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Blood Bank of Hawaii Web Site-Privacy Statement

Welcome. Welcome to the Blood Bank of Hawaii websites, www.bbh.org, www.bbhdonor.org, and www.bbhhospitals.org (the “BBH Web Sites”) The BBH Web Sites are owned and operated by Blood Bank of Hawaii, a Hawaii not-for-profit corporation, with its headquarters in Honolulu, HI (BBH).

Acknowledgement and Acceptance of BBH's Privacy Statement. BBH is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the BBH Web Sites and this Privacy Statement ("Statement") describes our commitment to protecting your privacy online, but BBH wants to be sure you understand and accept that this commitment cannot guarantee privacy and confidentiality. Your use of the pages on the BBH Web Sites signifies that you have reviewed the terms of this Statement and accept its terms and conditions. The BBH Web Sites and our activities change frequently. As a result, we may make changes to the Statement at any time. If we modify the Statement in the future, we will publish such modifications on the BBH Web Sites and apply the modified practices to information collected online. Please review this Statement from time to time, and especially before you provide any personal identifying information.

BY USING ANY BBH WEB SITES, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BBH MAY PERIODICALLY CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE OR OTHERWISE UPDATE THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT ITS DISCRETION, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.

Personal Identifying Information. We automatically collect information about your use of the BBH Web Sites, including your IP address, browser type, operating system and other technical information provide by you electronically.  We use this information to administer the BBH Web Sites and to assist in developments and improvements to the BBH Web Sites.  We do not collect any other personal identifying information from anyone unless he/she provides this information knowingly and voluntarily. This information includes your e-mail address or other identifying information that you may provide if you choose to schedule a blood donation on line. We do not disclose or otherwise provide personal identifying information to any third party (other than third-party contractors assisting in BBH activities), unless such disclosure is required by law or applicable regulatory guidance. 

Other Information. Under certain circumstances, BBH may use information collected on the BBH Web Sites (such as aggregated data, summary data, anonymously collected information) for business, marketing, surveys, research, advertising, etc., and may provide such information to third parties. Under no circumstances, however, will such information include personal identifying information, except as required by law or applicable regulatory guidance.

Cookies. A "cookie" is a piece of information that a computer that hosts a web site may send to your computer (or web browser) when you access that web site. These bits of information allow the user to access the web site more rapidly in the future, but also allow the web site operator to gather information about site usage and potentially other information. The BBH web sites use cookies.

Security. BBH uses a variety of security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or disclosure. BBH uses general, recognized security standards, including the use of Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") encryption when transmitting personal information over the Internet. Such transmissions are always subject to normal Internet security risks. Although BBH has procedures in place to safeguard the information that we collect online, we cannot guarantee the transmission or disclosure of this information in a manner inconsistent with this Statement. No Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us.

Use of Personal Identifying Information by BBH. In order to allow you to take advantage of some of our features and services, BBH may need to collect personally identifying information.  BBH and our business partners may use this information to schedule future blood donations, clarify accuracy of information, provide information about your blood donation(s) or provide information about donation alternatives or other blood donation-related benefit and services that may be of interest to you.

Links. This Privacy Statement applies only to the BBH Web Sites. The BBH Web Sites may contain references or links to other web sites not operated or controlled by BBH. These third-party web sites are not covered by this Statement or the policies and procedures which BBH applies. Therefore, if you follow a link posted here to third-party web sites, we provide no assurances or guarantees about these other web sites, including their ability to safeguard your personal information, and BBH accepts no liability for links from the BBH Web Sites to others. BBH can not endorse or guarantee any information you may find on links followed from the BBH Web Sites. We suggest that you contact those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection and distribution policies, as well as their content. BBH is also not responsible for any third-party web sites that may contain links to the BBH Web Sites.

Contact Us. If you have any questions or concerns about the BBH Web Sites, please contact us at http://www.bbh.org/about-bbh/contact-us.html