Internet Privacy Statement
Welcome to ASTRACARE’s website. At ASTRACARE, we strive to earn your continued respect and faith. We want you to understand how we collect, use, and protect the confidentiality of personal information. This statement pertains to information collected from you via this website (www.AstraCare.com). You may receive other privacy notices from ASTRACARE from time to time related to privacy and confidentiality of personal information, and such privacy notices may govern the treatment of information collected via this website as well. If you provide any information through this Internet site that relates to an individual’s health condition or the provision of health care to an individual or payment therefore, the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices shall govern the manner in which we handle such information.
Collecting and Using Personal Information
When you visit and navigate our website, and when you communicate with us via our site, we may collect personal information about you. By “personal information,” we mean information that is unique to an individual and by which the individual may be identified, such as name, address, social security number, or health or financial information that is associated directly with an individual. This information is collected in order to provide benefits and services to you and to continue to improve and enhance our service offerings. This information may include, but is not limited to, that which you provide voluntarily through your interactions with the site, as well as information about how you use and navigate through the site.
We will not sell, license or transfer personal information we gather from you outside of ASTRACARE and its affiliated companies, except as necessary to provide you with information, services or products that we offer independently or jointly with others, as required by law or in connection with judicial or governmental proceedings, or in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of ASTRACARE assets or of the assets of a division of ASTRACARE.
Confidentiality of Personal Information
ASTRACARE uses reasonable efforts to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information, including encrypting personal information as it is transmitted between your computer and ASTRACARE via our website. In addition, employees of ASTRACARE are subject to confidentiality and compliance policies relating to personal information.
Sometimes, we record your phone number. We record your phone number when you send it to us; ask us to remember it; or make a call or send a text message or SMS to or from ASTRACARE.
Most of the other information we collect for mobile, such as your device and hardware IDs and device type, the request type, your carrier, your carrier user ID, the content of your request, and basic usage stats about your device and use of ASTRACARE’s products and services does not by itself identify you to ASTRACARE, though it may be unique or consist of or contain information that you consider personal.
If you use location-enabled products and services, such as Google Maps for mobile, you may be sending us location information. This information may reveal your actual location, such as GPS data, or it may not, such as when you submit a partial address to look at a map of the area.
Certain use of our products and services allow you to download and/or personalize the content you receive from us. For these products and services, we will record information about your downloads and preferences, along with any information you provide yourself. If the product or service requires you to log in with a ASTRACARE Account, this information will be associated with your ASTRACARE Account.
Information sharing and onward transfer
All requests must be sent through your mobile carrier’s network and your carrier may have access to it. For information regarding your carrier’s treatment of your information, please consult your carrier’s privacy policies.
We may share your information with certain third parties we use to perform certain functions, such as billing and text message or SMS delivery. These third parties will be required to treat your information in accordance with the applicable ASTRACARE privacy policies. We may also share some information with your wireless operator in order to perform customer service functions.
Changes to this Internet Privacy StatementThe foregoing Internet Privacy Statement is effective as of January 1, 2002. ASTRACARE may change this statement periodically without notice. Changes to our Internet Privacy Statement will be noted here so that you can be informed about the privacy protections we provide. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. We changed this policy to specifically refer to and reference the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices on May 08, 2003.