We at the Parkinson’s Resource Center (PRC) want this site to be a safe and private place for users. The PRC does its part by not requiring you to register or provide any information at all to use most features of this Web site. In turn, you can do your part by reading this policy and taking the steps outlined below.
There are certain actions and areas of the site that may require you to provide personal information, such as:
- leaving a comment or asking a question on the blog sections
- making a donation through PayPal
- requesting to be added to the e-mail or newsletter list(s)
- requesting free materials such as DVD recordings
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
In order to gain access to certain areas of our site, you may choose to provide information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other PRC activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. For example:
- If you join our e-mail list, we will have a record of your e-mail address and all other information you choose to provide. We may contact you by e-mail about a broad range of PRC activities.
- If you make an online donation to the PRC, your information will be added to our donor list and database, and you will be contacted about other PRC activities, news, and/or fundraising campaigns.
- If you request that we send you printed or recorded materials.
Do you have an inspirational personal story to share?
We will gladly receive any other information you choose to share, such as optional information or the personal stories you submit. By submitting the story to us, you give us permission to edit it, post it on the PRC website, and use it in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the importance of empowerment, education, and awareness to all who are touched by Parkinson’s. If you choose to remain anonymous, please do not include any identifying information in your personal story. NOTE: all comments left on the pages of this website are screened before being posted for public view.
You should be aware that we use third-party vendors to provide information on this website and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending e-mail messages, facilitating our fundraising activities and campaigns, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.
Financial Information You Choose to Provide Through PayPal
The PRC uses PayPal for all of our online donations. If you choose to make an online donation to the PRC, you will have to provide your credit card billing information.
Safeguarding your financial and personal information is one of our most important priorities. That’s why PayPal automatically encrypts all sensitive information sent between your computer and the PayPal servers.
- Your computer: When registering or logging in to our site, we verify that your internet browser is running Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 (SSL) or higher.
- In transit: Information is protected by SSL with an encryption key length of 168 bits (the highest level commercially available).
- PayPal servers: Your personal information is stored on our servers and heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further shield your credit card and bank numbers, we do not directly connect our firewall-protected servers to the internet.
- If you are making a donation, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be used for any other purposes.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
As is true of most websites you enter, we automatically collect and store some information about your computer and your visit and store it in log files. This information includes information such as your computer’s (or your ISP’s) Internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your e-mail address); the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., “AOL.com” or “Princeton.edu”); the name, version, and specifications of your computer and your computer’s operating system; the Internet address of the website, if any, from which you came to our site; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site; and which pages you visited.
We use this information to formulate statistics through Laughing Squid and WordPress that show the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, the pages visited and the amount of time spend on each page. This information helps us make our site more useful to visitors, but the statistics do not reveal personal information.
Although this site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, no e-mail or web transmission is completely secure against interception. If you are worried because your communication is very sensitive, do not send it via e-mail or submit it online in the blog forum. Instead, call the PRC (509) 473-2490.
How to contact the Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane about your information: If you do not want to receive any e-mail from us in the future, send an e-mail message to email@example.com indicating that you would like to removed from our electronic mailing list. Note that your donation and/or Team Parkinson’s records will remain in the PRC databases, but your e-mail address will be deactivated.
- If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information or provide a change of address, or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact Center@SpokaneParkinsons.org.
You may contact the PRC by mail, e-mail, or telephone, as follows:
Phone (509) 473-2490
Fax (509) 472-2495
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane
910 W 5th Ave., Suite 256
Spokane, WA 99204-2973
The information contained on our Website is to provide information and education only and should not be used for diagnosis, treatment or other healthcare advice. You should always consult with your physician or other healthcare provider.