Privacy Policy

General Information

The privacy of all individuals that visit and use ADvancing States' website and the HCBS Clearinghouse is important to us. This statement describes how we collect information and use information gathered on this website. We reserve the right to modify this statement and encourage you to review it from time to time.

You can be assured that we will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit this website unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing personal information is strictly voluntary. Except as may be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

ADvancing States may maintain general information regarding use of the website, such as number of visitors, date and time, IP address and areas of the site visited. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help make our site more useful for visitors.

Privacy of our email lists

ADvancing States maintains several email lists to keep email subscribers informed about recent publications and the latest developments in home and community-based care. We do not share, sell or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, or email addresses with other organizations or third parties. Only ADvancing States staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.


We have appropriate security measures in place to protect our site from the loss or misuse of information that we have collected from you. Our personalized forms and personal information are stored and served from a secure server.


Our site may use cookies. Currently we use them in our Discussion Forum. This information is collected by our server. This information allows you to store your password and personal preferences when you use the forum. It is not required and the forum will be accessible without this information.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. ADvancing States is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.

How You can Access or Correct Information

You can access and correct the personal information that you provided to ADvancing States or by returning the bottom of any email sent by our organization. In the footer you will find a direct link to either Update Profile/Email Address or to instantly Unsubscribe from the mailing list of your choice.

Privacy Policy Changes

This policy was modified on October 1, 2013.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by emailing