Acorda Therapeutics®, Inc. (Acorda) owns and operates the website located at
www.iwalkbecause.org (the "Site"). Acorda wants you to feel comfortable using the
may collect from you on the Site and how we may use that information. Please take
information collected on the Site. It does not apply to information that we may
collect by means other than on the Site.
Collection and Use
You are not required to provide any personal information in order to access the
Site and the information available on the Site. However, in order to take advantage
of certain features offered on the Site, you will need to provide personal information
such as your name and e-mail address but not healthcare information. For example,
we will collect certain personal information if you choose to join our e-mail list
or send questions or comments to us via e-mail. If you have subscribed to our electronic
mailing list and wish at any point to stop receiving it, simply follow the opt-out
instructions that are included in each e-mail.
If you provide us with personal information, we will retain and use that information
for the purpose for which it was submitted, such as e-mailing information on mobility,
multiple sclerosis and related health or product information from Acorda Therapeutics®
to you or responding to a question that you submit to us. We may also use personal
information to customize the services we provide to you and to ensure compliance
with Acorda policies and applicable law.
Disclosure of Personal Information
shared your personal information with any third parties. We may sometimes use other
businesses to perform certain services for us, such as sending postal mail and providing
data analysis. We may provide personal information to those businesses when that
information is necessary for them to respond to your requests or otherwise perform
As Acorda develops, we may buy other businesses or their assets or sell our business
assets. Customer information is generally one of the business assets involved in
such transactions. Thus, in the event that Acorda or all of its assets are acquired,
customer information, including any visitor information collected through the Site,
would be one of the transferred assets.
Finally, Acorda reserves the right to disclose visitor information in special cases
when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to
identiry, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury
to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Acorda's rights
or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Acorda also reserves the right to disclose visitor information when we believe in
good faith that the law require it.
From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information
about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on theSite,
how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they "click" on.
We collect this information through the use of technologies such as "cookies" adn
"IP addresses", which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information
in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the
Site for visitors. We may also group this information into aggregate visitor data
in order to describe the us of th Site to our existing or potential business partners
or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please
be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any
other visitors to the Site.
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever
you're surfing the web. Web servers, the big computers that "serve up" webpages,
automatically identify your computer by its IP address. Acorda collects IP addresses
for purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to third
parties and to track the use of the Site. When visitors request pages from the Site,
our servers log the visitor's IP addresses. It is not our practice to link IP addresses
to anything personally identifiable, which means that a visitor's session will be
logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us.
However, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor only when
we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Site's policies or to protect
Acorda, the Site, its visitors, or others.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard
drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving
-- you'll find them at most websites. By showing how and when visitors use the Site,
cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Information such
as the total number of visitors and pages viewed is most easily tracked with cookies.
We may use the information from cookies to make improvements and updates to the
Site and to tailor our services to our visitors' needs. For example, the Site allows
visitors to increase the font size of the text contained on the Site to make it
easier to read. Cookies enable the Site to automatically use your preferred font
size the next time you visit the Site.
You always have the option of disabling cookies using your browser preferences.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser
to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, please be
aware that some features of the Site may not function properly or may be slower
Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that when you are on the Site, you could be directed to other sites
that are beyond our control. There may be links to other sites from this Site's
pages that take you outside our Site. These other sites may send their own cookies
to visitors, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies
are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee
the security of any of your personal information collected there.
Protecting the security of your personal information is very important to us. When
you transmit personal information from your PC to our servers, your information
is protected by both a "firewall" (a combination of computer hardware and software
that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer
network) and industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Once we receive
your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on
our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure. As a result, while Acorda strives to protect your personal information
and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you
disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction,
or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 on the
Site. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any personal information
to us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child
under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such
information from our database.
Changes to These Terms
of the Site for a reasonalbe perios of time after such changes are made, that this
any changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to
these terms will mean you accept those changes.
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