Privacy Policy

The Healthy Villi (Greater Boston Celiac/DH Support Group Inc.) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect certain information about you when you use this web site, and how we protect the privacy of that information.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Two types of information are collected from our web site:

1. Personal or "individually identifiable" information that you provide to us when you join, register for an event, make a donation or order an item.


2. Aggregate information regarding overall web site traffic patterns.

All information that you provide is treated in a confidential manner. We will NOT disclose, sell or rent your name or any personal information about you to any third party.


We use the aggregate information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different pages and sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.


The aggregate information we collect is NOT linked to personal information, and we do NOT report on individual user sessions.

Personal Information

You do not need to give personal information to receive information from this site. However, when you join, register for an event, make a donation, or order a product, it is necessary for us to request the information needed to process the transaction. We retain this information in a secure database for processing, and to facilitate your future membership, registration, donation, ordering and related transactions.

Online Transactions

When you choose to join, renew your membership, register for an event, make a donation, or purchase any other product or service of The Healthy Villi, we may request the following information:


(i) Contact information: first and last name, street address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact information. This information is used to process your transaction and provide you with a receipt. We have contracted with MemberClicks.com to provide back-end database services to process and store this information. The company adheres to strict industry standards for safeguarding private data. The company's security policy can be found here.


(ii) Credit card information: We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions for our customers. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks. The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

• 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.

• Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.

• Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.

E-mail Inquiries

Our web site contains e-mail links that allow web visitors to easily send an e-mail inquiry or feedback to The Healthy Villi. When you use the e-mail links, your e-mail address and the subject of your inquiry are provided to the individual or individuals responsible for responding to your specific request. Your e-mail address will NOT be shared with any third party.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can be read only by the web site that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card. It is NOT a program, and it CANNOT be executed as code, nor can it deliver a virus.


The Healthy Villi uses cookies to track your visit. Cookies allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the web site. Also they may be used to track your return visits to the web site. This allows us to improve the site, and to provide you with the best possible web-browsing experience.


Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie; this gives you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Without cookies enabled, some features of The Healthy Villi web site may not be available to you. Also, you may have to re-enter information each time you visit.

Links to Other Sites and Services

The Healthy Villi is not responsible for the contents of any linked web site; any link contained in a linked web site; or any changes or updates to such web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that requests personal information from you.

Effect of Policy

By visiting The Healthy Villi Privacy Policy online, you are accepting the practices described in this notice. Despite the measures described in this Policy, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us via this web page or the Internet cannot be guaranteed. The Healthy Villi reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Our Policy will be kept up-to-date and posted on our web site.


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