The Health Industry Distributions Association (“HIDA”) is concerned about the privacy of visitors to the www.hida.org website (the “Website”) and the confidentiality of their information shared with us through the Website. HIDA will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the information you provide remains private, and is used only for the purposes stated below.
HIDA collects information about the users of the Website in order assist in determining which parts of the website visitors find most valuable. This allows the Website continually improve the services it provides. For example, the Website may track the URL that you visited before you came to the Website, the URL to which you next go, and your IP addresses. HIDA uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with the Website servers and to administer the Website.
Users may use the Website without registering, but registration must occur in order to use any of the personalized web services. The registration form requires specific contact information, including name and e-mail address. The customer contact information is used to learn more about our users and to contact users when necessary. Unique identifiers (such as user IDs and passwords) are collected to verify the user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.
Disclosure of Information
It is our general policy not to share any of the information collected on the Website with any third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HIDA will divulge any information collected from you on the Website when required to do so by law.
Your account containing your information is password protected and should not be shared with anyone. The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
E-Commerce Security Practice
Maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information is important to HIDA. Credit card numbers are used for the limited purpose of processing your HIDA Store orders. When your credit card information is transmitted to the HIDA Store for validation, it is secured by encryption technology, which enables information to be sent over the Internet in an encrypted form to ensure protection against unauthorized access to your personal information.
Notwithstanding the above, HIDA makes NO WARRANTY in respect of the strength or effectiveness of the above encryption and HIDA is not responsible for events arising from unauthorized access of the information you provide.
HIDA communicates with its users by e-mail for specific web-related functions, such as password reminders. Users who register with the Website have the option of receiving occasional e-mails from HIDA about new features and items of interest. HIDA does not release User’s email addresses to outside organizations.
HIDA will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. Any changes to our Privacy Statement will be posted here so that users will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone