Thursday, July 24, 2014

Privacy Statement

Great Rivers District is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Great Rivers District Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Great Rivers District website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Great Rivers District collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Great Rivers District also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Great Rivers District. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Great Rivers District for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Great Rivers District Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Great Rivers District public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Great Rivers District does not read any of your private online communications.

Great Rivers District encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Great Rivers District so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Great Rivers District is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Great Rivers District and Great Rivers District family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Great Rivers District collects and uses your personal information to operate the Great Rivers District Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Great Rivers District also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Great Rivers District and its affiliates. Great Rivers District may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Great Rivers District does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Great Rivers District may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Great Rivers District may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Great Rivers District, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Great Rivers District does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Great Rivers District keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Great Rivers District, in order to determine what Great Rivers District services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Great Rivers District to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Great Rivers District Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Great Rivers District or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Great Rivers District; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Great Rivers District, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Great Rivers District Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Great Rivers District pages, or register with Great Rivers District site or services, a cookie helps Great Rivers District to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Great Rivers District Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Great Rivers District features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Great Rivers District services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Great Rivers District secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Great Rivers District secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Great Rivers District will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Great Rivers District encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Great Rivers District is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Great Rivers District welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Great Rivers District has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Great Rivers District at peter@hilpisch.net. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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