Partnership for a Healthier America, Inc. (“PHA”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) values the protection of individual privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of users of its websites, applications, and other Services. This Privacy Statement describes the ways in which PHA collects, uses, and discloses information about you through www.ahealthieramerica.org and all other PHA websites, applications, and other Services that link to this policy (the “Services”). By using the Services, you consent to the processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Statement, now and as amended by us.
By using the Site, you agree to the data collection, use, disclosure and storage practices described in this Privacy Statement. We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal information, when you choose to provide it to us. Personal information (or personal data) means information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include personal information where the identity has been removed (anonymous personal information). This may include when you contact us with inquiries or otherwise contact us.
Information You Provide to Us
Information You Provide – We, our service providers, and/or organizations partnering with PHA collect any information that you provide when you use the Services, including when you create an account; enter a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion; participate in our bulletin boards or forums; register for events; sign up to receive our electronic newsletters; or otherwise contact us with a question, comment, or request.
The information that you provide us can include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, email address, postal address, date of birth, and information you provide when you contact us.
We and our affiliates may use the information we collect for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:
- Providing you with services or information you request;
- Facilitating your participation in various PHA services as specified on the Services, or as otherwise specified at the time you provide your information;
- validating users of the Services;
- Providing you with information about the Services or required notices;
- delivering marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements related to PHA, the services that PHA provides, or our sponsors’ or partners’ products or services;
- Allowing us to improve the Services and the services we provide, such as by better tailoring our content to our users’ needs and preferences;
- generating and analyzing statistics about your use of the Services; and
We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Services or elsewhere for any of these purposes.
Information Collected From Other Sources
We may obtain information about you from other sources, including social networks that you use to connect with Us. If you use a third party service to login, link to us, or communicate with us (such as a social network), we may receive certain information about you from the third party based on your registration and privacy settings on those third party services. This information may include name, user name, demographic information, updated address or contact information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and online activity.
Information Obtained from Third Parties
If you provide us with personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us, for example, if you have agreed to share information with one of our partners, we may add this information to the information we already hold about you.
- Domain Name – through which you access the Internet (for instance, AOL for America Online, or MSN for Microsoft Network, or YAHOO etc.)
- IP address – from the computer or network used to access our website
- Web browser – and operating system used
- Date and time – you accessed our site
- Referral Internet address – of the website from which you clicked to get to our website
- Search terms – used in a search engine (like google.com) that brought you to our website.
We may also use third-party tools or services, such as Google Analytics, to assist us with analyzing and improving the Site and Services. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help use conduct and improve our business.
Tracking Options and California Do Not Track Disclosures.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us.
You may adjust your browser or operating system settings to limit this tracking or to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Services or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Check the “Help” menu of your browser or operating system to learn how to adjust your tracking settings or cookie preferences.
We work with third parties to collect user data through our website or mobile device for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. To learn more about how cookies or other technologies are used to deliver more relevant advertising or to opt out of receiving targeted ads please click here. On your mobile device, you can adjust your privacy and advertising settings to limit your tracking for advertising or control whether you receive more relevant advertising. Note that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track headers or requests from some or all browsers.
Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by sending us an email with your request to email@example.com.
Promotional Offers from Us. If you do not wish to have your email address used by us to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions.
Targeted Advertising. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences, you can opt-out by sending us an email with your request to email@example.com. For this opt-out to function, you must have your browser set to accept all browser cookies.
Combination of Information
We may combine the information we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through our Site, as well as information collected offline or from third party sources to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve our Services. Information Use
We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share the information we collect from and about you as follows:
- To our affiliates;
- To service providers who work on our behalf and who have agreed to use the information solely to carry out the services that they are performing for us, including, but not limited to, outside contractors, auditors, consultants, and other third parties who provide financial or operational activities on PHA’s behalf;
- To our sponsors or other organizations that work with us for the provision of co-branded communications about PHA and our sponsors’ products or services (but we do not share information with our sponsors or other organizations for their own independent marketing activities);
- As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, a court order, a current judicial proceeding, or government reporting obligations;
- To service providers, advisors, and other third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets or in the event PHA goes through bankruptcy;
- As described to you at the point of collection.
In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information
We may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through the Services in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.
We also may share aggregate or anonymous non-personal information with third parties for their marketing or analytics uses. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
If you do not want us to share your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Statement, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Public Forums
Any information you may disclose in ratings or review, on Servicesweb postings, bulletin boards, chat rooms, newsgroups, or other forums which permit users to interact online. Any information you transmit online in such forums is public information and PHA cannot control nor is it responsible for the use any third party may make of such information.
We may contract with third parties to perform functions related to the Services (“Service Providers”). Service Providers will have access to your personal information needed to perform their business functions, but may not use or share that personal information for other purposes. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section §1798.83 permits users of our site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com or write us at Partnership for a Healthier America, 1203 19th Street NW 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a user of our Site, you may request removal of content or information you have publicly posted. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete removal from the Internet of the content or information you posted, and there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal.
We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend our rights or property, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
Links to Other Websites
This Privacy Statement applies only to the Services. The Services may contain links to third-party sites or applications, including social media sites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites or applications. The links to third-party sites from the Services do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the third-party sites.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to safeguard the information we collect from and about You. While we make every effort to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. We do not direct the Services to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of 13.
Data Storage and Retention
Your personal information is stored on servers in the United States or in other countries in accordance with the data storage locations of our third party vendors. You understand and agree that we may collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process the information you provide as described in this Privacy Statement. Your personal information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities or to respond to judicial process in the United States. We will retain your personal information for as long as it is needed to provide you with the Services, or to fulfill any legal or contractual obligations we may have.
Accessing or Modifying Your Personal Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Statement at any time. When we do, we will post the changes on the Site. If we change the Privacy Statement in a material way, we will provide appropriate notice to you. Your continued use of the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Statement shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Statement.
Please also feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about our Privacy Statement or the information practices of the Services.