Privacy & Use Guidelines

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) will protect your online privacy to the fullest extent of the law. It is our policy to keep your personal and professional contact information confidential, and will not disclose this information to any third party.

Legal Rights Regarding the Website

These electronically-transmitted pages belong to the foundation. All rights are reserved. These pages may not be duplicated or reproduced without the foundation’s express written consent, except in the form of brief excerpts or quotations for the purposes of review. The information contained here is for the personal use of the reader. Making copies of these pages or any portion for any purpose other than your personal use is a violation of United States copyright laws.

MeHAF and its employees and affiliates have used their best efforts in preparing this website.

MeHAF and its employees or contractors shall not be liable in the event of incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the provision of information offered on the website.

The MeHAF website does not accept paid endorsements of products or display banner advertising of any kind.

The website collects information from our users at several different points on our website. When you use the website some general information is collected. This general information is used internally in connection with our organization to improve the website, including our information and communication efforts, and to make your use of the website as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

When you communicate with us by using our “contact us” form, we collect personal information provided by you that may include your: (a) first and last name; (b) email address; (c) browsing patterns; (d) IP address; (e) browser type; (f) referring url; and (g) a global unique identifier/cookie. We use this personal information to provide you with services or to answer your questions. We may use email to occasionally send out emails, including newsletters, to people who have contacted us. If you share your phone number, the foundation will only use this in the event that we need to contact you about questions or services.

MeHAF is the sole owner of this information collected on this website. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities and may, in our sole discretion, disclose personal information or other information to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena, or government request. We reserve the right to release personal information or other information about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities or are otherwise in violation of our Terms of Use, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate our website or to protect the rights or property of, our affiliates, or our officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or licensors. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities we reasonably believe, in our sole discretion, to be unlawful. If we are legally compelled to disclose information about you to a third party, we will attempt to notify you by sending an email to the email address in our records unless doing so would violate the law or unless you have not provided your email address to us.

A cookie is a text file stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Websites create cookies to record information about a user's preferences, such as helping us detect and solve any problems you may have while using our website, and for security purposes. Most cookies expire after a certain time period. If you wish, you may set your browser to reject all cookies. Cookies placed may be tied to personally identifiable information. Third-party cookies may be placed to facilitate your use of website. Google and Facebook are good examples of cookies placed by third-parties; they are not tied to any personally identifiable information that you may have shared with MeHAF.

Like most websites, we use log files. These log files store information regarding IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (Internet Service Provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the website, track user's movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for our use. IP addresses, etc. may be linked to personal information if you registered with the MeHAF site.

While MeHAF does not disclose any aggregated, general or demographic information with a third-party, the site contains a Google Analytics code that allows the foundation to collect demographic and interests about users who use the site. If desired, a user may opt-out of Google Analytics at any time. Please read Google Analytics' privacy policy to learn how Google retains, shares, stores or uses any data.

This website may contain links to other websites. We want you to be aware that when you click on such links that they take you to a third-party website, you will be subject to such third-party's privacy policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and we expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third-parties, including, without limitation, actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of personal information by such third-parties. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our website and enter a third-party website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects their personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by our website.

If you have any questions about the security of our website, you should contact our office by phone or by US Mail.
Notification of Changes in Use of Information

Our privacy policy is subject to change. In the event of any change, it shall be effective upon posting to this website.

Date Updated: April 10, 2015