- What information CCHIT collects from you
- How CCHIT uses your information
- What choices you have about how CCHIT treats your information
- How CCHIT protects your privacy
- What CCHIT does about children visiting the Web Site
- How you can contact CCHIT
1. INFORMATION CCHIT COLLECTS FROM YOU
Active Information Collection
Like many other web sites, we actively collect information from users of our Web Site both by asking specific questions through the comment submission, registration and other features of the Web Site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e mail. Some of the information that you submit during any comment submission, registration or other online process, may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, business name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.) and may include other sensitive information, such as financial or product information.
When you visit the Web Site, we will not collect any personally identifiable or other sensitive information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you choose to register, during the registration process you will be asked for certain information, most of which is required in order to complete the registration. We will inform you which information is optional.
Passive Information Collection
This site may also collect anonymous information from your computer through cookies and Internet tags. Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, certain features of this site might not work without cookies.
We passively collect information to understand what areas of the Web Site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by our visitors. This information helps us to update and improve the Web Site. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment. CCHIT does not collect personally identifiable information automatically, but we may tie information collected automatically to your previously submitted personally identifiable information.
2. HOW CCHIT USES YOUR INFORMATION
CCHIT uses your personal information to enhance the operation of the Web Site and allow you to use all of its features.
Your contact information, product and financial information will be used for the purposes for which you supplied it to us (e.g., registering for certification), to send you related notices or materials and to respond to your comments or requests for information. If you direct comments to us or request information from us, we may ask you questions in an effort to tailor our response to your situation. We may also enhance or merge personally identifiable information with data obtained from third parties for the same purpose.
CCHIT will not sell your personally identifiable information to any outside organization for the organization's own use without your consent. CCHIT may disclose your personal information to the reputable vendors that assist us in processing information or delivering materials or services. These vendors are instructed not to use the information for any other purpose.
CCHIT does not otherwise distribute to third parties your personally identifiable information. CCHIT, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.
CCHIT may provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, participants in our certification processes or studies, sales, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information. CCHIT also will disclose any information that it is required to disclose by law or by an appropriate government authority.
3. CHOICES YOU HAVE ABOUT HOW CCHIT USES YOUR INFORMATION
4. HOW CCHIT PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION
We have implemented both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of all sensitive information under our control and protect it against loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration. In addition, our electronic files are backed up for redundancy and designed to be accessible only by authorized individuals.
This site contains links to other web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third party sites, which may collect personal information from you. When you follow a link and leave this site, you do so at your own risk.
5. WHAT CCHIT DOES ABOUT CHILDREN VISITING THE WEB SITE
The Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our databases.
6. HOW YOU CAN CONTACT CCHIT