Last Updated: September 5, 2017
Information We Collect
The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:
Site Use Information
Our web servers may collect the IP address of visitors to our Website. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on a Website, pages viewed, etc. We may use this information to measure the use of our Websites and to improve the content we offer. We may share with third parties this experiential information or other data on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.
We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser.
Information You Provide to Us
Before you can utilize some portions of our Website, we may require that you register and provide us with your contact information and generate a password. This registration information may be used, for example, for identification purposes, to communicate with you regarding your account with us or to facilitate the functioning of our Website. If you provide us with a telephone number, you expressly agree that we, or our authorized agents, can use that number to contact your about your account, or about chILD and its associated activities. If you provide us with your email address, you agree that we, or our authorized agents, can send you emails about your account, or about chILD and its associated activities.
We may keep any information that you provide to us indefinitely.
Social Networking Activities
Our Website includes the ability for you and other users to link to social networking websites. As a result, we receive information about you when you choose to post or otherwise share information about our Website on these social networking websites. We may use such information about you in a variety of ways, including to administer a Website and enhance your experience with a Website, and to communicate with you about a Website and new offerings or activities associated with the Website. We may keep all of this information indefinitely.
When you engage in any financial transaction through our Website, you will be asked to provide certain of your financial information, such as your credit card and billing address. Unless you register with the Website, we will only keep this information as long as necessary to complete the transaction or series of recurring transactions authorized by you.
Opting Out of Communications
If you no longer want to receive emails from chILD on a going-forward basis, you may opt out of receiving emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those email you receive. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing using the above methods, please contact us directly at the email or address listed below under Contact.
Please allow ample time for us to process your request. However, please note that even if you opt out from receiving emails, we will send you service-related communications and may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.
Disclosing Information to Third Parties
We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any of the personally identifiable information that we collect about you through our Websites, except in any of the following situations:
- You request or authorize the release of your personal information.
- We may use the information we collect from you to fulfill your requests, manage the Websites, communicate with you about membership, registrations, products, services, events and education, and conduct research and analysis.
- We may disclose information that we collect about you to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Website, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us. We may also disclose information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
- We may provide your information to our partners and sponsors, so as to provide access to benefits and communicate important information about them.
- We may share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Websites or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.
To help protect the privacy of data you transmit through our Website, where personally identifiable information is requested, we use technology designed to encrypt the information that you input before it is sent to us. In addition, we take steps to protect the user data we collect against unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the Website are run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.
While we take steps to protect your personal information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You can help to maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your account information and password with anyone. The chILD Foundation cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Website, and therefore you use our Website at your own risk.
Links to Other Websites
If you are under the age of 18, please do not use or access the Website in any way. We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from any child under the age of 18. It is not our intention to collect personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. [If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under the age of 18, we will promptly delete such information from our databases.
Access from Outside the United States
If you access the Website from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States and maintained indefinitely, which may involve the transfer of information out of countries located in the European Economic Area. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.
Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Foundation
311 Elm Street
Cincinnati OH 45202