PainAwareness.org collects information from you at several different points on our site, either through the use of technology such as cookies or by asking you for specified information. PainAwareness.org continually uses technology such as cookies to review our visitors’ demographics, interests, postings, comments, and pages viewed.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies store information about your visit to the site. The information in the cookie is transmitted from your computer to PainAwareness.org, or to our authorized agents, or to one of our third-party authorized service contractors. Cookies from PainAwareness.org and/or one of our authorized service contractors are also used to collect standard information transmitted from your Web browser including, without limitation: your Internet address, browser type, Web pages you visited with date and time, purchases you made on any of the sites, and the type of operating system on your computer. This information is used to help us understand and meet the ever-changing needs and interests of our visitors or subscribers.
PainAwareness.org uses technology provided by a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our site. This technology may use information about your visit to our site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, such third-party advertising technology may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. In addition, you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.
With Whom We Share Your Information
We may share your personal information with our subsidiaries and affiliates. We also may share your personal information with the following third parties:
- Authorized service providers. We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include supporting our Web site functionality, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, communicating with you through e-mail, postal mail, and telephone, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, and supporting features offered through our Web site. These service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions.
- Trusted business partners. We may periodically share your personal information with selected companies whose products and services we believe you may find of interest. In accordance with applicable law, you will have the opportunity to choose not to receive commercial e-mail messages from these third parties in any such e-mail they send.
We also may share your personal information:
- In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
- When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our Web site terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
We also may share aggregated information we collect with third parties, including service providers and marketing partners, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our marketing partners the number of visitors to our Web site and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop Web site content and services that we hope you will find of interest.
We want you to feel comfortable about our collection, use, and disclosure practices.
- You can choose not to provide us with any information, but some information about you is required for you to become a registered member, order samples, ask a question, or initiate other transactions on the site.
- You will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take up to 10 business days for us to process an opt-out request. Please note that we may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
- If we call you or fax you information about our products or services, you can let us know in response to any such efforts that you would prefer not to receive information by phone or fax. We will honor your requests.
- The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.