Effective: September 1, 2014
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We collect two types of information (“Information”):
§ “Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify an individual, such as name, email address, organization name, postal address or telephone number.
§ “General Information” is information about an individual’s online activity that, alone, cannot be used to identify him or her, such as the type of browser and operating system used to access the Site.
The Personal Information that we collect from or about you depends on the nature of your activities. For example:
· When you register with In the Loop, you may provide Personal Information, such as your first and last name, mailing address, email address, phone number and biography.
· You may submit comments in our community forums (i.e. our “See all Posts” section) and during webchats that include your Personal Information.
DATA COLLECTION TOOLS AND DO NOT TRACK INFORMATION
We may collect Information automatically by using cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed onto a computer’s hard drive to distinguish a user at a website. Cookies help to improve users’ experience on the Site by, for example, recognizing you when you return to the Site. Cookies may be either permanent or temporary. A temporary (or session) cookie is placed on your computer during your visit to a website and is deleted when the web browser is closed and/or computer is turned off. A permanent (or persistent) cookie means a cookie that remains on a hard drive until deleted. The cookies that we currently use do not enable us to access or retrieve Personal Information.
Depending on which web browser you use, you may have the option to accept or deny cookies. (see, for example, http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/dnt/, http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11952, http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/browser/donottrack.) Disabling cookies through your web browser may adversely affect your use and experience of the Site.
(2) “Do Not Track” Information
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals the website that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Many web browsers’ “Preferences,” “Tools” or similar menu option will explain how to enable or disable the Do Not Track signal. This Site, however, is not set up to respond to Do Not Track signals.
(3) Tracking by Third Parties
This Site does not allow third parties to use the Site to track users over time and across third party websites.
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION?
We use your Information to operate the Site. For example, we may use your Information to:
§ respond to your requests, such as when you contact us for help or request information from or about us;
§ customize, analyze, adjust and improve the Site to better meet your needs;
§ provide you with information that we think may interest you, such as newsletters or educational materials;
§ enforce our agreements with you, including the Site’s Terms and Conditions.
§ prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities; and
§ protect the safety and security of users of the Site.
HOW DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION?
We may disclose Information in the following ways:
· To Affiliates and Partners: In limited instances, we may share Information with our affiliates and strategic partners. For example, we may share your name with a lead assister in your state to inform him/her of your participation in In the Loop;
· Fulfillment of Services: We may retain third-parties to perform functions on our behalf, such as web hosting or data analyses companies. These third parties may have access to Information needed to perform their functions;
· Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection: We may disclose any Information, including Personal Information, as we deem necessary, in our sole discretion and without your prior permission, to comply with a subpoena, regulations, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information in order to protect or defend our rights or property, even without a subpoena, warrant or other court order;
· Infringement. We may disclose Information when responding to a claim of copyright infringement.
CHILDREN UNDER AGE 13
We have implemented reasonable security measures in order to protect Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These security measures include administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect all Information that we process. Please note, however, that no transmission of data over the Internet is completely secure. Third parties not under the control of NHeLP and Community Catalyst may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications containing Information. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of Information.
GOVERNING LAW / TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Under California law, if a California resident has provided personal information to a business in connection with an established business relationship and if that business has within the immediately preceding calendar year disclosed such resident’s personal information to a third party knowing or having reason to know that the third party used such resident’s personal information for its direct marketing purposes, then that business must disclose in writing to such resident upon request what personal information was disclosed and with whom it was shared.
U.S. Postal Mail:
In the Loop
c/o National Health Law Program
1444 I Street NW, Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005