Emergency Medicine Foundation Privacy Policy

Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) respects the privacy of visitors to its web site. To protect online privacy, EMF has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does EMF Collect? Most data EMF collects are used only to help us better serve our web visitors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, a notice of the changes will be placed on the Web site.

EMF does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data—such as the number of hits per page—are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

Donors are asked to provide limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. EMF asks users to provide their name, ID number if known (optional), organization name, phone, mail and e-mail addresses.

How Does EMF Use Data Collected? EMF uses information voluntarily submitted by donors in the following ways:

EMF Donor Services. Generally, EMF uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences.

Credit Card Account Information. EMF does not disclose credit card account information provided by its donors. When donors choose to donate using their credit cards, EMF submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.  Credit card information submitted online is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.

How Does EMF Use Cookies? Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). EMF uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but will need to log in each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the User declines the attachment of any cookie, the User may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites? This Web site contains links to other web sites. EMF has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available? If any User suspects EMF has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact EMF at 800-798-1822, or info@EMFoundation.org.