Keeping Your Information Secure
Keeping your personal information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We will safeguard, according to established standards of security and confidentiality, any information our users share with us. We access information when needed to maintain accounts, ensure that our services are meeting user needs, when considering a request for additional services or when exercising our rights under the law or any agreement with you. We continually access new technology for protecting information. Our employees are trained to understand and comply with these information principles.
When Information is Collected and Not Collected
In some circumstances, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area may request personal information from you, like your name, e-mail address, company name or telephone number. Your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. This information is stored and used by Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area for internal and market research purposes only. We may also ask you to provide optional demographic information such as your zip code. When a visitor requests pages on the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area site, our servers automatically recognize the browser's domain name and IP address. Our servers also record e-mail addresses that you submit for registration. We may also collect statistical information about how visitors are generally searching or using the Site and reserve the right to compile and publish profile information about our visitors without the visitor's name and addresses for reasonable business purposes. We may use "cookies" (small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive) to track sessions and to personalize your experience on our site. Such uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users' needs. We also use this information, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to troubleshoot problems, to enforce our Terms and Conditions of use and to make available to our users additional services that may be of interest to them. In general, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area will not share your information with anyone who is not an employee or affiliate of Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, or who has not signed an appropriate non-disclosure agreement. In general, you can visit Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area's sites without divulging any personal information. However, there are areas of Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area's sites that require this information to complete their customization functions. These site areas may not be available to those choosing not to reveal the information requested.
How Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Uses Your Information
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area uses personally identifiable information to customize your experience on the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area sites, to analyze site usage and to improve our content and service offerings. Specifically, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area may use your personal information to alert you to products and services that can assist you in your business and to promote site registration. Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area will not sell, rent or share personally identifiable information about you to any unaffiliated third party unless we have previously informed you in disclosures or agreements, have been authorized by you or are required by law. If we receive a subpoena or similar legal process demanding release of any information about you, we will generally attempt to notify you (unless we believe we are prohibited from doing so). Except as required by law or as described above, we do not share information with other parties, including government agencies. By posting e-mails or voice mails through Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area you understand that the information is not secure. Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area reserves the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time without notice.