Last revised: January 2023
Information You Submit to Your Healthcare Provider.
Mend is a technology company. Mend is not a healthcare provider. Mend is not affiliated with any healthcare provider. Mend does not provide any healthcare services, medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or endorsements, or recommendations with respect to any healthcare providers, services, products, or treatments.
Third-Party Sites. Our Site also contains links to third-party sites that are not owned or controlled by Mend. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.
- INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
Information You Provide to Us
When you use our Site for purposes other than interacting with a healthcare provider, we may collect the following information:
- User ID and password
- Billing address
- Shipping address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Payment information, including credit card, debit card, and bank account information, if you elect to make a payment using the Site
- Device identifier and/or IP address assigned to any computer or mobile device used to access or use the Site
- Location of any computer or mobile device used to access or use the Site
- Session data for your login session, so that our Site can ‘talk’ to your computer or mobile device while you are logged in
- Account-preference information
- User-generated content
Information We Collect Through Your Use of our Site
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of the Site. Google Analytics is not used in those portions of the Site dedicated to your interaction with healthcare providers. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Site analyze how users use the site. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you visit our Site by visiting “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”, (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/). We may also use Google Analytics Advertising Features to provide you with interest-based advertising based on your online activity. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. To learn more about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative websites (www.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org). Please note that if you choose to opt-out, you will continue to see ads on our Site, but they will not be based on how you browse.
Information Collected Through Cookies and Similar Technologies
No Information from Children Under Age 13
If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register with us at this Site or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please Contact Us or call us at 800-490-2788. Interactions between a healthcare provider and a child under the age of 13 using the Site are subject to the policies of the healthcare provider.
- HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
To Provide Products, Services, and Information. When you visit the Site for purposes other than interacting with your healthcare provider, we may collect information from you in order to provide products and services that you access or purchase using the Site and to provide information that you request from us. We use such personal information to contact you about your orders, process credit card and debit card transactions, and ship products to you. We may send you promotional materials or advertisements about our products and services, as well as new features and offerings.
Sharing with Third Parties. We may provide information to third-party service providers that help us operate and manage our Site. These service providers will have access to your personal information in order to provide these services, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to help us provide the service.
No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.
Disclosure of De-identified Data. Mend may use or disclose de-identified data in some instances. Mend either maintains such data without attempting to re-identify it or treats such data as personal information subject to applicable law.
We belong to ad networks that may use your browsing history across participating websites to show you interest-based advertisements on those websites. Currently, our Site does not recognize if your browser sends a “do not track” signal or a similar mechanism to indicate you do not wish to be tracked or receive interest-based ads. To learn more about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative websites (www.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org). Please note that if you choose to opt-out, you will continue to see ads on our Site, but they will not be based on how you browse.
No Sale of Personal Information. Mend does not sell any personal information.
Your Consent. In addition to the sharing described elsewhere in this Policy, we will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Mend when we have your consent to do so.
Legal Proceedings. Subject to the confidentiality obligations in place with your healthcare provider and applicable laws protecting the privacy of healthcare information, we will share personal information with third-party companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Mend if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
- Protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Mend, our users, customers, or the public as required or permitted by law.
- ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CHOICES
You can access and update certain information we have relating to your online account by signing into your account and going to the Mend Portal section of our Site. If you have questions about the personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can Contact Us or call us at 800-490-2788. You can opt out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from Mend by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails.
You can close your online account by Contacting Us. If you close your account, we will no longer use your online account information or share it with third parties. We may, however, retain a copy of the information for archival purposes, and to avoid identity theft or fraud.
- SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use industry-standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. These measures include encryption of information transmitted while using the Site to interact with your healthcare provider. Please note that, while communications with your healthcare provider using the Site are encrypted, e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site may not be encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.
- CONSENT TO PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA IN THE UNITED STATES
- STATE PRIVACY LAWS
If you are a resident of California or Virginia, the collection and use of your personal information may be subject to the provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act (“CCPA”) or the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). However, the CCPA and the VCDPA do not apply to information collected for purposes of your interactions with healthcare providers.
If the CCPA or the VCDPA is applicable to your use of the Site, you may request the following information about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information during the 12-month period preceding the request:
- the categories of personal information collected
- the categories of sources from which we obtained your personal information
- the business purpose for our collection of your personal information
- the categories of the third parties with whom we have shared your personal information
- the specific pieces of personal information about you we collected
The CCPA and the VCDPA also allow you, as a resident of California and Virginia, to request that we confirm, correct, or delete the personal information we collected from you and to opt out of the display of behavioral ads on the Site that use data from another site or the display of behavioral ads on other sites using data from the Site.
Residents of California of Virginia can exercise their rights by sending a request by email to email@example.com or by writing to us at the physical address provided below. We will need to verify your identity and place of residence before fulfilling your request. You will not be denied goods or services for exercising any of these rights. Even if you are not a resident of California or Virginia, you may submit a request and we will process it in the manner described in this policy, even though the CCPA does not require us to do so.
We will endeavor to process requests within one month. We will contact you if we need additional information respecting your request. It might take us longer than a month to process some requests, depending upon the complexity and number of requests we receive.
- QUESTIONS AND HOW TO CONTACT US
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