Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc.  Privacy Policy and Terms of Use 

Effective Date: June 1, 2021 

 

This website is owned and operated by Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. (“ViAgingTM”). This Privacy Notice describes what information we collect, how we collect information, the steps we take to protect your information, and what we do with the information that we collect on our websitewww.VitalityinAging.org. We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time, and the changes are effective upon posting. Please review our Privacy Notice regularly. If you do not agree to the changes, please discontinue your use of the website. 

 

If you are a resident of California, please refer to our California Privacy Notice for further information about California specific practices for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). 

 

If you are a resident in the European Union, European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, this notice does not apply. Please refer to the GDPR Privacy Notice. 

 

If you have difficulty using or accessing any element of this website, please contact us and we will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through a communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law, for example, through telephone support. 

 

Information We Collect 

 

Personal Information 

 

When using our website, you may voluntarily provide information about yourself. We collect this information when you contact us through our website, create an account, or interact with us for any other purpose. We may collect the following personal information from you: 

  • Contact information such as name, email address, and phone number will be collected through the Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. website; 
  • Unique identifiers such as user name, password, security question, name, email address, phone number, and mailing address will be collected through a highly secure and HIPAA compliant electronic data capturing system; 
  • Information associated with your inquiries to us such as email/fax/postal correspondence  
  • Information associated with your website interactions with us, our affiliates, or others such as screen shots and audit logs; 
  • Information about your health and medical history associated with your study enrollment such as your test results, family health history, and life style choiceswill be collected through a highly secure and HIPAA compliant electronic data capturing system; 
  • Data that you may provide to us in the course of registering for and attending programs, events or meetings, including access and dietary requirements; and 
  • Any other personal data relating to you that you may provide. 

 

See the “Digital Advertising & Analytics” section of this Privacy Notice to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you. 

 

Non-Personally Identifiable Information 

 

We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information via the website, such as website usage activity and preferences, also known as profile or demographic data, the type of browser used by a visitor, the web page from which you came, and the operating system running the user’s connections to the service. This data is not linked to you. This helps us make the website as useful as possible. 

The website uses small files called “cookies,” which are pieces of information that your browser receives from websites and stores on your computer’s hard drive. For additional information regarding cookies, please see our Cookies Statement. 

 

How We Use Your Information 

 

The information we receive allows us to tailor our website and your browsing experience. It also enables us to customize the content and layout of our pages, notify you about updates to our website and provide you with research information. We may use your information for any lawful purpose, including the following: 

  • To respond to your inquiries; 
  • To operate, personalize, and improve the website, including for analytics purposes; 
  • To send promotions and marketing materials regarding our trials that may be of interest to you; 
  • For advertising purposes; 
  • For our other business purposes, such as research, and operational purposes; 
  • To comply with the law and to maintain the security of our website; or 
  • With your consent, or as otherwise disclosed at the time information is collected. 

 

How We Share Data 

 

We may enter into relationships with different categories of third parties such as third-party service providers with affiliates, joint marketing partners, advertisers, or other companies that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. In order to do so, we may share information that you provide through the website, like your name and postal address, so you can receive the materials. 

We may share the information we collect with other parties, including the following: 

  • Our affiliate vendors, consultants, agents, contractors, and other service providers that we use to support our business; 
  • To operate, maintain, and improve our websites; 
  • As part of a corporate sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets, or other corporate change affecting our website, including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding; 
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process or as otherwise required by law, or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; 
  • With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing. 

 

We may also disclose your information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are obligated to do so by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual prohibited activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, and violations of the website’s Terms of Use. 

We may share information that has been anonymized or aggregated without limitation. 

 

 

 

Digital Advertising & Analytics 

 

Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the website and for analytics. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our website, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt-out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. 

 

Third-Party Links & Tools 

 

Our website may contain links to websites outside our control. This Privacy Notice does not cover any personal information that you provide to the owner of a third-party website, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these external websites. Please be aware that other websites operate under their own privacy policies and that these websites may collect your personal information. We encourage you to review the privacy statements on the websites you visit. 

 

Please note that as part of participating in the Vitality in Aging Longitudinal Study of Aging you will be purchasing blood tests from Life Extension and your results will be sent to a third party for processing. Life Extension may use results from blood lab tests and/or clinical research studies for research, informational, and educational purposes from time to time. Any data used for these purposes will be anonymous, and blood test results will not be link with any specific individual. Life Extension will also be providing your blood test results to Vitality in Aging Research Group. 

 

Your Choices About Your Information 

 

Account Information  

 

You may control your account information, such as your name, mailing address, and phone number, through our electronic data management system by emailing Info@VitalityinAging.org.   

