Information Collected About You
Emails You Send to Tethys Health Ventures
Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to Tethys Health Ventures, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Tethys Health Ventures Website. “Non-Personal Information” means information that does not specifically identify an individual person. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of Tethys Health Ventures without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the Tethys Health Ventures Website require that you register with Tethys Health Ventures.
Cookies and Web Beacons
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information through your use of our Site. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
“Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the Tethys Health Ventures Websites is assigned a different Cookie by Tethys Health Ventures. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the Web Beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.
Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on TETHYS’s Behalf
Updating/Removing Your Personal Information
If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Tethys Health Ventures website from our servers.
Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the Tethys Health Ventures Website may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use the Tethys Health Ventures website.
How Information Collected About You Is Used
Information collected by Tethys Health Ventures about you is used by Tethys Health Ventures to:
- provide you with access to particular tools and services,
- respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about the Tethys Health Ventures website or services,
- obtain your feedback about the Tethys Health Ventures website or our offerings,
- statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened,
- conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.
- Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, alerts, and opportunities from Tethys Health Ventures; or
- Send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our affiliate centers pertaining to your health interests.
Tethys Health Ventures may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by Tethys Health Ventures about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.
Research and Measurement Activities
Information that Tethys Health Ventures collects about you, may be combined by Tethys Health Ventures with other information available to Tethys Health Ventures, through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the Tethys Health Ventures website, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except that contractors performing services on our behalf may be provided access to Personal Information when performing these services. These contractors agree not to use this information for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.
With Whom Do We Share Your Information?
Disclosures to Tethys Health Ventures Contractors
Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites
How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?
We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite Tethys Health Ventures's efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.
We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to Tethys Health Ventures from our servers. Tethys Health Ventures tools that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Contacting Tethys Health Ventures About Your Personal Information or Privacy
You can also contact Tethys Health Ventures’s Privacy Office at:
4 North Park Drive, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21030