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NACDD Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy

This document was updated on October 17, 2018 

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES POLICY

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors ("NACDD" and also referred to as “we,” “us,” and “our”) respects the online privacy of visitors ("you") to this website, www.chronicdisease.org (the "Website").

 This Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy (the "Cookies Policy"), which is part of our Privacy Policy, describes the information that we and third parties may collect from you through the use of cookies and similar technologies on this Website.  This Cookies Policy also describes how and why we and our business partners use and the choices you have for opting in and out of those technologies. 

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A "cookie" is a small file created by a web server that can be stored on a user's device for use either during a particular ("session" cookie) or future ("persistent" cookie) browsing session. This file may include information about internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), URLs of any referring or exited webpages, operating system, and/or date and time stamps. 

We use cookies to enable certain website functions, develop web browsing analytics, store and track your preferences, and enable the delivery of advertising and marketing, when applicable.  For example, we track the number of “hits” or visits to our Websites, the most popular times of day and sections visited, and the range of devices and browsers most commonly used to view the Websites. 

First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site.  Certain features of our Website use session, persistent, and flash cookies.

"Session" cookies are temporarily stored on your hard drive and only last until they expire at the end of your browsing session or after a set time period.  Our Website's session cookies are required for log in to access secure areas of the Website and to process e-commerce transactions.  "Permanent" cookies remain stored on a user's hard drive until they expire or are deleted by a user.  We use permanent browser cookies on our Website for log in purposes and to recover certain preferences set for use by you during repeated visits to our Website. 

We use local stored objects (or "flash" cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as browser cookies. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe's website at:

 https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html.

Third Party Cookies

You also may encounter third party cookies on our Website that are stored on your web browser by a party other than the NACDD and may gather browsing activity (such as information you have entered or choices you have made) across numerous websites that you visit and during numerous browsing sessions. These cookies also help improve how our Websites and services function and perform, customize your interaction with our Websites, and help provide more relevant messaging and marketing communications to you. We are currently using third party cookies to track and analyze visitor website usage.

If you wish to delete third party cookies, you should adjust your browser settings as described in the "CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION" section of this Policy.

We also use third party ad targeting to display ads for our programs and services that may be of interest to you and to track the performance of the advertisements. This service is able to follow users to third party websites not affiliated with the NACDD and displays ads when users visit those other sites. 

If you like more detailed information about first party and third party cookies in use on or related to this Website, please contact us.  You also may learn more about internet advertising practices and related consumer resources at http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ and http://youronlinechoices.eu/ (if you are located in Europe).

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?

Like most websites, as you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may passively collect information about your browsing activities using cookies and other automatic data collection technologies, such as Internet tags, or web beacons (clear gifs., pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs), and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, etc.), to improve website functionality and analytics. 

·       Web beacons: These are tiny graphics (sometimes called "clear GIFs" or "web pixels" with a unique identifier that are used to understand browsing activity.  In contract to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisible on web pages when you open a page.

·       Social Widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget and are controlled by third parties.

·       UTM Codes: These are strings that can appear in a URL (the "Uniform Resource Locator", which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website.

The aggregate data collected by these passive technologies typically does not target any personally identifying information (PII) or other personal data, but personal information we store about you may be linked to information stored in and obtained from cookies in order to improve our marketing, analytics, or website functionality.

Google Analytics and Similar Technologies

In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by us on the Website.

We use Google Analytics and similar technologies (the “Analytics Technologies”) to collect and process statistical data about the number of people using our Website and to better understand how they find and use our webpages.  This does not include personally identifiable information, nor do we store or associate such analytics with personally identifiable information collected elsewhere. Any data collected is used in accordance with our Policy and Google’s privacy policy. If you do not want to receive any user-based advertising, you can disable the placement of ads by using Google’s ad settings detailed below.

You may learn more about the performance and ad tracking cookies used by Google by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ or https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en. To opt-out of Google Analytics or other Google advertising services or products, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  and install the opt-out browser add-on feature.  For more details, visit the “Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on” page (located at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en). Google Analytics has certified compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

We use CloudFlare on this Website as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to optimize load times and secure this Website in the interest of maintenance, protection and improvement of our Website.  You may review CloudFlare’s Privacy Policy here: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

Other Third Party Technologies

Some third parties may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about you when you when you browse the internet.  The information they collect about your online browsing activities over time and across different websites and other online services may be associated with your personal information and used to provide you with targeted content.  We do not control these third parties' technologies or how they may be used.  If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible party directly or consult their privacy policies.

Social Media

Our Website as well as the websites of our third party service providers may interface with social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter and use social media plugins (such as the Facebook "Like" button) to facilitate social media functions.

When you visit our Website, the operator of a social media plugin may set cookies or other tracking technology on your browser, enabling that social media operator to recognize individuals who visit our website. If you are logged into a social media website while browsing on our website, the social media plugins may allow the social media website to receive information about your visit-including the pages that you viewed-and connect the visit to your personal information.

The social media plugins also may grant us permission to access and use the information that you post or store on the applicable social media service, in accordance with the privacy policy of that service and the privacy settings that are applicable to your account, and to store the user name and password you use to log-in to the applicable social media service. This allows us to share information about your activities on our website with other users of their social media website. For example, Facebook social media plugins allow Facebook to show your Likes and comments on our website to your Facebook friends. Your use of social media plugins is subject to each social media website's privacy policy, so we encourage you to use care and thoughtfully read the privacy policy of each social media website that you use.

We have no control over the information that social media websites or plugins collect, store, or use. Before connecting to our website from a social media website or using a social media plugin on our website, please be certain that you understand the social media website's privacy policy and how it may gather information about what your access to our website, and what you view on our website.

CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us and have created ways to give you control over our use of your information. Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies.  If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to refuse all or some types of cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent by website tracking technologies and advertising. Note that, if the user declines the use of cookies, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the Website.

When a user registers with our Website, the Website will prompt the user to confirm whether he or she approves of the use of a cookie. You may adjust your browser settings to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and to only accept "session" cookies, but will need to log in each time you want to enjoy the full functionality of the Website.

Please be aware that adjusting the Cookie Settings on our Website may not fully delete all of the cookies that have already been created.  To delete them, visit your web browser settings after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our Website.

Additional information is provided below about how to disable cookies or manage the cookie settings for the leading web browser providers:

Google Chrome:          https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Firefox:            https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Safari:              http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471

For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

It is our policy to post any changes we make to this Policy on this webpage. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you by posting on our Website home page as well or provide notification via email, if appropriate. The date this policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page. 

We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to stayed informed about how we use cookies and other similar technologies.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using one of the methods listed below:

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

325 Swanton Way

Decatur, GA 30030

Email: info@chronicdisease.org

 Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (EST).

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
info@chronicdisease.org
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.