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Privacy Statement

Indiana Audubon Society 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 Indiana Audubon Society Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Indiana Audubon Society website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Indiana Audubon Society collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Indiana Audubon Society 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 Indiana Audubon Society. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Indiana Audubon Society for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Indiana Audubon Society Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Indiana Audubon Society public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Indiana Audubon Society does not read any of your private online communications.

Indiana Audubon Society encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Indiana Audubon Society so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Indiana Audubon Society is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Indiana Audubon Society and Indiana Audubon Society family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Indiana Audubon Society collects and uses your personal information to operate the Indiana Audubon Society Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Indiana Audubon Society also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Indiana Audubon Society and its affiliates. Indiana Audubon Society may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Indiana Audubon Society does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Indiana Audubon Society 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, Indiana Audubon Society 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 Indiana Audubon Society, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Indiana Audubon Society does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Indiana Audubon Society keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Indiana Audubon Society, in order to determine what Indiana Audubon Society services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Indiana Audubon Society to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Indiana Audubon Society 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 Indiana Audubon Society or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Indiana Audubon Society; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Indiana Audubon Society, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Indiana Audubon Society Web site use "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 Indiana Audubon Society pages, or register with Indiana Audubon Society site or services, a cookie helps Indiana Audubon Society 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 Indiana Audubon Society Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Indiana Audubon Society 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 Indiana Audubon Society services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Indiana Audubon Society secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Indiana Audubon Society 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

Indiana Audubon Society will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Indiana Audubon Society encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Indiana Audubon Society is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Indiana Audubon Society welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Indiana Audubon Society has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Indiana Audubon Society at wilmsab@muohio.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.