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Last updated and effective as of December 14, 2017
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We collect several different types of information from and about users of this Site, including:
information that is about you but does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”); and
information by which you may be personally identified and is provided by you to us in certain areas of our Site (“Personally Identifiable Information”).
We collect this information:
directly from you when you provide it to us;
automatically as you navigate through this Site (information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies); and
from third parties such as, for example, our business partners, subsidiaries and affiliates.
5. ANONYMOUS INFORMATION
As you navigate through and interact with our Site, we automatically collect certain Anonymous Information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your visits to our Site, including traffic data, location data, and the resources that you access and use on this Site, information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address (a unique string of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider), operating system and browser type.
The Anonymous Information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not identify any individual. It helps us to administer and improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Site according to your individual interests, speed up your searches and recognize you when you return to our Site. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
This Site is intended for use by residents of the United States only. The technologies we use for the automatic collection of Anonymous Information may include:
6. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We collect Personally Identifiable Information directly from you when you provide it to us and from third parties, for example, our business partners, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect on or through our Site may include:
E-Mail Correspondence and Form Information. Scattered throughout this Site are links or forms that can be used to contact us so you can comment, make a complaint, make suggestions and ask questions, register to use our Site, post material or request further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Site. Your email address is required on these forms so we can answer your questions. We may put information from email on file, but do not currently share, sell, license or transmit this information with third parties without express authorization from you. By providing your email address, you are requesting that we communicate with you in that manner. To withdraw your request, or to unsubscribe, please contact us by sending us an e-mail stating your request to [firstname.lastname@example.org] or contacting us in writing at the address provided below.
7. HOW WE USE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
The information you share with us may be used in a few ways:
We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (b) protect and defend our rights and property; (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this Site; or (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. Please note that we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
8. ADVERTISEMENTS AND OPTING OUT
We support the right of our visitors to choose. We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
“Do Not Track” Signals. Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to the websites with which the browser communicates. We currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a standard for responding is established, we may revisit its policy on responding to these signals.
Research and Analytics. We use analytics tools including Google Analytics to better understand how visitors interact with our Site. This service provides Anonymous Information including but not limited to data on where visitors came from, what actions they took on our Site, and where visitors went when they left this Site. We use this information to improve your experience when visiting our Site. Please click on this link: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html to learn more about this service and how to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics. We may also work with other business partners to conduct research surveys in order to improve the user experience on our site. We encourage you read the privacy statements of these business partners to learn about their data practices.
Disclosure of Your Information for Promotional Offers from the Company and Third-Party Advertising. You will be given the right to opt out of receiving any promotional materials about us whenever you are asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information on this Site. If you do not want us to share your Personally Identifiable Information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data. You can also always opt out by logging into this Site and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile by checking or unchecking the relevant boxes or by sending us an e-mail stating your request to [email@example.com] or contacting us in writing at the address provided below, indicating that you no longer want to receive information relating to this Site.
We may use Anonymous Information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria and interact with you.
9. ACCESS AND CORRECTION
You have a right to know about the Personally Identifiable Information that we hold about you and gathered through this Site, including the right to correct, amend or delete the information that we have on file if it is incorrect. If you wish to exercise these rights please contact us by sending us an e-mail stating your request to [firstname.lastname@example.org] or contacting us in writing at the address provided below.
This Site incorporates safeguards designed to protect the security, integrity and privacy of the Personally Identifiable Information we have collected. We have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss, misuse and alteration, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just “surfing.”
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of this Site like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of this Site.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on this Site.
While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personally Identifiable Information you transmit to us or through this Site. Once we receive your transmission, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived. Please note that your email, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider sensitive or confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via telephone at the numbers provided throughout our Site or at the address below.
11. EXTERNAL LINKS
This Site may provide links to various websites that we do not control. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred out of our Site and connected to the website of the organization that you selected.
We are not responsible for the nature, quality or accuracy of the content or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for quality, accuracy or completeness by us.
Inclusion of any linked website on this Site does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked website by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these websites. Even if an affiliation exists between our Site and a third-party website, we exercise no control over linked sites.
12. CONSENT AND MODIFICATIONS TO PRIVACY STATEMENT
13. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed any such personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. If applicable, this information would include the categories of information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared any such information for the immediately prior calendar year.
If you are a resident of the State of California and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please send a request to [email@example.com] with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent.
If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify you through a notice on this Site home page or by other reasonable means.
15. ACCOUNT REVISIONS, REVOKING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We welcome your questions, comments and all feedback pertaining to your privacy or any other issue with regard to this Site.
At any time, you may ask us to cease any further use of your email address and direct us to delete any Personally Identifiable Information you have supplied. Although it is not always possible to remove or modify such information, we will make reasonable efforts to do so. We cannot delete your Personally Identifiable Information except by also deleting your user account. If you do not want to be contacted any longer we will designate you as “do not contact” in our systems. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. If you have given us information for one of those third parties we mentioned above and we have already passed it on, we may not be able to delete or change the information.
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920 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
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California Privacy Notice for California Residents
“We” or “us” refers to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care North America or FMCNA) or one or more of its direct or indirect subsidiaries and affiliates. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.
Personal Information We Collect
California law defines “personal information” as information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device.
We collect different categories of personal information from different individuals, depending on their relationship to FMCNA. We may collect this information directly from you or from our websites, mobile applications, service providers or affiliates.
In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information for our business purposes, including:
For purposes of California law, the definition of personal information does not include:
Sharing Personal Information
We may disclose the personal information described above to third parties for business or commercial purposes, such as our affiliates, service providers and others who you or your agents authorize to receive your personal information in connection with products or services we provide to you. The recipient is required to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information unless you consent or further disclosure is authorized by law.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal information.
Your Rights and Choices
This section describes California residents’ rights with respect to personal information protected by the CCPA, as well as how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. We will disclose in response to a verifiable consumer request:
Although we do not sell personal information, if we ever do so in the future, we will provide a list of such sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased.
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that we delete personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request by either:
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
We aim to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will notify you by email or through a notice on our website homepage.
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, our Privacy Statement, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Phone: 1-800-662-1237 ext. 4235
Postal Address: 920 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Attn: Privacy Officer
“Shine the Light Law”
California residents who provide personal information when obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year.
To inquire if FMCNA has engaged in such practices with respect to your personal information, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will respond to at that e-mail address and provide the requested information, to the extent it exists. Please note that not all personal information or types of information sharing are covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.