1.1 SURVEY INFORMATION The Network collects information from individuals when
such individuals voluntarily complete product Network surveys, order forms, surveys,
or otherwise send an email through the Network's referral TYPE technology or submit
information via an online forms which may or may not be accompanied by a pre-
checked or non-pre- checked non pre-checked checkbox indicating that such individuals
consent to receiving marketing communications from the Network, or a Network (a
“Co-registration”), or registration pages either online or offline, or by means of online
or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (each, a
“Survey”). (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the websites
and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including
in person, via postal mail, telephones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, the
Network or a third party may ask individuals to provide various information to the
Network, which may include their name, email address, street address, zip code,
telephone numbers, birth date, gender, salary range, education level, marital status,
occupation, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other
information as may be requested from time to time (collectively, “Survey Information”).
Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no
obligation to provide Survey Information to the Network or any third party, but
individuals may receive incentives from the Network or a third party in exchange for
providing Survey Information to the Network.
1.2 OTHER INFORMATION Other occasions when the Network obtains information
from individuals include when such individuals (1) make a claim for a prize or seek to
redeem an incentive offered by the Network or a third party, (2) request assistance
through the Network's customer service department, and (3) voluntarily subscribe to a
Network service or newsletter (collectively, “Other Information”).
1.3 COOKIES, WEB BEACONS, AND OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTED USING TECHNOLOGY The Network may use cookie technology to associate certain Internet-
related information about individuals with information about such individuals in our
database. Additionally, the Network may use other new and evolving sources of
information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
1.3.1. COOKIES A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the
individual's computer that allows Network to identify the individual with his or her
corresponding data that resides in the Network's database. You may read more about
cookies at www.cookiecentral.com
1.3.2. WEB BEACONS Web beacons are graphic images, often transparent and no
larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that are placed on a Web site or in an e-mail. Web
beacons are used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or opening
the e-mail. When the HTML code for the Web beacon points to a site to retrieve the
image, it simultaneously can pass along information such as the IP address of the
computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed and for how
long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values.
The Network, or third parties acting on the Network's behalf, may utilize Web
beacons on Web pages or in email for any legally permissible purpose.
1.3.3. GENERAL BEHAVIOR TRACKING
The Network may track online behaviors
(“Behaviors”) through its own technologies, including its desktop software products,
in order to increase the effectiveness of the advertisements it delivers. Examples of
such Behaviors may include advertisement responses, websites that individuals visit,
and products that individuals purchase. Individuals can prevent the tracking of
Behaviors by globally unsubscribing from the Network's marketing materials. As
described in Section 2.1, the Network reserves the right to use such technologies for
any purpose permitted by law.
1.3.4. INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED
For site maintenance,
optimization, security and other legally permissible purposes, the Network's servers
(or third party servers) may collect certain information about website visitors
automatically. Such information may include such visitors' IP address, browser type,
date, time and duration of visit and particular pages viewed, and such other
information as is permitted by law.
1.3.5. NEW TECHNOLOGY The use of technology on the Internet is rapidly
evolving, as is the Network's use of new technology. As previously stated, the
Network reserves the right to change this policy at any time without any additional
notice to the user. As a result, the Network strongly encourages individuals to revisit
Use of any of the Network websites constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of
without additional notice.
1.4 OUTSIDE INFORMATION
The Network may receive Outside Information about
individuals. For purposes hereof, “Outside Information” shall include: (i) any non-
personally identifiable information received about individuals from a third party or from
other sources of information outside of the Network including information located in
public databases; provided however, that “Outside Information” shall not include any
information which allows the Network to directly or indirectly personally identify any
end user, and (ii) any information received in connection with any merger, acquisition,
reorganization, change in capital structure, sale of all or substantially all of the assets of
any Network division or website databases (“Outside Information”).
1.5 INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
As used herein, “Individual Information” means
Survey Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside
Information, and any other information the Network gathers or receives about
1.6 NO INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN
The Network will never
knowingly or intentionally collect any personal information about children under the
age of 13. If the Network obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal
information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately
deleted from its database. Because it does not knowingly or intentionally collect such
information, to the best of the Network's knowledge and belief, the Network has no such
information to use or to disclose to a third party. The Network has designed this policy
in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
1.7 CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.
The Network may in certain cases collect credit card
numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card (“Credit Card
Information”) when an individual places an order from the Network. When the Credit
Card Information is submitted to the Network, such information is encrypted and is
protected with SSL encryption software. The Network will use the Credit Card
Information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the
Credit Card Information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete
the purchase transaction.
2 USE OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
2.1 DISCRETION TO USE INFORMATION. THE NETWORK MAY USE INDIVIDUAL
INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN THE NETWORK'S SOLE DISCRETION. The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how the Network currently uses Individual Information, but the Network may change or broaden its use at any time as permitted by law. As noted below, the Network may update this policy from time to time. The Network may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, and online banner advertising, among other uses.
2.2 EMAIL The Network uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers
by email to individuals who have permitted use of their email address for this purpose. The Network may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe.
2.3 TARGETED ADVERTISING The Network uses Individual Information to target
advertising to individuals. When individuals use the Internet, the Network uses such persons' Individual Information to show advertising for products and services in which those users have expressed an interest, whether directly or indirectly.
2.4 DIRECT MAIL AND TELEMARKETING The Network may use Individual Information
to advertise or provide promotional offers, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones, as permitted by law.
2.5 STORAGE OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION The Network stores Individual Information in a database on Network computers. Network computers have security
measures (such as firewalls) in place to reasonably protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under the Network's control. Notwithstanding such measures, the Network cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent Network computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
2.6 RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES The Network may extend any of its rights under this Agreement to third parties performing services on its behalf.
3 DISSEMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
3.1 SALE TO THIRD PARTIES. The Network may sell or transfer Individual Information
to third parties in connection with any merger, acquisition, reorganization, change in capital structure, sale of all or substantially all of the assets of any Network division or website, or any activity specified in Section 3.2, 3.3, or 3.4 below.
3.2 ORDER FULFILLMENT. The Network will transfer Individual Information to third
parties as necessary to provide a product or service that an individual orders from such third party while using one of the Network's websites or when responding to offers provided by the Network.
3.3 LEGAL PROCESS The Network may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
3.4 SUMMARY DATA The Network may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
4 PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
4.1 ADVERTISER COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS Advertising agencies, advertising
networks, and other companies (collectively, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Network's websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. The Network does not control Advertisers' use of such technology and the Network has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
4.2 LINKS The Network's websites and email messages may contain hypertext links to the websites of one or more third parties. The Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.
4.3 AFFILIATED COMPANIES The Network may disclose, transfer and sell Individual Information to an entity which becomes affiliated with the Network through formation, merger or acquisition, in the Network's discretion.
5 UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OMEGA FAMILY GENETICS LISTS
The Network maintains multiple newsletter and email marketing lists. To unsubscribe from one or more of such lists, click the link included in the footer of any message delivered by the Network and follow the instructions provided.
6 MORE INFORMATION
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit http://www.privacyalliance.org/ or http://www.privacylaw.net/. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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