The Zephyr Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of any information you choose to provide to us.
, or in writing to The Zephyr Foundation, 3099 Great Falls Way #30, Sacramento, CA 95826.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
You do not need to provide any information that identifies you (“personal information”) to obtain information from the Zephyr Foundation website. In general, you can visit the site without revealing your identity or any personal information. Your decision to provide personal information, including your name, e-mail address, or personal health information is completely voluntary.
You may choose to provide the Zephyr Foundation with personal information for the following purposes:
You may opt to give us your e-mail address and join the list of visitors to whom the Zephyr Foundation distributes updates about new features, information and services (such as new clinical research studies, new contact information for coordinating personnel of the research studies, conference presentations relating to clinical research studies). These updates will be distributed by e-mail. We do not furnish these e-mail addresses to third parties, such as other services or organizations, unless you explicitly agree. To make our communications personally relevant (unless we state otherwise at the time you furnish the e-mail address), we may associate your e-mail address with other information provided to us by you, previously, concurrently or subsequently. You may unsubscribe from this feature at any time.
You may write to us with comments about the site. You need not identify yourself to send a comment or question; you may remain anonymous. If you choose to provide personal information in your comment or question, we may keep it in our correspondences files and we may send you a response. The Zephyr Foundation does not furnish any e-mail addresses received in this manner to third parties, such as other services or organizations.
Internet Protocol Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, e-mail address or other personal information. If you request pages from the Zephyr Foundation, the Zephyr Foundation’s servers enter your IP address into a log. To maintain user anonymity, the Zephyr Foundation does not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. The Zephyr Foundation stores IP addresses for a period of time to help us identify anyone who refuses to comply with the Zephyr Foundation’s in-house rules or terms of service, and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site or others. The Zephyr Foundation also uses its log of IP addresses to compile aggregate information on how our visitors are using the Zephyr Foundation website and to measure site traffic for internal purposes for us and our sponsors. This aggregate data helps us to understand how people are using the Zephyr Foundation website and helps us to improve your experience with the Zephyr Foundation.
Disclosure of Personal Information
The Zephyr Foundation takes very seriously its responsibility to keep your personal information private. Accordingly, unless you have explicitly agreed otherwise, we do not make any part of your personal information available to third parties. We may hire third-party technology providers to host our equipment or enable certain functions at our Web site and store your information, but we ensure that these technology providers are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality of personal information.
We may be required to disclose personal information by law or legal process, to protect and defend the rights or property of the Zephyr Foundation, or to protect the personal safety of users of our Web site. We must reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities when activities that are illegal or violate our policies are taking place on our Web site.
Except under the limited circumstances described above, we do not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties.
How We Protect Personal Information
Our goal is to take measures to protect the privacy of any information you choose to provide, that are reasonable in the context of the information provided. Accordingly, the Zephyr Foundation uses physical, electronic, managerial, and contractural procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, and we use encryption and heightened security procedures when storing or transferring data provided to us by visitors seeking to participate in research opportunities. We only keep information for certain periods of time; we delete personal information received and general information when such information is no longer needed or has become outdated in our judgment.
We also safeguard personal information from unauthorized access. Only authorized personnel and agents required by contract to observe our privacy practices are permitted to access personal information, and they may only do so for permitted business functions. Any personnel who would violate our privacy access policies would be subject to disciplinary action.
Safeguarding Children’s Privacy
It is the Zephyr Foundation’s policy not to collect personal information or any other identifying data from children under 13 years of age. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, it is our policy not to use that information except to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that it is our policy not to accept the submission.
Terms, Changes and Questions
Questions or comments about this policy or the use of personal information may be sent to
. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint you may have regarding our use of personal information.
The Zephyr Foundation is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through the Zephyr Foundation should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.