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Privacy Policy

This is how the ASERT Collaborative handles information we learn about you from your visit to our websites. Please check back to this policy frequently because we may modify it at any time without notice. The use of ASERT’s websites is governed by the Terms and Conditions of Use and by this privacy statement. If you do not agree to the terms of our privacy policy or the Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this website.

Privacy Statement

Personal information submitted by you to the ASERT websites (PAAutism.org and ASDNext.org), or collected by ASERT as a result of your visit to our websites, will be considered private and held in confidence. We will take reasonable steps to protect your personal data from misuse, unauthorized access and alteration. In addition, we will not sell, rent, trade or give away personal information to any third party for use in selling products or services without your consent.

The ASERT websites contains links to other sites. ASERT does not endorse, approve, certify or control these other websites, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information contained on these sites. ASERT is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. Any information you provide to one of these other websites will be governed by the privacy policy of that website. We therefore strongly recommend that you refer to each website’s privacy policy before giving out any personal information on their site. See addition information about content on external sites in the Disclaimer.

What Information We Collect

You may elect to provide such personal information as your name, address, date of birth, phone number and email address, as well as information on the types of autism information in which you are interested. We may also collect and track certain non-personal information such as your IP address.

Why We Collect Information

ASERT may use the personal information you provide for the purpose of providing personalized services, for registrations, for communicating separately with you (e.g., answering questions you have submitted to us), for reviewing in connection with current job openings and for our internal mailing list. This personal information is not shared with any third party outside of ASERT. We may also use non-personal, general demographic information about users of the site for internal marketing and planning purposes. We may also share such non-personal information with our vendors and other business partners. We may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our system, and to enforce our terms and conditions of use. We also may use your IP address to gather broad demographic information concerning the use of the site.

How We Collect Information

ASERT primarily collects information through the user registration and contact forms offered on our sites. We use cookie technology to track user trends and patterns to better understand our user base, to specifically tailor your experience on the site and to otherwise improve the quality of our services. A cookie is a small data file that websites may write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. A cookie can tell us, “This is the same computer that visited ASERT two days ago,” but it cannot tell us, “This person is Joe Smith” or even, “This person lives in the United States.” You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Be aware, however, that some parts of the ASERT site may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

How We Protect Information

We use a secure server and load all pages over https. The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypts information that you input before it is sent to us in appropriate areas. We also take reasonable steps to protect the data we collect against unauthorized access or use.

Email Communication

We do not rent or sell email addresses to third parties for unsolicited communications.

Spamming

By using the ASERT websites, you agree that you will not utilize any email addresses available to you through this website to transmit unsolicited messages.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, or any other aspect of our websites, or if you wish to have any of your information removed from our databases, please email us at info@paautism.org.