what information do we collect?
We do not collect personal information automatically on people who browse our Web pages. Our web server does not automatically recognize or record information regarding the email address of the visitor. The referring domain and originating IP address are recorded for internal website management only. Some of our services do require personal information from the user. This information is supplied by the user, with the user’s consent and awareness, for purposes that are clearly described to the user at the time the information is supplied.
how is information used?
In general, if you supply us with your postal address online you will receive the information for which you provided us your address. If you supply us with your email address you will receive those alerts and newsletters that you have requested. If you supply us with any other information it will be used for the purposes stated at the time you supply the information.
From time to time there are issues and events that have large implications for child care and children’s programs in Maryland. At such times Maryland Family Network may send you relevant information via mail or email. All email communications from us will contain instructions for unsubscribing yourself from future communications. We may also use user information internally for our own program management and evaluation.
We do not share information with other organizations for commercial purposes. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.
If you choose to create a membership profile on our site you will have access to that profile to modify or delete it as you wish.
With respect to “cookies”, the only user cookies that we set are in the LOCATE: Child Care search and the Out of School Activities search. One cookie records acceptance of the search disclaimer. Another cookie holds the search target address. This information is saved for database reporting and management. No other personal information is recorded and the cookies are referenced only during the current session.
Maryland Family Network has reasonable website security measures in place to protect the information under our control from loss, misuse and alteration. We test and review our website security regularly. No security measures are perfect and Maryland Family Network cannot unconditionally guarantee that site information will never be misused.
This site contains links to other sites. Maryland Family Network is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these other web sites.
note for parents
This site does not contain materials that are pornographic, violent or bigoted. We strive to insure that the sites we link to meet the same standards. However, the sites we link to will themselves have links to other sites and so on. We cannot control the content of websites that are not our own and we cannot guarantee their content will be suitable for children. Parents should supervise their children’s Internet use in general and monitor for sites with mature topics.