This privacy statement applies to the Kennedy Krieger Institute and all Institute related entities, including the Kennedy Krieger Foundation, with respect to the privacy of our online visitors and donors.
Types of Information Collected: This website collects information such as the visitor's domain name, site navigation information, site traffic patterns, and server usage statistics or may use "cookies" (small files stored on your computer) or similar technologies in the future to help improve the overall performance, usability, and content of our web pages.
We do not collect your e-mail address unless you choose to communicate with us via e-mail or you volunteer your e-mail address on a form on this site.
You may choose to provide us personally identifiable information about you or another (for example, for memorial or honor donations, or for online related registrations). Unless noted on the particular page or form of the website, you are free to decline to provide us with that information.
We may occasionally conduct voluntary surveys on this site. You are free to decline to participate.
Your choice whether to give information will have no effect on your medical care from any doctor or hospital, your eligibility to participate in research studies, or your receiving service from any organization.
Security: Our server uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect credit card and certain other information submitted via the forms on this site. SSL is an industry standard security protocol.
We will protect your personal identifiable information using a same standard of care we use to protect similar Kennedy Krieger information. For example, our policy is that all off-line personally identifiable information is to be securely stored and accessible only by authorized staff.
However, we cannot guarantee that our web site or offline storage is completely safe from hackers or accidental disclosure. Moreover, the internet is not always secure and data sent to us or to you by us may be at risk to interception or alteration by hackers or other third parties.
Use of the Information Collected: We do not sell or rent e-mail addresses or telephone numbers, although we may share and utilize this and other information we collect within the Institute family. If you provide an email address, physical address, or telephone number, we may contact you regarding programs or matters that we hope will be of interest to you.
Aggregate data (such as statistics on the number of visitors to a particular area on our website, or the number of persons from a particular state who gave a particular answer to a particular question on a survey) may be shared for analysis by third parties. Aggregated data will not contain personally identifying information.
We use agents for mailing, research, processing, and other purposes. We will require those third parties to maintain the confidentiality of the information to the same extent that we would, and forbid them to share or use personally identifiable information for secondary purposes.
COPPA: We do not intend our site to be accessed or designed for use by children under age 13. We will not collect information from a user we know is under age 13 without parental or other adult consent.