Town of Boston OARS is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology
that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy
applies to the Town of Boston OARS Web site and governs data collection and usage.
By using the Town of Boston OARS website, you consent to the data practices described
in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Town of Boston OARS collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail
address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Town of Boston OARS also
collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as
your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically
collected by Town of Boston OARS. This information can include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This
information is used by Town of Boston OARS for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use
of the Town of Boston OARS Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information
or personally sensitive data through Town of Boston OARS public message boards,
this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Town of Boston OARS
does not read any of your private online communications.
Town of Boston OARS encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites
you choose to link to from Town of Boston OARS so that you can understand how those
Web sites collect, use and share your information. Town of Boston OARS is not responsible
for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Town of Boston OARS
and Town of Boston OARS family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Town of Boston OARS collects and uses your personal information to operate the Town of Boston OARS
Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Town of Boston OARS also uses
your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services
available from Town of Boston OARS and its affiliates. Town of Boston OARS may also
contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services
or of potential new services that may be offered.
Town of Boston OARS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Town of Boston OARS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business
partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases,
your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone
number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Town of Boston OARS
may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send
you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All
such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to
provide these services to Town of Boston OARS, and they are required to maintain
the confidentiality of your information.
Town of Boston OARS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such
as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Town of Boston OARS keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within
Town of Boston OARS, in order to determine what Town of Boston OARS services are
the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising
within Town of Boston OARS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested
in a particular subject area.
Town of Boston OARS Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice,
only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on Town of Boston OARS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of Town of Boston OARS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of Town of Boston OARS, or the public.
The Town of Boston OARS Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online
experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the
domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save
you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned
to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Town of Boston OARS pages, or
register with Town of Boston OARS site or services, a cookie helps Town of Boston OARS
to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process
of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses,
and so on. When you return to the same Town of Boston OARS Web site, the information
you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Town of Boston OARS
features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of the Town of Boston OARS services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Town of Boston OARS secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. Town of Boston OARS secures the personally identifiable information
you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from
unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit
card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use
of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Town of Boston OARS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. Town of Boston OARS encourages you to periodically
review this Statement to be informed of how Town of Boston OARS is protecting your
Town of Boston OARS welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that Town of Boston OARS has not adhered to this Statement, please
contact Town of Boston OARS at email@example.com.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the