This Policy describes the types of information that we may collect from you or that you may provide to us when you visit the Website MedGift.com (our “Website“) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. Please read this Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By visiting our Website, submitting information, making a donation or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices outlined herein.
MedGift provides an online registry for patients and creates an online community through social media capabilities. Our Website is intended to provide these opportunities without requiring you to submit more personally identifiable information (“PII“) than is necessary to use the Website effectively. You can choose not to provide us with certain PII, but then you may not be able to take advantage of all of the services and products offered on our Website.
We collect several types of information about users of our Website, including:
We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us and automatically as you navigate through the Website.
A. Information Collected from Individuals
The information that we collect about you depends upon whether you are simply a visitor to our Website (“Visitor“), someone who creates an account (“Account Owner“), a support page organizer (“Organizer“), a beneficiary of a support page (“Beneficiary“), or a contributor to someone else’s support page (“Contributor“). However, please note that more than one of these categories may be applicable to your use of our Website. Therefore, please review all of the following categories to understand what information we collect from you based upon your use of our Website.
MedGift utilizes Google Analytics http://www.google.com/analytics/ and StatCounter http://statcounter.com/ to anonymously track Visitors and understand how they interact with our Website. No PII is collected by these services. The only information collected that is related to the Visitor is their IP addresses, which is used for the sole purpose of determining the geographical locale in which Visitor’s device is located. These services place a small cookie on the Visitor’s device, which contains a unique identifier that allows the service to distinguish new from repeating Visitors. This data is used in the aggregate, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. We use this information to better understand how many Visitors we have, how they found our Website and how they use it. This information is important if we are to better understand the needs of our market, expand and improve our services, and improve the utility of our Website. We reserve the right to share this information with third parties at any time.
To start a support page, access and sign-up for calendar events, or leave notes on a support page, Account Owners must authenticate themselves to MedGift. Information provided for authentication is collected to minimize the creation of fraudulent support pages or disingenuous uses of the note posting and calendar services. Information collected during account creation includes first name, last name, e-mail address and user-specific password. If account creation is performed through a social log-in service, similar information is collected.
Organizer / Beneficiary
In addition to the information collected during account creation, if you are an Organizer or Beneficiary of a support page, your address and telephone number are collected during support page creation. We collect this information in case we need to communicate with you regarding your support page.
There are three primary ways in which someone may contribute to a support page:
The only information that we collect from financial donors is their first and last names and their e-mail addresses. This information is collected so we can provide a list of donors to the support page’s Organizer and Beneficiary so that they can send thank-you e-mails to donors. PII necessary for the purposes of making a donation via a credit card is collected by our financial services partner WePay (https://www.wepay.com/) and protected by its policies.
You also may contribute to a support page by leaving well-wishes and other notes of encouragement. To minimize the occurrence of disingenuous notes being posted, MedGift requires those wishing to leave a note to be authenticated either by first signing into Facebook or creating an account on MedGift. Please see Section 2 of this Part A with respect to the information that we collect during account creation.
If you wish to view a calendar, you must create a MedGift account and be approved by the Organizer. This information is collected to ensure that only individuals approved by the Organizer have access to the calendar. When requesting permission to access a calendar, MedGift collects the potential Contributor’s telephone number and gender. This information is collected to facilitate management of the calendar by the Organizer and to optionally limit calendar access to events that are gender-specific. Section 2 of this Part A describes the information that we collect during account creation.
B. Information Collected from Individuals
Your activity on our Website may generate automatic or responsive e-mails. When you send an e-mail to MedGift, we may retain your e-mail address and the contents of the e-mail that you sent.
C. Passive Information Gathering
When you provide us with your PII, we may use such information for a number of purposes, including, without limitation:
Generally, MedGift does not share your PII with third parties, except when required to do so by law. However, we reserve the right to give, share, sell or trade your PII to or with any third parties, including, without limitation, under the following circumstances.
A. Fulfillment of Services
We may retain other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Such third parties may be provided with access to PII or other information reasonably necessary to perform their functions.
B. Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection
We may disclose any information, including PII, that we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We may also exchange information, including PII, with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection, risk reduction and related activities or to protect the rights, property or safety of MedGift, its agents, employees, affiliates or others. In addition, MedGift reserves the right to disclose the PII of a user who we believe is in violation of our Policy or other terms of service as posted on our Website, even without a subpoena, warrant, court order or other governmental request.
C. Sale or Transfer of Information
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of assets of MedGift, PII and other information collected about you from the Website may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring MedGift, its assets or the Webite in order to permit the party to continue the operation of MedGift and/or the Website or any successor of either.
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features, register on the Website, make any donations through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13 year of age, please contact us by using our Contact Us Form found on our Website.
B. Users From Outside the United States
This Website is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using our Website, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.
C. California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties. To make such a request, please contact us by using our Contact Us Form found on our Website.
D. Choices about How We Disclose Your PII
If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in particular ways.
E. Accessing and Changing Your PII
You may access, change, correct or update your PII by signing into your account and visiting your support page dashboard. If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Visitors.
F. Policy Changes
This Policy may change from time to time. We will notify you by a posting on our Website before our Policy has changed. It is your responsibility to review the updated Policy. Your continued use of our Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of the changes, so please check the Website periodically for updates.
G. Data Security
MedGift maintains a variety of commercially reasonable safeguards designed to protect your PII from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. These efforts include the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), password-protected accounts and a hosting agent to minimize unauthorized access to our servers. However, you should be aware that MedGift has no control over the security of other websites on the Internet that you might visit even when a link to those websites appears on our Website.
In addition, information that you provide to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted“) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions“) are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. The information that you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
In large part, the safety and security of your information depends on you. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessible to the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will minimize the risk of others accessing your PII. Where we have given you, or where you have chosen, a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone. For more information regarding how to protect yourself against identity theft, please visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft .
Finally, while we want you to feel confident using the Website, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your PII, searches or other communications always will remain secure. If we become aware of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your PII, we will notify you if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary so that you can take appropriate remedial steps. In such cases, we may notify you using the e-mail address that we have on record for you.
H. Contacting Us
You may contact us regarding our Policy and your specific PII by using our Contact Us Form found on our Website.
MedGift Advocacy Services, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization, classified as a public charity and is registered in the State of Georgia under EIN 81-4017965.