Pri​v​acy Policy

Inform​ation we​​ collect:

When you browse and do not interact with the site for any online service from the NGHA, you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information--such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address--is not collected as you browse.

When you become a registered user on our site, or choose to interact with our site in other ways, such as subscribing to NGHA publications, participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, e-mail address and other demographic information. The type of service that you seek will determine the personal information that is collected. For a listing of the exact type of personal information that will be collected from you, please refer to the relevant online form.

Tracking activi​ty on our w​eb-site:

We track how our site is used by both anonymous visitors and visitors who interact with the site. One way we track is by using "cookies." A cookie is a small file or string of text on the site user's computer that is used to aid Web navigation. Two types of cookies are commonly used. A session cookie is created by a Web site when that Web site is accessed; that type of cookie is automatically deleted by closing the Web browser. A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored on the hard drive of the user’s computer for a period of time chosen by the web-site that set the cookie, usually for a number of years, unless the user deletes it manually. This policy distinguishes between short-lived cookies and long-lasting cookies. Short-lived cookies include all session cookies and those persistent cookies that are set to be stored for no more than one week. NGHA-related web-sites may at times require users to accept short-lived cookies in order for the Web sites to function properly. Long-lasting cookies may be used on the site to track visitor practices to help determine that site features and services are most important and guide editorial direction. Other long-lasting cookies may make it possible for the user to access the site without requiring entry of a user name or password, allow the user to view different restricted areas of the site without reregistering, allow the user to personalize the site for future use and provide other features and benefits. Users who do not desire the functionality created by the long-lasting cookie should have the option to disable the long-lasting cookie function, by disabling the long-lasting cookie function on their Web browser. Cookies are required for the Members-Only of the Web site. Cookies are essential for site administration and security. 

This site uses Google Analytics to prepare content reports that helps to learn how visitors interact with the website and the pages without collecting personally identifiable information.

How we use personal information:

Once collected, we may use your personal information (except for e-mail address, which is outlined below) for the following purposes:

  • Register you for programs and services you have requested.

  • Process, fulfill and follow up on your orders.

  • Answer your e-mails or on-line requests.

  • Send information you request.

  • Send and process surveys.

  • Ensure the NGHA site is relevant to your needs.

  • Deliver NGHA services such as newsletters, meetings or events.

Linking to ot​her Internet sites:

You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the NGHA site or to an NGHA e-mail may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Internet Privacy Statement. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.

Information s​ecurity:

The NGHA implements security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to the NGHA’s business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Site security featu​res:

User ID and pass​word:

Many areas of the site require the use of a user ID and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information. This allows NGHA to verify who you are, thereby allowing you access to your account information and preventing unauthorized access.

SSL technology a​nd how you benefit from it:

NGHA realizes the importance of security, so we've taken a number of steps to enhance the protection of information sent to or from NGHA over the Internet. First, we require that a "secure session" be established, using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This is done any time you supply or access information in one of our secure online areas.

Changes to the Internet P​rivacy Statement

As our organization, membership and benefits change from time to time, this Internet Privacy Statement is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Internet Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason. We will post a notice that this Internet Privacy Statement has been amended by revising the "Last updated" date at the top of this page.  The NGHA regularly reviews its compliance with this Internet Privacy Statement. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Internet Privacy Statement or NGHA’s treatment of personal information by sending us an e-mail. 

Last Modified

06-Dec-2020 10:58 AM