Online Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the online privacy practices for Mainstay, Inc.

Information Collection and Use

Mainstay, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Mainstay, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

Web Site Donations

In order to make an online contribution through our secure server and pay through PayPal, users are required to give their contact information (name, e-mail address, address, phone number, and total donation). It is optional for the user to provide additional information (in honor of, in memory of, etc.). This information is used in our donation database to be able to send acknowledgements, mail newsletters and letters.

Web Site Race Registration

In order to register for the Mountain Medley, users must first complete the registration form on our secure server and pay through PayPal. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (name, e-mail address, address, phone number, event, size, age, gender, emergency contact information, and total payment). It is optional for the user to provide information (guardian contact information, donation amount, etc.). This information is used in the race registration database, or to contact users if there is a problem with the registration. Contact information may only be shared with other race directors.

Web Statistics and Cookies

Mainstay uses Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors engage with our website. The cookie is used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. The information which is collected is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Users have the option of disabling or not accepting cookies by changing the preferences on their browsers. Different browsers have different cookie settings.

Alternatively, several browsers now offer Private Browsing:

- Internet Explorer 8 features InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Fltering options. Using InPrivate Browsing mode, no cookies or histories are stored within the InPrivate Browsing session.

Using InPrivate Filtering, third-party content such as Google Analytics will be blocked. These features can be accessed by using the Safety Option on the upper right side of the browser window.

- Firefox 3.5 has a similar Private Browsing mode, where cookies and other browsing information not stored. This can be accessed from Tools > Start Private Browsing.

- Safari versions 3 and 4 offer a Private Browsing mode, under the Safari menu.

- Other techniques may be available for different versions of popular browsers that may not be defined in this statement. Using a simple browser search term like *"blocking cookies and Javascript" will yield a variety of results that can help you customize your privacy settings for your particular needs.

Sharing

Mainstay will share aggregated demographic information with our grant administrators. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We only share this information so that we can secure funding to continue providing services.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Mainstay, Inc. does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information, and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Updates

We may also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements that contain important information about the service. We communicate with users to provide requested services and to discuss issues relating to their accounts via e-mail or phone.

Newsletters Opt-in

Our users may "opt-in" to online newsletters by contacting us by e-mail. Mainstay sends e-mails to newsletter subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from mailings or updates, please e-mail info@mainstayhelp.org.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.
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