Collection and Use of Personal Information
ASCEND is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our websites. Visitors can access some areas of the site without disclosing any personal information. ASCEND will only collect the information necessary to perform our functions in a fair, lawful and non-intrusive manner, and only collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to us (such as name, email address, phone number). ASCEND may refer to this information in order to better understand your needs, to customize the website to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and to help us improve our products and services. ASCEND will not disclose, sell, rent, or exchange such personally identifiable information to any other organization or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it or as otherwise required by law.
Cookies and Other Technologies
Permanent cookies are saved as a text file on your computer and enable the site to recognize your computer’s IP address (the computer’s identification number) the next time you log in. This allows you to receive relevant information from us each time you visit our website. The goal of the cookies used by this website, no matter which kind, is to simplify your experience as the user. A cookie never contains a virus and cannot influence or destroy information on your computer.
Web browsers can be set up so that cookies are automatically refused or you are informed if a Web page contains cookies. The procedure for doing so will vary depending on the system you are operating. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 to browse the Internet, you may deactivate cookies by selecting ‘Tools,’ then ‘Internet Options;’ choosing the ‘Privacy’ tab; clicking on ‘Advanced;’ checking the ‘Override automatic cookie handling’ box; and choosing ‘Block’ or ‘Prompt’ as appropriate. Further information about cookies can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm.
For information on how to deactivate cookies on your computer, check with the software company that provides your Web browser. We use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit our website and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this website and the sites upon which we advertise to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by our third-party ad server, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. These Web beacons enable our ad server, on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring visitors to our website. Our third-party ad server is performing its functions on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, and we may, directly or indirectly, instruct the ad server to enable other service providers to receive information about our site related to our online advertising.
This website is not intended or designed for browsing by children. ASCEND will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from any visitor that we know to be a minor under the age of 13.
California Do Not Track
This website does not track its visitors or any personally identifiable information that may be given by its visitors to provide targeted advertising, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
The information on this website is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be interpreted as diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Only a healthcare provider can provide medical advice, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.