Washington City: General Information

washingtoncity.org Privacy Policy

Purpose and Scope
This policy discloses what information we gather about you when you visit washingtoncity.org. It describes how we use that information and how you can control it.

Information Washington City gathers and tracks
Washington City collects two kinds of information about users: 1) data that users volunteer by signing up to receive news and information, completing surveys, or paying for services; and 2) aggregated tracking data we collect when users interact with us.

Personal information
We use the personal information you provide voluntarily to send information you've requested and to fulfill requests. The specific use of your personal information varies, depending on how you contact us:
• When you subscribe to washingtoncity.org mailing lists to receive news and information, you must provide email address. We never sell or rent your email address you provide when subscribing to our lists.
• When you complete a survey, we may ask for your name, address, and email address so we can administer the information scientifically and use the results. Some optional information is requested so we may segregate the data collected from the survey.
We release personal information when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Washington City, our citizens, or others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Aggregated tracking information
We analyze visitors' use of our sites by tracking information such as pageviews, traffic flow, search terms, and click through. We use this information to improve our sites. We also share this anonymous traffic and demographic information in aggregate form with business partners. We do not share any information with advertisers that can identify an individual user.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Our website also automatically captures IP addresses. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to help ensure the security of your interaction with the website.

Services
This site contains links to other sites. Washington City is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web Sites.

Surveys
We may run surveys on our site in which we ask our users for contact information (like their email address). We use the contact information from the entry form to send the user information about our organization, or to contact them when it becomes necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the choice/opt-out section below).

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All the data regarding users, their computers' system information and benchmark results are stored on a server. This server is located in a locked and guarded space and only authorized Washington City personnel have access to the database containing given user names and passwords.


Notification of Changes
If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on www.washingtoncity.org. If we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users via email. Users will be able to opt out of any new use of their personal information.

Choice/Opt-Out
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us.
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database so that they no longer receive future communications or access to our other services:

You can send email to webmaster@washingtoncity.org, stating your request.

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web Site, you can contact webmaster@washingtoncity.org
Last modified: April 1, 2005

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