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Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated:  May 2020

Overview

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Health Foundation also known as the nccPA Health Foundation (“the Foundation,” “us,” or “we”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy, and we want you to understand how we may collect information about you through our website (www.nccpahealthfoundation.net), including any mobile version, portal, interface, or application in connection with such website (collectively, the “Website”), and how that information may be used, maintained, and in some cases shared.  This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth the privacy practices and policies governing the Website. 

BY USING OR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE OR BY PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF THAT INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND APPLICABLE LAW.

Please read our Privacy Policy to understand:

Information We Collect
     Information You Provide to Us
     Site Use Information
     Use of Cookies

How We Use Information
Disclosing Information to Third Parties
Security
EU/UK-Specific Notice
Links to Other Websites
Child Privacy
Access from Outside the United States
Governing Law
Changes to this Privacy Policy
Contact 

Information We Collect

The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:

Information You Provide to Us

The Foundation may gather and retain personally identifiable information about you, including name, email address, physical address, phone number or other background information (“Personal Information”), when you voluntarily submit it to us, including for the purpose of accessing certain features of the Website.

We may use any information that you provide for our general purposes, and may share it with third parties only as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you provide us with a telephone number, address or an email address, you expressly agree that we, or our authorized agents, can use that information to contact you about the Foundation and its associated activities.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may keep any information that you provide to us indefinitely. 

Site Use Information

Our web servers may collect  technical information, including IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses of visitors to our Website. We may use this information to measure the use of our Website, including number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, etc., and to improve the content we offer.

However, we do use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser, which allows us to exclude you from any analytics that collect information about your online activities over time and across third party websites if your settings indicate that to be your preference

Use of Cookies

Like most websites, we may employ “cookies” or similar technologies on certain pages of our Website. Cookies make the use of the Website easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. es expire and are automatically erased when you close your browser window. We may use session cookies to grant our users access to content and to enable actions such as remembering form information as you are in the process of entering it. For more information about how we use cookies and similar technologies, please see our Cookie Notice.

How We Use Information

We may process your Personal Information for the following purposes in line with this Privacy Policy:

  • to fulfill your requests, including the processing of donations;
  • to communicate with you about grant information, applications etc.;
  • to manage the Website;
  • to communicate with you about products, services, events and education;
  • to monitor and protect the security of our information, systems and network;
  • to notify you about changes to our Website or other services; and
  • to conduct research and analysis.


Disclosing Information to Third Parties

We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any Personal Information that we collect about you through our Website, except in any of the following situations:

  • You request or authorize the release of your Personal Information.
  • We may disclose Personal Information that we collect about you to our third-party contractors who perform services for us in connection with the Website. We may also disclose Personal Information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
  • We may provide your Personal Information to our affiliates and sponsors, so as to provide access to benefits and communicate important information about them. 
  • We may disclose Personal Information about you as part of a merger, acquisition or other sale or transfer of the assets or business of the Foundation. We do not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all terms of this Privacy Policy.
  • We may disclose Personal Information about you to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.

We may also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document, and we may disclose statistical information based on responses to online surveys and other data collection tools on our website.

The Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your Personal Information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

Security

We take steps to protect your Personal Information and keep it secure.  However, you should keep in mind that the Website is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.

Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this Privacy Policy, no data transmission over the Internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The Foundation cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Website, and therefore you use our Website at your own risk.

EU/UK-Specific Notice

These terms apply to Personal Information collected by the Foundation if you are an EU or UK resident. “Personal Information” as used in this section means any information that enables us to identify you either, directly or indirectly. Where the Foundation processes Personal Information about you, such information is controlled by the nccPA Health Foundation, which is headquartered in the United States at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 100 Johns Creek, GA 30097-1409.

We process your Personal Information for purposes described in this Privacy Policy where we have a legal basis under applicable European and UK data protection law.  We will store your Personal Information, in a form that permits us to identify you, for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the Personal Information is processed. 

Subject to applicable law, in certain circumstances you may have the right to access, correct, restrict the processing of, delete or transfer the Personal Information we hold about you.   

Where you believe that we have not complied with our obligations under this Privacy Policy or applicable law, we ask that you contact us first to see if we can resolve the issue.  However, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate supervisory authority.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website contains links to other websites. However, this Privacy Policy only addresses the Foundation’s use and disclosure of your information collected on our Website, if any. If you choose to visit an external website linked from our Website, you will leave our Website.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

Child Privacy

If you are under the age of 18, please do not use or access the Website. It is not our intention to collect Personal Information from anyone under 18 years of age, and we will not knowingly do so. If we are made aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under the age of 18, and are asked to delete such information from our databases, we will promptly do so.  

Access from Outside the United States

If you access the Website from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States, which may involve the transfer of information out of your country of origin. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.

Governing Law

By choosing to visit our Website or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the State of Georgia. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in our Terms of Use, or other agreement that we have with you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect the Foundation’s activities and user feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to our Website. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how the Foundation is committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Website to enhance your experience.  

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy or our Website, please contact us via email at contactus@nccpahealthfoundation.net.