Hudson Valley Current is dedicated to protecting your privacy online. Below we describe the personal information we collect through our website https://hudsonvalleycurrent.org (the “Site”), and how we collect and use that information.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to Hudson Valley Current. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name,email address, and phone number.
Our website provides you information about our Hudson Valley local currency "The Current" powered by Cyclos, this is referred to as the “Service”.
This Site collects the personal information you voluntarily provide to us. As appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
We collect information from you when you:
- load a page
- subscribe to a newsletter,
- respond to a survey,
- fill out a form,
- visit through AdWords
- visit an external link of one of our partners
- visit while logged into facebook
- enter any information onto our site
The information you provide is used to process transactions, send periodic emails, and improve the service we provide. We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, and in servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties have agreed to keep this information confidential via NDAs. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties. We do not sell, or trade your personal information.
We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of https://hudsonvalleycurrent.org, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
We have implemented the following Google Services:
- Google AdWord
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
To opt out of Google Tracking you can visit this site https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings.The Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your browser.
We utilize retargeting cookies such as the “FB Pixel” to remind you of our services and aggregate info you may be interested in.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, you’ll need to look up how to modify your cookie settings.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly and your experience will not be personalized for you. If you’d like to disable these you can get help by following this link https://optout.networkadvertising.org/
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We implement a variety of security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure.
While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
To protect your data we use regular Malware Scanning, with an external PCI compliant payment gateway that handles all CC transactions. This means all transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Your personal information we do store is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required by contracts to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
IN THE EVENT OF A DATA BREACH
We will notify you via email within 5 business days of us being aware of the breach. In the event we do not have your email, it will be your sole responsibility to visit our site and/or social feed where we will have content about the breach.
Any discovered data breach will be investigated thoroughly to determine what/if any data was actually taken and all passwords will be updated to prevent additional breaches.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us 10 business days to complete your request.
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