Terms of Use

Personally Identifiable Information

HDA does not collect personally identifiable information without your knowledge. Personally identifiable information at our site is collected by prompt only. HDA may collect personally identifiable information such as your email address, name, mailing address, telephone number, social security number, credit card information or other information to enable you to participate in chat rooms or on bulletin boards, to complete registrations, or to order goods and services. HDA may use information collected on this site to provide you with information relating to goods and services provided by HDA. Any information you give to HDA will not be used in ways that you have not consented to by accepting the terms of this privacy policy.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

HDA does collect anonymous browser information from visitors to the site. This information is not personally identifiable and is not linked to any individual person. To collect this information, when you visit our website, we may store information in the form of a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies allow us to tailor the site and help us to better respond to your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

HDA may also collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables. An “IP address” is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you. “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time of your visit to our website, the type of Browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the websites you visit previously and subsequently to visiting the HDA website, and the pages you visit while at our website. We collect this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on the HDA site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner.

Resale or Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

HDA may sell, rent, loan, trade, lease, or otherwise disclose any personal information collected at this site. Specifically, but not exclusively, HDA will disclose personal information (i) as may be permitted or required by law or court order, (ii) as may be necessary to protect the rights or property of HDA, or (iii) to third parties to provide you with goods and services you request, for example to register you for an event, or to carry out internal operations of the site. These third parties may include, but are not limited to, shipping or credit card processing companies.

Browser Information Collected on our Website

HDA collects anonymous browser information, and analyzes our website logs to constantly improve the value of the materials available on our site. Our logs are not personally identifiable, and we will make no attempt to link them with individuals that actually browse the site.

HDA Social Media Policy

HDA uses social media (such as Twitter or LinkedIn) to communicate information about the organization’s meetings, conferences and educational programs. HDA is responsible only for the content of the publications, posts, and Tweets that it generates and disseminates. Comments and information posted should not be defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal. HDA is not responsible for opinions or information posted by others and shall not be liable for how others use, refer to, or respond to HDA-created content. It is the unqualified policy of HDA and all of its operating committees to conduct their operations in strict compliance with the antitrust laws of the United States.

HDA is not responsible for monitoring or responding to posts and comments made through social media such as Twitter or LinkedIn. Those wishing to communicate with HDA should contact us.