Last Modified September 8, 2016
Information we collect
We collect information when you use or communicate with us through the Service, register with our Service, use the Service to draft, submit and track Submissions (records requests and ancillary materials, as defined in the Terms of Service, and when you request that we communicate with you in connection with the Service. We also collect general information concerning the usage of the service.
From everyone who accesses uipa.org
It is not necessary to provide CBLC with your personally identifiable information to access the uipa.org website (the “Website”), and CBLC does not collect personally identifiable information from you if you merely browse the Website. If you contact CBLC by email through the Website or otherwise, CBLC may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your email address, and any information that you provide to CBLC in your message, to respond to you. CBLC treats this information as it would treat any other unsolicited business correspondence, and has no obligation to keep this information confidential, nor to take any security measures to protect this information.
When you visit the Website, CBLC’s servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain from which you are visiting. For most users accessing the Internet from an Internet service provider, the IP address may change from time to time, but please be aware that your Internet service provider determines your IP address, including whether and how often it changes. CBLC uses Log Data to monitor use of the Website and the Service and for the technical administration of the Website and the Service.
From Service Users
CBLC collects the same information from Service Users that CBLC collects from individuals who merely browse the Website.
You must create an Account in order to use the Service for the Purpose. We collect the contact information you have submitted in the creation of your Account, and use it to provide the Service to you. Submissions may also be searchable by your user information, if you have enabled that function in your Account settings.
If you submit a Submission using the Service, you may request that we not publish the Submission for a period of time. If we agree to an embargo period, during the embargo period for which we agree not to publish the Submission, as indicated in the Service, the Submission will not be publicly searchable, nor will we publish the Submission. Unless you request that we not publish the Submission immediately, and in all cases at the expiration of the embargo period, we will publish the Submission through the Service.
How we use your information
More specifically, the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To deliver the Service and send notices and requests related to the Service and your account. This includes submitting your Submissions, providing status update notifications regarding your Submission, providing administrative notices, providing technical and user support, and soliciting your feedback.
- To inform you about the Service, such as letting you know about upcoming Service outages, changes or improvements or additional services we provide.
- To improve the Service and your experience within the Service (we continually strive to improve our offerings based on the information and feedback we receive).
How we protect your information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of personally identifiable information when a user enters, submits, or accesses their personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server for the Service. All personally identifiable information supplied by you to us via the Service is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or similarly secure technology. We allow non-public personally identifiable information to be accessed only by persons with specified rights to do so.
Due to the open nature of communication through the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and the Service, or between you and us directly, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, nor that third parties will not be able to circumvent the safeguards we have put in place. Users of the Service do so at their own risk. We cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed or transmitted online.
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer provide a warning each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via their browser settings. If you turn cookies off, some elements of the Service, like most websites, may not function properly.
We may also use tracking pixels in our emails to collect and use information that helps us provide our Services to you. Tracking pixels are small graphic images in email messages to determine whether the messages were opened and the links were clicked. If you choose not to receive tracking pixels, you will need to disable HTML images in your email program, but that may affect images in other emails you receive.
CBLC may also use analytics technologies such as Google Analytics. (For Google’s privacy practices see www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html and to opt out of data recording and analysis by Google Analytics on the Service, see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.)
Disclosure of information to outside parties
We may disclose personally identifiable information (including as associated with usage information) to trusted third party vendors working for us in connection with the operation of our Service and our business, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Due to our contractual obligations with these third parties and the need to share personally identifiable information to deliver and support the Service, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing personally identifiable information with these third parties. CBLC does not store credit card or other payment information.
As stated above, Users who submit Submissions must be aware that contact information is required to be included in those Submissions, and that contact information will be published.
We may also release personally identifiable information and associated usage information when we believe release is appropriate in order to respond to a law enforcement agency request, subpoena, court order or other such request by a legal authority, or to otherwise establish or exercise our rights, or defend against legal claims, to investigate, prevent and take action regarding fraud or misuse of the Service, to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our own or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Personally identifiable information, including associated usage information, may be provided to a third party if there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of CBLC or if CBLC files for bankruptcy.
Finally, we emphasize again that any information that you may reveal in Submissions or in communication with other users is intentionally visible to other persons and is not in any way private. You should think carefully before using the Service for the Purpose or otherwise publicly disclosing any personally identifiable information. Anything you make public may be seen and/or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Service is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Third Party Websites
The Service may contain links to web sites operated by third parties. CBLC is not responsible for the privacy policies of any of these sites. Different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review any third party's privacy policies, before providing any data to those third parties.
Updating or Removing Your Information
You may choose to correct, update, or delete the information you have submitted to us in your Account settings or by sending an email requesting changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please understand that deleted or obsolete information may continue to persist on backup media, and your Submissions (including any personal information in such record requests and/or your name if associated with such record requests) will not be deleted once you have submitted them through the Service.
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