PRIVACY POLICY

At SynaptiCure your privacy is important to us. Our Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how we collect information, and the reasons we collect information. This Privacy Policy also describes the choices you have with the information we collect, including how you can manage, update, or request to delete information.

Please take a moment to review this Privacy Policy. You may scroll through this Privacy Policy or use the headings below. It is important that you understand this Privacy Policy. By using our Website and/or Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may Contact Us at any time.

I. Who is SynaptiCure?

SynaptiCure mission driven purpose is to assist people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”) by connecting them with health care providers and resources that will actively assist and enhance their treatment and overall well-being.

SynaptiCure is not a medical group or a health care provider. SynaptiCure provides its users with the ability to obtain a telemedicine consultation provided by independent medical practitioners including, but not limited to, CareND Provider Group (“CareND Provider Group”), an independent medical group with a network of United States based health care providers (each, a “Provider”). CareND Provider Group (or your own medical provider if you do not use a CareND Provider Group Provider) is responsible for providing you with a Notice of Privacy Practices describing its collection and use of your health information, not SynaptiCure. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and the CareND Provider Group Notice of Privacy Practices, the Notice of Privacy Practices shall prevail.

II. Key Terms & Definitions and Our Privacy Policy

It is helpful to start by explaining some of our key terms and definitions used in this Privacy Policy.

Key Term

Definition

Personal Information

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual and any information listed here

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy. 

our “Services”

Our Website and any services provided through our Website. 

our “Terms of Service”

Our terms of service located here. 

our “Website(s)”

Our website located at www.synapticure.com 

We, us, or our

SynaptiCure, Inc. (“SynaptiCure”)

When does our Privacy Policy apply? 

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you when:

  • You visit or use our Website;
  • We communicate in e-mail, text message, and other electronic messages between you and us; and 
  • We communicate in person, such as on the phone or through a telehealth visit. 
When does our Privacy Policy not apply?

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by any other website operated either by us or by a third party, unless the website is listed above or links to this Privacy Policy. It also does not apply to any website that we may provide a link to or that is accessible from our Services. 

Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into our Terms of Service, which also apply when you use our Services. 

III. Personal Information

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information from and about you that may be able to personally identify you. We treat any information that may identify you as personal information. For example, your name and e-mail address are personal information. 

What types of Personal Information do we collect? 

We may collect and use the following personal information (hereinafter, collectively referred to as “Personal Information”):

Categories of Personal Information

Specific Types of Personal Information Collected

Personal Identifiers

a real name, birth date, e-mail address, home address, work address, shipping address, driver’s license, government or state ID, a photo, or Insurance ID.

Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with a particular individual

name, username or online identifier, physical characteristics or description, home address, billing address, shipping address, gender assigned at birth, telephone number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, racial and ethnic origin, a photo, and health or medical information

Internet or other electronic network activity information

IP address, device mode, device ID, OS version, device language, operating system, browser type, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet website, application, or advertisement.

User Generated Content

Information you provide to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “Posted”) on public areas of our Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or other third parties.

Geolocation data

Physical location or movements, local time, and local time zone. 

How do we collect your Personal Information?

We collect most of this Personal Information directly from you. For example, when we speak to you by phone, text message, and e-mail. Additionally, we will collect information from you when you visit our Website and fill out forms, or purchase our Services. 

We may also collect Personal Information in the following ways:

  • From third parties. We may collect Personal Information from our business partners and service providers, including the CareND Provider Group. 
  • When you make payments through the Service. We do not collect or store financial account information, though we may receive transaction identifiers and summary information that does not include credit card or bank account numbers.
  • When You Contact Us. When you contact SynaptiCure directly, such as when you contact our Customer Support team, we will receive the contents of your message or any attachments you may send to us, as well as any additional information you choose to provide.

We will also collect information automatically as you navigate through our Website. We use the following technologies to automatically collect data: 

  • Cookies. We and our service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Services through your computer or mobile device. A “cookie” is a small file or piece of data sent from a website and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Some of the cookies we use are "session" cookies, meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive after you close your browser at the end of your session. Session cookies are used to optimize performance of the Website and to limit the amount of redundant data that is downloaded during a single session. We also may use "persistent" cookies, which remain on your computer or device unless deleted by you (or by your browser settings). We may use persistent cookies for various purposes, such as statistical analysis of performance to ensure the ongoing quality of our services. We and third parties may use session and persistent cookies for analytics and advertising purposes, as described herein. On your computer, you may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser, and you may have similar capabilities on your mobile device in the preferences for your operating system or browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access or use certain parts of our Services. Unless you have adjusted your browser or operating system setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of our Website. Google Analytics uses cookies, to help our Website analyze how users use the site. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you visit our Website by visiting “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps”, (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/). For more information, please visit Google and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
  • Amplitude. We use Amplitude, a web analytics service provided by Amplitude, Inc. (“Amplitude”) to collect certain information relating to your use of our Website. Amplitude uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help our Website analyze how users use the site. You can find out more about how Amplitude uses data when you visit our Website by visiting Amplitude’s “Privacy Notice” (located at https://amplitude.com/privacy). For more information regarding Amplitude please visit Amplitude’s website, and pages that describe Amplitude, such as https://amplitude.com/privacy
  • Mixpanel. Mixpanel is provided by Mixpanel Inc. (“Mixpanel”). You can prevent Mixpanel from using your information for analytics purposes by opting-out. To opt-out of the Mixpanel service please visit Mixpanel’s site.  For more information on what type of information Mixpanel collects, please visit Mixpanel’s terms of use
How do we use your Personal Information? 

