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Privacy Policy

The Kaiser Family Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our websites. Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through our websites and email lists. Please read this page carefully before using or proceeding to access our website. While using our website, you choose to consent to the terms of these policies.

If you have questions about these policies, we encourage you to contact us through our feedback form.

Resale or disclosure of information to third parties:
We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, or email addresses with other organizations. Only Foundation staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

Browser information collected on our websites:
Like many website operators, the Kaiser Family Foundation analyzes its websites’ logs to review standard information (such as number of his to individual pages) to improve our websites and tailor them to the needs of our visitors. We use a third-party service to provide real-time reporting of browser accesses to our site to us and our authorized agents. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users’ personally identifiable information.

Personalization of Content:
We use cookies on our site to personalize and customize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user’s previous visits to the site. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site and to continue to improve it.

You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. More information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies is available here, or navigate to the support webpage for your particular internet browser.. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience and ability to access all offered content on this and other sites throughout the Internet may be affected.

Privacy of our email lists:
The Kaiser Family Foundation maintains several email lists to keep email subscribers informed about recent publications and the latest developments in health policy. Individuals who provide optional information may also receive materials by mail or be contacted by telephone. We do not share email addresses or optional information with anyone outside of the Foundation staff or its authorized agents. We configure our email software to refuse to divulge the email addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized Foundation staff and agents. Only Foundation staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

Third-Party Links

This Privacy Policies applies exclusively to pages on the Kaiser Family Foundation website. Pages on our website contain many links to other relevant websites. In addition, the Kaiser Family Foundation and its affiliates may maintain a presence on outside websites and social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. These other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. The Kaiser Family Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. Please check with the other sites to review their privacy policies and how they may collect or use information.

Children’s privacy:
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers.

If you wish to notify us of our receipt of information by children, please do so through our feedback form.

Security:
The Kaiser Family Foundation employs physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect our site from the loss or misuse of information that we have collected from you.

Enforcement:

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

Changes:

From time to time, our Privacy Policy may change to improve how we interact with our website’s visitors. Should any changes be made to our policies, we will post them on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide more prominent notice on our website. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back on this page periodically or contact us with any questions.