STATEMENT & USER AGREEMENT
Last Modified: January, 2008
Columbia County Scoop, inc. takes the privacy of its users very seriously and
we have implemented the following policy to address this issue. If you should
have any questions regarding this policy, please feel free to submit an email
Information Collection and Use
Columbia County Scoop, Inc., is the sole owner of the information collected
on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others
in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Columbia County
Scoop, Inc., collects information from our users
at several different points on our website;
In order to use advanced features of this website, our users must first complete
the registration form. During registration, a member is required to give their
contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used
to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed
Contact Us Form
We request information from the user on our Contact Us form. Here a user must
provide contact information (like name and address). This information is used
for providing the user with the information requested. If we have trouble processing
a request, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information
about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable
information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie
simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would
not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our
site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback
to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can
also enable us to track and target the interests of our membership to enhance
the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement,
and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are
not linked to personally identifiable information.
If a users wishes to subscribe to our mailing lists, we ask for contact information
such as name and email address.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Columbia
County Scoop, Inc.,
are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage
all users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements
of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
This website takes every precaution to protect our members' information. When
you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected
both online and off-line.
When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive information, that information
is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry: SSL. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such
as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, opposed
to unlocked, or open, when you are just "surfing."
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also
do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All of our user
information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted
in our offices. Only employees of
Columbia County Scoop, Inc., who need the information to perform
a specific duty are granted access to personally identifiable information.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an
email to email@example.com.
Notification of Changes
Privacy Statement Page so our membership and other users are always aware of
what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any,
we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information
in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will
notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not
we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in