Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Horizon Foundation and Bicycling Advocates of Howard County (collectively, “Owners”) collect, use, maintain and disclose information collected from users (“You” or “Users”) of their website located at http://www.hcbikeway.org/ (the “Website”).

The Types of Information Owners Collect

  • Non-personally identifiable information

Owners may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit the Website. Such information may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you used, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited the Website, the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website, and which pages you viewed on the Website.

  • Web browser cookies

Owners may use “cookies” to enhance your experience with the Website. Owners may also use cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat Users and the most popular webpages, and for other purposes. Owners do not use cookies to track User activity on an individual basis. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

  • Personally identifiable information

Owners collect personally identifiable information, such as names, mailing addresses and email addresses, from Users when they voluntarily provide such information to us, including, for example, when Users “Take Action” relating to the Bikeway or contact Owners through the Website.

How Owners Use the Information that They Collect

Owners use Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that Owners can improve the Website and its offerings. Owners also use Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, for example, to respond to a User’s query or to add a User to a petition relating to the Bikeway. If you provide Owners with your email address, you will be added to the email distribution list relating to the Bikeway. If the box is checked that you would like to be added to the email distribution lists of Horizon Foundation and/or Bicycling Advocates of Howard County, you then be added to the applicable list(s). If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from Horizon Foundation and/or Bicycling Advocates of Howard County, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email you receive.

How Owners Protect User Information

Owners adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, but Owners cannot guarantee that your information is 100% secure.

Sharing Personal Information

If you “Take Action” relating to the Bikeway, Owners may share your personal information with the Howard County Council, the Howard County Executive, members of the press and any other person or entity that the Owners believe will help advance their mission of supporting funding and building of the Bikeway in Howard County.

Owners may use third party service providers to help them operate the Website or administer activities on Owners’ behalf. Owners may share User information with these third parties for those limited purposes but Owners require that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.

In addition, Owners will share personally identifiable information about Users when required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. Owners will also share personally identifiable information if they believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of themselves or others.

Owners may also share personally identifiable information in connection with, or during negotiations of, a merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of either of their businesses to another entity. Moreover, Owners may share personally identifiable information about a User upon the User’s consent.

Owners may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties.

Third Party Websites

Owners may provide links from the Website to other websites. Owners do not control the content or links that appear on these third party websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website. These websites and services have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to or from Owners’ Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. This Privacy Policy covers only information collected through the use of the Website. In addition, Owners does not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, Owners never collect information at the Website from those Owners know are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If Owners become aware of having information about anyone under 13, Owners will promptly delete the information.

California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to Owners, you may request information once per calendar year about Owners’ disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to Owners at odoherty@thehorizonfoundation.org.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Owners may update this Privacy Policy at any time. When they do, Owners will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Owners encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information Owners collect and how they use that information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any modifications since your last visit.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting Owners

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything relating to the Website, please contact Owners at odoherty@thehorizonfoundation.org.

 

January 18, 2017