“Information” means personally identifiable information, like your name, address, email address, phone number, and IP address.
Gathering of Information
Contributing Content to The Health Activist Network
Site Usage Statistics and Cookies
Access to Information
Viewing and Updating Your Information
We collect Information and other data from users in different ways and on many different parts of The Health Activist Network including but not limited to: when you sign up for The Health Activist Network, when you participate in a Community, when you comment on content; when you use the search function; when you rate content on the site; when you enroll in a program or educational offering; or when you are just perusing the site and reading content.
By registering, you agree that we may make certain Information (“Profile Information”) visible to other users of The Health Activist Network, including, but not limited to, when they search for users, when you contribute content to The Health Activist Network, and when you use or participate in certain site features and tools, including but not limited to Communities.
Additionally, although we do not provide your supplied email address to other users, we may send you email updates and notices concerning new content posted to the The Health Activist Network and/or products or services that might be of interest to you. The information you supply at registration (or update subsequently) allows us to better understand you, your needs, your organization, and your interests, which enable us to better personalize the content that we create.
We encourage your participation through submitting content and participating in The Health Activist Network interactive functionality including discussion boards, search features, interactive tools, rating content, sharing audio and video content, improvement stories, resources, and tools. If you contribute any content to The Health Activist Network, including but not limited to documents, tools, and other resources, or if you comment on or rate content on the site, or otherwise post content to The Health Activist Network, you agree to allow us to make your Profile Information publicly available on The Health Activist Network in connection with your activity. You also agree to allow us to use your submitted content and Profile Information (including your profile picture) for ancillary purposes, including but not limited to our newsletters and publications.
Please remember that the text you submit to The Health Activist Network in a discussion board or as a comment on content is immediately viewable on the site by other The Health Activist Network users who have access to the area to which you submitted the content.
You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any confidential/sensitive Information on The Health Activist Network. We recommend that you never give out your address, phone number, date of birth or social security number. You are prohibited from providing Information about an organization, a patient, or another person or submit other content if you do not have the express authority or permission to share that Information publicly. For example, you are expressly prohibited from sharing information that constitutes Protected Health Information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its progeny.
To increase the effectiveness of The Health Activist Network and tailor your experience of The Health Activist Network, we may also include a file, called a web beacon, within The Health Activist Network. These web beacons allow us to conduct anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting on use of us.
The employees, third-party consultants, interns, and volunteers of JHF and PRHI may from time-to-time have access to The Health Activist Network user information and other data that users submit or that we collect regarding users’ use of The Health Activist Network on an as-needed basis as a part of their respective obligations to JHF and PRHI. We use all of this Information and data to administer and improve the operations of The Health Activist Network. Your information will never be sold or transmitted for a commercial purpose.
Anonymous aggregate-level Information or data on visitors to our site and how the site is being used, including the pages users are viewing, will also be logged.. We may share aggregate Information or data with market analysts, business partners, sponsors, and any other third parties.
We may also share any Information as required by law or to cooperate with legal authorities in a criminal investigation.
The Health Activist Network links to other sites. Some of these links have been vetted and created by our staff, while other links are created by other users and have not been vetted by our staff. We do not and cannot ensure the accuracy or safety of any website linked to from The Health Activist Network. If you have any concerns regarding the security or privacy of any site linked to from The Health Activist Network, we encourage you to review their privacy policies or contact the site’s owner directly. JHF and PRHI are not responsible for the privacy practices, data collection, security or content of other websites. We treat any Information we receive from third parties as carefully as do we with the Information users provide to us directly and we encourage you to do the same.
The Health Activist Network uses a variety of technical and physical safeguards to protect the information stored on the site, including but not limited to industry-standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology and a secure server. Yet no security system is perfect. As such, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us while in transmission over the Internet.
In an effort to further protect user information stored on The Health Activist Network, we encourage The Health Activist Network users to engage in information privacy best practices. For example, keep your password private and do not share it with anyone.
You may view and correct your Information by accessing the "Profile" link on the footer of the website. Please note that you must login with your private user name and password to access and modify your Profile.