Effective Date: November 1, 2014
How We Collect and Use Your Information
We collect personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information from you in a number of ways. "Personally identifiable information" is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address (or other information that is associated by us with such above information), and non-personally identifiable information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data.
We use this information to understand better how visitors use our website, research our visitors' demographics, interests, and behavior, provide visitors with customized services and information, improve our promotional and outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes. In addition, we may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you, through e-mail, postal mail, text messaging, and other means, and send you information regarding the Center and our partners, and the issues as to which we aim to increase public awareness.
You may choose to opt-out of receiving information from us at any point.
We and our authorized designees collect information through the servers for this website, cookies and other technologies. In general, we automatically gather certain information about our website visitors. This information includes the number and frequency of your visits, the URL of the last and next website you visit, your browser and operating system, your IP address, how long you spend on our website and what pages you view here.
We will not allow other third parties to place any cookies, web beacons or other similar devices on our website. We do not control such devices that may be placed on our website by third parties. We are not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to this website, including their privacy policies or information collection practices.
Other Collection Methods
We also collect personally identifiable information from you as follows:
E-mail Newsletter and Updates: If you sign up on this website to receive our e-mail newsletter and updates, we will collect, store and use your e-mail address to send you such information from the Center. We will also collect and store your name, as well as other personally identifiable information you may opt to provide to us, such as your postal address and telephone number. If you provide us with your mobile phone number, we will use it to send you text messages from the Center.
Text messages: If you sign up to receive text messages from us, we will collect, store and use your mobile phone number to send you such messages from the Center. We will also collect and store your name, as well as other personally identifiable information you may opt to provide to us, such as your e-mail and postal address. If you provide us with your e-mail address, we will use it to send you e-mail newsletters and updates from the Center.
User Accounts: If you sign up for a user account, to participate on our Blog or in other features we offer, we will collect and store certain personally identifiable information about you, including your name and e-mail address, and any other information you choose to provide to us. Your user account information will be visible to designated staff members of the Center and our third-party website-services vendor, but not to other registered users or website visitors (except to the extent you voluntarily provide any such information when you post your comments). When you register for a user account, you will also be registered to receive e-mail updates, e-mail newsletters and text messages from the Center.
User Comments and Content: Please be aware that any personal information you provide in connection with comments you contribute to the Center Blog, videos you upload to our website, or other interactive features we may offer will be visible to other users and website visitors.
User Letters and Articles: If you use any of the interactive forms we offer to draft articles or letters to officials, editors, or other recipients, we will collect and store your name, e-mail address, postal address, and any other personally identifiable information you may opt to provide. We will use this information to help you draft your article or letter, and to send you e-mail updates, e-mail newsletters and text messages from the Center.
Grants: If you wish to submit an initial inquiry form to submit an unsolicited grant concept to the Center, you may choose to provide us with information that could be personally identifiable. Any personally identifiable information you provide to us in this regard will be viewed by the Center only for the purpose of evaluating your application and/or responding to your grant-related inquiry.
Job Opportunities: You may choose to apply for employment or an internship position with the Center through online application forms we may provide or by sending us, by e-mail or otherwise, a resume and letter (containing personally identifiable information). Any information you provide to us in this regard will be viewed by the Center only for the purpose of evaluating your application and/or responding to your employment-related inquiry.
Other Communications: You may choose to contact the Center by e-mail or otherwise, with other inquiries or to provide comments. Any personally identifiable information you provide in connection with such inquiries or comments will be collected and used by the Center for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiries or comments.
How We Share Your Information
We may share non-personally identifiable information we collect for a variety of purposes. For instance, we may disclose aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about our website visitors and registered users to organizations or individuals that have provided us with funding or with which we have other relationships, for informational purposes.
We will not otherwise share your personally identifiable information, except as required by law, requested by governmental entity or law enforcement authority, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law (including relating to intellectual property, fraud, contracts and privacy) or may expose us to liability. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any of your information in such circumstances.
How We Protect Your Information
You should be aware, however, that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, and there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your personally identifiable information. You use our website and send us such information at your own risk.
Accessing, Correcting and Making Choices About Your Information
We wish to maintain your information accurately, and to allow you to make choices about how we use it.
If you have created a user account with us, you may access and update your information, and indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving certain communications from us, via the account settings page at [create and insert link to account settings page with opt-out boxes for e-mail communications (such as newsletters and updates) and text messages, "other than responses to your specific requests or communications pertaining to your user account or your use of our services"].
You can also e-mail us at email@example.com or write to us at Privacy, Peterson Center on Healthcare, 888-C Eighth Avenue, Box #144, New York, NY 10019, to notify us of any errors or changes, or to indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving certain communications from us (such as our e-mail newsletters and updates or text messages).
Please be advised that such opt-outs will not apply to our use of your personally identifiable information for other purposes, such as responding to your subsequent requests for information or services and communicating with you about your user account.
Our Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Our website is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If you believe that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Privacy, Peterson Center on Healthcare, 888-C Eighth Avenue, Box #144, New York, NY 10019, or call us at (212) 542-9200.
We make no claim that our website is appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States. Furthermore, our databases are located in the United States. If you access this website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations regarding online conduct and website access. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.
© November 1, 2014, Peter G. Peterson Foundation