PRIVACY POLICY

This site is owned and operated by ACTION Council of Monterey County (ACMC). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

 

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

 

 

Information ACMC Gathers And Tracks

Information ACMC gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to send us an email, receive our electronic news updates, to participate in our message boards or forums, and from participation in polls and surveys.
  • Information ACMC gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does ACMC divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

 

Optional Voluntary Information

We may offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Email: ACMC offers an email link to contact us via the website. Users voluntarily send email messages to us, and we gathered and store emailed information in order to reply to such inquiries.
  2. Electronic Newsletters: ACMC may offer a free electronic newsletter to users. ACMC gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
  3. Surveys: ACMC may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

 

Usage tracking

ACMC tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. ACMC does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

 

ACMC sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better website and meet the needs of our target audience.

 

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

ACMC uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

SECURITY

ACMC operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

 

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • At any time, users may send an email to info at actioncouncil dot org to be removed from receiving electronic newsletters.

 

CHILDREN

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

 

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by ACMC. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.