Why is this Public Online Privacy Statement important to me? This statement explains that we gather no information when you visit our public websites. We take no responsibility for information that others like e.g. Google analytics gather because it is out of our control.
We will display a new date next to the Public Online Privacy Statement link on the Privacy Information page whenever this statement is updated or changed.. When you choose to continue using our public* websites, you agree to the terms of the statement.
Your visit to our websites and any dispute over privacy is subject to this statement and our Legal Disclaimer/Conditions of Use including limitations of damages, application of the law of the State of Delaware and exclusive jurisdiction of Delaware.
If you have any questions or comments about this statement, please contact us by postal mail at:
990 Gulf Winds Way
Nokomis, FL 34275
Do the sites that you link to have the same privacy practices? We can't guarantee that links to sites we don't own or control have the same privacy practices, so we can't assume responsibility for them. Be sure to read those privacy policies once you leave our public websites.
What types of information do you collect online? We've designed our public websites to capture no information about our visitors
* "Public" describes sites that do not require a password to access information. "Secure" describes sites that do require a password to log in before accessing information.
How secure is my personal information online? When you submit your personal information through our secure Web forms, it is processed on our public websites and protected from unauthorized access by a secure firewall and security infrastructure. When the information is received, we employ extensive physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to make sure it remains secure. We also conduct periodic reviews of our Web site security to ensure that our electronic safeguards remain up-to-date and effective. Sending personal information through links to email addresses, however, is not secure. Please read more about sending email.
What do you do with the information you collect about me on your public websites? We will not sell, rent or license the personal information you provide within our public websites. . Except as noted above, we will not release personal information to any other party unless required to do so by government authorities or legal process or as otherwise permitted by law.
What if I don't want you to collect, use or distribute my information electronically? If you don't want us to collect, use or distribute information about you on our public websites, there are always traditional means of communication available. You can call us or send your questions, comments and specific information by regular mail.
What should I know about sending email? Remember that email messages can be viewed by other Internet users while in transit. Please do not email personal information unless you do so through a secure channel. We have a policy that prohibits us from communicating personal information through non-secure email. If you have personal information to communicate, please use the secure forms available on our public websites
Sometimes when I'm online, I encounter pop-up ads, unusual links or other behavior that I find annoying and distracting. What is openabdomen.org's position on these pop-ups and links? This type of behavior is the result of "adware" and "spyware." "Spyware" is technology that tracks a site visitor's online behavior without his or her knowledge. "Adware" is software that displays advertising banners. Adware and spyware can be combined to track a person's preferences and distribute them to third parties. We do not use these technologies and urge site visitors to practice "safe computing" by verifying the source of online offers before downloading software or visiting other sites.
How does this privacy statement apply to me if I'm not a U.S. citizen? Your continued use of our public websites from within the European Union ("EU") or other non-U.S. country means that you are giving your consent to have your personal information processed outside the EU or other country in accordance with the protection described in our privacy pages.
The effective date of this policy is October 10, 2015.