 

Modifying or Deleting Your Information 

 

If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, or if you want to remove your name or comments from our website or publicly displayed content, you can contact us directly at info@VitalityinAging.org. We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances. 

 

Email Communications Preferences 

 

From time to time, we may send you emails regarding updates to our studies or new clinical trials that we think may be of interest to you. Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. will remove you from our mailing list if you email a request to Info@VitalityinAging.orgHowever, if you opt-out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your participation in one of our clinical trials. 

 

Contact Us 

 

If you have questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact us here: 

Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. 

Attn: Information Security Office
3600 West Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA 

Or by email at info@VitalityinAging.org  

California Privacy Notice 

 

Effective Date: June 1, 2021 

Last Updated: 10 June 2021 

 

This website, VitalityinAging.org, is owned and operated by Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. (“We,” “ViAging,” “us,” or “our”). We are committed to protecting your privacy. If you are participating in the ViAging studies as a resident of California, USA you now have California Privacy Rights as a California resident. This California Privacy Notice describes what information we collect, how we collect information, the steps we take to protect your information, and what we do with the information that we collect. We may change this Notice from time to time, and the changes are effective upon posting. Please review our California Privacy Notice regularly for any updates for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 [CCPA]. Your continued use of the website after changes are posted constitutes your agreement to the changes. If you do not agree to the changes, please discontinue your use of the website. 

If you are participating ViAging studies while a resident in the European Union, European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, this notice does not apply. Please refer to the ViAging GDPR Privacy Notice. 

 

Your Rights 

 

You have the following basic rights under privacy and data protection laws related to the data we process about you. If you have difficulty using or accessing any element of this website, please feel free to contact us and we will work with you to provide the information you seek through a communication method that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law, for example, through telephone support. 

 

1. RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED, DISCLOSED, OR SOLD

 

California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations: 

  • The right to access the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you; 
  • The right to request the categories of sources from which we collected your personal information, our purposes for collecting your personal information, the categories of your personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information. 

 

To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us: 

 

2. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FOR STUDY PURPOSES 

 

We collected, in the past year, the following categories of personal information about California consumers: 

 

Personal information is information that identifies, relates to, or describes you, or reasonably can be linked, either directly or indirectly, to information that identifies you or your household. For example, when you register to participate in our studies online through our HIPAA compliant data capturing platform (REDCap), we collect personal information such as name, address, telephone numberuser name and password. 

 

Categories of Personal Information Collected Either Through the ViAging Website or Our HIPAA Secure Electronic Data Management System:  Collected in the last 12 months:  Categories of sources from which information is collected:  Business or commercial purposes for collection, use, and sharing:  Disclosed for business purposes to the following categories of third parties: 
Personal and online identifiers (such as first and last name, email address, or unique online identifiers) 

Yes 

All categories listed below.  No No
Categories of information described in Section 1798.80(e) of the California Civil Code (such as physical characteristics or description, medical information, or health insurance information) 

Yes 

From study participants.  No No
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (such as race or gender)  Yes  From study participants.  No No
Internet or other electronic network activity information (such as browsing history, search history, interactions with a website, email, or application)  Yes  From website users.  No No
Biometric information (such as call recordings)  No  All categories listed below.  No No
Sensory information (such as audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information)  No  All categories listed below.  No No
Education information  Yes 

From study participants.  

 

No No
Inferences drawn from the above information about your predicted characteristics and preferences  No  From study participants.  No No
Other information about you that is linked to the personal information above  Yes  From study participants.  No No

 

We collect this personal information from the following categories of sources: 

  • From website users; 
  • From study participants;  
  • From publicly-available sources; 
  • From service providers we have engaged to provide services to us or on our behalf; 

 

In the last twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal information. ViAging does not and will not sell your personal information. 

 

3. WHY WE COLLECT, USE, AND SHARE CALIFORNIA INFORMATION 

We use and disclose the personal information we collect for our research purposes and as further described in this Privacy Notice. 

Recipients of California Personal Information 

 

We disclose the categories of personal information designated above to the categories of third parties listed below for business purposes: 

  • Service providers; 
  • Affiliates; 
  • Internet service providers; 
  • Data analytics providers; 
  • Operating systems and platforms; 

 

The business does not share the personal information of persons under the age of 16 without affirmative authorization. 

 

4. WHY WE COLLECT, USE, AND SHARE CALIFORNIA INFORMATION 

 

You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you or maintained by the business, subject to certain exceptions and limitations. 

To exercise this right, please contact us: 

 

5. RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION FOR THE EXERCISE OF A CONSUMER’S PRIVACY RIGHTS 

 

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of the above rights. However, you will not be able to participate in our clinical trials if you do not agree to allowing us to collect your personal information. 

