Privacy

Thanks to Weblogs at Harvard Law School
for their creative commons license
to use their privacy policy as a derivative.

IMG_3881Public Nature of Content Submitted to Blogs

The nature of blogging is to reach a public audience. Please be aware that any information that you submit to us whether through forms or email, including personally identifiable information within any public content fields, may be publicly displayed on the blog or on websites not within our control. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it in non-secure areas.

Forms and Content

To create a blog post, forum post, or comment, you may be required to submit an email address and other personal information such as a username. We may publicly display your username.  However, we will NOT display your email address.  Your email address may also be used to send you email bulletins if you subscribe to the blog. If there are problems with your content, we may contact you via email as well.

If you contribute content, such as discussion comments, to this blog, your contribution may be publicly displayed including personally identifiable information in all fields other than email address.

As the editors of a blog, we may establish a range of access restrictions to its content. The initial default setting for this blog is to disallow outside search engines, indexes and third party sites to scan the blog.  However, there is no guarantee that outside search engines will omit our blog from their searches.  In addition, users may create hyperlinks to blogs or specific posts, and may distribute it further via feeds.

Each time we update the blog, it may also send pings or feeds to sites that index or track its updates. These sites may publicly display a hyperlink to our site and the time that we updated it. Since our site publishes XML feeds to social media and RSS, content from or links to our site may be publicly displayed on third party sites.

Email bulletins that contain content from our site may be sent out to all subscribers to the CACSL blog and CACSL email list.

IP Addresses and Referrers

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to tailor site content and to format the site and software to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. We may use aggregate visitor data to prepare publicly displayed reports regarding the traffic on individual blogs, site popularity rankings, and referrers that visitors use to access individual blogs.

Cookies

If you visit our site, we may use session cookies while your browser is open, or while you are logged into our site. These cookies allow us to keep track of your username and password, so that you do not have to resubmit the information to log into your account. Always remember to log out of your site or account so that the computer’s other users cannot access your account.

Disclosure of Information to CACSL Steering Committee and Editorial Team and to Law Enforcement

Available log records, and all data stored on this blog may be accessed by our system administrators. The system administrators may produce these records and data to CACSL staff and leaders upon request or suspected violation of our terms of use. It is our policy to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of unlawful activity. If we receive a warrant or subpoena for user information, we may disclose requested records to law enforcement authorities or outside parties seeking information through the legal process.

Links to Independent Websites

This blog may link to independently run web sites outside of the communityservicelearning.ca domains.  CACSL is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Children’s Privacy

We will not knowingly collect personal information or authored content from children under 18 years old without verifiable parental consent.  However, we cannot prevent children from interacting with our blog because it is public and does not contain restricted content. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 18 who has become a member of our blog, has commented or submitted posts to our blog without your prior permission, or has used your email address to do the above, please contact our administrator to notify us if you wish to unsubscribe them or yourself or remove any comments or posts.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the general terms of use of the site, you may contact us.