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About Us: Privacy Information

Your privacy is important to us.

A summary of our online privacy commitment to you.

Privacy Policy General Information:

This is a site of the American Nurses Foundation (“ANF”). ANF respects your privacy. This privacy policy pertains to this website (this “Site”) only and describes the type of information we collect from you when you access this Site and what we do with it (“Privacy Policy”). By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree how ANF collects and uses information about you.


Changes to this Privacy Policy:

The terms of this Privacy Policy may change without warning. It is your responsibility to check for changes. Any change shall become effective once it is posted to this Privacy Policy. The effective date listed below will note the last time a change was made and posted to this Privacy Policy.

          Last Date This Privacy Policy Updated: August 22, 2014


What general types of information does this Site collect?

This Site collects personally identifiable information (“PII”), non-personal information (“NPI”), and aggregate information (“AI”).


What are the differences and definitions of the different types of information collected by this Site?

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”): Personally Identifiable Information is information that can be used to reveal your identity.
Non-Personal Information (“NPI”): Non-Personal Information is information that is related to an individual user but does not individually identify that user. An example would include Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
Aggregate Information (“AI”): Aggregate Information refers to non-personal information of an aggregated nature including number of clicks, number of visitors, links hit, etc. overall for the Site and is not related to any one individual user.


What specific information do we collect?

i. Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”): We may collect your email address (home and/or business), username, passwords, organization, information you enter into a Site user-form, and scores you achieve using the tools on this Site.
ii. Non-Personal Information (“NPI”): We may collect from users their IP address, browser type, domain name, the pages accessed, the time of access, statistics related to usage of educational tools, the length of time on the Site, or the link that brought the user to the Site.
iii. Aggregate Information (“AI”): We may collect in aggregate form the number of users accessing the Site, the pages accessed, the clicks per page, the number of links accessed and other non-personal aggregated information not tied to a specific user.


How do we collect the information?

For Personally Identifiable Information, generally we collect it from the information you provide to the Site such as when you create an account, login, submit a Site user-form, and when you use the tools and other services of the Site. We may also collect it from our affiliates or third parties who may be managing those previously described aspects of this Site.


What do we do with the information we collect? Why are we collecting this information?

i. We collect PII for multiple purposes that may include help you update username/password, to look up your information if needed, registration for special gaming programs or educational opportunities, for mailing and communication purposes, and for access to tools we offer. We may use scores achieved or statistics related to tool or service usage with third parties for research purposes on an aggregate level that will not identify any particular score with a particular individual.

ii. NPI & AI: We collect Non-Personal and Aggregate Information in order that we may better understand how you use the Site, update our Site content, understand trends, for demographic informational purposes, improve the Site experience, and perform non-personal or aggregate statistics.

iii. We also use the information we collect (including PI, NPI, and AI) to meet legal and regulatory obligations, to protect the property of ANF and its affiliates, and to better offer our services or products.


Do we share any of the information we collect?

We may share or disclose any information we collect about you including Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates or with third parties whom we have contracted with for the purposes of carrying out the purposes of registration, marketing, communications or for research purposes.


Do we share any of the Personally Identifiable Information we collect about you to third parties for their direct marketing purposes?

We do NOT share your personal information with any third parties for their direct marketing purposes.


Do we use beacons or pixel tags?

We do NOT use beacons or pixel tags.


Do we use cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent to your hard drive when you visit a website. From time to time we may use Google Analytics which does use cookies. See Google Analytics header below.


Google Analytics.

From time to time we may use Google Analytics that will allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age, browser device used, device used (including if it is a mobile device), domain name, date and time of access, and interests of Site users to adapt our Site content to better reflect such users’ needs and interests. Google Analytics uses cookies in achieving this. This information is collected through your Google ad settings but it is not providing any PII. This means we cannot identify any information about you nor will we attempt to do so.


Opting Out –Google Analytics

You can opt-out of this feature using Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser.


Do Not Track.

Our Site does NOT react to Do Not Track options you set in your browser.


Tracking PII about your online activities across different websites when you use this Site.

We may track PII about you when you visit one of our affiliate sites. Also, from time to time we may use Google Analytics. While we don’t use Google Analytics to reveal your identity, Google Analytics may be able to track your usage and PII about you across other websites when you access this Site.



You acknowledge that any communications or transmissions to or from this Site or any related site may not be completely private even if such efforts are made to secure the privacy of such as communications and transmissions can be intercepted.


Third Party Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

You acknowledge that you have secured permission from any third party from which you report to us PII on such third party. For instance, if you report to us a name and email address as someone you nominate for an award or recognition or for emergency contact information, we are relying on you under terms of this Privacy Policy that you have received the permission from such third party for us to use that PII on third party according to the terms herein.


Third Party Links and Other sites.

This site may contain links to third parties or to affiliates of ANF for multiple purposes such as for convenience, for additional information or content, or for processing forms, credit cards and for other purposes. In any case, those sites are likely to have a separate privacy policy for which you are responsible to read. ANF takes no responsibility for those sites’ privacy policies, for the content on such sites, or for their policies of collecting information.