The Amputee Coalition respects the privacy of its online visitors and donors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. We do not require you to register or provide information in order to view public areas of our site.
Information Collection – The Amputee Coalition is the sole owner of the information collected on amputee-coalition.org. We collect information from our visitors at several different points on our Web site, but we do not sell, rent or trade the information.
Membership, Orders or Donations – If you purchase or renew a membership, purchase a product or resource, or make a donation through our site, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order forms. You must provide contact information (such as name, -mail and mailing addresses) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date) so we can process your membership, purchase or donation. If we have trouble processing your payment, we may use this information to contact you.
Information use – As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information collected through “cookies” and log files to create a profile of your preferences. We do not tie your personally identifiable information or your order history to information in the profile.
A cookie is a small piece of data stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our site; a session cookie expires when you close your browser. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target your interests to better serve you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s Help or Tools menu.
Log files include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), referring/exit pages, operating systems, date/time stamps, and number of clicks data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. IP addresses are only linked to personally identifiable information when online credit card transactions are conducted. We do not share individual information gathered through log files with third parties.
Links to other Web sites – Our Web site contains links to enable you to visit other Web sites of interest easily. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should know that we do not have any control over the other Web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that you visit.
Security – The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. While on a secure page, such as an order form, the “lock” icon at the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open, when you are just browsing our site.
Choice/Opt-out – If we are currently using your personal information to send you communications and you want to change your options, you can “opt-out” at any time, using the following directions.
To “opt-out” of communications, you can choose any one of the following actions:
- Send an e-mail request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call toll-free: 888/267-5669
- Mail your request to:
900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37915
- Click the checkbox on the registration or order form you’re filling out.
You may also use the above directions to change your personal information in our customer database. Parents may review their child’s personal information, have it deleted, or refuse to permit any further collection by contacting the Amputee Coalition at the address above.
If you send us an e-mail or letter, please be sure to include your full name, address, phone number and e-mail address and indicate specifically what type of communication you wish to stop receiving. This will ensure we identify you correctly in our systems so that we may accurately process your “opt-out” request.
Legal disclaimer – We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our Web site.