Information Collection and Use
Sonoma County Web Developers SIG is the sole owner of the information collected
on Sonoma County Web Developers SIG Web site. Sonoma County Web Developers SIG
collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
We request information from the user on our order form. A user must provide
contact information (such as name, email, and address) and financial information
(such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for
billing purposes and to fill orders. If we have trouble processing an order,
the information is used to contact the user.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by our sponsors, members,
and the community. Information about users visit to this site, such as
number of times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address, or other
personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet
protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit
pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends,
administer the site, track users movement in the aggregate, and gather
broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not
linked to personally identifiable information. We use a tracking utility that
uses log files to analyze user movement.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established
members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special
deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present
the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice
and Opt-out sections.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information
such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide
a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement.
For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might
send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications,
though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are
not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and
in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone,
in accordance with the users wishes.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose
personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief
that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding,
a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
We DO NOT Share Personal Information with Third Parties.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information
used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask
for information. For example, our order form has an opt-out mechanism
so users who buy a product from us, but dont want any marketing material,
can keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications
may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in
the subject line in the email or email us at email@example.com.
We also offer an opt-out mechanism on the member information pages.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Sonoma
County Web Developers SIG, are 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 this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests.
Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user
therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested
information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping
address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information
will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Anonymous Survey information
will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction
of this site. Users personally identifiable information is not shared
with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use
an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users
personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our
site, we ask them for the friends name and email address. Sonoma County
Web Developers SIG will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting
them to visit the site. Sonoma County Web Developers SIG stores this information
for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success
of our referral program. The friend may contact Sonoma County Web Developers
SIG at firstname.lastname@example.org
to request the removal of this information from our database.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users information.
When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information
is protected both online and off-line.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a users personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code,
phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service,
we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users personally
identifiable information. This can usually be done at the member information
pages or by emailing our Membership Coordinator at email@example.com.
Notification of Changes
privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our
users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under
what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance
If, however, we are going to use users personally identifiable information
in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify
users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their
information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all
communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they
will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new
manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices
that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will
post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some
cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive
communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.