Effective as of May 30, 2016
General Statement of Privacy
Subject to the provisions of applicable laws, any information you submit to the App Association will not be used in any manner to which you have not consented.
The terms codified in this policy cover all brands, companies, and organizations associated with or wholly-owned subsidiaries of the App Association, including the Connected Health Initiative, HIPAA Check Tool, and Innovators Network Foundation.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) is defined as (1) any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity and (2) any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual. PII includes, but is not limited to, your e-mail address and zip code. We collect PII from Site users through the membership registration form, e-mail newsletter registration, legislator contact and/or other forms, including online survey and petition tools.
It is the App Association’s policy not to collect PII about you on the Site without your knowledge or action. You should be aware that if you disclose any information on an open forum that is hosted by the App Association, entities related to the open forum may collect that information to send you unsolicited information not related to the App Association or for other purposes.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
The App Association may disclose PII if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the App Association or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the App Association; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the App Association employees or agents, users of the App Association products or services, or members of the public.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-PII is all information not defined above as PII. Non-PII includes, but is not limited to, information we automatically collect on your use and/or actions on our Site (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the Site, click-through rates, search terms that users enter into our search utility). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system, and browser software used. An IP address (which is not the same as an e-mail address) can tell us the user’s internet service provider and, based on that, can suggest the geographic location of the connection. The App Association recognizes that certain user information of key demographic nature (e.g., race, age, national origin, income), while Non-PII, is still of sensitive nature to users.
As a general matter, the App Association does not collect demographic information about you through regular use of the Site. However, in recognition of the sensitive nature of such information, in the event the App Association comes into possession of such information, whether through your voluntary submission of information in response to a special feature on the Site or by receiving such information from any of our business partners, such information shall, when coupled with any of your PII, be deemed PII and will be treated by the App Association as such.
Use of Non-PII
As a general matter, Non-PII helps us determine how the Site is being used, identify popular areas of the Site, and determine the effectiveness of promotional activities regarding the Site. In the course of collecting Non-PII, that information may be shared with third parties.
Do Not Track
The App Association respects user choice and controls. To the extent possible, the Site responds to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals communicated by your browser. However, there is currently no DNT industry standard defined; therefore, the App Association cannot guarantee that it responds to the DNT signal on your browser.
The Site may contain links to other internet websites, including co-branded or affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such websites’ use of any information.
By using the Site, you understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the internet. Information you send to this site, including e-mail messages, may not be encrypted.
You may be able to access certain information related to third parties on the Site, or via links or click-throughs from the Site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. By using the Site, you understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is subject to the agreement between you and the associated third parties, and the App Association shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.
Notice to Parents or Guardians
We want to help you protect your child’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the internet. In particular, the App Association does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13, or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the App Association or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. Persons under age 13 shall neither provide any personal information to the App Association nor do the same on the Site of the App Association. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link on the Site. We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the internet.
To opt out of receiving information from the App Association, please contact us in one of the following ways:
- Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our e-mails.
- Send an e-mail to [email protected]
- Send a written request to:
1401 K St. NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20005
You may write us at any time if you wish to cancel your account or have us remove your PII from our database. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.