Legal Privacy Policy


Preamble

The Gold Coast Area of Narcotics Anonymous operates its website on the following domains: gcna.co, gccna.co, goldcoastna.co, and goldcoastna.org.

Your privacy is critically important to us, and we are committed to protecting your privacy while visiting and using our website and/or web services. For this reason, we have established this website privacy policy which governs the collection and use of any information we may collect while operating our website. This policy is built on the following principles:

  • We do not ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with applicable law or law enforcement, to develop our website and web services, or to protect our rights.
  • We do not store your personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our website and/or one of our web services.

Information We Collect Automatically

Non-Personally-Identifying Information

Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We do not ask you for this information, as it is collected automatically by our servers and software as provided by your web browser. Our purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website.

Personally-Identifying Information

We collect potentially personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, time zone, and other geographical or locale data. We do not ask you for this information, as it is collected automatically by our web server and software as provided by your web browser.

We also collect other potentially personally-identifying information that is collected by Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. This website also implements other analytics features including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting which collects visitors demographic information such as your age, gender, and browsing interests. We do not ask you for this information, as it is collected automatically by Google Analytics as provided by your interaction with Google and its services.

Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

At any time, visitors may choose to prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser, or to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Aggregated Statistics

We may also collect statistics or other data about the behavior of visitors to our website, such as keywords or keyword phrases used to find our website through search engines, referrers, entry and exit pages, sessions, session durations, browser, operating system, network, visiting frequency and recency, benchmarking, and other non-personally-identifying information.

Information Provided By Users

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors choose to interact with our website or web services in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an email subscription to provide their email address. In any case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with us. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website or web service-related activities.

What We Do With The Information

How We Use This Information

We use this information to identify trends in the usage of our website and web services, to help us better understand our visitors and how they use our website and web services, to improve our website and web services, to aid in the continued design and development of our website and web services, to ensure the best overall user experience to our visitors, as well as to generate statistical data and reports which may be published for internal use only to measure and track the use of our website and web services.

If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just to keep you up to date with what's going on with our website or web services. We primarily use our website and web services to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

How Long Do We Keep This Information

Although we have no specific data retention policies, we reserve the right to keep information that we collect for an unlimited period of time unless otherwise required by law. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data, please email our Web Coordinator at webmaster@goldcoastna.org.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

We will never facilitate the merging of personally-identifying or potentially personally-identifying information with non-personally identifying information previously collected from Google Analytics features or other sources unless we have the prior affirmative (i.e. opt-in) consent to that merger from the user. We disclose personally-identifying and potentially personally-identifying information only to appropriate personnel that (i) need to know that information in order to process it or to provide services available through our website or, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using this website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will never rent or sell personally-identifying or potentially personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than our trusted servants, we disclose personally-identifying information and potentially personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protected the property or rights of the Gold Coast Area of Narcotics Anonymous, third parties, or the public at large. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of personally-identifying and potentially personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor 's computer, and that the visitor 's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We may use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website and/or web services, and their website access preferences. These cookies are not required for general site functionality, and you are not required to accept any cookies to use this site. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the caveat that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Security

Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers) by email or web form.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our privacy policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our privacy policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Notices

This privacy police was last updated June 30, 2015

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