Effective as of February 2015
What Information Does AHGO Collect?
PLEASE NOTE: THE TYPE OF DATA COLLECTED BY AHGO WILL VARY WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. To improve the quality of the information and services AHGO offers to you and to otherwise operate the Site and provide certain of its features, tools, and functionality, AHGO collects various PII (as described further below). AHGO gathers most information during the registration processes and petition signing process. But, AHGO may request PII at other times, including, but not limited to, when you report a problem with our Site, when you complete additional survey forms, when you enter into a transaction through the Site, and when you request to receive communications from AHGO. Below, we provide specific examples of the types of PII AHGO collects through the Site.
Contact Information: AHGO may request or collect contact information, such as your name, address, phone number, facsimile number, or e-mail address.
Demographic Information: AHGO may request or collect demographic, professional, and profile data (for example, educational, employment, and geographic information).
Transactional Information: AHGO may maintain a database of aggregated information about the transactions on the Site (e.g., tool or feature (and related database) utilization, registration information, and content selection data).
Technical Information: AHGO may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from all users of our Site as well as the date and time of access and the Web page(s) accessed. AHGO may also catalog your log-in information and the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by the user.
How Does AHGO Use that Information?
Most of the Site is informational in nature and publicly available to all users. Consequently, until you request to participate in surveys or receive information from AHGO, you are able to browse the Site without providing any PII, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information. Below, we provide more detail on how AHGO uses your PII.
Contact Information: AHGO may use your contact information to provide the Site and its functionality, services, and content and to enable you to participate in the Site's activities, applications, and offerings. AHGO may also use your contact information to advertise its services and the goods and services of third parties, work with AHGO's business partners and contractors in order to make the Site and its functionality available to you, to create a personalized experience for you, to provide you with news and information, to contact you regarding a survey, and to get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Site, material changes in our Site's policies and agreements, new services AHGO may offer, or otherwise. In addition, we may supplement the PII collected from you with information from other sources, such as from our sponsors, business partners, or other users of the Site, in order to enhance our ability to provide our services and otherwise tailor this Site.
Demographic Information: AHGO may use or share demographic data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular user, with our business partners, suppliers, and for advertising purposes.
Survey Results: AHGO may use or share survey results and aggregated demographic data collected through the Site with its business partners and/or the general public, the news media, and with the U.S. Government and state governments, not only as may be required by law, but also to participate in government programs and initiatives.
Transactional Information: AHGO may use or share transactional data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular user, with other third parties, including our business partners, for business purposes.
Technical Information: AHGO may use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze Site usage trends, track user movements on the Site, and to otherwise manage and monitor our Site.
Legal Action. AHGO may disclose PII when legally required to do so in accordance with government requests or regulations or legal proceedings. We may also disclose PII to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend our rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of our users.
What About External or Third Party Web Sites?
What About Security?
As is appropriate for the nature of PII collected and stored by AHGO, the Site has industry standard security measures or safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under AHGO's control. Although AHGO has endeavored to create a secure and reliable the Site, however, the confidentiality of any communication or data cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information to AHGO. AHGO urges you to take every precaution to protect your PII when on-line.
What About "Opting-Out" of Data Collection and Use?
For certain PII collection, you can decide on your own if you wish to provide your PII to AHGO (when requested) or opt-out of doing so. For example, if AHGO conducts a survey, you do not have to participate unless you agree to do so. AHGO also provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of certain AHGO business practices where your PII may be used. For example, users may opt-out of having AHGO use their PII in connection with the following activities: (i) inclusion in certain programs or (ii) e-mail or other communications sent by AHGO. You may also opt-out by contacting AHGO as set forth below. Thus, to a certain extent, you can control the information you provide or share with AHGO and/or its affiliates, subscribers, or business partners. Nevertheless, the collection and use of certain PII is required to provide a number of features of the Site.
What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?
AHGO will retain your PII for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. At any time, you may contact AHGO, as set forth below, to correct, modify, or delete the information you provide to AHGO through the Site. AHGO may require you to confirm your identity with respect to any request. Please note, however, that the collection and uses of certain PII is necessary to provide certain information and services through the Site, and the deletion of such necessary information, e.g., an e-mail address, may render a particular service or AHGO's ability to provide it inoperable.
What About Children?
AHGO cares about the safety of children on its Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children's use of the Internet. Although the Site is suitable for a general audience, the Site is intended for use only by users who are over the legal age of majority. Accordingly, AHGO does not intentionally solicit PII from children or send them requests for personal information.
What About the Governing Law?
What About Any Other Questions?