Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
What information we collect and how it is used:
When you register to use our site or sign up for our mailing list, you complete a form requesting demographic information. Our registration process asks you to provide us with a variety of personal information, including without limitation your name, affiliation, postal address, email address. We store this information in a database. If you choose to opt in to receive email messages from us, we use your email address in your individual profile to send you email messages about opportunities that may be of interest to you and to inform you about Main Street Project's new features or services.
We may use the information that we collect from you as follows: to provide you and volunteer organizations services through the Web site; to protect the Web site against unauthorized access by verifying the identity of users; to use your IP address (the number assigned to your computer while it is logged on to the Internet) to diagnose problems with the server or to administer the Web site.
Our site places a small text file called a "cookie" on your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies enable us to identify you when you revisit our Web site so that you do not need to re-enter your password. Cookies also allow us to track how long it has been since you last visited our site. Although most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, most computers allow you to change your browser setting to prevent acceptance of cookies.
We also aggregate information we collect from you and other users to help us improve the design of our Web site so that we may better meet the needs of visitors to our Web site and to report on the status of volunteerism in various communities. The aggregate information cannot be used to personally identify you.
We may disclose information we collect from you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary (a) to obey the law or comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates; (b) to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of other users of our Web site; or (c) to act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of users of our Web site or the public.
Collection of Information from Children:
We respect the sensitive nature of children's privacy online. We are a general audience Web site. You must be at least 13 years old to register to use our Web site. If we learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any personally identifiable information we have collected about that user. If you are under the age of 13, please do not register at this site.
Who has Access to the Information:
Only Main Street Project, its employees, agents and officers who are responsible for administering our Web site have access to personally identifiable information collected about you. We will not share personally identifiable information about you with anyone else without your permission.
How you can "opt out" of receiving communications from us:
When you register to use our site, you are given the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us. At any time, you may decide to opt out of receiving communications from us, and you will need to alter your personal profile to specify this.
Data Security Commitment:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and help ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate and reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
For your convenience, we provide links to Web sites operated by third parties. We do not monitor the privacy practices of these linked Web sites and do not exercise authority over external Web sites. We therefore assume no responsibility for the privacy and data collection policies and procedures of linked Web sites, nor for the content or reliability of such Web sites. If you choose to access a third party Web site linked from our site, you do so at your own risk.