Privacy Policy

ImpediMed, Inc. Privacy Policy Privacy is very important to ImpediMed, Inc. (“ImpediMed”) and we understand that privacy is very important to you as well.  This Privacy Policy tells you how we protect and use the information that is received from or about you during your website visits.  Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy very carefully before using or submitting information to this website.  Because this policy may be revised from time to time, we suggest that you check here periodically for policy updates.  We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. This Privacy Policy applies to websites owned, operated or funded by ImpediMed, including without limitation, LymphConnect.com.  This Privacy Policy also applies to any mobile optimized versions of these sites. Your Consent By using this website you agree to all the terms of this Privacy Policy.  Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  You also agree that we may use the information collected via the website to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you that you have requested, for marketing research purposes, and for any other purpose specified.  Please read our Terms of Use to understand the general rules about your use of this website. Use and Disclosure of Non-personal Information Non-personal information is information that we collect through this website that does not identify you as an individual person.  To be clear about the difference between Personal and Non-personal information, "Personal Information" includes any information identifiable in nature, and may include: your company information, your name, your home or other physical address (including street name and city or town), your e-mail or other online contact information such as a user or screen name, your telephone number including home and cell phone number, physical location, GPS location, your financial information (such as credit card numbers) and your employment related information (such as a resume or references).  You may visit and use this website without providing Personal Information.  We will collect Personal Information only if you provide it to us.  If you do not want us to have your Personal Information, please do not provide it to us. If you visit our website to read or download information, we may collect certain non-personal information about you from your computer.  Some of the information that ImpediMed may collect includes the following:

  • The type of web browser software you use.
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website.
  • The date and time you accessed our website.
  • Which pages you have visited on our website.
  • The search terms you use.
  • The links on which you click.

Like many other websites, we may collect this information from your computer’s web browser by placing a text file called a cookie in the browser files or by using other automated means.  A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a website server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.  A cookie cannot read data on your hard drive, nor does it damage your computer.  The information we may collect during your accessing of this website may include your IP address, browser and device characteristics, referring URLs, and a record of your interactions with our websites.  Some parts of our website use cookies to track user patterns and determine the usefulness of information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.  ImpediMed does not match this information with personally identifiable data nor does it share this information with or sell it to any third party.  If you prefer, you may set your computer’s browser to warn you before accepting cookies or to refuse all cookies by turning them off.  You should consult your browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies.  If you prevent cookies from being stored, you may not be able to use some features of our site. ImpediMed does collect anonymous, aggregated data from users.  We may use aggregated data at our discretion.  We also collect computer address information to, among other things, protect our site against malicious use. We may use the non-personal information or aggregate data for the following purposes:

  • Create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content.
  • Customize the information or services that are of interest to you.
  • Share it with or sell it to third parties.
  • Provide aggregated information on how visitors use our site, such as ‘traffic statistics”  and “response rates” to third parties.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information In some places on this website, you have the opportunity to send us Personal Information about yourself in order for you to benefit from the specified features, receive particular information, or to participate in an activity.  You may visit and use this website without providing Personal Information.  We will collect Personal Information only if you provide it to us.  If you do not want us to have your Personal Information, please do not provide it to us. In no event, do we rent or sell any of the Personal Information collected or stored about you with outside parties, unless it has been agreed to by you, in advance, and in a separate agreement.  In order to provide services to you, we may provide information to other companies who work on our behalf.  In those cases, we use reasonable best efforts to assure that those companies abide by the ImpediMed Privacy Policy.  In all cases in which we share your Personal Information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services that we requested.  We reserve the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or other legal request, to protect the integrity of the website, to fulfill your requests or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or any other investigation. ImpediMed reserves the right to exchange your Personal Information in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition ImpediMed may keep and use Personal Information that we collect from you through this website to provide you with access to this website.  In addition, we may keep and use your Personal Information:

  • To respond to your requests.
  • To personalize your access to our website.
  • To develop records, including records of your Personal Information
  • To contact you with information that might be of interest to you.
  • Send you emails about Web site maintenance and updates.
  • Inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy.
  • For analytical purposes and to research, develop and improve the website.
  • To remove your personal identifiers and treat the information as non-personal
  • To enforce this Privacy Policy and other rules about your use of this website.
  • To protect our rights or property.
  • To protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare.
  • To comply with a law, regulation, court order or other legal process.

Any correspondence of information that you have requested is related only to this website and its programs.  If you wish to no longer receive correspondence from the website, you may unsubscribe from any correspondence you receive at any time.  If you have difficulty with unsubscribing, please let us know through the Contact Us section of our website. Third Party Links And Websites Please note that our website may contain links or references to websites not affiliated with ImpediMed and to which this Privacy Policy does not apply.  These third party links and websites may also use cookies or other technologies, and may have terms of service, legal notices and privacy practices that may be different from our website.  Please be aware that we do not control the other websites and that ImpediMed is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any such sites.  Further, we do not warrant or make any representation about the substance, quality, functionality, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, suitability or any other representation about any third party site or its content.  A link to a third party site on this website does not constitute sponsorship, approval or responsibility for any third-party site.  We are not responsible for the practices of those third party websites. About Children This website is not intended for anyone under the age of 18.  ImpediMed cares about protecting the online privacy of children and will not knowingly collect any personal information via this website from visitors of this age group.  If you believe that ImpediMed has collected information from a child under 18 on this website, please contact us.  ImpediMed encourages parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and any information they disclose to websites. Security This website takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as you transmit it to the site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free, particularly in the case of email use.  While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of this website and our user databases and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur.  It is your responsibility to safeguard any use of passwords, ID numbers or other special access features of this website.  Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account.  Emails You Send To This Website This Privacy Policy does not apply to content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to ImpediMed by email.  If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to ImpediMed.  Tell A Friend Service If you use our Tell a Friend service to tell a friend about our website, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend's email address.  We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting her to visit the site using your name and email address as the "from" email address.  ImpediMed does not use your name, your email address or your friend's email information for any other purpose.  We will only use the information you provide to send the email you request. Community, Social Network Sites, and Other Public Forums This website features community areas, social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, where users with similar experiences or medical conditions can share information and support one another, or where users can post questions for experts to answer.  We also offer online discussions that may also include comments from medical or healthcare professionals.  These communities and social network sites are open to the public and should not be considered private.  Any information you share in any online community area or social network site (including Personal Information and personal health information) like the "Every Woman Has A Story" or "Ask An Expert" sections of LymphConnect.com, or other online discussion is by design open to the public and is not private.  Personal health information can be thought of as providing health characteristics with personally identifiable information such as your name, home address, telephone number, or email address.  You should think carefully before posting any Personal Information or personal health information in any public forum.  What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways that we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.  As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Bing, etc.  If you mistakenly post Personal Information in our community areas and would like it removed, you can request that we remove it through our Contact Us section of our website.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information and if we can't, we will let you know and why not. How to Contact Us If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please notify ImpediMed through the Contact Us section of our website. Changes to This Privacy Policy If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this website.  If we decide to make a significant change, we will post a notice on the homepage of this website for a period of time after the change is made.  Please check periodically and before any personally identifiable information is provided.  If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here, by email if you have provided it to us, and by means of a notice on our home page.  Your continued use of the website will indicate acceptance of the changes.  You may of course choose not to continue using the website.  Please exit the site immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, and let us know that you would like to have your user account with us removed through the Contact Us  section of our website.  This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 19, 2012.