Your privacy is important, so we’d like to explain what information we collect when you visit the Population Action International (PAI) web site (www.populationaction.org), why we collect that information, and how it is used. We’d also like to help you understand your options to access and control this information. We would also like to make you aware of our data security practices and other matters related to your use of this web site.

A Special Note About Children

Much of the material on PAI’s web site focuses on the public health aspects of human reproduction. Therefore, this site is not intended for children under age 13. Population Action International recommends that parents directly supervise children who access this site.

What Information Do We Collect From You and Why?

We may collect information needed to contact you later. If we collect personal contact information (as described below), you may not access or modify it later, but you may remove it from our system. You may choose simply not to provide personal contact information at the point of collection.

We May Collect Your Name, Address and Phone Number. When you use our site, we may request your name, street address, telephone number or other contact information.

This information will not be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support online functions, such as providing localized content or sending a fax or email to an appropriate elected official. This information may also be collected to comply with any requirements of law. Contact information will not be sold, and may be disclosed only to our staff and to people or organizations working on our behalf.

We May Collect Your Email Address. We may request your email address, or other information needed to contact you online. This information does not necessarily reveal who you are and will not be linked to your personal identity. We collect your emaill address to support the site’s business purposes, such as PAI’s Email Alert service, and to comply with any requirements of law. Your email adress will not be sold, and may be disclosed only to our staff and to people or organizations working on our behalf.

We May Collect Other Kinds of Information from You: When you use our site, we may collect personal information about you described below. You may not be able to access or modify the information later, but you may have it removed. You may choose simply not to provide actively gathered information by opting-out at the point of collection.

We May Collect Purchase Information. We may collect information actively generated by the purchase of a product or service, such as a payment method. This information will not inherently reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support online functions, to improve the site for everyone, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information will not be sold, and may be disclosed only to our staff and to people or organizations working on our behalf.

We May Collect Information About Your Computer. When you visit our site, we may automatically collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address or ISP domain name. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to administer the site, to improve the site for everyone, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information will not be sold, and may be disclosed only to our staff and to people or organizations working on our behalf.

We May Collect Data on Your Use of Our Site. As you browse our site, we may gather information that shows what pages you visited and how long various features are used. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to administer the site, to improve the site, and to comply with legal requirements. This information will not be sold, and may be disclosed only to our staff and to people or organizations working on our behalf.

Certain Exceptional Disclosures

We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct. Disclosure may be required by law or legal process.

What Are Cookies? What are they used for?

Cookies are small files stored by your browser in your computer when you visit our site. We use cookies to improve our site and make it easier to use. Cookies permit the site to recognize users and streamline repeated requests for the same information. We don’t use cookies in most areas of our site. In areas where we may use cookies, we most frequently use “session cookies” that are automatically deleted after each visit. However, some cookies may remain on your computer unless you manually delete them. Cookies from our site cannot be read by other sites. Most browsers accept cookies until you change browser settings to refuse them.

Further information on cookies is available in your browser’s manual. The Pew Internet and American Life Project web site provides a comprehensive explanation of cookies and other privacy issues.

How Do We Protect Information We Collect?

PAI follows technical and management practices we believe are reasonable to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of information stored on our system. However, we do not operate a completely secure site. For example, we generally do not use secure pages to collect information and we generally do not store data in encrypted form.

How Long De We Keep User Information?

PAI generally keeps user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it.

Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Note: we have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.

Your Consent to This Policy

By using our site, you agree to PAI’s Privacy Policy. This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. We may change the current policy by posting a new version on our site.

Disclaimer

THIS SITE OPERATES AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE. ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, QUALITY, TITLE, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY ARE DISCLAIMED. POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR EVENTS BEYOND OUR DIRECT CONTROL.

This policy is governed by District of Columbia law, excluding conflicts of law principles. Provisions of this policy that may be illegal or unenforceable shall be deemed automatically conformed to the minimum requirements of law. Any legal actions against Population Action International pursuant to this policy must be commenced in the District of Columbia within one year of the date on which the specific the claim arose, or be barred.

If You Have a Privacy Question

If you have a privacy question about PAI’s web site, please send e-mail to webmaster@popact.org. Or write: Population Action International, Attn: Webmaster, 1300 19th St., NW #200, Washington, DC 20036, USA.

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