“Aggregated Non-Personal Information” is information about some or all of the Users of the Web Site, but unlike Personal Information, does not reflect or reference an individually identifiable User. Aggregated Non-Personal Information may be formed from Personal Information, but any of the Personal Information used to form the Aggregated Non-Personal Information has been processed to no longer reflect or reference an individually identifiable User.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION:
In order to make this Web Site as customized as possible to Your needs and interests, We will gather certain information from You. We will use this information to tailor our services, content and advertising to You. In order to accomplish this, We will ask You to register with the Web Site and provide certain Personal Information prior to allowing You to post any comments or otherwise visit and utilize certain areas of the Web Site. If You opt to not register then You may not have access to the areas of the Web Site which require Your Personal Information.
The following information is collected by HMDI, and defined as follows:
Provided Information: The Personal Information which You provide to us, including Your name, address and email address, while using the Web Site, such as during the registration process, responding to surveys, uploading content, posting messages or comments, entering contests, subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists or entering promotions.
Web Beacons: While You are on the Web Site, We may use Web Beacons or clear GIFs. These tools allow us to track the online usage patterns of our customers in a non-personally-identifiable fashion. We may also use Web Beacons in HTML-based emails sent to You by HMDI or its affiliates in order to determine whether or not the emails have been read.
Cookies Information: We may opt to send one or more cookies to Your computer that uniquely identifies Your browser while You are on the Web Site in order to better customize Your experience on the Web Site. A “cookie” is a small line of text that is stored with Your Web browser for record-keeping purposes and to help us provide better service to You. You can delete cookies from Your computer by following the directions found in Your Web browser help file. If You opt to refuse all cookies on Your computer You may not be able to access certain areas of the Web Site or take advantage of certain functions available on the Web Site.
Log File Information: Whenever You visit the Web Site, our Web servers may automatically record certain information from the Web server from which You are using, including the IP address, the type of browser which You are utilizing, the pages vieWed from the Web browser and other usage details available from Your server. This information will allow us to assist in the analysis and correction of technical problems and to better protect the equipment of our users and ourselves.
Digital Rights Management Systems: Applications You use or download from our site may contain digital rights management systems (“DRMS”) from HMDI or third parties. DRMS provide a means of communication betWeen Your software and the third parties and allows third parties to embed certain security features into the software. DRMS are often used to prevent the distribution of or access to software in the event of unauthorized use. These DRMS are subject to their own license agreements. By Your use of this Web Site, You agree that HMDI shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to the use of the DRMS or Your dealings with such third parties.
USE OF INFORMATION:
Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary, HMDI is free to disclose Your Personal Information if it is required to do so by law or if We have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; or (3) act in an emergency to protect someone’s safety.
On occasion, HMDI may act as a “Business Associate” of one or more Covered Entities (e.g., Healthcare Providers, such as doctors, hospitals or health plans) as defined by HIPAA. In those instances, to the extent required by law, HMDI will both comply with the obligations imposed upon Business Associates and abide by the privacy policies of the Covered Entities.
HMDI takes reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of its data, including Personal Information stored or maintained on its servers and other systems. These measures include internal reviews of HMDI’s data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to servers and systems where HMDI stores personal data.
After You create an account on the Web Site and “opt in” to providing Your Personal Information, You may at any time unsubscribe from the Web Site. In order to “opt out,” please email us through the Web Site. Please note that there might be a delay between when You submit Your email to opt-out and when it is processed. We appreciate Your patience during this period. We maintain archives of our Web logs, database, and other systems and information for legal, disaster recovery and other purposes. If You request that We delete Your information from our active database, please understand that it is possible some of Your information may remain archived after We delete the information from its active database.
PRIVACY OF CHILDREN UNDER 13:
HMDI does not knowingly collect or maintain the personally identifiable information of children under the age of thirteen. The Web Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen. If You are under the age of thirteen, We ask that You do not use or view the Web Site. If HMDI learns that it has collected information from someone under the age of thirteen, then HMDI will take all steps necessary to delete such Personal Information. If You believe that Your child has provided his or her information to us, please send us an email to the address below so that We may delete such information.
IN THE EVENT OF MERGER, SALE, OR BANKRUPTCY:
If HMDI is acquired by or merged with another entity, HMDI shall have the right to transfer or assign the information We have collected from You in connection with such corporate transaction. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, We may not be able to control how Your Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used and assume no liability for any such improper distribution or use.
CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE:
HMDI can be reached at:
ATTN: Legal Department
Heart MD Institute
257 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS:
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 allows users who are California residents to request certain information about the disclosure of their Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us.
HMDI adheres to the United States of America safe harbor privacy principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's website or http://export.gov/safeharbor.