Author Erik Daniel Shein

PRIVACY POLICY


This Privacy Policy is a legal notice about how ArkwatchFoundation.org will use personal information collected on this website. The information below outlines what information is collected, how we may use that information, the persons to whom the personal information may be disclosed and the security measures taken to protect the personal information.

Please review ArkwatchFoundation.org’s Terms of Use in conjunction with this Privacy Policy.

SUMMARY.

At ArkwatchFoundation.org, we take the privacy of our visitors and members very seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how we treat personally identifiable information. We provide this Privacy Policy because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected and used and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed. If you have comments, suggestions, questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email info@ArkwatchFoundation.org or in writing at 4766 East Eden Dr., Cave Creek, AZ 85331. 

Online Privacy Standards. While there are no official standards governing privacy practices on the Internet, ArkwatchFoundation.org follows the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.htm.

What This Policy Covers. This policy covers ArkwatchFoundation.org’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit our website at ArkwatchFoundation.org. ArkwatchFoundation.org regards personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person.

What This Policy Does Not Cover. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as social networking and social sharing services you can use on our website. In addition, we may provide links to other services and on occasion to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites operate independently of ArkwatchFoundation.org, and they have their own privacy or security practices. For your best online experience, ArkwatchFoundation.org encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them. Please review Section 5 of our Terms of Use for links to these third party website policies.

1. Information You Provide.

No Required Information. ArkwatchFoundation.org does not require users to register or submit any personally identifiable information to engage in the website. As such, you are fully in control of any information you submit on the public features of the website. Additionally, you are responsible for any personally identifiable information you supply to third party websites that we may link to or connect through, such as Facebook Connect, Instagram and Twitter. Please visit these websites for their Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. ArkwatchFoundation.org is not responsible for providing their current policies or changes thereof.

Access To Your Personal Information. In general, ArkwatchFoundation.org makes it easy for you to view the personally identifiable information ArkwatchFoundation.org may collect from you, where you can add, edit or delete it as you see fit.

2. Information We Do Not Collect.

Children. As explained further in our Terms of Use, currently available at http://ArkwatchFoundation.org/terms-of-use, you must be 13 years of age or older to use our website. Therefore, ArkwatchFoundation.org does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about children. If you believe that ArkwatchFoundation.org has information from or about anyone under 13 years of age, please notify ArkwatchFoundation.org by email atinfo@ArkwatchFoundation.org or write to the address provided above.

3. Information We Track.

Log Files. Similar to many websites, ArkwatchFoundation.org gathers certain anonymous, non-personal information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. ArkwatchFoundation.org uses this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. Aggregate information is data ArkwatchFoundation.org collects about a group or category of services or users from which individual member identities have been removed, and therefore does not include your personally identifiable information.

Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. It can also help us understand how ArkwatchFoundation.org site visitors click to our site, and what pages they view during their visit. Similar to many websites, ArkwatchFoundation.org stores an encrypted cookie on your computer so ArkwatchFoundation.org can remember you when you come back to the ArkwatchFoundation.org website without requiring you to log in every time. Cookies also allow ArkwatchFoundation.org to track and understand the interests of our users to enhance the overall experience on our site.

You can set your web browser software to disable cookies. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still view our site, but some areas of the ArkwatchFoundation.org site may not work properly.

Some ArkwatchFoundation.org partners and other third parties, such as potential advertisers, may also set and access their own cookies on the ArkwatchFoundation.org site. ArkwatchFoundation.org has no access to or control over these cookies, and, as noted above, this Privacy Policy does not govern the use of cookies by ArkwatchFoundation.org’s partners or advertisers. Such third parties’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, which may differ from this one. Such third parties do not have access to ArkwatchFoundation.org’s cookies.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED.

Promotional Announcements.

 In order to improve the experience for our users, ArkwatchFoundation.org may offer you the ability to sign up for optional email communications, such as updates from ArkwatchFoundation.org, periodic newsletters or invitations to events. These communications are enhancements to the ArkwatchFoundation.org service and are entirely optional. ArkwatchFoundation.org will ask for your consent before sending you promotional communications and will make it easy for you to unsubscribe from these communications.

