Kaktus has adopted this Privacy-Official Policy to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), as amended by the HITECH Act of 2009 (ARRA Title XIII). We also recognize our responsibility to protect individually identifiable health information under the regulations implementing HIPAA, other federal and state laws protecting the confidentiality of personal information, and under general, professional ethics.
This policy governs the designation and duties of a HIPAA Privacy-Official for Kaktus. All personnel of Kaktus must comply with this policy. Demonstrated competence in the requirements of this policy is an important part of the responsibilities of every member of the workforce.
Officers, agents, employees, contractors, temporary workers, Users, and volunteers must read, understand, and comply with this policy.
Kaktus hereby recognizes its status as a Business Associate under the definitions contained in the HIPAA regulations.
Kaktus must comply with HIPAA and the HIPAA implementing regulations concerning the designation of a Privacy Official, in accordance with the requirements at § 164.530(a).
Information You Provide to Us
You can browse our Website without providing any personal information to us. Kaktus gathers and retains personal information about you when you voluntarily submit it to us and automatically collects statistical information about visitors' use of the Website. Information that you submit may be linked with statistical information about your access to and use of the Website.
Inquiries and Forms
If you choose to complete and submit a form or otherwise provide information through our Website when you make an inquiry, including but not limited to the "Contact Us" page, we may collect your name, postal or email address, contact information and any other data you submit.
Social Networking Activities
The Website includes the ability for you and other users to link to social networking websites. As a result, we receive information about you when you choose to post or otherwise share information about our Website on these social networking websites. We may also receive information about you from your social networking account depending on your privacy setting for that account; you can control this by adjusting your privacy setting on your social network account.
Before you can utilize some portions of the Website, we will require that you create an account and provide us with your first name, last name, and email address, and create a password. You may also need to verify your account post creation by email verification.
When you engage in any financial transaction through the Website, you will be asked to provide certain of your financial information, such as your debit card, credit card or PayPal account and billing or shipping address.
Use and Retention of Information You Provide
We may use the information we collect from you for our general operational and development purposes, for example:
URLs and IP Addresses
The types of cookies we may use on our Website include:
Session cookies: These temporary cookies expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser window. We may use session cookies to grant you access to content and to enable actions you must be logged in to do.
Persistent cookies: These usually have an expiration date in the distant future and remain in your browser until they expire or you manually delete them. We may use persistent cookies to better understand your use patterns so we can improve the Website. For example, we may use a persistent cookie to associate you with your user account or to remember that your choices on the Website, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled.
We do not use technology that recognizes a "do-not-track" signal from your web browser, because we do not track users other than for aggregate statistical purposes.
How Personal Information May Be Shared
We may disclose information to our subsidiaries and affiliates.
We may disclose information that we collect about you to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Website, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us.
We may also disclose information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us, including, for example, survey administration, processing of application information, marketing partners, analytics services and research services; these providers are permitted to use the information in order to provide the services to us but are not permitted to use the information for their own unrelated purposes.
We may disclose information about you as part of a merger, acquisition or other sale or transfer of the assets or business of Kaktus. We may be legally obligated to disclose information about you to the government or to third parties under certain circumstances, such as in connection with illegal activity on the Website, or to respond to a subpoena, court order or other legal process. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate. We may share aggregated or anonymous information that does not identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to the Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.
Opting Out of Communications
If you do not want Kaktus to share your information with any of its approved partners, sponsors, or other relevant third parties, please contact us at the email or phone number listed below under Contact, and state your request along with your first and last name, email and postal address and phone number. We will make every effort to process all such requests within thirty (30) days.
If you no longer want to receive promotional emails from Kaktus on a going-forward basis, you may opt out of receiving emails by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of those email you receive or, if you have an online account, you may log in to your account and make changes to your communication preferences. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing using the above methods, please contact us directly at the email or phone number listed below under Contact. Please allow ample time for us to process your request. However, please note that even if you opt out from receiving promotional emails, we will continue to send you service-related communications and may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.
Links to Other Websites
This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or access this Website at any time or in any manner. By using this Website, you affirm that you are over the age of 13. Kaktus does not seek through this Website to gather personal information from or about persons under the age of 13.
California Privacy Rights
Under California law, a California resident with whom we have an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to the types of personal information we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. All requests for such information must be in writing and sent to us at the mailing address set forth below.
Access from Outside North America
If you access the Website from outside of North America, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside North America and maintained indefinitely, which may involve the transfer of information out of countries located in the European Economic Area. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.
You may provide personal information to us other than on or through the Website. Aside from through the Website, other ways we collect personal information include via email, telephone, facsimile, postal mail, or in person. If we use any information on or through the Website that we collected other than on or through the Website, the Website Privacy terms, above, will apply in their entirety to the use of such information. If personal information you have provided is not used on or through the Website, then the only sections of the Website Privacy terms above that will apply to the use of such information are: "Use and Retention of Information You Provide," "How Personal Information May Be Shared," "Governing Law," and "Contact."