Privacy Policy

Lifeinstruments.com Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting lifeinstruments.com, owned and operated by Life Instrument Corporation (referenced further as “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”). We respect your individual privacy and value your confidence. Therefore, we have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we may use this information, including our successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties.

1. Introduction
This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

We keep this Privacy Policy posted on our Website and you should review it frequently, as it may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.

2. Types of Information We May Collect
Our Website has the ability to collect two types of information from and about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you. We collect this information: (a) directly from you when you provide it to us in connection with a request for a product, service, or information; and (b) automatically as you navigate through the Website.

Personally Identifiable Information: Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal and email addresses, phone number, etc. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program, promotion or some other aspect of our Website. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, address, phone number and email address to register an account with us. Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity or service, realize a benefit we may offer, purchase a product or service, or gain access to certain content on our Website. When you submit your personally identifiable information through the Website, you are giving consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Non-Personal Information: Our definition of non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We also automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our Website.

When you submit information to us through our Website, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information.

3. Additional Information about Collection Methods
A few of the methods and/or avenues that may be used to collect non-personal information include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods hereafter developed):

Cookies. “Cookies” are small text files or other similar files placed and stored on the hard drive of a computer, mobile or other device when it is used to access the Website. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, but not limited to, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to our Website. We may analyze the information derived from these cookies and other technological tools we employ (such as clear gifs/web beacons) and match this information with data provided by you or another party. If you do not want information to be collected through the use of cookies, your browser allows you to deny or accept the use of cookies. Cookies can be disabled or controlled by setting a preference within your web browser or on your Device. You should be aware that the Company cannot control the use of cookies (or the resulting information) by third-parties, and use of third party cookies is not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Web Traffic and Web Performance Analytics. We may also collect information using a variety of reports from web traffic and web performance analytics companies to improve our Website. This information allows us to better understand users of the Website, and to customize the Website while also tracking our success at reaching new audiences. This Privacy Policy does not govern the ability of any third party analytics company to use and share information collected by such company, but is subject to the third party’s privacy policy.

IP Addresses. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer, mobile or other computing device whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that “serve up” web pages) automatically identify your computer or other computing device by its IP address. When users request pages from our Website, our servers may log their IP addresses. We may collect IP addresses for the following purposes, among others: system administration, to report non-personal aggregate information to others, and to track the use of our Website. IP addresses are considered non-personal information and may also be shared as provided above.

Email Communications. If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public personal information. In certain instances, we may provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving email communications from us; that is, agree to some communications but not others. We reserve the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications.

Other Disclosures. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our users or the general public.

Use of Collected Information
The information collected through our Website is generally used to fulfill your requests for our products and services and to respond to your inquiries about our offerings. We may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, offering you other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with us via our Website. We may share your personally identifiable information with affiliated companies and third parties to the extent necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and persons or entities with whom we have marketing, business, or other relationships.  In response to a legal process or law enforcement request, we may also disclose personally identifiable information when we have a good faith basis for disclosure. We also may disclose personally identifiable information if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

We may use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect in a variety of ways, including to administer the Website, help us analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, improve the quality of the pages that make up our Website, gather broad demographic information, and to improve our Website services. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and/or third parties to achieve these objectives and others.

4. Deleting Information About You
Whether or not you provide personally identifiable information is completely your own choice. You are not obligated to answer any question that is presented to you on our through our Website and you may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from us. Whether or not you opt-out is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in a particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, purchase a product or service, or gain access to certain content, services, or offers on our Website.

5. Keeping Your Information Secure
We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.

6. COPPA
Our site is intended for adults 18 years of age and older with surgical instrument needs. The features, programs, promotions, services, and other aspects of our Website that require the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us at info@lifeinstruments.com. 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.

7. Contact
You may contact us as at the following contact information if you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy:

Contact Information:
Life Instrument Corporation
info@lifeinstruments.com
91 French Ave.
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 849-0109

8. Sole Statement
This Privacy Policy as posted on this Website at lifeinstruments.com is the sole statement of our privacy policy with respect to this Website, and no summary, modification, restatement, or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, is valid unless we post a new or revised policy.

9. Effective Date
This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 30, 2016.