This website, http://www.imaworldhealth.org, is owned and operated by IMA World Health. Our goal is to provide information about the critical health needs of people in the developing world. We invite our visitors to share in our work by making financial donations or donations of time and skills. We understand that visitors to our site may want to know what we do with the information we collect and how we secure that information. IMA is committed to respecting the privacy of our visitors and donors.
Credit Card Security
Your credit card information is used for online donations only. IMA World Health uses a secure third party service provider to process online donations. Credit card and billing information you provide is used by the service provider to process your donation only. We make an effort to require all third party service providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them.
All personally identifiable information obtained through this website is kept strictly confidential and used by authorized IMA World Health personnel for our purposes only. We do not, for any reason, sell, give, exchange, lend or lease our mailing lists, e-mail addresses or other personal identifiable information to any third party except as follows:
- when you have consented to such a disclosure;
- to third parties that help us to provide certain products or services to you or to process payments or donations;
- in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with IMA World Health's rights or property, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities;
- when the law or a regulatory authority compels us.
We ask for personal information on our online donation pages and use this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes. In addition, your name and other information will be placed on our mailing list. If you are a donor to IMA World Health or a medical service volunteer that we have served, data collected online may be combined and correlated with information you have provided by other means so that we can serve you more efficiently.
If you wish to make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone, we will not use the information you give us about that individual for any other purpose.
Our web site does not automatically recognize your e-mail address. We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us by e-mail, and we ask for your e-mail address on our donation pages and newsletter sign-up.
If you do not want to receive the online newsletter or other periodic e-mail updates, please let us know by following the unsubscribe link found in any e-mail update received from us. You may write to us at the address provided at the end of this policy.
Your privacy is very important to us. If you feel that your privacy has been violated or that I.M.A. has misused your information in any way, please contact IMA World Health at
Children's Privacy (individuals under 13 years of age)
IMA World Health is committed to protecting the privacy of children and encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their child's online activities and interests. You must be at least 13 years of age to use this website. IMA World Health does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal identifiable information about visitors to our website who are under 13 years of age.
Links to Other Sites
Throughout our site, various links to other websites are provided as a courtesy. IMA World Health does not necessarily endorse any of these linked sites and does not guarantee the usefulness or accuracy of their content. Also, users should be aware that these other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information and operate under their own Privacy and Security policies, which may or may not be compatible with ours. In case of problems, we cannot be held liable for the presence of viruses or anything else destructive to the user's system that may be present on these linked sites.
Changes to This Policy
IMA World Health reserves the right to make changes to this policy without advance notice. IMA World Health reserves the right to make the revised or changed Privacy and Security Policy effective for information we already have about you, as well as any information we receive in the future. Notice of these changes will be posted to the homepage for this website for a period of three days.
Ownership and Copyright
The articles, photographs, video footage, logos, etc. you view on the IMA World Health website are either copyrighted property of IMA World Health or are copyrighted by another organization or company and used with their permission. Please honor these copyrights and do not reproduce these materials without our express written permission. In most cases, permission to use IMA World Health copyrighted content and images will be provided freely for personal or charitable (non-commercial) use, but the distribution, sale, modification or transmission of website content or images for profit is not allowed.
Acceptance of These Terms
By using this website, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy and Security Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this website.
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy and Security Policy, please contact us by sending an e-mail to