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Privacy Policy

Effective: February 1, 2002

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living (MTSTCIL) is committed to providing a safe online environment and experience for users of its Web site, www.mtstcil.org. This policy applies only to this site.

MTSTCIL strives to protect the privacy of visitors to our site while providing online services. Since your visit to this site enables us to ascertain certain information, and since we may ask you to provide further information about yourself in order to provide services to you, this statement will tell you what information we may collect, how we will use it, with whom it might be shared, how you may control the collection of information or edit information which has been collected, and what security measures we take to protect your information.

What information is collected:

We may collect information from users at different points in our site. To begin with, we may collect some or all of the following information from visitors who view or download information from our Web site, all of which is nonpersonally identifiable information: (1) The date and time of your visit; (2) Your IP (Internet Protocol) address, which is normally that of your Internet service provider; (3) HTTP status (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) or Request URL which identifies the web page or file requested by a visitor; (4) Bytes sent or received - the amount of data sent or received between the visitor and the server; (5) User Agent - the type of web browser or other client software that made the request to the server; (6) Referrer - the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file; or (7) Protocol Version - the version of HTTP used by the visitor's web browser software. We do not use cookies to track any nonpersonally identifiable or personally identifiable information about you while you are on our site.

Why information may be collected:

Nonpersonally identifiable information is collected to help us understand how people are using our Web site, and to make modifications, as necessary, to better serve our users. While such information may be aggregated to spot broader demographic trends, we make no attempt to link it to individuals or personally identifiable information.

Sharing of information:

MTSTCIL is the sole owner of information collected on our site. We will not sell, rent, or share this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

We may share aggregated nonpersonally identifiable demographic information with third parties, such as national affiliates or organizations from whom we obtain funding. This information is not linked to any information which can identify an individual user. In addition, nonpersonally identifiable information and certain personally identifiable information such as email addresses are shared with the company which has developed our Web site, for the purposes we have described. That company is MasseyNet.com, Inc. and they may be contacted at massey@masseynet.com.

We may share any type of information as required by law.

Links - A Warning:

Our Web site may contain links to sites other than our site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they have left our site and to read the privacy policies of any new sites they may enter. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our Web site.

Your Control: (Edit/Delete)

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your address), or if a user no longer desires our services, you may correct, update or delete that information by emailing us at mtstcil@mtstcil.org or by writing to us at Mountain States Centers for Independent Living, 821 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 or by telephoning us at 304-525-3324 or by faxing us at 304-525-3360.

Security:

We take precautions to protect our users' information.

Once information has reached our offices, it is handled carefully by our staff and is only used for the purposes stated in this policy. However, your emails to us are not secure against interception. As a result, we discourage the transmission of any sensitive or confidential information through email. We also encourage users to take simple security precautions to protect information about yourselves which you disclose online by, for example, closing your browser window when you leave your computer, especially in workplaces or public Internet forums.

Changes to our policy:

If we change our online privacy policy at any time, we will post a prominent announcement on the home page of this site, so that you will know about the changes.

Your acceptance of these terms/Questions or comments:

By using this site, you signify your assent to this policy. If you do not agree to any part of this policy, please do not use this site. Since we hope that our policy will satisfy all of our users and enable everyone to use our site with confidence, we welcome your comments, criticisms and questions about this policy. You may contact us by email at mtstcil@mtstcil.org or by writing to us at Mountain States Centers for Independent Living, 821 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 or by telephoning us at 304-525-3324 or by faxing us at 304-525-3360.

For further information, read our Disclaimer.


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