Connecting Our World respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. Connecting Our World strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, Connecting Our World has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does Connecting Our World Collect?
Data Connecting Our World collects are used only to help Connecting Our World better serve its members. It is our general policy to collect and store only information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.
From General Visitors
Connecting Our World does not collect any information from visitors browsing its Web site. Visitors to the public areas of Connecting Our World’s Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From Connecting Our World Members, and Other Visitors
To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the Connecting Our World Web site, members and other visitors are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. Connecting Our World asks visitors to provide their name, organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Connecting Our World only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members.
How Does Connecting Our World Use Data Collected?
Generally, Connecting Our World uses data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to members’ interests, needs and preferences; and to match members with members of Congress and target action alerts.
Rental of Postal and E-Mail Addresses
Members can change their mail and e-mail list permission on-line by editing their profiles. Members or visitors may change preferences by contacting us or by calling 202-737-3699.
We will not knowingly collect personal information or accept any information by any children under the age of 13. In compliance with the United States Law and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, it is necessary for us to obtain parental permission for all children under the age of 13 to register as a member of this Web site. For any child under the age of 13, a parent or guardian will need to contact the Webmaster to provide consent for any portion of the site which gathers personal information. Permission by Connecting Our World will only be granted after all information has been verified by the Webmaster.
We may also disclose our users’ personally identifiable information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with Connecting Our World’s rights or property, other users of Connecting Our World’s Web site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve Connecting Our World’s Web site.
The description of our use of your personally identifiable information above is not exclusive.
We may send you newsletters and other materials from time to time containing information that we think may be of interest to you. If you later decide you do not wish to receive any further materials, you may opt-out of receiving future mailings by contacting us. Please be aware that we may contact you for administrative purposes, to notify you about important changes to the Site or to respond to your inquiries, even if you unsubscribe from our mail list.
If you would like to review, update or correct the personal information you have provided to us, you may do so by using our online contact form.
What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web site contains links to other Web sites. Connecting Our World has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.