Alabama Chapter HFMA - Privacy Statement
Alabama Chapter HFMA is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies to www.alabamahfma.org; it does not apply to other online or offline Alabama Chapter HFMA sites, products or services. Please read the complete www.alabamahfma.org privacy statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering for an Institute or Workshop, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site, signing up for an event or training. Personal information collected by www.alabamahfma.org often is limited to Name, Title, Organization, e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as making a purchase in the Shop area of the Web site, we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, credit card number and other information needed to provide the service you requested.
When you register for an event or training, we may ask you to register electronically. We keep this registration information on file with any information you've already given us on previous visits to our Web site.
www.alabamahfma.org may also collect certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of www.alabamahfma.org
www.alabamahfma.org also collects information about which pages our customers visit within www.alabamahfma.org. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.
www.alabamahfma.org uses proprietary authentication details for its registration and authentication service. When you sign in to this site using www.alabamahfma.org's authentication service, you will be asked to provide your assigned userid and a password to sign you in. This same authentication service sign-in allows you to access many other participating web pages and services.
Use of your Personal Information
- We use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
- To deliver services, such as newsletters, events and training that you request or purchase.
- To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
- To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services from Alabama Chapter HFMA, if you so request.
- To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.
- We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of www.alabamahfma.org, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Alabama Chapter HFMA may disclose your personal information 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 Alabama Chapter HFMA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Alabama Chapter HFMA and its family of Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Alabama Chapter HFMA employees, users of Alabama Chapter HFMA products or services, or members of the public.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Alabama Chapter HFMA or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Alabama Chapter HFMA abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, www.alabamahfma.org will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want www.alabamahfma.org to communicate with you.
www.alabamahfma.org occasionally allows other companies and/or professional associations to offer our registered customers information about their products and services, using postal mail only. If you do not want to receive these offers, you should reply to the same email stating, "REMOVE" as the subject of the email.
www.alabamahfma.org may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.
Security of your Personal Information
www.alabamahfma.org is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
Alabama Chapter HFMA.com is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a www.alabamahfma.org Web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on www.alabamahfma.org; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about www.alabamahfma.org Web site usage. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the www.alabamahfma.org Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
Changes to this Statement
www.alabamahfma.org will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, www.alabamahfma.org will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.
Alabama HFMA may provide interactive forums, chat rooms, news groups, bulletin boards and other interactive areas ("Interactive Areas") on the site. If you use any of the Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. ALABAMA HFMA does not assume any responsibility for the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any material posted on any Interactive Area, or of consequences of any Interactive Area communications on or arising from use of the site. Likewise, ALABAMA HFMA does not assume any responsibility for messages posted on the site and forwarded to third parties. IN CASES WHERE YOU FEEL THREATENED OR BELIEVE SOMEONE ELSE IS IN DANGER, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IMMEDIATELY.
Alabama HFMA reserves the right, but is not obligated to record the dialogue in public chat rooms. ALABAMA HFMA does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users, or any other person or entity. If notified by a user of communication(s) which are allegedly improper, ALABAMA HFMA may, but is not obligated to, investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s). ALABAMA HFMA reserves the right but is not obligated to remove or edit communications posted on the site without notice. In addition to the removal rights described above, ALABAMA HFMA reserves the right to terminate a user's access to any or all Interactive Areas at any time, with or without notice, in the exercise of its sole discretion.
Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2003 - 10:00 a.m. Central Time