Last Updated:  03/27/2020

SafeDistance PRIVACY POLICY 

This policy explains our information practices, defines your privacy options and describes how your information is collected and used.  

This policy covers the website at www.safedistance.org and the various mobile and web applications (collectively “SafeDistance”) made available by HealthPartners Institute.  The SafeDistance Website and the Applications are owned and operated by HealthPartners. Should you have privacy questions or concerns, send an email to privacy@safedistance.org.

By using or visiting the SafeDistance Website or using the Applications, you agree to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting updated terms to the Website. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice. You are responsible for reviewing the SafeDistance Website or Applications periodically for any modification to this policy.  Any access or use of the SafeDistance Website or Applications by you after notice of modifications to this policy shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such modifications.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT 

This policy applies to all information collected on the SafeDistance Website, any information you provide to SafeDistance and any information that results from your use of Applications. You will most likely provide personal information to us when you register as a user of SafeDistance Website, use the Applications or participate in certain SafeDistance events. The personal information we may collect might include passwords, usernames, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and generalized survey and location data.

THE APPLICATIONS

Use of the Applications is subject to the terms and conditions of the Application Terms of Use (www.safedistance.org/appterms).

OUR COLLECTION OF YOUR DATA

In addition to the personal information you supply, we may collect certain information to (1) evaluate how visitors, guests, and users use the SafeDistance.org Website or the Applications; or (2) provide you with personalized information. We collect data to make the SafeDistance Website and Applications work better for you in the following ways: to improve the design of the SafeDistance Website and Applications, to provide personalization on the SafeDistance Website and Applications and to evaluate the performance of our marketing programs.  The technologies we may use to gather this non-personal information may include “IP” addresses, “cookies”, browser detection, “weblogs” and various “geo-location” tools. 

HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION 

Our primary goal in collecting your information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, and positive experience with the SafeDistance Website and Applications. 

From time to time, you may be invited to participate in optional user surveys and SafeDistance may request that you provide some or all the above listed personal information in those surveys. We use information collected from surveys to learn about our users in order to improve our service and develop new products and services of interest to our users.

IP addresses define the Internet location of computers and help us better understand the geographic distribution of our visitors and users and manage the performance of the SafeDistance Website. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you visit the SafeDistance Website, so we can immediately recognize you when you return to the SafeDistance Website and deliver content specific to your interests. You may modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies.  If you modify your browser preferences, certain features of the SafeDistance Website may not be available to you.

We may detect the type of web browser you are using to optimize the performance of the SafeDistance Website and to understand the mix of browsers used by our visitors, guests, and users. To learn about how people use our site and application, we examine weblogs and analytics, which show the paths people take through the SafeDistance Website and App and how long they spend in certain areas.

The Applications may include the ability to link certain geographical information made available by us with your physical location. When you use the Applications, the Applications may know your current physical location. To the extent that your physical location can be determined by the Applications, we may use your location to make available information to you that is relevant because of your physical location. 

We may also compile certain general information related to your use of the SafeDistance Website and Applications.  You agree that we are authorized to use, reproduce and generally make such information available to third parties in the aggregate, provided that your information shall not include personally identifiable information about you or be attributable to you.

SafeDistance may contract with unaffiliated third parties to provide services such as user communications, website hosting, data storage, analytics and other services. When we do this, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties only to provide those services, and they are not authorized to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY 

Access to your personal data is limited to authorized SafeDistance staff or approved vendors and partners. Although total security does not exist on the Internet or through mobile networks, SafeDistance shall make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information that you submit to SafeDistance.  

USE OF THE SAFEDISTANCE WEBSITE AND APPLICATIONS BY CHILDREN

THE SAFEDISTANCE WEBSITE AND THE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  

YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES

When you sign up as a registered user of the SafeDistance Website or Applications you may begin receiving communications such as e-mail newsletters and service updates. Our users generally find this type of information useful. If you do not want to receive these updates, you must “opt-out” by unchecking the “Add me to the mailing list” box on the registration page, or should you choose to opt-out after registering, you can select the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and follow the opt-out instructions or send an email to privacy@safedistance.org. 

HOW TO ACCESS, REVIEW, CORRECT OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION 

Send SafeDistance an email at privacy@safedistance.org if you want to access, review, correct or delete your personally identifiable information collected by SafeDistance. To protect your privacy and security, SafeDistance may require a user ID and password to verify your identity before granting you the right to access, review or make corrections to your personally identifiable information. SafeDistance may be required by law to retain certain of your personal information; if this is the case, you may not be able to correct or delete all your personal information.  

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.  It is also possible that SafeDistance would sell its intellectual property (by merger, acquisition, reorganization or otherwise) or sell all or substantially all its assets. In any transaction of this kind, user information, including your personally identifiable information, may be among the assets that are transferred. If we decide to transfer your personally identifiable information, you will be notified by an email sent to the last known email address in our files, by notice posted on the SafeDistance Website or when you activate the Applications.

PRIVACY AND OTHER WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS

The SafeDistance Website or the Applications may contain links to other websites or other mobile applications. SafeDistance is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites or applications. This policy only applies to information collected by SafeDistance.