Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 12/8/2021

We are MedTech Color, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing representation of persons of color in the medical device industry. This Privacy Policy describes how we use and share the personal information we collect from or about you when you use our websites and related portals and interact with us electronically, in person, at an event, or on the telephone.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy and to contact us at info@medtechcolor.org if you have any questions or want additional information about our privacy practices.

HOW WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR INFORMATION

We typically collect personal information directly from you in the context of providing services to you. This information may include your name, contact information, and professional information (such as the organization you are affiliated with). How we use this information generally depends on how and why you interact with us. For example:

 If you complete the Contact Us form or otherwise reach out to us, we use your information to respond to you, maintain records of your involvement and affiliation with us, and send you news and updates.

If you sign up for our events, webinars, pitch competition, or to join our email list, we use your information to process your requests, send you communications, and to provide related services to you.

If you donate to MedTech Color, we may collect your name, email address, phone number, and home address. We have engaged a third party to collect and process your payment information on our behalf. This information is used to process donor payments and for annual reporting.

If you sign up for a MedTech Color membership, we will collect your name, email address, and if you provide it to us, your photo. We use this information to communicate with you regarding your membership, maintain our membership records, and display your involvement in our Member Directory.

We also may use cookies and other data collection technologies to automatically collect certain information about the device you use to access our websites, such as your device IP address, device ID, and type of browser/operating system. We may also collect information about your browsing activities, such as the pages you viewed. We use this information to ensure our website can be viewed on your device, to personalize and tailor your experience on the website, and to improve the functionality of the website by understanding general usage traffic and trends.

We also collect some information about you from third parties, such as organizations with whom we co-sponsor events. We use this information, and the other information mentioned above, for our internal business purposes, which may include providing you with services you requested, sending you administrative, transactional, or marketing communications, improving our services, content and web site offerings, and ensuring the security and integrity of our systems.

HOW WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your personal information with organizations or individuals outside of MedTech Color in the following instances:

We may share your personal information with organizations or individuals that provide services to us. These services may include, among other things, creating or maintaining our databases and website, payroll or payment processing, and marketing. It is our policy to not allow our service providers to use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than for providing services to us.

We may be required to provide your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, government investigation, to comply with another legal process, or as otherwise required by law.

We may share your personal information if we believe that doing so is, in good faith, reasonably necessary to enforce our policies, respond to or defend claims, to respond to an emergency, or to protect the rights, property or safety of MedTech Color, our community, and/or the public.

If MedTech Color is involved in a reorganization or is merged with or into another entity, or if all or substantially all of our assets are transferred to another entity, your personal information may be transferred to such entity as part of the transaction.

If we need or want to share your personal information in any other circumstance, we will take steps to notify you before we do.

COOKIES

“Cookies” are small text files that a web site transfers to a web site visitor’s hard disk or browser for added functionality, or for tracking website usage. We use cookies to improve your experience on our website, and measure the effectiveness of our online presence. For example, we use Google Analytics to collect and analyze information about our users’ demographics and interests in order to measure and improve our website. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics.

Most internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you choose to disable or reject cookies, portions of the Platform may not be accessible to you or may not function properly.

DO-NOT-TRACK REQUESTS

Our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. Your web browser may have settings that allow you to transmit at “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites or use online services. Like many websites, our site is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.

YOUR CHOICES

You have choices about how we use the personal information we maintain about you.

You may contact us to correct any incorrect personal information that we maintain about you. You can email us at info@medtechcolor.org to request that we correct your personal information. You can opt-out of receiving marketing emails from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any marketing email we send you. If you opt-out of marketing emails, you may still receive administrative or transactional emails from us.

SECURITY

We have implemented reasonable security measures to protect against the unauthorized access, acquisition, loss, misuse, or alteration of the personal information under our control. These security measures are designed to safeguard personal information and any online transactions performed on the website. Despite the steps we take to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its security. Therefore, we urge you to keep your personal information in a safe place and to be aware of these risks when sending sensitive personal information to us.

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS

We are located in the United States and we operate our website from the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that any information you provide to us or that we automatically collect will be transferred to the United States. By using our website or sharing your personal information, you understand that your information will be transfer to and processed in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Policy and U.S. laws.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

MedTech Color’s websites may contain links to other websites that we do not own or control. When you click on one of these links, you may be transferred to another organization’s website. Our Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of personal information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Because MedTech Color does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party website.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may need to update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our privacy practices or in the law. If we update this Privacy Policy, we will change the Last Updated date above. We may also try to notify you through a banner on our website or via email (if we have an email address on file). Please periodically review this page for the most current version of our Privacy Policy.