Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) respects the privacy of all users and wants this Web site (site) to be a safe and private place for users. TMT will not require you to provide information to use certain features of this site. In turn, you can do your part by reading this policy and taking the steps outlined below. There are certain actions and areas of the site that will require you to provide personal information, such as the following.
- Contributing to TMT by becoming a member, or sponsoring or attending TMT’s quality of life celebration, Accentuate the Positive (ATP)
- Sending an e-mail question
- Submitting nominations for ATP Silver Star awards
- Making a donation
- Using the site’s community forum
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
In order to gain access to certain areas of our site, you may choose to provide information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other TMT quality of life-related activities and events or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. By submitting any other information you choose to provide, you give us permission to edit it, post it on the site, and use it in appropriate settings designed to improve quality of life in the Truckee Meadows region.
Financial Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to make an online contribution or donation to TMT, you will have to provide your credit card billing information. As this information is collected and transferred over the Internet, it is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and HTTPS technology, the industry standard security technology that is designed to protect sensitive information. Our transaction pages display the Equifax Secure Global eBusiness padlock icon to assure you that our site is authentic and that all transactions are secured by SSL encryption. If you are making an online contribution or donation, the credit card information entered into the payment form is used only to process your transaction, is never sent to or stored on the server, meets full PCI-DSS compliance, and will not be used for any other purposes. For more information, please visit: https://stripe.com/help/security.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
As is true of most sites you enter, we automatically collect and store some information about your computer and your visit and store it in log files. This information includes information such as your computer’s (or your ISP’s) Internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your e-mail address); the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., “aol.com” or “unr.edu”); the name, version, and specifications of your computer and your computer’s operating system; the Internet address of the site, if any, from which you came to our site; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site; and which pages you visited. We use this information to formulate statistics (possibly with the help of outside experts) that show the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. For example, we use the browser information to help us design our site so that as many people as possible will be able to view the pages correctly. These statistics do not reveal personal information.
Cookies are small text files that are either placed on your computer’s hard drive (“persistent cookies”) or in your computer’s Random Access Memory (“session cookies”). We use both persistent cookies and session cookies.
Session Cookies: We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate certain sections of our site. If you choose to provide personal information by using an interactive application on our site, such as by becoming a member, joining our e-mail or e-newsletter list, or registering to use other functions on the site, or making an online donation to TMT, we place a session cookie on your computer so that you will be recognized as you move around the site pages. The information is only used for the duration of your browser session unless you opt-in to change these session cookies to persistent cookies (see Persistent Cookies below); for example, if you register to use the site and then navigate through different pages, the cookie will maintain the information you entered when you filled out the site registration page. As you move through the site, any fields requiring information about you that has already been captured will automatically appear. However, once you close your browser window, the session cookie times out. If you open a new browser window and return to our site, your personal information fields will not be filled automatically.
Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to provide greater accuracy in our analysis of the information that is automatically collected about your visit to our site. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. These cookies do not collect personal information. We do not link the information collected through these cookies with other personal data that you provide to us.
Disabling Cookies: Persistent cookies leave a record on your computer that you have visited our site. However, you have the ability to remove cookies from your computer. Your Internet browser’s “Help” section will give you information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many Web sites that provide browser- and operating system-specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. If you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites after you delete cookies.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons)
We employ a software technology called clear gif’s (a.k.a. Web Beacons) that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not link the information gathered through clear gifs with other personal data that you provide to us.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and HTTPS technology, Equifax Secure Global eBusiness padlock padlock, firewalls, and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. No credit card information is stored on the secure server. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
When you register for this site, you will have a personal “my account” page, where you will be able to edit your personal information, as well as review your quality of life messaging and records. Access to your personal control panel and public profile is controlled to protect the privacy of your data — our site requires that you log on with your username and password to access your personal control panel or public profile pages.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our site contains links to other Web sites. This Privacy Statement only covers our site; it does not apply to any other Web site, including those Web sites that we provide links to. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites or our Service Partners. Please check the privacy statement of a Web site prior to using it.
Your Help Is Needed
Although TMT does its best to protect your privacy on our site, we need your help. You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal information. Although this site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, no e-mail or Web transmission is completely secure against interception. If you are worried because your communication is very sensitive, do not send it via e-mail or submit it online.
You should always keep your e-mail account information secure and not allow others to access your e-mail account. In addition, you should only forward our e-mail messages to others through the “Forward to a Friend” links provided within the e-mail. When you use your e-mail system’s forwarding capabilities (i.e., not “Forward to a Friend”), others may be able to take actions in your name and/or access your personal information.
How to Unsubscribe or Contact TMT About Your Information
If you do not want to receive any e-mail from us in the future, visit your personal control panel page to deactivate your account. Note that your donation and/or membership and contribution records will remain in TMT’s databases, but your login and e-mail address will be deactivated. If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information or provide a change of address, or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact TMT (see below). You may contact TMT by mail or e-mail, as follows.
Mail: Truckee Meadows Tomorrow, PO Box 33504, Reno, NV 89533-3504