Thank you for visiting the Altarum Web site. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain the types of information Altarum obtains about visitors to our Web site, how the information is obtained, how the information is used, and how visitors can restrict the disclosure of their information. Please review the Altarum Privacy Statement and then click on the appropriate link to proceed with your visit to our Web site.

General

You do not have to provide any personal information to visit the Altarum Web site. This means that you can visit our Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. We collect personally identifiable contact information, such as name, electronic mail address, and U.S. mail address, only if voluntarily, specifically, and knowingly provided by you.

Cookies

A cookie is a file placed on your computer's hard drive by a Web site, usually without your knowledge. We do place a cookie on your computer if you take advantage of our font size adjustment feature in the upper right corner of the Web page. The cookie will remember your font size preference for your next visit to Altarum.org.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

As you browse through the Altarum Web site, read Web pages, or download information, we automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only information about:

  • the date and time you visited this Web site,
  • the Web pages you visited, the type of browser software you used during your visit,
  • and your Protocol Address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are surfing the Internet).
     

We use this information for aggregate statistical purposes only. The statistical information allows us to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the Altarum Web site and helps us continually evaluate and improve our Web site's organization and content.

Correspondence Sent to Altarum Staff

Altarum encourages you to contact staff should you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Regardless of the medium by which you contact Altarum staff -- electronic mail, telephone, fax, or U.S. mail -- the personally identifiable information you provide will only be stored and used to correspond with you.

Altarum Database and Mailing List

Altarum maintains a database of interested persons who voluntarily, specifically, and knowingly request to be contacted about Altarum work and activities. This database enables Altarum to send information, which typically includes meeting notices and other important announcements, to such persons.

Altarum does not use or authorize other persons to use Altarum database or mailing list for any purpose other than the purposes stated above.

There are no circumstances under which the Altarum database or mailing list will be sold or exchanged for consideration of any kind. The Altarum database will not be disclosed unless required by law.

Links to other Web Sites

Altarum Web pages sometimes contain links to other Web sites. Altarum is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices used by other Web sites.

Security Statement

For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our Web site also employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Altarum Privacy and Security Statement, please contact Tracy Lawyer at tracy.lawyer@altarum.org.

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