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Privacy Policy

CPAPessentials.com

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it at all times. This online privacy statement explains how we collect, use and safeguard information on our website. This Internet Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by Home Respiratory Care through its "CPAPEssentials.com" website. 

Changes to the Privacy & Data Security Policy: 

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy & Data Security Policy at any time, for any reason. We will post a notice that this policy has been amended by revising the "Last updated" date at the bottom of this page. 

If you have questions about this policy, please send us an email. Please note that we cannot process opt-out requests sent to this email address. 

Information we collect: 

When you browse CPAPEssentials.com and do not interact with the site for any online service or product, you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information--such as your name, address, phone number and email address is not collected as you browse. 

When you become a registered user on our site, or choose to buy from our site, participate in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, email address, credit card information and other demographic information. We do not collect Social Security numbers. The type of product or service that you seek will determine the personal information that is collected. For a listing of the exact type of personal information that will be collected from you, please refer to the appropriate online form. 

Tracking activity on our website: 

We track how our site is used by both anonymous visitors and visitors who interact with the site. One way we track is by using "cookies." A cookie is a small file or string of text on the site user's computer that is used to aid Web navigation. Two types of cookies are commonly used. A session cookie is created by a website when that website is accessed; that type of cookie is automatically deleted by closing the Web browser. A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored on the hard drive of the user's computer for a period of time chosen by the website that set the cookie, usually for a number of years, unless the user deletes it manually. This policy distinguishes between short-lived cookies and long-lasting cookies. Short-lived cookies include all session cookies and those persistent cookies that are set to be stored for no more than one week. CSC may at times require users to accept short-lived cookies in order for the website to function properly. Long-lasting cookies may be used on the site to track visitor practices to help determine which site features and products are most important. Other long-lasting cookies may make it possible for the user to access the site without requiring entry of a user name or password, allow the user to view different restricted areas of the site without reregistering, allow the user to personalize the site for future use and provide other features and benefits. Users who do not desire the functionality created by the long-lasting cookie can disable the long-lasting cookie function, either by indicating when asked that they do not wish to have a long-lasting cookie created or by disabling the long-lasting cookie function on their Web browser. Individuals can opt out of long-lasting cookie functions that permit tracking of personal information at any time. 

Cookies are required for the Members-Only and e-commerce sections of the website. Cookies are essential for site administration and security. Another way we track site activity is by using transparent electronic images called "clear GIFs," "Web bugs," or "Web beacons" on this site's Web pages. These images count the number of users who visit that page from specific banner ads outside CPAPEssentials.com or through email links. A similar image, sometimes called a "spotlight tag," is used on this site's Web pages where transactions take place. The spotlight tag collects numeric information, such as the dollar amount of an online purchase, to help us understand usage of the site. We do not use any of these electronic images to collect personally identifiable information. 

How we use personal information: 

Once collected, we may use your personal information (except for email address, which is outlined below) for the following purposes:

How we use your email address: 

We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or rent your email address to vendors for them to market their products or services to you. When we hire vendors to deliver emails to you on our behalf, they are under agreement and limited from using your email address for any other purpose. 

When we send email to you, we may be able to identify information about your email address, such as whether you can view graphic-rich HTML email. If your email address is HTML-enabled, we may choose to send you graphic-rich HTML email messages.

Information security:

We implement security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to our Business Associates who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. Business Associates are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. 

Credit card data is used by our third-party processor only when processing a transaction and is not retained by us. 

No guarantee: 

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, CSC cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. 

Linking to other Internet sites: You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the CPAPEssentials.com site or email may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Internet Privacy Statement. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.