When choosing food thickeners or pre-thickened beverages, please consult with your health care professional as to what product is
appropriate for your individual needs, as viscosities vary between manufacturers.

We at Dysphagia Diet know that you want to remain in control of your personal information. We also realize that earning and retaining your trust is of paramount importance and it's a responsibility we take very seriously.

That's why we've provided this Privacy Policy, which sets forth our policies regarding the collection, use and protection of the personal information of those using the www.dysphagia-diet.com website. Personal information means information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card number.

We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy, and become familiar with it.

We do not sell or rent our customers' personal information to third parties.

Please note that we review our Privacy Policy from time to time, and we may make periodic changes to the policy in connection with that review. Therefore, you may wish to bookmark this page and/or periodically review this page to make sure you have the current version. Regardless of later updates, we will abide by the privacy practices described to you in this Privacy Policy at the time you provided us with your personal information.

This Privacy Policy explains the following:

1. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU AND HOW WE USE IT?

What personal information does Dysphagia Diet gather from me and how is this information used?

When browsing our site, you are not required to provide any personal information unless and until you choose to make a purchase or sign up for one of our e-mail newsletters, services or on-line promotions as described below. We do not knowingly permit the site to be used by any person under the age of eighteen and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children (meaning those younger than thirteen years of age). A valid credit card is required to make a purchase on our site.

Making a Purchase
In order to purchase products and services through our site, you must provide us with certain personal information such as your name, your credit card number and expiration date, your credit card billing address, your telephone number, your e-mail address and the ship-to address. We require this information so that we can process, fulfill and confirm your orders and transactions and keep you informed of each transaction's status.

Member Registration
If you choose to become a registered member of www.dysphagia-diet.com, you must provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address. This information is collected on the registration form for several reasons including: (i) personal identification; (ii) to allow us to contact you for customer service purposes, if necessary; (iii) to customize the content of our site to meet your specific needs; and (iv) to make product improvements to our site. In addition, we need your e-mail address to confirm your new member registration.. As a www.dysphagia-diet.com member you will also occasionally receive updates from us about sales, special offers, new services, and other noteworthy items. However, you may choose at any time to no longer receive these types of e-mail messages. Please see our Opt-Out policy described below for details.

Online Surveys
Dysphagia-Diet values your opinions and comments, so we frequently conduct online surveys. Participation in these surveys is entirely optional. Typically, the information is aggregated and used to make improvements to www.dysphagia-diet.com and to develop appealing content, features and promotions. Survey participants are anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.

Promotions
Dysphagia-Diet may sponsor promotions to give customers the opportunity to save money or receive prizes. Information collected by us for such activities can include contact information and survey questions. We use contact information to notify contest winners and survey information to develop promotions and product improvements to the www.dysphagia-diet.com web site.

Other
From time to time we may add or enhance services available on the site. To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such information to assist us in making the site the better and easier to use.

2. WITH WHOM (IF ANYONE) WILL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION BE SHARED?

We do not sell or rent individual customer names or other personal information to third parties. We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our customers and visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our site.

3. HOW CAN I OPT-OUT OF RECEIVING YOUR PROMOTIONAL EMAILS? OUR OPT-OUT POLICY

At any time, you can unsubscribe from our promotions and advertising. Please send us an e-mail with the words "Unsubscribe Dysphagia-diet.com" in the subject line.

4. WHAT OTHER INFORMATION SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MY PRIVACY?

www.dysphagia-diet.com contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which Dysphagia-Diet has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such sites as their policies may be materially different from this Privacy Policy. Of course, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords.. Please be very careful, responsible, and alert with this information, especially whenever you're online.

In addition to the circumstances described above, Dysphagia-Diet may disclose member information if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by other government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect the rights or properties of Dysphagia-Diet or its affiliated companies or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities. In addition, if Dysphagia-Diet or substantially all of its assets are acquired, our customer information will most likely also be transferred in connection with such acquisition.

This policy is effective as of March 23, 2005. Any material changes in the way Dysphagia-Diet uses personal information will be described in future versions of this Privacy Statement. Of course, you may always submit concerns regarding our Privacy Statement or our privacy practices via email by clicking here. Please reference the privacy policy in your subject line. Med-Diet will attempt to respond to all reasonable concerns or inquiries within five business days of receipt. You can also write to us in care of Med-Diet Laboratories, Inc., 3600 Holly Lane, Suite 80, Plymouth, MN 55447 Attn: Privacy Dept.


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