Privacy Policy

Effective: July 17, 2015

The www.homedialyzorsunited.org website is operated by Home Dialyzors United (“HDU,” “we,” “our” or “us”). This Privacy Policy applies to www.homedialyzorsunited.org and any other website offered by Home Dialyzors United, which references or links to this Privacy Policy (each a “Site” and together the “Sites”), and which may include our sites entered via tabs or portals accessible via Twitter®, Facebook® or other social sharing sites. This Privacy Policy is to inform you about the information that we may gather about you.

1. Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

We collect and use your personal information for a variety of business purposes, including to provide you with information you request, place you on our email list or send you alerts and updates.

“Personal information” is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact an individual. There are a few ways in which you may explicitly and intentionally provide us with, and consent to our collection of, certain personal information.

We may use links throughout a Site to provide you with the opportunity to contact us to ask questions, request information or materials, or provide comments and suggestions. In order to fulfill your request, we will collect your HDU, address, phone number and email. You may also be offered the opportunity to have one of our representatives contact you personally to provide additional information.

2. Cookies; Traffic Data

Whenever you visit or interact with a Site, we may use assorted technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how a Site is accessed and used. We refer to this information as traffic data. Traffic data may include, but is not limited to, browser type, device type used to access the Site (i.e., computer or mobile device), unique number assigned to identify such device, operating system, application version, click path taken through the Site, your use of features or applications on a Site, and other publicly available information (including sites visited before and after a Site). This information helps us improve our Sites, products and services. Traffic data is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as an identifiable person, we will treat it as personal information.

Technologies we use on the Sites to collect traffic data, include but are not limited to: cookies (data files placed on your computer or other devices used to access a Site), mobile analytics software and pixel tags (transparent graphic image, sometimes called a web beacon or tracking beacon, placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed). Cookies may also be used to associate you with social sharing sites like Facebook and Twitter and, if you so choose, to enable interaction between your activities on our Sites and your activities on such social sharing sites. We, or our vendors, may place cookies or similar files on your computer or other devices used to access a Site for security purposes, to facilitate Site navigation and to personalize your experience while visiting our Sites (such as allowing us to select which content is most likely to appeal to you based on your location). A pixel tag may tell your browser to get content from another server.

To manage your cookies, please refer to your browser’s help menu or other instructions related to your browser. If you do disable or opt out of receiving cookies, please be aware that some features and services on our Sites may not work as intended and you may not have access to all of the services and features we may offer.

3. Tracking

Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities (such as traffic data described above) invisible to usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the capability to omit you from usage analytics to the extent your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without any action on our part. Please note, however, that our honoring a do not track request from your browser does not affect personal information that you have, or will in the future, submit to us.

Third parties, other than our vendors (such as our website analytics provider), do not have authorization from us to track which websites you visited prior and after visiting our website. That said, we cannot control third party tracking and there may be some third party tracking over time and across third-party websites that occurs without our knowledge or consent.

4. Information We Share with Others

We may use or disclose your personal information and other information we collect to our employees and affiliates to protect the security and integrity of our Sites, to correct technical problems and malfunctions on our Sites, to technically process your information, to provide services or to take precautions against liability. We also may provide your personal information to vendors who provide services on our behalf. If you request services via a mobile device, your request will be transmitted via your mobile carrier’s network and your carrier may have access to it. Consult your carrier’s privacy policy for additional information.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in connection with a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of assets, reorganization or liquidation of our business.  We reserve the right to disclose any personal information as needed if that information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are required to do so by law, treaty, regulation, subpoena, court order, or by a government entity. We also may disclose your personal information to third parties if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to conduct investigations of possible breaches of law, to cooperate in any legal investigation, or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or any other agreement with us.

5. Links

Our Sites may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each website to which we may link that may collect personal information.

6. Children

The Sites are not intended for use by children in the United States under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from such children. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of such a child we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

7. 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, what types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information in the immediately preceding calendar year. To access this information, please contact us either by email at ngedney@homedialyzorsunited.org.

8. Notice to Residents of Countries Outside the United States

We are headquartered in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States and that, by submitting information to us, you explicitly authorize its transfer and storage within the United States. We will protect the privacy and security of personal information according to this Privacy Policy regardless of where it is processed or stored.

9. Policy Changes; Contact

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Use of a Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised policy then in effect. In the event we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we may summarize them in this section. Feel free to contact us with any questions: by email to at ngedney@homedialyzorsunited.org.