Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Privacy Notice

The following notice applies to this web site, which is the Official Web Site for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM).

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Our Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used by CCM. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. By using the Site or obtaining any product or service through this Site, you agree to the collection of use of information as set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Site. We may from time to time update this Policy. We will notify you of changes to the Policy by posting the updated Policy on this page. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of the Policy.

Information Collected

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page from www.ccm-ct.org, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the www.ccm-ct.org site, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. (See also "Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?") We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an e-mail to us, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. From time to time, we may run surveys on our site where we may ask our visitors for contact information such as their name & email address. We use contact data from our surveys to send users information about CCM services as well. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No-Spam" policy. This means that we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations. CCM does not collect information for commercial marketing from this website.

CCM does occasionally provide mailing lists of municipal contact information to interested parties, but this information is not collected via the website, and is otherwise readily available to the public.

Members-Only Information on the Website

Some areas of the website are for the use of CCM members only. To access this information, it is necessary to log in using an assigned password. The login information (user, date and time) is recorded and used only to learn about the number of member visitors to our site.

Privacy Warning

Email is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this Internet address. CCM does not plan on divulging information collected or information disclosed voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under State or Federal law or pursuant to court order. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the CCM Network Administrator as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off of your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do not damage your system. By doing this, we can personalize your return visits. Your browser must be set to accept cookies in order for you to enjoy the benefits of being a registered user of the Site. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our Site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Security

CCM, the web site hosting company, and the manager of this web site have taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

Disclaimer

The CCM web site and materials may contain hypertext or links to other Internet web sites which are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed regularly by CCM. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor. When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the CCM web site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

CCM, its agencies, officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, availability, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. CCM and its web development company specifically disclaim any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the CCM web site, or from reliance upon any such information.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor. This site also provides users with the ability to remove their information from our contact database so as not to receive future communications by sending an email to kmaloney@ccm-ct.org, with the phrase "Remove From Email List" entered in to the subject line of the email.

You may submit this type of opt-out request by email or to the following mailing address:

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
Attention: Marketing Manager
900 Chapel Street, 9th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

In addition, we also allow you to decide whether you want to receive further marketing information from us. Please allow up to two weeks for your request to be processed.