Mailing Address
Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, RN
Founder, CEO
1545 North 18th Street
Omaha, NE 68110
  Privacy Policy  

At Center for Human Diversity, Inc. (CHD), we are committed to protecting the personal information that you share with us through the Internet.

This statement sets forth our privacy policy regarding information you provide to us through the use of our website. This statement also provides you with information on how to prevent your personal information from being collected or shared when you visit our website, respond to our web-based promotions or send us an e-mail.

The Information We Gather
We collect information about you through your voluntary submission of information.

Personally Identifiable Information
You can use the majority of our websites without being required to divulge any personally identifiable information to us. To participate in or use some of the activities available on our sites (such as purchasing entering a contest, purchasing a cruise or contacting us) you may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and e-mail address). In addition, in connection with some activities, such as purchasing a cruise, we collect additional personally identifiable information such as your date of birth, street and billing address and credit card number.

When corresponding with you via e-mail, we may use a variety of technologies, such as "clear gifs" or "web beacons," to let us know, among other things, whether you received and opened our e-mail. The clear gif included in the e-mail may establish a cookie on your system that further allows us to tailor information to fit your personal interests.

CHD will not trade, sell or share such personally identifiable information for use by any third parties unless we have informed you, been authorized by you or are required by law to do so. In addition, such personally identifiable information shall not be disclosed to third parties unless we have informed you, been authorized by you or are required by law to do so. The term "third parties" does not include any subsidiaries or affiliates of CHD, service providers or vendors acting on CHD's behalf or travel agents or the purchaser of substantially all of the assets of CHD or a subsidiary or affiliate of CHD. Our policy is to require that third parties keep that information confidential. We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information, without notice, if we believe that such action is necessary to defend and protect the rights or property of CHD and its family of websites or to protect the personal safety of users of CHD, its websites or the public.

Your credit card number is used to process your request for products or services and will not be shared with third parties that are not involved with the transaction.

How We Use the Information Gathered
We use the information that you share with us for these purposes:

  • To provide the products, services or membership benefits you request

  • To ensure proper billing

  • For marketing and promotional purposes, including to provide you with information about products and services offered by CHD and its subsidiaries and affiliates

How Do I Change My Personally Identifiable Information or Tell Center for Human Diversity That I Don't Want to Be Contacted?
Our websites sometimes provide you the opportunity to choose to receive communications from us when we request information from you. You always have the option of removing your name from our e-mail mailing list(s) so that you will not receive further e-mail promotional communications from us. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, it is best to follow the specific instructions outlined within the communications you receive from us, since we operated numerous sites and e-mail lists. If you are unable to complete the process indicated in such communications, send us an email.

Links and Third Parties
Our websites often provide links to resources that we believe may be useful. These links will lead you to websites operated by third parties that operate under different privacy policies. We encourage you to review those privacy policies, as we have no control over information you may submit to those third parties.

Our websites may use third parties, such as ad-server companies, to present or serve advertisements that you may see on our website. Our websites may also include advertisements placed by third parties. Our privacy policy does not cover any information collected by those third parties nor does it cover how they may use such information.

How Do We Protect Your Information?
Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct usage of information, we monitor and adjust our physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that data transmitted over the Internet will always be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products and services and you do so at your own risk. Upon receipt of your transmission, we strive to ensure the security of that information in our systems.

What About Children Under the Age of 18?
None of our websites are targeted at children (minors under eighteen years of age) and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children who have not obtained parental consent.

Privacy Policy Updates
By using our websites, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. CHD reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time. Visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time to stay abreast of any changes. Your continued use of our websites following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept those changes.

Questions or Comments?
If you have any further questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, please send us an email with your questions or comments.

This privacy policy was last modified on November 1, 2015.