January 1, 2009
Dr. Stephen B. Lewis'
is committed to
preserving your privacy and safeguarding your credit
card and other sensitive information. The following
statement describes the general information gathering
and usage practices of our web site and services.
PARTIES TO WHOM WE DISCLOSE
For current and former clients, we do not disclose
any nonpublic personal information obtained in the
course of our practice except as required or permitted
by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance,
providing information to our employees and, in limited
situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know
that information to assist us in providing services to
you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential
nature of information being shared.
PROTECTING THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF
CURRENT AND FORMER CLIENTS' INFORMATION
We retain records relating to professional services
that we provide so that we are better able to assist you
with your professional needs and, in some cases, to
comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard
your nonpublic personal information, we maintain
physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that
comply with our professional standards.
Dr. Stephen B. Lewis' Website
When you submit an
online payment or place an
order online we collect
your personal and organizational information such
as: name, address, email address, organization name, credit card number, etc. We collect
this information so that we can process set-up fees
and monthly fees. We may contact an applicant to
verify information. The set-up fees and monthly fees
are processed through a credit card processing
company. This company does not retain, share, store
or use personally identifiable information for any
Dr. Stephen B.
provides links to
other web sites as a resource for those who are
interested in additional
opportunities. We encourage you to view their
privacy policies as well. Any information you share
with these web sites is subject to their policies
and practices and is independent of Dr. Stephen B.
Dr. Stephen B.
Lewis' Website uses "session
cookies" while a visitor is using our
website. "Cookies" are bits of
information that are stored by your browser on your
hard drive. We use "session cookies" so that we can
properly verify a customer's identity as they move from
one page to the next. For our online catalog
customers, we also use "session cookies" and "persistent
cookies" in addition to verifying personal
information, so that we can provide secure access to
customer information. These session cookies are not
linked to personally identifiable information.
Like most web site administrators we use log files
that record information such as Internet protocol
(IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service
provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type,
date/time stamp, and page navigation. We gather this
information to track web site visitor movement in
the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic
information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering
this information is to learn how our customers and
the public are using our service. IP addresses that
are recorded by our log files are not linked to
personally identifiable information.
Dr. Stephen B.
Lewis' Website takes every
precaution to protect information. When you submit
sensitive information via our web site, the
information is protected both online and off-line.
When a form asks to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number or address), that
information is encrypted and is protected with the
best encryption software in the industry - SSL.
While on a secure page, such as a form containing
confidential information, the lock
icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape
Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive
information online, we also do everything in our
power to protect client information off-line. All of
our donor information, not just the sensitive
information mentioned above, is restricted in our
offices. Only employees who need the information to
perform a specific job (our customer service team)
are granted access to personally identifiable
information. All employees are kept up-to-date on
our security and privacy practices.
Our free eNewsletter
Dr. Stephen B.
Lewis' Website offers his own free eNewsletter and
BLOG that we send out to patients
and other interested individuals. Clients are
automatically added to this monthly eNewsletter, and
other individuals opt-in to subscribe on the Dr.
Stephen B. Lewis' Website or though
personal contact. Subscribers may choose to
unsubscribe at any time and unsubscribe information
is located at the bottom of each eNewsletter.
Complying with the judicial
or legal system:
Though Dr. Stephen
B. Lewis' Website makes every
effort to preserve customer privacy, we may need to
disclose personal information when required by law
wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action
is necessary to comply with a current judicial
proceeding, a court order or legal process served on
Changes to our privacy
post those changes to our homepage, this privacy
statement, and other places we deem appropriate so
our customers are always aware of what information
we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however,
we are going to use users' personally identifiable
information in a manner different from that stated
at the time of collection we will notify users via
Dr. Stephen B. Lewis' Website:
Dr. Stephen B.
works hard to
ensure that your experience is a positive
one. If you have any questions about this privacy
statement, the practices of Dr. Stephen B. Lewis'
Website, or your dealings with our web
sites, please contact:
- Dr. Stephen B. Lewis' Website
Street - Suite 15
Concord, CA 94520