Privacy Policy

  Effective May 1, 2019


ABCD PRIVACY POLICY

Amend Belmont Conservation District (“ABCD”) respects the privacy of visitors to our Sites, who may choose to provide Personal Information. We recognize the need for appropriate protections and management of Personal Information that you provide to us. This Privacy Policy will assist you to understand what types of information we may collect, how that information may be used, and with whom the information may be shared when you provide information within the www.amendbelmont.com domain of websites (the “Sites”). 

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to data collected by ABCD.

What Personal Information does ABCD Collect?

On the Sites you can request information or view other materials. ABCD will collect Personal Information from you for these purposes. “Personal Information” for purposes of this Privacy Policy is information that identifies or can identify a specific individual including, but not limited to an individual’s name, address, telephone number, email address and/or contact preferences. ABCD does not collect Personal Information when you visit ABCD´s Sites unless you choose to provide it to ABCD.

ABCD does not intend to collect “Sensitive Information” which includes such items as: Personal Information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual. However to the extent this information is collected by ABCD the person providing such information will be given an affirmative or explicit (opt in) choice if such information is to be disclosed to a third party or used for a purpose other than those for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual through the exercise of opt in choice. 

How does ABCD use Personal Information?

ABCD will use Personal Information to provide visitors with information and services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to welcome you and to provide ongoing information and assistance.

In accordance with applicable law, Personal Information collected may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which ABCD or service providers maintain facilities, even if the level of data privacy required is less than that required by applicable law of the originating country. By entering your personal data, you consent to the worldwide processing of your Personal Information by ABCD for these uses.

In addition, we may use aggregate demographic information to improve our Sites, but that information is not personally identifiable.

With whom does ABCD Share Personal Information?

ABCD contracts with third party service providers and suppliers to deliver certain features to its visitors such as surveys and other information gathering tools. Examples of such features provided on our behalf include the delivery of mailings, hosting websites, processing transactions, and planning events.  ABCD may share Personal Information with its service providers and suppliers solely to the extent needed to deliver the features, or to respond to requests for information, or to otherwise support the visitors' needs. 

Third party service providers and suppliers receiving Personal Information are expected to apply the same level of privacy protection as contained in this Privacy Policy. They are required to keep confidential and secure the Personal Information received from ABCD and they may not use it for any purpose other than as originally intended. However, unless otherwise dictated by law or agreement, ABCD is not responsible for any improper use by such parties.

We may also disclose Personal Information and the content of communications in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process; or (b) act in good faith to protect the visitors rights, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (c) to any other party with your prior consent to do so. ABCD will not share, sell, trade or lease your Personal Information to others, except as expressly provided in this Privacy Policy.

Choice and Access

ABCD does not require that visitors to ABCD Sites provide ABCD with Personal Information. The decision to provide Personal Information is wholly voluntary. If you do not provide the Personal Information requested, however, you may not be able to proceed with the activity or receive the benefit for which the Personal Information is being requested.

ABCD may send you service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these service-related communications. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

With respect to the sending of materials, ABCD will offer you the opportunity to opt out before such materials are sent to you. You can always unsubscribe or choose not to receive information from us by following the specific instructions in the email you receive or by notifying us via the appropriate method below. It may take a reasonable period of time to process your request, no longer than 30 days. 

You have the right to access to your Personal Information and to modification or deletion thereof in the event your Personal Information as stored by us is incorrect or otherwise unlawful. ABCD strives to keep your Personal Information accurate. We will provide you with access to your information when reasonable, or in accordance with relevant laws, including making reasonable effort to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting access or making changes to your data. You have the right to withdraw any consent you've given with respect to our use of your Personal Information. Requests to delete Personal Information are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations. To access and/or correct information, you can do so online or notify us via the appropriate method below depending on which site is at issue. Contact ABCD at info@amendbelomnt.com.

ABCD will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you information and features. ABCD will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Security of Personal Information

ABCD is committed to securing the personal data you choose to provide us. To protect the privacy of any Personal Information you may have provided, ABCD’s service providers employ industry-standard physical and logical access controls that change in response to the changing regulatory and threat environments including Internet firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus protection, and network monitoring. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and Personal Information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our web site, you can contact us at info@amendbelmont.com.

Web Beacons, Cookies and Display of Advertising

As is true of most web sites, ABCD and/or a third party service provider collects and/or logs Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the Sites, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. ABCD collects these through the use of log files and web beacons. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. ABCD does not tie the information gathered by web beacons to our visitors’ personally identifiable information. ABCD uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

ABCD may also use cookies. Cookies are identifiers that can be sent from a web site via your browser to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Thereafter when you visit a web site, a message is sent back to the web server by the browser accessing the web site. You may elect not to accept cookies by changing the designated settings on your web browser. However, not utilizing cookies may prevent you from using certain functions and features of our Sites. The information collected from the use of cookies is used and analyzed to improve ABCD´s Sites, such as by gaining a better understanding of your interests and requirements regarding our Sites. Cookies are linked to your Personal Information, such as your email address or password. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyze is used to improve our service to you and personalize your web-browsing experience.

For the ABCD Sites we may use the services of a third party vendor to help us measure the effectiveness of our information and how visitors use the site by using web beacons or cookies as described above. The type of information we collect includes the pages visited, navigation patterns, etc. This information helps us learn things such as what product information is of most interest to our visitors and what kinds of offers our visitors like to see. These third party tracking devices only collect data in the aggregate. Broadly speaking the cookies on the Sites fall into three categories:

Strictly Necessary: These are always enabled cookies required for site functionality. These include cookies that allow you to be remembered as you explore the site within a single session or, if you request, from session to session. They help make the search and account process run smoothly as well as assist in security issues and conforming to regulations.