We collect no personal information about you when you visit this Web site, unless
otherwise stated or unless you choose to provide this information to us. However,
we collect and store certain information automatically. What we collect and store
automatically is: The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which
you access the Internet (whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by
your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The date and time you access our site.
The pages you peruse (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that
page) and, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly
to our site. We use the summary statistics to help us make our site more useful
to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest
to visitors, and for other purposes such as determining the site's technical
design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas. This
information is NOT shared with anyone beyond the support staff to this Web site,
except when required by law enforcement investigation or public record disclosure
laws, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.
Patterson PharmaCare does not support, condone, or tolerate Spam and strictly
enforces the terms of its Usage Agreement. Patterson PharmaCare Usage
Agreement prohibits the use of the accounts to send unsolicited bulk e-mail.
It is Patterson PharmaCare policy to terminate any accounts used in this
What is SPAM?
Contents of Messages: Patterson PharmaCare does not, and cannot, monitor,
censor or edit the contents of Users' e-mail messages. Users alone are responsible
for the contents of their messages, and the consequences of any such messages.
User agrees that it will not use Patterson PharmaCare for chain letters,
junk mail, "spamming", solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or any
use of distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission
to be included in such a process. User further agrees not to use Patterson PharmaCare to send any messages or material that are unlawful, harassing, libelous,
abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable
material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute
a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any
applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Patterson PharmaCare reserves the right to terminate any User's account if
it becomes aware and determines, in its sole discretion, that such User is
violating any of the foregoing guidelines. It is Patterson PharmaCare
policy to respect the privacy of its Users.
Spam is the unsolicited transmission of bulk e-mail and/or the posting of off-topic
messages to Usenet newsgroups or other Internet lists, instant messaging systems
and chat rooms. While Patterson PharmaCare encourages members to share our
program with others; the company does not condone any form of spamming. This
- Unsolicited E-mail: An e-mail message sent to anyone with whom you do
not have a personal or professional relationship, or who has not specifically
requested information, is considered spamming.
- Newsgroups/Message Boards/Bulletin Boards: Patterson PharmaCare anti-spamming
policy expressly forbids posting to sites not related to business opportunities,
and where information about our program is banned either by description or
name. Misleading messages sent or posted to potential referrals are considered
spamming. So are messages or posts unrelated to discussion topics from members.
- Chat Room Solicitations: Any and all solicitations posted in chat rooms
or through instant messaging services are defined as spam.
- Non-Internet Spam: The distribution of printed materials on private property
or where otherwise prohibited goes against Patterson PharmaCare anti-spamming
- Safeguard: Before posting any Patterson PharmaCare material to a site
or newsgroup, check its Terms of Service or FAQ's for specific rules. If
you are not sure if these rules allow you to share the Patterson PharmaCare
message, check with spam@PattersonPharmaCare.com before
posting any information about our program.
THINGS A USER CAN DO TO PREVENT SPAM
- Upon verification, delete the e-mail account that is associated with spam.
- Add e-mail address to spam database (list available for public viewing).
- Respond to the complaint.
- Patterson PharmaCare will terminate your membership if you SPAM and
make you ineligible for any new membership.
Employ the following mechanisms to fight spam:
- Install an SMTP server, which prevents hackers from using our service
to relay spam messages to people.
- Have an outgoing address limit to prevent spammers from using our service
to send messages out to users. Limit addresses to 25 per message and 100
addresses per day. Once this sender reaches the address limit, s/he receives
an error message.
- Have an Address Blocking feature that allows users the ability to prevent
unwanted e-mails by controlling who can and cannot send the user e-mails.
The user can choose to receive mail from addresses in their Address Book
and from addresses to whom they have sent mail or the user can choose to
block specified addresses.
- Have a list of known spammers that the user can opt to have blocked. This
option is part of our Address Blocking feature.
- Users can send feedback informing Patterson PharmaCare of known spammers
which we will add to our list. If a person is reported as a spammer, we block
their account automatically. Actual deletion happens after 30 days to guard
against an erroneous deletion.
Spam is a critical issue impacting the entire Internet and not just Patterson PharmaCare and their partners. The header information has been forged on most
of the spam you see with Patterson PharmaCare. The messages usually do
not originate from our mail service or pass through it. In addition, Patterson PharmaCare is not involved but are victims of the spammer. Patterson PharmaCare takes an aggressive approach in combating spammers. In
addition, Patterson PharmaCare provides its users with controls to block
spammers. Patterson PharmaCare is constantly looking to improve our anti-spamming
services. Spammers may be subjected to state and federal penalties and other
legal consequences under applicable law if they violate our anti-SPAM Policy.
That is the bottom line; SPAM cannot and will not be tolerated. If you know
of someone who has violated our Anti-SPAM Policy, please contact us at spam@PattersonPharmaCare.com.
