Communications and Notices
By providing your telephone number to us in any electronic, digital, or other written form, including via e-mail, website form, text message, telephone keypress, or voice recording, you authorize us to deliver or cause to be delivered to you, telemarketing and other calls and SMS/text messages using an automatic telephone dialling system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice. You expressly consent to receive and authorize these calls and messages for any purpose, including but not limited to telemarketing and advertising benefits and services that may be of interest, for the purpose of servicing your account, payment and billing, collecting any amounts you may owe, fundraising efforts and donations, informational updates, and for our operations and operational improvements. You understand that you need not agree as a condition to purchase any goods or services and that calls, and messages could result in an interruption or data use or charges according to your plan.
You may also communicate with us via e-mail, postal mail, telephone, the mobile applications, our website, and other services. We may issue notices via these various channels, including by sending e-mails to an address you provide us. You agree that such notices shall have legal effect. You also agree that any notices sent by e-mail satisfy any requirement that notices be provided in writing. You may have the right to withdraw your consent to receive certain emails and notices from mobile applications, and, when required by law, we will provide you with paper copies of notices upon request. You agree that you may make such a request by contacting us. To receive, access, and retain the notices we send via e-mail, you must have Internet access and a computer or device with a compatible web browser. You will also need software capable of viewing files in PDF format. Your device or computer must have the ability to print, or download and store, e-mails and PDF files. By accepting these terms, you confirm that you are able to receive, access, and retain the notices we may send. You may update your contact information through the Services.
You may not, without “Konnect e Global.” prior written consent: (a) use bots, scripts, spiders, crawlers, software, or other tools, devices, or processes on the Services for any purpose, including but not limited to mining, scraping, accessing, or collecting designs or content available on the Services; or (b) use designs or content obtained from the Services for use in any other product, service, or offer, including but not limited to websites, mobile applications, or other digital services.
Konnect Holdings LLC. does not permit copyright infringing activities on its Services. “Konnect e Global.” abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we will remove materials if properly notified that such materials infringe on another’s intellectual property rights. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content on our Services infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Conduct and Security on the Services
You are not permitted to engage in any conduct that, as determined in our sole discretion, restricts, inhibits, or interferes with the ability of any other person to use or enjoy the Services. You may use the Services only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from (a) accessing or using the Services to collect information about users of the Services; (b) violating or attempting to violate the security of the Services; or (c) using any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activity conducted via the Services.
You may create a text-only hyperlink labelled “Konnect e Global.” to our home page only www.connecteglobal.com). You are not permitted to use a link that “frames” our Services or that portrays connecteglobal.com, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. Also, you may not use any other Konnect e global logo, graphic or trademark as part of the link without our express written permission. Konnect Holdings LLC. may revoke your right to link at any time for any reason.
User Content and Permitted Use of Services
“Konnect e Global.” reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the use of the Services and the content that you and other users may post in certain areas. We further reserve the right, but not the obligation, to remove information and materials that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be objectionable. Subject to the terms of our Copyright Policy language above, “Konnect e Global.” expressly disclaims any obligation or warranty to screen or remove objectionable materials. “Konnect e Global.” further reserves the right to disclose any content, records, or electronic communications of any kind if we are required to do so by any law, regulation, or court order, or if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Services or to protect “Konnect e Global.” rights or property, or the rights of others, including our partners, affiliates, sponsors, providers, licensors, and merchants, or other persons that use the Services.
Information Provided on Our Services
The content that appears on our Services is for educational and informational purposes only. We strive to provide useful and accurate information. However, errors may appear from time to time. We make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, or completeness of the information presented on the Services. Any pricing shown or offered through the Services is considered an estimate only and is subject to change. Please contact us if you have questions about pricing or content. firstname.lastname@example.org
Third-Party and Co-branded Content
“Konnect e Global.” may provide content or provide links to content on the Services (including co-branded websites) that are not under the sole control of“Konnect e Global.”. “Konnect e Global.” does not assume any responsibility for the operation, content, privacy practices, or technologies used by third-party services. You agree that you interact with third parties at your sole risk and that your relationship with those parties will be governed by their terms and policies. “Konnect e Global.” in its sole discretion may modify or remove such links or content at any time and without notice.
