Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for (www.thespiralfoundation.org) owned and provided by Spiral Foundation at OTA Watertown, Inc. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information We Collect and Sharing

We may collect personally identifiable information about you when you register for an account (e.g. name and email address). If you chose to purchase a product or service from us, we or our third party payment provider will collect contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). If you choose to complete educational activities with us we will collect occupational information (like occupation and membership status with the American Occupational Therapy Association).

From time-to-time Spiral Foundation may post links to research on topics related to Sensory Processing Disorder. We only conduct research studies which have been approved by appropriate authorities. Participation in research is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate. Information requested will be detailed in the study consent document(s) but may include contact information (such as name and email address), demographic information (such as gender, age level), assessments and/or in depth survey questions. Contact information will only be collected if it is necessary for completion of the research study. Anonymous on line surveys will not require you to provide any personally identifying data and will not collect your computer’s IP address. Surveys may be hosted by third part sites.

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Some pages on this site, especially our educational pages, may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we Use Your Information

For activities and products you purchase from us we use the information we collect to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us, for billing purposes, and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you. If you choose to complete educational activities with us we will use information collected to award and maintain records of continuing education units and/or contact hours.

If you choose to participate in a research study we may collect personal data to allow us to contact you and/or to allow us to match the information provided with information from an alternative source or provided at a different time. We will only collect data which you have agreed to provide.

If you have given us your consent we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

We may also use the information we collect to plan future educational activities and to operate and maintain this website.

How We Share Your Information

We will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. We may use third party service providers to fulfill orders placed with us that require the processing of personal data, we will only share data necessary to complete your order. We use a third party payment company to process payments, to learn how the third party application uses your information, please review their privacy policy. We may store personal information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases located with hosting providers). Any personally identifiable information you elect to make publicly available on our Site, such as posting comments, will be available to others. With your permission we may share deidentified research data with colleagues investigating sensory processing disorder, however, no personally identifying data will be shared. We will share your data, if legally required to do so by any relevant authorities.

Storage and Processing

We are located in the United States where information collected through this Site will be stored and processed. Our service providers may store or process your information in the United States or any other country or jurisdiction where they maintain facilities.

How We Protect Your Information

We take precautions to protect your information but we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or that your information on our service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of our safeguards. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. All accounts have a unique user name and password. You are able to change the password to your account and are encouraged to keep your username and password confidential.  Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as research data or credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, research staff, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what non-research data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any non-research data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any non-research data we have about you, however you may lose the ability to claim credit for continuing education completed with us by doing so. The American Occupational Therapy Association requires us to retain records (including learner name and contact information) relating to any educational activities for which participants receive continuing education units and/or contact hours for a minimum of seven years. If we delete your data we will not be able to corroborate any continuing education units and/or contact hours earned by yourself.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

By regulation after you have provided informed consent any data collected as part of a research study is exempt from erasure as doing so would alter the results of the research. You may prevent additional data being collected by withdrawing from the study. The study informed consent will clearly state what data is being collected, why, what measures are taken to protect your privacy and your rights as a research participant.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or 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 any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 617-969-4410 ext 240 or via info@thespiralfoundation.org.

Better Business Bureau copied 9-25-18

 

The Spiral Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such your donation is tax deductible.

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