In making its Website accessible via the Internet and/or by offering certain Services to its End Users, Vita collects and/or is provided certain user information (“User Information”) in various ways and in various forms, including, without limitation: (i) registration data (e.g. name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, industry, occupation or other personally identifiable information) that an End User may supply to Vita when visiting the Website, and/or when subscribing to and/or purchasing one or more of the Service(s) offered through or on behalf of Vita; (ii) any information inputted by an End User when subscribing to the “Emergency Response Service(s)” and/or in creating the corresponding electronic End User Emergency Response Profile that may pertain to the End User’s personal health history, health status, provision of health care, and/or payment history for health care that can be linked to that End User (collectively, “Protected Health Information” or “PHI); (iii) any and all credit card or debit card information supplied by the End User to Vita in connection with purchasing the Vita Contactless Payment Card System, the Vita Form, and/or other related Vita products; (iv) any and all credit card or debit card information supplied by the End User to Vita in connection with purchasing, subscribing to, and/or maintaining one or more of the Services offered by or on behalf of Vita (including without limitation any credit card or debit card information required to activate the Contactless Payment Service(s) and/or any credit card or debit information or disclosed by an End User to refill and/or purchase monetary credits for the Vita Contactless Payment Card System); (v) preference tracking information from use of “cookies” and other internet tracking technology or other aggregate activity logging; and/or (vi) any other personally identifiable information that an End User may provide to Vita when that End User: (a) requests information from Vita; (b) discusses a service issue over the telephone with a Vita employee or other authorized third party service provider; (c) participates in on-line surveys; and/or (d) purchases any other products or services from Vita.
3. Disclosure & Use of User Information
Vita may, on occasion, send You various Promotional Materials based on Your User Information. By “Promotional Materials,” we mean communications that directly promote the use of the Website, the purchase of various Vita products or Services, and/or other third-party products and services in which You may have expressed an interest. These Promotional Materials may be sent to you by postal mail, e-mail or other means. By submitting Your User Information to Vita, You are consenting to the uses we describe herein pertaining to the Promotional Materials. If You do not consent to these uses, we suggest you “opt-out” where available, activate blocking technology if available in your browser, choose not to submit Your data to us when we request it from You or otherwise choose not to use the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, should You receive an unwanted email or direct mail piece from Vita, You will have the option to “opt-out” of future emails or send an email to Vita at [[insert email address]] to be removed from any future direct mailings. Please note, however, that if You do exercise any of the “opt-out” procedures described herein, it may take up to thirty (30) days for your “opt-out” choices to be fully effective.
6. Security of Your User Information
Vita endeavors to safeguard and protect Your User Information. When You submit User Information to Vita, Your User Information is protected whether Your User Information is stored online or offline. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of User Information under our control. We employ encryption technology in an attempt to prevent Your User Information from being intercepted during transmission over the Internet. The Website requires that You use a Web browser that supports 256-bit encryption and the Website also uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. As an added security precaution, all User Information is kept on a physically separate server with firewalls to help prevent intruders from gaining access. Although Vita has implemented these various measures to help protect Your User Information, no technical measures are guaranteed to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of Your User Information, and Vita makes no such guarantees. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your User Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 7. Third Party Websites & Services
You may be able to access certain third party websites through our Website. When You opt to enter into a transaction with, receive information from or provide information to such third party websites, You may be doing so through the third party websites and not the Vita Website. These third party websites have separate privacy, security and data collection practices and Vita assumes no responsibility relating to them. You should read the privacy policies of such third party websites to make sure that You agree to their terms before using such websites. Vita does not endorse, nor shall be liable for the accuracy of the privacy policies, security measures and/or terms and conditions of any of the third party websites that may advertise or post promotional items at the Website. Third party entities that may advertise, promote goods or services, and/or place banner ads at the Website are independent third parties and are not affiliated with Vita.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in offering certain Services to its End Users Vita may find it necessary from time to time to contract with other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on Vita’s behalf. These companies and individuals may have access to certain User Information as needed to perform their functions for Vita. While Vita may undertake efforts to see that any third party with whom Vita shares Your User Information is under a contractual obligation to use the User Information solely for the purposes for which the User Information was disclosed and subject to certain confidentiality obligations, such third parties are independent third parties over which Vita exercises no control. Vita is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, their conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices.
Currently, Vita requires an End User to pay certain fees to Vita in order to purchase the Vita Contactless Payment Card System, the Vita Form, and/or to subscribe to certain Services offered by or on behalf of Vita. These payments are made through and managed by MetaBank, MetaVante, MasterCard, One-to-One Marketing, or other similar third party sites that Vita may employ from time to time at its sole discretion. Vita does not have access to credit card or other payment information provided to these third party sites, although we do have names, addresses and similar information. Vita does not accept any liability for the security of credit card or other data transmitted to any such third parties such as MetaBank, MetaVante, MasterCard, One-to-One Marketing, or other payment processors.
8. Cookies & Other Internet Tracking Metrics
The Vita Website utilizes cookies to collect information about how our Website is used. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on Your hard drive. Cookies do not spy on You or otherwise invade Your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help You navigate a website as easily as possible. Information gathered from cookies may include the date and time of visits, the Website pages viewed, time spent at our Website and the websites that You visited just before and just after Your visit to our Website. If You do not wish to transmit “cookie” information about Yourself, You may turn off the cookie function in your web browser. Please consult the “Help” section of Your web browser in order to correctly turn off or disable the cookie functions. However, turning off or disabling the cookie functions on your web browser may prevent our system from properly recognizing You when You visit our Website, and consequently may make Your participation in our Services more difficult or invalid.
Our Website’s servers also automatically identify Your computer by its IP address, which is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by Your Internet service provider. IP addresses are automatically logged by web servers, collecting information about a user’s traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Internet. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area You are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Your IP address may be used to address problems with our server, administer our Website and/or to gather broad demographic information about our End Users. Finally, the other websites that You visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages, as well. In addition, for the purpose of formatting and delivering future campaigns, Vita may place web beacons on some pages to allow us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics about Website usage and/or Vita may employ pixel tags (also known as clear gifs) to track: (i) the pages that our End Users visit on any affiliate and/or partner websites; and (ii) user openings of, and clicks on, our targeted email advertising.
Vita reserves the right to employ user source information, including applicable category and interest(s), for the marketing of targeted email messages. This source information may be shared with our third party marketing partners. We reserve the right to retain cookie and pixel tag data indefinitely. 9. Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPPA”) Privacy and Security Regulations require that certain covered entities safeguard individual Protected Health Information. While Vita is not a covered entity and is not subject to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations, Vita nonetheless designed the Website and the Services to follow the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations. Vita generally follows and exceeds the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations, but please remember that You, and You alone, are the custodian of your PHI. Vita simply facilitates your storage of your PHI and Your sharing of your PHI with emergency and critical care providers.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have provided personal information to us or our third party advertisers and marketing partners to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Within thirty days of receiving such a request, Vita will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
Should you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us at email@example.com or by mail at:
Vita Products, Inc. 133 S. 24th Street Philadelphia PA 19103