Montgomery County Coin Club Official Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information does the Montgomery County Coin Club collect?

In normal operations, the Montgomery County Coin Club (MCCC) does not collect personal information other than what is necessary to measure performance. This information may include details including your Internet Protocol (IP) address and identification of links you may have clicked. This information is used only to monitor performances.

When is PII collected?

PII is collected only when you contact us via email or using the contact form.

How does MCCC use the information

Information collected for tracking and performance is stored in a private database and accessible in the aggregate using when reading reports. These reports are not published or distributed to any third party.

How is your information protected?

MCCC uses a third-party service to scan for vulnerabilities and ensure that software used behind the website is up to date.

MCCC only provides articles and information. You will never be asked for credit card, financial data, address or other PII. Payment of dues is handled personally by our Treasurer.

The MCCC website is hosted by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who maintains the systems where the database of articles are located. The ISP has an active continuous monitoring program. The third-party spam monitor maintains the information about those services separately from the Montgomery County Coin Club.

Currently, the Montgomery County Coin Club website does not use a certificate to encrypt communications. That may change in the near future.

Use of cookies

The MCCC website does use cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. MCCC uses cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. MCCC uses trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browsers are a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, some features may be disabled or not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

MCCC does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Link to other websites are provided for references or for readers to find more information. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

MCCC does not use Google advertising products including AdSense. The site does use some Google web services such as publicly available fonts and scripts that are used to design the site. Like all Google products, the use of their products are governed by Google’s Privacy Policy. For more information about Google’s intent please visit https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy” and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes: On our Privacy Policy Page
  • Can change your personal information: By emailing us (see below)

How does the MCCC handle Do Not Track signals?

MCCC honors Do Not Track (DNT) signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.

Does the MCCC allow third-party behavioral tracking?

MCCC does use third-party behavioral tracking for performance measuring only.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

MCCC does not specifically target any content to children under the age of 13 years old. However, content is written to allow parents the option of being able to share information with their children.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, should a data breach occur, we will notify you via email within one (1) business day. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can contact us using the information below and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Montgomery County Coin Club
P.O. Box 13504
Silver Spring, Maryland 20911-0504
USA
scott@barman.ws or use the Contact Form.
Last updated on July 16, 2017.

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