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Personal Information and Email Accounts
Healthyamericans.org requests e-mail accounts for updates on the activities of Trust for America's Health. This list is a voluntary "opt-in" list, and you may remove your account at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use your e-mail account only to send site updates and available action items (i.e., letter-writing campaigns, etc.). We will not share or sell your email account to any group or individual at any time.
Using the "Tell a Friend" feature does not save your e-mail account or the e-mail accounts of your friends. Automatic e-mails are generated to your friends asking them to visit the site, but we will not use these accounts to send any further e-mails. You and your friends must use the opt-in "Sign Up for Email Updates" feature on the front page of the site in order to register for e-mail correspondence from Healthyamericans.org.
The Take Action feature of the site asks for your name, address and email so your letters can be properly addressed to your member of Congress. This information must be provided to ensure that your letter is sent to the correct member and that it is imprinted with the necessary information for your member to respond.