Website Privacy Policy

Information Gathering and Use

You are able to visit and view this site without providing any personal information. We do not track or record personal information about individuals and their visits. Should you choose to provide us with your name and e-mail address by requesting additional information, this information will only be used for official purposes (for instance, to respond to your inquiry) and will not be provided to any third parties except to fulfill your request.

Participation in the website discussion boards requires creation of a user account and provision of a user ID, valid email address, and password. Additional, optional, demographic information is requested to assist us in understanding who is using the website. This demographic information may be reported in aggregate to the HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including "IP" or Internet Protocol address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' us of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for aidsetc.org.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any PII from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

Third-Party Sites

For your convenience, links to useful Web sites outside the aidsetc.org site are provided on various pages throughout the site. These links are designated by a marker with an upward facing arrow. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.