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Privacy Statement

Iowa Newborn Screening Education is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Iowa Newborn Screening Education site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Iowa Newborn Screening Education site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Iowa Newborn Screening Education collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Iowa Newborn Screening Education also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Iowa Newborn Screening Education. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Iowa Newborn Screening Education for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Iowa Newborn Screening Education site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Iowa Newborn Screening Education public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Iowa Newborn Screening Education does not read any of your private online communications.

Iowa Newborn Screening Education encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Iowa Newborn Screening Education so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Iowa Newborn Screening Education is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Iowa Newborn Screening Education and Iowa Newborn Screening Education family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Iowa Newborn Screening Education collects and uses your personal information to operate the Iowa Newborn Screening Education Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Iowa Newborn Screening Education also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Iowa Newborn Screening Education and its affiliates. Iowa Newborn Screening Education may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Iowa Newborn Screening Education does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Iowa Newborn Screening Education may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Iowa Newborn Screening Education may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Iowa Newborn Screening Education, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Iowa Newborn Screening Education does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Iowa Newborn Screening Education keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Iowa Newborn Screening Education, in order to determine what Iowa Newborn Screening Education services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Iowa Newborn Screening Education to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Iowa Newborn Screening Education Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Iowa Newborn Screening Education or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Iowa Newborn Screening Education; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Iowa Newborn Screening Education, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Iowa Newborn Screening Education Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Iowa Newborn Screening Education pages, or register with Iowa Newborn Screening Education site or services, a cookie helps Iowa Newborn Screening Education to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Iowa Newborn Screening Education Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Iowa Newborn Screening Education features that you customized.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Iowa Newborn Screening Education services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Iowa Newborn Screening Education secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Iowa Newborn Screening Education secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Iowa Newborn Screening Education will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Iowa Newborn Screening Education encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Iowa Newborn Screening Education is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Iowa Newborn Screening Education welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Iowa Newborn Screening Education has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Iowa Newborn Screening Education at webmaster@idph.iowa.gov. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.