Privacy Policy

Our commitment to privacy

SmartHomesMadeSimple.org is a website of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF). PATF knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy explains our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by PATF on SmartHomesMadeSimple.org.

What information is collected by PATF on SmartHomesMadeSimple.org?

We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us.

For example, website users may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or organization) in order to access portions of the website. If a website user contacts us by email, they may provide us with their email address and name. Providing data is required in these contexts in order for us to process your requests and respond to inquiries.

In addition to the personal information that you submit to us, we may collect personal information about you from reputable third parties, or automatically collect information using the following technologies:

Web Server Logs. Our web servers may collect certain information such as IP address, pages visited, time of visits, and referring website.

Cookies. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website. PATF uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on SmartHomesMadeSimple.org. Cookies also allow PATF to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through SmartHomesMadeSimple.org as appropriate.

Where do we transfer and store information?

PATF is based in the United States, and any information transmitted to us may be stored, accessed, or processed in the United States. Residents of some other countries, including residents of the European Union, should be aware that the laws of the United States do not offer the same protections as the laws of your home country.

How do we use information?

We collect information so that we can provide you with information concerning our programs, projects, and activities. We also use information for internal purposes (to better understand our user network) and for analytical purposes (to respond to requests for information and to improve our website and outreach). We may inform you of other purposes at the time that we collect some forms of information.

With whom do we share information?

We do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide to us with other organizations who intend to use it only to market their products or services to you.

There may be instances in which we share your information with others. We may share your information, for example, in conjunction with your sponsorship of a certain project, as required by law, with law enforcement, to comply with legal process, to protect our legal rights, to protect the safety or security of a person, or to protect against fraud, criminal acts, or misconduct. We may also share your information with companies that provide us with services, or with a successor legal entity.

Our commitment to data security

To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. For example, we secure our machines with mandated encryption protocols to secure our user/company data. We also use industry accepted tools and techniques such as SSL and two-factor authentication to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. Additionally, all sensitive information is stored in secure repositories both in-house as well as secure cloud-based, AES encrypted web apps.

Your access to data, and your choices

If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy.

If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be removed from our distribution list. You can send such a request to the email or mailing addresses at the end of this policy, or click “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any of our e-newsletters.

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

Additional information

Links. Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site that is governed by that site’s privacy policy.

We implement Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect our site from spam and abuse. Use of this service is subject to Google’s privacy policy and terms.

Changes to this privacy statement. We may modify this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. If we make a material change to this policy, and need to apply it to personal information that you provided to us before the change was made, we will attempt to contact you and obtain your consent to the change.

Communicating with us. If we need or are required to contact you about the privacy or security of your information we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email, telephone, or mail at:

smarthomesmadesimple@patf.us
484-674-0506

1004 West 9th Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Effective: October 13, 2021