Our Privacy Policy

Sites Covered by this Privacy Policy

Kardio Matters (the “Company”) respects your right to privacy. The Company has created this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) to demonstrate our firm commitment to your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines our personal data-handling practices for the kardiomatters.com web site (this “Site”). This Privacy Policy is readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every page on this Site.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to other web sites that may have their own, possibly different, privacy policies.  If you access those links, you will leave the Company’s web site. The Company does not control those sites or their privacy policies, which may differ from the Company’s policy or practices. The Company is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of other web sites outside the Company. The personal data you choose to provide or that is collected by these third party web sites is not covered by this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal data.  The Company may make message boards, news groups and/or public forums available to users on this Site. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information that may be accessed by third parties; therefore, you should use caution before deciding to disclose any personal data in these forums.

Safe Harbor Framework

This Privacy Policy complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. In processing personal data, the Company complies with the following Safe Harbor Principles, as more specifically described in this Privacy Policy: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer (to third parties), Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement (including verification). More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program can be found athttp://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.  The Company abides by the privacy laws in the countries where we do business.

Collection of Personal Data

The Company collects personal data to operate effectively and to comply with government regulations.  The Company collects and maintains personal data from its current and former customers and employees and, at times, the Company may be exposed to personal data from its customers or any of the foregoing. The Company collects personal data that is voluntarily provided by users when a user signs up for the services provided by the Company and/or when users otherwise submit information during the course of their use of the Company’s services.

The information the Company collects will be used only as described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent. Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide the ability to contact you;
  • Comply with government regulations;
  • Facilitate giving you advice regarding nutrition and your training regimen;
  • Gauge the number of users and usage of the site;
  • Store information about your personal fitness goals, medical condition and preferences;
  • Recognize you when you return;
  • Provide information on goods and services requested or which may interest you;
  • Conduct Company marketing, advertising and promotions;
  • Notify you of surveys, workshops and other events run by the Company; and
  • Notify you about changes to our services.

Personal data about you may be included in the following:

  • Online submissions to Company;
  • Our interview notes;
  • Information obtained through references;
  • Results of any fitness and/or medical testing or surveys.

The Company notifies all identified individuals about the purposes for which personal data is collected and used. In appropriate situations, however, personal data may be “anonymized” so that the identity of individuals cannot be known. In these cases, the Company will not notify you regarding the purpose for which personal data is collected and used by the Company.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit certain web sites. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited.  A web bug is a graphic on a web page or email that gathers information about the computers used to view the web page or email. A web bug can collect your computer’s IP address and the time you viewed the web site or email.  Neither a cookie nor a web bug can read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other web sites other than as described above. Some parts of this Site use cookies and web bugs to track user traffic patterns on this Site.  The Company does this tracking in order to determine the usefulness of information included on this Site to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.  If you prefer not to receive cookies or web bugs while browsing this Site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies or web bugs and refuse them when your browser alerts you to their presence.  You can also refuse all cookies and web bugs by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of this Site if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of this Site, except that access to certain web pages may require a login and password.

You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following web sites:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:  http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm

Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/psm/help_21/using_priv_help.html

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416

Apple Safari: Blocks cookies by default and accepts cookies only from your current domain. To change click Safari, Preferences, Security and choose your preference.
Consent

By using this Site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal data as described herein. If we decide to make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this Site so that you will always know what information we collect and how we use it.

Sharing Your Personal Data

The Company may disclose your personal data to any affiliate or subsidiary of the Company.  This sharing of personal data may include combining the personal data gathered by the Company on this Site with information independently gathered on other web sites into one or more database(s) useable by the Company. The Company may disclose personal data about you to potential trainers.  We may respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may disclose your personal data when we choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.  We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.  Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, the Company decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize its business. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal data to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is the Company’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.  We may collect and possibly share personal data and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Company’s Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.  The Company will only share personal data about you that is relevant to our legitimate business purposes or as required to meet legal or regulatory requirements.  Your personal data is never sold, rented or leased to any external company, unless you have granted us permission to do so.  The Company does not disclose personal data about its employees or customers without specific authorization from or notice to the employee or customer, as applicable, as provided in this Privacy Policy, or as required by law. In addition, the Company does not collect more personal data than is needed to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, unless consented to by the individual concerned.  Should you withdraw consent to the use of your information for any of the above-identified purposes, we will stop using your information for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.  The Company will also notify you if withdrawing consent affects our ability to service you.  

Data Integrity

The Company takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and current. You should inform the Company immediately in the event of changes to your personal data.

Security of Your Personal Data

The Company is committed to protecting the personal data you share with us. The Company uses reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Company supports online security using secure server technology because we want your data to be safe. There are state-of-the-art security arrangements and facilities on Company work sites to maintain data security.  We contractually bind our employees to comply with your privacy and confidentiality rights.

Children’s Privacy

This Site is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen (13).  The Company does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen (13). If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of thirteen (13), we will delete that data from our systems.

Verification

The Company conducts an annual self-assessment in order to verify that this Privacy Policy is published and implemented within the Company and that it conforms to the Safe Harbor Principles.

For European Union and Swiss Citizens

In compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles, the Company commits to resolve any complaints about our collection or use of your personal data. European Union and Swiss citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy should first contact the Company at:

Kardio Matters
4456 W. 137th Pl.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
ATTN: Touseef Panchbhaya

The Company has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Principles and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU Safe Harbor, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by the Company, please visit the BBB EU Safe Harbor Web site at http://www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.

Inquiries, Access to and Updating Your Personal Data

The Company needs your help in keeping the personal data you have shared with us accurate and up to date. You may at any time make a written request for access to the personal data that the Company holds about you, in order to review its accuracy and completeness. You have the right to have your personal data amended as appropriate. All access requests are subject to relevant access rules and exceptions set out in the laws of the state or country in which the personal data is located.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact:

Kardio Matters
4456 W. 137th Pl.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
ATTN: Touseef Panchbhaya

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy here, with an updated revision date.  If we make significant changes to our Privacy Policy, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page. To view the previous version of the privacy policy, click here.

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
      Within 1 business day
We will notify the users via in-site notification
      Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

www.KardioMatters.com

Hawthorne, California

tee@KardioMatters.com
Last Edited on 2016-03-17