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 Privacy and Security Notice

This is how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account).
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail containing personal information:

You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message requesting that information or records be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used solely for responding to requests for information.

Personal contact information you provide in our Classified Ads (currently unavailable) section is only used to provide a person a way to respond to your ad.

Personal information you provide in our Message Board  is used only to manage the board and is not provided to third parties. We recommend you avoid revealing personal information in the open message board and use pseudonyms. Your email address, if provided by you for any reason, will not be sold or provided to third parties for any reason. If you post your email address to the Message Board, you do that voluntarily. Use of the GCN message board is your choice. GCN is not responsible for your personal information obtained from this site illegally, such as by hackers, or by other means. Your choice to use or post to the GCN Message Board means you will comply with the Message Board rules.

For SITE MANAGEMENT, information  is collected for statistical purposes. Our computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For SITE SECURITY purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

NOTICE: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

GCN Katrina Survivor/Connector list: As in the statement above, we do not obtain identifying information when you access the GCN Survivor/Connector list unless you provide that information to us. Your use of the GCN Survivor/Connector Database is purely voluntary.  (added 9/16/05)

Updated: 7/14/04
Updated: 9/16/05
Updated 6/27/07