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The information contained in this website is accurate to the best of the knowledge of Angioplasty.Org / PTCA.Org. None of this information should be viewed as a substitute for medical advice or as a consultation with a medical doctor. It is highly recommended that readers discuss any advice with a medical doctor before deciding on a course of action. Angioplasty.Org / PTCA.Org assumes no liability for any actions taken as a result of information contained on this site, whether implied or expressed.

Opinions and recommendations expressed on the FORUM or INTERVIEW sections are solely those of their authors. Any medical advice expressed on the FORUM or INTERVIEW does not necessarily represent the views of Angioplasty.Org / PTCA.Org, or of anyone associated with it, or of others appearing on this website.

Angioplasty.Org provides general news and information about health and heart disease treatment. But health information is not the same as health advice -- the application of medical judgment to an individual's specific circumstances. Talk to your physician regarding your own health and treatment decisions. The information provided does not constitute a medical opinion and no remedy or information provided should be used without consulting a physician.


Privacy Policy

Purpose: The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what information we gather on this website, with a home page located at www.angioplasty.org / www.ptca.org (the “Website”) and how we use that information. By using this Website you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to the Website, which is owned and operated by Venture Digital, LLC of New York. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other websites, and we make no representations as to the privacy practices of other websites.

What Information do we collect?
In order to maintain our Website, operate our business, respond to requests and, if applicable, process and track orders, we collect a variety of information about Website visitors. This section describes both the Non-Personal Information and Personal Information we collect. Access to Angioplasty.Org is open and does not require registration or submission of personal information. If you request information from us, send us an email address, send us your name or other information, fill out optional forms that may appear on this Website or place an order, you may provide us with information such as your name, address, telephone number, purchase information and history, email address, credit card number, or similar information (“Personal Information”). You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which we may not be able to provide those services to you.

How do we share and use information? The ways we share, use and protect information collected over this Website depends upon the type of information involved.

1. Non-Personal Information. We may use non-personal information to help us make the Website more useful to you and for fundraising purposes. For example, we may tell supporters how many computers visited this Website or what pages were most popular. We may prepare reports and other materials using non-personal information. We may use Non-Personal Information for any other purpose and may share Non-Personal Information with third parties.

2. Personal Information. If you submit personal information, you agree that we may keep a record of the personal information. For example, we may keep a record of your name, address, and email in order to receive payment for your orders and in order to ship the orders. Any information you give us is absolutely safe with us. We will never rent, sell, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties. We might contact you from time to time regarding your purchases, comments or the services (like forums and announcement lists) you have subscribed to.

We may also send you promotional announcements from time to time about new services that you might find useful. You may also opt out from receiving information from us at any time and ask us to remove your contact information from our database.

If you have submitted comments via email or posted public forum contributions, we might contact you via email to request permission to reprint your comment in informational materials or post it elsewhere on the website for informational purposes. We will share Personal Information only as required to create the business transactions you initiate, and if required to comply with a law, regulation, court order, or other legal process. We restrict access to personal information to Angioplasty.Org employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations.

Data integrity. Angioplasty.Org processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 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 or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. 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.

What happens if the privacy policy changes?  We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If we change this Privacy Policy we will post the changes on the Website. You agree to any such changes as we may post in the future. Should we post changes you are not comfortable with you may contact us at any time to have your contact information removed from our database.

What about privacy on other sites? This Website may contain links to other websites. We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. We are not responsible for the performance of these sites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms and conditions of those websites, including the privacy policies of those websites. Visitors from outside the United States You understand and agree that your Non-Personal Information and Personal Information are being sent to a business located in the United States and may pass through servers located in the United States. You consent to this transfer of your information as well as the processing, use, and sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. The owners may deny access to the site to anyone at anytime.

Security.  Your information is stored on servers located in the United States. We and our agents who help us with hosting and security use a number of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help protect your information. However, there is no such thing as perfect security. You agree that we are not responsible for the unlawful actions of third parties.

Effective Date. The Effective date of this Privacy Policy is April 12, 2011.