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Privacy Policy

The Center for Health Affairs is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The Center for Health Affairs website and governs data collection and usage. By using the The Center for Health Affairs website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Center for Health Affairs collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Center for Health Affairs also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Center for Health Affairs. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by The Center for Health Affairs for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Center for Health Affairs website.

Please keep in mind if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Center for Health Affairs public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Center for Health Affairs does not read any of your private online communications.

The Center for Health Affairs encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from The Center for Health Affairs so you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Center for Health Affairs is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the The Center for Health Affairs and The Center for Health Affairs family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

The Center for Health Affairs collects and uses your personal information to operate the The Center for Health Affairs website and deliver the services you have requested. The Center for Health Affairs also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Center for Health Affairs and its affiliates. The Center for Health Affairs may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Center for Health Affairs does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Center for Health Affairs may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e.g., email, name, address, and telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Center for Health Affairs may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Center for Health Affairs, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Center for Health Affairs does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Center for Health Affairs keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within The Center for Health Affairs, in order to determine what The Center for Health Affairs services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Center for Health Affairs to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Center for Health Affairs websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Center for Health Affairs or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Center for Health Affairs; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Center for Health Affairs, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Center for Health Affairs website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Center for Health Affairs pages, or register with The Center for Health Affairs site or services, a cookie helps The Center for Health Affairs to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Center for Health Affairs website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Center for Health Affairs features you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Center for Health Affairs services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Center for Health Affairs secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Center for Health Affairs secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The Center for Health Affairs will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Center for Health Affairs encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Center for Health Affairs is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Center for Health Affairs welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Center for Health Affairs has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Center for Health Affairs at julie.cox@chanet.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.