Privacy Policy

California Association for Health Services at Home
Website Privacy and Security Policy for www.cahsah.org


Last revised: October 2, 2008

General

This statement (?Policy?) outlines the policies and practices of the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) regarding the collection of personal information from visitors to its website and how it may use and disclose that information.
We encourage you to read this Policy before using our website. Your use of the website signifies that you agree with all terms of this Policy, so please do not use our website if you disagree with any part of this Policy.


Links to External Sites

CAHSAH has no control over links that are external to this website and makes no representation as to the quality, accuracy, or content of any information provided by such links. These links are not intended to be comprehensive. Inclusion of links to external sources on this website does not imply endorsement by CAHSAH of any products, services, or information presented in these external sites, nor does CAHSAH make any representations as to the accuracy of the information contained on them.

This Policy describes only the privacy practices applicable to the CAHSAH website found at www.cahsah.org, and does not apply to websites found at other locations, including any websites linked to the CAHSAH website or websites operated by entities affiliated with CAHSAH. CAHSAH has no control over the privacy practices of external Web sites. The user should read and understand the policies of all websites with respect to their privacy practices. For information concerning privacy practices of websites operated by other entities, including CAHSAH-affiliated entities, please consult the privacy policies posted at those websites.


What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?

CAHSAH may collect personal information about you (such as your name, postal address, telephone number and email address) that you provide voluntarily. You ordinarily are not required to register or provide personal information in order to access the public section of our website, but the members section of the website does require registration. CAHSAH will use your personal information only as permitted by this Policy.

CAHSAH may collect personal information online for all legal purposes, which include, but are not limited to:
Name, email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, information for annual conference and educational programs, and information for annual memberships. Other areas which collect similar information are: classified ads, ?contact us?, message boards, and product orders.

CAHSAH does not collect or store credit card information on its website or in its database. All electronic monetary transactions are performed on our third party secure payment processor?s website. This third party processor, Authorize.net, uses state of the art SSL encryption security.


When do we disclose the personal information we collect?

Except as provided herein, CAHSAH will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties.

We may disclose personal information you have provided through our website to persons or companies that we retain to carry out activities for which you have registered or in which you have otherwise asked to participate. We also will disclose personal information if required by law, including compliance with warrants, subpoenas, or other legal process.

CAHSAH also may offer you the opportunity to receive email updates and announcements concerning our services to the profession and the public. Personal information you have provided to CAHSAH may be used to facilitate those communications.

It is CAHSAH?s policy that persons and companies to which it discloses personal information must restrict their use of such information to the purposes of their contracts with CAHSAH and not disclose that information to others. CAHSAH cannot be responsible, however, for any damages caused by the failure of unaffiliated third parties to honor their privacy obligations to CAHSAH. Similarly, CAHSAH is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of unaffiliated entity websites that are linked to its website.

CAHSAH may provide personal and other information to a purchaser or successor entity in connection with the sale of CAHSAH or substantially all of the assets of the CAHSAH.


Special Note for Parents

CAHSAH takes seriously its obligations under the Children?s Online Privacy Protection Act concerning the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. The CDA website is not directed to children and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. However, where appropriate, CAHSAH will specifically instruct children not to submit personal information to our website and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure that we obtain parental consent to such submission.

Parents should be aware that information that is voluntarily given by children or others in chat sessions, email exchanges, bulletin boards or the like may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited email or other contacts. CAHSAH encourages all parents to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of the Internet.


How do we protect your personal information?

CAHSAH takes measures to prevent unauthorized intrusion to its website and the alteration, acquisition or misuse of personal information by unauthorized persons. Notably, credit card information submitted by users of our website is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (?SSL?) or other encryption mechanisms. However, CAHSAH cautions visitors to its website that no network, including the Internet, is entirely secure. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible for loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition of personal information provided to our website, or for any damages resulting from such loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition.


What other information do we collect?

When you access and interact with our website, we may collect certain information often referred to as ?clickstream data.? Such data may include the type of Internet browser and operating system you are using, the pages and information you accessed on our website, the total time spent on our website, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. Clickstream data will not be used to identify you personally and will not be associated or correlated with any website visitor in a personally-identifiable manner.


Information placed automatically on your computer - Cookies

When you view our website, we may store certain information on your computer. This information may be in the form of a small text file called a ?cookie? that can help us improve your experience with our website in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. Notably, our website uses cookies to help understand which parts of our website are most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus.

Also, where specific programs associated with our website require a user ID and password, you may have the option of requesting that we save your user ID and password so that you will not have to reenter that information the next time you access the website. This function is accomplished by the placement of a cookie.

With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Please be aware, however, that some features and programs of our website may be unavailable to you if cookies are erased or blocked.

Some uses of cookies in connection with our website may be under the control of unaffiliated entities that CAHSAH retains for the management of certain programs and fulfillment of specific visitor/customer requests. CAHSAH cannot be responsible for third party uses of cookies.


Offline vs. Online Practices

This Policy applies solely to CAHSAH?s information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with its website and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.


How can you ask questions about our Privacy Policy and access your personal information?

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, wish to access your personal information or request that we not use your personal information for a particular purpose, please call 866-4-CAHSAH or email info@cahsah.org.


Changes to this Policy

This Policy is the sole authorized statement of the CAHSAH?s practices with respect to the collection of personal information through CAHSAH?s website and the subsequent use and disclosure of such information. Any summaries of this Policy generated by third party software or otherwise (for example, in connection with the ?Platform for Privacy Preferences? or ?P3P?) shall have no legal effect, are in no way binding upon CAHSAH, shall not be relied upon in substitute for this Policy, and neither supersede nor modify this Policy.

CAHSAH may revise this Policy from time to time. You should bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version of this Policy. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by checking the ?Last Revised? legend at the top of the Policy. By accessing this website you agree to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your use and access.

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