ALTHOUGH “KOONEC E GLOBAL.”RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SERVICES, AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. KONNECT E GLOBAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR FUNCTIONALITIES OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM PUBLIX, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, KONNECT E GLOBAL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Limitation of Liability
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF “Konnect e Global. “UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
You agree to hold harmless “Konnect e Global.” and its respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from any and all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of the Services or your inability to access or to use the Services or any other offerings rendered by “Konnect e Global.” or its contractors in conjunction with the Services or your use of the Services.
ANY DISPUTE RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO CONFIDENTIAL BINDING ARBITRATION IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA, EXCEPT FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY EITHER PARTY (WHICH FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION DO NOT INCLUDE PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY CLAIMS) AND CLAIMS THAT MAY BE BROUGHT IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. IF YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE TO US THAT ARBITRATION IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA WOULD CREATE AN UNDUE BURDEN TO YOU, WE WILL ALLOW YOU TO INITIATE THE ARBITRATION IN YOUR HOME STATE. ANY DISAGREEMENTS REGARDING THE FORUM FOR ARBITRATION WILL BE SETTLED BY THE ARBITRATOR.
CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY UNDER THE CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES THEN PREVAILING OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (“AAA’S CONSUMER RULES”), EXCLUDING ANY RULES AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING OR PERMITTING CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS. THE RULES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION’S WEBSITE.
KONNECT E GLOBAL AND YOU AGREE TO EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO FILE CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS OR SEEK RELIEF ON A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS IN ANY JURISDICTION OR FORUM.
THE ARBITRATOR SHALL APPLY FLORIDA LAW, AND THE ARBITRATOR’S AWARD SHALL BE BINDING AND MAY BE ENTERED AS A JUDGMENT IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. THERE SHALL BE NO APPEAL FROM ANY AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE JOINED TO AN ARBITRATION INVOLVING ANY OTHER PARTY SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER THROUGH CLASS ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS OR OTHERWISE. IF ANY PART OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION IS FOUND TO BE INVALID, UNENFORCEABLE, OR ILLEGAL, THE REST OF THIS PROVISION SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT.
IF THE ENTIRE ARBITRATION PROVISION IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE PARTIES CONSENT TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND EXCLUSIVE VENUE IN THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.
If you initiate the arbitration, your arbitration fees will be limited to the filing fee set forth in the AAA’s Consumer Rules. Regardless of who initiates the arbitration, “Konnect e Global.” will pay any other arbitration fees, including your share of arbitrator compensation. If the arbitrator rules against“Konnect e Global.”, in addition to accepting whatever responsibility is ordered by the arbitrator, “Konnect e Global.” will reimburse your reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, regardless of who initiated the arbitration. In addition, if the arbitrator rules in our favour, we will seek reimbursement of our attorneys’ fees and costs, regardless of who initiated the arbitration.
Intellectual Property Claims by Konnect Holdings LLC / Konnect e Global.com
In the event of intellectual property claims by “Konnect e Global.” against you, “Konnect e Global.” shall have the right to litigate such claims in any state or federal court in Orlando, Florida, and you consent to the exclusive and mandatory venue in such courts.
Types of Information That We Collect
In the course of doing business with you both online and in our online stores and or physical locations, we collect a range of personal information. That information includes:
Identifiers, such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number, IP address, device identifiers, and identifiers associated with cookies.
Financial information, such as payment card information
Demographics, such as your age and gender.
Transactional information, such as records of your purchases, products you like, and content you download from the Services.
Internet or other electronic network activity, such as information about how you use, access, or interact with the Services.
Location information, such as city and state you provide, or location information derived from your interactions with the Services, subject to the settings on your device or browser.
Records of communications with our customer care teams for training and quality assurance purposes; and
Inferences regarding your preferences or other characteristics.
Please read below for more information about the information we collect.
Information That We Collect from You
You may be able to use some of our Services or conduct in-store business with us without providing any personal information to us. However, in order to take advantage of certain features, offerings, or other functions available in stores or on our Services, you may be asked or required to provide personal information. For example, depending on the feature or service you wish to access, we may ask you to register an account with us or otherwise collect information from you such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, household information, demographic information, and/or information about your interests. You can always choose to not provide us with the requested information; however, if you choose to not provide such information, you may not be able to engage in certain in-store transactions or access or use certain features or functions of the Services. When you shop in our online stores or on our website, we may collect information about the products or services you buy when you use a payment card, on the App or enter a number at the register.
