PRIVACY POLICY

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At Health IT Now, we know you are concerned about your privacy, so we developed this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information (defined below). Read on and we will tell you how this all works.

By using our website, www.healthitnow.org (the “Site”), you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information you agree that you are consenting to our use and disclosure of the information that you provide, and consenting to receive emails or otherwise be contacted, as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Health IT Now Terms of Use. If a term is capitalized and not defined in this Privacy Policy, it is defined in the Health IT Now Terms of Use.

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE UNITED STATES, WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY.

So we are clear about the terminology we are using, when we use the phrase “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. When we use the phrase “Non-Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. Non-Personal Information does not enable identification of or contact with, individual persons.

CHILDREN.

The Site and its content are not directed to children.  Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us.  We do not collect or maintain Personal Information from people we actually know are under 13 years of age. If we learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases and to prevent the user from using the Site.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION.

In general, the Personal Information we gather from you helps us learn more about the use of the Site and provide you with access to the Site in accordance with the Terms of Use.  We collect the following Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily. When you communicate with us by sending us an email, complete online forms, post a comment to an article on our blog, or sign up for our newsletter, we will collect Personal Information like your email address and any information that is contained in your communications with us.   We may store this information to better serve our users. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but be aware that your refusal to provide us with information may limit some features of the Site.  We do all of this to help us in our effort to help you with your use of the Site and to offer you other services as applicable.

INFORMATION COLLECTED VIA TECHNOLOGY.

As you use the Site, we may passively collect certain information related to your use of the Site, including your IP address and data about your web browser and operating system, all of which may be collected and stored on our server logs. We also use cookies and navigational data like URL to collect information about your visit, such as when you visited the Site, how you arrived at our Site, and what you viewed and searched for on the Site. We may use session cookies and persistent cookies, both of which you can disable or remove by changing your web browser’s settings. Note that disabling cookies on the Site may cause some features of the Site to not function properly. Your usage information helps tailor the Site to best suit our users’ needs.

We may contract with online partners to help manage and optimize our organization’s internet presence and communications. For example, we may use the services of a marketing company to help us measure the effectiveness of our branding and how visitors use our Site. To do this, we may use web beacons, clear GIFs and cookies provided by our marketing company on this Site. The information collected helps us learn things like how our message is being spread, what kinds of users our Site attracts, and what kinds of content our users like to see.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES.

We are excited to share information with you, so our Site may contain links to third party websites.  These other websites have their own privacy statements that govern your activities on those sites, and we are not responsible for the content on or privacy practices of such websites you visit once you navigate away from our Site. Providing a link to any other websites does not represent our endorsement of such websites or the content posted on such websites.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION INTERNALLY.

We use Personal Information you give us to provide you access to the Site, respond to your requests, to send you our newsletter, to improve the Site, and to offer you additional information, opportunities, and functionality related to the Site.  We may de-identify your Personal Information and create Non-Personal Information records to analyze usage patterns so that we can enhance our Site, but these records will not be able to be used to identify you individually.  We reserve the right to use and disclose Non-Personal Information to third-parties.

In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information:

(a) to comply with law enforcement, court orders, or the law or to protect our rights or property, prevent crimes, or protect the safety or rights of our users and others,

(b) to third party vendors or service providers who perform services on our behalf,

(c) as part of a merger, consolidation, sale of our assets, bankruptcy, reorganization, or the like, and

(d) in other instances when we have gotten your express permission before disclosure.

Please be aware that when you voluntarily transmit or post comments or Personal Information on public portions of the Site, that information will be displayed to anyone who has access to those postings or transmissions and can be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. We cannot be responsible for Personal Information you voluntarily display, disclose, or distribute on the Site.

SECURITY.

We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Private Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that your Private Information is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. You assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the Site and the information you post or access through the Site.

CHANGES.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Any such modifications become effective upon posting the revised policy to our Site. It is your sole responsibility to check the Site from time to time to view any such changes to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to any changes, if and when such changes may be made to this Privacy Policy, you must cease access to the Site.  You give us permission to email you for the purpose of notification as described in this Section, if we choose to notify you of any such revision.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS.

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (known as the “Shine the Light” law), users who are residents of California may request certain information about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the following address:

Alternatively, you may send us an email at info@healthitnow.org.

CONTACT.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@healthitnow.org.

Thank you for using our Site.