Please include a copy of the SPAM message and a brief explanation. Spam complaints
that do not contain a copy of the SPAM message received, or complaints that
simply state "Remove us from your lists" will be returned with requests for
a copy of the e-mail about which the complaint is being raised. This is not
meant to be rude or difficult. Patterson PharmaCare needs this information
to pursue your complaint, and cannot do so without it. Please help us end
Patterson PharmaCare is committed to respecting the privacy of our users.
We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement
sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that
apply to all of our Web sites (unless a different privacy statement is specifically
made applicable). By using the Patterson PharmaCare Web site, you consent
to the policies and practices described in this Statement. Your data will
be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you
access a Patterson PharmaCare Web site outside the United States, your
usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of
your country and to the United States.
Our sites contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control.
Patterson PharmaCare is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices
of other Web sites to which you choose to link from the Patterson PharmaCare
Web site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web
sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the
Patterson PharmaCare Web site, and does not apply to information we collect
in any other fashion.
Collection and Retention of Information
In some areas of our Web site, Patterson PharmaCare requests or may request
that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail
address, telephone number, credit card number, social security number, contact
information, billing information and any other information from which your
identity is discernible. In other areas, Patterson PharmaCare collects
or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as
your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes
we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information.
Examples of areas on the Patterson PharmaCare Web site where we collect
personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can
sign up to use a service, enter a contest or purchase a product.
In addition, Patterson PharmaCare may indirectly collect information about
you when you use certain third party services on our Web site. For example,
if you register on our site by using your Microsoft Passport user name and
password, you authorize us to have access to and store the information in your
Passport account profile; such information will be subject to, and treated
in accordance with, the policies and practices described in this Statement.
We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of our site,
such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there
is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be
collected by Patterson PharmaCare. This information can include without
limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring
Web site addresses.
Patterson PharmaCare may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide
descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or life style information
about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information.
If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of
that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in
this Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of
determining your potential interest in receiving email or other communications
about particular products or services.
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public
areas of Patterson PharmaCare, such as in online forums or chat rooms,
such information may be collected and used by others over whom Patterson PharmaCare has no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties
of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Patterson PharmaCare.
Use of Information by Patterson PharmaCare
We use the information we gather on Patterson PharmaCare Web site, whether
personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating
and improving the Patterson PharmaCare Web site, fostering a positive
user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
We may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products
or services available from Patterson PharmaCare or its affiliated companies
or to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential
new products and services that may be offered. We may use your contact information
in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the
Patterson PharmaCare site, such as new Patterson PharmaCare opportunities
and additional listings, which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency
of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.
In addition, at the time of registration for Patterson PharmaCare, you
have the option to elect to receive additional communications, information
and promotions including, without limitation, free informational newsletters
from Patterson PharmaCare relating to topics that may be of special interest
We have an area where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in
this area becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success
stories) for marketing purposes or contact you for further information.
Disclosure of Information to Others
We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal
and demographic information or information about your use of a Patterson PharmaCare Web site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access),
except as set forth in the following four subparagraphs.
- We may disclose such information to third parties if you consent to such
disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information
about the products or services of third parties at the time you register
for an Patterson PharmaCare account, we may supply your contact information
to third parties We may use data we have about you (such as the interests
and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested
in the products or services of a particular third-party.
- We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ
to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web
servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit
card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals
will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their
functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
- We may disclose such information if legally required to do so, if requested
to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such
action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with
legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Patterson PharmaCare
or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security;
or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
- We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires
all or a substantial portion of Patterson PharmaCare's business, whether
such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or
a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event Patterson PharmaCare becomes the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary
or involuntary, Patterson PharmaCare or its trustee in bankruptcy may
sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved
by the bankruptcy court.
Patterson PharmaCare may also share aggregated anonymous information about
visitors to each of its Web sites with its clients, partners and other third
parties so that they may understand the kinds of visitors to Patterson PharmaCare's site and how those visitors use the site. Information gathered on
a page in a private label recruitment area, or on a co-branded page (such as
that of a contest co-sponsored by Patterson PharmaCare and another company),
may become the property of the other company or of both Patterson PharmaCare
and the other company. In that instance, the use of such information by the
any event, Patterson PharmaCare is not responsible for that company's use
of your personal or demographic information.
Patterson PharmaCare uses "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your
online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on
your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs
or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your
computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the
cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature
to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you
have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Patterson PharmaCare pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your
specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). Because
a more personalized site experience. When you return to the Patterson PharmaCare site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so
track click streams and for load balancing.
You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline
all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser
setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept
or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies,
however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience
on the Patterson PharmaCare Web site.
Use of Web Beacons
Patterson PharmaCare Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web
beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users
who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons
are not used to access your personally identifiable information on Patterson PharmaCare; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about
our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information
including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description
of the page on which the Web beacon resides.