Group Salus Online Privacy Notice
Updated: December 1, 2021
Group Salus (“Group Salus,” “Salus,” “we” or “us”) values personal privacy and is committed to implementing appropriate safeguards necessary to protect sensitive information and adhere to compliance obligations regarding the protection of personal information.
This Privacy Notice is required by law and informs the reader about the handling of Personal Information in connection with the services and web sites offered by Group Salus accessible by the URL www.groupsalus.com and pretector.groupsalus.com (the “Sites”). This Privacy Statement will disclose what data is collected, how it is used, with whom it is shared and how it is processed and secured. Protecting the privacy and personal information of individuals is very important to us. Please read this notice carefully to understand how the personal information collected via electronic means is handled by Group Salus.
By accessing or using our website, you agree and consent to this privacy notice. This notice may change from time to time. Any changes or updates to the privacy notice are effective immediately upon posting to the website and your continued use of the website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you may choose not to use our website or services.
If you wish to browse the website without providing personal information you may generally do so anonymously. There is no need to provide any personal information while browsing our website and functionality is unlikely to be affected by browser configuration settings disabling cookies. If you choose to contact us requesting assistance with services or general questions, we ask for your name and email address on our Contact Us form. This information helps us process your inquiry, offer a response and provide the best service possible.
We Do Not Sell Personal Information.
The business model of Group Salus is to offer services directly to other businesses (i.e. Business-to-Business or B2B customers). The character of the data we collect is sensitive business data which includes minimal personal information related to designated business contacts defined by their roles and responsibilities.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement may be directed to our Data Protection Office using the information below.
3650 Brookside Pkwy Suite 150
Alpharetta, GA 30022
What, When and Why
When you engage with Group Salus by requesting services, any personal information you provide is voluntary. We collect and use only the minimum information necessary to provide our services and offer our products to Business- to-Business (B2B) customers. In most cases, the information provided is limited to personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, telephone number, or email address. Data types such as race, gender, disabilities, criminal histories or veteran status are understood to be more sensitive and are not required or collected. All personal data, however, is provided on a voluntary basis without obligation and is protected with industry best-practices including robust access controls, company data protection policies and procedures and encryption both when data is at rest or in transit.
Other data, such as is common in the navigation of websites, is information that does not directly identify persons as individuals but rather browser types, IP addresses, the URL of referral web sites, the types of operating systems used, the time of day, etc. The server for the website www.groupsalus.org may automatically collect these types of non-personal information from your browser when visiting the Site.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that may be downloaded and stored in your browser's memory when you visit the Site. Cookies are useful because they help arrange the content and layout displayed on your device and allow our web server to recognize those computers or devices that have visited our site before. Cookies perform various tasks, such as allowing our website to remember your preference settings and helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our site and your visiting experience.
This site uses session cookies to store information that you provide and to store technical information useful for your interactions with our site. For instance, they may remember your user ID and elements of your user profile upon login. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service supplied by Google, Inc. (“Google”), which utilizes “cookies” by means of which it collects non-identifying Personal Data on the visitor, which is forwarded to, and deposited on, Google servers in the United States. Google utilizes this information in order to track and examine your use of the website and to prepare reports on the activities of the website for the website operators. A visitor’s desire to avoid utilizing cookies, by selecting the appropriate configuration setting within your browser, will not have an affect on the functionality or user experience of this website. To learn more, read "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps" located at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
Third Party Links
We have chosen to partner with additional responsible third parties to assist in providing our services. These third parties include MailChimp (www.mailchimp.com) to assist with email communications and Veloxiti AI Works (www.veloxitiai.com) to provide computing resources for conducting risk assessments. These companies may have business policies or privacy statements and practices different from than those in use at Group Salus. Please be aware that when you choose to utilize the services or web functionality provided by these third parties our privacy policies no longer apply to data collection or functionality provided by their site and that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to review the policies of each site you use.
Any personal information provided to us is stored within a secured computing environment accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. We employ reasonable information security safeguards intended to protect personal information from unauthorized disclosure or alteration. It is not possible, however, to warrant or guarantee that any computing environment is impervious to compromise by malicious parties endeavoring to acquire sensitive information illicitly. Therefore, an element of inherent risk is acknowledged in providing your personal information. While we will utilize reasonable industry best practices and safeguards to protect your personal information, it is not possible to foresee every possible contingency or threat to data.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy notice. The law applies to businesses beyond California and requires a person or company in the United States (and conceivably, the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy notice on the websites they operate disclosing the information being collected and any third parties with whom it is being shared.
In accordance with CalOPPA, Group Salus agrees to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously
- We will provide a link to this Privacy Notice on our home page
- Our Privacy Notice link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily identified on the page specified above
- Visitors are able to update their personal information by contacting us
How does www.groupsalus.com handle Do Not Track (DNT) signals in browsers?
- We honor Do Not Track (DNT) signals and our servers do not track, set persistent cookies or use behavioral tracking advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
How does pretector.groupsalus.com handle Do Not Track (DNT) signals in browsers?
- pretector.groupsalus.com is the location of the user interface of the application portion of the services and requires authentication in order to be accessed. Consequently, DNT would not apply in this case as it is inherently defeated by the act of providing authentication credentials.
Does www.groupsalus.com accommodate third party behavioral tracking?
- Beyond the performance monitoring involved with the non-personally identifiable information mentioned above, we do not support third party behavioral tracking.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) provides parents the right to control the data identifying their child(ren). The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
The Sites do not specifically market to children under 16 years of age nor do we knowingly collect the personal information of children. If we should learn we have collected or received personal information from a person under 16 years old without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.
The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing ("CAN- SPAM") Act is a U.S. law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
The Sites do not specifically market to children under 16 years of age nor do we knowingly collect the personal information of children. If we should learn we have collected or received personal information from a person under 16 years old without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.Group Salus may collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Perform services and to send information and updates pertaining to services
- Send additional information related to the services requested by you
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act we agree to the following:
- We will not use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify marketing messages as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link contained within each marketing email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can do so by using the link provided within those emails for the purpose of unsubscribing or by sending an email requesting subscription changes to us at email@example.com
Fair Information Practices Principles
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is valuable in complying with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in compliance with Fair Information Practices, Group Salus will take the following responsive action, in the unlikely event a data breach occurs:
- We will notify those affected via email within 7 business days of discovery of the event.
- We will notify website visitors via in-site notification within 7 business days of discovery of the event.
International Transfer of Personal Information
Group Salus is an American company registered in the United States and headquartered near Atlanta, GA. At this time, we do not conduct business nor transfer personal data outside of the United States.
Purchase or Sale of Business
In the unlikely event that we are required by law to disclose the information that we have collected we will comply with requests made by authorized law enforcement. Unless we are legally prohibited from doing so, we will attempt to provide you with notice that a request for your information has been made in an effort to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to submit your information to law enforcement officials.
Visitors Outside the United States