What information we collect
Like many Web sites, this Site allows you to actively communicate with OTIS by allowing you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, testimonials, stories and so forth. When you chose to communicate with us on this Site, some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number and so on). We will not share any of this information with any other parties without your prior consent.
We may collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration only. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. Our computers identify your computer by its IP address. When you request Web pages from the Site, our computers log your IP address. We collect this information solely to improve the administration of this Site and we do not make an attempt to link the IP addresses with the identity of individuals contacting this Site. We will not share any of the IP addresses with third-party organizations.
This Site contains links to third-party sites. Because such linked sites are not under the control of OTIS, we are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements contained on any such linked sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this website is at your own risk. OTIS has not reviewed all the third-party sites linked to this Site and cannot guaranty the accuracy of any information on such sites. OTIS provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement by OTIS of such third-party sites or any goods or services offered by such third parties.
Ownership of Content
All opinions, ideas, suggestions, and other feedback submitted to our web-sites may be used by OTIS without any restriction and free of charge, and nothing contained in this policy shall limit or otherwise affect this.
We exercise care and diligence in managing, transmitting and securing personal information once we receive it. Your personal information is protected by safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information and are inline with currently available security technology. This may include use of passwords and encryption. It is important for you to understand that data transmission over the Internet is not 100% secure. Despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information you transmit to us, and you therefore do so at your own risk.
Disclosure of Information
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
5034A Thoroughbred Lane
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
Phone: (615) 649-3087
Fax: (615) 523-1715
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