Privacy

The web is a different place than when we first started a class website in 2006.  Privacy and data mining concerns have come to the fore since then. 

This website was developed using Class Creator (CC) (http://www.classcreator.com/).  They know that users have privacy concerns and have attempted to address them.

For those of you concerned about your privacy, we've gathered the following resources on this page to help you make decisions about the best way for you to partipate.  We of course want as many classmates to contribute as possible;  however, you have to feel comfortable doing so.

  1. The options we've selected and not selected to administer the CHS '65 site (the site)
  2. Your privacy options as a user of the site
  3. CC's Privacy Policy
  4. CC's FAQ "Questions About Privacy"

We welcome your feedback on any and all of these issues.  Click the Contact Us link at the left to send an e-mail or call.

Kate McDonald

1. CHS '65 Site:  Privacy Options

  • To prevent someone from falsely joining the site using an unregistered classmate name, new classmates are restricted to the public areas of the site until they have been verified by one of the administrators (Susan de Meules or Kate McDonald).
  • We have not password protected the entire site.  What this means is that your Profile information is indexable by search engines such as Google unless you restrict your information to registered classmates.  See the next section about your privacy options.
  • Although your private information--e-mail and mailing addresses and telephone number(s)--is never viewable by classmates or search engines, we did not upload this information from the class list. 

2. Your Privacy Options as a Site User

When you sign up as a classmate, there are three options at the bottom of your profile page as shown below.  To keep your Profile information from the search engines, check the first box.  To hide your contact information from classmates, uncheck the second box.

Note that your classmates can always e-mail you although your e-mail address will remain hidden.  If you e-mail a classmate, your e-mail address will display on the message.

 

If you do not want to use your primary e-mail address on the site, you could sign up for a free e-mail account and use that address to sign up on this site and to send and receive classmate messages.

3.  Class Creator's Privacy Policy

This is Class Creator's Privacy Policy.  You can view it at http://www.classcreator.com/privacy-policy.html if you prefer. 

Effective Date: November 1, 2007

The following Privacy Policy governs the online data collection practices of Class Creator. Specifically, it describes the types of information that we collect about you while you are using the Class Creator web site, and the methods in which we use this information.

As the web is a continually evolving medium, we may need to change our Privacy Policy at some time in the future. If we do we make changes we will update the "Effective Date" above to reflect the date of the changes. Your continued usage of the Class Creator system after we post any such changes will be considered as acceptance and agreement to the updated Privacy Policy terms.

What Information is Collected About Visitors?

The data that we collect about you while you are using the site falls into two basic categories:

1. Information You Provide to Us.

We may collect and store data that you voluntarily supply while using the Class Creator system. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up, information (such as your name or email address), information that you post on message boards on the site, and information contained in emails or questions that you submit to the Site. Should you decline to provide us with certain information while using the site it is possible you may not be able to use some or all of the features of the Class Creator system.

2. Information Automatically Collected.

We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Class Creator system. For example, we use a standard feature of browser software called "cookies." Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Class Creator system, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter information on some areas of the site, such as login and password information to access the system. Another example of information we might automatically collect as you use the Class Creator system is information about your computer’s connection to the Internet. This information allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the site.

How is this Information Used?

Class Creator respects your right to privacy. Class Creator collects information only for the purpose of creating your class web site and answering your questions. We may also use the information we collect from you while you are using the Class Creator system for other internal purposes, including using the information to customize features that appear on class web sites. We will not use personal information that we collect online from you while you are using the Class Creator system, nor will we use any information provided by classmates, to mail or email promotional offers (AKA spam). Your personal information and the personal information entered by your classmates will never be shared with other companies or organizations electronically or otherwise — period.

Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, In Memory forums, through email or web logs, etc. – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. Class Creator cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information.

Be aware that although we have not done so to date, we may release information about site visitors when release is appropriate to comply with an order of the law, or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Class Creator system.

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. Although not in our plans, in the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or our site is acquired by another company, information about our visitors may be among the transferred assets.

How To Make Changes to Your Information

Administrators and classmates alike can log into the system and update your personal information at any time.

Questions Regarding Privacy

For more information about Privacy and Security issues please read Questions About Passwords and Privacy in our FAQ section.  [CHS '65 Administrator note:  See number 4 below.)

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us, please contact us in writing at:

Class Creator
1300 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104