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Privacy Policy

Consumer Watchdog Campaign owns and operates the Patients for Fairness web internet site at https://patientsforfairness.org  

This Privacy Policy explains how we treat all user data collected during your visit to the Patients for Fairness website and how we protect your personal privacy within the Site. Consumer Watchdog Campaign may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

 What User Data We Collect and How We Use This Information
We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the Patients for Fairness Site; and (2) personally identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Personal Data”).

Anonymous Data. We automatically collect Internet Protocol addresses and domain names through our server and through cookies. (See the section on Cookies cookies below for more information.) We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis.

Personal Data. We may collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, when you participate in certain activities on the Patients for Fairness site, including (but not limited to) when you:

– sign up for updates
– share your story

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

 Use of Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (“Long-term Cookies”) or temporarily to your computer’s Volatile Memory (“Session Cookies”).

The Patients for Fairness Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web website and to make sure you don’t see the same information repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the set configuration of your browser to refuse cookies them. If you choose to have your browser refuse block cookies, it is possible that some areas of our web Site will not function properly when for you view them.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (“Long-term Cookies”) or temporarily to your computer’s Volatile Memory (“Session Cookies”). We presently use one Long-term Cookie to count unique visitors to the Patients for Fairness Site.

We use Session Cookies whenever you visit the Patients for Fairness site. Our intent is for Session Cookies to last only as long as your session on the Site. They are designed to expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer’s hard drive. We also use Session Cookies in e-mail notifications you receive after providing your email on the site.

 Log Files

Patients for Fairness follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

 Third Party Privacy Policies

Patients for Fairness’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

These third-parties include the social media companies whose extensions we use to make it easier for you to share the information you find on this site.

 CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

– Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

– Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

– Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

The CCPA does not apply to non-profits like Consumer Watchdog Campaign, the sponsor of Patients for Fairness. Nevertheless, we honor CCPA requests. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. We will never sell your personal data.

 GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

– The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

– The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

– The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

– The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

– The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

– The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

 Children’s Information

We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide children’s online activity.

Patients for Fairness does not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will promptly remove such information from our records.

 Do Not Track Policy
It is Patients for Fairness policy to respect all Do Not Track requests that are generated via the four major internet browsers (Mozilla’s Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Edge, Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari).  Should a user have their Do Not Track tool enabled, we will not collect any data that is not given voluntarily through the use of forms on the site.

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