Orange County Online, Inc. (OCO) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites. This privacy statement provides notice of the standards and terms under which OCO protects the privacy of information supplied by visitors to sites on the World Wide Web that are owned and operated by OCO, including but not limited to www.oco.net, www.oconline.com and www.oclinks.com. This privacy statement provides notice of our information collection practices and of the ways in which your information may be used. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to review this information.
What information does OCO collect and how is it used?
A. Personally-Identifiable Information:
OCO typically receives specific data about its website visitors only when such information is provided voluntarily, such as when our visitors request information, purchase or enroll for services, provide resume information for employment opportunities, or send us e-mail. Of course, some of these activities require that you give us information, such as when you make a purchase, use a credit card to pay for services, submit your resume, or request certain types of information. When you provide personally-identifiable information to OCO through one of our websites, it will be used to fulfill your specific request. OCO may use information you provide to inform you about additional services or changes to services and products offered by OCO. OCO will not, however, sell or trade your personally-identifiable information unless we are legally required to do so, or in the case of imminent physical harm to the visitor or others. On those OCO sites where you may provide OCO with credit card or other ordering information via the web, OCO protects and secures this information by employing commercially customary web-based security and encryption protocols, examples of which include Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Secure Electronic Transaction (SET). On those sites where you voluntarily offer any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like, OCO will treat that portion of the information as non-confidential and non-proprietary and, except as otherwise expressed in this privacy statement, OCO assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure.
B. Non Personally-Identifiable (Generic) Information:
In general, OCO gathers some generic information automatically. Generic information does NOT reveal the identity of the visitor. It usually includes information about the Internet address assigned to your computer, the number and frequency of visitors, and the OCO sites visited. OCO gathers this information for the limited purpose of determining customer service and website needs. We accomplish this by using certain technologies, including "cookies" (a technology that can be used to provide the visitor with tailored information about OCO services). OCO does not combine information collected in this way with any personally-identifiable information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and you can refuse it.
C. Your OCO Hosted Website, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and Third-Party Sites:
D. Exceptions and Limitations:
Notwithstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, OCO (i) cooperates fully with state, local, and federal officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communications transmitted to OCO) or purported unlawful activities of any user of the Service, and (ii) takes reasonable measures to protect its proprietary rights. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, OCO may be required to disclose personally identifiable information. In addition, OCO may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate OCO; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of OCO or others.