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Privacy Policy

At Computer CORE, we teach basic computer skills. One of the things we teach is about guarding your privacy on-line. It is important to look for privacy policies like this when you use a website. Privacy policies explain how each site collects, uses, communicates and discloses personal information. We are glad you have opened and are reading the privacy policy.

Computer CORE is using four forms on our website that you can fill out.  Each collects a certain amount of personal information, including your name, address, email address and phone number.  This information is necessary for us to start the enrollment process for you as a student or volunteer or to accept, and properly thank you for, any laptop donations.  We do not share or sell any of your personal data.

Once you fill out a preliminary form on-line, we will be in contact and may continue to collect further information from you.  This additional information will also be stored on a digital form, in a secure password protected file.  None of this information will be visible or accessible through the website – only the preliminary blank registration form.

If you click on the Donate button, you will see that we also use a software platform called DonorPerfect.  DonorPerfect provides its own privacy policy on the form.  In addition to not sharing or selling any of your personal data, we also do not see or store any credit or debit card information.  The information is encrypted through DonorPerfect.

Again, we protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Cookie Policy related to Google Analytics

Computer CORE has decided to use “Google Analytics” to find out more about how many people actually look at and use the website. Finding out this information helps us improve our service to you as students, volunteers, friends and donors. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to analyze and track use of the website, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. 

Again, at Computer CORE, we teach you to be careful what you click and we know you will be curious about accepting “cookies.” This is important, because Google Analytics also uses third-party vendors who may be learning other things about your web use.  Google Analytics allows this in part to cover their cost of providing customers with analysis of their websites.

By accessing our website, you are consenting to the use of cookies collection and use of some of your information by Google Analytics and third-party vendors with which Google does business. The data shared is not your personal data, but some information on your web searches for the purpose of on-line advertising. We encourage you to find out more about on-line advertising by clicking here.  We don’t endorse or vouch for this website, but provide it as an educational tool.

Another useful tool is this website: https://techterms.com.  Again, we don’t endorse or vouch for this website, but provide it as an educational tool.  The Tech Terms website has the following definition:  A “cookie” is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge).  Its purpose is to remember information about you, similar to a preference file created by a software application. While cookies serve many functions, their most common purpose is to store login information for a specific site. Some sites will save both your username and password in a cookie, while others will only save your username. Whenever you check a box that says, “Remember me on this computer,” the website will generate a login cookie once you successfully log in. Each time you revisit the website, you may only need to enter your password or you might not need to log in at all.

Cookies are also used to store user preferences for a specific site. For example, a search engine may store your search settings in a cookie. A news website may use a cookie to save a custom text size you select for viewing news articles. Financial websites sometimes use cookies to store recently viewed stock quotes. If a website needs to store a lot of personal information, it may use a cookie to remember who you are, but will load the information from the web server. This method, called “server side” storage, is often used when you create an account on a website.

Browser cookies come in two different flavors: “session” and “persistent.” Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when the browser is closed. These types of cookies are often used by e-commerce sites to store items placed in your shopping cart, and can serve many other purposes as well. Persistent cookies are designed to store data for an extended period of time. Each persistent cookie is created with an expiration date, which may be anywhere from a few days to several years in the future. Once the expiration date is reached, the cookie is automatically deleted. Persistent cookies are what allow websites to “remember you” for two weeks, one month, or any other amount of time.

Most web browsers save all cookies in a single file. This file is located in a different directory for each browser and is not meant to be opened manually. Fortunately, most browsers allow you to view your cookies in the browser preferences, typically within the “Privacy” or “Security” tab. Some browsers allow you to delete specific cookies or even prevent cookies from being created. While disallowing cookies in your browser may provide a higher level of privacy, it is not recommended since many websites require cookies to function properly.

NOTE: Since cookies are stored in a different location for each web browser, if you switch browsers, new cookies will need to be created.

Christensson, P. (2011, July 9). Cookie Definition. Retrieved 2020, Jun 2, from https://techterms.com

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these website Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

Disclaimer

The materials on Computer CORE’s website are provided “as is”. Computer CORE makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Computer CORE does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Limitations

In no event shall Computer CORE or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of use of Computer CORE’s website. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Computer CORE’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Computer CORE does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete, or current. Computer CORE may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. Computer CORE does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Links

Computer CORE has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Computer CORE of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Computer CORE may revise these terms of use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to Computer CORE’s website shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Revised June 2020