Effective: February 2, 2015
HZRT adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003, and all other applicable laws and regulations, as well as to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations. We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Website.
HZRT never automatically collects any personal information that specifically identifies Website users and does not condition or require anyone to share personal information to use the howardzinn.org website. Unless you provide comments to the website or submit information to HZRT, we do not collect any personally identifiable information from you. If you are a person age 13 or older, and you submit comments or information, or send us e-mail, we may collect identifiable information about you that is included in such communications, such as your name and email address. If you request to join the howardzinn.org mailing list and provide us with you email address as part of that request, your email address will be retained for purposes of emailing you as part of that list unless and until you request that you be removed from that list.
HZRT does not collect personal information passively through cookies or other tracking mechanisms. We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. However, when you interact with the Website, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data”. We collect and store certain administrative and traffic information with each use of the service or Website including: source IP address, time of access, date of access, web page(s), software crash reports, type of browser used, session identification number, search terms, search results, access times and referring websites addresses.
We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Website and who our users are so we can improve our Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical “ratings” information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary.
How We Use Your Information?
We occasionally have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, providing customer service, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Website.
We may share non-personal information with our partners and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited this Website during a specific time period. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.
We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Website or the public.
What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?
The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer or other electronic communications device to our servers. Personal Information collected by our Website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. While we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Web Site?
Notice to European Users
How Do I Correct Information About Me
We permit you to review, correct, and update Personal Information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, you can send us a message at admin [at] howardzinn [dot] org.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of HZRT who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to admin [at] howardzinn [dot] org.