Better Alamance | Privacy Policy

It's pretty simple.

Your privacy is critically important to us. The Better Alamance Project has a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • On the ideas.betteralamance.org site, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us via .

The Better Alamance Project operates several websites including www.betteralamance.org and ideas.betteralamance.org. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Better Alamance Project 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. Better Alamance Project’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Better Alamance Project’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Better Alamance Project may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Better Alamance Project also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Better Alamance Project 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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Better Alamance Project’s websites choose to interact with Better Alamance Project in ways that require Better Alamance Project to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Better Alamance Project gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Better Alamance Project collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Better Alamance Project. Better Alamance Project 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Better Alamance Project may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Better Alamance Project may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Better Alamance Project does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Better Alamance Project discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its personnel, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Better Alamance Project’s behalf or to provide services available at Better Alamance Project’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Better Alamance Project’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Better Alamance Project will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its personnel, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Better Alamance Project discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Better Alamance Project believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Better Alamance Project, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Better Alamance Project website and have supplied your email address, Better Alamance Project may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Better Alamance Project and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Better Alamance Project takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Better Alamance Project uses cookies to help Better Alamance Project identify and track visitors, their usage of Better Alamance Project website, and their website access preferences. Better Alamance Project visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Better Alamance Project’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Better Alamance Project’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Better Alamance Project may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Better Alamance Project’s sole discretion. Better Alamance Project encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


This policy originally adapted from a CC-licensed privacy policy developed by Automattic.