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POTOMAC PLASTIC SURGERY PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: April 11, 2018

I. Introduction

Potomac Plastic Surgery ("PPS") want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information from and about you because we respect your concerns about privacy, and we want to maintain your trust.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from all sources, including in connection with our websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), widgets, conferences, events, and electronic newsletters or communications (collectively the "PPS Services") that link to this Privacy Policy.

This Policy describes the types of Personal Data we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it. It also describes generally PPS' practices for handling Other Information (e.g., interests, demographics, and services usage) collected through our PPS Services or from a third party to the extent such information is associated with a particular device, user or user account. We also describe the measures we take to protect the information, and your options for choice and access. As described more fully below, we share information with our affiliated companies ("PPS Affiliates"), for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

By using the PPS Services, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Privacy Policy.

Your decision to use the PPS Services and provide your Personal Data is voluntary. We indicate on our online, mobile, and other registration forms what types of Personal Data are requested. You may choose not to submit requested information online, or may choose to restrict the use of cookies (see Other Information below, or our Cookie Policy, for more information), but that may limit the services PPS is able to provide to you.

The PPS Services are a network of general audience sites, and are not targeted to, and do not knowingly collect Personal Data from, minors under 16 years of age. We request that these individuals do not provide Personal Data through the PPS Services.

II. What we collect

PPS and our service providers collect Personal Data to offer services you have requested or that we have a legitimate interest to believe are of interest to our customers, to manage the relationships we have with our customers and partners, and to perform activities based on your consent. PPS and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:

A. Personal Data

"Personal Data" for purposes of this Privacy Policy is the information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person.

1. Personal Data You Submit

We collect Personal Data when you submit it to us, such as when you register for or subscribe to certain products or services; create a profile; take a survey; visit our PPS Services; use an interactive feature (such as video chat, video consultation, or article sharing options); or contact the PPS business. The Personal Data you submit may include your name, postal address (including billing and shipping addresses), credit or debit card number, telephone number, mobile number, email address, gender, username, videos, or profile picture.

2. Personal Data We Receive From Third Parties

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may receive Personal Data about you from third parties, such as social media services, commercially available sources, PPS Affiliates, and business partners. The Personal Data we receive from third parties may include your name, contact information, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications. For example, if you access a PPS Service through a social media service or connect a PPS Service to a social media service, the information we collect may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service, any information or content the social media service will share with us, such as your profile picture, or email address. The information we obtain depends on your privacy settings on the applicable social media service. When you access the PPS Services through social media services or when you connect a PPS Service to social media services, you are authorizing PPS to collect, store, and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

B. Other Information

"Other Information" is any information that is not intended to reveal your specific identity to us, such as browser information, usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, geolocation data obtained with your consent where required by applicable law, and aggregated information.

1. Other Information You Submit

We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. This may include your password, birthday, education, occupation, medical insurance information, or financial information (such as your credit card information, and other information).

2. Other Information We Receive From Third Parties

We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, social media account number, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.

3. Other Information Collected Automatically

Our services use cookies and other tracking technologies to function effectively and deliver certain features. For more information about how we use cookies and tracking technologies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

The PPS Services may also be linked to sites or apps operated by third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, special offers, functionality, applications developed and maintained by third parties, using iframes, tools, or plug-ins ("Linked Services"). These third party Linked Services may use automated means to collect information about you and your use of these features.

PPS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties, and once you leave the PPS Services or click an advertisement, you should check the applicable third party privacy policy.

III. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION

We may use the Personal Data we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except if it is considered Personal Data under applicable law. If we combine Other Information with your Personal Data, we treat the combined information as Personal Data.

In addition, we may supplement the Personal Data and Other Information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources, and information from PPS Affiliates or business partners.

Through third party analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, we can track your online activities over time and across third party websites, apps and devices, by obtaining information through automated means.

This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across sites and devices to help improve our products, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations, and show you advertisements on the PPS Services or other third party websites and apps that may be tailored to your individual interests. For more information, including how to manage cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

A. To Provide, Measure And Improve Our Products And Services

We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our products, services and features to you, including: to process your requests for information, to create and manage your accounts, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve services and features, to allow you to engage with us (e.g., market research), and to respond to inquiries.

