Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board (Berwyn708) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and security. The following discloses our information collection and use practices for this website: www.berwyn-mental-health-board.com.
- Berwyn708 does not collect personally identifiable information about you other than what you freely share. We do log the IP address of every computer that visits our site as part of our normal site usage tracking.
- You have the option of entering personally-identifiable information about yourself as you interact with the website, including name, address, demographic data such as age and income, interests, etc. Berwyn708 uses this information to help us understand who our site users are and how we may better target and tailor our services.
- Berwyn708 does not share any of your personally-identifiable information outside the Berwyn708 organization. Berwyn708 and other Berwyn Township affiliates are expected to adhere to these same privacy practices in regards to your personal information.
- You contain full control over all information you share about yourself, and may remove or request removal of this information at any time.
- You retain full control over what types of e-mail communication you receive from Berwyn708, and may opt to discontinue e-mail correspondence at any time.
- You have the option to share personally identifiable information about yourself with other visitors to the Web site.
- Anytime you enter personally-identifiable information, not intended to be shared publicly, such as password, address, or credit card number, this information is sent to Berwyn708 over a secure connection.
- Berwyn708 uses generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us.
- The personal information we collect, how we collect it and how it is used
- How we use the information we collect
- Choice and opt-out
- What information we share and with whom
- How we protect the information we collect
- Changes to this Privacy Statement
- Contact Us
The Personal Information We Collect, How We Collect It And How It Is Used:
The Berwyn708 website does not collect any personally-identifiable information about our site visitors other than information that visitors freely enter.
The one exception to this is that, like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, computer operating system, Web browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.), Internet service provider, referring/exiting pages, date/time stamp, and clickstream data (i.e., which pages are visited, page load times, error messages, etc.). These log files are stored indefinitely and are analyzed to help us understand how our site is being used.
This information in and of itself is not sufficient to identify site visitors in any personal way. However, in the event that you experience difficulty using our website, we may use your IP address in connection with your personal information to perform troubleshooting. Also, in the event that criminal behavior is suspected, Berwyn708 may provide this information to law enforcement, who could potentially trace it back to you through your internet service provider.
A “cookie” is a small file that a website can place on your computer. If your Web browser accepts cookies, the Berwyn708 website places cookies when you visit. In order to sign in to the Berwyn708 website, you must accept cookies from Berwyn708. Cookies are used to present you with a better experience and to remember your preferences, such as Remember Me. Also, clicking the “Logout” link from the top of any page on the website other than the home page will remove your contact ID from your cookie, and will prevent others from using your sign-in account. Again, no personally-identifiable information is stored in the cookie itself, and the only purpose the cookie is used for is to track whether or not you are signed in as you move around the Berwyn708 website. You can remove Berwyn708’s cookie at any time by following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “Help” file.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs):
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web beacons/Web bugs) in many of our e-newsletters and other e-mail communications that help us measure the effectiveness of our efforts. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track which users have opened which e-mail messages. It is possible for us to tie the information provided by clear gifs to your personally-identifiable information, though we do not routinely do so. We are primarily interested in the aggregate effectiveness of our various e-communication efforts.
Many links within e-mail communications you receive from us, have a tracking ID at the end. This enables us to measure how often certain links are clicked on to gauge overall interest in the e-mail campaign. From e-mails, or from the website when you are signed in, it is possible for us to tie the information provided by tracking IDs to your personally-identifiable information, though we do not routinely do so. We are primarily interested in the aggregate effectiveness of our various online efforts.
How We Use The Information We Collect:
Berwyn708 does not share any personally identifiable information about you with anyone outside of Berwyn708. The information we collect is used internally to help us serve you better. You have the option to update, revise, or have deleted any personal information you have shared with Berwyn708. For specific information about how information is used, please see the section above.
When you request to be added to the e-mail list on the website, we will send you a confirmation e-mail to verify that you want to be on the list. We will occasionally send you information on special events, news, or opportunities. Out of respect for your privacy, we will never sell your e-mail to a third party.
If you subscribe to our e-newsletters, we will use your name and e-mail address to send it to you. Our e-newsletters may provide information on partner events. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option to unsubscribe.
c/o Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board
PO Box 497
Berwyn, IL 60402
What Information We Share and With Whom:
In the course of providing our services, Berwyn708 relies on certain trusted business partners to perform certain tasks, such as delivering e-communications. This involves transferring information about you in electronic form. Berwyn708 makes every effort to ensure the trustworthiness and best business practices of these partners. These agents and third parties are prohibited from using your personally-identifiable information for any other purpose.
Links to Other Sites:
This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Berwyn708. Please be aware that we, Berwyn708, are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally-identifiable information.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally-identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
How We Protect The Information We Collect:
Browsers and Internet Security:
Any time you enter or provide personal information on our website, we encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology. SSL protects information as it crosses the Internet. To support this technology, you need an SSL-capable browser.
You can tell if you are visiting a secure area within a website by looking at the lock or key symbol in your browser address window. If the address of the page begins with “https://”, it is secure. Occasionally, the page you enter data on may not be secure, but by submitting the information you activate a secure connection and thus your data is submitted securely.
If you need a strong encryption browser, you can go to the Microsoft website or the Netscape website to download the latest Internet Explorer or Navigator browser. We do not recommend the use of beta browser security.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Changes To This Privacy Statement:
c/o Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board
PO Box 497
Berwyn, IL 60402