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Privacy Statement

Troop 194 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 Troop 194 site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Troop 194 site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Troop 194 collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Troop 194 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 Troop 194. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Troop 194 for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Troop 194 site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Troop 194 public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Troop 194 does not read any of your private online communications.

Troop 194 encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Troop 194 so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Troop 194 is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Troop 194 and Troop 194 family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Troop 194 collects and uses your personal information to operate the Troop 194 Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Troop 194 also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Troop 194 and its affiliates. Troop 194 may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Troop 194 does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Troop 194 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, Troop 194 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 Troop 194, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Troop 194 does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Troop 194 keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Troop 194, in order to determine what Troop 194 services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Troop 194 to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Troop 194 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 Troop 194 or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Troop 194; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Troop 194, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Troop 194 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 Troop 194 pages, or register with Troop 194 site or services, a cookie helps Troop 194 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 Troop 194 Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Troop 194 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 Troop 194 services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Troop 194 secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Troop 194 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

Troop 194 will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Troop 194 encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Troop 194 is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Troop 194 welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Troop 194 has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Troop 194 at tom.rose@cinci.rr.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.