Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Matters

At BluePipes, all decisions are powered by our fundamental phylisophy, "Healthcare Professionals First". This includes how we gather and respect your personal information.


We Adhere to the Following Principles

First, we do not rent or sell your personal contact information to third parties for marketing purposes. Second, only members can release their personal contact information when using our service.

BluePipes Privacy Policy

1. About BluePipes and the Information We Collect

Profile Information Submitted by Members to BluePipes

BluePipes is a professional networking service that lets you connect with other professoinals. To accomplish this, each BluePipes Member creates his or her own profile, which contains a list of information relevant to the member. This personal information includes such things as:

Other Information submitted by Members to BluePipes

BluePipes also collects Member-submitted account information such as name and email address to identify Members, send notifications related to the use of the BluePipes service and conduct market research and marketing for BluePipes' internal use only.

Information Not Directly Submitted by Members or Other Website Users to BluePipes

Finally, we may also collect some information from Members, as well as from other visitors to the BluePipes website, that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered from all Members and visitors to the website.

2. Use of Information Obtained by BluePipes

Display of Members' Information

Member's email address and full name will only be used in the following circumstances:

Except when inviting or adding connections or as otherwise expressly set forth herein, a Member's email address will never be shared with or displayed to any other person. Members and their connections, and other Members within their personal networks (depending on the level of sharing a Member has chosen) communicate on BluePipes with each other through the BluePipes service, without disclosing email addresses.

BluePipes' Use of Members' Information

We use information relating to each Member's server information, IP address, and browser-type.

Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks

Except as explained herein, or where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information unless required by law or for the protection of your Membership. However, BluePipes may share profile information and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner with advertisers and other third parties in order to present to Members and other users of the BluePipes website more targeted advertising, products and services; provided that, in such situations, we will never disclose information that would personally identify you. As set forth above, BluePipes may (i) use your email address to conduct market research for BluePipes' internal use only; and/or (ii) use your email address to market BluePipes to you (e.g., new features and applications, announcements, opportunities of interest). BluePipes may contract with a third party to conduct such research and marketing; provided that such third party will be fully bound by an obligation of confidentiality to BluePipes and may not use any personally identifiable information provided by BluePipes other than as expressly instructed by BluePipes and in strict compliance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Links

The BluePipes Website contains links to other websites. This includes links that are placed there by BluePipes (such as in advertisements), as well as by other BluePipes Members. Please be aware that BluePipes is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other website. We encourage all Members and other users of the BluePipes website to be aware of when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by BluePipes through the BluePipes website.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on the BluePipes website. However, we do not and will not use cookies to collect private information from any Member or other user of the BluePipes website which they did not intentionally submit to us other than as stated in this Privacy Policy. We use both "session ID cookies" and "persistent cookies." We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Note also that Members may optionally use a cookie to remember their email in order to automatically log in to our website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file; however, please note that, if you reject cookies or disable cookies in your web browser, you may not be able to use the BluePipes website.

3. Changes in Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so Members and other users of the BluePipes website are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we are going to use Members' or other users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify those Members and users via email or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

4. Invite a Contact

If a Member elects to use our "Connect" feature to invite a contact to become a Member of the BluePipes service, we ask them for that contact's email address. BluePipes will automatically send the contact an email inviting them to join the site. BluePipes stores this email address for the purpose of: (i) automatically adding the respondent to the "connection list" of the Member sending the invitation; (ii) sending reminders of the invitation and (iii) sending emails on recent updates by the Member on BluePipes to the Member's invited contact. BluePipes will never sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Any person who receives an invitation may email privacy@bluepipes.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

5. Security

The BluePipes account of every Member is password-protected. BluePipes takes every precaution to protect the information of Members, as well as information collected from other users of the BluePipes website. We use industry standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. We limit the access to this information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security on our website, please email privacy@bluepipes.com.

6. Email Choice/Opt-out

Members who no longer wish to receive our weekly email updates or other email notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email or by logging-in and changing their settings in the "Account Settings" section of the BluePipes website. You can access this page by clicking on the "Account" link on the top right of your BluePipes homepage.

7. Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to Members by our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may use cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. BluePipes does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed on the computer of any Member or other user of the BluePipes website by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by BluePipes only, and does not cover the use of cookies by any other party.

8. Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America

We have made an effort to protect the personal information of all Members and other users of the BluePipes website, and to the extent applicable, we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the BluePipes website. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES, THE LAWS OF WHICH MAY BE DEEMED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION TO HAVE INADEQUATE DATA PROTECTION (see, for example, European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995, a copy of which can be found here). Members and other users of the BluePipes website located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States of America.

9. Contacting BluePipes

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, BluePipes' privacy practices, or your dealings with BluePipes, please emailprivacy@bluepipes.com.