The Alamo Area Chapter, InfraGard Privacy Policy

InfraGard was founded on the idea of building an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. The Alamo Area Chapter Of InfraGard ("Chapter") website was created on the principle of introducing visitors to InfraGard and helping our membership discover new information by enabling them to share and network. The Chapter knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting the Chapter website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy covers The Chapter treatment of personal information that the website gathers when your are on The Chapter website and when you use Chapter services. This policy does not apply to the practice of third parties that the Chapter does not own or control, or to individuals that the Chapter does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by the Chapter

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to educate site visitors about the Chapter and enable our members to network and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following information from our site visitors and Chapter members.

  • Site Activity Information

    We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the website. The Chapter and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including, but not limited too, your IP address, Chapter cookie information, and the page you requested. The Chapter uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends, and administer the website. The Chapter may collect and, on any web page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.

  • Information You Provide Us

    We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to register or provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of all of our features.

    Chapter members will provide registration information; such as a bio, photo, name, and email address. Members control how their information is used and displayed.

Web Information

Our web pages may contain links to other sites, which are not governed by this privacy policy. Our site may also be referenced on or accessible through links contained on other sites, including sites of third party e-procurement networks. However, we have not investigated, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content on those sites. Their policies and protections may be different that those offered by this policy. We encourage you to investigate and review the privacy practices of those sites prior to use.

Cookies

When you interact with website, we may use a browser feature, known as a "cookie" (which is a small computer file), to verify non-identifiable information about visitors to our websites and measure visitor traffic patterns. We do this to maintain the best possible website experience. When you first visit our websites, the website software may have implemented a program that creates a small computer file stored on your computer's hard drive. We ensure that the minimum information required is placed in the cookie only so that we can recognize returning website visitors. The cookie does not contain personal information and we will not combine information in the cookie with personal information that would enable us to identify you individually. On subsequent visits to the website, our server communicates with your computer, reads the cookie, recognizes and confirms that you are a returning visitor. Our server uses this information to provide you with a better website experience.

Sharing Information

The chapter only allows approved local members to network and share information online with one another. Rest assured we neither rent, sell, or share your personal information to anyone and we will share your personal information only as described below.

  • Website Administrators: Approved and authorized website administrators may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of website maintenance.

  • Member Profile Information: Information collected during registration and subsequent visits, such as your full name and expertise, may be displayed to other Chapter members in your Membership Profile. The Membership Profile is the area on the website where we allow you to tell other Members about yourself and your interests. You may control what personal information is displayed in your Membership Profile by visiting the Settings section of your Member Profile.

  • Membership Directory: The Member Profile you create will be searchable by other Chapter members, unless you choose to opt out of this feature. This is primarily sot that Members can find you to establish a relationship through the website. You may opt-out of this feature by visiting the Settings section of your Member Profile.

  • Discussions: The website allows for the creation, contributing , and browsing of relevant InfraGard discussions. Once a discussion is created all online Chapter members can view, and contribute to the discussion. Members that are part of the discussion, and their contributions are viewable to all online membership.

Keeping Information Secure

Your web web account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information

  • As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information on the website, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website available to members.

  • By visiting your Membership Settings, you can correct, amend, add or delete personal information on our website. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

  • You may delete your online account at anytime.

  • If you do not want to be contacted by other members of the Chapter or be searchable, you can opt out under Settings.

Logs

Like most other websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics DO NOT include any identifiable personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Chapter may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify Chapter members by posting an announcement on the website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed. The privacy policy will always be at http://www.infragard-sanantonio.org/privacy_policy.php

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2010.

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