AuxBWiki:Privacy policy

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The website – local website – is hosted by the USCGAUX RBS Outreach Department, using shared server space provided by the Auxiliary. This local website collects information through the “cookies” placed and used automatically by our open-source server-side software. Links to the software developer group, MediaWiki, which provides full technical information on the nature and contents of these cookies, appear on each section of the site. The local website is subject to the host’s policy, including the following conditions.

1. Information Ownership: The RBS Outreach Department is the sole owner of information collected on this site. No information will be sold, shared, or rented, in ways different than what is disclosed within this Privacy Policy statement. The RBS Outreach Department collects information from our users at several points on its website.

2. Information Security: All information gathered on the RBS Outreach Department site is stored and maintained in secure private facilities that limit access to authorized personnel only. Access authorization is strictly controlled. The RBS Outreach Department Web site is regularly tested to ensure that all information collected is secure from unauthorized viewing.

3. Links: The local site contains links to other external Web sites. If you decide to utilize any of the external links, you will be directed to a site which is not covered by our privacy policies. We recommend that you to read the privacy statements of these sites, since their policies may differ from ours. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on this Web site.

4. Log Files: The RBS Outreach Department's web server, maintained by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stores log files of the traffic that visits, or posts materials on this site. Log files are used to record data transmission loads and determine site utilization. Data collected on web site viewers are limited to the IP address, URL of the visited sites, and the number of bytes transferred. Users posting materials to a site will have their IP address, the posted URL, and the number of bytes transferred included in the log. This information is maintained under industry-standard security, and access is limited to authorized personnel.

5. Notification of Changes: If the privacy policies of this site change, a notification will be posted immediately on the local website homepage and/or the homepage. Information collected prior to the announcement of any policy change shall continue to be used in accordance with the applicable polices in effect when the information was collected.