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Privacy Policy


Last updated: 5/20/20


Heron Therapeutics, Inc. and Baudax Bio Inc., are the sponsors of the Surgical Taskforce Organized to Prevent Opioid Abuse (STOP Opioid Abuse) and (the “Site”), respect your privacy as a user of the Site.


We want to make sure that you understand how your information is collected and used by STOP Opioid Abuse. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes what information we collect about you, including when and how we collect it; how we use it; with whom we may share it; and what choices you have regarding our use of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected through your communications with the STOP Opioid Abuse, whether electronic, written or oral; information collected through the Site and social media pages that include a link to this Privacy Policy. By accessing or using the Site, our other websites, products, or services, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and agree to the provisions of this Privacy Policy.


Information We Collect

We collect information when you interact with us, for example, (1) when you visit and use the Site, (2) when you email us, submit forms, or otherwise contact us, (3) when you use our services and (4) when you partner with us.


Some of the information we collect may be personal information, by which we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a natural person or household, such as a real name and email address. When other information is directly associated with personal information, we also consider that information to be personal information. Information that is aggregated, de-identified, or anonymized will not be considered personal information. Publicly available information that is made available from federal, state, or local government records, also is not personal information.


The information we collect varies depending on how you interact with us:


Information You Provide to Us

You may provide the following types of information to us online or otherwise when you use our services, and such information may be personal information within the terms of this policy (we also provide non-exhaustive examples of when this information may be collected):

  • Individual contact and identification information, including name and email address (for example, when you sign up for updates or notifications from STOP Opioid Abuse, fill out one of our online forms, such as “Join the Taskforce,” or provide your information at a special event);
  • Identification information for verification;
  • The name of your organization (for example, when you sign up for updates or notifications from STOP Opioid Abuse, fill out one of our online forms, such as “Join the Taskforce,” or provide your information at a special event); or
  • Social media identity, posted content, and other data relating to our official social media pages or other STOP Opioid Abuse forums on the internet (for example, if you post on, “Favorite”, “Follow”, or otherwise interact with our Twitter page, we may collect that information).


Information Collected Automatically When You Use Our Services

We may also collect information automatically depending on the service you use, including when you use the Site. For example, we may collect information such as:

  • Cookies when you visit our websites (see below for additional information on this technology); and
  • IP addresses, device identifiers, browser information, device information, operating system information, language information, URLs accessed, information about your use of our website, and dates and times of activity, including as accessed from cookies described below.



Cookies, pixels, or other tracing and tracking technologies are small data files that a website or its service providers may place on your browser when you visit a website. On the Site, we use cookies through Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to improve user experience of our Site visitors.


You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of these cookies at any time. If you remove or decline the use of cookies on this Site, the Site functionality should not be significantly impacted. However, it may result in difficulties in navigating around the Site and some features of the Site may become unavailable. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie will not delete an existing cookie from a browser, so this will need to be done separately from within your own browser. Please refer to your internet browser’s ‘Help’ facility.


How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy to:

  • Notify you about updates to our services and websites, at your request;
  • Measure and improve our services and performance, including our programs and website layout and content;
  • Process, provide, and administer surveys and special events;
  • Provide, administer, and utilize our social media pages and websites;
  • Send updates or notices about our organization and the services and information we offer that we think may be of interest to you;
  • Compare information and identification for accuracy and verify it, including for identification purposes; and

Anonymize or otherwise protect your data.


Who We Share Your Data With

The information that you provide on the Site may be shared with agents of STOP Opioid Abuse who are:

  • sending newsletters, emails and other publications;
  • providing access to the content on the Site;
  • offering invitations to educational and industry events by email; and
  • collecting industry data and information and sharing the results

Name and address information collected on the Site is not available for use by organizations seeking to contact you with information about products or services.


Your Access and Control Over Information

You may request to access, update, or in certain cases delete your personal information that we have collected, used, or disclosed. You can do so by emailing


If you have signed up for Updates or Notifications, you may choose at any time to remove your name and email address from the list we use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by contacting us at


Rights for California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, California Civil Code Sections 1798.100 et seq. (“CCPA”), may additionally afford rights to our users and customers who are California residents. For example, California residents may have a right, following a verifiable request, to:

  • access—twice in a 12-month period, free of charge—for the 12-month period prior to the request, the categories and specific pieces of personal information STOP Opioid Abuse has collected about the user, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business purpose for collecting the personal information; and
  • delete personal information under certain circumstances.

Such requests may be made as described in the section above titled “Your Access and Control Over Information”, or in the Contact section below. STOP Opioid Abuse does not discriminate against our users and customers on the basis of their exercising any of the rights afforded by the CCPA, which is further in accordance with California residents’ rights under that title.


In order to protect your information security, following any request, we will verify your identity using at least two data points you have previously provided to us. You may also authorize an agent to submit a request on your behalf, so long as you provide the authorized agent written permission to request on your behalf, and your authorized agent is able to verify their identity with us.



If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, need to access the policy in an alternative format due to a disability, or if you would like to access, update, or delete your personal information, please contact us at:



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