Privacy Policy

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on our Web site at http://www.TeachingtheHudsonValley.org/privacy. If you have questions please use our online Contact Form.

Teaching the Hudson Valley collects no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site.

What We Collect and Store Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com”) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  3. The date and time you access our site
  4. The pages you visit
  5. If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site. We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.

If You Send Us E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other employees or authorized partners who may be better able to help you.

If You Sign Up For Our E-Mail List or Become a Member

If you sign up for our e-mail list or become a member of THV.org you provide certain personal information such as your name and e-mail address. This information is used only to provide you with membership services and communication. You may cancel or manage your membership, including e-mail preferences, by logging in and editing your profile.

Cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is placed on the user’s computer (usually in the Web browser or on the hard drive) by THV when the user visits this Web site. The use of cookies is a standard practice among all Internet Web sites, and is necessary to enable the user and the Web site to interact smoothly and quickly. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to obtain personal information about a user.

The hardware and software used to access the THV’s Web site allow you to permit all, some, or no cookies to be placed or stored on your computer. You can also delete existing cookies at any time. If you do not allow cookies, you may encounter problems using the Web site, or may not be able to use the Web site at all.

What We Do and Don’t Disclose

Teaching the Hudson Valley does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our online visitors, members, or members of the public who send us e-mail, to third parties except as required by law.

Confidentiality & Integrity Of Personal Information Collected through the Web Site

Teaching the Hudson Valley is committed to protecting personal information collected through its Web site against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, Teaching the Hudson Valley shall limit access to personal information collected through this Web site to only those employees and authorized representatives who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees and authorized representatives who have access to this information shall be required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection

Pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Teaching the Hudson Valley shall not knowingly collect unnecessary personal information from children or create profiles of children through this Web site. However, the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail, e-mail sign up or membership sign up shall be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access.

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site has many links to other sites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.