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Updated: Sept. 2009
We Protect your Information
Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our websites and technology have restricted access limited only to authorized staff and vendors. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment and are monitored on a continuing basis.
How we gather information from users.
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you register for access to portions of our site, sign up for membership, request certain features (e.g., e-newsletters, news updates and other products.
How do we use the information you provide?
At West Virginia Watchdog and all associated web sites & projects, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about the West Virginia Watchdog Communications include a periodic e-Newsletter, event invitations & updates, urgent news of interest, or for fundraising support.
When you register, sign-up online or contribute, we may share your contact information with like-minded organizations that may be of interest to you.
Contributing money online
The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia a non-profit organization and registered as a 501 (c)3 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Contributions to the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia are tax-deductible. The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia recommends that you keep all contribution receipts on hand for tax preparation and for your accountant or tax preparer. The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia will not disclose the identity of its generous donors.
We keep your IP Addresses safe
We may or may not keep track of your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
Subscribing to Email Communications
Unsubscribing from Email Communications
If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please click on the link “Unsubscribe” at the bottom every mass email communication or you may request an unsubscribe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will process these requests to the best of our ability to comply with legal requirements, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
West Virginia Watchdog expects its partners, potential advertisers and third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of its users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on our site, that information may be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of West Virginia Watchdog and this policy.
Our site links to a limited number of other websites such as media, blogs and other websites of interest to supporters of West Virginia Watchdog . West Virginia Watchdog is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites, however, we do our best to ensure that we are leading you to responsible and credible content. For questions or for general contact, please contact:www.westvirginia.watchdog.org email@example.com
Changes to this policy
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by West Virginia law. Any claim related to the Site or this policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in the state of West Virginia, within one year after the claim arises. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. Users of West Virginia Watchdog and any projects or affiliated websites of West Virginia Watchdog consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this policy. West Virginia Watchdog is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please note the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You hereby consent to this transfer.