Commitment to Privacy

At Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (collectively “PACPI,” “we” or “us”), your privacy is important to us.  To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice (this “Privacy Policy”) so you understand how and why we collect, use and disclose your personal information.  This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms and Conditions of the PACPI Web site (the “site”).  We encourage you to become familiar with both this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions.  By accessing and using the site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices that are described in this Privacy Policy.

Information PACPI Collects

We do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18, nor do we collect any personal information about you at the site unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily.  “Personal information” is information that is unique to you and may include, but is not limited to, name, address, e-mail address and phone number.

Like many other web sites, the site may at any time, in our discretion, use “cookies” or other tracking mechanisms to help us recognize you on subsequent visits to the site. A cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. You can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it, or you can choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies. Check with your browser manufacturer for additional details.

How PACPI Uses and Discloses the Information It Collects

If you provide us with personal information, we will only use it for the purposes for which it was collected.  We will not license, transmit or disclose this information outside of PACPI unless (1) you authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our contractors and agents to provide services to us, (3) it is necessary to provide products or services to you, or (4) it is required or permitted by law.

Opt-Out Policy

Users are provided with the opportunity and ability to “opt out” of either providing personal or professional information to us or receiving communications from our Partners and us. We respect your right to privacy and offer you the opportunity to browse our Site without the need to provide private information, unless specifically required.

How PACPI Protects the Information It Collects

PACPI uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software whenever receiving and transferring your personal information within the Site.  We protect your personal information offline by limiting access to our database only to PACPI employees, contractors and agents.  Although we have implemented these security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information, we are not responsible for damages or liability relating to any such security failures.  You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet.

Linked Sites

Some hyperlinks may be posted on the site that link to other web sites not under our control.  We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of those sites or of any companies that we do not own or control.  We encourage you to seek out and read and the privacy policy of each web site that you visit.  In addition, should you happen to initiate a transaction on a web site to which our site links, the information you submit to complete that transaction becomes subject to the privacy practices of the operator of that linked site.  You should read that site’s privacy policies to understand how personal information that is collected about you is used and protected.

Changes to Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may change our privacy practices and this Privacy Notice, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, or our business practices, or our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other visitors.  The latest version of our Privacy Policy will always be posted on the site.

Your Acknowledgement

By accessing and using the site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices that are described in this Privacy Policy.