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 website and governs data collection and usage. 
 

Collection and use of your Personal Information

All data collected is done so directly through our website.  HIMSA does not obtain personal data from 3rd party companies.

HIMSA websites 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 at HIMSA or on the website; (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.

HIMSA does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

All Web Site Users

HIMSA collects anonymous information as you browse this website; this information includes browser type, referring website addresses, access times, and IP address.  This information is used by HIMSA for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the HIMSA website.  HIMSA does not send any 3rd party tracking or statistical services.

Newsletter Services

HIMSA offers a number of e-mail based newsletters that you may opt-in to receive.  You may also opt-out at any time by selecting the opt-out link at the bottom of the newsletter.  HIMSA collects and makes use of your email address for this activity. HIMSA does not share email addresses with 3rd parties.

HIMSA Member Companies and Distributors

If your interaction with this website requires special access to controlled content provided by HIMSA, a user account will be created. Controlled access is provided in the following situations:

  • You work for a HIMSA member company and need access to software developer kits and other related software.
  • You are a distributor of HIMSA products
  • You are a technical support specialist participating in a HIMSA certified support engineer programs

If you have a user account, HIMSA collects the following personally identifiable information:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Name of the company that you work for and in some cases, the HIMSA member company you are working for.

HIMSA will use your website account to:

  • Grant and track access to controlled content
  • Track certification course progress and completion
  • Contact you via e-mail to announce new product versions and important technical support matters.

Noah User Group Members (NUG)

Noah user group members provide HIMSA with input to future products and services.  NUG members may also participate in Beta tests of new versions of products. 

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Country
  • Phone Number
  • membership type – your level of desired involvement

If you choose to participate in online based surveys, these surveys may also ask generalized questions in regards to the type of hearing healthcare practice that you work for.  Other than that, survey questions are focused on your opinions on different feature ideas.  HIMSA does not share your individual responses with any outside companies.  Your opinions are anonymously generalized in reports that may be presented to HIMSA member companies for product development activities.
 

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.

Your rights and preferences

If you have an account on himsa.com then you may view your “Account” and select to download the data that the website has collected. You may also select to Erase your data. If you have further questions or concerns about being forgotten, please send an email to forgetme@himsa.com.  HIMSA will respond and confirm your request.

Use of Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in a computer’s browser directory. They help site providers with things like understanding how people use a site, remembering a User’s login details, and storing site preferences.

Does himsa.com use Cookies?

Yes. We use cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy to:

  • ensure that our Services function properly,

Who sets cookies when I use himsa.com?

First party cookies: these cookies are placed and read by HIMSA directly when you use our Services,

How HIMSA Uses Cookies

Cookies play an important role in helping us provide effective and safe Services. Below is a list of commonly used cookies and the purposes that apply to them.

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

Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are essential to the operation of our Site and Services and make it usable and secure by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the Site. We use those cookies in a number of different ways, including:

  • Authentication. To remember your login state so you don’t have to log in as you navigate through our Site and dashboard.
  • Security. To protect user data from unauthorized access.

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 websites you visit. For example, our login feature will no longer work correctly.

Cookie NameSession/PersistentExplanation
wordpress_sec_*SessionOnly used for users that have a registered account and are logged in to gain access to special web site content.
Its purpose is to provide protection against hackers, store account details
wodpress_logged_in*SessionOnly used for users that have a registered account and are logged in to gain access to special web site content.
Its purpose is to provide protection against hackers, store account details
cpSGCacheBypassPersistentApplies to user that have a registered account and are logged in to gain access to special web site content
When so website caching (for improved performance) is not used

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies are used by himsa.com to remember your preferences and to recognize you when you return to our Services.

Cookie NameSession/PersistentExplanation
pll_languagePersistentTracks the preferred language (this is simply the browser default language).
euCookiePersistentTracks if the web site user has agreed to the use of cookies

Analytics Cookies

himsa.com does not make use of any analytic cookies

Advertising Cookies

himsa.com does not make use of any analytic cookies

Can I opt-out? 

Yes, with the exception of those cookies that are necessary to provide you with our Services. Your web browser may allow you to manage your cookie preferences, including to delete and disable himsa.com cookies. You can take a look at the help section of your web browser or follow the links below to understand your options. If you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site or Services may not operate as intended.

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 info@himsa.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.