Autism Navigator works to ensure a high degree of protection for consumers and businesses. We will continue to work to ensure that our websites comply with strict standards for online privacy, security, business practices, transaction integrity and availability. If you have any specific questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us for more information.
Collection and Use of Information by Autism Navigator
Autism Navigator requests certain information from you when we need such information (“personally identifiable information”) to provide our services or complete an online transaction. Such personally identifiable information is used to create a profile that allows you to access products on our websites, and may be used to contact you in the course of using such products. We may also request certain financial information in order to verify your identity, and to bill you (either you personally or your company as applicable) for products and services. We may also collect certain demographic information that may be used to tailor your access to our websites or for any requested email communications, and to display information that is more relevant to you.
Your email address is used to only send you information that you have requested. As part of your use of any Autism Navigator product or service, Autism Navigator allows you to elect to receive, or not receive, information from Autism Navigator. Autism Navigator adheres to a permission-based email policy and complies with the provisions of the Federal CAN-SPAM Act. Autism Navigator will not sell, rent, loan, or otherwise provide access to any third party to your personally identifiable information without your permission. This restriction applies to our business partners as well. All email communications that you have requested from us will include an option to unsubscribe to further communications. Unsubscribe requests are fulfilled with no further communication sent to users who have stated that they do not wish to receive the specified information.
While IP addresses (address of a computer) are logged to track your use of our websites, no personally identifiable information is used for such purposes. Tracking IP addresses gives Autism Navigator information about which parts of our websites are used most often and what information is viewed. IP addresses are not linked to anything that can personally identify a visitor. Thus, session details are tracked, but your identity remains anonymous.
Information Use by Third Parties
It is Autism Navigator’s policy to not provide your personally identifiable information to third parties without your express permission except in instances where such disclosure is necessary to process payment transactions or provide services that you have requested. We generally do not release personally identifiable information except under the following circumstances: (i) if Autism Navigator is compelled to do so under law by an appropriately empowered governmental authority, and (ii) if Autism Navigator makes our services or products available to you through one of our business partners, however, Autism Navigator will only share that portion of personally identifiable information that is necessary to complete the transaction you have requested in connection with the purchase of our services or products. Where you purchase our services through one of our business partners, we may provide your name (or company name when applicable) and business volume information to the partner. We may also share your personally identifiable information with one of our business partners when you have explicitly agreed to opt-in to communications from one or more of our business partners.
Automatic Information Collection
We may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
• Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
• Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.
The Website may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. Browser cookies are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer’s hard drive. These technologies tell us which parts of our Website you have visited and help us alert you to software compatibility issues. They are also used to analyze and improve our Website’s design and functionality. If you choose to delete cookies from your device or block them from being stored on your device, please note that the full functionality of the Website may not be available to you and you will not be able to login using your User ID.
“Web beacons” are images embedded in a web page for the purpose of measuring and analyzing usage and activity. Autism Navigator, or third-party service providers acting on our behalf, may use web beacons to help us analyze usage and activity.
Contact Lists, Campaign Content and Campaign Reports
Autism Navigator takes commercially reasonable measures to ensure that our contact lists, email content, and internal reports remain private and confidential.
Information Exchanges and Transactions
Privacy, anti-hacking and other security technology has been implemented throughout our computer systems that are used to deliver access to our websites. Information exchanges and transactions, passwords, contact lists (uploading and storing online) and billing related data between you and our websites are protected using various technologies. This ensures a high degree of security.
Credit Card Information
Autism Navigator allows you to purchase products on our website. When credit card billing is chosen, information is transferred to our online-transaction clearing house partner using industry-leading, secure transmission technology including SSL and HTTPS (the transmission standard used for transactions by major financial institutions).
The Bottom Line
Maintaining the privacy of your information is of paramount importance to us as it helps foster confidence, goodwill and stronger relationships with you, our customers. If at any time you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices in general or this Privacy Notice in particular, please feel free to contact us.