What we collect
We often collect the following information:
- name and job title.
- contact information including but not limited to email address, mailing address, and phone numbers.
- demographic information such as that found on our application and registration forms.
- billing and payment information such as your credit card number or your purchase order data.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We also use the information for:
- internal record keeping.
- improving our programs and services.
- sending emails about programs, special offers, or other information which we think you may find interesting.
Information on our website which is generally available to the public may be sold. It may also be shared with members of HGPS, other Mental Health Professionals, or other organizations at our discretion. We will not sell, distribute or lease your non-public, personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to the needs of our members. We use this information for the purpose of statistical analysis after which the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you leave our website via one of these links, we no longer have any control over what information is saved or used. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites. Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may contact us at HGPS, PO BOX 218846, Houston, TX 77218, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information at any time; you may request details of personal information which we hold about you; you may request a copy of the information we hold. A small fee may be assessed to defray the labor of meeting your request. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, you may edit it or amend it online, and if this is not possible, you may write to or email us at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Our member’s and prospective member’s satisfaction is extremely important to us. If you are not fully satisfied, we will issue a prorated refund of your membership dues or donations. The refund policy for each event/program is stated in the registration materials for that program.