Information Collected Through Your Use of the ATA Website
ATA is the sole owner of the Personal Information captured on the ATA website. This information is not and will not be shared with any other parties, unless otherwise provided herein.
Your Personal Information
Anonymous Information We Receive From Your Usage of the ATA Website
We collect some information about you from your use of the ATA website (hereinafter referred to as “Anonymous Information”). Our web servers may automatically collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet and the Internet protocol address of your computer. Additionally, we may collect information about the browser software you use, the type of operating system your computer uses, the date and time you access the ATA website, a list of which pages on the ATA website you visit, and the Internet address of the website you used to link to the ATA website. To help make the ATA website more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we may also use a standard feature found in browser software, called a “cookie,” to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of anonymous user ID that resides in your computer. The cookie does not identify the Personal Information of the visitor; rather, it identifies the computer that a visitor uses to access the ATA website. A cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive. We do not link cookie data with Personal Information. The cookie may store user preferences, information about your browser and other identifying information. You can disable a cookie at any time by changing the preferences in your browser.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
When you supply us with your Personal Information, we will use it for the express purpose stated when we ask for such Personal Information (e.g., to charge your credit card for ordering a product or to respond to any requests you may have about your account or a transaction). We may also use your Personal Information to contact you regarding your account or to provide information about other products or services that may be of interest to you (including those we may offer jointly with other companies). At any time, however, you may opt out or unsubscribe of such contact (see the Contact Us section below). We respect your privacy and your right to limit the ways in which we contact you.
We collect Anonymous Information in an effort to ensure that our web pages will appear and function appropriately on your computer, to help us improve our services and the ATA website, and so we may determine which site referred you to the ATA website.
Personal Information and Anonymous Information
At times, we may retain third parties to analyze data we collect, including Personal Information and Anonymous Information, solely to help us improve our services and the ATA website. In addition, if you order a product or service from us, we may provide Personal Information to suppliers and other third parties to enable delivery of such product or service. These third parties are not authorized to use your Personal Information in any other way and are required to keep the information confidential. ATA does not sell or license Personal Information or Anonymous Information. Please note that we will release your Personal Information or Anonymous Information if required to do so by law, or by search warrant, subpoena or court order.
Security of Information
The security of your Personal Information is very important to us and we are committed to protecting the Personal Information we collect. We have reasonable security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, alteration, or unauthorized access of Personal Information we have collected from you. This includes the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for processing contributions securely. All Personal Information is subject to restricted access to prevent loss, misuses, alteration, or unauthorized access.
Retention and Storage
We will retain your Personal Information in our databases in accordance with our document management and retention policy and applicable laws. This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us, but it will be only as long as it is necessary for us to have sufficient information to prevent fraudulent activity, protect ourselves against liability, permit us to pursue available remedies, or limit any damages that we may sustain. Also, we may retain your Personal Information beyond the end of your relationship with us if we believe in good faith that a law, regulation, rule, or guideline requires it.
Contact InformationAmerican Tinnitus Association
P.O. Box 424049
Washington, DC 20042-4049