PAN-USA.org Privacy Policy

Last modified: June 30, 2021

Introduction 

Physicians Association for Nutrition, USA, Inc. (Organization or “We”) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. 

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website PAN-USA.org (our “Website“) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. 

This policy applies to information we collect: 

  • On this Website. 
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and us. 

It does not apply to information collected by: 

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Organization or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or 
  • Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website. 

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. 

 

Children Under the Age of 18 

Our Website is not intended for children under 1years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at: info@pan-usa.org. 

 

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It 

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information: 

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, email address, phone number, physical address, payment information, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“); 
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or 
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details. 

We collect this information: 

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us. 
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. 
  • From third parties, for example, our organizational partners. 

 

Information You Provide to Us   

The information we collect on or through our Website may include: 

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of signing up for our newsletters, contacting us, or requesting further services, including requests to schedule a lecture or other general inquiries. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website. 
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us. 

 

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies 

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, as well as when you receive our newsletters, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including: 

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website. 
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, location, and browser type. 
  • Details about how you interacted with our newsletters, including if and when the email was opened and which links were clicked on. 

The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and newsletters and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns. We may use third-party services to collect this information, including analytics companies and our newsletter provider. 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include: 

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. 

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us. 

 

How We Use Your Information 

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information: 

  • To present our Website and its contents to you. 
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us. 
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it. 
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. 
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any services we offer or provide through it. 
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information. 
  • For any other purpose with your consent. 

 

Disclosure of Your Information 

We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction. 

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy: 

  • To our affiliates, including our related international organizations.  
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our organization and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them (such as our web host and donation payment processor). These third parties may be located outside the United States. 
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. 
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information. 
  • With your consent. 

We may also disclose your personal information: 

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request. 
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use. 
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Physicians Association for Nutrition, USA, Inc., our visitors, or others. 

Please be advised that we do not receive or store any credit card information. We utilize a third party to provide such services for our donation receipts. 

 

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information 

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:  

  • Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly. 

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI website. 

 

Accessing and Correcting Your Information 

You can review and change your personal information by sending us an email at info@pan-usa.org to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We can also delete your personal information, such as email, from our services and you can always hit “Unsubscribe” in any newsletters you receive from us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. 

 

Data Security 

Although we have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. 

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy 

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information and we have an email on file for you, we will notify you by email and through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes. You may request a copy of any past versions of this Privacy Policy by emailing us. 

 

Contact Information 

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at info@pan-usa.org.