Privacy Statement

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Better Way Back® is a program of NuVasive®, Inc.  This Privacy Statement describes how NuVasive collects, uses, and shares the information that you or others provide to us as a result of your use of The Better Way Back products and services including participating as a patient or a Patient Ambassador in The Better Way Back Program (“the BWB Program”).

This Privacy Statement does not apply to NuVasive’s other products or services, which are governed by the NuVasive Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Statement also does not address the privacy practices or policies of third parties with whom we may share your information as described in this policy, including Patient Ambassadors and medical professionals. Both our Patient Ambassadors and the medical professionals with whom we share your information, are independent from the BWB Program and are not otherwise affiliated with the BWB Program.  As such, although we seek to ensure that Patient Ambassadors treat customer information confidentially and act in accordance with applicable law, we do not have control over and are not responsible for their practices with respect to the collection, use, and sharing of your information.

Please be sure to read this Privacy Statement before using NuVasive’s services or submitting information to us. This Privacy Statement is incorporated into The Better Way Back Participation Agreement, and your acceptance of the Participation Agreement constitutes your acceptance of the practices set out in this Privacy Statement.  Your use of this web site and any information that you provide to us, including through registering for the program or participating in the program, is subject to this Privacy Statement and the Participation Agreement.

Collection of Information

Personal Information

NuVasive may collect personal information about you when you voluntarily provide us with such information, including when you register to participate in the BWB Program or volunteer as a Patient Ambassador.  This information may include your name; contact information (such as your email address, home address, phone number, ZIP code, or state of residence); and other information about you (such as your gender, date of birth, and whether you have back pain or back surgery).

NuVasive may also collect information from you when you complete a patient survey, use our website to identify a surgeon in your area, use a Better Way Back wearable to monitor your activity level,  or communicate with us by any means.

Non-Personal Information

NuVasive may also collect non-personal information about your visit to our website.  Such information may include the time and date of your visit, your browser type and version, your IP address, the pages that you viewed, and your preference settings.  We may use various technologies to collect this information, including cookies, eTags, web beacons, and log files.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can make use of the web easier by saving your status and preferences pertaining to a web site. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but your browser may offer tools that allow users to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent.

We may also use service providers, such as Google Analytics, that may use cookies to collect information about your online activities across this and other sites over time for non-advertising purposes such as those described above. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data and the choices Google may offer to control these activities, you may visit http://www/google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/.

Use of Information
NuVasive will use the personal and non-personal information that we collect for our business and operational purposes, including to respond to your questions; to operate, maintain, and enhance our web site; to enroll you in the BWB Program or register you as a Patient Ambassador; to provide products and services to you; to send our newsletter and other information to you; for our own research and marketing purposes; and for any other purpose specified at the point of collection. We may use or share any information you provide to us about your medical history, treatment or diagnosis to market to you if we have your consent to do so.

We may use the non-personal information that we collect about you for our business purposes. These purposes may include automatically updating our web site, monitoring aggregate site usage metrics, improving the content on our web site, customizing our web site to your preferences, to monitor the web site for compliance with our Terms of Use and applicable law, for our marketing and research purposes, and for any other purpose specified at the point of collection.

Disclosure of Information

NuVasive may share both personal and non-personal information with affiliates, business partners, service providers, Patient Ambassadors, healthcare professionals (such as your surgeon), and other selected third parties as part of the services that we provide. We may also share personal information provided by Patient Ambassadors with a patient as part of the program. In addition, we may share both personal and non-personal information:

  • For third parties, such as healthcare professionals, to provide you with marketing information (see below for your choices regarding such sharing);
  • For research purposes;
  • As part of a sale, merger, assignment, or other transfer of all or part of The Better Way Back or any of its assets, affiliates, or products, including at bankruptcy;
  • To respond to law enforcement requests, subpoenas, or other legal process, or where we determine that disclosure is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations;
  • To investigate, respond to or resolve problems or inquiries (including law enforcement requests) and to protect, enforce, or defend our rights, assets and/or interests, including pursuing any available remedies or to limit the damages that we may sustain;
  • To prevent or respond to a violation of any law, regulation, or our Terms of Use;
  • With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.

We may also share non-personal information with other third parties in our discretion.

If you participate in social sharing features on our website, such as by leaving a comment on a blog post, please note that the information you provide may be available to the general public.

Our website may include social media plug-ins that link to and share information with third-party social media web sites.  If you use these tools to share information about your use of our website or otherwise interact with any social media features on our website, those social media companies may collect information about you and may use and disclose that information in accordance with their own privacy policies and your account settings.  We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policy of any social media company before using any social media plug-ins on our web site to understand the practices that will apply to any information that you provide to these companies.

Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13 years old, we will delete this information.  If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 years old and you believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at [email protected]  to request to have your child’s personal information deleted.

Links to Other Websites

This website may contain links or references to other websites.  We do not control the websites that we link to and this Privacy Statement does not apply to those websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policy of any website that you visit before you provide any information to the operator of that website.

California Privacy Rights/Your Choices
As described in this Privacy Statement, we may make your personal information available to third parties for their marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident, and you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties, you may opt-out of this information sharing by emailing us at [email protected]

You can unsubscribe from any of NuVasive’s marketing emails by following the “unsubscribe” instructions contained in each such email.

If you would like to access or update the personal information that we maintain about you, please email us at [email protected] to make such a request.

You may, at any time, remove your personal information from our active records. If you have submitted personal information to The Better Way Back, and you wish to have it removed from our active records, please e-mail us at [email protected]. To process your request, you must indicate on the subject line “Deactivation Request.” However, for our record keeping purposes, we will retain personal information you submitted for any previously completed contractual transactions. We may also retain other personal information in our archives.  We are unable to remove your personal information from the records of any third parties to whom we have already provided such information.  If you wish to correct or delete any information maintained by a third party, please contact the third party directly.  If you have other questions about this statement, or the information you have provided to us, please contact us at[email protected]. We will respond to all reasonable requests as soon as feasible.

Interest-Based Advertising

We may partner with third-party service providers to serve advertisements on our behalf on non-affiliated web sites.  Some of those advertisements may be interest-based, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information these service providers collect about your online activities on this site and other non-affiliated sites over time.  To opt-out of interest-based advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program, you may visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Security
The Better Way Back uses reasonable physical, administrative, and technical measures to protect your personal information from any unauthorized access or disclosure.

Changes to Our Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time and at our sole discretion.  We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy each time you visit this site to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version of our Privacy Statement.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 800-745-7099.