to authenticate users, validate user actions, or communicate with users. We collect this information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, send an email, or call a phone number listed on the Website. You may visit the Website anonymously, in a private browser, and not provide us with any information.

We do not collect any information about you from sources outside of your interaction with the Website or when you call a phone number listed on the Website. We will not share your data or content with any person or business unaffiliated with the Website, except as mentioned below, without your express consent and only to the extent necessary to provide you with the products and/or services requested. We will not sell or otherwise transfer your data or content to advertising platforms, data brokers, or information resellers. Additionally, we will not use your data or content for advertising or marketing services.

How Your Information is Used

We will not collect any Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)[1] from you unless you voluntarily choose to disclose such information at any time, while using the Website or contact us via email or telephone call. However, in order to take advantage of certain services and features on the Website, you must provide certain PII and Anonymous Information[2].

If you do choose to submit PII to us through the Website then we may use your PII to improve our services to you and to identify and authenticate your access to the Website’s services. In addition, we use Anonymous Information in an aggregate form to build higher quality and more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users to personalize your experience on the Website.

We will use the PII and other information you provide to contact you or provide you with the information requested by you through the Website. In addition, when you request a free case evaluation through the Website or information from us regarding your legal options, we will share the information provided with one or more licensed attorneys, unrelated to us, for such attorneys to contact you directly.

In addition, we may provide PII and Anonymous Information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other unaffiliated businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We do require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We may use the email address you provided to send you notifications and information that are related to your use of the Website, answer your questions about the Website, or fulfill a legal or regulatory disclosure requirement. We may share your data if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, valid legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants served on us), or governmental or regulatory request, to enforce or apply the Terms of Use to protect the security or integrity of the Website, and/or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Owner, its employees, users, or others. If we are going to release your data, we will do our best to provide you with advance notice by email, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so. We may also disclose or transfer your data or content in connection with the sale, merger, bankruptcy, sale of assets or reorganization of our company. We will notify you if a different company will receive your data or content and the covenants in this Privacy Policy will apply to your data as transferred to the new entity.

We do not record your data in a database, but we do maintain any emails that you may send us. Our emails are hosted on Microsoft Exchange; as such we rely on the security features provided by Microsoft to protect messages sent to and from our email accounts. The Website undertakes to honor or exceed the applicable United States legal requirements for medical/health information privacy.

No Medical/Legal Advice

It must be stated that the Owner is not providing any type of medical or health advice or analysis or legal advice or analysis to users. The Website is simply used to present users with information regarding mesothelioma, support resources, and legal options. Users should not interpret the Website’s display of this data as any type of assessment or endorsement of such data. Owner will not be held responsible for any assessment or decision users make based on the data presented in the Website. The Website is not providing legal advice and you should not use any information presented on the Website as the basis for any legal decision.

Data that You Direct Us to Share

You do have the power to direct us to share your data with other parties. Once you direct us to share your data and/or content with a third party, that data is governed by the third-party’s privacy policy. You can revoke your consent to share with the third party at any time, but we can make no guarantee on behalf of the third party that you have directed us to send the information to.

Owner’s Policy for Children’s Information

The Owner does not wish to interact with or collect data from individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any PII data from children under the age of 13. We request that minors do not engage with our Website without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, unless otherwise permitted by the law. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to use the Website or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We encourage parents to monitor their children’s Internet usage and/or to use web filtering technology to supervise their children’s access to the Internet.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Website pages may utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to improve the functionality of the Website. Cookies are text files that are sent by servers to web browsers and stored on your computer. They tell us which parts of the Website you’ve visited so we can alert you to software compatibility issues and save your preferences for future visits to the Website. Web beacons and pixel tags are images embedded in a webpage or email for the purpose of measuring and analyzing usage and activity. The Website, or third-party service providers acting on our behalf, may use web beacons and pixel tags to help us analyze usage and improve our functionality. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall PII previously provided by a user.

Third-Party Links

The Website may contain links to third-party websites placed by us as a service to those interested in this information. Your use of all such links to third-party websites is at your own risk. We do not monitor or have any control over, nor do we make claim or representation regarding third-party websites. To the extent such links are provided by us, they are provided only as a convenience, and a link to a third-party website does not imply our endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with such third-party website. When you leave the Website, the terms of this Privacy Policy no longer govern, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage users of our Website to be wary when they leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects PII. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Owner, not unaffiliated third-party sites.