Contact Us 

 

If you have questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact us here: 

Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. 

Information Security Office 

3600 West Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA, or email us at
Info@VitalityinAging.org  

 

GDPR Privacy Notice 

Revision Date: June 10, 2021 

 

Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice (together with our Terms of Useand any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. 

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) came into effect in the European Union and European Economic Area. This gives European Union (“EU”) data subjects (living individuals in respect of whom personal data is processed) enhanced rights and protections in relation to their personal data. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Therefore, we have updated our GDPR Privacy Notice so we are completely clear as to what personal data we collect, why we collect that personal data, and how we handle it. We, Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc., of 3600 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA, are the Data Controller (as that term is defined in data protection legislation). 

 

Please read the privacy notice carefully. By visiting our Website (http://www.VitalityinAging.org), you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. 

 

1. What information do we collect from you? 

 

We may process the following data about you: 

 

1.1 Information you give us.

What personal data might you supply to us?  How and why we process your personal data: 
Contact information: Information about you. This information may include your name, your email address, and your telephone and/or mobile number.  We will process this data to maintain a record of contact with you, to respond to your inquiries, to communicate with you and to back up our database. The reason we process this data is to ensure the proper administration of your information and our clinical trials (our legitimate interests) and, where you have entered into a contract with us, for the purposes of fulfilling our contract with you. 
Registration Information: Information you provide when you register to use our Study Website, REDCap, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, answer a survey, and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address, and telephone number.  We will process this data so we can deal with your registration, or other communications or applications, or to address your query or concern. The reason we process this data is to ensure the proper administration of your registration and our Clinical Trials (our legitimate interests). 
Medical and Lifestyle Data: If you consent to participate in a clinical trial you will need to provide certain information to us. The information you supply to us may include your name, your contact details, your medical and lifestyle information, and other study relevant information.  We will process that data in order to conduct our clinical trial with you. This is also our reason for processing the data (our legitimate interest). 
Communication Data: If you communicate with us, we may process the information contained in your communication (for example an email, chat box session, forms, letters, or faxes, etc.). This information may include your name and contact information, the content of your communication, and any metadata our Website generates where you communicate with us using the contact form available on our Website.  We will process that information so we can correspond with you and keep records of such correspondence. The reason we are processing this data is to ensure the proper administration of our clinical trials (our legitimate interest). 
Notification Data: Where you have enrolled in our clinical trials, or where you requested to receive our email notifications and/or newsletters, we will process your data so that we can send such email notifications and/or newsletters to you. If you prefer not to receive such communications, please contact us at info@VitalityinAging.org  The legal basis for us processing this data is that you have consented to such processing. 
Regulatory Data: We may process your data if we need to do so in order to comply with our legal and/or regulatory obligations so that we can protect the vital interests of you or another natural person.  The reason we will process such data is to protect the vital interests of you or another natural person. 

 

1.2 Information we collect about you.

 

  • With regard to each of your visits to our Website, we will automatically collect the following information: 
  • (a) Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. We will obtain this data through our analytics tracking system. We process this data so we can monitor and analyze how our Website is used so we can improve our Website and our services (our legitimate interests). 
  • (b) Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through, and from our Website (including date and time), pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. We process this data so we can monitor and analyze how our Website is used so we can improve our Website and our services (our legitimate interests). 

 

1.3 Information we receive.

 

We do not share personal data relating to our study participants or study inquiries. You can view Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc.’s Privacy Policy. We do work with third parties (including, for example, sub-contractors in technical; analytics providers; search information providers; etc.). We do not share personal data about you with these organizations.  

 

2. Cookies 

 

Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookies Statement. 

 

3. When will we disclose your personal data to others? 

 

  • 3.1 We may need to share your personal information with members of our research groupand research associates. We will only share such personal information where this is necessary for the purposes set out in this notice. 
  • 3.2 We may need to share your personal information with certain selected third parties including: 
    • (a) Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our Website. 
  • 3.3 We will also disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances: 
    • (a) If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce any legal agreement we have with you; or to protect our rights or property, or the safety of us, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and risk reduction. 
    • (d) We may contract with third-party providers to perform certain functions on our behalf or to enhance our Website or clinical trials. When we contract with these third parties, we do not permit them to use or disclose your information for any purpose other than the work they are doing on our behalf or as required by law. 

 

4. Where do we store your personal data? 

 

We will always try to ensure that your US personal data is processed in the United States where data relates to US citizens.  

 

In circumstances where it is necessary for us to transfer your EU personal data outside the European Economic Area, we will only transfer such EU personal data to third parties where we have carried out due diligence on such third parties to ensure they will protect your EU personal data using similar standards and safeguards as we have. We will also have contractual provisions in place with such third parties to ensure your EU personal data is protected. Such contractual provisions will be based on the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for the transfer of data outside the EEA or such other appropriate standards as are required from time to time by the European Commission or the UK Government. You consent to the transfer of your EU personal data outside of the EEA, as long as we comply with these requirements. 

