Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets forth the standards that The America’s Agenda: Health Care Education Fund (“AA-HEF”) will follow with regard to all activities undertaken and information provided by visitors to (“AA-HEF’s Website”) or to (the “Summit Conversations” pages of the “AA-HEF website”) subscribe to any of [AA-HEF’s] electronic information services, or otherwise affirmatively communicate with AA-HEF (all such visitors are referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Users”).

Information Collected

AA-HEF collects information about Users of AA-HEF’s Website in order to provide electronic information services and construct a secure and personalized Internet resource.

The following list includes the different types of information AA-HEF collects:

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that would allow someone to identify or contact Users, including, for example, Users’ names, organizations, addresses, and email addresses. Personal Information does not include aggregated information or information about Users that, by itself, does not permit the identification of individual persons. For example, statistics about how many persons visited AA-HEF’s Website last month is not Personal Information.

Nonpersonally Identifiable Information

“Nonpersonally Identifiable Information” is anonymous information about Users that does not include Users’ names or contact information. Examples of such Nonpersonally Identifiable Information data would be IP addresses, browser types, and access times. AA-HEF may use this information to customize AA-HEF’s Website for Users and may not include or refer to Personal Information, such as Users’ email addresses, when using this type of data.

Aggregated Information

“Aggregated Information” refers to information AA-HEF gathers by aggregating Nonpersonally Identifiable Information to provide summaries of use of AA-HEF’s Websites. AA-HEF uses Aggregated Information to show usage patterns and to do such things as negotiate with vendors of Internet services. Such Information is not linked to Users’ Personal Information.

Personal Information AA-HEF Collects

AA-HEF may collect Personal Information when Users:

  • sign up as subscribers to electronic information services;
  • make changes to their subscriber profile information; or
  • send messages, forms, or other information to AA-HEF via email or AA-HEF’s Website.

When Users sign up as subscribers to electronic information services or blogs, AA-HEF asks for Personal Information, such as email addresses, to allow AA-HEF to create Users’ accounts, respond to Users’ questions, or contact Users regarding their accounts.

AA-HEF’s Website uses a standard technology called “cookies.” Cookies are small pieces of information stored on a User’s hard drive and not on AA-HEF’s Website. Cookies allow Users to login without entering Users’ login information each time Users use AA-HEF’s Website. Cookies help AA-HEF understand how subscribers use AA-HEF’s Website, which allows AA-HEF to improve and tailor AA-HEF’s Website. Users may not be able to use AA-HEF’s Website if they disable cookies.

AA-HEF’s Use of Personal Information.

AA-HEF uses Users’ Personal Information to provide electronic information services, to create a secure and personalized service for its Users, and to contact them, if Users register on AA-HEF’s Website. Users may opt-out of receiving mailings from AA-HEF at any time by following the instructions in the section on “Correcting, Updating, and Deleting Personal Information” below

Disclosure of Personal Information.

AA-HEF will not disclose Users’ Personal Information to third parties outside the America’s Agenda family of entities without their permission. So, for example, AA-HEF does not sell Users’ email addresses or other Personal Information to mass marketers. AA-HEF may disclose Nonpersonally Identifiable Information and Aggregated Information about its Users, but that information does not contain Personal Information. 

If law enforcement or judicial authorities require AA-HEF to provide Personal Information concerning any Users, AA-HEF must cooperate with the authorities if their requirement is supported with the necessary legal documentation.


When Users use AA-HEF’s Website, they are using a service provided by AA-HEF and therefore agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy addresses only activities connected with AA-HEF’s servers. Other sites, including those that AA-HEF links to and third-party sites or services that AA-HEF co-brands, may have their own policies, which AA-HEF does not control and are not addressed or controlled by this Privacy Policy.

Choices Regarding Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information.

Users may limit the collection and use of different elements of their Personal Information by not participating in those activities in which AA-HEF collects Personal Information, as listed above. Users may choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of their Personal Information by using AA-HEF’s Website without registering or by discontinuing their use of AA-HEF’s Website altogether. Please note that if Users provide any information directly to parties other than AA-HEF, including sites linked to by AA-HEF’s Website, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the Personal Information Users disclose to them. AA-HEF encourages Users to investigate and ask questions before disclosing information to third parties.

Correcting, Updating, and Deleting Personal Information

Users may choose to have their Personal Information corrected or deleted by contacting AA-HEF (see “How to Contact Us” below). 

AA-HEF will provide Users with the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from AA-HEF. Once Users opt-in, they can discontinue receiving updates about or other information from AA-HEF by sending a message to

Security Procedures

AA-HEF has implemented security measures to protect Users’ information from loss, misuse, and alteration. AA-HEF uses industry-standard practices, such as encryption of names and passwords, to safeguard the confidentiality of Users’ Personal Information.

Privacy Protection for Children.

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, AA-HEF will not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to provide Personal Information to AA-HEF through AA-HEF’s Website or otherwise. If AA-HEF later learns that any User is under the age of 13, AA-HEF will take appropriate steps to remove that User’s information from the database and restrict that User’s access to AA-HEF’s Website.

Notification of Changes

If AA-HEF decides to use Users’ Personal Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, AA-HEF will notify Users via email. Users may choose whether or not AA-HEF may use such information in this manner. In addition, if AA-HEF makes any material changes in its privacy practices that do not affect Users’ information already stored in its database, AA-HEF will post a prominent notice on AA-HEF’s Website notifying Users of the change. In some cases where AA-HEF posts such notice, AA-HEF may also email Users who have opted to receive communications from AA-HEF, notifying them of the changes in AA-HEF’s Privacy Policy. 

AA-HEF believes strongly in respecting the privacy of its Users. AA-HEF will update and amend this Privacy Policy if and when it is necessary. Please check back often to read AA-HEF’s most updated and amended statement. Upon posting the amended version, AA-HEF will take reasonable measures, either through email or other electronic medium, to obtain consent from Users to the amended terms. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact AA-HEF (see “How to Contact Us” below).

How to Contact Us

You may contact us through any of the following ways:

AA-HEF’s Internet Website’s address is:
AA-HEF’s general email address is:

AA-HEF’s postal address is:
1919 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20006

AA-HEF’s telephone numbers are:
Telephone: (866) 223-3271
Fax: (202) 478-1734