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Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
In some instances, CCAC may request or collect information online that identifies you personally, such as your name, e-mail or postal address, or telephone number. CCAC also may request or collect information about your preferences, interests, hobbies, and the like. This may occur in a variety of circumstances, including when you register online, communicate with us by e-mail, respond to surveys, or enroll in contests. Again, you are not required to provide this information but if you choose not to, some portions of our Web site may not be accessible to you.
We use the information we collect online to provide you with the services you request, and for a variety of general internal marketing and planning purposes. For example, we may use information that identifies you personally to communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail or telephone about special offers, promotions, products, or services, or to follow-up on products or services we have already provided. CCAC does not rent or sell this information to other companies.
You should be aware that we reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of interactive marketing group, our employees, customers, or the public.
Storage and Security
Public Web Pages
A number of our Web pages are available to the public.CCAC is not responsible for the uses that may be made by the public of any information you submit to CCAC for posting on publicly accessible Web pages.
Links to Other Web Sites
CCAC has made an effort to include links to sites that may be of interest to you and are in good taste. Please bear in mind that a link to or from our Web site does not imply endorsement of that site. We do not control the sites to which we link and assume no responsibility for their content or their privacy policies.
Questions or Concerns
What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
CCAC has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us and strict rules on CCAC employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such unfortunate occurrences. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as your credit card number collected for a commerce transactions at CCAC shop sites or to purchase premium services from CCAC, is encrypted prior to transmission.
You are ultimately responsible for the security of your CCAC Network ID and password. Please take care when using and storing them. CCAC recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
What you can do to better protect yourself on the Internet
- Know the risks.When you communicate with others online, you should be aware that, when disclosing personal information such as one’s actual name, member name, e-mail address, etc., on a web page, in a newsgroup, chat room or forum, that information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited e-mail from other parties, outside the CCAC Network. Some of the e-mail you receive may be useful to you, but some may not.
- Educate yourself.Search the Web for as much information as you can about how to protect your privacy. Look for a privacy statement in the sites you visit. A good place to start is TRUSTe — an independent, non-profit privacy initiative dedicated to building users’ trust and confidence in the Internet. Please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s web site and read information on being a Savvy Internet Traveler and other privacy initiatives. Additional privacy resources can be found at by clicking on any of the following links:
Department of Education: Parents Guide to the Internet
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Center for Democracy and Technology
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/ – Data Privacy
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/guide/ – Guide to Online Privacy
Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
Electronic Frontier Foundation – non-profit dedicated to protecting public interest in online privacy. http://www.eff.org
EPIC.org (Electronic Privacy Information Center)
Georgetown Internet Privacy Study
Network Advertising Initiative
Online Privacy Alliance
Tell your children: “Never talk to strangers!”
While the CCAC Network works hard to protect children on its sites, CCAC cannot protect their privacy once they leave. Please teach children to not give out their names or other personal information to anyone on the Internet. They should also be instructed not to fill out any forms or register at any website without your knowledge and consent. Take advantage of the online resources for parents available on the CCAC Network, such as SearchGuard and GetNetWise.
Use PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) http://www.pgp.com or another encryption program.
Changes to This Policy