 

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Study Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. 

 

We recognize the importance of maintaining the security of your information. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, and modification. No security system is perfect and we cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your information will be secure in all circumstances. 

 

5. Storage and deletion of personal data

 

  • (a) Any personal data that we process will be deleted from our systems once we have completed the purpose for which we were processing the personal data. In some cases, the purpose for which we are processing your personal data will last for a considerable period (for example, if you are a participant of our Longitudinal Study we will need to store your data for the length of the study (10 years) and until the data has been analyzed (usually 2-7 years thereafter). 
  • (b) We will determine the period for which we need to retain your data, acting reasonably, and taking into consideration a number of factors such as your relationship with us, and the fulfilment of contracts we have with you. 
  • (c) We may need to retain your personal data where this is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. 

 

6. Data security

 

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way; altered; or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. 

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach, and we will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. 

 

7. Your rights

 

  • 7.1 Under data protection laws you have the following fundamental rights: 
    • (a) The right to access the personal data we hold about you; 
    • (b) The right to have your personal data corrected if there are errors or inaccuracies in it, or your personal data is incomplete; 
    • (c) The right to restrict the processing we carry out in relation to your personal data; 
    • (d) The right to object to the processing we carry out in relation to your personal data; 
    • (e) The right to have the personal data we hold about you provided to you in a useable format; 
    • (f) The right to complain to a Supervisory Authority about how and/or why we are processing your personal data; 
    • (g) The right to tell us you no longer consent to us processing your personal data. In practice, you will usually agree in advance to us using your personal data for clinical trial or contact purposes and if you no longer wish to allow us to use your personal data you can opt out of participating in our clinical trials or being contacted by us at any time. You can do this by notifying us in writing at Info@VitalityinAging.org . 
  • 7.2 You can ask us to provide you with details of any personal data we hold about you. We will require you to provide appropriate evidence of your identity before we respond to your request. 
  • 7.3 Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites have their own privacy policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies on other websites. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. 
  • 7.4 If you think that any of the data we hold about you is incorrect or inaccurate, you can contact us to correct such data. Please contact us at +1-561-203-5761for these purposes. 

 

8. Changes to our privacy notice

 

Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice. 

 

9. Information about us

 

This privacy notice relates to Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. We are a company registered in the State of Delaware in the USA. Our registered office address and main place of business is at 3600 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA. We can be contacted by post at this address: Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc., 3600 W Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309; using our Website contact form; by telephone at +1-561-203-5761; or by email at Info@vitalityinAging.org. 

Our Information Security Officer can be contacted at Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc., 3600 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA. 

 

10. Any questions?

 

Questions, comments, and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed, and should be addressed to Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc., 3600 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA. 

Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. Cookies Statement

Updated: June 10th 2021 

 

Thank you for visiting VitalityinAging.org (“Website”). Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc. (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookies Statement describes how Vitality in Aging and our Website uses “cookies.” This Statement should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice. 

 

Cookies

 

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies (collectively, “cookies”) on our Sites. 

 

What are cookies?

 

Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored on your browser, device, or the page you are viewing. Some cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a website. More information about cookies and how they work is available at All About Cookies.org. 

 

How do we use cookies?

 

We use cookies to provide the Website, gather information about your usage patterns when you navigate this Website in order to enhance your personalized experience, and to understand usage patterns to improve our Website.   

 

Cookies on our Website are generally divided into the following categories: 

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas. These cookies are session cookies that are erased when you close your browser.
  2. Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of users of our Website and understand how such users navigate through our Website. This helps to improve how our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. These cookies are session cookies that are erased when you close your browser.  We use Google Analytics, and you can see below for how to control the use of cookies by Google Analytics. 
  3. Functional Cookies: These improve the functional performance of our Website and make it easier for you to use. For example, cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the Website and asked to remain logged into it. These cookies qualify as persistent cookies, because they remain on your device for us to use during a next visit to our Website.  You can delete these cookies via your browser settings. 

 

What are your options if you do not want cookies on your computer?

 

You can review your Internet browser settings [typically under the sections “Help” or “Internet Options”] to exercise choices you have for certain Cookies. If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of this Website, and you may be required to re-enter your login details. 

To learn more about the use of cookies for Google analytics and to exercise choice regarding such cookies, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. 

 

Contact Us

 

If you have questions or comments regarding this Cookies Statement or our privacy practices, please contact us here: 

Vitality in Aging Research Group, Inc.  

3600 West Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA
Info@VitalityinAging.org