Here is how we handle information about your visit to our web site:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, do searches, read pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. No information about users/visitors will be sold, shared, or utilized in any commercial way. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site, what part of the site they are interested in, how long they use the site, and the types of technology our visitors use. WE DO NOT TRACK OR RECORD INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR VISITS.
Sometimes we write a small file on the user's computer called a "session cookie." Session cookies automatically expire when users leave a Web site; session cookies retain information only during the session or for the purpose of completing a particular online transaction, without any capacity to track users over time and across different web sites. Other than a session cookie, and the six items described above, we do not obtain any information from the user or the user's computer. We do not use "persistent cookies" and fully comply with the HHS IRM Policy for Usage of Persistent Cookies, HHS-IRM-2000-0009; this policy prohibits the use of persistent cookies and permits the use of session cookies.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If send us e-mail, or send a message via our "Feedback," or any form found on our site, your identity and the contents of your message are covered by the Privacy Act. Be assured that:
The use we will make of your information is to
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we adhere to the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). (For more information visit the Federal Trade Commission's COPPA site at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm. The MGFA web-pages are not directed at children but recognize children may, at times, utilize the service of the web-pages in sending personal information to the MGFA National Office. Whenever we receive such information or inquiries from those we actually know are under 13, we obtain parental consent before any personally identifiable information is collected, used or disclosed.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from MGFA at the point where we request information about the visitor. The MGFA allows the following options for removing your information from our databases. Anyone opting out will not receive future communications from us.
Links to Other Sites
When you place an order we use a secure server. All information is encrypted using 128 bit SSL, the industry standard secure technology. This encryption is designed to prevent theft or interception of information as it traverses our data network.
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 212-297-2156 or 800-541-5454