website privacy policy

Welcome to hopetakesaction.org, a website produced by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. We appreciate your interest in HIV vaccine research. This privacy policy describes how the HIV Vaccine Trials Network collects information from you or about you, why we collect this information, and how we use this information.

By using this site, you agree to follow and be bound by this privacy policy. If you do not agree with any of the terms of the privacy policy, please do not use this site.

Website Usage Data Collection
You should be aware that when you visit our website, we collect aggregate information on visitors that does not identify you personally, but provides us with data on how our website is being used. This data helps us to analyze and improve the usefulness of this website. We gather data on which pages are being viewed, length of stay on the site, which browsers and operating systems are being used, and which other sites referred visitors to our website. To maintain your anonymity, we do not parse aggregate data or associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. The HIV Vaccine Trials Network does NOT sell, give, or trade the collected data to any third parties for data-mining or marketing purposes.

Cookies
We may also place small data files, called "cookies," in the browser file of your computer's hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server when you interact with the website. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies. Depending on the browser that you use, you can set your preferences to block/ refuse cookies, and/ or notify you before they are placed. We may use cookies to determine whether you are logged in to the website, and to temporarily store application data.

Your Email and Phone Number
If you decide to complete any of the contact forms on this website, you are providing the HIV Vaccine Trials Network an opportunity to communicate with you by email or phone. A representative from one of our clinics may contact you to give you more information about HIV vaccine research. Your personal information is NOT shared with other organizations. To stop receiving communications from the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, email webmaster@hvtn.org to manage any subscriptions.

User Comments and Submissions
We welcome your comments regarding our website and services. To submit your comments, e-mail webmaster@hvtn.org. However, if you are dissatisfied with the site, any of its content, or the website privacy policy, your sole and exclusive legal remedy is to stop using the site. Any comments, ideas, suggestions or other information you transmit to the site are not confidential or proprietary. HIV Vaccine Trials Network will be free to use any comment, idea, or suggestion you transmit to us on an unrestricted basis.