When You Contact Us For Help

Whenever you contact Owner for help through the Website, we collect your name and email address along with additional information you provide voluntarily in your request so that we can provide you with assistance and improve the Website. Owner can provide assistance filing for certain veterans’ claims and Owner can also provide names of medical specialists and attorneys for you to contact. The Owner is not a medical specialist and cannot provide consult on medical cases.

Your Security

The privacy and security of user data is as important to us as it is to you. We maintain strict physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that are designed to control and protect your data from unauthorized access. We adhere to accepted industry privacy standards and comply with our own privacy practices. In addition, we use strong encryption and a protocol for transmitting private information via the Internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we follow accepted industry standards and implement reasonable security practices to protect PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

A brief overview of our current security practices is below:

  • Passwords. Our staff are encouraged to use strong passwords for their user accounts. Passwords are never to be sent in plain-text format over non-instant messaging platforms such as email. Use of password management software such as 1Password is also encouraged.
  • SSL. The Website is encrypted using an Extended Validation SSL Certificate from Comodo. Extended Validation certificates build trust with visitors by displaying our company name in the URL bar of their web browser.
  • WordPress. The Website is powered by WordPress and is updated as often as possible to stay ahead of any security holes. We follow all WordPress security guidelines as outlined by The OWASP Foundation. We rely on the iThemes Security plugin to further assist in keeping our WordPress installation protected. The plugin is configured to automatically stop potential threats and send email notifications for any critical issues. Logs are kept of all logged-in user activity on the Website and are subject to review, if necessary.
  • Web Server. The Website is hosted on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instance. Direct server access is only allowed for whitelisted IP addresses. Additionally, a private key file is also needed before access to the server is allowed. Further, software running on the server which powers the Website is subject to occasional security updates.
  • Email. The email addresses we use are hosted on Microsoft Exchange; as such we rely on the security features provided by Microsoft to protect messages sent to and from our accounts. Staff are advised once again to use strong passwords and to be mindful of phishing attempts.

How Does Owner Handle Data From International Visitors?

The Website is hosted and operated entirely in the United States and is subject to United States law. Any personal information that you provide to Owner is being transferred to Owner for use solely in the United States and will be hosted on United States servers. You consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States. If you are accessing the Website from outside the United States, please be advised that United States law may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.

Disclaimer

This Privacy Policy only applies to the Website and does not apply to the practices of third-parties that the Owner does not own or control.

Opt-out of Receiving Communications

If you are no longer interested in receiving email announcements and other information from us, please email your request to [email protected] or click on the “unsubscribe” link in any of our emails. Please include your name and mailing address (as well as your email address) if you prefer not to receive direct mail postcards or catalogs.

Do Not Track Disclosure

Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. For information about Do Not Track, visit www.allaboutdnt.org. At this time, the Website does not respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals. In addition, the Website may use other technology that is standard to the Internet, such as pixel tags, web beacons, and other similar technologies, to track visitors to the Website. Those tools may be used by us and by third parties to collect information about you and your internet activity, even if you have turned on the Do Not Track signal.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. In the event of a change, we will notify you by posting the new privacy policy on the Website. We advise you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective once it has been posted on the Website.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the Website and does not apply to information collected offline through other communication mediums.

Google Analytics

We are currently using Google Analytics to understand the Website’s audience and how we can tailor the content of the Website to best serve your needs. No PII is collected by Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s privacy policy, please click here.

Notice for California Residents

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: If you have a question or complaint regarding the Website, please send an email to [email protected] You may also contact us using the information below. Further, because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to ensure that the Website is compliant with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Mesothelioma Vets

https://www.mesotheliomavets.com

121 S Orange Ave., Suite 1450

Orlando, FL 32801

[email protected]

[1] “Personally Identifiable Information” means any information (including confidential, private, or semi-private information) that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to a postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address and the content of emails received from or sent to you. You may be asked to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information under various circumstances when using the Website, including when submitting an inquiry form to the Website.

[2] “Anonymous Information” means information which does not enable identification of an individual user, such as aggregated information about the use of the Website and its services.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on August 7, 2019.