Your privacy is important to us. CCADV wants all visitors to its site to feel as comfortable as possible using the site. Please read the Privacy Statement below, so that you will understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment.

Privacy Statement

Except as set forth in this section, CCADV will NOT disclose personally-identifying information (“Personal Information”) to a third party. Any Personal Information provided to this website will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement, unless you are otherwise notified. CCADV will never intentionally disclose any Personal Information about you as an individual and we will never give your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address to any third party without your permission, except as we discuss in this policy. You do not need to disclose Personal Information to use most features of this site.
CCADV is committed to protecting your privacy. Accordingly, we will not release Personal Information except where we believe we are required to release Personal Information to third parties to comply with a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please exit the site immediately.

Information Collection

We collect and store information that you voluntarily provide to us as well as data related to your use of the Site and Services, as follows:

Personal Information

We collect Personal Information from you when you sign up to become a member of the organization, make a donation, register to attend a CCADV event or training, subscribe to our listservs, or email us through our contact form(s). Personal Information may include your name, address, email address and other information from which your identity is or may be discernible. Some Personal Information, such as email communication through the Site, will be stored on our servers located in the United States. Donation information, email information for listservs, membership contact information, and event registration information may also be stored on the servers of our third-party service providers.
Your Personal Information allows us to:
• communicate with you through newsletters,;
• process donations;
• register you for trainings or events;
• respond to your inquiries; and
• provide information about our services.

CCADV.org also collects statistics about behavior of website visitors in an aggregate form, but we do not request or collect any personally-identifying information from users as they browse our site. The only way such personally-identifying information comes into our possession is if you, the user, provide it to us, both voluntarily and knowingly.

CCADV is able to collect such aggregate information, in part, by recording “IP addresses.” When your computer logs onto the internet, the network (of your cable or DSL provider, phone company, employer or school) that provides you with access to the internet assigns your computer an “internet protocol” number or “IP address.” The IP addresses are analyzed only in aggregate, with no connection ever made between you and your computer’s IP address.

Any Personal Information that is provided to us, despite our not having requested it (for example, an email address), is maintained in a secure environment, held in the strictest confidence, and never shared with a third party except as we discuss in this policy.

Information Use

CCADV performs statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics. We do this in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the website. By “user behavior” we mean how users move from one page to another as they navigate CCADV.org. For example, if the first CCADV.org page that a user accesses is the home page, whether the user goes on to access additional pages and, if so, which ones, is user behavior that CCADV analyzes – though only in the aggregate, never at the level of individual users.

By “user characteristics” we mean information that is not personally identifying, but that describes how users arrive at and navigate the website. (See “Information Collection, above.)

Cookies

“Cookies” are small text files that a website can place on the hard drive of users’ computers, which can be used to remember other pages you have visited during a particular “browsing session” and/or across several browsing sessions. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside of the website that he or she is visiting. CCADV.org uses cookies to help track user behavior on the CCADV.org website. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computer can refuse cookies in their browser*. Disabling cookies may cause some CCADV.org functions to not function properly.
*Users of CCADV.org should be aware that cookies are visible to any user of the computer. If placement of a cookie denoting CCADV.org is a concern, it is suggested that the user turn off cookie storage, use a privacy mode (“Private Browsing” in Firefox, “Incognito Mode” in Chrome, “InPrivate” mode in IE…), manage the cookies and history after browsing, if safe to do so, or locate a secure machine to browse to the site. Privacy controls vary by browser and can be found in the browsers support material and help content.

Privacy Policies of Sites with Links from CCADV.org

Our site includes links to other websites (third-party websites). The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of an affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of that third party’s privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. Of course, this is true of any website you visit that has links to still other websites. If you have concerns about this issue, please read the privacy policies of the relevant organization(s).