Privacy Statement

  1. Information Collection and Use

    heartnetwork.org collects information from our users at several different points on our website including when you sign up for e-updates, sign up for an account or request materials. Heartnetwork.org is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We may share this information exclusively with the entity that referred you to heartnetwork.org. We request information from the user on our forms. Here a user must provide contact information (name and address) and financial information (credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user. You may receive ¬†emails from time to time. Users who no longer wish to receive our information may opt-out of receiving these communications by calling or emailing us. It may take several days to completely remove a user from all of our lists. If this privacy policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This privacy policy was last updated on March 27, 2012.

  2. Cookies

    A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

  3. Log Files

    We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. No outside parties have access to this information.

  4. Links

    This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Heartnetwork.org is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

  5. Newsletter

    If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. To unsubscribe from our newsletter, please visit our unsubscribe page. It may take several days to completely remove a user from all of our lists.

  6. Surveys and Contests

    From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

  7. Tell-A-Friend

    If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Heartnetwork.org will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The friend may unsubscribe by visiting our unsubscribe page. It may take several days to completely remove a user from all of our lists.

  8. Notification of Changes

    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.