Privacy Policy


This privacy policy describes the policies and practices of the Alliance for Aging Research regarding the collection and use of personal information from your visit to the Living with Valve Disease website.  The Alliance is committed to protecting individual privacy and securing the personal information made available to us when you visit livingwithvalvedisease.org, or visit Living with Valve Disease pages on other related sites.

You will receive e-mail communication from the Alliance only if you have requested it.

When commenting on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name or other details to help you with your experience. We collect information from you when you fill out a form to share your story or enter information on our site.

We do not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise disclose your personal information to persons or organizations outside the Alliance unless in response to law enforcement requests.

Living with Valve Disease and Cookies

To share and promote our content, livingwithvalvedisease.org uses third-party services, such as Google AdWords, to place relevant advertising on search results for people looking for information similar to content found on the Living with Valve Disease website.

We do this through the use of tracking cookies which are placed on the end-users computer. The Alliance will only allow the use of such third-party cookies after a visitor has viewed a portion of the Living with Valve Disease website which corresponds to an advertisement by the third-party advertiser, such as Google AdWords.

Any third party advertiser that the Alliance uses, like Google, explicitly and expressly forbids the collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and the Alliance will not attempt to make, has not made, and will never make modifications that would enable any such third-party advertiser, like Google AdWords, to collect any such information.

The Alliance does not have access and will never seek access to information from other websites our visitors have viewed.

Any visitor can opt out of most tracking cookies by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager (https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/). Alternatively, visitors can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp).

Other Information

The Alliance for Aging Research has taken steps to make all information received from our online visitors as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use. All information is protected by our security measures, which are periodically reviewed.

The Living with Valve Disease website contains links to other websites.  When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving www.livingwithvalvedisease.org and your communications no longer are protected by our privacy policy but are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.  The Alliance is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other sites, and cannot monitor them.  Please check with those sites for their privacy practices.

You, the user, release the Alliance for Aging Research, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and representatives from any and all liabilities, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees and costs and indirect, consequential, exemplary, special, and punitive damages, arising from your, the user’s, use of this website.  You, the user, shall indemnify and hold harmless the Alliance for Aging Research, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and representatives from any and all liabilities, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs and indirect, consequential, exemplary, special and punitive damages, arising from user’s use of this website.

As a condition of accessing this website, you, the user, agree not to harm the website by infecting it with a computer virus, Trojan Horse, or other malicious software.

From time to time, this privacy policy may be updated to describe new features or services, or changes in privacy practices.  The latest version will always appear on our website.