1. Protecting Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab, Inc. (“HITLAB”) pledges to be responsible when gathering your personal information and to protect your privacy. Although this Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights, it does serve as an expression of our commitment to protecting private personal information. HITLAB reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and will notify users of any material changes by updating the policy here.

This Privacy Policy should answer your questions about the sources and kinds of information we collect, how we use it, when it may be shared with others, and how we safeguard its confidentiality and security. We also provide you with ways to correct the data you provide us and to limit our sharing of this data with third parties. This Policy is applicable to all users of this website and any website affiliated with HITLAB (these include, but are not limited to, HITLAB.org and HITLABSummit.org).

 

2. Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Personally identifiable information such as name, address, or e-mail address of visitors to the Website is collected only when voluntarily submitted—for example when a person leaves a message for us on the HITLAB.org site or subscribes to the HITLAB blog or newsletter.

By voluntarily submitting such personal information, the user is consenting to receive emails from HITLAB from time to time regarding various events, promotions or alerts.

Opting Out of Email: If, at any time, the user does not wish to receive email from HITLAB, the user may send a message to media@hitlab.org requesting the cessation of such email messages, or simply follow the instructions to unsubscribe found at the bottom of our email messages.

As long as you are a registered user, we may continue to contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes. 

 

3. How Your Information Will Be Used

HITLAB uses personally identifiable information to complete transactions and fulfill requests for services. In addition to processing, confirming and fulfilling any services you request, HITLAB may use this data for administrative and analytical purposes such as information systems management, marketing, correspondence, and/or operation of our website. This use may be for HITLAB, our affiliates or partners, customers, our web site, or its users.

To the extent required by law, we may disclose personally identifiable information to government authorities, or to third-parties pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process, and we may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to protect the rights or property of HITLAB, our affiliates or partners, customers, our web site, or its users.

HITLAB does not sell any customer information or share your email address with third-parties except in compliance with this policy. However, we may disclose information to companies affiliated with HITLAB and/or unaffiliated third-parties to fulfill any products and services you have requested. Additionally, HITLAB may combine the information we receive from you with information collected from other sources. This information would be used to provide offers and/or services specifically tailored to your interests.

We may provide information we collect about you to third-parties to distribute promotions, sweepstakes, marketing surveys, focus groups, interviews and other opportunities offered by HITLAB. These third-parties are subject to stringent data security and confidentiality requirements and, upon completion of their services, all customer information is returned or destroyed. You may choose to restrict these marketing communications and sharing of your information with third-parties as outlined in the section titled “How You Can Opt Out of Marketing Communications and Sharing of Your Information With Third-Parties.”

 

4. How You Can Opt Out of Marketing Communications and Sharing of Your Information with Third-Parties

If you do not want us to use or share your personal information for the purpose of sending you marketing or promotional materials, please follow the instructions below to opt-out. Your request will be handled promptly but you may still receive marketing communications that were already in process prior to receipt of your request. Send an e-mail with the information you want restricted to media@hitlab.org.

 

5. Minors

We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide your name and address or other contact details or any other personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever.

If you are a Parent or Guardian of someone under the age of 13 who has provided us information without your knowledge and consent, you may request that we remove this information by contacting our office.

 

6. Non-Personal Information

HITLAB, like many other sites, reserves the right to collect non-personal information about users of its Websites, including, without limitation, your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your Internet service provider, and pages visited on our site. HITLAB may get this information by using technologies, including cookies and web beacons, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our site and to better tailor our site, products, and services to our visitors’ needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors meet the criteria required to process their requests and for reporting onsite activity in the aggregate. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our site or which pages or features get the most attention.

In addition to technologies (such as cookies) on our site to track certain user information, cookies may be set by entities other than HITLAB. These “third-party cookies” may originate, as just an example, on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms for which HITLAB has implemented plug-ins. Since these “third-party cookies” policies are not governed by HITLAB’s privacy policies, and may change from time-to-time, you should visit the privacy policy pages of these Web sites directly to learn more about their use of cookies or other such technologies.  

You may also be able to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

 

7. Security

Information Security is important. We maintain strict physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information and we regularly review our security standards and procedures to protect against unauthorized access to personal information.

When you provide us with your information you acknowledge that this information may be stored and processed on servers located anywhere in the world, including either inside or outside of the USA.

 

8. Ownership of the Information Collected

All information, lists, analytics or data collected by HITLAB and any website referenced herein is the property of HITLAB, subject to and protected by applicable laws.

 

9. Terms of Usage

The text, audio, images, photographs, graphics, descriptions, and other material provided on the Website are collectively referred to as the “Content.”

You may use the text, audio, images, photographs, graphics, descriptions and other materials provided on any of HITLAB’s Websites (collectively, the “Content”) only for personal and non-commercial purposes. Nothing contained on any of HITLAB’s Websites will be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, publicly perform, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any of the Content on or transmitted through the Websites for commercial purposes. The use of any Content on any other World Wide Web site is prohibited.

 

10. Links to Other Sites / No Endorsement by HITLAB

We’d also like to remind visitors that we provide additional links to resources we think you'll find useful. These links will lead you to sites that are not affiliated with HITLAB and may operate under different privacy practices. Our visitors are responsible for reviewing the privacy statements for such other Web sites, as we have no control over information that is submitted to these companies.

 

11. No Liability for Acts of Third Parties

Although HITLAB will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of any personal data, transmissions made by means of the internet cannot be made absolutely secure. HITLAB or any affiliates or partners, shall have no liability for disclosure of any personal data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized acts of third parties or through the use of third-party cookies including those of advertisers when you view or click on their advertisements. Once you leave HITLAB.org or any affiliated website, you will be subject to third-party privacy policies, which may differ significantly from our Privacy Policy.

 

12. No Medical Advice

HITLAB maintains its websites for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. Individual circumstances vary so users should consult their physicians.

 

13. The HITLAB Blog, Newsletter and Other Publications

HITLAB maintains its publications, including its blog and newsletter, to provide general information, education and communication about the people, products, and processes driving strong innovation in healthcare. HITLAB does not guarantee that the information contained in these publications is accurate or complete and does not endorse opinions that may be presented to it. HITLAB assumes no responsibility for any actions resulting from the use of information its publications, and will not be responsible for any information found on linked websites or their associated links. The information is subject to change from time to time without notice. The information provided by interview subjects is not independently verified by HITLAB. The views expressed and materials presented represent the personal views of interview subjects and publication authors and do not represent the opinion of HITLAB.

 

14. Your California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for those third-parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at media@hitlab.org.

 

15. Privacy Modifications

HITLAB reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. Although this Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights, it does serve as an expression of HITLAB’s commitment to protecting private personal information.

 

16. General

This Privacy Policy is governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe, or describe the scope or extent of such section. HITLAB’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not HITLAB’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Privacy Policy sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between HITLAB and users of any of its Websites with respect to the subject matter hereof.

 

17. Contacting Us

If you have other questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at media@hitlab.org.