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Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY. This Privacy Statement describes how we protect and use information gathered through this website. This Privacy Statement was last revised on April 8, 2008. This Privacy Statement may change at any time and for any reason. Significant changes are described below in the Section called "Changes to the Privacy Statement." Please review this each time you visit the website.

By using this website, you agree to the terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Statement. Please read our Terms of Use to understand the general rules about use of this website. Except as written in any other disclaimers, policies, terms of use, or other notices on this website, this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use are the complete agreement between you and Torax Medical with respect to your use of this website. You may be subject to additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or materials on certain areas in this website, or by following a link from this website.

INTRODUCTION

The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our website. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.

WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Non-personal information is information we collect through this website that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:

If you visit our website to read or download information, such as information about a health condition or about one of our products, we may collect certain non-personal information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer's web browser: If you only read or download information on our website, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or other personal information about you. We may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer when you visit. The cookie may be stored on your computer's hard drive. The information that we collect using cookies is non-personal information. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our website may not work properly for you if you do so.

WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Personal information is information we collect through this website which we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:

In some places on this website you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself. For example, you may fill out a registration, inquiry, survey, or an e-mail form.

HOW DOES TORAX MEDICAL KEEP AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We may keep and use personal information 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:

DOES TORAX MEDICAL EVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?

Torax Medical will not share your personal information collected from this website with an unrelated third party without your permission, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Statement.

In the ordinary course of business, we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with another company or third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.

We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.

We may share your personal information if we are legally compelled to release your personal information, including in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting website visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors or illegal.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:

Please note: In addition to the ways that we may keep, disclose, and use information described in this Privacy Statement, we also may keep, disclose, and use personally identifiable information that you give us through this website in ways that we believe are consistent with FDA and other governmental guidance, directions, regulations, and laws.

WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY ON OTHER WEBSITES?

This website may contain links to other web sites. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other websites. We are not responsible for the performance of websites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this website we recommend that you review each website's privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.

DOES TORAX MEDICAL EVER COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH VISITORS TO THIS WEBSITE?

We may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this website allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.

ARE THERE SPECIAL RULES ABOUT CHILDREN'S PRIVACY?

We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child's name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us.

WHAT ABOUT WEBSITE SECURITY?

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

HOW DO I CONTACT TORAX MEDICAL?

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of each web page or contact us at:

TORAX™ Medical, Inc.
4182 Lexington Avenue North
Shoreview, MN 55126