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Bariatric Choice® Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy applies to all sites and services owned and operated by Bariatric Choice® ("Bariatric Choice", "www.BariatricChoice.com", "we", "us", "our") now or in the future, including, but not limited to BariatricChoice.com, social assets, printed material, and sample mailings and explains your rights and responsibilities as a user and how Bariatric Choice uses and shares the information you provide and how we may share the information with third party partners.

Customer Information

We collect and store your personal information when you access our site from your computer, mobile device, or other devices that allow you to connect to our site. The information collected may include but not be limited to name, shipping and billing address, email address, payment information, telephone number, mobile location, and data collected from questionnaires, surveys, polls, and customer service calls. We also collect information regarding your browser type, browsing usage, IP address, pages visited, and technical information that may help us resolve issues, provide a better customer experience or identify you for future visits. Your location information is only accessible to our company and those acting on our behalf to verify the information you provided to us. By using this service, you are opting-in to our gathering of this information and the sharing of location information only with those with a need to know such information so that we can provide you with the product or service you requested.

Bariatric Choice may execute mobile marketing campaigns or create mobile applications that you can register with to receive and send information about services, receive text / SMS messages or transactional and promotional emails. This service is optional. When registering and using this service, you are explicitly opting-in to the knowledge and responsibility that the service may involve third-party fees, including mobile carrier, text messages, or airtime and data charges, which you are solely responsible for, including any all fees associated with the use of the applications, delivery of the messages, emails or other materials to your mobile device. You will need to review the agreement you have with your mobile provider’s pricing plan prior to purchasing or downloading any application or registering for our services. Information on how to opt-out will be provided so that you may opt-out at any time. Your mobile telephone number, carrier’s name, or other relevant information regarding your mobile device may be capture after registering for this service.

Security

Our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information has led us to create our Secure Shopping Promise: We guarantee that your order will be transmitted securely and that you will not be liable for any unauthorized charges appearing on your credit card as a result of shopping here. We use only the safest and most secure servers and technologies. McAfee Secure daily testing and certification is just one of the additional steps we take to protect personal data. To further safeguard the information from your computer to the BariatricChoice.com e-commerce system, all data – including credit card numbers and passwords – is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). All hardware used by Bariatric Choice resides in a high-security data center. Access to information and systems is strictly limited to authorized personnel. Security policies and procedures are continuously reviewed by Bariatric Choice management and security specialists to ensure that all customer information remains safe.

You agree to maintain accurate, current, and complete information for your account and will update if necessary. You will not share your login information with any other individual and will be responsible for maintaining confidentiality of your account, password, and accept full responsibility for all activities that occur under your login information.

Collecting Information

Each of us at Bariatric Choice understands how important it is to protect your personal information. While we are constantly striving to make your shopping experience more efficient and personal, Bariatric Choice does not and will not sell your email address to any other company. By using our website, contacting our customer loyalty team, faxing us, or sending us communication through postal mail, you are consenting to the collection of information by us and to receiving communication from us through email, telephone, or postal mail. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. We may share your information with other websites operated by our parent or affiliated companies.

We collect your email address to process your order and send information regarding such orders, send information and updates about products, services, and your account, respond to inquiries / questions, and to market to our mailing list.

In accordance with CAN-SPAM, the law that sets rules for commercial email, establishes requirements and gives consumers the right to opt-out of emails being sent, and sets the penalties for violations, we agree to NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses, identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way, include the physical address of our business or site headquarters, monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance when applicable, honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly, and allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email, contact customer service, or send a request by postal mail.

If you wish to change your email preferences or unsubscribe from our promotional mailings, just click on the link at the bottom of each mailing. Follow the simple instructions and we will comply with your wishes. You can also chat with our Customer Service team, write to us at 3200 Corporate Drive, Suite B, Wilmington, NC, 28405 or call us at 800-993-1143. If you opt out of promotional or newsletter emails, we will continue to send you transactional communication such as account information, service announcements, or administrative messages which are necessary for our relationship with you.

Cookies

Bariatric Choice or our third-party service providers may place "cookies", Flash objects, web beacons, or action tags on your computer or other device to help collect information to make your future experiences more useful and customized for you and to measure marketing effectiveness. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change that feature in your browser. We may also use cookies to monitor preferences, site usage, conduct research, or view how the site is used. Web beacons can capture cookie information and other information such as IP address, time of use, time zone, domain, and web browser. If you decline cookie use, you may not be able to experience all interactive features on the site.

Sharing Information

Bariatric Choice will not disclose your personal information to any third-party unless required to by law, to protect and defend the rights of the Bariatric Choice property, or to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Bariatric Choice users. We may also provide your information to law enforcement to assist with fraud detection and protection.

Advertisements

You can visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers to opt out of online behavioral advertising from advertisers who have registered with this site. You will need to allow your browser to accept cookies and not delete any currently active, for the opt-out option to work. If you delete cookies, change computers or devices, login with a different screen name or use a different browser, you will need to re-register. If you decide to opt-out, you may continue to receive ads; however, they will not be based on your past usage or preferences. Please check the browser's security settings to validate whether scripting is active or disabled. Bariatric Choice is not affiliated with http://www.aboutads.info/consumers and cannot warrant the effectiveness of the opt-out procedures.

The Bariatric Choice site may from time-to-time feature third-party offers or information that we feel you may be interested in. The company associated with a third-party offer has separate and independent privacy policies, which you should read prior to providing information. We have no responsibility or liability for the content, security, or activity of these sites.

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to notify users of any privacy policy changes by posting an update on our Privacy Policy page, allowing users the ability to change their personal information by calling us or by logging into their account, which will allow specific changes, and only allowing persons 18 years and older to purchase our products. For persons younger than 18 years of age, please contact your physician.

We do not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information from consumers under the age of eighteen (18). You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain services from us. By using the site or registering, you are representing to us that you are 18 years of age or older.

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. The posting of any changes will be the only notice that you receive regarding any such amendments or changes in policy. Please review the Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.



Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the information below.

Bariatric Choice
3200 Corporate Drive, Suite B
Wilmington, NC 28405


Last Updated: April 14, 2015