Terms & Conditions
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- Privacy Statement
California Fire Chiefs Association (Cal Chiefs) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Cal Chiefs Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Cal Chiefs website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
- Collection of your Personal Information
Cal Chiefs collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Cal Chiefs also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Cal Chiefs . This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Cal Chiefs for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through California Fire Chiefs Association public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: California Fire Chiefs Association does not read any of your private online communications.
Cal Chiefs encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Cal Chiefs so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Cal Chiefs is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Cal Chiefs and the Cal Chiefs family of Web sites.
- Use of your Personal Information
Cal Chiefs collects and uses your personal information to operate the Cal Chiefs Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Cal Chiefs also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Cal Chiefs and its affiliates. Cal Chiefs may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Cal Chiefs does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Cal Chiefs may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Cal Chiefs may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Cal Chiefs , and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Cal Chiefs does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Cal Chiefs keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Cal Chiefs , in order to determine what California Fire Chiefs Association services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Cal Chiefs to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Cal Chiefs Web sites 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 Cal Chiefs or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cal Chiefs ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of California Fire Chiefs Association , or the public.
The California Fire Chiefs Association Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize California Fire Chiefs Association Chiefs pages, or register with California Fire Chiefs Association site or services, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Cal Chiefs Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Cal Chiefs services or Web sites you visit.
- Security of your Personal Information
California Fire Chiefs Association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Cal Chiefs secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
- Changes to this Statement
Cal Chiefs will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Cal Chiefs encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Cal Chiefs is protecting your information.
- Contact Information
Cal Chiefs welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe thatCal Chiefs has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Cal Chiefs at www.calchiefs.org . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.