What personal information does eTown.org gather about its web site customers and members? How does it gather the information? And why?
Information you enter: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving your online experience, and communicating with you.
You provide information when you search, buy, register as a member, post messages to the bulletin board, join the mailing list or communicate with eTown.org via email, phone or otherwise. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, phone number, email address and musical interests; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including address and phone number; and content of bulletin board postings and e-mails to us.
Automatic information: We also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses eTown.org. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit Web sites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at eTown.org if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; and cookie number.
What are cookies, and why does eTown.org use them?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as storage of items in your Shopping Cart between visits.
The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of eTown.org’s coolest features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Does etown share the information it receives via eTown.org?
etown does not sell the information collected on its web site to any third parties. The information is used for etown business only. In addition to the uses mentioned above (i.e. responding to your requests, communicating with you and improving your online experience), etown also reserves the right to use information to protect etown and others (i.e. This includes releasing account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law, or exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.)
How secure is information about me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
Our system also encrypts the credit card number when it is being transmitted to eTown.org for processing.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
What choices do I have?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, but it can mean that you will not be able to access certain password-protected areas of the site or that you cannot order merchandise or make donations.
The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
In addition, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its web site, Site Seeing on the Internet.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit eTown.org, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Colorado. If you have any concern about privacy at eTown.org, please send us a thorough description to info@eTown.org, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly. This Notice will change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of use. You should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes.