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Privacy Policy

Epilepsy Foundation Legal Notices

Copyright © 2014 Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. All rights reserved.
The information available on epilepsyaz.org is the property of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All registered trademarks of the Epilepsy Foundation, including the name “Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona” cannot be used by anyone for any purpose without the express, written consent of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.

Information contained on this website may be displayed, reformatted, printed or for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may not use any of the information on this website to promote, recommend or endorse any commercial product. You agree not to sell, publish, broadcast or circulate the information on this website for commercial gain, unless you have received specific written permission from the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. Any copy made of information obtained from this website must include the copyright notice.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

The information contained on this website is for information purposes only, and you assume full responsibility and risk for the appropriate use of medical information contained herein. Do not make changes in your treatment, including medication or lifestyle, as a result of any information you receive on this website, and be sure to consult with your physician or licensed health care provider before changing any medical treatment. The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona does not provide individual medical or legal advice on this website and does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. Consult your own physician or lawyer for specific advice about your personal situation.

While the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona takes pride in providing accurate and up-to-date information about epilepsy and its consequences, there may be omissions or inaccuracies in such information and on this website. The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, its officers, directors, employees or agents, does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of its information or services, and specifically disclaims any liability therefore.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona wants to protect the privacy of visitors to our website. The information users voluntarily share with us will be used to improve the quality of our services and to promote public understanding and education about the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives. The Foundation has adopted the following privacy policy governing its website. The privacy policy is continuously being revised, and we welcome your thoughts, which you may send to info@epilepsyaz.org. Users who have provided us with contact information will be informed upon changes to our privacy policy.

What personally identifiable information does the Foundation collect from me?
The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona respects the personal privacy of the visitors to our website. We believe that keeping your information private and in a secure environment is very important. When you browse the informational portion of our website, you do so anonymously. Personal information is not collected, unless you voluntarily provide us with that information as described below. We will not share with third parties your name, street address, telephone number or e-mail address without your consent. We do not sell or rent your personal information. We provide no mechanism for an advertiser to reach you, unless you sign up directly with an advertiser or outside vendor.

In order for the epilepsyaz.org website to improve its performance and design and to provide you with better services, we track anonymous aggregate usage information through analysis of log files. The type of information collected is basic statistical data, such as channels and sections viewed, time of access and amount of time, search phrases used to reach the Foundation’s website, and browser type. This information is not personally identifying you in any way, and we cannot get back to you, the user, through this data. We use this aggregated information in order to learn what the most popular sections of our website are, for general promotional purposes and for making decisions about the future strategy and direction of the website. The aggregated information may also be shared with third parties to promote Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona services and the website or to add to general knowledge concerning the public’s need for epilepsy education and treatment services.

What happens when I sign up with the Foundation online?
You voluntarily provide us with personal information when you choose to become a website member or make a donation. The information we collect through these transactions includes such things as your name, address, phone number, email address and, when you make a financial transaction, your credit card number. This allows the Foundation to send you messages and to share information with you that we think you may find useful. We study our users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on this information voluntarily provided for a variety of reasons, including having better information on the needs of people with epilepsy and how to improve our services. Donor records are kept in the strictest of confidence.

What is a cookie and how does the Foundation use them?
When you voluntarily join www.epilepsyaz.org to make a donation or purchase an item from the Foundation, a cookie is placed on your computer hard drive. A cookie is a small amount of data stored as a text file. The data contains a unique identification number assigned by our system that recognizes your browser when you come to our computer, but does not recognize you as an individual. These cookies remain on your system and are automatically retrieved when you return to our website at a later time. We use cookies to remind us of who you are in order to send you information you have requested and deliver to you a more personalized service. The cookie also allows us to automatically log you in to certain sections of our website without having you re-enter user name information for each return visit.

You may choose to set the Internet properties of your computer so that you are alerted each time a cookie is being stored on your computer or you may choose to prohibit the collection of cookies altogether. In addition, you may delete cookies that have already been stored on your hard drive. If you do prohibit the collection of cookies, understand that you will need to re-enter your email and other information each time you go to the portion of our website that requires the input of identifying information.

How does the Foundation protect my confidential information?
If you have shared with us your credit card number to make a donation to the Foundation, your credit card number is stored on a secure server and is protected by firewalls. The Foundation uses computer encrypted technology to protect your information and this information is kept confidential. The Foundation sometimes contracts with outside vendors and business partners to fulfill customer services and hosting services on the website. When we do so, we enter into confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with all vendors stating that they will hold information received through our website confidential and will not sell or share user information to any third party or use the information for their own personal use. All employees of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona are held accountable for our privacy principles and each employee is personally responsible for maintaining customer confidence in the company.

The Foundation may disclose information to law enforcement and other governmental or court authorities in the rare case when we are required to do so or if there is reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s rights or property, other website users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

How are children who use the Foundation’s website protected?
The Foundation is concerned about the safety of minors who use the Internet. We want you and your family to feel secure when visiting our website. Children under 13:  Do not send us any information about yourself or your family if you are under age 13 – including information like your name, address or email address – unless you have asked your parents for permission to do so. The Foundation will not knowingly request personal identifying information from children under the age of 18 without parental consent. If we learn that we have personal information from a child under 18, we will delete that information from our database as soon as possible.

Linked Internet Websites
The Foundation hyperlinks to numerous websites that we believe are of interest to people with epilepsy. We do not control the privacy policies of business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other websites to which we may provide hyperlinks, and the privacy policies of any of these third parties may differ from ours. When you hyperlink to the website of one of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors, or other websites, you are subject to their privacy policies and not those of the Foundation. The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona is not responsible for such provisions and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to the privacy policy or practices of such other websites.

Where should I go if I have a question or a complaint about the Foundation’s privacy policy and practices?
If you have any additional questions about your privacy on the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s website, or if you believe that your privacy may have been violated by the Foundation, please feel free to contact the Foundation at info@epilepsyaz.org.