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Privacy Policy for The Global Pain Initiative (GPI) Site

Effective Date: 12/7/2017

Welcome to the Global Pain Initiative [GPI] (the “Site”), operated by the Global Pain Initiative (collectively, “GPI,” “we,” “us,” “our”). This Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how we collect and use the information you decide to share or provide through use of the Site. This Privacy Policy sets forth our privacy practices and the possible uses of the information that we gather via the Site. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site, regardless of the medium in which it is accessed (e.g., mobile browser, computer browser, etc.).

Collection of Information

When you visit the Site and use any of the Services provided via the Site, we may collect information as disclosed below.

Personal Information: We collect personal information to provide the information or services requested by an individual. “Personal information” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. For example, when you register with the Site, you provide us with certain personal information, which may include your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us. We also collect this information when you sign up for our mailing list.

Cookies: When you use the Site, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Site visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer hard drive. They are used to keep track of and store information about the user. The information that is collected through cookies via the Site is handled in the same manner as other information collected here. If you prefer not to receive cookies from this Site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. Please be aware, however, that certain features of this Site may be unavailable if your browser is not set to support or enable cookies.

Payment Information: When customers pay for services on the Site using their Visa, MasterCard, or American Express cards, the Site collects the payment information–including, but not limited to credit card number, expiration date, and billing address–and transmits that information to a payment processor. The payment processor is a third-party company, external to us. The web pages where the information is collected, as well as all transmissions to the third-party processor, are encrypted with an SSL certificate. We do not store complete payment information on our Site but may store reference information such as the last four digits of a credit card number and/or the expiration date. When using a credit card for payments, the information you submit through the payment processor is outside the scope of this Privacy Policy, and we encourage you to review our payment processor’s privacy policies available at before making any such purchase.

Children Under 13: We do not market to, and do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from or about a child under the age of 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from a child under 13 years of age, we will promptly take all reasonable measures to delete that data from our systems.

Use of Information Collected

We use the collected information to provide services to you, respond to requests from you, improve the Site, or send you notifications regarding new services offered by the Site. We do not share, utilize, review, access, or otherwise make use of any information submitted to, or exchanged with us except for the purposes of operating Site or as provided herein. We will not share, sell, or distribute your information with any third parties including any of our affiliated companies, officers, directors, shareholders, subsidiaries, agents, or representatives except as provided in the following circumstances:

Service Providers: We may employ third party service providers to perform functions on our behalf. They may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Legal Obligations: From time to time, we may be required to share personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful or related to an alleged unlawful activity.

Protection of GPI and Others: We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or any rule, regulation, government or court order; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of GPI, our affiliated companies, our users, or others.

Sale or Acquisition: If we become involved in a transaction involving the sale of our assets, such as a merger or acquisition, or if GPI is transferred to another company, we may disclose and/or transfer your information as part of the transaction. If the surviving entity is not GPI, your information may be used pursuant to the surviving entity’s privacy policies, which may be different from this Privacy Policy.


We take reasonable precautions to protect the information that is either available from or collected by this Site. We have taken steps designed to safeguard the Site’s integrity, its telecommunications, and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmitted over or accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant that Personal Information will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers, nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network.


This Site may contain links to or information about other websites that are outside our control or custody. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites and suggest you review their privacy statements to understand how your information is used or shared by those other websites. We do not endorse or make any representations or warranties concerning, and will not in any way be liable for, any informational content, products, services, software, or other materials available on other websites, even if one or more pages of the other websites are framed within a page of our Site.


This Privacy Policy was last modified on the date shown above. We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time, at any time, without notice, and you should check this page periodically for changes.

Contacting GPI

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy only, contact us at or by mail at the Global Pain Initiative, 14828 W. 6 Ave. Ste 16-B Room 1, Golden, CO  80401-5000.

General Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is designed to provide helpful information on the various subjects discussed. The information contained on this website is not intended to be used, and should not be used as a substitute for seeking the consultation and advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other healthcare professional. This website is not intended to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any particular medical condition. For diagnosis or treatment of any particular medical condition or issue, please consult a physician or other healthcare professional. Never disregard or delay seeking, or modify, any medical advice, treatment or therapy based solely upon the information you may read on this website.

The Global Pain Initiative is not responsible for any specific health condition or need that may require medical advice, supervision or consultation, and is not liable for any damages or negative consequences that result from any treatment, action, therapy, application or preparation by, or on behalf of, any person based on reading or following any information contained on this website or following any links contained on this website. References and links are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute any type of endorsement of any website, medication, therapy, treatment, or any other source. Although we attempt to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information provided on this website. Readers should be aware that any information contained in this website may change at any time.

In no event shall the Global Pain Initiative be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the search vehicles and facilities, and the information and material derived from this website or reference sources or links, whether or not any individual has been advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability.