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Currently, Wichozanni Village is not accepting new membership requests for this website.
Please check back in the future as this may change.
 
To use any of the Members Area of this website, we require that users:
*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 the website including members pages, page images or other  
   files of this website without expressed permission from Wichozanni Village (.org).
* Not copy, alter or transmit in any manner, any other Member's submissions, including photos, art and/or writings without the  
   member’s expressed permission.
 
Violating these basic agreements may result in termination of membership to this website with or without notice.
 
"We" means "Wichozanni Village", "Wichozanni Village.org", and may also include the Admins and contributors to this website"
“You”, “User", “Member” means anyone who uses our website and/or requests a Member account and is approved access to this website.
 
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Our Privacy Policy updated for this site on 08 October 2022
 
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 (or temporarily de-activated).  If your account has not been activated or has been de-activated and you believe there is an error, please contact us by email directly and we will work through your registration process individually. <new account wv @ Wichozannivillage. org>
(Delete all spaces in the above address before sending an email)
 
SPAM alerts may happen if your email address is being hijacked by a spammer.
Also, If a User Registration seems suspicious (spam), it will also not be activated until the Administrator determines that it is a legitimate request.
 
Please Contact us (new account wv @ Wichozannivillage. org) if your Account has not been activated in a reasonable amount of time and you would like to inquire about the status. (Delete all spaces in the above address before sending an email).
 
 
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Wichozanni Village(.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.
 
We want you to be aware that wichozannivillage.org does collect certain information from our users at 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 Information
If a user wishes to access our Member Areas, we require contact information in the form of a User Name and email address which are 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 at times also ask for and store geographic location and demographics which is optional for the User.
At times, We may also ask for more personally Identifiable information from a user, such as a real name, 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 in the “Contact Us” Link in the “About Us” area of the website.
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.
 
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.
 
NewsLetter / Mail Lists / Blogs/Forums
If a user subscribes 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. If a User is a member of certain Groups on this website they may be automatically subscribed to a Group Newsletter/Mailing List/Blog/Forum etc., for convenient Group communication, however the member may unsubscribe at any time by logging in and clicking the appropriate unsubscribe button or by contacting the Admin and requesting to be unsubscribed by clicking on the “Contact Us” link found in the “About Us” tab.
 
Survey and Contests
From time to time our site may require 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.
 
Use the “Contact Us” link found on the “About Us” page 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 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 guarantee against unforeseen 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 Contact Us in the link of the Members Side Bar.
 
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.  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 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 contacting the website Admin.
All Users participating in writing Articles or commenting in forums, etc. give Us, Wichozanni Village .org, permission to store and maintain these Articles and comments on this Website and/or to include them in Archives even if the members user account is removed from the Website, unless user requests all personal Articles and comments be removed.  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 located on the Contact Us link of the “About Us” tab.  We will make an effort to delete these items for the member.  The User also understands and accepts that depending on the amount of user activity of this website, it may not be possible to locate every comment or detail of a User's use on this website and user will not hold Wichozanni Village responsible for data that may have been overlooked for removal.
 
Wichozanni Village(.org) is not responsible for lost user accounts or user data as a result of technical failures. In the case of technical failures, wichozannivillage.org will make every effort to restore all user accounts and then advise users to create new passwords for security purposes. If you believe your user account has been lost due to a technical failure please contact us at: <new account wv @ Wichozannivillage. org> (Delete all spaces in the above address before sending an email)
 
 
 
 
Choice / Opt-Out
Users who no longer wish to receive our services or announcement materials may Opt-Out of receiving these communications by using the “Contact Us” link in the “About Us” tab.   
 
 
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 account deletion (with or without notice) is at the discretion of the Wichozanni Village.org website Administrator.