What information do we collect and how do we use it?
Through the HLAA and Walk4Hearing website, we collect information about the domain name (.com, .net, .edu, .gov) of a visitor's server (i.e., the name of the Internet service provider's computer that funnels traffic to the Internet) but use it only for measurement purposes. These measurements provide website statistics, such as the number of visitors, “hits” and top pages transmitted. Knowing how the site is used helps us develop plans for improvement of the site. The data we collect are totals of those visiting from a domain and not information on individual visitors. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not automatically collect email addresses or other personal information unless you provide it on a form, survey, or email message. The information we collect is used in the following ways:
The Hearing Loss Association of America does not sell, trade, or rent personal information about its website visitors, members, or donors.
Email addresses provided to us through registration on our site or when making a donation are used to distribute advocacy alerts, electronic newsletters, announcements, or other communications that HLAA distributes on behalf of HLAA Chapters, state organizations and alliance groups.
When you register as a Team Captain or walker, we need to know your name, email address and mailing address. When you make a donation online, we need to know your name, email address, mailing address, credit card number and the expiration date. This allows us to process, fulfill, and acknowledge your donation. Secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.
You may receive email communications from HLAA, which you can opt-out of by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link available at the bottom of each message. You may also receive periodic mailings via the U.S. mail. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please provide your full name, mailing address, and a sentence requesting deletion of your postal information from our files, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Hearing Loss Association of America
Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of "Cookies":
All information provided to Hearing Loss Association of America is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Hearing Loss Association of America. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. The Hearing Loss Association of America will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The Hearing Loss Association of America stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Our Site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which The Hearing Loss Association of America has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
The Hearing Loss Association of America and Walk4Hearing website is committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors. Information gathered through The Hearing Loss Association of America and Walk4Hearing website is used to monitor our sites’ effectiveness and to respond to your questions and requests.
By using the Hearing Loss Association of America and Walk4Hearing websites, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above.
When you register for a walk, you will have the option to utilize the Walk4Hearing Facebook fundraising app for your personal Facebook page. Should you decide to no longer use the app and want your information removed, please follow the following steps: