Last updated: September 1, 2012
National Center for Transgender Equality
1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
I. What NCTE Will Do with Your Information
II. Mailing Lists
NCTE is committed to providing timely updates to our users by email. We may request information from you to enhance our ability to customize our communications with you so you get the information you want. You will be able to unsubscribe from communications you receive from us at any time by following the directions included in each such communication.
III. If You Submit Information to Public Areas of an NCTE Site
Please be aware that if you decide to disclose personally identifiable information on a publicly-accessible area of an NCTE site (such as the TONI Project community forum), this information may become public. NCTE does not control the acts of other visitors to its sites, so please be cautious when deciding to reveal personal information in a public area of any site. Please contact us if you believe a visitor to an NCTE site is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users.
IV. If You Contribute Money Online
NCTE appreciates and will accept online contributions. Users will be asked to submit contact information for verification purposes. Contact information will be stored in a secure location, and financial information will not be stored except when it is needed for record-keeping purposes.
VI. IP Addresses and Log File Data
IP addresses are ID numbers for the location of your computer or network on the internet. Log files are recordings of the traffic to and from a server. NCTE’s servers log IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting. We track page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit. With that information we can improve the quality of the site.
VII. Children’s Privacy
NCTE is concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Because of this, we will make all efforts to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not and will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we will develop our site with the capacity to block acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
It is possible that by fraud or deception by others we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or else delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCTE has measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of visitor personally identifiable information that is under our control. For example, only select NCTE staff and contracted individuals have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to non-public areas of our sites, and are bound by a confidentiality policy when accessing such information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving sensitive personal and financial data from our site. Please note, however, that security breaches can occur even if reasonable steps are taken to prevent such breaches; for example, we cannot guarantee that information provided through our sites will not be illegally accessed on our servers or intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. Please contact us if you believe there has been any breach of the security of our sites.
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