Effective Date: April 1, 2017
How We Collect and Use Your Information
When you sign up to use the Buoy Health Site, we may ask you for Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information you enter later to provide a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information. We may also contact you regarding updates about our service, including relevant changes to this policy. We will not disclose Personal Information to third parties without your consent.
As you use the resources and tools on the Buoy Health Site, the Company will collect health information (such as symptoms you identify), non-personally identifiable demographic information (such as age and gender), and past medical history. We collect this information in order to provide you with more relevant health information. We will also use this information in an aggregated, anonymized format to analyze user behavior and activity on the Buoy Health Site and to improve the Buoy Health Site (e.g. refining our diagnostic match algorithms). In some cases, health information may be linked to your Personal Information only for your convenience to prevent repeat entry and allow you to document your usage of the Site.
In order to improve the usefulness of the Buoy Health Site, our servers automatically collect information about your interactions on the Site, including, without limitation, search terms, internet protocol address, browser type, browser language, and the date and time of your request.
When you send email or other communications to Buoy Health, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.
How We Handle Privacy and Security Internally
Buoy Health seeks to use reasonable physical, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information and health information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or data storage system is guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.
Changing or Removing Your Information
If you want to update the Personal Information that you have provided to us, you may do so through the relevant forms on the Site. If you would like to delete your Personal Information from our systems, you should contact us following the directions in the “Contact Us” section. We try to answer every email within 48 business hours, but may not always be able to do so.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to us or write to us at the address indicated in the “Contact Us” section of the Site.
Sharing Your Information
We only share Personal Information with other companies or individuals outside of Buoy Health, Inc. in the following limited circumstances:
We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive Personal Information.
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms and Conditions of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Company, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
If the Company becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, the Company shall have the right to transfer your information in connection with that transaction. We will provide notice on the Site in the event of such a transfer.
Use of Application by Minors
The Buoy Health Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Buoy Site.
Changes to this Policy
Buoy Health is controlled by us from the United States; accordingly, this Policy, and our collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information and health information, is governed by U.S. law, and not by the laws of any country, territory or jurisdiction other than the United States. We do not represent or warrant that the Buoy Site or any functionality or feature thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access or use the Buoy Health Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. By using the Buoy Health Site and submitting any Personal Information or health information, users from outside the United States acknowledge that Buoy Health is subject to U.S. law and consent to the transfer of Personal Information and health information to the United States, which may provide a different level of data security than in their country of residence, and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.
Please note that e-mail communications are not always secure. Please do not include health information, credit card information or other sensitive information in your e-mail messages to us.