HacDC Amateur Radio Club (“W3HAC”) operates http://w3hac.org/. Our policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while using our website.
Like most website operators, W3HAC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. From time to time, W3HAC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
W3HAC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. W3HAC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with W3HAC in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that W3HAC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with us are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, W3HAC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. W3HAC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
W3HAC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, we may monitor the most popular posts on W3HAC.org and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, W3HAC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
W3HAC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, W3HAC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of W3HAC, third parties or the public at large. W3HAC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If W3HAC, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of W3HAC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.