Information Collected About You
When you use the Services, we collect information as follows:
While you may use most of the Services without registering, certain Services may require that you register with Morgenstern Medical for them to function properly. If you choose to register or update an existing account with Morgenstern Medical or access certain Services, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, gender, email address and date of birth, and a username and password to access your Morgenstern Medical account. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personal information that you submit to Morgenstern Medical.
Some of our Services, such as Morgenstern Medical’s Epworth Sleepiness Scale Checker, are interactive and may request that you submit health-related information, along with other health information such as your propensity to fall asleep in certain situations. You are not required to register with Morgenstern Medical’s Epworth Sleepiness Scale Checker and if you are registered with Morgenstern Medical, we do not associate information that you submit to the Symptom Checker with registration information that you have previously provided.
If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please use the Contact Us link provided here and on the Morgenstern Medical Sites.
Emails You Send to Morgenstern Medical
Services and Device Information
When you access and use the Services, Morgenstern Medical automatically collects and stores in its server logs information from your browser or mobile device such as your IP address or unique device identifier, browser information (including referring URL), your preferences and settings, cookies and information about the content you have viewed and actions taken (e.g., search queries, ad engagement, clicks and the associated dates and times). Morgenstern Medical may also collect device-specific information if you install and use an App from the Morgenstern Medical Site including your device model, operating system information, advertising ID (which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a mobile device) and App version and usage information. When enabled by you, we collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, which you may disable through the device settings.
Precise Geolocation Data
When enabled by you, we may collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, such as latitude and longitude. We do so to provide you more relevant content including advertising based on your location. You may disable the collection and use of your location data through your device settings. To change location settings on your device, please refer to your device’s official knowledge base.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We may also work with Third-Party ad networks to display advertising on our Morgenstern Medical Sites or on Third-Party websites. Our ad network vendors use technologies to collect information about your activities on the Morgenstern Medical Sites to provide you cookie-based targeted advertising on our Morgenstern Medical Sites and on Third-Party websites based upon your browsing activity and your interests.
We and our service providers collect and store information about users’ interactions with unaffiliated websites and applications that use our technologies, including cookies and similar tracking technologies. This allows us to infer the presence of a common user or household behind multiple devices. We do so in order to:
- provide personalized advertising on each device that is inferred from the browsing patterns on all of the devices;
- detect and prevent fraud;
- allow users to use our service on one device and pick up seamlessly where they left off on another device;
- limit the number of times a user is shown the same advertisement, across known or inferred devices
For information on your advertising choices and opt-out, please see the “Your Choices and Rights” section of this Privacy Notice.
How Information Collected About You Is Used
Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:
- to provide, improve and create new Services,
- to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the Morgenstern Medical Sites and Services,
- to obtain your feedback about the Morgenstern Medical Sites and Services,
- to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests as inferred from your use of the Services, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from Morgenstern Medical,
- to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the Morgenstern Medical Sites are visited, how the Services are being used and how many emails are received and opened,
- to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content including advertising both on and off the Morgenstern Medical Sites and Apps,
- to offer lead generation services,
- to detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Services and our users,
- to identify issues with the Services,
- to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below, and
- to administer your account.
In addition, Morgenstern Medical may use personal information about you for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information and/or with your consent.
Sharing Your Information
Companies and Contractors that Work with Morgenstern Medical
Morgenstern Medical may work with Third-Party companies and contractors that help us provide the Services and to otherwise assist in the operation of the Morgenstern Medical Sites and Apps, including those that provide services relating to technology, data analysis, research, email management and deployment, sweepstakes and contest administration, advertising and marketing and/or content. If you are in the United States, we may also partner with certain service providers to better understand your experience on the Morgenstern Medical Sites, including technology that enables us to review and optimize the Services based on your interactions with certain pages (e.g., how much time you spend on which pages, which links you choose to click, what you do and don’t like, etc.) in an aggregated format. Morgenstern Medical contractors sometimes have limited access to your information in the course of providing products or services to Morgenstern Medical. We contractually require that our contractors not use or disclose your information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for Morgenstern Medical.
Third-Party Advertisers and Third-Party Websites
We may also include social widgets on the Morgenstern Medical Sites which enable you to interact with the associated social media services, e.g., to share an article. These widgets may collect browsing data which may be received by the Third-Party that provided the widget, and are controlled by these third parties. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences directly with the applicable social network platform.
Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests
To cooperate with government authorities and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with law, we may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.
How Your Information is Secured and Retained
We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal information. Despite Morgenstern Medical’s efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized Third-Party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter personal information (including personal health information in various Services), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.
We may retain your personal information as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. At any time, you can remove your personal information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to Morgenstern Medical from our servers. See “Your Choices and Rights” below for more information on how you can update or remove your personal information. We will also retain your personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Your Choices and Rights
Updating/Removing Your Personal Information
If you have registered on our website and desire to delete any of your registration information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below in the “Contacting Morgenstern Medical About Your Personal Information or Privacy” section or through the Contact Us link provided at the bottom of every page of the Morgenstern Medical Sites. Upon your request, we will delete your registration information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Morgenstern Medical Sites from our servers.
You can unsubscribe from an email newsletter, personalized email or secure electronic messages from the Morgenstern Medical by:
- Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.
- Logging in to the Morgenstern Medical Sites and unchecking the newsletters you no longer wish to receive under the “My Profile” section.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Morgenstern Medical Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The Morgenstern Medical Sites do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. A parent or guardian, however, may use Morgenstern Medical website for a minor. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of Morgenstern Medical. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through Morgenstern Medical for the minor.
Note to Users Outside of the United States
Additional Information for Morgenstern Medical’s Visitors from the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
If you are a Morgenstern Medical user in the EEA, you can: (i) access personal information we have about you (we will try to provide information within 30 days of your request); (ii) have your personal information corrected or deleted (in most cases you can correct personal information you have submitted to us by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and making the desired change); (iii) in certain circumstances, you can object to our processing of your personal information and we will discontinue such processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue; (iv) withdraw consent previously provided (however a withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of withdrawal); or (v) if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws, you may lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority. If you wish to inquire as to whether we maintain any of your personal information and if so, whether you wish to exercise any of those rights that are available to you with respect to such personal information, you may contact us as described in the Contacting Morgenstern Medical About Your Personal Information or Privacy section below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Contacting Morgenstern Medical About Your Personal Information or Privacy
You can also contact Morgenstern Medical’s Privacy Office at:
Attn: Office of Privacy
1979 Marcus Ave, #210
New Hyde Park, NY 11042