The Parkinson’s Association is committed to protecting your privacy. As such, and to guard against fraud or misuse of your confidential information, we strictly adhere to all federal and state requirements regarding secure data storage and consumer protection law. Additionally, we do not generate, rent or sell mailing lists and will never share your personal information with any third parties.
The information you provide is used to deliver services and to keep you informed of the Association’s activities, including special events and other fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Please call 858-273-6763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your request to be removed from our distribution lists.
The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used.
Information Collection and Use
We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Parkinson's Associaiton collects information from our visitors at several different points on our website. Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for events, seminars, workshops, and informational e-mailings.
Our registration forms are often linked to our mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to send information about our company, programs, and services as requested by our visitors. Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the Choice/Opt-Out section below).
Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for commercial uses. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so they can assist us in serving you (for example, customer service and technical support, which is provided by our web hosting company, www.HostGator.com). Our contracts specifically prohibit the use of any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information provided to them.
We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with law enforcement authorities to comply with a legal process such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other law enforcement request.
Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our website. Among these are “cookies”, a piece of information that our website provides to your browser when you visit our site. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of visitors linked directly with our website, or to track point of entry to point of registration for those signing up for workshops or seminars, our monthly newsletter, etc. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage to determine areas visitors prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.
If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site. However, you may have limited access to some areas within the site. We may access and set cookies using web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons provide useful information regarding our site such as which pages are being viewed by our visitors. When we send you an email, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails.
When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response which allows us to customize our communications with you. We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site.
Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized web experience, assist you with customer service and technical support, and to diagnose problems with our server. Some of our pages provide links to third-party websites, such as national Parkinson’s Associations and/or other Parkinson’s websites we may be affiliated with, or websites providing valuable information on Parkinson’s research and treatment options.
Because The Parkinson's Association does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from access, loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration.
When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, provided by www.Comodo.com. The Parkinson's Association also takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among its employees.
Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
The Parkinson's Association provides its visitors the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out, or change preferences via a link in the footer of our email messages. These options are made available when you sign-up for our informational email campaigns and in email messages delivered from our website.
Send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 858-273-6763 to have your personal information deleted from our database.
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