Members Terms of Use and Policy of Respect Agreement

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

*Create a Personal User Account with a User Name and Email Address.

* Use only respectful language while participating in discussions, blogs, etc.
* Not link, download, copy or transfer content in any manner from any of these pages; page images or other files of this website without expressed permission.
* Not copy, alter or transmit any 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 16 March 2020

 

SPAM

Prior to activating a membership request, We (wichozannivillage.org) may test each IP address for spam activity.  If a new account request (or inactive user) has an active IP address 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.

Also, If a User Registration seems suspicious, it will also not be activated until the Administrater determines it is a legitmate request.

Please Contact us (WebHelp @ Wichozannivillage. org) if your Account has not been activated in a reasonable amount of time and you would like to inquire about the status. (contact address above requires space deletions before active for email).

 

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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 does collect and store 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 require contact information in the form of a User Name and email address which is stored in our system.  We require this information because our website is member based and our system will not create user access without that basic information.

We may also ask for and store geographic location and demographics which is optional for the User.

We may also ask for more personally Identifiable information from a user, such as a mailing address or phone number if necessary to fulfill a service request of the user.  The User may at any time, request their personally identifiable information be deleted from their user account file by contacting the Admin at: Webhelp @ Wichozannivillage. org. (delete spaces in the address before sending)

Occasionally, the Admin of this website may need to access a Member's user account in order to provide services related to the Membership of the website.  For instance, to help a member update a password or to check on issues the Member may be having on the site or to make sure that the user's account is set up correctly (for certain groups, etc) .  The Admin can not see a User's Password and does not keep track of any temporary passwords issued.  It is the Member's responsibility to update permanent passwords.  All Members of this website acknowledge and give permission to the Website Admin(s) to access their user account for these purposes.

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

As mentioned previously, We have access to IP addresses and may use them to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movements on the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information but are linked when a user logs in. In other words, when a user logs in to our website, the IP address for that user is visible to our Website Admin(s).

 

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.

 

NEWSLETTERS / 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 a Users actual name, mailing address and/or 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.  The Admin or Moderator may, when necessary, Edit or Remove a User's posts in order to comply with our website responsibilities and user's privacy.

 

SURVEYS 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 Webhelp @ 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. Because we (wichozannivillage.org) do not gather credit card information, we do not subscribe to the "https:" status.  However, when users submit sensitive information via our website, we do our best to protected it both on-line and off-line.  All of our user's information, (not just the sensitive information mentioned above) is restrictive only 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.  The servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment., but Wichozanni Village can not gaurantee against unforseen breaches/hacks.  Wichozanni Village may be required to cooperate with law enforcement for investigations 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

Our System should send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and user names.  We also may 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 private messages from within our website if applicable .

 

CORRECTING / UPDATING PERSONAL USER INFORMATION

If a user's personally identifiable information that they have voluntarily provided changes 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 be done by emailing the website Admin.

All Users participating in writing Articles or commenting in forums, etc. give Wichozanni Village .org permission to maintain these Articles and comments on this Website and/or to include them in Archives even if removed from the live Website.  If a User has uploaded personal photos or content and changes their mind about it being presented or stored on our website and is unable to remove it themselves, please contact the Admin.  We will make an effort to delete these items. (Webhelp @ Wichozannivillage. org).

 

CHOICE / OPT OUT

Users who no longer wish to receive our services or email notifcations may Opt-Out of receiving these communications by replying to: unsubscribe in the subject line in an email at: WebHelp@wichozannivillage.org .  When Unsubscribing to Forums, the User can simply go to the page of the Forum and click on "UnSubscribe". 

 

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 so that the User can decide to make decisions about their member account and/or information we store in relation to their account.

 

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