What User Data We Collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the ANH-USA Site (“Automatically Collected Data”); and (2) data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Voluntarily Submitted Data”).
Automatically Collected Data:
We automatically collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and domain names of the originating visitor’s computer on our server and may have some information you have previously provided through cookies. (See the section on Cookies below for more information.)
We also track the number and frequency of hits per page by IP addresses, but we do not associate any individual IP address with any other personal identifying information except to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity.
In addition, if you come to an ANH-USA website from a hyperlink (email or website), we may also identify the source of that link.
Voluntarily Submitted Data:
We may collect Voluntarily Submitted Data, including personal data, that you provide, including your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information. For example when you:
- join or renew your membership to ANH-USA;
- make an additional contribution to support ANH-USA;
- sign up for our e-mail network;
- send correspondence to your government representative, to a friend or to other targeted representatives through the ANH-USA Site;
- participate in one of our online petitions or surveys; or
- participate in any activity that requires your Voluntarily Submitted Data.
How We Use the Data We Collect
Automatically Collected Data:
In addition to the uses described above, we use Automatically Collected Data to identify the source of user traffic (i.e., aol.com), but we do not tie this information to individual users in our database.
We use data on which sections of the ANH-USA site are most visited, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different web pages and continue to improve the ANH-USA Site.
We do not link any Automatically Collected Data to the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us except to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity.
Voluntarily Submitted Data:
We use Voluntarily Submitted Data in a number of ways, depending on how and why you provided your data to us. These uses include:
- To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data, including sharing the data with its intended recipient (e.g., delivering a petition you sign or a letter you wish to send to the recipient of the petition or letter);
- To periodically communicate with you concerning natural health matters, such as delivering to you information and updates on our activities and action alerts, if you have not opted out of receiving such information and updates;
- To indicate you as the author of any comment you post, including on any ANH-USA blog, when you opt to identify yourself as the author or when posting such comment requires such identification, and to display any information you voluntarily include in such comments.
- To allow you to set and change user preferences;
- To allow you to renew your membership with ANH-USA;
- To offer you other ways to support ANH-USA, including solicitations for additional contributions if you have not opted out of receiving such communications;
- To confirm your contributions to ANH-USA;
- To confirm your registration to an ANH-USA event;
- To follow up with you with an email specific to an activity you have participated in or intend to participate in.
The ANH-USA Sites are hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Voluntarily Submitted Data from non-U.S. residents).
If you are a U.S. resident, we may also from time to time combine your Voluntarily Submitted Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes.
Third Party Sharing
We share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with third-party service providers who fulfill your orders or transactions, contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some other aspect of the ANH-USA Site activities, services or products, including any third-party service providers who assist us in our own fundraising and communications efforts and that collect Voluntarily Submitted Data on behalf of the ANH-USA for the ANH-USA to use as described above. These service providers have access to your Voluntarily Submitted Data solely for the purpose of providing these services to us on our behalf, and they are contractually prohibited from sharing your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third parties (other than subcontractors assisting them in their providing these services to us and who also are contractually prohibited from sharing our Voluntarily Submitted Data with any other third parties). Please note that we do not share data from non-U.S. residents with any other third parties (except where required by law, see below), even if a non-U.S. resident has subsequently authorized such use, for example, by checking an opt-in request.
We do not sell your Voluntarily Submitted Data to any third-party (company, publication, or organization). We do not share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third-party (company, publication, or organization) unless you have specifically authorized us to do so.
Except as described in this Privacy Statement, we will not share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.
In furtherance of its mission, the ANH-USA forms, works with, and joins Coalitions of organizations and individuals collectively working on issues related to our mission of protecting natural health and preserving health freedom (“Coalitions”). ANH-USA does not share Voluntarily Submitted Data with those Coalitions unless you have agreed to our doing so.
Once you have agreed to do so (or have voluntarily submitted information to a Coalition in any manner other than through the ANH-USA Site), that information is information you are submitting to the Coalition itself. Unless specifically stated otherwise on the ANH-USA Site with respect to a Coalition action or a collection mechanism for a Coalition, this Privacy Statement does not address the treatment of personal information, including Voluntarily Submitted Data, that is submitted to a Coalition member. Please contact the Coalition member directly or review the privacy statement on the Coalition member’s website, if it has one, to learn about the treatment of the information you provide to a Coalition member.
Your Ability to Choose
When you provide us with your Voluntarily Submitted Data on an ANH-USA Site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our email communications by un-checking or not checking the subscription request box on the form you are completing, by un-checking or not checking the subscription request box on our User Preference Page, by unsubscribing from further email communications of a specific type following receipt of an email of that type, or by contacting us via postal mail sent to ANH-USA, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. Only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit to us on the ANH-USA Site and related sites and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Updating Your Data
To update your Voluntarily Submitted Data or to make corrections, you can do so by using your User Preference Page, or by sending us the update via postal mail sent to ANH-USA, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
Comments and Questions
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you can email us at [email protected], or send us your questions or comments via postal mail sent to ANH-USA, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.