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Privacy Statement

Privacy StatementAt Obesity Research Institute, LLC (“ORI”), we are committed to protecting your privacy and want you to feel comfortable using our web site. Please take a moment to read this Statement to understand how ORI collects, protects, uses, and discloses the personal information you provide to us.

This Privacy Statement applies to all personal identifiable information that is collected, used or disclosed by ORI. In it, we describe what we do with your information, the choices you have, and we provide you with information for how to change your privacy preferences, update your contact information, or request to be removed from our customer or mailing list.

We also collect aggregate information from website users, but this information does not identify you personally, and therefore is not considered personal information. We use aggregate information to tell us, for example, how many people visit our website on a given day or during a given timeframe. See the section entitled “Website Information and Cookies” below for further detail about aggregate information.

Your use of our web site indicates your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Statement.

Personal Information Collected and How It Is Used By ORI ORI collects personal information in order to provide certain services to its customers, such as allowing them to purchase product over the internet, allowing them to request promotional materials, or participate in special promotional offers or contests. We could not do any of these things without collecting your data. Also, if you contact customer service for any reason, we collect your data so that we may properly assist you or respond to your customer service request.

ORI will use the personal information you provide either for the fulfillment of the service request (e.g. sending your product order or the requested promotional item), or for administering a program. ORI may also use certain personal information that you provide or that we may collect in aggregate form to facilitate the development of products and services. When obtaining information from you, ORI will ask only for the information we reasonably need to provide the product or service you have requested.

Disclosure of Your Personal InformationORI does not share the personal information of customers with any company outside of ORI for their own marketing purposes without your consent. However, we do provide such information to our service providers that we have retained to perform the requested fulfillment of services such as purchase delivery, direct mail and e-mail. ORI ensures that all service providers who ever access your data are PCI level 1 compliant. This refers to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and is the highest level of compliance possible.

ORI may also disclose your personal information to government agencies or regulatory authorities where required by law. ORI will never reveal your personal information to any third party without your prior knowledge and consent, unless required to do so by law.

In the event that ORI or any of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information held by us may be transferred to the third party.

Indicating Your Privacy PreferencesExcept as may be required in order to process a transaction, you may choose whether or not to give us your personal information, and if you do, how we may use it. If we request your personal information, we will tell you why we are collecting it and seek your consent. Sometimes you will be asked to give your consent expressly (such as by checking a box or clicking on a web page). Other times we may obtain your consent implicitly by asking you to provide information with stated purposes but without any express statement of consent, such as when you order a product, request a catalog, or when you respond to surveys. In those cases, your consent is implied by the fact that you are willingly participating by providing us your data.

We do not disseminate or use your data without either of these methods of your consent.

You may notify us at any time that you do not want us to use your information for any purposes that are not required to complete a transaction by contacting us in any of the ways described at the end of this Statement. You may at any time withdraw or change your consent to our use and disclosure of your information, or request that we delete your information from our files, subject to any legal or contractual restrictions.

ChildrenWe do not market to, or knowingly collect any information from, minors.

Protection of Personal InformationORI employs physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information you provide to us. All credit card data is handled exclusively by companies possessing PCI Level 1 compliance, and is never accessible to nor shared with anyone else, ever.

Information RetentionWe retain your information as long as it is required for the purposes identified when you provided that information to us, or for any new purposes to which you thereafter consented. Information is maintained on file thereafter for sufficient time to permit any necessary follow-up. Certain information is retained for longer periods for our internal audit and quality control purposes.

Website Information and CookiesOur website tracking program collects aggregate (non-identifiable) information about the number of visitors, the types of browsers or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) used, and the number of times and length of time a customer spends on a particular page. Data about these pages visited, referring pages, and exit pages are commonly known as “log files.” We also collect date through “cookies,” which is a term that refers to small text files transferred from a website to a visitor’s computer hard drive, which enables the website to track the visitor’s activities while browsing that website. This data helps us measure the popularity and effectiveness of the different sections of this website, which in turn allows us to make changes to make the website more customer-friendly. Web browsers allow a computer user to disable the use of cookies if you should choose to. Please note, however, that blocking cookies often disrupts the functions of a website ad may interfere with your ability to utilize all of its features.

Communications with YouWe occasionally use e-mail to send announcements regarding new products, services, or promotions that would be of interest to our customers. We will send you email only if you have provided us with your email address and have consented to receiving email from us. You can choose to unsubscribe to ORI e-mail lists at any time by sending a request to mailings@metaboup.com.

Updates to the Privacy StatementWe recommend that you review this Privacy Statement periodically, as ORI reserves the right to change its terms at any time and apply these revised terms to all information previously collected. If we decide to change provisions of our Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Your continued use of ORI.com following the posting of any revised Privacy Statements will be considered implicit consent to any revisions.

Reviewing and Updating Your Personal InformationWe recognize that having accurate information about you and your preferences is important to our ability to better serve you, so you may review and update any of the information that we have on file about you, or update your preferences, at any time.

If you wish to review or update your information or preferences, you may do so by contacting us using one of the options provided below.

Contacting ORIIf you would like us to update your contact information or remove your name from our mailing list, or if you have any questions or concerns about ORI’ privacy practices or about your personal information, please contact our Privacy Office by sending an email to mailings@metaboup.com.

We will respond to your inquiry or investigate your concern as quickly as possible.