This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the following U.S. Scouting Service Project websites:
Because U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. is making this disclosure of its information practices. This disclosure will tell you:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from visitors at U.S. Scouting Service Project websites.
- The organization collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Gary Hendra, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Tracewell will serve as a liaison with all U.S. Scouting Service Project websites to resolve your concerns.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. collects information from its visitors at several different points on its websites.
Participants in any U.S. Scouting Service Project discussion list who no longer
wish to participate may opt-out by unsubscribing via a web page interface at
http://lists.usscouts.org or by sending an e-mail to Webmaster@usscouts.org.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. does use persistent cookies at its sites. Our cookie is a token that resides on your computer containing data that is used to identify you. Typically one of our cookies will contain data that looks like this in Internet Explorer:
Or this in Netscape:
usscouts.org FALSE / FALSE 1293753643 EGSOFT_ID xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx-1099098288.29369722
The xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents your IP address. This token is used by our web metrics software to allow us to know which of web pages are being visited and how frequently. We use FunnelWeb software to plot generalized information that we use in planning and website development. The cookies never include personal information such as name, mailing address and phone number. We do not collect such information and visitors that we track can not provide us with personal information through normal movement across a web site. As we do not build a database of individual visitors, the data that we do collect is never stored in any individual user profile; the data collected serves only to update aggregate counts to monitor traffic and provide statistical information on how our site is used. You can view the information that we collect at USSSP Webstats.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a USSSP-L visitor's personally identifiable information changes, or if a
member no longer desires our service, we will correct, update or remove that
visitor's personal data. Requests may be submitted by e-mail to Webmaster@usscouts.org.
Discuss-It! Online Forums
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. does provide an online forum for discussing Scouting issues free of charge.
Registration is required for posting comments. Registration is not
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. did provide a Greeting Card service.
This has been discontinued effective 1 April 2005.
This website contains thousands of links to other sites. When we link to another site, we try to assure that the other site is displayed outside of any frames that we may use on any of our pages. After clicking on a link you should look at the address/location box on your browser to determine which site you are visiting. If the address has changed from a USSSP address to a different address, the content and practices of that site are beyond our control. Please be aware that U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by USSSP websites.
We do log all accesses to our websites for administrative, statistical, and security purposes.
Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for
a World Wide Web document:
xxx.yyy.com - - [28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500]
"GET /sitename/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704
xxx.yyy.com (or 126.96.36.199) -- this is the host name (or IP address) associated
with the requester (you as
the visitor). In this case, (....com) the requester is coming from a
commercial address. Depending on the requestor's method of network
connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer.
Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP
addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The
host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a
fixed IP address.
[28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500] -- this is the date and time of the request
"GET /sitename/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" -- this is the location of the
200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled
16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes
Mozilla 3.0 -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page,
which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages
www.altavista.digital.com -- this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates
how people find this site
Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No other user-identifying
information is collected.
Some of our subsites use advertising in association with Amazon.com and Google AdSense. Users are advised to consult with privacy policies on the Amazon and Google sites to become aware of advertiser practices. Google AdSense has recently adopted Internet-based advertising that allows advertisers to show ads based on a user's previous interactions with them, such as visits to an advertiser website and also to reach users based on their interests through tracking of pages in the Google content network.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. does not maintain an online order capability to support our Trading Post Sales. Sales are done by mail or via Honor Publications. Questions about USSSP Trading Post Sales should be referred
email@example.com or to
HONOR Publishing Company
P. O. BOX 14252
Kansas City, Missouri 64152-7252 USA
Policies for Youth (Individuals under 13 Years of Age)
No registration is required to visit U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. websites. Youth have complete access to all information published online at U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. websites. U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. websites are designed to be family friendly.. Youth under the age of 13 are required to provide the email address of a parent or guardian when conducting internet correspondence with U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. websites. This allows the parent or guardian to be aware of and participate in the youth's online experience. We will not respond to youth members under the age of 13 without parental consent. No personal information about youth is posted online at U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. websites by the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. website staff. Youth visitors should not participate in use of the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Discuss-It! Forums or Camp Cards without express permission of a parent or guardian.
Site visitors are not required to complete a registration form to visit our
sites or to view any published contents. No visitor is required at any time to
provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique
identifiers (such as social security number).
Site and Service Updates
We do not offer any notification services for site and service changes or
U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. does not currently share aggregated demographic information with advertisers. However, all of the information that we do collect is available to the general public at USSSP Webstats.
Surveys & Contests
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. does not conduct contests. We are
considering conducting a user survey. Any surveys that we conduct will not
link personally identifying information with answers provided by survey
Suggestions and Comments
When you submit information via email to the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc, using
one of our suggestion forms, it
may be shared with all of our Board of Directors. Typically, the webmaster will forward each suggestion to the board with a recommended action officer to respond to the suggestion or comment. In some cases the suggestion will also be forwarded to a USSSP Team Member who maintains one of our web content areas for a direct response. If a USSSP Board or Team member is unable to answer your question directly, we may also refer your question to other Scouters after obtaining your permission to do so.
Supplementation of Information
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. will not supplement the information we receive from visitors with information from 3rd party sources.
The U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. does not employ a referral service for informing a friend about our site. We have developed our own referral form. All information collected from this form is retained by the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. and not shared with other organizations.
Notification of Changes
in our discussion forum so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by
Your Acceptance of These Terms
Parents are encouraged to read
How to Protect Kids' Privacy Online at the US Federal Trade Commission website.
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