MAKING HEADWAY acknowledges the importance of protecting the privacy of MAKING HEADWAY site users. The information we collect is used to improve the services we offer, to improve our website’s content, and, with your permission, to contact you with updates to our website or other marketing information. However, MAKING HEADWAY will not share any information obtained on this site with any other company or sell information obtained on this site to any company or marketing group external to MAKING HEADWAY.
In addition, certain areas of MAKING HEADWAY site may require registration or a password to enter them. Information obtained through those sites may also be used for marketing purposes, and cookies may be used in those and other areas, as is described in this policy. Information obtained in the areas may also be used in accordance with agreements governing access to and use of the areas.
What information is captured from visitors to MAKING HEADWAY site?
The MAKING HEADWAY site web server uses an extended log file format which captures: date and time of visit, refer address (location from which a visitor comes to MAKING HEADWAY site), type of Internet browser, and visitor’s IP address. (Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP Address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture a visitor’s email address.
Is personal information requested?
Personal information may be requested as part of the registration process for certain areas of MAKING HEADWAY site. Only your name, address, email address, and billing information. This information is collected to help us further develop our services, and to provide you access to valuable MAKING HEADWAY Internet-based information and services.
How is the information used?
The information helps us identify the type of website content our customers value most. We then use this information to improve the website. We also use this information to send you email notifications about updates to the website when you give us permission, and to contact you for marketing purposes (again, only if you give us permission). None of the information collected is shared with organizations external to MAKING HEADWAY for commercial purposes.
Will my information be used for any other purposes?
MAKING HEADWAY may periodically send you information about various services if you grant MAKING HEADWAY your permission to do so. Your preferences can be changed at any time.
What happens when I leave MAKING HEADWAY site to visit other linked websites?
When you leave MAKING HEADWAY site to visit a linked website, the only information transferred to the third party is the fact that you came from MAKING HEADWAY site (the refer address). This practice allows the third party to monitor its own website traffic, but does not provide them with any information about you. MAKING HEADWAY is not responsible or liable for the independent privacy policies of any third party site. You should consult the privacy policies at those sites to determine how your information may be used.
Are cookies used?
Cookies may be used to achieve two goals. The first is to provide MAKING HEADWAY with the capability to customize information for certain segments of its customer base. Secondly, in some instances, cookies may be used to allow MAKING HEADWAY the opportunity to associate individual customers with their information profiles.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a website, is placed by the web Server into the browser’s application folder on your computer. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the Website to “recognize” you as a unique individual.
Please note that in most instances a cookie does not enable a User to be recognized as a name (e.g., Joe Smith). Rather, it will recognize an individual as a series of numbers (e.g., TRACKID=MC_53011).
How do I contact Making Headway Center for Brain Injury Recovery?
Our postal address is:
Making Headway Center for Brain Injury Recovery
730 K Street
Eureka, California 95501
Additional resources on information privacy
Electronic Privacy Information Center focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure. EPIC Alert is the online newsletter of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC.