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PRIVACY STATEMENT - REDMONDCCC.ORG

Revised 04/16/2011

INTENT

We respect your privacy. We will not share your personally identifiable information with any other organization unless you "opt in" and tell us we may do so. The rest of this document provides more information.

DETAILS

This Privacy Statement tells you how we protect and use information that we gather through this web site. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other web sites. You should review the privacy statement posted on other web sites when you visit them. This web site and this Privacy Statement are intended for a U.S. audience.

We may change this Privacy Statement at any time. Significant changes to the Privacy Statement are discussed in the Section called "Changes to the Privacy Statement."" We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement from time to time.

By using this web site, you agree to the terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Statement. You may be subject to additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or materials on certain areas in this web site, or by following a link from this web site.

INTRODUCTION

The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our web site. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal information is information we collect through this web site that we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:

  • name
  • telephone number
  • e-mail address

In some places on this web site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself. For example, you may fill out a registration form, a survey, or an e-mail form.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this web site to provide you with access to this web site. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:

  • to respond to your requests
  • to contact you with information that might be of interest to you, if you elect to receive such information
  • for analytical purposes and to research, develop and improve programs, products, services and content
  • to remove your personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, phone number, etc). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual.

Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information.

  • to enforce this Privacy Statement and other rules about your use of this web site
  • to protect our rights or property
  • to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process

PERSONAL INFORMATION AND THIRD PARTIES

REDMONDCCC.ORG will not share your personal information collected from this web site with an unrelated third party or between affiliates of REDMONDCCC.ORG without your permission, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Statement.

Note: Some individuals volunteer their time with multiple affiliates of REDMONDCCC.ORG. Consequently, those individuals might have access to information, such as mailing lists, from more than one affiliate. They will only use information in their capacity with the affiliate to which information was given.

In the ordinary course of business, we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we may use different vendors to process surveys, take event registration, or develop this web site. In these cases, we will provide the vendor with information, such as your name and mailing address, needed to complete their task. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.

We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:

  • enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this web site
  • protect our rights or property
  • comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process

Please note: In addition to the ways that we may keep, disclose, and use information described in this Privacy Statement, we also may keep, disclose, and use personally identifiable information that you give us through this web site in ways that we believe are consistent with governmental guidance, directions, regulations, and laws.

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Non-personal information is information we collect through this web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:

  • the type of web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer)
  • the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site
  • the date and time you access our web site
  • which pages you have visited on our web site
  • personal information that has been de-identified

If you visit our web site to read or download information, such as information about one of our affiliates, we may collect certain non-personal information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer's web browser: If you only read or download information on our web site, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or other personal information about you. We may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer when you visit. The cookie may be stored on your computer's hard drive. The information that we collect using cookies is non-personal information. US Government Information Bulletin (I-034) contains a good description of cookie technology at: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our web site may not work properly for you if you do so. We will not allow third parties to place cookies on our web site.

USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are no restrictions on the ways that we can use or share non-personal information. We are always looking for ways to better serve you and improve this web site. We will use non-personal information from you to help us make this web site more useful to visitors. We also will use non-personal information for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information or aggregate de-identified personal information to:

  • create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content
  • customize the information or services that are of interest to you
  • share it with third parties
  • provide aggregated "traffic statistics" and "response rates" to third parties

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We will list any significant changes from the last year in this section.

PRIVACY ON OTHER WEB SITES

This web site may contain links to other web sites. Some of those web sites may be operated by REDMONDCCC.ORG, and some may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by others. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other web site, even other REDMONDCCC.ORG web sites. We are not responsible for the performance of web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this web site we recommend that you review each web site's privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.

DIRECT COMMUNICATION

If you choose, we may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will respond via an appropriate means. An e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.

WEB SITE SECURITY

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail

HOW TO CONTACT REDMONDCCC.ORG

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please use the Contact Us feature at the top of your screen or contact us at:

Redmond Citizen Corps Council (RCCC)
c/o Office of Emergency Management
8701 160th Avenue NE
PO Box 97010
Redmond, WA 98073-9710