Information We Collect About You
We do not require you to provide Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) to access or use any portion of our Websites, but you may voluntarily provide us with your PII. PII is any information that can be used on its own or with other information to personally identify you as an individual. In some jurisdictions, PII may also include technical information such as Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. PII that you may voluntarily provide to us includes the following:
- E-mail address.
- Telephone number.
- Country of residence.
We also collect information through automatic data collection technology. This information includes, but is not limited to, information about your internet connection, IP address, operating system and browser type.
If you submit any PII relating to other people to us in connection with our Websites, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Policy.
How We May Collect Your Information
We may collect information in several ways, including:
- Directly from you: If you contact us, we may collect information through records and copies of your correspondence with us. We may also collect information about you when you respond to our questions via e-mail or feedback forms.
- Through server log files: Like most standard websites, our Websites use log files to collect information about your computer and internet connection, which may include information about your internet protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information may be used to analyze trends, administer the site, track your movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
- Through internet tags: Internet tags are smaller than cookies and tell our Websites server information such as the IP address and browser type related to your computer.
- Offline: Information that you provide to us when you contact a Website representative.
- From third parties: Information that we receive from our business partners and third party contacts. For example, we may obtain PII through medical professionals.
We will rely on consent, which in some cases may be implied, to use technical information that is collected through our use of server log files, cookies or internet tags. You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting us as described in this Policy. When we obtain PII through medical professionals or third party contacts, the medical professional or third party contact supplying such information is responsible for the management of consent, where required.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may, depending on applicable law, include PII, and we may maintain it or associate it with PII we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Websites by enabling us to speed up your searches, recognize you when you return to our Websites and store information about your preferences.
How We May Use Your Information
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may use information that we collect:
- To contact you through email correspondence.
- To supply information to you upon your request.
- To present our Websites and their contents to you in a fashion customized to match your preferences.
- To personalize your experience on our Websites.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Websites.
- To carry out obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contract entered into between you and us.
Disclosure of Your Information
To the extent permitted by applicable law, your PII may be disclosed:
- To our affiliates for the purposes described in this Policy.
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties who we use to support our business such as website support, data analysis, IT services, customer service and other services.
- To any third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of any or all portion of our business, assets or stock, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding.
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of us or others.
- With your consent.
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
We will not disclose any PII to any unaffiliated third party for direct marketing purposes without your consent.
Third Party Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information
Our Websites contain links to various third party websites, such as news stories or press releases. These third party websites may collect PII and other related information. This Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third party, including any third party operating any site to which our Websites contain a link. The inclusion of a link on our Websites does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or any of our affiliates.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
When PII is transferred out of the country where the owner of that PII lives, such as to our affiliates or business partners in other countries, different standards may apply to how your data is used and protected in those countries. We have appropriate safeguards in place in accordance with applicable legal requirements to ensure that your PII is adequately protected irrespective of the country. This includes obtaining written assurances from any third party given access to your data so as to require them to adopt standards that ensure an equivalent level of protection for data as that adopted by Gynesonics]. If you prefer not to have your PII transferred, do not use our Websites.
Choices and Access
We strive to provide you with choices regarding our use and disclosure of PII. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
- You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain areas of our Websites.
- If at any time you wish to stop receiving communication from us, please just let us know by contacting us in the manner listed below (see Contact Information).
If you are in the European Union, you also have the right to request access to, rectify, or erase your PII. You also have a right to the objection to or restriction of processing, as well as the right to data portability, when applicable. If Gynesonics has processed your PII based on your consent, you have a right to withdraw it at any time. For more information concerning your online privacy rights, you can visit http://youronlinechoices.eu/ and http://www.aboutads.info/.
To review, correct, update, delete or otherwise limit our use of your PII or other information (such as behavioral tracking), please contact us using the contact information listed below (see Contact Information).
When users submit sensitive information via our Websites, their information is protected both online and offline. Prevention of unauthorized access or disclosure of data is of the utmost importance. Physical, administrative and technical procedures are employed to safeguard all collected information.
All data transactions occurring over a public network (i.e. the Internet) are encrypted using SSL technology. Specific certifier details can be inspected in your browser during a secure session (see browser-specific help for details).
Access to personal information and data by our employees is limited to those persons or agents of our company that have a specific business purpose for maintaining and processing such information. These individuals are made aware of their responsibilities to protect the security of that information and also uphold the principles of confidentiality and integrity.
The safety and security of information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not share your password with anyone. Sharing of account passwords is considered an acceptable use violation and may result in loss of access to our Websites.
Unfortunately, new vulnerabilities arise in the realm of technology every day. Although we strive to protect your information, circumstances beyond our control may compromise that goal. As with any website, please be conscious of the data you share. If you are not comfortable providing any information, it is your right to withhold it.
We may retain your PII for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law or to otherwise fulfill a legal obligation.
If we decide to change this Policy, we will post any changes we make on this page with a notice that this Policy has been updated on the home page of each of our Websites. Any changes to this Policy will become effective when we post the revised Policy on our Websites. The effective date for this Policy is identified at the top of this page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Websites and this Policy to check for any changes. Your use of our Websites following these changes means that you accept the revised Policy.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
California Privacy Rights
Currently, we do not disclose any PII to third parties for direct marketing purposes. However, pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of PII that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of PII that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy, please contact us by clicking on the “Contact” tab of our Websites.
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