Introduction
This web site, with a home page located at www.the16vaccine.org, including all related pages, any mobile site and any related app (collectively, the “Site”) is owned and controlled by The National Meningitis Association (referred to as “NMA” herein, and which includes any affiliate and/or successor entity). NMA has created this Privacy Policy in order to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. “You” or similar terms means you, the individual using this Site, as well as any other person on whose behalf you are using this Site and/or who may have rights through you. This Privacy Policy applies specifically to the information we collect when you use the Site. For information about choices we offer under this Policy, please see “Your Choices” below. We encourage you to read this Policy carefully when using the Site. Any questions regarding this Policy should be directed by email to [email protected].

Your Choices; Accessing, Deleting, Updating Your Information.
Within each text message you receive, prompts will be provided that allow you to receive notifications or the ability to cancel. In the event that you are unable to update your preference, notify us via email at
[email protected].

You agree, represent and warrant that the information you provide is not the identifying information of some other unrelated person. For example, you represent and warrant that you are not providing information of another person to harass, annoy or embarrass them. You are liable for any violation of this representation and warranty and will indemnify NMA for any related damages.

Information we receive about you
We collect information about you when you use the Site. We also collect information, such as usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies. Some of it is personally identifying, some is not.

  • Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal information from you that you enter on our Site. This includes identifying information such as your first name, your mobile phone number, your child’s first name, and your child’s birthday. It is always your choice whether you wish to provide any of this information.

How we use the information we collect
We may use the information we collect about you to:

  • operate our Site and providing our notification / reminder service, including delivering confirmations, updates and messages through text message, and personalizing the Site and notices for you.
  • monitor and analyze trends in usage of our Site.

How we use and share the information we collect
We may use, share or disclose information provided by you or that we have collected about you through the Site as described in the Privacy Policy or with your consent. We may use, share, and disclose the information provided by you:

  • As reasonably necessary to perform the notifications and services provided by our Site.
  • As reasonably necessary to operate our Site.
  • With third parties who help us operate the Site and perform related services. For example, we may use and share your telephone number with our telecom provider, in order to send you the text message reminder you signed up to receive.
  • With law enforcement or in response to a subpoena or other legal order or request.
  • To protect our rights or the rights of third parties.

Consent
By using the Site and by submitting information through the Site, you consent and agree on behalf of yourself, your child, and any and all others who may have rights through you, that we may share and use the information as described in this Privacy Policy including any and all future updates to this Privacy Policy.

Information shared as aggregate data and hashed information. In an effort to understand and best serve the needs of the users of the Site, we analyze user demographics, signup activities, and behavior based on the personal information and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis and NMA may share this “Aggregate Data” with its affiliates, agents and business partners and others without restriction, as Aggregate Data and de-identified data does not contain any personally identifying information about you or your child. NMA may also disclose Aggregate Data in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes. We may also share information that has been “hashed.” “Hashed” information is information that has been converted to an anonymized string of characters in an effort to prevent third parties from unscrambling the anonymized string of characters to recover the underlying information.

We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated herein or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose personal information. Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this Policy. Please note that these entities or their servers may be located either inside or outside the United States. We will not be liable for any damages that may result from the misuse of your personal information by these companies.

Children's Privacy
The NMA does not knowingly collect through the Site personal information from children under the age of 13. Our Site and related services are for a general audience and are not directed to nor intended for children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information through our Services, please contact us at [email protected], and we will delete that information from our database.

Information Security
We use industry-standard technologies when transferring and receiving personal and consumer data exchanged between the NMA and third party companies affiliated in providing the Site and related. This Site has security measures and processes in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under NMA’s control. Our servers are backed up regularly and protected by security systems, additionally, we use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. Please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. NMA is not liable for the wrongful or criminal actions of unrelated third parties (for example, criminal hackers).

Based in United States. Intended for United States Audience.
NMA is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. The Site is intended for a U.S. audience only. If you are using or visiting the Site from a country outside the United States, such as the UK or EU, you acknowledge and agree that personal data and other information may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of NMA and its authorized third-party business vendors located globally, including in the United States, and processed globally including in the United States. By accessing the Site or otherwise providing your information to the NMA, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy and you expressly waive the application of any laws of any territory other than the United States.

Do Not Track Disclosure.
This Site does not monitor for or behave differently if your computer transmits a “do not track” or similar beacon or message.

Revisions to this Policy
The NMA may change or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. When we revise this Policy, we will notify you by posting the new Policy on the Site with the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy or any changes thereto, you may not continue using the Site and you should opt-out and delete your information. This Policy may not be otherwise amended except in a writing that specifically refers to this Privacy Policy and is physically signed by both parties.

Contact
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with the NMA, you can contact [email protected].

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