Protecting your privacy
We do not resell or share your information, including your email address, with third parties for marketing purposes and do not engage in cross-marketing or link-referral programs with other sites for marketing purposes.
We may provide links to third-party Sites, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for, nor do control, the privacy policies of those third-party sites, and we encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every site visited.
Data we collect
Directly Collected Data
We may collect your personal information, including your name, email address, and a password, and, if applicable, the name of the organization you represent and your title, when you register to receive email alerts and newsletters. We may also collect personal information through surveys conducted by us or on our behalf and registration forms for events we host.
If you don’t want to receive information from us, you can opt out as described below, although you may not be able to opt out of communications relating to administration of your grant or fellowship.
Data collected under our Grants and Fellowship Portals
Automatically Collected Data
When you visit our Site, certain information about your use of our Site is automatically collected. This information includes your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access our Site and the pages you visit.
Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device (e.g., IP address, MAC address, browser version, etc.). The tracking technologies employed when you use our Site may be first-party or third-party. We use these tracking technologies to better understand how our Site is being accessed, used, and its overall effectiveness. This information may also be used in the targeted distribution of promotions (through such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and via Google Ad Words) on behalf of our charitable work, in our grant making process, website optimization decisions, to improve the user experience of our Site, and to communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests.
Our Site uses Google Analytics, a third-party website analytics tool that collects automated information about visitor traffic. The information collected by Google Analytics is transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. You can learn how Google collects and processes data and how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google.
If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them. However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the Site’s services and features. We also may allow third parties to issue cookies, pixels, web beacons and other tracking technologies on our Site to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our Site.
Data Collected from Social Media
When you interact with the Site through a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.
Do Not Track Disclosures
Some browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences. As there is not yet an industry-standard DNT protocol on how to interpret DNT signals, we do not honor DNT signals from browsers at this time. However, you may refuse or delete cookies to prevent tracking activities.
How we use your information
We will use your personal and other information for the purpose for which you provided it, including to send you requested information related to the Fund or the Site, to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your request, to register you for and contact you about events, to administer grants and fellowships, to improve our Site and to recognize when you visit our Site, to investigate actual or suspected activities that may violate our Terms or the law. We may also use it to send you information we think may be of interest to you, where permitted by law, or to identify and prevent suspected or actual unlawful or inappropriate use of our Site.
Circumstances in which the Fund may disclose information
In some circumstances, we may share your personal information with third party service providers in providing services to you.
Accessing and updating personal information
When you use the Site, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct your personal information if it is inaccurate or to delete your personal information at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, unless doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
E-Alert content and unsubscribing
The Fund sends e-alerts and e-newsletters about health policy news, research, and analysis. You can unsubscribe from our e-mail lists at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your alert, updating your My Commonwealth Fund profile, or e-mailing webedit[email protected].
The Fund will never send e-mail soliciting money. Please report receipt of any such e-mail that uses the Fund name or logo to [email protected].
A natural person in the European Economic Area and certain other jurisdictions (“data subject”) whose personal information is processed by a controller or processor may have rights in relation to his or her personal information which include:
- Right to rectify: The right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal information;
- Right to withdraw consent: The right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal information carried out by us on the basis of a previous consent; such withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on previous consent;
- Right to make a subject access request (SAR): The right to request in writing copies of your personal information. However, compliance with such request is subject to certain limitations and exemptions and the rights of other individuals. Each request should make clear that a SAR is being made. You may also be required to submit a proof of your identity and any payment permitted by law, where applicable.
- Right to restrict or object to processing: The right to restrict or object to our processing if we are processing your information based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest as an exercise of official authority (including profiling); using your information for direct marketing (including profiling); or processing your information for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics. We will comply with valid objection requests unless we have a compelling overriding legitimate ground for the continuation of our processing or we have another lawful reason to refuse such requests. We will comply with each valid opt-out request in relation to marketing communications.
- Right to erasure: The right to request that we erase your personal information; we will comply with your request unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so. For example, there may be an overriding legitimate ground for keeping the personal information, such as, required record retention obligations with which we must comply.
- Restriction: The right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal information in various circumstances; we will comply with your request unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so, such as, a legal obligation to continue processing your personal information in a certain way.
- Right to data portability: In certain circumstances, data subjects may request the controller to provide a copy of personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have it transferred to another provider of the same or similar services. We do not consider that this right applies to our Services. However, to the extent it does, we will comply with such transfer request. Please note that a transfer to another provider does not imply erasure of the data subject’s personal information which may still be retained for legitimate and lawful purposes.
- Right to lodge a complaint: We suggest that data subjects contact us about any questions or complaints in relation to how we process their personal information. However, each data subject has the right to contact the relevant supervisory authority directly. Contact details for data protection authorities are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
- our own or our third parties’ legitimate business interests (for example, in maintaining and promoting our activities by providing users with feedback opportunities or other instances where we have carried out a legitimate interests assessment and have established an existing legitimate interest);
- the performance of a contract that we have in place with you;
- your consent where appropriate; or
- compliance with our legal obligations.
We are committed to our mission of promoting a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable and we believe pursuing these aims is not in conflict with your rights.
We will take reasonable measures to protect the integrity of private communications and to protect against loss, corruption, and alteration of your personal information. However, even protected sites can be subject to hacking, technological glitches, user misconduct, and administrative errors, and we assume no liability for any of these actions or occurrences or their results.
Children under age thirteen.
Our Site is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen. By using our Site, you represent to us that you are at least thirteen years old. If you are not at least thirteen years old, you may not use our Site. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected any personally identifiable information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under age thirteen may have provided personally identifiable information through our Site, please contact us at [email protected]