OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY This site is owned and operated by Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Chicago NeighborhoodInitiatives, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives GATHERS AND TRACKS
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
Information Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives derives its revenue mainly from advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our website user friendly and applicable to our markets. Under no circumstances does Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
USE OF INFORMATION
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.