Members Terms of Use and Policy of Respect Agreement


To use any of the Members Area of this website, we require that all members:

* Use only respectful language while participating in discussions, blogs, etc. 
* Not link, download or transfer in any manner from the registered members pages, page images or other files of this website without expressed permission.
* Not copy, alter or transmit other Member's submissions, including photos, art and/or writings without expressed permission.


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Our Privacy Policy updated for this site on January 12, 2017 
 
SPAM Security
We may test each user name and IP address for spam activity.  If a new account request (or inactive user) is using an active SPAM alert,  that account will not be activated.  If your account has not been activated and you believe there is an error, please contact us by email directly and we will work through your registration process individually.  SPAM alerts may come from your email address being hijacked by a spammer.

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WWW.wichozannivillage.org is the sole owner of the data information collected on this site.  That means that we will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.  WWW.wichzoannivillage.org collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.  Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.  If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site.  The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.  For example, the user will not be able to participate in any of our contests or drawings that take place.  Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Members
If a user wishes to access our Member Areas, we may require contact information such as name, email address and phone number, geographic location and demographics.

If a user is engaged in libelous or other malicious activities against Wichozanni Village or any of it's staff or members, the user's account will be terminated.

If a user is suspected of libelous or other malicious activities against Wichozanni Village or any of it's staff or members, we will make an effort to contact the account holder for verification.  If the account holder does not reply then the account may be suspended or deleted.

Log Files
We use IP  addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.  

Sharing
We may at times share aggregated demographic information with our project partners and advertisers.  This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Links
This website may contain links to other sites.  Please be aware that we (www.wichozannivillage.org) are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website only.

NewsLetter / Mail Lists / Blogs/Forums
If a user wishes to subscribe to a newsletter, mailing list or blog or forum, we may ask for contact information, such as name, email address and phone number.  WichozanniVillage.org does not necessarily agree with or support the views of some members that participate in forums/blogs, etc. on this site.
 

Survey and Contests
From time to time our site requires information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whither or not to disclose this information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code and age level).  Contact information will be used to notify members where this kind of information is pertinent.  Survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

 Email-A-Friend
If available, a user (and/or administrators of the site) may elect to use our referral service by informing a friend about our site, if so, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. WWW.wichozannivillage.org will automatically send the friend a one- time email inviting them to visit the site. WWW.wichozannivillage stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one email. The friend may contact wwww. wichozannivillage.org at: http://www.wichozannivillage.org to request the removal of this information from our data base.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our user's information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.  While we use our best efforts to protect sensitive information on-line, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.  All of our user's information, (not just the sensitive information mentioned above) is restrictive to Council Members (and Project Moderators) that need information to perform a specific purpose.   Our Council Members (and Project Moderators) must use password protected screen-savers when they leave their computer.  When they return they must re-enter their password to regain access when using your information.  Furthermore, all Council Members (and Project Moderators) are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.  Any time new policies are added, our Council Members (and Project Moderators) are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to insure our visitor's and member's information is protected.  Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.  Wichozanni Village may cooperate with law enforcement investigations when/if necessary to protect the security and privacy rights of our members.  If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to the WebHelp@wichozannivillage.org.

Site and Service Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and user names.  We also send the user site and service announcement updates.  Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements which contain important information about the service.  We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Correcting / Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us.  This can usually be done by emailing the webmaster or any council member.

Choice / Opt-Out 
Users who no longer wish to receive our services or announcement materials may Opt-Out of receiving these communications by replying to: unsubscribe in the subject line in an email,  or email us at: WebHelp@wichozannivillage.org   Users at our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties known to us.  We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whither they should proceed with services that require an outside party or not.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post our changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner that is different than that stated at the time the information was collected, we will first notify the users by way of an email using the current email address on file for that user. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy that the information was collected and users will have a choice as to wither or not we use their information in a revised manner.

Members' access or removal (with or without notice) is at the discretion of the Wichozanni Village.org site Administrator.