"Site" refers to this Internet web site (http://www.chesbay.us) and its related services. "You" or "User" refers to a registered user of this Site. "The Commission," "We," or "Us" refer to Chesapeake Bay Commission.
This Site contains links to other sites
Chesapeake Bay Commission is not responsible for the privacy practices of the content of any other Web sites to which We link or to which We are linked. We encourage You to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any web site.
Member Community Work Space
This area of the Site is for the benefit of Users. The private and shared Member Community areas of the Site help to facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information. The information contained in member work spaces shared between Users and Chesapeake Bay Commission is not used for any purposes other than to facilitate communication and the exchange of information between the parties involved.
Information We Gather.
We may collect and store information that specifically identifies You or your account ("Personally Identifiable Information"). The required information may include your User ID, password, first name, last name, business name, address, city, state, zip/postal code, phone, fax, email and web site address. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from You, to help us to tailor the Site for You and deliver personalized information to You.
Online Surveys and Contests
Chesapeake Bay Commission may conduct online user surveys to collect information about our Users preferences. These surveys are optional and if You choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may use surveys qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address.
Automatically Gathered Information
Your Public Profile
As part of registration, You may be required to provide contact information such as name, address, city, state, zip, phone, fax and email address, some of which can be displayed to other users of our service in an effort to simplify communication between members.
How We Use Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information for our own internal purposes including contacting You via email to inform You about updates to our services and providing You with other information that we deem necessary. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We do not rent or sell our Users Personally Identifiable Information to third parties.
At this time we do not display banner advertising on our site, but we may send You email communications including information that we think may be of interest to You. You may opt out of receiving these promotional email communications, either when You register to become a Member, or at any time thereafter by contacting us.
Demographic Information, Surveys and Contests
The demographic information that Chesapeake Bay Commission collects in the registration process and through online surveys may be used to help us improve our services to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to You about our services. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
Comments Submitted by Users
Chesapeake Bay Commission constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services We provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage You to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing Us with any thoughts or comments You might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments by contacting us. If You provide this information, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.
We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personally Identifiable Information securely in our files and systems. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.
How We Respond To Browser Do Not Track Requests
Chesapeake Bay Commission and other parties not affiliated with us may collect Personally Identifiable Information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website or the services offered on our website. Industry standards regarding how to handle “Do Not Track” requests from web browsers are still evolving and there is currently no set of industry standards for handling such requests. As such we may not separately respond to or take any action with respect to a “do not track” configuration set in your internet browser. At this time, we do not have any protocol in place that allows you to opt-out of internet tracking. If you have any questions regarding our internet tracking methods please contact us.
Terminating Your Membership
We save your Personally Identifiable Information until your membership with us is terminated. To terminate your membership, contact us. If You terminate your membership, your Personally Identifiable Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personally Identifiable Information may remain on our archived database and records for a reasonable time as residual information. We will not use this residual information. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement.
Correcting/Updating Your Information
To correct and/or update your information, please contact us.
If You have any questions about this Privacy Agreement or the practices of this Site, you may contact us at:
Chesapeake Bay Commission
60 West Street, Suite 406
Annapolis, MD 21401