Privacy Policy

Vertos Medical Inc. (“Vertos Medical”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) respects the privacy of visitors to our (“Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the information we gather from and through our Site or otherwise, including the products and services that we provide, and what we do with that information both online and offline. This Privacy Policy is subject to change, and any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting the revised policy to our Site. For that reason, we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. Any such changes will be posted on this page, as indicated by a new revision date. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use or share your Personal Information, we will provide prominent notice on our Site at least 30 days prior to the changes taking effect. This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy for this Site and it supersedes any earlier version. By using our Site, you agree to and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy in effect at that time. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please exit from our Site immediately and do not provide us with any Personal Information. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into our Terms of Use.

When referred to in this Privacy Policy, the term “Personal Information” includes any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual or household, including any information that is subject to applicable data protection laws. Personal Information may include “protected health information” (“PHI”) as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended and implemented (“HIPAA”), and “Personal Information” as defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1798.100 et. seq., as amended (“CCPA”).

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Site, products, and services, and users who otherwise communicate with us, including:

We collect this information:

How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We will not sell, share, or rent your Personal Information and other information that we acquire about you to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy. In general, you can visit our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself, although you will disclose information that we or our service providers obtain by automated means, such as your IP address and your browser type, which in some cases can be used by us or our third party providers to individually identify you if you have shared Personal Information with us or them previously. We may analyze, de-identify, and aggregate this data for trends and statistics.

More specifically, Personal Information we collect from you is used to: (1) complete and support your requests; (2) provide you with our products and services, including the services available on our Site, and to improve our services and our Site; (3) target market, advertise, and distribute news and other information to you and others (you may unsubscribe from receiving such correspondence by following the included opt-out instructions); (4) evaluate your candidacy for any jobs that you apply for; (5) enforce this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use, and other legal terms, agreements, and policies; (6) manage our vendor and partner relationships; (7) protect our and others’ interests, rights, and property (such as to protect our copyrighted materials); and (8) comply with any applicable legal requirements, such as tax and other government regulations and industry standards, contracts, and law enforcement requests.

Vertos Medical may disclose Personal Information or other information about you to any affiliate, subsidiary, or successor of Vertos Medical, or if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the requirements of applicable laws or comply with legal process served on Vertos Medical or this Site; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Vertos Medical; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Vertos Medical, our Site, products, and services or the public. We may also disclose or transfer your Personal Information and other information to a third party in the event of any proposed or actual reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). Such third parties may include, for example, an acquiring entity and its advisors. We may aggregate and/or de-identify data about visitors to our Site and use and disclose it for any purpose, including product and service development and improvement activities.

We may share certain information, including Personal Information, that we collect about you with our service providers who perform functions on our behalf. These service providers may collect information based upon your use of our Site. These providers perform such functions as hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing development and IT and telecommunication support, providing social media services, and providing advertising services, marketing assistance and customer service. If you request information about doctors certified to use our products or services (e.g., about your experience with your doctor), we may share that information, including Personal Information, with medical providers, with your consent, for them to contact you directly.

Additionally, our third party social media and advertising providers (e.g., Facebook and Google) may place or recognize cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or other technology to track certain information about our Site users, including when you visit their sites or services. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of the service. An advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.

We may ask for your consent to collect, use, or share your Personal Information, when we are required to do so by law.

Cookies

We may use “cookies”, or small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies ensure that our Site’s content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our Site and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have requested, such as remembering your submitted information, cannot be provided.

Performance Cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our Site. For example, we may use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how individuals arrive at our Site, browse or use our Site, and highlight areas where we can improve such as navigation and marketing. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.

Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make such as the country from which you visit our Site, language, and search parameters. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized, and these cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit, and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.

Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow you to share what you have been doing on our Site on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control and are therefore subject to a third party’s rules and policies. Social media companies may have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you use those websites or apps.

We may use different kinds of cookies, including session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Session ID cookies are used to personalize your user experience, and to determine ways to improve our Site and the products and services we offer. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser session. Persistent cookies are used to collect information such as IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.

You can change your settings for cookies and similar technologies by clicking on the cookie consent box on our Site. In addition, you can refuse or accept cookies from our Site at any time by activating the settings on your browser. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly if you do. Check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Other parties, including Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, may or do collect Personal Information about your online activities over time and across different websites and services by using cookies and other tracking information. If you access their websites through our Site or access our Site through their services, these companies may use this information to track you in this manner.