B. To Deliver Advertising And Interest-Based Advertising

The PPS Services and our service providers may use any of the information we collect from and about you (in certain cases, such as with respect to financial or insurance information, only with your express permission) to assist us in delivering ads about products and services tailored to your individual interests to you when you use the PPS Services or another service provided by PPS, PPS Affiliates, or unaffiliated third parties. (See What We Collect, above, for details on the types of information we may use.) We may work with third party online advertising companies, advertisers, and ad networks who help deliver these ads to you. These third parties may collect and use information about your activities on our PPS Services and on other websites, and Other Information about you, to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.

To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using your information for interest-based advertising. To learn how to opt out of online interest-based advertising, please follow the instructions in the Your Rights and Choices section below.

C. To Allow Social Sharing Functionality

If you log in with or connect a social media service account with a PPS Service, we may use Personal Data and Other Information to facilitate your sharing of information between the PPS Services and your social media service.

D. To Protect The Rights Of PPS And Others

PPS may use your Personal Data as we believe to be necessary or appropriate in order to: protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of PPS, our PPS Affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our products and services or members of the public; protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes; comply with and enforce the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence, contractual obligations, and our policies; or respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

IV. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION

A. Our Disclosure of Personal Data and Other Information

PPS may share your Personal Data with PPS Affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including for each company's marketing purposes. Users who visit PPS Affiliates' services should still refer to their separate privacy policies, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy. PPS is the party responsible for the management of the jointly-used Personal Data.

In addition, we may share your Personal Data with non-affiliated third parties when sharing is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy, including:

4. To Allow Third-Party Service Providers To Assist Us In Providing and Managing Our Services

We may make your Personal Data available to third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, or PPS Affiliates, who help us manage or provide our products and services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing. These third party service providers are required to protect Personal Data entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing on our behalf.

5. To Allow Social Sharing Functionality

If you log in with or connect a social media service account with a PPS Service, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider and other PPS Services, and you understand that the social media service's use of the shared information will be governed by the social media service's privacy policy. If you do not want your Personal Data shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with your PPS Services account, and do not participate in social sharing on the PPS Services.

6. To Protect The Rights Of PPS And Others

There may be instances when PPS may disclose your Personal Data, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of PPS, our PPS Affiliates or their employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our products and services or members of the public; protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes; comply with and enforce the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence, contractual obligations, and our policies; or respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, to the extent permitted by applicable law. There may be instances when PPS may disclose your Personal Data, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of PPS, our PPS Affiliates or their employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our products and services or members of the public; protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes; comply with and enforce the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence, contractual obligations, and our policies; or respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

7. To Complete A Merger, Sale Of Assets, Or Bankruptcy

If PPS sells all or part of its business or assets, or is otherwise involved in a merger, reorganization, dissolution, liquidation, or transfer of all or part of its business, as part of that transaction PPS may transfer your information to the party or parties and their advisors involved in the transaction.

V. HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN PERSONAL DATA

PPS uses a combination of administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard Personal Data in its possession against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized loss, use, access, disclosure or modification. We make reasonable efforts to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of the processing, taking into account the costs of implementation and nature of the processing of Personal Data. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at (202) 800-2085 in accordance with the instructions below.

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

VI. YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

A. Your Choices Regarding Our Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Data

We give you many choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Data for marketing purposes.

B. To Opt Out Of Direct Marketing From PPS And PPS Affiliates

You may opt out of receiving electronic communications from us (including surveys, notifications, or promotions from us on behalf of third parties), or our sharing of your Personal Data with PPS Affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, by changing your account settings through the appropriate link on the website account services page or following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. You can opt out of direct marketing from PPS Affiliates by using the unsubscribe links they provide or following the steps in their applicable policies.

