Marin County Genealogical Society
 

Marin County Genealogical Society Privacy Statement

At Marin County Genealogical Society, we respect and protect the privacy of those who visit or use our website. We want you to know how your information is used. To demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices, we have adopted these privacy guidelines.

We subscribe to these principles:

  • Notice - We post our privacy statement which fully discloses what information is collected, how it is used and with whom it is share.  We will make every effort to inform our visitors when our privacy statement has been modified.
  • Choice - We give our visitors the option of providing information other than what is necessary to complete a form, such as a membership application.
  • Security - We make reasonable efforts to protect personal information from outside access.

This privacy statement defines privacy aspects specific to the Marin County Genealogical Society website.

Our Philosophy and Practices
We want to give you the comfort and confidence you need to fully participate in our website so that we can better serve your needs. Therefore, here are the principles governing our information practices and other privacy aspects of our website:

  • The Marin County Genealogical Society does not share, give away or sell any personal information about its' members or website visitors to any person or company for any reason.
  • We provide you notice of our website information practices.
  • We give you choices about how the personally identifiable information that you provide us may be used when you submit your membership application or any submission form on our website.
  • We let you update or correct the personally identifiable information that you provide us when you submit your membership application.
  • We work to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration.
  • We provide methods for you to contact us about our information practices and other aspects of privacy.

WE PROVIDE YOU NOTICE OF OUR WEBSITE INFORMATION PRACTICES.
To maximize the value of our services, we may request information from you when you visit our websites. When we collect information from you, we'll tell you what is being collected, how it is collected, by whom it is being collected, why it's being collected, and to whom it may be disclosed. Here is how and why we collect and use information from you:

 

Membership Application. We provide you the opportunity to submit a membership application online. When you submit a membership application, we need certain information, such as the following:

  • Your contact information - name, spouse's name, address, telephone, e-mail address
  • Billing information - how you want to pay for your membership and donation
  • Type of Membership information - which type of membership that you have selected (new or renewal), the date you first joined the Marin County Genealogical Society and your dues.
  • Consent information - obtain your consent to use your personal information for Marin County Genealogical Society purposes only

We use this information to process your membership application and to give you confirmation that the application has been processed.

  • Feedback and other Forms. We offer you the opportunity to provide us with feedback on the Marin County Genealogical Society website or to submit other forms to help you with your experience here at the website. We request optional information such as name and e-mail address as part of these forms. All submissions through these forms are treated as confidential and proprietary, and are used by the Marin County Genealogical Society to help us improve the website and to process your query or other information you submit.  

HOW WE USE WEB TECHNOLOGY:
Here is how and why we use some common web technologies to help manage our website:

  • Cookies. A "cookie" is a small piece of information that is used on some websites. The Marin County Genealogical Society does NOT use any cookies on our website.
  • Website Usage Data. With or without cookies, our website keeps track of usage data, such as the source address that a page request is coming from (i.e., your IP address, domain name), date and time of the page request, the referring website (if any), and other parameters in the URL. We use this data to better understand website usage in the aggregate so that we know what areas of our website users prefer. This information is stored in log files and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting. This log information is not linked to personally identifiable information gathered elsewhere on the site.

WE GIVE YOU CHOICES ABOUT HOW THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE US IS USED.
We give you the opportunity to keep us from using or sharing the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us for purposes other than to process your membership application.

WE LET YOU UPDATE OR CORRECT THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE US.
We provide you the opportunity to update or correct the personally identifiable information that you provide us. You may contact us by
 clicking here.

WE WORK TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM LOSS, MISUSE AND UNAUTHORIZED ALTERATION.
We employ industry recognized security safeguards to help protect the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration.

We work to protect personally identifiable information stored on the site's servers from unauthorized access using commercially available computer security products, such as firewalls, as well as carefully developed security procedures and practices.

WE PROVIDE VARIOUS WAYS TO CONTACT US ABOUT OUR INFORMATION PRACTICES AND OTHER ASPECTS OF PRIVACY.
Questions regarding the Marin County Genealogical Society website's privacy statement, our online privacy policy, our information practices or other aspects of privacy on our website should be directed to us by
 clicking here.

Approved by Marin County Genealogical Society Board of Directors, March 10, 2010.

Updated:  March 11, 2010

 
 
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