Privacy Policy

Spiration, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This privacy policy describes our data collection, use and disclosure practices when you choose to visit and provide information through the Spiration® EMPROVE Clinical Trial website (the "Site"). Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using the Site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions contained or referenced herein. If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, you may send an e-mail message to privacyquestions@spiration.com.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Site is primarily informational. You do not need to provide any information that identifies you, such as your name, address or telephone number ("personal information"), to use the Site or to obtain information from most of the areas within the Site. In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. However, in order to be considered for possible enrollment in a Spiration-sponsored clinical study, you will be asked to provide some personal information as part of a pre-screening questionnaire ("Pre-Screening Questionnaire"). The information you provide is forwarded to the clinical site you expressed interest in and is not retained by Spiration. This personal information includes your first and last name, postal address and e-mail address. We ask that you not send us, and not disclose, any particularly sensitive information, such as your Social Security Number, criminal background, trade union membership, information related to your ethnic origin, religion or other beliefs, health, or political opinions, or any other information that you would consider sensitive in nature. By your providing this personal information, and completing and submitting the Pre-Screening Questionnaire, you expressly consent to use and review of such information by Spiration; and to forwarding this personal information with the Pre-Screening Questionnaire to the participating clinical site that has been selected. Your completing and submitting the Pre-Screening Questionnaire with your personal information will also constitute your request for follow-up communication to you regarding your interest to participate in a Spiration-sponsored clinical study. Spiration shall not have any obligation to forward, respond to, or otherwise utilize any personal information or Pre-Screening Questionnaire that you provide that does not meet Spiration's qualifying criteria. The Site is designed for use only by adults and children age 13 and older with the consent of their parents. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Cookies and other information stored on your computer

This site does NOT use persistent "cookies" or persistent tracking technologies that some Web sites use to gather information about your visits to their sites. Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some Web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored on your hard drive-not on the Web site's server. Whenever you visit a "cookie" site, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there. If you want to avoid such cookies, we encourage you to set your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and allow you to reject them. Your system's help files will explain how to do this.

Collection of Non-Personal Information

Whenever you visit a web page on the internet, your browser automatically identifies the IP address from where your page request was initiated. It also volunteers certain basic information like browser type, the operating system you are running, and in some cases the page from which you referred to the Site. Spiration's hosted web service automatically collects this information and tracks it on a page by page and on a statistical basis for web traffic analysis. Spiration also may share aggregate, non-personal information about website usage with third parties, including, but not limited to, government agencies, advertisers, and the media. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information about our users.

How We Protect Personal Information

When we receive your personal information, we will take reasonable efforts to ensure its security through the use of access control procedures, technology and physical security. However, as you know, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Spiration strives to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

External Sites

Please note that certain areas within the Site may be controlled by other entities. When you seek to access such an area, a window will appear that notifies you that you are leaving the Site and accessing a service or website controlled by another entity. Even if an affiliation exists between Spiration and a third-party website, Spiration exercises no control over these areas. Each of these areas maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you do click on a link to a third-party site, we encourage you to check the privacy policy of that site. We are not responsible for the privacy, information, or other policies of any third parties. The inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or our affiliates.

Terms, Changes and Questions

By using the Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of our privacy policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not disclose any personal information through the Site. Spiration may unilaterally amend this policy from time to time in its sole discretion and without notifying you. If we make any substantial changes in the types of personally-identifiable information we collect or how we use it, we will inform you of such changes by posting a notice at our website. Spiration does not assure any duty to update any aspect of this Site. If you have any questions regarding this statement, you may contact us at:

Spiration, Inc.
6675 185th Ave N.E.
Redmond, Washington 98052
Or email: privacyquestions@spiration.com

We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint you may have regarding our use of personal information.