This policy was last updated on Aug. 17, 2014.
Information We Collect
The Site collects personally identifiable information from you when you voluntarily communicate with the Council by registering for an account, completing a form or survey, or emailing a staff member of the Council. Personally identifiable information is information such as your name, physical address, e-mail address, or telephone number. Any comment, question, answer, information, message or picture that you submit that may be posted on our Site, Facebook, or Twitter feed, including but not limited to the posting of comments on our blog, is a public communication and may be viewed by the general public. Therefore, you acknowledge and understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit for such uses over our Site, whether or not the communication includes personal information about you. If you display personal information in any communication submitted for such uses, other individuals may collect and use your personal information. While we may remove personal information from postings to our Site, we assume no obligation to do so. We are not responsible for, nor can we guarantee the protection of, any personal information you disclose in a communication submitted for such purposes or you include in an email or other communication submitted to us for such posting, and thus, you acknowledge that if you disclose personal information in any such material, you do so at your own risk.
In addition, our web servers automatically collect and log web usage data and other non-personal information from you when you visit the Site. This information, including your IP address, referring site, pages viewed and length of visit, informs us about how visitors use and navigate our Site. We may also use a third party service such as Google Analytics to track trends and Site usage.
How We Use and Share Information Collected
We use personally identifiable information provided to us on the Site to respond to your request or feedback and to improve the content and effectiveness of the Site. In addition to the purpose for which you originally submitted the information, we may use the information you provide to make you aware of other Council programs, services or events. We may also combine the personally identifiable information you provide to us on the Site with information we obtain offline or from other third party sources.
In addition, we may use and share with others aggregated and/or anonymous (not personally identifiable) information that we have collected based on web-usage data or statistical information that we have compiled about our users.
If you would prefer to opt-out of receiving future marketing communications or publications from the Council, please notify us of your preferences by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to fulfill your request.
While we have measures in place to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and make proper use of the information that we collect, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on the Site from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personally identifiable information on a child under the age of 13 we will delete that information.
Non-U.S. Visitors to the Site
Please note that the Site is directed towards users who reside in the United States. It is not our intent to gather personally identifiable information from individuals residing outside of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, the information you provide to the Council will be transferred to the United States whose laws may not provide the same level of protection for personal information as your home country. By using the Site, you consent to this transfer.