MPHA Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers the collection and use of personal information that may be collected by the Maine Public Health Association any time you interact with us, such as when you visit our website.  By using our website, you consent to this privacy policy.

 

What Information We Collect

We collect only the personal information you voluntarily provide to us.  “Personal information” includes your name, email address, and any other personal information you provide through contact forms, registrations, surveys, etc.  We may use this information for specific, limited purposes, such as promotions regarding updates to our website, new products or services, and upcoming events.  You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages. 

 

IP Addresses

To best meet our website users’ needs, we may also collect domain or internet protocol information.  This information is used by us solely to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to measure website traffic and is in no way associated with your name, email address, mailing address, or telephone number. 

 

Cookies

A “cookie” is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.  We use cookies to automatically help provide better services by tracking visitors, their usage of our website, and their website preferences.  You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

 

When We May Disclose Your Information

We take your privacy very seriously.  Your personal information is used exclusively by us.  We do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties, except where required by law or litigation, or if we determine that disclosure is necessary for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

 

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you.  These websites operate independently from us and contain their own privacy and security policies.  We encourage you to review those policies before submitting any personal information through such external websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.  Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk. 

 

Children’s Online Privacy

In compliance with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.  Our website is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

 

How We Protect Your Personal Information

We use a variety of security measures, including administrative, technical, and physical measures, to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, and well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.  When online donors enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted using industry standard encryption software and all reasonably necessary, additional measures are taken to protect it.  

 

Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information

Upon your request, we will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by us that has been voluntarily provided by you to us through online forms, registration forms, surveys, email, or another online avenue.  You may modify, correct, change, update, or remove your personal information by contacting us at info@mainepublichealth.org (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the user to our website, or to non-identifiable user information provided or collected).

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.  Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will constitute your acceptance of the changed terms. 

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the privacy and security at our website, or our copyright restrictions, please contact us at info@mainepublichealth.org.