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Privacy Statement

Oakland County Child Care Council (4C) Privacy & Security Statement

At Oakland 4C we strive to respect the privacy of our website visitors. Using the Internet should be a pleasant experience, and we want to help you make it enjoyable. This privacy statement describes what information we collect and how that information is protected and used with those ideas in mind.

Information Gathered
Websites you visit may collect information about you. Sometimes you are asked to supply information such as your name, address, or e-mail address, and at times processes built into the website gather information automatically.

We may ask you for information to answer a request that you have submitted to Oakland 4C. Information provided to Oakland 4C through web data entry may be read, filed, stored, forwarded, responded to or printed by Oakland 4C staff members for the purpose of answering and tracking your request. In some cases, Oakland 4C may outsource the collection of information, and your information may be read, filed, stored, forwarded, responded to or printed by employees of a third-party vendor providing services under contract with Oakland 4C.

You may be asked to enter your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other information on the Oakland 4C website. This information may be stored and used for future communications. The Oakland 4C may release your personal information to third parties that may be under contract with Oakland 4C.

Collection of Other Information
Most information we gather does not identify you personally. We automatically collect information such as the type and identity of the internet service provider you are using, your internet protocol (IP) address, the time spent on our website, or the navigation path you used on the website. We use this information to improve the navigation, flow and content of the website to provide you with the best possible service, information, and resources.

Special Disclosure Cases
Oakland 4C may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Oakland 4C rights or property, other Oakland 4C users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We reserve the right to use information to identify any visitors who refuse to comply with this statement and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site, customers or others. Oakland 4C may disclose information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

E-Commerce Transactions
Some of our Web site features may use applications to collect data to facilitate an e-commerce transaction. We use an outside service with an approved banking relationship to process credit card transactions. All credit card information is encrypted and only the information needed to complete a transaction history is stored on our secure server.

Public Forums, Directories, Chat Rooms and Mail Lists
This privacy statement does not protect you when you use Oakland 4C public forums. As a service to our users, Oakland 4C may offer directories, chat rooms, bulletin or message boards, or mailing list groups. Any information shared in a directory, chat room, bulletin board, or other posting or online discussion is public information and may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties who do not adhere to this privacy statement.

Other Links
The Oakland 4C website may contain destination links to independent websites. Oakland 4C is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. Any information you reveal on any such site is not subject to this privacy statement, therefore, you should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit. However, we wish to ensure the integrity of our Web site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to any sites accessed through destination links on our Web site are greatly appreciated.

Oakland 4C treats your personal information as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. This website has information security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We restrict access to our data center and server rooms to authorized personnel and limit access to personal information to those employees who have a legitimate business need to access such information. Despite these security measures, we do not represent or warrant that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties.

Privacy Policy Changes
We may change this privacy statement at any time by posting revisions to our website. Your use of the website constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this privacy statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised privacy statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this privacy statement or any revised statement, please exit the website immediately.

Reporting Personal Privacy Issues
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, the practices of this website, or your interaction with this website, please contact Oakland 4C 248-333-9545.

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