The Parkinson’s Outreach Association (POA) is committed to respecting the privacy of website visitors. This page describes our privacy policy regarding the information we collect from you during your visit, how we may use it, and how we will protect the information which you choose to provide us.

Information we receive from you will never be sold, rented or exchanged by POA. Never. Of course if you specifically tell us to list your information as the contact for an event, support group, etc., those details supplied by you for that purpose would be shared.

Personally Identifiable Information
POA does not require that you provide personally identifiable information such as your name, address, etc. in order to use this website. You may provide personally identifiable information while using the site in three situations: (1) making a donation or purchase, (2) communicating with us (3) registering for events, conferences etc.

If you decide to support the activities of POA by making a tax deductible contribution with a credit card, we collect the information needed to complete the transaction. If you contact POA, we will collect the information necessary to respond to you and also will receive any information you disclose in your message. In every case, we will take reasonable precautions to prevent your personal information from being intercepted by any third party using standard web techniques including encryption and firewalls to protect the data.

In contrast to the information that we collect in order deliver services, we link to the Parkinson’s Outreach Association which offer forums where site visitors can exchange ideas and discuss issues with healthcare providers and allied professionals. If you provide personally identifiable information in one of the on-line forums, you do so at your own risk. There is a disclaimer on the forum page that also warns of this risk.

Use of Cookies
Like most websites, POA’s website may store information on your computer in a small file called a “cookie.” These cookies never store personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy. Cookies are used exclusively to improve the user experience by providing continuity in your browsing the site. If you access the site via a public computer, be sure to click “log off” at the end of your session. The site will warn you not to use the “remember me” functionality (enabled by cookies) if you are at a public computer.

Links To Other Sites
As a resource POA may provide links to other websites and links to other sites may be included in blog posts. We try to carefully choose websites which we believe are useful and meet our high standards for the accuracy and utility of information. However, because website design and content can change so quickly we cannot guarantee the standards of every website to which we link. We are not responsible for the content of any non-POA site. We also cannot guarantee the privacy policies of these other sites and suggest you check the privacy policies of those sites directly.

Communications from POA
If you wish to stop receiving any e-mail or other communications from POA or if you have submitted personally identifiable information and would like to have that information deleted, please notify us and it will be done promptly. Click on the “contact us” link in the navigation bar to contact POA.

POA takes data security seriously. Information collected by POA is stored behind a firewall and protected using secure encryption technologies. While no security steps can offer 100 percent protection we utilize state-of-the-art, industry-standard protocols to prevent unauthorized access to the information we hold.

POA reserves the right to make changes to this policy without notice. Any changes to this privacy policy will be reflected in changes on this page.