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WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IS COLLECTED ON OUR WEBSITE?
We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
You do not have to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information to visit our Website. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you will not be able to receive valuable medical and health information from third party sellers that is dependent upon the collection of such information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you use our Website or in connection with the services we may make available on our Website from time to time, we may also collect information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age or gender) and health information (like weight and body mass index (“BMI”)) (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”). Non-Personally Identifiable Information may also include user IP addresses, browser type, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is used to help us understand who uses our Website, how our Website is used, and to improve and market our Website in general and our service in particular.
Information from Other Sources
We may also supplement the information we collect from you with information from other sources to assist us in evaluating and improving our Website and service, to determine your preferences so that we can tailor our service to your needs, and/or to study nutritional, weight loss, behavioral and fitness questions in general.
We will collect information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our Website. By way of example, when you complete our survey and request information from third party sellers.
Using our Website
In order to use our Website and to receive the results of your responses to our survey and information from third party sellers we will ask you for information (including Personally Identifiable Information). You will be required to provide us with information (including Personally Identifiable Information) such as name, address, city, state, zip code and email address. This information is used by third party sellers to contact you about their health and medical programs and services.
Cookies and Action Tags
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information passively using “cookies” and/or “action tags.”
“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer in order to identify (i) your Web browser (ii) the activities of your computer on our Website and (iii) your activity in connection with our advertisements and other marketing and promotional efforts. Cookies may be used to:
- assist you in using our Website (e.g., to save you time by not having to reenter your name upon each visit to our Website), and
- allow us to statistically monitor how you are using our Website for purposes of improving our online offerings.
In addition to the cookies we place on your computer, in the future, cookies may also be placed on your computer by third parties that we use to display or serve advertisements or to collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide advertising-related services. We have not designated a third party advertising server company at this time. When we do so we will notify you of our choice to serve our advertisements and the technology they will employ. You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website. However, you may not be able to use certain features or resources of our Website if you do not accept cookies. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the “Help” section of the toolbar.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to monitor our Website’s use, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to Personally Identifiable Information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on our Website and evaluating our service in general.
Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE?
No. We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Website and service are not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. We urge all parents and/or guardians to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We may also use the information gathered on our Website to perform statistical analysis of user behavior, to analyze and evaluate issues relating to nutrition, weight loss, behavior and fitness, or to evaluate and improve our service and to assist those third party sellers in doing same.
WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?
Laws and Legal Rights
We may also disclose your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website or the general public.
Third Parties Generally
We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Website, the demographic breakdown of the users of our Website, or the activities that visitors to our Website engage in while on our Website. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties. We will provide third parties with your Personally Identifiable Information only when you ‘Opt-In’ to receive information from these third party sellers.
Third Party Sellers
Through our Website, you have the opportunity to obtain more information regarding certain content, products or services sold through a person or company other than us (“Third Party Sellers”). Third Party Sellers may request that you submit certain information to them in order to purchase their products or services or to obtain additional information from them. You do not need to submit this information or purchase any products or services from Third Party Sellers to access our Website. By choosing to ‘Opt-In’ to receipt of Third Party Sellers information, you affirmatively consent to have your Personally Identifiable Information shared with the Third Party Seller. How such Third Party Seller uses your Personally Identifiable Information will be subject to such Third Party Sellers privacy practices.
Sale of Business
We reserve the right to transfer information to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of Armina Hypertension Association, Inc. We will notify users of any such transfer through notice on our site and through email.
IS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT SECURE?
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot insure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, DISCLOSURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
CAN I UPDATE OR CORRECT MY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our systems. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all Personally Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY PRIVACY QUESTIONS?
Armina Hypertension Association, Inc.
1607 Busch Blvd. Suite 77
Tampa, Florida 33512
Last modified May 10, 2011