Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://westernctdsa.org. For questions about your data or our practices, please contact us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Some links to other sites, such as dsausa.org and actionnetwork.org, appear on our site only to provide you with relevant information on participating in our work. We do not share any information you have provided via our website with those sites. If you share information with those sites, they may share information with us insofar as you have agreed with those sites to that sharing.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Analytics are collected to manage site security. IP addresses which attempt to hack or login to our site without authorization are permanently blacklisted.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except in cases where we must comply with the law or protect our rights.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you register on our website, we store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

If visitor comments appear on the site, they may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you provide us with your contact information, it is with the understanding that you consent to us contacting you at that physical or virtual location, and the understanding that you wish to be contacted by us such as by providing your email address to be added to our mailing list. We will make every attempt to honor your preferred methods of contact.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The data we receive from you is stored on a secure site. This data is stored securely in only one place, and is not accessible via this website. Your personal information is sensitive and is protected by privacy laws, so we will handle it using only secure transfer protocols. Access to its storage location is entrusted to only a few responsible individuals within our organization.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We use WordPress plugins designed to resist attempts at intrusion and data theft. Personal information you provide on this website is stored securely outside the website.

What third parties we receive data from

Any of your contact information associated with this website is provided only by you.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

All decision making is done by humans based on what you provide us, ask us, and our workload. We promise to handle your data responsibly, because our own data is in there, too.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Not applicable.