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At Dr. Ghassan Fanous we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Dr. Fanous or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies; collectively, Dr. Fanous's "services."

Dr. Fanous adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, and Access and Enforcement.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at

Dr. Ghassan Fanous
Wheatley Stewart Pavillion 540 West 5th Street, Suite 420
Odessa, Texas, 79761

 

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as searching. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide -
When you sign up for a Dr. Fanous Account or other Dr. Fanous service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as purchasing items from our store, we also request credit card or other payment account information, which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Dr. Fanous services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

Cookies -
When you visit Dr. Fanous, we send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, such as how people search.

Log information -
When you access Dr. Fanous services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

User communications -
When you send email or other communications to Dr. Fanous, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Affiliated sites -
We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Dr. Fanous in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

 

Choices for personal information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Dr. Fanous features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Dr. Fanous may not be able to provide those services to you.

 

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to Dr. Fanous employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

 

 

Data integrity

Dr. Fanous processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

 

 

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use Dr. Fanous services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users' personal information.

 

 

Enforcement

Dr. Fanous regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Dr. Fanous's treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at


Dr. Ghassan Fanous
Wheatley Stewart Pavillion 540 West 5th Street, Suite 420
Odessa, Texas, 79761

When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Dr. Fanous's policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Dr. Fanous and an individual.

 

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this website or at


Dr. Ghassan Fanous
Wheatley Stewart Pavillion 540 West 5th Street, Suite 420
Odessa, Texas, 79761