On the ArkwatchFoundation.org Website.

Identification Of Authors. The ArkwatchFoundation.org website may offer opportunities for users to comment on content found on the ArkwatchFoundation.org website, engage in dialogue, share information and may allow you to submit original content. This means that to some extent, ArkwatchFoundation.org depends on the contributions and actions of our users to improve the quality of the site experience. When you make a contribution to the site (such as posting a comment), you will be identified by whatever social network or social sharing profile you provide, if using a feature offered by a third party website, or you can elect to remain anonymous.

Site Statistics. As noted above, ArkwatchFoundation.org may use information collected from our web log files to calculate and publish anonymous, non-personal, aggregate statistics that we believe our users are interested in viewing. For example, ArkwatchFoundation.org may track and publish the total number of users who have viewed a particular web page. ArkwatchFoundation.org may publish this data in aggregate form only and will not tie it to any personally identifiable information.

For Internal Reporting And Analysis.

As noted above, we use information gathered from log files and cookies to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and to gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We do not tie this data to personally identifiable information.

HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED AND DISCLOSED.

On Our Website.

Public Messages. Some of our features may allow you to communicate with other users by posting public messages (such as when you make comments on a blog post or respond to comments about an article). Please be aware that what you write in these public messages can be viewed, collected or used by anyone who visits our website. ArkwatchFoundation.org is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you submit or permit others to submit through public messages.

With Third Parties.

Linked Services. In some cases, ArkwatchFoundation.org allows you to access or link to other web services through our website. ArkwatchFoundation.org makes it easy for you to determine when you are accessing or linking to these other web services through or website. In all of these cases, these third party websites may choose to collect your personal information as they deem appropriate. As noted above, ArkwatchFoundation.org is not responsible for or in control of how these sites collect, use or disclose your information obtained through these linked services. ArkwatchFoundation.org encourages you to be aware when you are using these services and, for your best online experience, ArkwatchFoundation.org encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.

As Necessary In Certain Legal Circumstances.

Legal Requirements. ArkwatchFoundation.org reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when ArkwatchFoundation.org believes that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.

Acquisition or Other Transfer. If ArkwatchFoundation.org is acquired, all of our assets, including user information, may be transferred to the acquiring company. At that time, your user information, including any personally identifiable information you have selected to provide, may become subject to the acquiring company’s privacy policy. In addition, in the event that ArkwatchFoundation.org must liquidate our assets due to bankruptcy or other event, ArkwatchFoundation.org will consider our user information, including personally identifiable information, as a unique asset subject to sale or other transfer. Before ArkwatchFoundation.org transfers your information under any of these scenarios, ArkwatchFoundation.org will notify you by posting a notice on our site, and ArkwatchFoundation.org will remind you of your ability to add, edit or delete your personally identifiable information from the website in advance of any such transfer.

HOW INFORMATION IS KEPT SECURE.

Network Security. ArkwatchFoundation.org has implemented a variety of commercially standard encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, thus ArkwatchFoundation.org strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, but ArkwatchFoundation.org cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Management Procedures. ArkwatchFoundation.org also maintains standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information to our employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access your personally identifiable information.

YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES.

Sharing Information With Other Members. You are able to control what personal information about you is shared with other users and what information you choose to keep private in your use of the site.

Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any optional promotional communications, you will be able to unsubscribe from them through the emails we send you.

SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS.

The ArkwatchFoundation.org website is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the ArkwatchFoundation.org website from the European Union, Asia or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the ArkwatchFoundation.org website which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

The ArkwatchFoundation.org website is evolving and developing. From time to time, ArkwatchFoundation.org will review and make changes to our Privacy Policy. When we do so, ArkwatchFoundation.org will place a notice on our website. The most recent version of our Privacy Policy is always available from a link on our homepage, and at http://www.arkwatchfoundation.org/privacy-policy. If you are a member of our mailing list when these features become available, you consent to Privacy Policy updates been sent to you to put you on notice of changes.

ArkwatchFoundation.org encourages you to visit this site frequently to stay up to date on our current policy. It is your responsibility as a user of this site to keep yourself informed of both the contents of this Privacy Policy and the ArkwatchFoundation.org Terms of Use.