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HCCUA Privacy Policy

HCCUA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the HCCUA Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the HCCUA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

HCCUA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. HCCUA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by HCCUA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by HCCUA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the HCCUA Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through HCCUA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: HCCUA does not read any of your private online communications.

HCCUA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from HCCUA so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. HCCUA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the HCCUA and HCCUA family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

HCCUA collects and uses your personal information to operate the HCCUA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. HCCUA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from HCCUA and its affiliates. HCCUA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

HCCUA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. HCCUA 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 unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, HCCUA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HCCUA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

HCCUA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

HCCUA keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within HCCUA, in order to determine what HCCUA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within HCCUA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

HCCUA Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on HCCUA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HCCUA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HCCUA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The HCCUA Web site utilizes “cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize HCCUA pages, or register with HCCUA site or services, a cookie helps HCCUA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same HCCUA Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the HCCUA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HCCUA services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

HCCUA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. HCCUA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Use of this Site or any products or services of HCCUA and all contents of any HCCUA site are at your own risk. In no event shall HCCUA its affiliates, associates, partners or officers, directors, employees or members be liable for any damages, including but not limited to incidental or consequential damages, personal injury, wrongful death, lost profits, damages resulting from lost data or information caused by use or misuse of this Site or the content thereof.

Changes to this Statement

HCCUA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. HCCUA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how HCCUA is protecting your information. HCCUA reserves the right to change this privacy policy and any terms on this Site without notice, at any time, in its sole discretion.

Contact Information

HCCUA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that HCCUA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact HCCUA at legal@hccua.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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