HEALTH TECH WITHOUT BORDERS
LAST UPDATED: January 17, 2023
At HTWB, we share your concerns about privacy. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for all HTWB web pages.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Use of Information
We may use the information we collect in the following ways:
Send you requested information
Provide you with a requested service
Respond to requests
Respond to your questions and concerns
Send you marketing communications or advertisements and newsletters
Improve our website or services
Personalize your web or service experience
To protect against fraud, and insure confidentiality and security
Sharing of Information
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise share your personal information with third parties without first providing you notice and choice. Indeed, if you are signing up to volunteer, while you may provide your information to HTWB, we will direct that you contact the third party organizations to whom we may refer you and we will not share your information with them.
We may provide your personal information to agents or service providers acting on our behalf for limited purposes. For example, we may share personal information with our agents or service providers to send you email on our behalf. These third parties are authorized to use your personal information only to perform the service they are providing for us.
We may also share your information for the purposes of protecting against fraud, and insure confidentiality and security.
Additionally, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or similar legal process served on our website) and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements.
While HTWB is a non-profit organization, in the event HTWB goes through a corporate transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another similar organization, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any such change in control of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
We log all connections to our web servers. Those log files include your IP address. An IP address is NOT personally identifiable information, but general information about your location, connection to the Internet, and your Internet Service Provider. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Sites. Additionally, we will use your IP address to track your navigation of the Sites and we may use your navigation history in current and future marketing efforts to you and to others.
We care about protecting the security of your personal information, and we have implemented security procedures to protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy. Some of the measures we take are:
• Limiting access to personal information to those employees who are critical to communicating with you and/or processing contributions.
• Implementing appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard against unauthorized access or use.
• Requiring appropriate consents and protections from our business partners before we share any personally identifiable information.
While we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Website cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party. Moreover, where you may be required to use passwords, or other special access features on this Website, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
As you navigate through a website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.
This Website may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our Website, and administer and improve services to our consumers.
A "cookie" is a bit of information that a website sends to your web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
"Session cookies" are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on websites and to collect aggregate statistical information. This Website uses session cookies.
"Persistent cookies" are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., username), helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customizing the website based on your preferences. This Website uses persistent cookies.
"Internet tags" (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. This Website uses Internet tags. "Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream" data) and "Internet Tags" are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This Website uses navigational data.
We may display personal testimonials on our website in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name and city/state of residence. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURES
How do we respond to Web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services?
We currently do not respond to DNT signals in browsers because we do not track individual users across the web.
May other parties collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different websites when they visit www.htwb.org?
PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY ONLINE
The Website is not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Website. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 18 without parental consent. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you believe that we have received information from a child or other person who is not of a majority age in their relevant jurisdiction, please contact us at our email or physical mailing address listed in the “Contact Us” section below and we will take all reasonable efforts to remove the information.
Email us. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Write us. Update your communication preferences by mailing us a letter at: Health Tech Without Borders, PO Box 961560, Boston, MA 02114.