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RAIL - Back On Track Privacy Policy
« on: August 12, 2006, 08:05:59 AM »
Privacy Policy

RAIL - Back On Track is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to RAIL - Back On Track  and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which RAIL - Back On Track is linked.

Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not. It is necessary to have an active email address for registration on the RAIL - Back On Track message board (forums).

RAIL - Back On Track collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that twentyfive people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, their address or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us. This is simple web site traffic analysis. We monitor browser types of users, pages visited, length of visits and so forth so that we may improve our services. IP addresses of all users/posts are recorded as well.

The second type of information that RAIL - Back On Track collects is personal information. RAIL - Back On Track will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, and email address when you provide it to us. With this information, RAIL - Back On Track can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you ie. register on the message board.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to RAIL - Back On Track is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us.

Use of anonymous information

RAIL - Back On Track automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of RAIL - Back On Track web site and forums, like the numbers and frequency of visitors to RAIL - Back On Track and its areas. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our users use parts of the site, so we can improve RAIL - Back On Track to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. RAIL - Back On Track may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.

Use of personal information

RAIL - Back On Track will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. RAIL - Back On Track will not use it for any other purpose without your consent eg. giving out email addresses to third parties. RAIL - Back On Track may occasionally email registered users with details of significant announcements and events at RAIL - Back On Track.

Disclosure

There may be occasions where it will be necessary for RAIL - Back On Track to disclose your personal information to third parties. RAIL - Back On Track may be required by law to disclose the information. Otherwise than stated in the preceeding sentence, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name or email address to any organisation or person outside of RAIL - Back On Track unless you have authorised us to do so, or you have made your email address available on the message board.

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will RAIL - Back On Track sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

RAIL - Back On Track

When interacting with RAIL - Back On Track, we advise that you use your discretion and be cautious when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information (text, emails address, photos or images) that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in an RAIL - Back On Track, forum, your name will appear on the message board. RAIL - Back On Track recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but a pen name or pseudonym. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.

Access and correction: personal data

If RAIL - Back On Track holds your personal information RAIL - Back On Track will where possible provide you with access to the information.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify Admin at RAIL - Back On Track admin@backontrack.org While RAIL - Back On Track accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

Changes to RAIL - Back On Track privacy policy

If we decide to change the RAIL - Back On Track Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.

12 August 2006
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