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Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction. Shine MD, P.A. (‘We,’ ‘Us,’ ‘Our,’ or ‘Shine MD’) is committed to protecting your privacy and providing you a safe online experience. Your privacy is important to Us and We are committed to safeguarding it. This Privacy Policy describes Our data handling practices with respect to Personal Information We collect in connection with your use of our website (‘Site’). 

  2. Personal Information We Collect. Our Site automatically collects certain Personal Information based on your access to Our Site. Personal Information in this context includes the following:

    1. Type of Information.

      1. Usage Details. When you access and navigate Our Site, We may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the Site, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data; and 

      2. Device Information. We may automatically collect information about your internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type

    2. Technologies Used to Collect and Track Information. 

      1. Cookies. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and Our platform.  We may use cookies:

      2. To remember that you have used the Site before, allowing Us to identify you, as well as the number of unique visitors We receive and manage capacity;

        1. To allow you to navigate the Site more quickly and easily;

        2. To store your settings and preferences;

        3. To customize some aspects of the Site to reflect your interests and preferences; and 

        4. To collect statistical information about how you use the Site. 

    3. Types of Cookies. There are different kinds of cookies with different functions: 

      1. Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.  They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse the Site without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.

      2. Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by a website that created it when you visit that website again. 

      3. First-party cookies: this type of cookie is used to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between Our servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.

      4. Third-party cookies: This type of cookie is used to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.

    4. Web Beacons. The Site may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Us, for example, to count users who have visited Our Site and for other related statistics (for example, verifying system and server integrity).

  3. Sale and Disclosure of Personal Information. We do not sell or market your Personal Information or personalized data to unaffiliated organizations. We may disclose:

      1. Information which has been de-identified or aggregated so as not to be able to identify a discernable individual may be disclosed without restriction. 

      2. Personal information We collect may be disclosed:

        1. To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

        2. To enforce our rights arising from the terms of service entered into between you and Us.

        3. If We believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Shine MD, Our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of identity theft prevention, fraud protection, and financial risk reduction.

  4. Third Party Intermediaries. We may employ third party companies and individuals (‘Third Party Intermediaries’) to facilitate our Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used. Third Party Intermediary Sites are outside Shine MD control and Shine MD is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site or personal information collected, once you leave the Shine MD Site. Any personal information submitted through Third Party Intermediary Sites shall be governed by Third Party Intermediary Site privacy policies. 

  5. Modifications; Additional Terms. We reserve the right to update our Privacy Policy from time to time. If there is any material change to this Privacy Policy, We will post the new Privacy Policy on this Site with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated. Identification of when the Privacy Policy has last been updated is located at the top left corner of the page. (“Revision Date: _____). You are responsible for periodically visiting this privacy policy to check for changes and your continued use of the Site is deemed your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy. 

  6. Security. We have implemented commercially reasonable administrative, procedural, and technical measures designed to secure Our Site.  You hereby acknowledge and understand that there is inherent risk in interacting with any website, including this Site, and take full responsibility for any harm, danger or damage that ensues. 

  7. Contact Information. If You have any questions regarding our privacy policy and practices, please contact Shine MD at dr.maria@shinemd.net or:

Shine MD, P.A.

Attn: Maria Colon-Gonzalez, M.D. 

7017 N 10th Street, Suite N2

McAllen, TX 78504 

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