We collect personal information from you in a number of ways. Personal information that we receive from you, such as your name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address (or other information that is associated by us with such information), and personal information that we collect about you from the following sources: your social media interactions with us, your submission of an Initial Inquiry Form to the Center in connection with unsolicited grants, your submission of our online forms for employment or internship positions with the Center, and your use of our Site during which we may collect technical information and information about your visit (as set out below in the “Website Visits” section).
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
We and our authorized designees collect information through the servers for the Site, cookies and other technologies. In general, we automatically gather certain information about our Site visitors, including 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 Site and what pages you view here.
We will not allow third parties other than our affiliates or service providers to place any cookies, web beacons or other similar devices on our Site. We do not control such devices that may be placed on our Site by third parties. We are not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to the Site, including their privacy policies or information collection practices.
We may disclose aggregate and anonymized information about our Site 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 may share your personal information in certain circumstances:
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 Site at your own risk.
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary for the purpose for which that information was collected and to the extent permitted by applicable laws. When we no longer need to use your personal information, we will remove it from our systems and records and/or take steps to anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it (unless we need to keep your information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations to which we are subject).
We wish to maintain your information accurately, and to allow you to make choices about how we use it.
You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:
You can make a request to exercise any of these rights in relation to your personal information by contacting us as indicated below in the “Contact Us” section.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws. Please click here for a list of local data protection authorities in the EEA countries.
We do not track our visitors over time or across third party websites to provide targeted advertising, and therefore do not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. However, some third party websites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such websites, your browser allows you to set the DNT signal so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked. You should consult the help pages of your browser to learn how to set your preferences so that websites do not track you.
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Our Site 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 personal information from anyone under 13 (or under the legal age of majority set out under applicable data protection laws) without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personal 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, P.O. Box 144, New York, NY 10019, or call us at (212) 542-9200.
We make no claim that our Site 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 Site 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 access. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.