This website is maintained by the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Riverdale, Maryland, USA. GHEP provides this Website Privacy and User Policy (the “Policy”) to explain how your personal information and any public comments collected on this site may be used by GHEP. We reserve the right to modify, change, alter, replace, or amend this Policy at any time and without prior notice. Please check back frequently in order to see any changes. Your use of the site constitutes your acceptance of the Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, and you agree to be legally bound by these terms.

In general, we do not require individuals to provide any personal information, beyond name and email addresses, to access the content of this website. Under certain circumstances, we may tell you how to contact us and ask you to provide us with some details about yourself, such as name, address, phone number or e-mail address. Any information individuals provide to us through this site is voluntary.

1. Disclosure of Personal Data Collected

Identify, document and highlight health and education disparities in vulnerable communities where we work through rigorous and objective research and analyses and disseminating findings through various publications, conferences, and other emerging venues;

Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we do not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information provided by individuals to us through this site. We reserve the right, to the extent permitted by law, to disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties as follows:

a. With your consent;

b. As we believe necessary to: (i) comply with law (including court and government orders, and civil subpoenas); or (ii) protect the rights, property, or safety of our employees (including its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents), our users, or others;

c. We may disclose personal information even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, to the extent we feel is necessary to inform and cooperate with law enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities. For example, we may disclose information if you partake (or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity; or

d. In aggregated form, i.e., information about multiple users collectively without identifying any individual user, such as the total number of visitors to a particular section in a given week. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to help make our site more useful to visitors.

2. Use and Disclosure of Public Comments

You may decide to provide personal identifying information during any public comment periods. Any comments you provide to us, including, but not limited to any documents or other materials and any identifying information submitted with your comments are collected voluntarily and may be disclosed by GHEP on this website, elsewhere on the Internet, in any other public forum, or in other of our materials. By providing public comments you are consenting to their disclosure, use and consideration by us.

3. Information Disclaimer

The information provided on the agency’s website are only intended to be general information to the public.It is not intended to take the place of any federal or state laws or regulations. It is not our intention to provide specific medical advice to users of our website, instead we provide users with information to help them better understand how to make informed health decisions. We urge users of our website to consult with a qualified health care professional for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to their personal medical questions.

4. Third Party Websites

This website may include links to other web resources. This Policy does not apply to those other third party sites and we are not responsible for the content of websites to which it links. You should review the privacy and user policies of such third party sites upon visiting.

Last updated: December 31, 2015.