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PRIVACY POLICY (V 1.03)

Last revision: June 9, 2021


This privacy statement is applicable to Positive Autism and all its affiliates.

The policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users.

Positive Autism (hereafter referred to as “Organization” or “positiveautism.org“) does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from:

  • The registration process
  • Newsletter subscription
  • Community postings (e.g., comments, chat and message boards)
  • Voting/polling activities
  • Contest or sweepstakes registration
  • Content submissions
  • Transactional areas (e.g., store)

Positive Autism does not sell or rent its users, member, or staff information to any external parties. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be transferred to unaffiliated third parties.

positiveautism.org may share personally identifiable information with Google Analytics (acting as its site traffic gathering agent for this limited purpose) for the sole purpose of gathering statistical data on visitors to the site and the pages viewed by those visitors. If you wish to opt out, visit Google Analytics’ privacy center. 

Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, the Organization reserves the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

The Organization may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the Organization’s rights or property, other Organization users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Organization may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

The Organization reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. 

Also, users should be aware that the Organization may sometimes use third parties sites/services (such YouTube and Amazon) and they may offer products, subscription and/or registration-based services. The Organization is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information.

Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards, comments or in the chat areas of the Organization’s sites, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user’s communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the Organization. Please refrain to post any e-mail address or other personal information.

Cookies

Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of the Organization’s internet servers or through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that the Organization cannot or does not control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for the Organization. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Organization’s site.

Opt Out

Upon request, the Organization will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally, upon request, the Organization will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user’s request, the Organization will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

The foregoing policies are effective as of May 26, 2021. The Organization reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Using the website

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Organization’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of the Organization’s sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web site’s privacy statement, contact the Organization by emailing hello@positiveautism.org 

National & International Regulations

As our Organization is headquartered Canada, we adhere most closely with applicable Canadian laws and US federal and state laws. We do, however, value our non-Canadian, non-US users.

The Organization has implemented policies to adhere to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which includes strict data protection principles that organizations must follow in order to protect the personal information they collect about their clients or people who visit their websites. While many rules and actions may be the same in Canada, the US and EU, there may be specific instances of policy differences. If you are concerned about how your personal information is being collected in connection with GDPR, please use this contact information and reach out to the Organization by emailing hello@positiveautism.org 

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