Security and privacy
This document describes how the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps VISTA (VISTA), and the VISTA Campus (Campus) will handle information that we learn about you from your visit to VISTA Campus website. The information we receive depends on what you do when visiting the site. It can be categorized as anonymous information (which cannot be tied back to you as an individual) or personally identifiable information (which tells us specifically who you are, for example, your name, phone number, email or postal address).
Information in these two categories is collected and used as follows:
Enter Campus as Guest
If you browse through VISTA Campus website, we collect and store only the following anonymous information: (1) the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; (2) the date and time you access our site; and (3) the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
Create New Account on Campus
If you choose to create a new account, we will collect personally identifiable information from you, including your name, email address, city and state of service, as well as information about your VISTA service. This information will be used to verify your involvement with VISTA, and your usage of the Campus.
We use Google Analytics to understand and improve the site’s usage. The information collected consists of site links navigated to and from within the VISTA Campus site. This information is shared with VISTA program management in aggregate form. The data is held within the Google Analytics system for 26 months and used for reports aimed at improving site performance and usability. Google Analytics uses a Tier 2 – multi-session without PII persistent cookie as defined by Office of Management and Budget M-10-22. Cookies are enabled by default for ease of use.
Please visit http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml for details on how to decline cookies; you will still be able to access the website.
Send Us an Email
If you send us an email to request further information or ask for assistance, we collect your e-mail address and the domain and Internet address from which the email was sent. Your email address is not shared with any outside parties.
Any information that we collect may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy in the face of any required disclosure. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us.