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Privacy Policy

ARMA Houston Chapter respects the privacy and security of its members and  website visitors. The goal of the Chapter website is to provide members and site visitors with professional records and information management information, including contacts, resources and services. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") outlines the information the Chapter may collect from visitors to its website and how the Chapter may use and disclose that information.

We encourage you to read this Policy before using the website. Your use of the website signifies that you agree with all terms of this Policy, so please do not use our website if you disagree with any part of this Policy.

What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?

The Chapter may collect personal information about you (such as your name, telephone number and email address) that you provide voluntarily. You ordinarily are not required to register or provide personal information in order to access the Chapter website although certain sections of our website are available only to ARMA members registered with this Chapter. In addition, if you choose to contact us to ask a question, we will collect your personal information so that we can respond to your question. The Chapter may retain the personal information you provide. If you do not wish us to retain any personal information, do not provide it to us.

The Chapter website collects statistical information on the number of pages, visits and log-ons (requests made to the website hosting server). In the collection of such statistics, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are tallied to obtain the total count, but are not retained. Only aggregate information on site usage is provided to prospective advertisers or partners. Server log information such as IP address, time of visit and page(s) visited is used in aggregated form by the Chapter and may also be provided to potential advertisers.

When do we disclose the personal information we collect?

Except as provided herein, the Chapter will not sell or rent personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties.

We may disclose personal information you have provided through our websites to persons or companies that we retain to carry out activities for which you have registered or in which you have otherwise asked to participate. We will also disclose personal information if required by law, including compliance with warrants, subpoenas or other legal process.

The Chapter requires persons and companies to which it discloses personal information to restrict their use of such information to the purposes for which it has been provided by the Chapter and not to disclose that information to others. The Chapter cannot be responsible, however, for any damages caused by the failure of unaffiliated third parties to honor their privacy obligations to the Chapter. Similarly, the Chapter is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites that are linked to our websites.

The Chapter may employ outside technical assistance and services to provide Chapter members with the maximum web services available within Chapter resources. These services must have privacy and security policies in place that extend and continue this protection to member and site visitor information.

Credit card registration is provided by third party servicing companies. To learn more about Blue Pay and their data collection policies go to http://www.bluepay.com/.

How do we maintain the integrity of your member information?

The Chapter updates member information from the national registry. The Chapter provides a method for members to keep their personal information accurate, complete and current. You may review the information at any time and correct it as needed. Please review your information by going to the ARMA Houston website, Membership Information page for current procedures.

What other information do we collect?

  • When you access and interact with our website, we may collect certain information, which may include the type of Internet browser and operating system you are using, the pages and information you accessed on our site, the total time spent on our site, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. This data will not be used to identify you personally and will not be associated or correlated with any site visitor in a personally-identifiable manner.
  • Information placed automatically on your computer -- Cookies
  • When you view our website, we may store certain information on your computer. This information may be in the form of a small text file called a "cookie" and can help us improve your experience with our website in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. Notably, our websites use cookies to help understand which parts of our websites are most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus.

Where specific programs associated with our website require a user ID and password, you have the option of requesting that we save your user ID and password so that you will not have to re-enter that information the next time you access the website. This function is accomplished by the placement of a cookie.

With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Please be aware, however, that some features and programs of our websites may be unavailable to you if cookies are erased or blocked.

Some uses of cookies in connection with our websites may be under the control of unaffiliated entities that the Chapter retains for the management of certain programs and fulfillment of specific visitor/customer requests. The Chapter requires these entities to confine their use of cookies to the uses permitted by this Policy, but the Chapter cannot be responsible for third party uses of cookies.

Links to third party websites

  • Links to third party web material are provided as an enhancement to the information provided to members and site visitors. The Chapter makes no claim for the accuracy of third party information and provides the information solely as reference and based on relevance.

How can you ask questions about our Privacy Policy and access your personal information?

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at an email via Contact Us - Subject - Internet on ARMA Houston web site
OR
a written letter to
ARMA Houston Chapter,
Vice President of Communications
P.O. Box 1391, Houston, TX 77251-1391


Social Networking

ARMA Houston reserves the right to remove any posting or comment placed on the ARMA Houston website that is considered to be inappropriate.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is the sole authorized statement of the Chapter's practices with respect to the collection of personal information through the Chapter's website and the subsequent use and disclosure of such information. Any summaries of this Policy generated by third party software or otherwise shall have no legal effect, are in no way binding upon the Chapter, shall not be relied upon in substitute for this Policy, and neither supersede nor modify this Policy.

The Chapter may revise this Policy from time to time. You may want to bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version of this Policy. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by checking the "Last Revised" date* at the bottom of this page.


Ownership

Ownership of the contents and design of ARMA Houston Chapter website resides solely with the ARMA Houston Chapter. Materials such as articles and presentations are presented on the website or attached by link with the permission of the author / creator. Any reproduction of the material for any commercial purpose is prohibited. The responsibility for obtaining the consent of the author / creator for use of their materials is solely the requestor's and must be obtained prior to use.

Pictures, photographs and graphics in the ARMA Houston Photo Gallery shall not be used for any advertisement, brochure, commercial or personal purpose or any activity relating to the promotion or sale of any product or service. Pictures, photographs and graphics may not be cropped, copied or reproduced.

Photographs are displayed exclusively to provide added interest to Chapter communications. At any time, members may request the removal of pictures, photographs and/or graphics in which they appear, either by sending an email via Contact Us - Subject - Internet on ARMA Houston web site

OR
A written letter to:

Vice President of Communications
ARMA Houston Chapter
P.O. Box 1391
Houston, TX 77251-1391

The removal of requested items from the Photo Gallery will be processed within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt of request.

*Policy Revised November 23, 2012

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