At International Heart Spasms Alliance, we care about your privacy and believe in transparency. That is why we are committed to being upfront about our privacy practices. We only collect personal information necessary to deliver our services and we handle it carefully and sensibly.
When you visit the IHSA website, the following information may be collected:
IHSA collects information provided to us through the IHSA website or through direct contact with an IHSA representative. IHSA may collect information via the IHSA website by using cookies, pixels, tags, software development kits, and application program interfaces. Please be advised that you may be able to disable cookies on your personal device and otherwise make choices with respect to data collection.
If you upload images to the IHSA website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the IHSA website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
All contact form submissions are stored for purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
Articles and other content on the IHSA website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The IHSA website uses professional security software. This helps to ensure data breaches do not occur and our website and data are protected against hacking attempts and intrusion.
The IHSA website’s security software protects website visitors and works to block potential hacks while monitoring website traffic and any filesystem changes.
If you visit the IHSA website’s login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
For logged-in users, the IHSA website’s security software stores information on the username, the IP address and the time of last login and last activity. This information is purged upon logout or data cleanup.
The IHSA website’s security software has an audit trail feature that will log the following information:
For logged-in users this represents information that may be used to locate (by IP address) and identify individuals and their activity on the IHSA website. This information is stored for security purposes only by the website administrator. This data will be retained and then automatically purged from the database after a fixed time period, as determined by the website administrator.
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