Privacy Statement

HIMSA 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 HIMSA Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the HIMSA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

HIMSA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address. HIMSA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your preferences, interests and favorites.

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

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

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

Use of your Personal Information

HIMSA collects and uses your personal information to operate the HIMSA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. HIMSA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

HIMSA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. HIMSA 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 HIMSA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

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

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

Use of Cookies

The HIMSA Web site uses "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.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize HIMSA pages, or register with HIMSA site or services, a cookie helps HIMSA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. 

Here is a list of cookies used on the HIMSA website and the purpose of each:

  • Name : ASP.NET_SessionId - This cookie is necessary for site functionality and is set even if you do not give your consent. It is held temporarily in memory and is deleted when the web browser is closed. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.
  • Name : authentication - This cookie is used as part of the ASP.Net forms authentication.
  • Name : .ASPXANONYMOUS - This cookie is issued by ASP.NET and contains a unique ID to help recognize when an anonymous user attempts to log in. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.
  • Name : .DOTNETNUKE - This cookie is used by DotNetNuke and the ASP.NET forms authentication. If this cookie is blocked DotNetNuke will not recognise you have logged in.
  • Name : DotNetNukeAnonymous - If you are identified as unauthorized this cookie assigns you a unique id.
  • Name : language - Tracks the users preferred language (this is simply the browser default language).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HIMSA services or Web sites you visit. For example, our login feature will no longer work correctly.

If you use a PC with a newer browser , you can display a window for deleting your cookies by using shortcut keys : Ctrl + Shift + Delete. If the shortcut keys do not work, you will need to locate the settings page in your browser software. For more instructions on deleting cookies in various browsers and devices, visit this website:'s-Cookies

Security of your Personal Information

HIMSA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. HIMSA 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

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

Contact Information

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