By using our Website, you agree to our handling your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not use our Websites or otherwise provide us with any personal information.
Within this Privacy Statement you will find
- Scope of Privacy Statement
- Children’s Privacy
- Information We Collect
- Personal Information
- Information Collected by Automatic Means
- How We Use Information We Collect
- How Your Information is Shared
- Do Not Track Disclosures
- Links to Third-Party Sites
- Third Party Advertisements
- Your Choices
- Security of Your Personal Information
- Changes to This Privacy Statement
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction
- International Users
- California Privacy Rights
- Contact Information
Scope of Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement only applies to information we collect from you, or information you provide to us when using our Website. It does not apply to any other information provided by you to, or collected by any third party, including through any application or contact that may link to or be accessible from our Websites. This Privacy Statement also does not apply to any other websites that link to a different privacy statement or policy, nor to any mobile applications that we may operate.
HMS’s Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information (as defined below) from any individual who we know to be in this age group.
Information We Collect
We collect and store only your Personal Information that you provide voluntarily when using our Websites. Personal Information is information that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. You can perform certain activities on our Websites, including researching credentials, without providing any Personal Information. However, to use certain features of our Websites, such as to provide information about credentials, join a working group or sign up to receive updates, we will ask you to provide certain Personal Information. Such Personal Information may include your name, email address, job title, and/or name of employer or organization. Personal Information does not include anonymized, aggregate or statistical information from which such identification cannot be reconstituted. We do not treat your IP address as Personal Information, and do not retain it after you use our Websites.
Information Collected by Automatic Means
How We Use Information We Collect
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including to:
- provide the information that you obtain from the Websites;
- improve the Websites;
- improve our products and services, and identify, develop and offer new or expanded products and services;
- provide you with updates if you sign up to receive them;
- respond to your questions, comments, feedback or inquiries;
- compile aggregated or anonymized user information for research and analytical purposes;
- track the number of visitors to the Websites;
- contact individuals identified as a point of contact via phone or email in order to respond to requests and provide individuals with updates, new items, meetings and special event announcements, and any other information to which they may have subscribed.
How Your Information is Shared
We may disclose your information as follows:
- to send you additional information about the products and services that we offer, including news and other updates to which you may subscribe;
- to entities with whom we partner and/or who provide services to us, including companies that provide application analytics, data processing and IT services such as application development, maintenance and other services;
- to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against claims;
- with third parties if we believe that they may offer goods or services that may be of interest to you.
- to a buyer of our Websites in the event that we ever sell or transfer the business; and
- with your consent.
Do Not Track Disclosures
We do not have a mechanism in place for responding to browsers “do not track.” Currently, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to Do Not Track signals.
Links to Third-Party Sites
This Website may contain links to other third-party websites (“third party sites”). We do not control the privacy policies or practices of these third-party sites. Therefore, you should review those policies before providing any information. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked third-party sites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our users.
Third Party Advertisements
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On our Website, you have the option to subscribe to receiving updates from us. You will have the ability to opt out of receiving our updates at any time by emailing us at email@example.com, or by clicking “unsubscribe” as indicated on any update that you receive. Additionally, we retain the information we collect from and about you only for as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected, unless otherwise authorized by applicable law. Users who have created a profile in order to access certain features of our Websites are able to access that profile to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date, to make changes, or to change their user name and password. Please note that we may retain an archived copy of some of your Personal Information as required by law.
Security of Your Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable security measures to help prevent loss of, unauthorized access to, or misuse of your Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is completely secure or error free; hence we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Statement (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable laws or relevant web policies).
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement, or any portion thereof, in our sole discretion, at any time and without prior notice to you, to respond to new laws, regulations or technology, or for any other business reasons. You can determine when the Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” notation above. Your continued use of our Website following any changes confirms your acceptance of the Privacy Statement, as amended.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that any claim, action or proceeding arising out of this Privacy Statement, or your use of the Website, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Any claim, action or proceeding related to this Privacy Statement will be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the District of Columbia and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts.
If you live outside the United States, and you use the Website or provide us with Personal Information using the Website, your Personal Information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We expect that your Personal Information will be collected and stored in the United States, and will be subject to the laws of the United States. By using the Website or giving us your Personal Information, you are directly transferring your Personal Information to us in the United States. Please note that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as protective as the laws in your country. The laws of the United States will govern the processing of your Personal Information, including any obligations of security and third-party information sharing.
California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us are entitled to ask us for a notice describing the type of Personal Information we have shared with third parties for those parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. That notice will identify the categories of information shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Website or Privacy Statement, you may contact us at email@example.com
Last Updated 9/26/2019