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Privacy Policy

By accessing or using any website operated by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and also by our Terms of Use. See individual sites for additional privacy policy terms where applicable.

(Note: As of June 30, 2015, subscribers to the California Healthline news service must manage those subscriptions separately from CHCF subscriptions. You can view or edit your profile and email delivery options by going to California Healthline.)

Protecting your privacy is important to us. The following will help you understand how CHCF collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you may provide on our websites.

Unregistered Users

If you are not subscribed to a CHCF mailing list, then we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you. We do log users' IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) to understand which pages of our websites users visit, how long visitors spend there, which files are downloaded, and the type of technology visitors use. We use these data to determine which parts of the sites are of most interest to our audiences and to help ensure our websites work well with a wide variety of hardware and software.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are small text files that websites can store on a user's computer to recognize repeat visitors. The computer of each visitor to a CHCF website receives a cookie unless the user blocks the cookie. No personal information is contained in the cookie. To improve the usefulness of our websites, CHCF uses an industry-standard tool (Google Analytics) to analyze website traffic.

Subscriber Information

Anyone who signs up to be on a CHCF mailing list must provide a full name, valid email address, state, and zip code. Subscribers may elect to provide a job title, organization name, industry type, and interest areas to help us target additional information that may be of interest.

CHCF sends emails to our subscribers announcing new releases, events, requests for proposals (RFPs), press releases, and other activities of the foundation, its programs, and affiliated organizations. We track whether our emails are opened and which links are clicked on, if any. For internal purposes only, we run usage reports that associate subscriber data with visitor cookies. We use this information to determine the efficacy of our public outreach.

At any time, a subscriber may unsubscribe from one or more subscriptions by clicking the "Update Preferences" button in any CHCF email. Subscribers may also use the "Unsubscribe" link to permanently be removed from all subscriptions.

We will not sell your personal information or share it with any third party. CHCF does not contract with any advertising or marketing agencies to gather individual or group profile data on our visitors based on their personal profiles. CHCF does not target for-profit advertising to visitors. CHCF does promote the work of the foundation, as well as its grantees and partners, on all of its sites.

Security of Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we store these data in a secure and encrypted environment, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Third-Party Sites

CHCF may use the services of other websites not operated or controlled by us ("third-party sites"). The CHCF Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party sites. Third-party sites have their own privacy policies that should be consulted when engaging their services. Examples of third-party sites used by CHCF are EventBrite, GoToWebinar, and Gust.

Commitment to Privacy

CHCF strongly supports initiatives to safeguard the privacy of personal information on the Internet. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the CHCF External Engagement team. This privacy statement is subject to change.