To the extent that you provide us with a mobile telephone number you hereby:
represent that you are the account holder and subscriber for the mobile telephone number that you provide, or that you have the accountholder and subscriber’s permission to receive text messages and/or phone calls at that telephone number;
agree to receive, and authorize us to deliver or cause to be delivered to you, calls and SMS/text messages for any purpose, including advertising, using an automatic telephone dialling system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice;
agree to notify us promptly if the mobile telephone number you have provided changes;
agree to indemnify us in full for all claims, expenses, costs, and damages related to, arising under, or caused by, in whole or in part, your failure to notify us promptly if the phone number you have provided changes, including but not limited to, all claims, expenses, costs, and damages related to or arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; and
understand and agree that your agreement to these terms is not required as a condition of purchasing any property, goods, or services and that, based on your plan with your mobile carrier, normal usage rates and fees, including data fees and text message rates, may apply to text messages and/or phone calls delivered by “Konnect e Global.” or on“Konnect e Global.”
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may also receive information about you from other sources, including third parties that help us: update, expand, and analyze our records; identify new customers; collect information on our behalf and prevent or detect fraud. We may also receive information about you from social media platforms including but not limited to when you interact with us on those platforms, access our social media content, or use your social media login credentials to access our Services. The information we will be able to receive will be determined by the privacy settings, policies, and/or procedures of the applicable third-party platform, website or service.
Information We Collect Automatically
When you use the Services, we or our third-party service providers may collect information about how you access, use, or otherwise interact with the Services, our emails, and online advertising. This information is collected for various reasons, including to help ensure that the Services continue to work correctly, to improve the Services, to support marketing campaigns, to understand our customers and how they use the Services, and to offer you a more personalized experience. The information collected may include technical information such as your IP address, the type of device that you use to access the Services, the operating system on your device, the website or other online service that directed you to our Services, and the content that you view on the Services. For more information about how this information is collected, please see our Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies section below.
Information Collected from Mobile Devices
When you access our Services via a mobile device, “Konnect e Global.” or its third-party service providers may collect various information, including the type of mobile device you use, the temporary or persistent device identifier associated with your device, the IP address of your mobile device, the device’s operating system, the browser you use to access the Services, information about how you use the Services, and your device’s location as described below.
You may be able to use our mobile applications to scan barcodes or take images of products or prescription bottles in order to create shopping lists or conduct transactions. To do so, our mobile applications may request permission to access your camera and photo files. Please note that some features of our mobile applications and/or Services may not be usable or available to you if you do not grant us such permission.
Location Information. Our mobile applications and websites may also collect precise information about the location of your device after you permit us to obtain such information from technologies such as Bluetooth beacons, GPS, Wi-Fi signals, or cell tower signals. We may also use technologies to determine if you are shopping in one of our ONLINE stores by relying on signals transmitted by your mobile devices. We collect this information to provide you with services, content and offers based on your location. For example, we may use our mobile applications to provide you with the location of nearby stores and deals available in those stores. You may be able to enable our Services to notify us when you enter one of our stores so that we can prepare any orders you may have or to let you know about the events and deals available in the store. To opt-out of the collection of precise location or presence information, you can adjust the permissions on your mobile device or uninstall our mobile applications.
How Do We Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect to deliver promotional and marketing materials to you via physical mail and electronically regarding “Konnect e Global.” and its products and services.
We may use the information we collect: To fulfil your requests for our products, programs, or services; to complete and manage purchases, orders, returns and exchanges; to respond to your inquiries; to offer you other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you; to survey you, and otherwise for the purposes for which you provided the information.
We may combine the information we collect from you with information that we collect from other sources.
We may use any of the information we collect for research, market studies, or to enhance the products and services we provide to you.
We may use the information we collect from you to deliver marketing communications, special offers, or advertisements that may be of interest to you, including the delivery of targeted advertisements that are based on your previous online activity on the Services and other third-party services (for example, if you view a page on our website about a particular product, you may receive an online advertisement for that product or a related product on a different area of our Services or on other websites on the Internet you visit).
We may share information with our service providers, partners and advertisers for our legitimate business purposes, but we do not monetize your personal information by selling or renting it for monetary compensation to outside parties.
We may transfer your personal information to our service providers, partners and advertisers which use that information to conduct business on our behalf, including to deliver advertising to our customers.
We may share anonymized information with our service providers, partners and advertisers. Anonymized information is information that is altered, combined, or otherwise processed so that it can’t reasonably be identified with an individual person.
We may share certain information that does not directly identify you (e.g. IP addresses and unique ID numbers associated with your device, such as your advertising ID) with third parties for their own use, including for advertising and marketing purposes.
