This policy delineates the information collected from visitors to the web site as well as how we use and protect that information. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is of utmost importance to us, and guides us in creating, organizing and implementing our activities on-line and off-line.
Visitor Data Collected
You may browse many areas of our Web site, including our home page, without disclosing any personal information about yourself. Within these areas we only collect and store the information that is automatically recognized by the Web server, such as your IP address and files you request from the server. We collect the personal data that you volunteer on registration, order, survey, or other forms, or by email. Additionally, some areas of our Web site might be available only to certain persons and will require a login and password to access these areas. In order to be granted a login and password you may be asked some demographic information about yourself
Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the public areas of our Web site. However, you will not be able to purchase items online, or be allowed access to private areas of our Web site. We view the customer information that we collect as a valuable and confidential asset of which we take great care to ensure its safety.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children.
As described above, we sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our site to help us provide better customer service. For example, we measure visitor activity on our Web site, but we do so in ways that maintain individual visitor anonymity. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.
Though we make serious efforts to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Cookies and Other Technologies
You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. Before sending you any personal data, we will ask you to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you the personal data.
Throughout our Web site, you will find links to third party Web sites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third party sites.
We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. We have implemented technology and security policies as reasonable precautions in the storage of the personal information you disclose to us on our Web site. Our employees and processors who have access to personal data are obliged to respect the privacy of our visitors and the confidentiality of their personal data.
HOPA Refund Policy
In situations in which HOPA is contacted by individual(s) requesting a refund, HOPA staff has the right to determine whether or not a refund or a credit will be issued to the individual(s) account in the system. All cases will be handled on an individual basis by HOPA staff and may potentially result in a refund to the individual(s).
1. Live Educational Event
If an individual(s) has purchased registration for a live educational event but is unable to attend conference due to a physical or natural emergency that impacts ability to travel, HOPA staff shall adjust the live registration to a virtual offering or on-demand version of the same event, if available. If an individual(s) disinclines this offer, a member of the HOPA staff will evaluate if the reasoning can result in a refund. All live educational events are subject to processing fees.
2. Educational Products
In the event a wrong product is purchased, the individual(s) shall contact HOPA within 5 business day and request a credit to their account. Any price adjustments will be made either through a refund or invoice. All sales become final after 5 business days from product purchase.
Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Funds resulting from a duplicate account purchase of a membership will be allocated to subsequent membership in following years.