GEL is committed to protecting your privacy and providing you with a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the GEL Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the GEL website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
GEL collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number, financial, billing and medical information. GEL also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information (PHI) and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. GEL is required by law to abide by the terms of this Notice.
HOW YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI) INFORMATION WILL BE USED AND DISCLOSED
GEL will ONLY use your medical information as part of rendering our Prescription Assistance Program (PAP) services as defifined in the GEL terms and conditions. Furthermore GEL will disclose your personal information which may include your PHI, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GEL or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GEL; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GEL, or the public.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by GEL. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by GEL for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GEL Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GEL public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: GEL does not read any of your private online communications.
GEL encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from GEL so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. GEL is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the GEL and GEL family of Web sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
GEL collects and uses your personal information to operate the GEL Web site and deliver the services you have requested. GEL may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from GEL and its affiliates. GEL may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
GEL does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. GEL may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number, PHI) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, GEL may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to GEL, and they are required to maintain the confifidentiality of your information.
GEL does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
GEL may keep track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within GEL, in order to determine what GEL services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GEL to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
The GEL Web site may utilize "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GEL pages, or register with GEL site or services, a cookie helps GEL to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GEL Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GEL features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GEL services or Web sites you visit.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
GEL secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. GEL secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Use of this Site or any products or services of GEL and all contents of any GEL site are at your own risk. In no event shall GEL, its affiffiliates, associates, partners or officers, directors, employees, vendors or members be liable for any damages, including but not limited to incidental or consequential damages, personal injury, wrongful death, lost profits, damages resulting from lost data or information caused by use or misuse of this Site or the content thereof.
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