HSTA may use the information collected by this Web site’s cookies in an aggregated form to measure number of visits, average time spent on this Web site, pages viewed, and other relevant statistics. HSTA collects this information to measure the overall visitor traffic, use of this Web site and to improve the operation of this Web site. A “cookie” is a small data file that this Web site can send to the Internet browser you are using, which may then be stored on the hard drive or server of the computer you are using to help this Web site remember information about you when you return to this Web site, such as your preferences for this Web site and if you desire, your account identification. This Web site’s cookies do not read data from the hard drive of the computer you are using, read cookie files created by other Web sites, or track any personal information about you. You may have the option of setting the Internet browser (e.g., Google, Yahoo!, etc.) you are using to reject cookies however doing so may negatively impact upon the performance of this Web site or restrict HSTA in better serving your use of this Web site. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most Internet browsers will tell you how to prevent the Internet browser you are using from accepting new cookies, how to have the Internet browser notify you when a new cookie is received, or how to disable the cookie feature altogether.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
This Web site, http://www.hsta.org reque,sts contact information (for example, your name, email and address) and other personal information when an individual user is either requesting more information through mail or email or when registering. This information is used by HSTA solely for the issuance of the requested information. This information is stored in a database. By submitting your information you are opting in to receive communications from HSTA. HSTA does not require disclosure of this information and data to obtain access to any area of this Web site. This information and data will enable HSTA to contact you should the need arise or to respond appropriately to any request or question you have about this Web site.
Links to Other Sites
As a convenience to users of this Web site, HSTA may include third party links on this Web site, http://www.hsta.org to th,ird party Web sites or permit third parties Web sites to link to this Web site. HSTA will attempt to only post links to Web sites that share HSTA’s high standards and respect for the users’ privacy. If you provide any information or data to parties who operate Web sites that are linked to or from this Web site, different rules may apply to their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information and data, including information provided by you and collected by their Web sites’ cookies. HSTA strongly encourages you to review such other Web sites’ privacy and legal policies before revealing any sensitive or personal information. Links to and/or from a third party Web site, whether provided by HSTA or not, does not imply any affiliation between HSTA and the third party’s Web site or its company, products or services, or an endorsement of such third party or its Web site. HSTA may cancel any third party link at any time and may remove any link from this Web site upon request from the beneficial rights owner of the linked Web sites. Such requests should be sent to this Web site’s Webmaster. HSTA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party Web sites.
What you can do to protect your information
Use only secure Web sites when disclosing your personally identifiable information. Secure pages generally begin with “https”. Avoid easy to decode (that is, easy to figure out) access codes (e.g., your name) and/or personal ID numbers. Never respond to unsolicited requests for your social security number or your financial data. Do not disclose your passwords to this Web site (if any) or your account information to any other person or entity.
If you send a person or entity an email from this Web site, or if you email this Web site’s URL, you must assume that some data is collected about Internet Protocol address that you are using and/or your email address and that of the person or entity to whom you sent the email. You must assume that referred emails or Web site pages may appear to come from your email. You must accept full responsibility for referring emails and Web site pages to such person’s and entities agree to indemnify HSTA for any damages, intentional or unintentional, that result from said emails and URL referrals.
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