THE ONLY PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED IS INFORMATION YOU GIVE US: This web site collects information from users at several different points. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts is the sole owner of all data collected on the web site. We collect and maintain only that personal information which you voluntarily provide to the association. Our intent in collecting information is to provide the most personalized and relevant experience with the association and its web site.
HOW WE USE LOG FILES TO BETTER SERVE YOU: We use log files to assess the aggregate level of traffic to this site including what pages people are visiting, and to diagnose any potential problems with the Web site.
INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU MAKE PAYMENTS OR DONATIONS: When you make a payment or contribution, any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. We do not retain your credit card information once the donation is processed online. Also, minors (individuals under the age of 18) are prohibited.
WE ASK THAT CHILDREN UNDER 18 DO NOT SUBMIT THEIR INFORMATION. In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) this site does not knowingly collect information from children. You must be at least 18 years old to sign up for email news or make an online credit card contribution. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children's Internet experience.
WE WILL NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Under no circumstance will we sell your information to third parties (including but not limited to commercial entities).
Under limited circumstances, we may disclose information voluntarily entered by users of this site for the use of our service providers. We also reserve the right to share information voluntarily entered by users of our site in the event that it is necessary to comply with any legal process including but not limited to court orders, and subpoenas. PROTECTING INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE VIA THIS SITE. We make every effort to protect your information from the moment you begin to enter your information to when it is stored on our secure servers. We use a secure socket layer (SSL) - with the highest level of encryption commercially available - on pages where Web site visitors make a secure online payments or donations using their credit card.
Strict security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of any and all information pertaining to this site. In addition, this site is run on servers located in a secure server location.
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES: Our site may contain links to other Web sites and servers. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of linked Web sites; nor should a link from this site be construed as an endorsement of that site's content, services or practices. Other sites have their own policies regarding privacy, should you choose to visit one of these sites you may want to review their policy.
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