Privacy

The National Forum’s privacy policy

The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (National Forum; http://www.hearthealthystrokefree.org) is committed to maintaining the privacy of its users. We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise transfer e-mail lists or personal information with other people or organizations for marketing or other purposes.

The Policy Depot (http://www.policydepot.org), a website administered by the National Forum, is provided as a service to its members and the general public. We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Personally provided information

In order to use the Policy Depot website, you must complete and provide the National Forum with a profile that asks a number of questions related to your personal information, work experience (both type of work and location), and interests and beliefs about various non-communicable disease policies.

Personal information means information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, title, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address, picture, and links to your personal website(s) or social network profile(s).

We safeguard the personal information you provide us as follows:

  • User passwords are encrypted
  • Facility-wide security includes guards on premise, video cameras throughout, bullet-resistant glass, biometric hand-scan into man-trap controlled entrance/exit
  • Operations Center houses a certified staff, state-of-the-art tools and real-time monitoring
  • Fully redundant power system includes continuous power supply, multiple generators, and fuel purchase agreements
  • Facility-wide fire suppression technologies include an early warning detection system, fire detectors, gas system, double pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system
  • Environmental Monitoring system for air conditioning, water detection and humidity control
  • Secure Cabinets with regulated power and dedicated Internet connections

We do not share your personal information with third parties except as required to provide the service or information you request, or except as may be required by law or government authorities, or to protect against fraud or for other lawful purpose.

Aggregate information

Personal information may be compiled in aggregate by the National Forum and used for research or marketing purposes (for example, to provide a geographic breakdown of users interested in a specific policy). By using the Policy Depot website, you agree to our collection of personal information and compilation and use of aggregate information as described in this privacy policy.

Information automatically collected and stored

When you use a website, certain information about your visit can be collected. The National Forum automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your visit, but this information does not identify you personally:

  • The name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an America Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University’s domain).
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site.
  • The date and time of your visit.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The address of the website you came from, if you were referred from another site, such as a search engine.

We use this information to analyze the traffic on our site, to find out about general user interest in various areas, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We track the keywords that are entered into our search engine and the terms selected to browse and filter information in order to measure interest in specific topics but we do not monitor which terms a particular user enters.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you access a site and stored in your computer’s memory or hard drive. The National Forum uses cookies on the Policy Depot website to provide you with a better user experience on the website. Certain features on the Policy Depot website require cookies to function correctly. If you have cookies disabled, you may not be able to use these features of the site. You can control whether to enable cookies in your browser’s options or preferences.

Links to other sites

The Policy Depot website contains links to information on other websites. We do not have any control over these other websites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites. Those sites are not governed by this privacy policy. If you have questions about how a site uses your information, consult that site’s privacy statement.

Contact information

If you have questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, you can contact us at info@policydepot.org.

Revisions to privacy policy

The National Forum reserves the right to modify or otherwise revise this privacy policy from time to time, by posting such modification or revision on this page. You agree that any such revisions will become effective upon posting, or upon such later date as may be indicated in the revision.

Date: 1 September 2012