Privacy Policy

The National Headache Foundation respects your right to the privacy of the personal information you provide us on our Web sites. To that end, unless you designate otherwise or we state otherwise in this policy or at the time information is collected, any personal information you provide to The NHF will be known only to two parties: you and The NHF. The following policy is intended to explain how your personal information will be treated as you make use of our sites and their features. Personal information includes your name, street and e-mail addresses, billing information, click-through activity and any other personal information you may provide here. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Traffic data

Each time a visitor comes to a NHF Web site, our servers—like most on the Web—collect some basic technical information, including, for example, the visitor’s domain name (e.g., whether the user is logged on from aol.com or whitehouse.gov), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to a The NHF Web site) and browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform). We also count, track and aggregate the visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g. tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within the NHF sites, etc.). To these ends, we may merge information about visitors and visits into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our advertisers; but we will not disclose your individual identity or personally identifiable data without your permission. When we do present aggregated information to outside companies, no one will be able to identify you or contact you.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies in a limited way to make the ordering process more convenient for users.

Credit Card Information

In order to purchase products, NHF website users provide the NHF with personal information including name, address, e-mail address and credit card information. The NHF keeps all such information strictly confidential and does not reuse, resell or redistribute it in any way. At the time of registering for their membership, NHF members are asked whether they wish to receive e-mail from the NHF, such as notification of new Drug Studies or other benefits. The NHF does not reuse or resell the list of users who have “opted in” to such mailings.

Letters to the editor

The NHF asks senders of letters to the editor to include a phone number so we can make an effort to verify their identity should we need to in connection with publication of a letter. We do not retain this information for any other purpose, nor do we sell, trade or otherwise disclose it to third parties.

Promotion

From time to time, The NHF may sponsor events which require the collection, processing and storage of individual contact and demographic information (e.g., your age and state of residence) to be used for the event. The NHF may also co-sponsor these events along with other companies, in which case the user’s individual contact and demographic information is likely to be shared with other participating sponsors, who may use this information as they wish. A registrant’s personal contact and demographic information will not be released to any third-party organization other than named sponsors without the user’s consent, and the NHF will request that such named sponsors uphold the privacy of the registrants’ information by not distributing or sharing such information with any other businesses or organizations.

Surveys

The NHF will from time to time conduct voluntary surveys of visitors to the site to obtain aggregate demographic information about them. Such information may be compiled and shared in the aggregate with advertisers and other third parties, but no personal details will be traceable or associated with specific individuals.

Our commitment to children’s privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our Web sites from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Web site is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Other disclosure of personal information

The NHF will not otherwise use or disclose your personal information without your consent except (i) as described in this privacy policy, or (ii) as required by law, court order or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority. This policy does not protect information you post to any on-line bulletin board, chat room, newsgroup or other public forum within our Web sites.

Security

This Web site can secure your private information using a VeriSign SSL Certificate. Information exchanged with any address beginning with https is encrypted using SSL before transmission.   

Unsubscribe and data removal policies

If you would like to remove your name and e-mail address from our registration database, you can send an e-mail requesting removal to unsubscribe@headaches.org.

Other sites

The NHF contains links to other sites on the Web. We cannot control and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other Web sites.

Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any further questions or concerns about the NHF’s privacy policies and use of personal information, please send them to privacy@headaches.org.

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