PRIVACY POLICY


Maine Woodland Owners is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Maine Woodland Owners Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Maine Woodland Owners website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information


Maine Woodland Owners collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Maine Woodland Owners also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Maine Woodland Owners. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Maine Woodland Owners for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Maine Woodland Owners Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Maine Woodland Owners public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Maine Woodland Owners does not read any of your private online communications.

Maine Woodland Owners encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Maine Woodland Owners so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Maine Woodland Owners is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Maine Woodland Owners and Maine Woodland Owners family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information


Maine Woodland Owners collects and uses your personal information to operate the Maine Woodland Owners Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Maine Woodland Owners also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Maine Woodland Owners and its affiliates. Maine Woodland Owners may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Maine Woodland Owners does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Maine Woodland Owners may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Maine Woodland Owners may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Maine Woodland Owners, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Maine Woodland Owners does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Maine Woodland Owners keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Maine Woodland Owners, in order to determine what Maine Woodland Owners services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Maine Woodland Owners to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Maine Woodland Owners Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Maine Woodland Owners or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Maine Woodland Owners; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Maine Woodland Owners, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Maine Woodland Owners Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Maine Woodland Owners pages, or register with Maine Woodland Owners site or services, a cookie helps Maine Woodland Owners to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Maine Woodland Owners Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Maine Woodland Owners features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Maine Woodland Owners services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Maine Woodland Owners secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Maine Woodland Owners secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement


Maine Woodland Owners will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Maine Woodland Owners encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Maine Woodland Owners is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Maine Woodland Owners welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Maine Woodland Owners has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Maine Woodland Owners at info@swoam.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Privacy Policy

Introduction.

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.

Use of Links

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to webmaster@clientURL.org with the subject "Link request."

Use of Text and Images


If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to webmaster@clientURL.org. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available in Media Resources.

Accessibility


This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at webmaster@mainewoodlandowners.org.


Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Online Profile Updates and Donations


If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

Sending us an Email


You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Kids and Privacy


For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

Questions about our policies


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us here.