Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to AIDS Outreach Center (AOC), its employees and affiliates. As a general policy, AOC does not collect any personal information on its websites that identify you or any demographic information about you.
This privacy statement describes AOC's policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information through the AOC web site.
1. WHAT INFORMATION DOES AOC COLLECT?
Normal web site usage
In general, you can browse the AOC site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.
Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain AOC sites, order a publication, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in a secure AOC database and mailing lists. If you are purchasing something using the web or making a donation, you may be asked to provide your credit card or wire transfer details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside AOC. Credit card information is not retained by AOC.
2. WHAT DOES AOC DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
Normal web site usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the "aoc.org" domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the AOC site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.
Personally identifiable information
AOC may use the personal information you provide to:
Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you;
Manage and process your job application;
Confirm your purchases, donations, and registrations on the site;
Obtain payment for purchases and/or donations made through the site (via credit card);
3. WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Providing personal information on the AOC site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the AOC site, but you may not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchase items, make donations, register for a newsletter or apply for a job.
4. WHAT IF I WANT TO OPT OUT AND CHANGE MY INFORMATION?
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by writing an email to http://www.aoc.org/contactus.asp explaining your situation.
5. WHAT ABOUT INFORMATION SECURITY?
All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.
The AOC site contains links to sites external to the AOC.org domain. AOC provides this service as a courtesy and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
6. OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
7. WEBSITE USAGE AGREEMENT
Use of this Site constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.
AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) maintains this web site (the "Site") as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site ("Users"). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. AOC is pleased to allow Users to visit the Site and download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") from the Site for User's personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell, create derivative works, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific material within this Site.
All rights reserved. The information in the various pages of the AOC website is issued for general distribution.
Extracts of the information in the website may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for research or private study but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of information in the website should be accompanied by an acknowledgement of AOC as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the article. Reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the website, or any use other than for educational or other non-commercial purposes, requires explicit, prior authorization in writing. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the Information Centre.
The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by AOC in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.
AOC does not warrant that the information contained in the website is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.
Materials provided on this site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
AOC specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such written Materials. AOC periodically includes additions, changes, improves, or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall AOC be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to resulted from use of this Site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. Use of this Site is at User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall AOC or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if AOC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
User specifically acknowledges and agrees that AOC is not liable for any conduct of any User.
This site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. AOC does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this site or other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall also be at your own risk. Neither AOC nor its affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, for any damages.
As a condition of use of this Site, User agrees to indemnify AOC and its affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out User's use of this Site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. If User is dissatisfied with any material on this Site or with any of terms and conditions of use of this Site, User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.
This Site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of AOC and AOC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. AOC provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by AOC.