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BATTLETAP® MATERIALS
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PRIVACY POLICY
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LEGAL DISCLAIMER
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RESEARCH POLICY
Anonymous user statistics may be retrospectively reviewed and presented for the purposes of internal or scientific research with the goal of improving the user experience, technique efficacy, or the research body of acupressure-based techniques. Specific permission for this is not requested from users due to exemption by the Department of Health and Human Services regulations:

(Full text version: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/policy/ohrpregulations.pdf) :

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS - TITLE 45 - PUBLIC WELFARE
  Department of Health and Human Services
  PART 46 - PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS
  Revised January 15, 2009
  Effective July 14, 2009

    SUBPART A
    Basic HHS Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects
    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 42 U.S.C. 289; 42 U.S.C. 300v-1(b).
    Source: 56 FR 28012, 28022, June 18, 1991, unless otherwise noted.

      §46.101 - To what does this policy apply?
      (b) Unless otherwise required by department or agency heads, research activities in which the only
      involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the following categories are exempt
      from this policy:
        (4) Research involving the collection or study of existing data, documents, records, pathological
         specimens, or diagnostic specimens, if these sources are publicly available or if the information
         is recorded by the investigator in such a manner that subjects cannot be identified,
         directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects.