Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.nashp.org, the website (“Site”) of the Center for Health Policy Development (“CHPD”).  CHPD is the entity that administers the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) program.  The following sets forth CHPD’s Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”), which is also incorporated into CHPD’s Terms of Use agreement, found at:   https://nashp.org/terms-use.

1.    Purpose of Privacy Policy.

Your privacy is important to CHPD.  Accordingly, CHPD provides this policy so that you understand how CHPD collects, uses and, in certain circumstances, discloses, the information that you provide and/or that is automatically provided to CHPD as a result of your visiting and using the Site.  This Privacy Policy also explains your options regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.  By visiting the Site, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  CHPD is not responsible for the content on or privacy practices of any third party website that may be linked to or from the Site.

Any questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to:

National Academy for State Health Policy
10 Free Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, Maine 04101
Email: webmaster@nashp.org
Telephone:  (207) 874-6524

2.    How Information is Collected.

CHPD collects information from and about you in a number of different ways via the Site.

(a)    Registration.  In order to register for a conference, webcast or meeting via the Site, you must complete an online registration form.  The online registration form will ask you to provide to CHPD certain personal information, which may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information.  This personal information is used for billing purposes, registering you for conferences, webcasts and/or meetings, communicating with you about the conferences, webcasts and/or meetings for which you have registered, and for internal marketing purposes. 

(b)     Email Addresses and Survey Information.  The Site permits you to enter your email address for purposes of signing up for electronic newsletters.  We will also collect your email address if you communicate with us via email, and we may also ask you to volunteer information about yourself by completing online surveys.

(c)    Automatically Generated and Collected Information.  In addition to information that you volunteer as described above, the Site utilizes technologies to collect information and track your user experience.  Such information includes, but is not limited to, the Internet URL from which you access this Site, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the pages and files you visit on this Site, and the date and time of your visit to the Site.  CHPD uses this information to generate aggregate reports which summarize traffic on the Site and enables CHPD to improve the Site and its usability.  CHPD does not attempt to track individual users.

(d)    Age.  CHPD respects the privacy of children and will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.  If you are under the age of thirteen, do not, under any circumstances, submit any personal information to us.

Generally, CHPD collects the above information (a) to process transactions (e.g., conference registrations), (b) for internal review, (c) to add to the CHPD database, (d) to improve the content of the Site and services offered via the Site, and (e) to communicate with users regarding the Site, issues and activities of importance to CHPD, conferences, webcasts, meetings and new resources available from or through CHPD.

In the event CHPD uses your email address to communicate with you, it will provide you with the option to unsubscribe or opt out of future emails.  Please note that CHPD may have to communicate with you about conferences, webcasts and/or meetings that you registered for.  You cannot opt out of receiving registration-related emails.

CHPD will not sell, rent, trade, license or otherwise disclose your specific personal information to anyone, except that:  (a) CHPD must disclose your name and credit card information to financial services and credit card processing companies in order to process registrations for conferences, webcasts and meetings; (b) CHPD may be required to disclose such information in response to a legal process, order or investigation (for example, a subpoena or court order); (c) CHPD may disclose personal information where disclosure is necessary to protect its legal rights or to protect itself or others (for example, in order to reduce the risk of fraud or other illegal activities); (d) CHPD may acquire, merge with or be acquired by another company or it might sell some or all of its assets and, in such case, CHPD may disclose your personal information to another company; and (e) CHPD may share with third parties personal information of registrants of CHPD-sponsored events, programs and projects (including, without limitation, webcasts, conferences and meetings).  CHPD may sell, rent, trade, license, use and disclose non-personal information and aggregate information to third parties, so long as such information does not identify you or any user.

3.    Opt-Out and Corrections.

Upon your request, CHPD will (a) correct or update your personal information and/or (b) stop sending emails to your email address.  These requests should be directed to:

National Academy for State Health Policy
10 Free Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, Maine 04101
Email: info@nashp.org
Telephone:  (207) 874-6524

Please note that CHPD may have to communicate with you about conferences, webcasts and/or meetings for which you have registered.  You cannot opt out of receiving registration-related emails.
4.    Applicability and Revisions.
This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected via the Site and does not apply to information collected offline (for example, via facsimile or telephone calls).  CHPD may modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time without notification to you.  The current version of this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site.  You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy from time-to-time.
5.    Disputes.
This Privacy Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Maine, without regard to conflict of laws principles.  All disputes shall be resolved as described in CHPD’s Terms of Use agreement.