Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)

Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC). This privacy statement describes WHEC's policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information through the WHEC web site. It applies to all "WHEC sites" -- that is, all sites within the "womenshealthsection.com" domain name.

What information does WHEC collect?
Normal web site usage: In general, you can browse the WHEC site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain WHEC sites, request information, provide feedback, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various WHEC databases. WHEC sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site. In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general WHEC privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular site. Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-WHEC employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.

What does WHEC do with the information it collects?
Normal web site usage: The information gathered during general browsing of the "womenshealthsection.com" domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the WHEC site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information
WHEC may use the personal information you provide to: Contact you -- either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you; "Remember" your online profile and preferences; Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site content most relevant to you;

Statistical analysis
What if I don't want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the WHEC site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the WHEC site.

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the WHEC site to any third party. Any information provided to WHEC by users of the WHEC site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. WHEC employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

The WHEC site contains links to sites external to the womenshealthsection.com domain. WHEC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

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