PRIVACY STATEMENT
Victoria Adult Literacy Council


The Victoria Adult Literacy Council (VALC) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe online experience.  This Statement of Privacy applies to the Victoria Adult Literacy Council Web site and governs data collection.  By using the VALC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Victoria Adult Literacy Council collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.  It also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by VALC.  This information can include:  your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.  This information is used by VALC for the operation  of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the VALC Web site.

Linked Sites

The Victoria Adult Literacy Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link with from VALC.  If you should you click on a hypertext link that takes you to another site, the Victoria Adult Literacy Council is not responsible for the information collection practices and use at that other site.  In addition, when you initiate a transaction through such a link, the information you and we submit to such an entity to complete your transaction becomes subject to that entity’s privacy or information use policies.  VALC is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of such entities.

Information gathered by the Victoria Adult Literacy Council

You will need to provide certain information to obtain services or to complete transactions initiated by you through the site.  If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to provide those services or to complete those transactions.  Please keep in mind that the more optional fields you enter, enables VALC to provide enhanced products and/or services to you. (for example, using the “Donate Now” convenience through this site with a personal credit card.)

Use of your Personal Information

The Victoria Adult Literacy Council will not sell, reveal or share with unaffiliated third parties any of your personally identifiable information except in the following limited circumstances: if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VALC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VALC; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VALC, or the public.

No sensitive information is shared with a third party, especially in relation to race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Your information will be used only to improve VALC services; update site for efficiency; notify interested parties of our services and new opportunities or activities of VALC; ask for your participation of brief surveys; or generate statistical studies.

Information gathered when making a donation or pledge

To make a donation through the site, you may need to provide certain other information relevant to how you choose to contribute in order to complete your pledge/gift transaction. (eg. If you choose to give by credit card, you will be prompted to provide information such as your credit card number.) 

Security of your Personal Information

The information you provide, such as a credit card number, is in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.  It is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies

The Victoria Adult Literacy Council Web site uses “cookies” to provide a convenience feature to save you time and to simplify  the process of recording your personal information so that one may return to the VALC Web site and more easily retrieve past information.

Additional Information

If at any time you would like to be deactivated from the Victoria Adult Literacy information, or update your personal information, you may notify us by email or postal mail: valcsm@yahoo.com .  802 E. Crestwood, Victoria, TX 77901.

 


Victoria Adult Literacy Council
802 E. Crestwood Drive
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: (361) 582-4273
FAX: (361) 582-4348