Privacy Policy

Effective 3rd April 2017


Xytex Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates(“Xytex,” “we” or “us” or “our”) offers and any other website, which references or links to this Privacy Policy, including all associated content, communications, tools, features, functionality and online services (collectively, the “Site”), subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you visit our Site or submit any information to Xytex, you accept the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully.


  1. Information We Collect; How We Use It.

We may collect personally identifiable and/or anonymous information from you in the course of your use of our Site as further described in this Privacy Policy. Personally identifiable information (or personal information) is information that can identify you, such as your full name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. In some cases, Donor Information (described below), stories and comments submitted by our users could be used to personally identify the user. You may provide information to us. In other instances, information about you or your activities may be automatically collected, as described below.


We collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us when you register to use the Site or any portion of the Site, like xyConnects, register to receive our newsletter, request information or services from us, or otherwise communicate or interact with us online. We also may receive information about you from third-party sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.


We use your personally identifiable information for a variety of business purposes, including to provide information or services you request, to communicate with you about them, to do all things necessary to administer the Site and our services, and manage, protect and improve them.

We are not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself or choose to make public in discussions in our forums or other interactions through the Site that are accessible to other users.


  1. Donor Information.

We collect a variety of information from donors, including personal information, such as name and contact information, that can be used to identify or contact a donor. While we do not intentionally release personally identifying information of donors without their consent, it is possible that certain information like hair color, eye color, race, ethnic origin, height, weight, baby picture, medical history and other information you submit to us for inclusion in a donor profile (“Donor Information”) could result in persons familiar with you recognizing you.


  1. Information Collected Automatically; How We Use It.

Whenever you visit or interact with the Site, we, or our service providers, may use assorted technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how a website is accessed and used. We refer to this information as traffic data. Like most website operators, we use cookies (small data files stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser upon visiting a website) and pixel tags (transparent graphic image, sometimes called a web beacon or tracking beacon, placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed) to operate our Site efficiently and as intended and to collect traffic data. Traffic data includes, but is not limited to, your browser type, operating system, IP address, mobile device identification number, the sites visited before and after our websites, and your interactions with our Site, such as the time and date when you viewed a page, and whether you filled out an online form. If you set your web browser to block cookies when using the Site, some aspects of the Site may not function as intended. Some browsers may also allow you to block certain web beacons and similar tracking codes. Please refer to your browser’s documentation if you wish to block cookies, web beacons, and/or similar tools.


We use information gathered through these tools to improve the way our Site works, for example by employing third-party analytics tools which aggregate anonymized user information to help us better design our Site, and to enhance the functionality of our Site, for example by remembering preferences or other choices that you make, such as user names and the like. By allowing us to understand how you use our Site over time, these tools can help us provide you with a better, more relevant online experience.


  1. Do Not Track Requests; Third-Party Tracking.

Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities (such as traffic data described above under #3) invisible to usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the capability to omit you from our analytics to the extent your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without action on our part. While we, or vendors on our behalf, may track the websites you visited before and after our website as part of the traffic data described above for our internal business purposes, we do not authorize other third parties (e.g., advertisers) to do so, but it is nonetheless possible that third parties may do so for their own purposes with respect to which we may have no knowledge or control.


  1. Information We Share with Third Parties.

We share Donor Information with users as described on the Site. We may use third parties to help operate our Site, deliver and improve our services through the Site, and develop our offerings, and we may share information we have about you with such third parties for such purposes. These third parties are not authorized by us to use any of your personally identifiable information except as needed for such purposes.


We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in connection with a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of assets, reorganization or liquidation of our business.


We reserve the right to disclose any information as needed if that information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are required to do so by applicable law. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personally identifiable information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.


Xytex is based in the United States of America. Any personally identifiable information you provide may be stored and maintained in our databases in the United States or transferred to our databases outside the United States. By providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.


  1. Opt-Out.

If you receive a newsletter or similar promotional email from us, you will be given the option to “unsubscribe” from receiving further emails from us. Your election not to receive promotional and marketing materials will not preclude us from corresponding with you, by email or otherwise, regarding your existing or past business relationships with us (e.g., any purchase of our products), or to respond to requests for information you pose to us, and will not preclude us from accessing and viewing your personally identifiable information in maintaining and improving our Service.


  1. Security.

We use reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, or alteration, as appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our control. Although guaranteed security does not exist on the Internet or offline, we make reasonable efforts to handle such information consistent with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws.


  1. Minors; Children’s Privacy.

This Site is not intended for, or designed to attract, minors under the age of 18 or the applicable age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (if higher than 18). In particular, no children under the age of 13 should provide any personally identifiable information to us, and we do not knowingly collect such information from such persons. If we learn that we have collected the personally identifiable information of such a person we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. Children under the age of majority in any non-U.S. jurisdiction should not provide any personally identifiable information without their parent’s consent.


  1. California Privacy Rights.

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, what types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information in the immediate preceding calendar year. To access this information, please contact us by email at or mail at 1100 Emmett Street, Augusta, Georgia 30904, Attn: CA Privacy Request.


  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to stay informed about how we are protecting the personally identifiable information we collect. If you continue to use our site or services after we have attempted to contact you about material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will assume that you agree to the changes.


  1. Contact.

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, or desire to update your contact information, please feel free to contact us.