Note: This text applied to the REALIZE mySUCCESS® site, which has been discontinued. It is for reference only and does not apply to
This site is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this site from visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites.
Information You Provide
Some areas of this site may ask you to submit personally identifiable information in order for you to benefit from the specified features or to participate in a particular activity (such as Market Research or other promotions). You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional.
Your surgeon’s practice (including, but not limited to, all professionals involved in your care) will be able to view your personal information, site usage data, weight entries, and food diary entries between scheduled visits. Access to this data by your surgeon’s practice may be helpful to your progress.
If you change the surgeon associated with your care, you will need to update the Patient Information section of My Profile.
E-mail reminders and promotional materials: From time to time, you may receive e-mail reminders sent by us to keep you on track with your weight loss goals. You may also choose to stay informed by e-mail about the operation of our service, and to receive promotional or other announcements that Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. or its affiliates may send out from time to time to the e-mail address [or mailing address] that you provide during registration.
Passive Information Collection
This site may use and combine such passively collected anonymous information to provide better service to site visitors, customize the site based on your preferences, compile and analyze statistics and trends, and otherwise administer and improve the site for your use. Such information is not combined with personally identifiable information collected elsewhere on the site unless you have consented.
A “cookie” is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
“Session” cookies are temporary bits of information that are used to improve navigation, block visitors from providing information where inappropriate (the site “remembers” previous entries of age or country of origin that were outside the specified parameters and blocks subsequent changes), and collect aggregate statistical information on the site. They are erased once you exit your Web browser or otherwise turn off your computer.
“Persistent” cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (such as usernames), helping to determine what areas of the Web site visitors find most valuable, and customizing the Web site based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. Persistent cookies placed by this site on your computer may hold personally identifiable information, but only if you have registered or have otherwise consented to the retention of personally identifiable information you have provided at the site. Otherwise, our site’s server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookie has returned to the site.
You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. To learn more about cookies and how to specify your preferences, please search for “cookie” in the “Help” portion of your browser.
A site may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user’s computer). The IP address can be used to diagnose problems with a server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to a site, and administer and improve the site.
“Internet tags” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Tags may be placed both on online advertisements that bring people to the site and on different pages of the site. Such tags indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.
“Navigational data” (log files, server logs, and clickstream data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors.
Use and Disclosure of Information
- to your surgeon's practice (including, but not limited to, all professionals involved in your care);
- to your health plan provider;
- to respond to law enforcement requests or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.
Access, Correction, and Deletion
To keep personally identifiable information that you provide via this site accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below and we will take appropriate steps to update or correct such information in our possession, or to delete your information from our contact list.
This site takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as you transmit it to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from this site may not be secure. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
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How to Contact Us
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Attention: eMarketing Manager
4545 Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
1-866 REALIZE (1-866-732-5493)