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GSA Reframing Aging is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the GSA Reframing Aging site and governs data collection and usage. By using the GSA Reframing Aging site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

GSA Reframing Aging collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. GSA Reframing Aging also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

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

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GSA Reframing Aging public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: GSA Reframing Aging does not read any of your private online communications.

GSA Reframing Aging encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from GSA Reframing Aging so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. GSA Reframing Aging is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the GSA Reframing Aging and GSA Reframing Aging family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

GSA Reframing Aging collects and uses your personal information to operate the GSA Reframing Aging Web site and deliver the services you have requested. GSA Reframing Aging also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from GSA Reframing Aging and its affiliates. GSA Reframing Aging may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

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

GSA Reframing Aging does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

GSA Reframing Aging keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within GSA Reframing Aging, in order to determine what GSA Reframing Aging services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GSA Reframing Aging to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

GSA Reframing Aging Web sites will disclose your 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 GSA Reframing Aging or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GSA Reframing Aging; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GSA Reframing Aging, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The GSA Reframing Aging Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GSA Reframing Aging pages, or register with GSA Reframing Aging site or services, a cookie helps GSA Reframing Aging to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GSA Reframing Aging Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GSA Reframing Aging features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GSA Reframing Aging services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

GSA Reframing Aging secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. GSA Reframing Aging secures the personally identifiable information you provide 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 Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

GSA Reframing Aging will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. GSA Reframing Aging encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GSA Reframing Aging is protecting your information.

Contact Information

GSA Reframing Aging welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that GSA Reframing Aging has not adhered to this Statement, please contact GSA Reframing Aging at reframingaging@geron.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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The Reframing Aging Initiative is a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society. This greater understanding will counter ageism and guide our nation’s approach to ensuring supportive policies and programs for us all as we move through the life course.

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The Reframing Aging Initiative is led by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) on behalf of the Leaders of Aging Organizations and is currently funded by Archstone Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, RRF Foundation for Aging, and The SCAN Foundation, with additional support from New Hampshire Endowment for Health, NextFifty Initiative, Rose Community Foundation, San Antonio Area Foundation, and Tufts Health Plan Foundation.)

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