Collection, Use and Security of Personal Information
Collection of Personal Information
1. National Stroke Association will collect Personal Information (see below for definition of “Personal Information”) on an individual only if the individual provides the information to National Stroke Association either directly or through a third party. National Stroke Association also may collect information about a person who has been referred to the websites to send them emails regarding National Stroke Association‘s efforts or a person to whom National Stroke Association has been asked to send emails regarding National Stroke Association’s fundraising, programs or efforts. If a person donates to National Stroke Association, National Stroke Association may collect sensitive Personal Information such as the donor’s credit card number, card type, expiration date and keep a record of the financial transaction.
National Stroke Association may collect Demographic Information it obtains from individuals and third parties for fundraising purposes, to inform development of programs, products and services and to notify persons of National Stroke Association programs, events, educational opportunities and upcoming meetings.
National Stroke Association may collect Aggregate and Transactional Information and add to its database every time a person visits National Stroke Association websites. Also, National Stroke Association collects Aggregate Information for research purposes.
2. Types of information: "Personal Information" is "Demographic Information" and/or "Medical Information" which identifies a specific individual with a minimal degree of effort. Demographic Information includes name, address, city and other similar information. Medical Information includes diseases, treatments, lifestyle behaviors, family history, genotype, phenotype and other similar information. Transactional Information is data collected on an individual based on the individuals' interactions with National Stroke Association, which may include sensitive information such as credit card information and Medical Information. Aggregate Information is information presented in summary or statistical form, which does not contain data that would permit the identification of a specific individual without extraordinary effort.
Use of Personal Information
Third Party Disclosure
National Stroke Association uses an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services or to process donations. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. National Stroke Association partners with other parties to provide specific services such as secured Sites for financial transactions. As an option, users may register and create a personal account profile to provide more personalized information. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their account. National Stroke Association has no liability or responsibility for such use. National Stroke Association users are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their personal information used by third parties at the point where we ask for the information for purposes not directly related to our Sites. For example, our informational email messages have an “opt-out” mechanism so users who register can change their minds and be removed from receiving future informational messages.
If you decide at a later time that you want to opt out of any of National Stroke Association services, you can also contact Customer Service at 1-(800) 787-6537 (STROKES) or email NSAWebmaster@stroke.org. Please reference “Opt Out” in the subject line and describe which services you would like to opt out of in the body of the email. To update or change your information and preferences, visit our user login page and log on to your account.