Policies

Bariatric Advantage Privacy Policy

It is the policy of Metagenics, Inc. and its subsidiary, Catalina Lifesciences, Inc., DBA Bariatric Advantage (together, "We"), to respect your privacy, and the privacy of all visitors to our Web sites. This policy statement has been established to help you understand our commitment to protecting your privacy, and the steps we take to ensure it.

We collect certain Personal Information, or information that could be used to identify you, such as names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers, or email addresses, when that information is voluntarily submitted by our visitors. This information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned or otherwise disclosed to anyone outside of our companies, our service providers, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. We use this information to answer your requests for information or to better understand and respond to your needs. We never share the information collected at www.bariatricadvantage.com with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Aggregated Information

We may use your personal information to generate Aggregated Information that does not allow you to be personally identified or contacted. Aggregated Information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and may be used by Metagenics to provide insight on the usage of the services. For example, we might compile personal information in order to determine the percentage of users that live in a particular geographic area.

Tracking Technology ("Cookies")

Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive when you visit a Web site, in order to track use of the site. Some web sites use cookies to collect data regarding the functionality of the site or to help analyze browsing patterns and use of the site.

This website employs session-based cookies for the management of your shopping cart information.

Children

Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using this site. Our sites are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 18.

Security

We recognize that your privacy is important to you. We employ security measures, such as those described below, in order to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal Information under our control.

Technical measures to protect your privacy include, in many instances, the use of passwords and the support of encryption technology in order to ensure the privacy and integrity of your Personal Information, and the secure disposal of Personal Information after it is no longer needed for any business purpose. It is important to recognize, however, that no security measures are perfect, and no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure.

You should take precautions in choosing the information you send to us via email and in keeping your password confidential. You will be solely responsible for all uses of your password, even if such uses were not authorized by you. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password, you are responsible for contacting us to request deactivation of your password.

Information Sharing

Access to your Personal Information is restricted to those employees who require access in order to perform their employment duties. Furthermore, all of our employees are required to abide by this Privacy Policy and are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, for breach of its provisions.

We may share your Personal Information with its affiliates, subsidiaries and service providers for purposes related to: (i) providing the services to you; and (ii) providing you with information about products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you (unless you have opted out of receiving such information). Third party service providers are also restricted to only that information that is required to fulfill their obligations, and required to comply with this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Your Personal Information

We strive to ensure the accuracy of any personal information you provide to us online. If you would like to update or review the personal information we may have on file for you, please email your request to us. To assist us in properly updating our files, please include your old and new personal information in your request.

Links to Other Sites

We may provide links to sites not covered by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your Personal Information, so you should check their privacy policies before providing them with such information. We do not collect the Personal Information that you provide to these third parties.

Choice

If you do not wish to receive information about our products, visit the Contact Us area of the Web site, where you may opt out of receiving such information.

Changes

We will remain committed to our underlying goal of protecting your privacy. From time to time, we may update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law or the services that we offer. If we make any material changes to our policy, we will prominently note such changes to this Privacy Policy. Similarly, in the event either Metagenics, Inc. or Catalina Lifesciences, Inc. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its products or assets, your personal information will likely be transferred. We will post any such changes in the control of your personal information to this web page.

You are advised to review this page regularly for any changes.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the practices of Metagenics, Inc. or Catalina Lifesciences, Inc. or our products or services please contact us.

Updated and Effective April 5, 2012.

Bariatric Advantage Copyright Policy & Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting Metagenics' Web site. The content, arrangement and layout of this site, including, but not limited to, the trademarks and text, are proprietary to Metagenics, and should not be copied, imitated, reproduced, displayed, distributed, or transmitted without the express permission of Metagenics. Any unauthorized use of the content, arrangement or layout of the site, or the trademarks found in the site may violate civil or criminal laws, including, but not limited to, copyright and trademark laws.

