Information we automatically gather when you visit QCB websites
Like virtually all other web servers, QCB’s web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These “access logs” allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor’s name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:
- The date of the visit
- The time and length of the visit
- The path taken through the Web site
- The browser being used
- A list of files downloaded or viewed
- The amount of time spent listening to audio files
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
- Any errors encountered
*Most Internet Service Providers use a “dynamic” form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP address each time he or she visits a website. Also, many Internet Service Providers, including America Online, use “proxy servers,” which provide even more anonymity for visitors.
We use this information to aid the technical administration of the sites and to better understand how each site is functioning for its users. This information may be correlated with your profile, if you have provided this data, to provide special “personalized” services. This information may also be used in aggregate form.
We may track your visit to sections of our websites in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, “cookies” or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information. If you do not wish to accept a cookie from QCB’s servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the QCB server may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy the QCB websites.
Information you give us
QCB does not collect personally identifying information from QCB websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to QCB.
Name and contact information
QCB may ask visitors (you) to provide certain personal information when you: sign up for an e-mail list; request information; purchase products or services; contribute material that may be used on the Web site; participate in a discussion board or chat; or use a QCB form to become a member of QCB. You will also have the opportunity to request future e-mail contact from QCB regarding its programs and Web sites. QCB tells you whether a specific piece of information is required at the time it is requested.
This information may be used by QCB to: verify your identity; manage QCB’s members and donors; manage a contest; gather your editorial comments and feedback; contact you for additional information or administrative purposes; provide attribution for any submitted content of yours published by QCB, and fulfill your order or request. If you have supplied your name and email address to QCB in the past, this act implies your consent to receive e-mail regarding its programs, events, and websites; otherwise, QCB will contact you only if necessary for the purposes above.
If you decide you do not wish to receive further e-mail communication from QCB, you may opt out by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the e-mail or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing of Information
QCB uses your information only for QCB purposes. The personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than listed above.
Demographic and profile information
QCB occasionally conducts online surveys, sometimes in association with a contest or other offer. These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education, or income level. This information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services.
Credit card information
You must be 18 or over to engage in money-related transactions on a QCB site. When you do so, you will be directed to PayPal to complete the financial transaction.
Special note for QCB members
If you use QCB ‘s online form to become a member or make a contribution to QCB, your name, complete contact information, and all contributions will be passed directly to the QCB Volunteer Membership Committee .
QCB reserves the right to change this policy at any time for any reason.
This policy may change from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.
Your use of the QCB website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.