Because FWACAA values its visitors, we only collect the minimum amount of information necessary to serve our customers. For more details, refer to the “Information we collect” section of this policy.
We protect our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by any applicable U.S. federal laws and applicable Indiana statutes, including, but not limited to, the requirements of Indiana Code 5-14-3 (Chapter 3, Access to Public Records).
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Information we collect
FWACAA websites will collect no personal information about you when you visit its websites unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information by entering it in an online form, sending an e-mail, registering for an FWACAA subscription, participating in a contest or other promotion, or by performing an online service transaction using an assigned user ID and password. When you access our website, the routing or client information, and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below, is automatically collected. Your web browser software transmits most of this information to us; however, this information does not identify you personally. No other information is collected through our website except when you deliberately decide to send it to us. The information you might choose to send us is listed below as "optional information."
- Routing, or client information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
- Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
- Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our website.
- Optional information: when you send us an e-mail, your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail; when you fill out online forms, all the data you choose to fill in or confirm.
- Cookies: Our website does not place any "cookies" on your computer.
How the collected information is used
Routing information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing. We send the requested web page and the routing information to our Internet service provider or other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate format [or in a personalized manner] and helps us plan website improvements.
Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs or to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and it also allows us to plan website improvements.
We may keep your transaction routing information indefinitely. We do not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse our website. However, on rare occasions when a "hacker" attempts to breach computer security, logs of routing information are retained to permit a security investigation and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies. We use this transaction routing information primarily in a statistical summary type format to assess site content and server performance. For example we use this information to count how many people visit the site, identify the most popular pages visited, and the key words used to search for information. We may share this summary information with our business partners when needed.
Under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, any records in our possession at the time of a “Freedom of Information Request” might be subject to being inspected by, or disclosed to, members of the public. However, all identifiable confidential/personal information will be removed prior to releasing the routing information.
Choice to provide information
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website. However, our website will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website, but may prevent certain features from working.
If you choose to identify yourself by sending the FWACAA or one of its employees an e-mail, registering for a subscription, participating in a contest or other promotion, or by using online forms, some personal data may be collected; however, that data will only be used for limited purposes. All of these activities are purely voluntary. You will always have the option of whether to perform the transaction and provide this information. Failure to provide optional information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page will not be available to you.
Restrictions on Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
The use of personal information collected from our website is regulated in accordance with Indiana Code (IC) 5-14-3-3(f), which, in part, provides that "names and addresses may not be disclosed by [the FWACAA] to commercial entities for commercial purposes and may not be used by commercial entities for commercial purposes." We only share the personally identifiable information you give us with other companies, agencies, or people if:
- We have your consent to share the information;
- We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
- We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of FWACAA to provide a product or service to you. (Unless stated to the contrary, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to perform the contracted tasks);
- We are required to do so by law, subpoena, court order or legal process.