The Brain Injury Network is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We firmly support the responsible management of consumer information. This statement sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices.
Collection and Storage of Information
Brain Injury Network reserves the right to monitor and record access and other activity on the website. Collection and storage of information occurs several ways on the braininjurynetwork.org site.
We collect and store non-personally identifiable information about visits to this site. Non-personally identifiable information includes the Internet Service Provider used to connect to the Internet, the browser type, and the type of computer operating system used. This collective or aggregated data does not identify the visitor specifically. We maintain log files. In log files IP addresses are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We also use this data to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. In general, we do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable to you.
We use several different forms where our customers can request services or information. In these cases we collect visitors’ contact information such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Use of Confidential and Non-Confidential Information
Brain Injury Network is the sole owner of the information we collect on this site. We will not rent, sell, or share information collected and stored in our databases with third parties in ways other than those disclosed in this policy.
We use your contact information to send you information as necessary. We also use the information we collect to improve the content of our website.
Any confidential personal information we have about you, such as your name, email address, mailing address, or phone number, will not be released, rented, sold, traded or otherwise shared with third parties unless required by law enforcement or your permission has been granted. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website. We may also use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our server and to track movement within this website.
We do not maintain a database of patient data that is being used in the pursuit of "harvesting patient data" for sale to third parties. In other words we are not asking users of this site to share their private, confidential data in order that we may collect said data and sell said data to third parties. Third parties might include rehabilitation facilities, patient recruitment firms, medical entities conducting studies, drug companies, advertisers, etc. We are interested in survivor advocacy and peer support, not in selling information about people in our brain injury community to third parties with business concerns.
All other information, including your comments, feedback, inquiries, or other materials submitted by you to this website, shall be considered non-confidential and the Brain Injury Network's property. The Brain Injury Network shall be free to use such comments, feedback, information or materials on an unrestricted basis.
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes and so that information does not have to be repeated. Cookies make your visits to websites more efficient for you. They save you download time. If and when we ever offer a registration mechanism to visitors to this side, the Brain Injury Network may use “cookies” to enhance your utilization of our site. If you are a registered user, you are identified and authenticated during your visits by username and password cookies sent to your browser.
This website partners with third parties. These third parties may send their own cookies to you. For example, we have some Yahoo and Facebook "groups". Yahoo and Facebook are third parties that utilizes cookies. Brain Injury Network does not have access to or control over the information contained in cookies utilized by third parties.
You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This gives you the opportunity to decide whether or not you want to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be able to access certain information.) If you do not want cookies on your computer, please refer to your web browser’s “Help” section or refer to your software security documentation. There are procedures to manually delete cookies from your computer.
Links to Third Party Websites
This site contains links and pointers to external websites maintained by third parties. Brain Injury Network is not responsible for the content, policies, privacy practices, or terms of these websites.
Comments, Feedback, Questions, and Queries
If you have any additional questions about consumer privacy on this site, please contact us. Click on "contact us”.
Modification of these Terms
Brain Injury Network reserves the right to modify this privacy statement without notice and at our sole discretion. Such modifications are effective when posted.