- On the Site; and
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Site or other users of the Site.
Aricca Van Citters
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Level 5, WTRB; 1 Medical Center Drive; Lebanon NH 03756
Children Under the Age of 13:
This website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Elizabeth.A.O’Donnell@dartmouth.edu.
I. Information Collected About You and How We Collect It
A. Definitions and General Method of Data Collection
- Information that You Provide to Us
If you choose to register or update an existing member profile, or access certain functionality on the Site, you may be required to submit certain personal data to us. Such personal data would include information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, phone number, email address or any other information this website collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law.
- Information that We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
Even if you do not register with or provide any personally identifiable information to us, we collect automatically-generated information about your use of this Site. Information that is collected automatically consists of data that will not be used to identify or contact you but that is about you and/or about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access this Site and its operating system, information collected through various automatic tracking technologies, and usage details of your visits to the Site, such as the content that you view, resources that you access and use, and the websites that you visit immediately before and after this website. More information on the information we collect via automatic data collection technologies is set out below.
C. Business or Proprietary Information via Email
D. Updating/Removing Information You have Provided to Us
E. Automatic Data Collection Technology
As you navigate through and interact with this website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect usage data from you.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personally identifiable information, but we may maintain it or associate it with your personal data, which we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve this website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
- Store information about user preferences; and
- Recognize you when you return to this website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection include cookies and, in the future may include web beacons.
- Web Beacons are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the identification number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.
F.Obtaining Your Consent to Cookies and other Device Identifying Technologies
Most computer browsers are initially set to accept Cookies. Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of this website may not work properly.
Collection of non-identifiable, usage data by third parties
G. Our Response to Do-Not-Track Signals
We do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals as there is no common set of standards for responding to them.
II. How Information Collected About You Is Used
A. We do not release, trade, or sell any individually identifiable information gathered from users of this website to third parties. We may disclose, without restriction, aggregated information about our users.
- To present our website and its contents to you;
- To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us;
- To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide your information;
- To administer your account and ensure your registration to this website;
- To notify you about changes to our website or any services we offer or provide through it;
- To allow you to participate in the interactive features on our website;
- To connect you with third party products or services as requested by you;
- To respond to inquiries that you send to us and to send you administrative communications about this website or services;
- To obtain your feedback about this website or our offerings, statistically analyze user behavior and activity, and consequently, improve our website and related services;
- To send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities;
- To extend a personal invitation to you to participate in studies or projects for research purposes. (See Section C below); and
- To restore the website in case of any server failure, other technical error, or to carry out future developments to the website for which we would need an up-to-date database of user information.
C. Research and Measurement Activities
Information collected about you may be used to extend personal invitations to you to participate in research studies or projects related to this website or its broader, related goals. You are always free to decline to participate in any research study or project when contacted. Such research may be published by us without any personal identifiers such as names and email addresses. User information may also be used by us and our contractors as critical feedback for improving website content and accessibility.
We may report aggregate information, which cannot be identified back to an individual user of this website, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information with any third parties except as described in Sections D and E below.
D. Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties
We may release personally identifiable information to third parties only as follows:
- To comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order;
- In special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property, or to defend or assert legal rights;
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and
E. Disclosures to Our Contractors
F. Disclosures to Third Party Websites
III. Data Security and Storage
A. Data Security
The security of your information is important to us and we strive to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information. When you enter personal data, we will use technology for encryption of that information that may include Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) connections technology, which is the current industry standard.
B. Data Storage
We will retain your information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time, you can remove your personal data or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our servers. We will also retain your information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal data. Despite our efforts to protect your privacy, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
IV. Changes to This Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective Date: 3/26/21
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