We, the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA), are committed to protecting the privacy of the users of the MaMHCA Web site, www.mamhca.org.
Information Collection and Use
MaMHCA is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. MaMHCA collects information from users at several different points on our Web site. Personal information collected from users will not be disclosed to others unless disclosure is necessary to provide services the user has requested.
MaMHCA does not require users to complete a registration form in order to browse our Web site. MaMHCA does not collect any personal information, such as names, addresses, credit card numbers, or social security numbers, from users browsing our Web site. You are only required to provide certain personal information to MaMHCA if you are ordering a product or service from MaMHCA, or are attempting to apply or renew membership with MaMHCA.
MaMHCA gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. MaMHCA uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer the Web site, analyze Web site usage, and gather information.
If you purchase a product or service from MaMHCA, we request certain personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and credit card number or other financial information. This information is used for billing and shipping purposes. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
If you apply for membership in MaMHCA, we request certain personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and credit card number or other financial information. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you. We also request personally identifiable information from users who pay their membership dues online.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We set a persistent cookie to store your password, so that, if you choose, you don’t have to enter it more than once. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited.
Third Party Advertisers
MaMHCA does accept any paid advertising for our Web site. Advertisers do not have access to your private information, nor can they monitor browsing activity on the MaMHCA web site.
Third Party Intermediaries
MaMHCA uses some outside companies to process credit card orders and otherwise use your personally identifiable information in order to provide the products or services that you requested. These intermediaries are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose.
The security of your personal information is important to MaMHCA. MaMHCA takes every precaution to protect a user’s personal information. When you enter sensitive information on our Web site, such as a credit card number, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information sent to us, both during transmission of the information and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission or method of electronic storage is completely secure. Therefore, while we use accepted industry means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Outside Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by MaMHCA. Please be aware that MaMHCA is not responsible for the privacy practices of any Web sites not owned or controlled by MaMHCA. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Many MaMHCA chapters have their own Web sites. MaMHCA does not own or control the chapter Web sites and is not responsible for the content or security of those sites.. If users want to join MaMHCA online or purchase MaMHCA products or services online, the users have to go through the amhca.org site.
We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes. If you are a member of MaMHCA or ordered a product or service from MaMHCA and no longer wish to receive promotional communications from MaMHCA, you may opt-out of receiving such communications by following the link within those messages or by contacting MaMHCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (508) 698-0010.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or otherwise to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process.