We respect the privacy of the visitors to and users of Assurance’s website, assurancecare.org (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy is for the purpose of advising you of the measures we use to protect the privacy of visitors to this Site, as well as the use and disposition of certain personal information voluntarily submitted by visitors and collected by us upon connecting and/or communicating with Third Party Contacts (hereinafter defined) when such connection and/or communication is initiated through this Site. It is important that you read this Privacy Policy carefully, as it, in conjunction with the Terms of Use applicable to the Site, applies to your access to and use of the Site and the content thereof.

By accessing and/or using the Site and any content, you (1) acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy, and (2) acknowledge, understand, consent, and agree that all of your use of and access to the Site and the content is subject to this Privacy Policy, as may be amended, supplemented, updated, altered, revised, or otherwise modified from time to time, in conjunction with the Terms of Use.

1. Purpose of the Site.

The purpose of this Site is to connect individuals and families seeking information about a pregnancy with Assurance’s clinic and/or qualified third-party individuals and organizations (“Third Party Contacts”) that can provide them with compassion, support, and information.

2. Information Collected; Manner of Collection.

Visitors to the Site that wish and elect to connect and/or communicate with Assurance’s clinic and/or Third Party Contacts may be provided the option to do so by phone, instant message, e-mail, or any other means as may be provided by and accessible through the Site. No personally identifiable information is collected by us merely upon your accessing the Site. However, we may collect personally identifiable information, including without limitation names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, and other personally identifying information, as well as other personal information, that is provided voluntarily by you and at your own discretion in the course of any connection and/or communications you choose to have with and to Assurance and Third Party Contacts originating through the Site. Please be advised that Third Party Contacts may also collect personal information, inclusive of, but not limited to, personally identifiable information, from you in the course of your connection thereto and communication therewith. The collection, retention, disposition, and use of personal information, including without limitation personally identifiable information, by Third Party Contacts shall not be subject to, or governed or controlled by, this Privacy Policy or any other policy governing the Site; rather it will be subject to, and governed and controlled by, the privacy and any other policies, if any, of such Third Party Contacts. We assume no liability or other responsibility for the collection, retention, protection, security, use, disposition, or control of any personal information, including without limitation personally identifiable information, collected by any such Third Party Contacts.

3. Use/Disclosure of Collected Information.

Information collected by us from you that you voluntarily disclose in the course of your connection and/or communication with Assurance and Third Party Contacts accessed through the Site, may be used by us (a) to evaluate the activity and effectiveness of Third Party Contacts, (b) to provide, protect, maintain, improve, and enhance the services and visitor experience, as well as to develop new services, provided by and on the Site or otherwise; (c); (d) to protect us and other visitors to the Site; and (e) upon obtaining your consent, for any other purpose to which you may agree. We restrict access to personally identifiable information obtained by us from those who connect and/or communicate with Third Party Contacts to those employees, independent contractors, representatives, and agents who need to know the information for the purposes and usages identified in this Privacy Policy, and who are subject to contractual confidentiality obligations.

We will not disclose your personally identifiable information within our possession, custody, or control to any non-affiliated company, individual, organization, or entity, except in any of the following circumstances:

(a) To provide necessary information to (i) Third Party Contacts with whom you connect through the Site and/or communicate, and (ii) third parties who perform services or functions for us or on our behalf in connection with the management, operation, and maintenance of the Site;

(b) The disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) satisfy requirements imposed under applicable laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, or any enforceable judicial or governmental demands, subpoenas, summons, orders, or decrees, (ii) enforce the Terms of Use, or (iii) investigate violations of the Terms Use;

(c) In furtherance of the pursuit or defense of an actual or threatened legal proceeding and the claims and assertions made therein, whether asserted by or against us, provided such disclosure is limited to only that which is reasonably necessary to further our pursuit or defense of such claims and proceedings, as the case may be, and provided further that we take reasonable precautions to attempt to ensure the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record (though we will not be liable or responsible if, having taken such reasonable precautions, such information does become a matter of public record); or

(d) You have otherwise provided your consent to such disclosure. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we assume no liability or other responsibility for the collection, retention, protection, security, use, disposition, or control of any personal information, including without limitation personally identifiable information, collected directly by or provided by us in accordance herewith to any Third Party Contacts with whom you connect and communicate.

4. Retention of Information.

Any personal information collected and stored by us is held behind secure firewalls. As previously stated, we do not collect personal information from you upon your accessing the Site; rather, such information is only collected by us upon your voluntary election to disclose such information in the course of your connection and/or communication with Assurance or Third Party Contacts that have been accessed through the Site.

5. Security.

The communication of information over the Internet, whether sent or received, is generally not secure. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, and in no way expanding the scope of privacy protections that may be set forth herein, we cannot, and do not, warrant or guarantee the confidentiality or security of any information in the transmission thereof to or from the Site.

6. Use of Cookies.

From time to time, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to the Site, or to identify which areas of the Site you have visited. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on the Site. Many Web sites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent.

7. Google Analytics.

Google Analytics are used to better understand how visitors to the Site interact therewith and, thus, provide us with information beneficial for the improvement and enhancement of the Site. We only allow Google to use non-personally identifiable data obtained from a visitor’s usage of the Site. A visitor can read the privacy policy for Google Analytics by clicking on the link. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ A visitor can choose not to have his or her data collected by Google Analytics by downloading the opt-out browser add-on. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

8. Links to Other Websites.

The Site may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, managed, operated, or otherwise controlled by us. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you, and we do not make any endorsement or recommendation of or regarding any linked third-party website or the content thereof; nor does such linking indicate any affiliation or sponsorship by us of any such third-party website. Similarly, if a third party provides a link to the Site, it does not necessarily reflect a relationship with such third party. Your access to and usage of any linked third party website and/or the content thereof is solely at your own risk. We assume no liability for your access or usage of any linked third party website and/or the content thereof. Your access to and usage of any linked third party website and/or the content thereof is subject to the privacy policy and terms and conditions of use of and for such linked third party website.

9. Modification of Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to amend, supplement, update, alter, revise, or otherwise modify this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. Any such amended, supplemented, updated, altered, revised, or modified Privacy Policy shall be binding and immediately effective upon the posting thereof to the Site. Your continued access and use of the Site upon the posting of any amended, supplemented, updated, altered, revised, or modified Privacy Policy constitutes your acknowledgment, acceptance, and agreement
thereto and to be bound thereby.

10. Headings and Captions.

The headings and captions used in this Privacy Policy are for convenience only and shall not limit, expand, affect, alter, or otherwise modify the meaning of any text.

11. Contacting Us.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, requests for additional information with respect thereto, or have a complaint or problem relating to this Site you may submit an enquiry by emailing info@assurancecare.org.