Our overall policy is extremely simple: If we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected, and the other limited purposes outlined below.
Types of Information Collected
The Outdoor Classroom Project site collects two types of user information. We collect some non-personally identifiable information automatically and some from our registration forms and online surveys. Non-personally identifiable information might include your IP address, your browser type or operating system, the domain name from which you linked to our site, your zip code, your age, and other general demographic information. We use this non-personally identifiable information to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site; and we may share it with our affiliates, or with our other business partners on an aggregated basis.
Our site’s registration and contact forms, online surveys, and merchandise transactions may also request or require users to give us personally identifiable information (like their name, telephone number, home address and e-mail address). We may use the information from our registration forms, merchandise purchase forms and surveys to contact the user, but users may opt-out of receiving future mailings as set forth below. We will not sell or disclose your personally identifiable data to any third party unless:
(i) We change Web site hosts or our host transfers business assets (as further described below)
(ii) We first obtain permission from you
(iii) We need to share it with agents or contractors who perform services for us
(iv) We are required by law to disclose it.
If you provide contact information, staff from The Outdoor Classroom Project may inquire to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services.
Transfer of Business Assets
As our Web site host develops business, it may be acquired, merge with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both personally and non-personally identifiable information will likely be one of the transferred assets.
We may use “cookies” to determine whether you have visited our site previously and to save and remember any preferences that you set while using our site. Cookies also allow us to measure activity on our site and to improve your user experience, for example by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, thus allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the site without re-registering. Our cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an e-mail address. Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain services if cookies are rejected.
While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personally identifiable information. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information that you disclose or transmit to us, and we do not assume any liability for third-party usage of your personal information, whether obtained legally or illegally from our system.
The Outdoor Classroom Project site does not seek to collect any information from children under the age of 13. If any child provides us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian may notify us in a manner provided by the Contact page of this Web site, and such information will be deleted from our records.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also referred to as S.B. 27), if you are a California resident and the business relationship between you and us is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain limited information about our disclosures (if any) of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the email or mailing addresses set forth on the Contact page of this Web Site with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject of your communication. You may submit this type of information request to us only once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email or written correspondence, a list of the categories of personal information that we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. We will also provide you the names and addresses of those third parties.
Contact & Opt-Out Information
We will respond to your request and, if applicable and appropriate, make the requested change in our active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Please, note that we may not be able to fulfill certain requests while allowing you access to certain benefits and features of this Web site. Also, please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. Also, if you have made any public postings on this Website such as in forums or blogs, these communications cannot generally be removed.