We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: 

  • Operate, maintain, supervise, administer, and enhance our Website, including monitoring and analyzing the effectiveness of content on the Services, aggregate site usage data, and other usage of the Services such as assisting you in completing the registration process.
  • Provide our products and Services to you, in a custom and user-friendly way. 
  • Provide you with information, products, or Services that you request from us or that may be of interest to you. 
  • Promote and market our Services to you. For example, we may use your Personal Information, such as your e-mail address, to send you news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you. We also may use the information that we learn about you to assist us in advertising our services on third party websites. You can opt-out of receiving these e-mails at any time as described below.
  • To provide you notices about your account. 
  • Contact you in response to a request. 
  • To notify you about changes to our Services or any products or services we offer or provide through them. 
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it. 
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection. 
  • Anonymize and aggregate information for analytics and reporting. 
  • To respond to law enforcement requests, court orders, and subpoenas and to carry out our legal and contractual obligations.
  • Authenticate use, detect fraudulent use, and otherwise maintain the security of our Website and the safety of others. 
  • To administer surveys and questionnaires. 
  • To provide you information about goods and services that may be of interest to you, including through newsletters.
  • Any other purpose with your consent. 
How do we share your Personal Information? 

We may share Personal Information with third parties in certain circumstances or for certain purposes, including:

  • Our business purposes. We may share your Personal Information with our affiliates, vendors, service providers, and business partners, including our data hosting and data storage partners, analytics and advertising providers, technology services and support, and data security advisors. We may also share your Personal Information with professional advisors, such as auditors, law firms, and accounting firms.
  • Your healthcare providers or family. With your consent, we may share your information, including information collected from your use of our Website, with your health care providers and/or family members (e.g., immediate family or friends) that you designate to receive your information. 
  • With your consent. We may share your Personal Information if you request or direct us to do so. 
  • Compliance with law. We may share your Personal Information to comply with applicable law or any obligations thereunder, including cooperation with law enforcement, judicial orders, and regulatory inquiries. 
  • Business Transfer. We may share your Personal Information to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about our users are among the assets transferred. 
  • To enforce our rights. We may share your Personal Information to enforce any applicable terms and conditions and Terms of Use, and to ensure the safety and security of our Services and our users. 
  • De-identified information. We may also disclose de-identified information, so that it cannot be reasonably used to identify any individual, with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or similar purposes. For example, we may share information such as your gender, height, weight, information about medications you have provided, and data from your connected devices, but we will not share your name or other information that could identify you.
  • Third Party Analytics. We use Google Analytics, Amplitude, and Mixpanel to understand and evaluate how visitors interact with our Services. These tools help us improve our Services, performance, and your experience. For more information related to these third-party analytics providers please review How do we collect your Personal Information?
Your choices about how we share your Personal Information. 

This section of our Privacy Policy provides details and explains how to exercise your choices. We offer you choices on how you can opt out of our use of tracking technology, disclosure of your Personal Information for our advertising to you, and other targeted advertising. We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties. These third parties may aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes. You can opt out of third parties collecting your Personal Information for targeted advertising purposes in the United States by visiting the National Advertising Initiative's (NAI) opt-out page and the Digital Advertising Alliance's (DAA) opt-out page.

Each type of web browser provides ways to restrict and delete cookies. Browser manufacturers provide resources to help you with managing cookies. Please see below for more information. 

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

If you do not wish to have your e-mail address used by SynaptiCure to promote our own products and services, you can opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any e-mail or other marketing communications you receive from us or by visiting here. This opt out does not apply to information provided to SynaptiCure as a result of a product purchase, or your use of our Services. You may have other options with respect to marketing and communication preferences through our Services.

You may also see certain ads on other websites because we participate in advertising networks. Ad networks allow us to target our messaging to users through demographic, interest-based, and contextual means. These networks track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies, web server logs, and web beacons. The networks use this information to show you advertisements that may be tailored to your individual interests. 

How do I access and correct my Personal Information?

You can review and change your Personal Information by logging into our Services and visiting the Account Preferences section of our Services. You may also notify us through the Contact Information below of any changes or errors in any Personal Information we have about you to ensure that it is complete, accurate, and as current as possible or to delete your account. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your account with us. We may also not be able to accommodate your request if we believe it would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

IV. Who may use the Services?

This Privacy Policy applies to all personal uses of our Services globally and you should not use the Services if you do not agree to the Privacy Policy. By using the Services, you agree that your Personal Information, including any information about your health that you provide directly to us or that we collect through your use of the Services, may be transferred to and stored in the United States. 

V. Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or sell Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not use or provide any information on or in these Services or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete it. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age whom you believe might have provided use with their Personal Information, you may Contact Us to request the Personal Information be deleted. 

VI. Does SynaptiCure respond to Do Not Track signals?

Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature. This feature lets you tell websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. These features are not yet uniform across browsers. Our Website is not currently set up to respond to those signals.

VII. Data Security

We have taken steps and implemented administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect against the risk of accidental, intentional, unlawful, or unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, disclosure, or use. The Internet is not 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted through the Internet. Where you have been given or you have chosen a password, it is your responsibility to keep this password confidential. 

The sharing and disclosing of information via the internet is not completely secure. We strive to use best practices and industry standard security measures and tools to protect your data. However, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information transmitted to, on, or through our Services. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on our Website, in your operating system, or mobile device.

VIII. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices, laws, and best practices. We will post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated on our Website’s homepage or our App’s home screen. If we make material changes to our practices with regards to the Personal Information we collect from you, we will notify you by e-mail to the e-mail address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Website’s home page or the App’s home screen. The date this Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically accessing the App or visiting our Website and reviewing this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

IX. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, you may contact us at the contact information below or through the “Contact Us” page on or in our Services.

How to Contact Us:

SynaptiCure, Inc.
E-mail: care@synapticure.com