Analytics

Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, to understand how our customers interact with our Site. Google Analytics collects IP addresses, which are used to provide the analytic services and to identify from which location visitors to our Site arrive. Google Analytics mainly relies on cookies to retain your information in persistent storage. Google Analytics transmits the information it obtains to Google, which stores it on its servers in the United States or around the world. Google will use this information for analyzing your use of our Site, generating reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. We obtain data about the website from which visitors come to our Site, which pages visitors visit, and how often and for what duration visitors visit particular pages on our Site. Google may transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

International Transfers

Personal Information collected by us may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Vertos Medical or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain locations. By using our Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Additionally, our Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States.

Links to Social Media and Other Websites

Our Site may contain links, references, and other forms of connectivity to third party websites. For example, we currently use certain social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn, and we may provide links to these websites on our Site. We may also provide information, marketing information, advertisements, videos, user-generated content, and other links on these social media websites that link back to our Site. We do not control the providers of any of these social media websites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to the information (including Personal Information) collected on any third party websites over which we have no influence or control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites. Accordingly, we recommend that you review the privacy notice and related policies posted on any third party websites.

Do Not Track Disclosures

The internet browsers that you use to visit our Site may provide certain “Do Not Track” capabilities. Generally, browsers that have these features send a signal to websites that inform the site operator that you do not wish for the site to track you. Currently, we do not track your or any other users’ Personal Information over time and across third party websites. We therefore do not respond to these signals.

Your California Privacy Rights

Access to Specific Information and Personal Information Portability Rights

California consumers have the right, subject to certain exceptions defined in the CCPA and other applicable laws and regulations, to request that companies disclose certain information to you about their collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. This right of access includes information about:

Deletion Request Rights
California consumers have the right, subject to certain exceptions defined in the CCPA and other applicable laws and regulations, to request that a company delete any of your Personal Information that it has collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.

Non-Discrimination
California consumers also have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment if they exercise the rights listed above.

Exercising Access, Personal Information Portability, and Deletion Rights
When you make a request, we may require that you provide information and follow procedures so that we can verify the request and your jurisdiction before responding to it. The verification steps we take may differ depending on the request you make. We will match the information that you provide in your request to information we already have on file to verify your identity. If we are able to verify your request, we will process it. If we cannot verify your request, we may ask you for additional information to help us verify your request. Please provide as much of the requested information as possible to help us verify the request. We will only use the information received in a request for the purposes of responding to the request.

We are not required to respond to a consumer’s requests for access or disclosure of Personal Information more than twice in a 12-month period.

Authorized Agent
The CCPA permits California consumers to use an authorized agent to make privacy rights requests. We require the authorized agent to provide us with proof of the California consumer’s written permission (for example, a power of attorney) that shows the authorized agent has the authority to submit a request for the California consumer. An authorized agent must follow the process described above to make a request. The authorized agent must also verify his/her own identity. We will confirm the agent’s authority with the California consumer about whom the request was made.

Information Exempt From the CCPA
Note that certain information that is governed by the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), HIPAA, or certain clinical research requirements is not considered Personal Information with respect to the rights of California residents noted above. However, additional rights might be available under those laws and standards. Please contact us through any of the methods noted below.

Sharing and Selling of Personal Information
We do not share Personal Information with other people or non-affiliated businesses for their direct marketing purposes. We are not currently selling your Personal Information.

Nevada Residents Rights
Although Vertos Medical does not sell Personal Information, Nevada residents have the right to submit a verified request directing us not to sell their Personal Information. If you are a Nevada resident, and would like to submit such a request, please send your request through any of the methods noted below.

Exercising Your Rights

To exercise any of the rights described above, you can get in touch with us by:

Children

We do not knowingly collect or store any Personal Information from children except as permitted by applicable law. If you are under 18, and have posted content or information on our Site or social media pages, you or your parent/guardian may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted by contacting us by email or postal mail at the addresses provided below. Your request, however, does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as we do not have control over our third party providers.

Data Security

We make every effort to ensure the security of your data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. No Site is completely secure; therefore, we do not guarantee that your Personal Information will be secure from theft, loss, or unauthorized access or use, and we make no representation as to the reasonableness, efficacy, or appropriateness of the measures we use to safeguard such Personal Information. Please exercise caution when using the Internet or any form of electronic communication.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us by emailing us.

Retention

Except to the extent prohibited by law, and subject to this Privacy Policy, we will retain and use your Personal Information for as long as it is needed to provide you with any products, services, communications, news you have requested, or access to our Site, to document our business relationship with you, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Contacting Vertos Medical

If you believe that Vertos Medical has not adhered to this Privacy Policy or if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by email or by postal mail at Vertos Medical Inc., 95 Enterprise, Suite 325, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy any issue.

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