“Personal Data” – Information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier – e.g. name, unique identifier, contact details and/or email address. It does not include information about organizations, companies and agencies but includes information relating to identified or identifiable individuals such as individual volunteers or employees within an organization, company, or agency.
“Personal health information (PHI)” – any information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that is created or collected by a Covered Entity (or a Business Associate of a Covered Entity), and can be linked to a specific individual.
How Does Emory Healthy Aging Study Collect Your Information?
EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY collects named information about visitors to our website where this is voluntarily provided to meet a request from those individuals. This may include, but is not limited to submitting contact forms, requesting educational materials, or participating in the Emory Healthy Aging Study. Personal health information (PHI) collected during an individual’s participation in the Emory Healthy Aging Study and affiliated studies is protected in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For more information regarding HIPAA, please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html
Through Your Browser or Device
Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your media access control (MAC) address, computer operating system (Windows or MacOS), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, internet browser type and version, the name and version of the websites you are using, and your “IP Address”.
Your “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you access the sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that you visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services. EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY uses IP Addresses to calculate usage levels of its websites, help diagnose problems with its servers, administer the websites, and monitoring the regions from which you navigate to EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY’s websites.
Through the use of cookie-based technologies, EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY may collect information and data linked to virtual identities allocated to visitors when they access our websites. This information and data is used for various purposes including site analytics (see Online Issues below).
EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY may also use web analytics services, which includes Google Analytics.
EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY may collect Personal Data through mobile/personal electronic device apps, email, telephone, SMS messages, surveys, chats, letters, and correspondence that refer to this notice.
EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY may collect Personal Data from you offline, such as when you attend one of our events, during phone calls with our representatives or experts, or when you contact us.
Legal Status of Notice and Changes
This Notice is not a contract, and it does not create any legal rights or obligations. EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY reserves the right to modify or amend this Notice. For instance, the Notice may need to change as new legislation is introduced or as it is amended.
EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY will regularly assess and evaluate its methods and performance in relation to handling Personal Data. This Notice will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice in data management, security and control.
This Notice was last updated on the Effective Date.
Questions, Concerns, or Complaints
Your privacy is important to us. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the way we collect and handle your information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at (404) 727-4877. Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include Sensitive Data in your emails to us.
EMORY HEALTHY AGING STUDY will take any privacy complaint seriously and any complaint will be assessed by an appropriate person with the aim of resolving any issue in a timely and efficient manner. We request that you cooperate with us during this process and provide us with any relevant information that we may need.