WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

The Internet is an amazing tool. It has the power to change the way we live, and we’re starting to see that potential today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It’s important to us to help our customers retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.

We believe your business is no one else’s. Your privacy is important to you and to us. So we’ll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association (hereafter ‘us’) follows different principles in accordance with worldwide practices for customer privacy and data protection.

• We won’t sell or give away your name, mail address, phone number, email address or any other information to anyone.
• We’ll use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorised users.

NOTICE

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you create a Registration on the site or when you enter a contest, order email newsletters or when join our site.
We use your Personal Information for four primary purposes:

• To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
• To help you quickly find services or information.
• To help us create content most relevant to you.
• To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services from us.

CONSENT

If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of our site. But you will not be able to access areas that require registration.

If you decide to register, you will be able to select the kinds of information you want to receive from us by subscribing to various services, like our electronic newsletters. If you do not want us to communicate with you about other, programs, events, or services by email, postal mail, or telephone, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive marketing messages from us.

We do not allow other companies to offer our registered customers information about their products and services.

ACCESS

We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time in your account. There, you can:

• View and edit personal information you have already given us.
• Tell us whether you want us to send you marketing information.
• Sign up for electronic newsletters about our services and products.
• Register. Once you register, you won’t need to do it again.

SECURITY

St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honoured. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

We guarantee your e-commerce transactions to be 100% safe and secure. When you place orders or access your personal account information, you’re utilising secure server software SSL, which encrypts your personal information before it’s sent over the Internet. SSL is one of the safest encryption technologies available.

St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association strictly protects the security of your personal information and honours your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in a country other than the country where St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.

You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your user name and password, so do not share these with others.

NOTICE TO PARENTS

Parents or guardians: we want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.

The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association site does not publish private content that is targeted to children. However, if you are concerned about your children providing St.Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association any personal information without your consent, St.Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association allows parents to give parental consent for the collection, use and sharing of children’s (ages 12 and under) personal information online.

ENFORCEMENT

If for some reason you believe St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by email at mail@stmargaretsbaytrails.com, and we will do our best to determine and correct the problem promptly. Be certain the words Privacy Policy are in the Subject line.

CUSTOMER PROFILES

As mentioned above, every registered customer has a unique personal profile. Each profile is assigned a unique personal identification number, which helps us ensure that only you can access your profile.

What we do with the information you share

When you join us, you provide us with your contact information, including name and email address. We use this information to send you updates, questionnaires to measure your satisfaction with our service and announcements about new and exciting events that we may offer. When you sign up with us, we ask for your credit card number and billing address. We use this information only to bill your membership at that time. For your convenience, we do save billing information in case you want to renew you membership with us again, but we don’t use this information again without your permission.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association, and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association, its Websites, or the public.