The information provided in this web site may not be construed as medical advice. It is merely for educational purposes and its accuracy is not guaranteed. Please consult with your physician or other medical care provider regarding any healthcare questions you may have.

INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

Bariatric Advantage Customer Information

Information for Patients

Bariatric Advantage has been exclusively designed for use by the bariatric patient both pre and post surgery. The products were professionally formulated with input by experienced Bariatric Surgeons and well respected nutritional experts.

Did you know that nutritional deficiencies of vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, retinal, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, pyrodoxine, sereum antioxidants, vitamin B complex, Zinc, and other key nutritional markers exist in obese patients prior to surgery?

Were you also aware that some of these deficiencies may have been induced by drugs like Antihypertensives, Antidiabetic Agents, Anti-inflammatories, and Bile Acid Sequestrants?

Information for Physicians

Bariatric Advantage is enjoying a successful implementation of our advanced nutritional supplement line in Surgical Practices and Support Groups around the country. This line has been professionally formulated with key research and development offered from practicing Bariatric Surgeons, well known and respected Naturopathic Doctors, and Support Group Directors.

To better understand our product offering and programming, please contact us directly at: (800) 898-6888.

Bariatric Advantage Return Policy

Returns, Refunds, Shipping, Other

Bariatric Advantage 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Your complete satisfaction is our goal. We are committed to providing you with quality products and outstanding customer service to support your life-long nutritional health. However, should our products or service ever fail to meet your expectations, we are committed to ensuring your satisfaction.

Our return policy is simple and it is the same for Opened and Unopened packages:

  • If, within 60 days of your purchase, you return a product (whether opened or unopened), we will issue a full refund.
  • You will not be charged a restocking fee on your return.
  • Your return must be accompanied by a Return Authorization (RA) number. Prior to returning your product, log onto your online account or contact Patient Support to obtain your RA number.
  • Your refund will be processed in the same method as your original payment, once the product is received by Bariatric Advantage; refund will be processed within 4 weeks.
  • We cannot accept returns of expired or discontinued product.
  • You are responsible only for the shipping charge to return the product (a $5 flat fee).

You may process your return by logging onto your Bariatric Advantage online account or by calling Bariatric Advantage Patient Support (800) 898-6888.

Patients who place orders at their practitioners’ offices should handle returns through their practitioners, not through Bariatric Advantage.

Patients who place orders with a practitioner via the practitioner’s online store should handle their returns either online or by calling BA Patient Support.

The above Policy applies to products purchased directly from Bariatric Advantage by North American retail customers after August 1, 2019. Bariatric Advantage reserves the right to administer and interpret the Policy in its sole discretion. The Policy is subject to change without notice.

Shipping Policy

  • Packages are shipped using either the United States Postal Service (USPS) or FedEx. Each of these two methods of shipment offers its own unique delivery confirmation and tracking system. Once the third-party carrier has accepted the package for shipment, Bariatric Advantage is not responsible for transit time or for compensation for lost or stolen product. Any concerns regarding shipment or delivery should be submitted to the appropriate third-party carrier
  • Orders sent via USPS generally arrive within 3-5 business days. Orders sent via FedEx have a delivery time of between 1 to 5 business days, depending on the recipient’s address and the level of FedEx service elected.
  • Orders are subject to payment processing time of twenty-four (24) hours before product is actually shipped.
  • FedEx Next Day Air orders will not arrive on Saturday or Sunday.
  • FedEx Next Day Air orders placed after 10:00 am (Pacific time) will be shipped out the next business day.
  • Bariatric Advantage’s hours of operation are 6:00 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific time), Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Products ordered during non-business hours will be processed the next business day.
  • Shipments to destinations outside the continental United States may take longer than the above delivery times.

Other Policies

  • The Bariatric Advantage Monthly Re-Order program recipients may be subject to additional fees if the credit card information on file, at the time of processing, is declined on more than one occasion.
  • Any attempted fraudulent use of discounts, applied to an order, may result in additional fees for compensation of dollar values lost.

 

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