We may use the information we collect to create personalized content, offers, services, and advertising. This includes personalized content based on the precise location information we collect from mobile devices or the location that we infer from your IP address or other information.
We may disclose the information to third parties when we are required to do so by any law, regulation, court order, subpoena, law enforcement, or other regulatory requirements.
We may disclose the information if we believe that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate: to comply with applicable law; to operate the Services; to protect the rights, property or safety of “Konnect e Global.”, other users of the Services, partners, affiliates, sponsors, providers, licensors, merchants, or others; to prevent harm or loss; or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual unlawful activity.
If you post comments, pictures, or other content via PUBLIC forums that may be available on the Services, that information may be publicly available. The information may be searchable by search engines and copied or republished by third parties. We have no control over those third parties. Please think carefully before you post any information via the Services.
Your Options Regarding the Information that We Collect
You may choose to:
Stop receiving marketing or promotional e-mails, direct mail, phone, and mobile marketing communications.
Update and correct the information that you provide to us; or
Request that we cancel your account or that we no longer use the information you have given us to provide you services.
To exercise your choices, you may:
Opt-out of receiving marketing or promotional communications by following the directions in a marketing e-mail, direct mail, or mobile communication that you receive from us.
Log in to your KONNECT E GLOBAL Account to update your information or change your communications preferences.
Return to the area of our Services at which you signed up for a particular program and modify your information.
Call 407-385-4106 with your request and current contact information.
Contact us online with your request and current contact information.
If you opt-out using the directions and/or mechanisms provided in a specific type of communication, please be aware that you may only stop receiving that type of communication unless you exercise another option as described herein. Please note that if you request that your information no longer be used to provide you services, “Konnect e Global.” or its vendors may retain your information for “Konnect e Global.” business purposes, such as for backups, analysis, records of deletions, legal requirements, and data retention requirements or policies. You may, depending on applicable laws, have certain rights regarding your personal information. If you have questions about such rights, please contact us.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, though you can manually disable the cookies feature of your browser. You should review the online documentation relating to your browser or consult with the provider of your browser for instructions on how to disable cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies on your Internet-enabled device, some parts of the Services may not function properly or offer you the same degree of personalization. In addition, you may be able to exercise choices regarding companies such as online network advertisers via certain third-party tools. Read more information about such choices at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
We may also use technologies that let us know whether you viewed certain content, whether you viewed our emails or other electronic communications, and whether the advertising we place on the Services and other websites or mobile applications is effective.
We use Google Analytics to learn about how you and others use the Services. You can learn more about how Google uses the information it collects at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Third-party Content and Activities
The Services may contain links to content or integrated content (like embedded videos) provided by third parties. The information practices of those third parties may differ from ours. You should consult the privacy policies of any third party that provides content that you access through the Services as we do not control and are not responsible for the information that they collect, use, or share. Because your web browser may obtain integrated content directly from third-party servers, the third parties may be able to collect information as if you had visited their sites directly. Some of the third parties that provide content on our Services or support our business by facilitating online advertising, analytics, or research may use technologies to track your online activities over time and across various websites and other online services.
“Konnect e Global.” uses administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information we collect via the Services. However, no information system can be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit or receive via the Services over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks. You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your username and password(s) and you hereby release“Konnect e Global.” from any liability related to your disclosure of your username and/or password(s) to any third party. “Konnect e Global.” reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account or to require you to change your username and/or password if “Konnect e Global.” believes they are no longer secure.
Child Privacy Notice
At“Konnect e Global.”, we are committed to protecting your child(ren)’s privacy. We developed this Child Privacy Notice to inform you about our information collection practices and policies with regard to the personal information about your children that you provide to Konnect e global through the Services. By using the Services, you agree to the terms in this Child Privacy Notice. This Child Privacy Notice is an online notice and applies only to the Services.
“Konnect e Global.” collects personal information from parents about their child(ren) through the Services in order to provide parents and child(ren) with access to the benefits that the parents have requested. You are sharing personally identifiable information with “Konnect e Global.” when you register yourself and your child(ren) through certain portions of the Services.
Only parents may register their children on the Services; therefore, “Konnect e Global.” does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
When you provide personal information about yourself and your child(ren) through certain portions of the Services, that information is collected and maintained by “Konnect e Global.” and, depending on the functionality of the service or program, by third-party service providers, partners and advertisers.
Once registered, a parent is able to modify the information that was supplied through the Services by contacting us at email@example.com
Please if you have any questions about our Child Privacy Notice please contact us.
What we share
The Services comprise a platform that presents you with a set of one or more retailer virtual storefronts from which you can select goods for picking, packing, and delivery by individual Personal Shopper(s) to your location or, if available, for you to pick up in-store. In order to make this work, we need to share information about you and your order with the other parties who help enable the service. This includes, for example, the Personal Shopper(s) who pick and deliver your order, the payment processing partner(s) that we use to validate and charge your credit card, and the retail partner(s) from which you are purchasing goods. To be clear, only our payment processing partner(s) receive credit card information.
We also share information under the following principles:
With your consent or at your direction — We will share your information with entities outside of the Services when we have your consent to do so or it is done in your direction. For example:
If you enter loyalty card information from a particular retailer, we share that information with the retailer you chose along with your order so that information can be added to your loyalty card account.
If you share a recipe publicly on the Services, it is viewable by anyone along with your first name and last initial.
If you invite friends to use the Services through our referral program or to share a shopping cart, we will share some information with the friends you invite like your name and picture. Likewise, if you choose to join someone else’s cart, they will see some of your information.
If you invite friends to use the Services through our referral program or to share a shopping cart, we will share some information with the friends you invite like your name and picture. Likewise, if you choose to join someone else’s cart, they will see some of your information.
With our retail partners — We may share your information with our retail partners to provide and maintain the Services.
For external processing or service provision — We sometimes share information with third parties to process the information on our behalf or to otherwise provide certain services (such as delivery services, advertising services, or information to better tailor our services to you). For the purposes of this processing or provision of services, we may share your information with such third parties under appropriate confidentiality provisions.
For legal purposes — We may share your information when we believe that the disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal process, or requests from law enforcement or regulatory authorities, (b) prevent, detect, or otherwise handle fraud, security, or technical issues, and (c) protect the safety, rights, or property of any person, the public, or Instacart.
On a non-personal or aggregate basis — We share information on both a non-personally identifying basis (including, but not limited to, order and delivery details but not including credit card information) or an aggregate basis.
To enable the purchase of alcohol (not available in all jurisdictions) — When you buy alcohol using the Services, we may be required by law to share certain information with the retailer who makes the sale. This information could include, among other things, the names and addresses of the purchaser and recipient, government-issued ID information, the quantity, brand, price, proof, and volume of alcohol purchased, and a recipient signature.
For business purposes — We may share your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company. We may also share your information between and among Instacart, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership.
Health & Wellness Content
Any health and wellness content presented on the Services is for general informational purposes only. Such content is not intended to replace or serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended as a guarantee of improvement of specific conditions or weight loss. You should regularly consult a physician or other health care provider in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require a diagnosis or medical attention.
Personal Health Information
Your PHI is protected under HIPAA and under certain state laws. Those laws give you rights with respect to the access, use, and disclosure of PHI by your health care providers, such as pharmacies, and us. When you place a pharmacy order using our Services, the pharmacy responds as we have described above under the Section entitled “Information we collect” by disclosing to Instacart your status as a patient of the pharmacy. Information concerning your status as a patient of the pharmacy is PHI and protected by HIPAA. As discussed above, no other PHI will be disclosed to us by your pharmacy and no other PHI will be disclosed by Instacart to your personal shopper other than your status as a patient of the pharmacy. For a more complete description of your rights under HIPAA and the uses and disclosures of your PHI, please refer to your pharmacy’s Notice of Privacy Practices. We will not disclose your PHI without your prior written consent with other people or non-affiliated companies unless: (i) it is needed to provide our Services, (ii) it has been “de-identified” so that it cannot identify you, (ii) we have your prior written consent, (iv) disclosure is required by law, or (v) we are acquired or file for bankruptcy.
Security Health information
We employ and maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technical measures designed to safeguard and protect information under our control from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. In addition, when we collect, maintain, access, use, or disclose your PHI, we will do so using systems and processes consistent with information privacy and security requirements under applicable federal and state laws, including, without limitation, HIPAA. All electronic PHI will be encrypted at rest and in transit. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of information about you.
We will make any legally required notifications of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your PHI or PII, including, without limitation, breaches of your stored PHI or PII (as breaches are defined under applicable state or federal statutes on security breach notification). To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we will make such notifications to you without unreasonable delay, as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.