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Privacy Statement

Please note: The HealthSmart website is the online curriculum reference site, and access is granted to educators and customers only. There is no student access provided and NO student data is collected in any form.  

ETR HealthSmart is committed to protecting educators’ privacy and developing technology that gives them the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the ETR HealthSmart website and governs data collection and usage. By using the ETR HealthSmart website, educators consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

Collection of Personal Information

ETR HealthSmart collects personally identifiable information, such as a user’s e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number for use in managing customer access. ETR HealthSmart also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to the user, such as ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. 

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

ETR HealthSmart encourages users to review the privacy statements of websites they choose to link to from ETR HealthSmart so that they can understand how those websites collect, use and share the information. ETR HealthSmart is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the ETR HealthSmart and ETR HealthSmart family of websites. 

Use of Personal Information

ETR HealthSmart collects and uses educators’ personal information to operate the ETR HealthSmart website and deliver the services requested. ETR HealthSmart may also use personally identifiable information to inform educators of other products or services available from ETR HealthSmart and its affiliates. ETR HealthSmart may also contact users via surveys to conduct research about opinions of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. 

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

ETR HealthSmart does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without a user’s explicit consent. 

ETR HealthSmart keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within ETR HealthSmart, in order to determine what ETR HealthSmart services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within ETR HealthSmart to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. 

ETR HealthSmart websites will disclose 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 ETR HealthSmart or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ETR HealthSmart; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ETR HealthSmart, or the public. 

Use of Cookies

The ETR HealthSmart website uses "cookies" to help personalize the online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on a user’s hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each user, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie. 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that the user has returned to a specific page. For example, if someone personalizes ETR HealthSmart pages, or registers with ETR HealthSmart site or services, a cookie helps ETR HealthSmart to recall that user’s specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When the user returns to the same ETR HealthSmart website, the information previously provided can be retrieved, so the user can easily access the ETR HealthSmart features that were previously customized. 

Users have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but browser settings usually can be modified to decline cookies if preferred. If someone chooses to decline cookies, some of the interactive features of the ETR HealthSmart services or websites visited may not be able to be fully experienced. 

Security of Personal Information

ETR HealthSmart secures personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. ETR HealthSmart secures the personally identifiable information provided 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 websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

ETR HealthSmart will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. ETR HealthSmart encourages educators to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how ETR HealthSmart is protecting their information. 

Contact Information

ETR HealthSmart welcomes comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If users believe that ETR HealthSmart has not adhered to this Statement, they are encouraged to contact ETR HealthSmart at admin@etr.org. ETR will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.