Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society
Last Updated: October 25, 2020
GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF NON-PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Users of the Website Generally
"Non-Personally-Identifying Information" or "NPII" is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person. "Personally-Identifying Information", or "PII" by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person. Like most website operators, Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society gathers from users of the Website NPII of the sort that Web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser (or user agent) type and the locations of the websites the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Website (referrers or referrers). Although such information is not PII, it may be possible for us to determine from an IP address a user's Internet service provider and the geographic location of the visitor's point of connectivity as well as other statistical usage data. We analyze NPII gathered from users of the Website to help us better understand how the Website is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society is able to better design the Website to improve users' experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. From time to time, we may also release the NPII gathered from Website users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website.
A "Web Beacon" is an object that is embedded in a web page or email that is usually invisible to the user and allows website operators to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page or an email. We may use Web Beacons on the Website and in emails to count users who have visited particular pages, viewed emails, and to deliver co-branded services. Web Beacons are not used to access users' PII (Personally-Identifying Information). They are a technique we may use to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a Web Cookie number, time and date of a page or email view and a description of the page or email on which the Web Beacon resides. You may not decline Web Beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all Web Cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a Web Cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline Web Cookies on an individual basis.
Aggregated and Non-Personally-Identifying Information
We may share aggregated and NPII (Non-Personally-Identifying Information) we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and affiliate companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Website and on websites of third parties. We may combine NPII we collect with additional NPII collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers, and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to the Website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any PII (Personally-Identifying Information) and may be used to develop Website content and services, that we hope you and other users will find of interest, and to target content and advertising.
Mobile Device Additional Terms
Unless we have received your prior consent, we do not access or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our mobile application or our services, except that it may be possible for Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society to determine from an IP address the geographic location of your point of connectivity, in which case we may gather and use such general location data.
We may send you push notifications if you choose to receive them, letting you know when someone has sent you a message or for other service-related matters. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device's settings.
We may use hyperlinks on the Website which will redirect you to a social network of a Third-Party Social Media Company if you click on the respective link. However, when you click on a social plug-in, such as Facebook's "Like" button, Twitter's "Tweet" button, etc., that particular social network's plugin will be activated and your browser will directly connect to that provider's servers. If you do not use these buttons, none of your data will be sent to the respective social network's plugin provider. So for example, when you click on the Facebook's "Like" button on the Website, Facebook will receive your IP address, the browser version and screen resolution, and the operating system of the device you have used to access the Website. Settings regarding privacy protection can be found on the websites of these social networks and are not within our control.
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Registration on the Website is voluntary and allows users to participate in forum discussions. Third-Party Social Media Access Methods, as defined above, are also currently offered and how we do not currently use users' PII (Personally-Identifying Information) is described above as well. We do retain PII provided by users themselves when they communicate with Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society directly via email or live chat though. That information may include each user's name, address, email address and telephone number (if provided), and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information, or crypto-currency addresses and account details). We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender identity, age, date of birth, username, hometown and other demographic or relevant information as determined by Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society from time to time. Users of the Website are under no obligation to provide us directly with PII of any kind, with the caveat that a user's refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain Website features.
BY REGISTERING WITH OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS "COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION" SECTION.
USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
Communications from Us
We may occasionally use your name and email address (if you provided them to us as described above) to send you notifications regarding new services offered by the Website that we think you may find valuable. We may also send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. Generally, you may opt out of such emails at any time by emailing us back or through explicitly declining to be sent such messages; though, we reserve the right to send you notices about your account, such as service announcements and administrative messages, even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society will disclose Personally-Identifying Information (PII) under the following circumstances:
By Law or to Protect Rights
Business Transfers; Bankruptcy
Changing Personally-Identifying Information; Account Termination
Note that any PII provided through Third-Party Social Media Access Methods is possibly outside of our ability to control, to edit, or to remove. So exercise discretion when using such access methods and the services provided by Third-Party Social Media Companies and look to their respective websites and All Third-Party Agreements as to how to edit or delete PII from their platforms.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES GENERALLY
We take the security of your Personally-Identifying Information (PII) seriously and use reasonable measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.
We are dedicated to protect all information on the Website as is necessary. However, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your PII by keeping your Third-Party Social Media Access Methods passwords confidential. You should change your password immediately if you believe someone has gained unauthorized access to it or your account. If you lose control of your account, you should notify the respective Third-Party Social Media Company immediately.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally-Identifying Information (PII) from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides PII through the Website represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that PII has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the Website, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who uses the Website or has otherwise transferred PII to the Website, please contact us using our contact information below to have that child's information deleted. If this information has been posted through a Third-Party Social Media Access Method, then please contact the Third-Party Social Media Company in question to have the information deleted as we will have no ability nor authority to remove such information from third-party websites.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about the Personally-Identifying Information (PII) (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of the PII that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared PII in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email your request to our Privacy Officer as listed below in the CONTACT section and with the following change in the Subject field of the email:
Attn: Privacy Officer (California)
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track ("DNT") feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, the Website currently does not respond to DNT browser signals or mechanisms.