The Scoutmasters Camporee Committee of the South Florida Council, BSA is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of those who visit its website. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided.
The information that follows explains the kinds of information this site collects, how it is used, the conditions under which it is made available to third parties, how information is maintained, and our compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
What information does this site collect?
This site collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service Provider if conducting a search, entering data into the Contact form or accessing a webpage that generates an error message. This data includes information about the user's remote IP address, referral data (which page "linked" to the present request). This information is accepted passively from the HTTP headers that are sent from the user when requesting any file from the server.
Personally identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the form that requests it. Such for interfaces require only the information reasonably necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated on the interface.
No attempt is made to covertly or "quietly" collect personally identifiable information, nor are cookies or any other tracking technology used for the purpose of coordinating information that a user may opt to enter in various interfaces on the site. A cookie may be placed on a visitors computer from third party sites, such as Facebook.
What organization is collecting the information?
Information entered by site visitors is retrieved directly by the administrator of smcc.us and may be contacted using the Contact form and selecting Website Feedback.
How does smcc.us use the information it collects?
Personally identifiable information is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted. For example, if a user enters their email information in the "subscriptions" box to recieve email updates, the information will be used only for that purpose.
With whom does smcc.us share the information that is collected?
SMCC.US does not share personally identifiable information about its website visitors with anyone. Reports, statistics, and other analysis of aggregate anonymous information may be shared with the South Florida Council, BSA at the sole discretion of smcc.us. This information does not include any personally identifiable information.
Exception: smcc.us reserves the right to use all information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or information systems.
How does smcc.us maintain the information it collects?
In most cases, personally identifiable information is not maintained. Once it has been used for its intended purpose, it is deleted. Because of the brevity of this interval, no mechanism is provided to enable users to alter or delete information they have submitted.
How does the SMCC.US comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998?
This legislation applies only to Websites of a commercial nature. However, smcc.us considers it to provide sound advice for any Website that is intended for use by children.
Therefore, smcc.us does not use its Website to collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. Any input form that requests personally identifiable information is used to send an email to a member of the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee of the South Florida Council, BSA and is not stored on this site except for a temporary log file consisting of anonymous data.
Providing personal information is never a prerequisite for accessing any of the content or resources on this Web site. Specifically, refusal to provide personal information via a Web interface will never result in a user being denied access to any on-line content or resource he would be able to access were the information submitted.
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