1. Protecting Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. The Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab, Inc. (“HITLAB”) pledges to be responsible when gathering your personal information and to protect your privacy. Although this Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights, it does serve as an expression of our commitment to protecting private personal information. HITLAB reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and will notify users of any material changes by updating the policy here.

This Privacy Notice should answer your questions about the sources and kinds of information we collect, how we use it, when it may be shared with others, and how we safeguard its confidentiality and security. We also provide you with ways to correct the data you provide us and to limit our sharing of this data with third parties. This privacy notice is applicable to all users of this website and any website affiliated with the HITLAB and any partners referenced on our website including the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, these include HITLAB.org and healthcareinnovationworldcup.com.

2. Information We Collect And How We Collect It

In order to access certain products, services and areas within our websites including HITLAB.org or healthcareinnovationworldcup.com in addition to other promotional or special interest websites made available by HITLAB, you either provide personal information or we collect personal information about you. This information is gathered from:

- You, when you voluntarily provide us with information;

- You when you enter a challenge or promotion;

- Your browser, when you visit our Web sites and your browser interacts with us;

- Your transactions with any of the websites affiliated with our company;

- Other sources, in connection with any grant, application, enrollment or contest affiliated with us.

The personal information we collect about you through these various sources may include, but is not limited to:

- Name, addresses, email address and telephone numbers

- Date of birth and gender

- Information necessary to facilitate any challenge, grant, application, enrollment, contest or other services

- Personal information provided via survey, focus group or other marketing research efforts

- Personal information provided to research and resolve issues or questions

3. Use of Cookies and other Technology Tools

In addition to obtaining your personal information, when you use our site, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your Internet service provider, and pages visited on our site. HITLAB may get this information by using technologies, including cookies and web beacons, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our site and to better tailor our site, products, and services to our visitors' needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors meet the criteria required to process their requests and for reporting onsite activity in the aggregate. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our site or which pages or features get the most attention.

4. Minors

We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide your name and address or other contact details or any other personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever.

If you are a Parent or Guardian of someone under the age of 13 who has provided us information without your knowledge and consent, you may request that we remove this information by contacting our office.

5. How Your Information Will Be Used

The HITLAB uses personally identifiable information to complete transactions and fulfill requests for services. In addition to processing, confirming and fulfilling any services you request, the HITLAB may use this data for administrative and analytical purposes such as information systems management, accounting, billing and audits, marketing, correspondence, and/or operation of our website. This use may be for the HITLAB, our affiliates or partners, customers, our web site, or its users.

To the extent required by law, we may disclose personally identifiable information to government authorities, or to third parties pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process, and we may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to protect the rights or property of the HITLAB, our affiliates or partners, customers, our web site, or its users.

The HITLAB does not sell any customer information or share your email address with third parties except in compliance with this policy. However, we may disclose information to companies affiliated with HITLAB and/or unaffiliated third parties to fulfill any products and services you have requested. Additionally, the HITLAB may combine the information we receive from you with information collected from other sources. This information would be used to provide offers and/or services specifically tailored to your interests.

We may provide information we collect about you to third-parties to distribute promotions, sweepstakes, marketing surveys, focus groups, interviews and other opportunities offered by the HITLAB. These third-parties are subject to stringent data security and confidentiality requirements and, upon completion of their services, all customer information is returned or destroyed. You may choose to restrict these marketing communications and sharing of your information with third parties as outlined in the section titled "How You Can Opt Out of Marketing Communications and Sharing of Your Information”.

6. How You Can Opt Out of Marketing Communications and Sharing of Your Information With Third Parties
If you do not want us to use or share your personal information for the purpose of sending you marketing or promotional materials, please follow the instructions below to opt-out. Your request will be handled promptly but you may still receive marketing communications that were already in process prior to receipt of your request.

Send an e-mail with the information you want restricted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

7. Security

Information Security is important. We maintain strict physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information and we regularly review our security standards and procedures to protect against unauthorized access to personal information.

When you provide us with your information you acknowledge that this information may be stored and processed on servers located anywhere in the World, including either inside or outside of the USA.

8. Ownership of the Information Collected
All information, lists, analytics or data collected by the HITLAB and any website referenced herein is the property of the HITLAB, subject to and protected by applicable laws.

9. Links to Other Sites

We'd also like to remind visitors that we provide additional links to resources we think you'll find useful. These links will lead you to sites that are not affiliated with American and may operate under different privacy practices. Our visitors are responsible for reviewing the privacy statements for such other Web sites, as we have no control over information that is submitted to these companies.

10. No Liability for Acts of Third Parties

Although the HITLAB will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of any personal data, transmissions made by means of the internet cannot be made absolutely secure. The HITLAB or any affiliates or partners, shall have no liability for disclosure of any personal data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized acts of third parties or through the use of third party cookies including those of advertisers when you view or click on their advertisements. Once you leave HITLAB.org or any affiliated website, you will be subject to third party privacy policies, which may differ significantly from our Privacy Policy.

11. Your California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

12. Contacting Us
If you have other questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

13. Privacy Modifications
The HITLAB reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. Although this Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights, it does serve as an expression of the HITLAB’s commitment to protecting private personal information.

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