C. To Opt Out Of Online Interest-Based Or Text Advertising

You may also opt out of online interest-based advertising by taking the steps detailed in our Cookie Policy.

VII. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

A. Updates to Privacy Policy

PPS may periodically update this Privacy Policy without prior notice to reflect changes in our practices. Please look at the Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the PPS Services. Your use of the PPS Services or your provision of Personal Data to us following these changes means you acknowledge you have read and accept the revised Privacy Policy.

B. Do Not Track Disclosure

Some browsers or other tools include "Do Not Track" (DNT) features which, when turned on, send a signal to websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked across websites over time. However, since no technology standard for DNT signals has been developed or adopted to date, PPS does not currently respond to DNT signals.

C. Transfers

Your Personal Data may be stored, transferred to, and processed in any country in which we engage service providers. These countries may be outside your country of residence, including the United States, and may have different data protection laws than in your country.

VIII. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or how we or our service providers handle your Personal Data, please contact our office by phone at (202) 800-2085.

Or you may write to:

2300 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

POTOMAC PLASTIC SURGERY COOKIE POLICY

Effective date: April 11, 2018

I. Introduction

Potomac Plastic Surgery ("PPS") want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you because we respect your concerns about privacy, and we want to maintain your trust. We and our service providers collect information by automated means when you visit, access, or use our websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), electronic newsletters or widgets (collectively the "PPS Services") that link to this Cookie Policy. We collect information through cookies, pixels, web server logs, JavaScript, and other tracking technologies (collectively "Cookies") to deliver and improve the PPS Services, and to display relevant content, products, services and advertising.

This Cookie Policy describes the information we obtain from Cookies, how we use Cookies, and how you can manage them. By using the PPS Services, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Cookie Policy. We may periodically update this Cookie Policy without prior notice to reflect changes in our practices. Please take a look at the Effective Date at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.

Our use of Cookies may involve the processing of Personal Data (i.e., any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual, such as IP addresses, or other online mobile identifiers). For more information about our data protection practices, see our Privacy Policy.

II. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to and stored on your computer or other internet connected device to identify your browser or store information. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. Other tracking technologies such as pixels, JavaScript, or web server logs allow us to use invisible images or code on the PPS Services, or data from our web server logs, to gain analytics insights.

III. INFORMATION WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES

The information we obtain through the use of Cookies may include information about your computer, device, and browser, such as your IP address, browser, operating system and device characteristics, language preferences, mobile device or advertising ID, referring URLs, and actions taken by you on the PPS Services such as what content you visited, whether you have used the PPS Services before, dates and times you access the PPS Services, email and advertising views and click-throughs, frequent article searches on the PPS Services, and other software or hardware information.

IV. HOW WE USE COOKIE INFORMATION

The PPS Services use Cookies to function effectively. For example, Cookies allow us to display relevant content, provide advertising, and enhance your online experience. In addition, Cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient such as by remembering your login status and user preferences.

We use information we obtain through the use of Cookies to enhance our products and services, such as by learning which content is popular. We may also use Cookies to link your use of the PPS Services to Personal Data we have about you. For example, if you have asked us to provide you information about our upcoming products or promotions, Cookies will enable us to customize the materials we provide to you based on your online interests and preferences.

Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, we can track your online activities over time and across third party websites, apps and devices, by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across sites and devices to help improve our products, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations, and show you advertisements on the PPS Services or other third party websites and apps that may be tailored to your individual interests. The information these third parties may obtain on our behalf includes data about your visits to websites and use of apps that serve our advertisements, such as the pages, articles or ads you view and the actions you take on those websites or apps. This data collection takes place both on our sites, apps and emails, and on third party websites and apps. For more information, including how to opt out of Analytics and Advertising Cookies, see Cookies We Use and How You Can Manage Cookies below.

V. COOKIES WE USE

Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use on the PPS Services.

A. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These Cookies are essential to the PPS Services in order to facilitate our authentication, registration or log-in process and enable you to navigate and use the features of the PPS Services. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the PPS Services will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. The Strictly Necessary Cookies on the PPS Services may include:

Cookie Name Further Information
JSESSIONID This cookie is created temporarily when the "Pension Pot calculator" is being used and is removed when you leave the site. The cookie enables us to calculate and display parameters when using our on—line tools.
acgroups withpersist Used to enable some areas of the website to display correctly.
acopendivids Used to enable some areas of the website to display correctly.

B. Functionality Cookies

In some circumstances, we may use Functionality Cookies to allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the PPS Services, to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features (such as customizing a certain webpage or remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion) and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. In order to permit your connection to the PPS Services, we receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. All of these features help us, for example, improve your visit to the PPS Services.

Cookie Name Further Information
CFTOKEN Used to identify a client device (browser) to enable the site to maintain user session variables.
CFID Used to identify a client device (browser) to enable the site to maintain user session variables.
JSREF Used to track incoming query string variables.

B. Analytics Cookies

We and our service providers may use Analytics Cookies (or performance cookies) to collect information about your use of the PPS Services to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the PPS Services which enable us to improve the way they work. Analytics Cookies collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and pages visited. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the PPS Services, help us record any difficulties you have with the PPS Services and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

Analytics cookies on the PPS Services may include:

Cookie Name Further Information, including how to opt out
Google Analytics https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmv Google analytic cookies. These cookies are used to store information on previous visits to our website and visitor referrals by other websites. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
_ga, _gid Google analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users. To opt out of bring tracked by Google Analytics please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
_gat Used to throttle request rate. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
utm_contant, utm_source, utm_medium, utm_term, campaign_name Used in tracking clicks through PPS URL.

D. Advertising Cookies

We and our service providers may use Advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use Advertising Cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive on the PPS Services, to conduct interest-based advertising, to limit the number of times you see the same ad on the PPS Services to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, and to conduct market research. These Cookies remember what you have looked at or purchased on the PPS Services and other sites, and may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers, in accordance with applicable law.

Advertising Cookies on the PPS Services may include:

Cookie Name Further Information, including how to opt out
Google DoubleClick Google AdSense https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
MyMedLeads.com https://www.mymedleads.com/privacy.asp
Realself.com https://www.realself.com/real_self_privacy_policy.html
Constant Contact https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement

E. Social Networking Cookies

Our products may have social plug-in capabilities which may include Cookies used to allow you to register with or sign in to the PPS Services using your social network account, and track both members and non-members of social networks for additional purposes such as behavioral advertising, analytics, and market research.

Cookie Name Further Information, including how to opt out
Facebook Social Plugin http://www.facebook.com/help/www/443483272359009 https://www.facebook.com/help/www/213802165366955

VI. THIRD PARTY COOKIES

We work with third parties to support the PPS Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics (including actions taken on the PPS Services, and dates and times you access the PPS Services). These third parties use their Cookies to collect information on the PPS Services and on other websites.

For example, we use analytics services supported by third parties who generate Analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.

Third party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on the PPS Services and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, may be used by them to serve advertisements on the third party sites that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.

You can learn how to manage cookies in section VII below. However, we may not control these third party Cookies and their use may be governed by the policies of the third parties employing these Cookies. To learn about these third party Cookies and how to manage them, please refer to the relevant policies on the third party's website.

VII. HOW YOU CAN MANAGE COOKIES

You can stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the PPS Services at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.

Sections V.D., V.E. and V.F. above include links with information on how to opt out of specific Analytics, Advertising, and Social Networking Cookies on the PPS Services.

For more information on managing Analytics Cookies, please use the following links:

For more information on how to opt out of the following Advertising Cookies, click on the associated link and follow the opt-out instructions:

  • Constant Contact — click here (https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement#choice)

For more information on how to opt out of other Advertising Cookies, visit:

Opting out of Advertising Cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.

If you make updates to your browser or device settings, or use an online link to opt out of Cookies, those updates apply to the device where you made the changes. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the PPS Services may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the PPS Services.

VIII. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or how we or our service providers handle your Personal Data, please contact our office by phone at (202) 800-2085.

Or you may write to:

2300 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.