Site Visits and Data Security
Whenever you request a page through your browser, navigation and clickstream data such as:
- your IP address,
- browser and version,
- operating system,
- date and time and
- the site from which you came
are stored in a log file and/or database. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:
- research and development and
- anonymous user analysis
This information is kept on a secure dedicated server hosted by our technology provider Action Potential Networks Inc.(APNI).
Email Newsletters and Action Alerts, Online Fundraising and Advocacy
The email addresses and other information collected from subscriptions,donations, advocacy campaigns or other opt-ins to the VCG Governance Matters ® newsletters are not sold, or disclosed to any third parties except for APNI, the company that provides and supports the software for this website. These addresses will only be used by our organization to send out VCG Governance Matters ® communications (for example, the VCG Governance Matters ® newsletters). You will not receive any mailings you did not request. The email addresses collected at VCG Governance Matters ® are stored on a server hosted by our technology provider Action Potential Networks Inc..
When you make a donation or participate in an online advocacy campaign VCG Governance Matters ® collects a variety of personal information about you in order to properly process the transaction(s). This personal information may include: name, address, phone, email address, your credit card information, “acknowledgement” or “in memory of” information,donation amount,legislator name and your personal message to that legislator. VCG Governance Matters ® enters this information into their database of supporters.
You have the option of making a donation and asking us not to acknowledge your donation. In this case we will enter your personal information into our database but have procedures in place to not acknowledge your donation in any publications, websites, email messages and other forms of external communications other than sending to you an email receipt of your donation.
We collect credit card information so that we can process donations and monthly fees. We maintain this information on our secure servers for our internal processes only. We also use a credit card processing company to process donations and monthly fees. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Website. A cookie is an element of data that a Website can send to your browser, and which your browser may then store on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Doing this will allow you to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept cookies or not.
Cookies on this site are used by ourselves and nobody else. A temporary cookie is set when you first visit a site and only for the purposes of our navigation system and to store your authentication credentials when you login.
Site registration and personal information
The information collected during the registration process for the VCG Governance Matters ® Community is used to:
- contact members,
- customize content based upon user preferences,
- display member status, and
- display the date of a member’s last visit.
- organize your database of supporters
Your personal information will only be seen by VCG Governance Matters ® administrators and staff, APNI staff and possibly by forum moderators.