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ECMC Group, Inc. owns this website: questionthequo.org (the "Website"). ECMC Group, Inc. respects the privacy of our users and the importance of the information entrusted to us (for more information about ECMC Group, Inc., please visit www.ecmc.org/group). This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and is designed to inform you of our policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of the information we may gather from you when you visit this Website ("Policy"). By using this Website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with any terms or practices described in this Policy or our Terms of Use, please exit from this Website.

Introduction

ECMC Group, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Policy only covers the Website questionthequo.org. It does not cover third-party sites that are linked to or from the Website. This Policy does not apply to other entities that we do not own or control or persons that are not our employees, agents or within our control. By accessing or using this Website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.

Information We Collect

We collect your personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us. You may always choose whether or not to provide this personal information.

Our primary goal in collecting the information described within is to provide you, the user, with a better experience on our Website. By knowing a little about each user, we are able to deliver better service and more relevant content to our Website users and visitors.

In addition to the information you voluntarily provide on our Website, we may also collect additional information automatically. See below under "

Cookies and other Automatic Data Collection Tools

When you interact with our Website, certain information about your use of the site is automatically collected. The tracking technologies employed when you use our Website may be first-party or third-party.

Like many websites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes to improve our Website and better serve our Website users. A "cookie" is a small file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive to remember your preferences. We may use cookies to track general, non-personal information about our users (e.g., pages viewed, time spent on our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website) for statistical and market research purposes. The information is collected on an aggregated and anonymous basis.

You have choices with respect to cookies. By activating the appropriate settings on your browser preferences, you may set your browser to reject all cookies. However, by doing so, it may prevent you from accessing certain features on our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that the browser will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

Avisan, is our third-party servicer, and as part of its hosting services it automatically logs certain information in its server log, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, along with a few other things. This information does not contain any personally-identifying information. Avisan may share this aggregated information with us and with certain trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website or conducting our business, so long as those parties agree to keep the information confidential. This information helps us to track users' movements around our site, to understand trends, and to test updates on various types of browsers and devices. We may also use cookies to collect information that tracks your use of our Website and enables us to customize our services. We may use this data in the aggregate to better understand the needs and interests of visitors to our Website.

Google Analytics, a third-party analytics provider, collects information about the use of our site. Google Analytics records things like the time of visit, pages visited, referring site details, the length of your visit, the type of web browser and operating system, document downloads, network location and IP address, clicks on videos and external websites, flash version, screen resolution, and screen color processing ability, along with a few other things. Google Analytics, however, does not identify individual users. Google Analytics may plant a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site. We use the reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and usage. You may read more about what methods and technologies are used by Google Analytics here. The information generated by Google Analytics is transmitted and stored by Google and will be subject to Google's privacy policy, which you may read about at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US. You may also opt out of Google Analytics tracking software by installing and using the browser plugin found here.

We also use Google Tag Manager, a tag management system offered by Google, Inc. to manage tags used for tracking and analytics on websites (including, for example, Google Analytics). Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used to measure traffic and visitor behavior and to test and optimize websites. Google Tag Manager ("GTM") only implements tags and does not itself process user's personal data. The GTM triggers other tags, which, in turn, may collect data under certain circumstances. You may read more about GTM here. GTM's privacy practices can be found here.

We do not share your information, including your personal information, to any third parties, (other than our affiliated companies) for any marketing purposes. If you believe a third party is misusing your personal information that you provided to us, please contact us right away.

Because an industry-standard "Do Not Track" protocol has not yet been established, our information collection practices on our Website will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy regardless of any "Do Not Track" signals that may be sent by certain browsers. As standards develop, however, we may revisit this issue and will update this notice if our practices change. For more information about "Do Not Track" signals, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.

How we use your information.

We use the information you provide, including any personal information, so that we may provide you with information or services that you request or that we believe will be beneficial to you. For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • customize the content you see on our Website;
  • facilitate your use of our Website or manage your preferences;
  • analyze the use of our Website to improve our web site and services;
  • identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our Website; and
  • to enforce our Terms of Use.

Sharing Practices

We do not sell or trade any personal information about our users, customers, consumers, or visitors to any third parties for marketing purposes. We may share your information with our employees, agents, and affiliated companies, with a business need to know; and our service providers, to process or use it for us based on our instructions and for no other purpose. We do not allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our Website. If you believe any third party is misusing the information you provided to us, please contact us via the contact information below.

Our Website may contain links to other websites, including some third-party social media sites and/or websites that provide you with additional venues where you can learn about or discuss the activities of ECMC Group. Please note, unless otherwise indicated, that we have no affiliation with any of these other websites that you may visit. These third-party websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, which you should read. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by other websites or other services or any other content or information on these other websites. You should exercise caution, and read the third-party privacy policies to understand how the third parties collect, process, share and store your information.

Disclosures Required by Law

We reserve the right, subject to applicable law, to disclose your information to third parties when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable law, court order, subpoena, or other legal process.

Your Choices

You may choose to:

  • Not provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or to use certain features of our Website; or
  • Delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features of our Website services may not function properly.

Storage Period

We will store information regarding you, including any personal information, until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, as otherwise required, or permitted by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal information until deletion is possible. We may dispose of any data in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. Please contact us if you would like more details regarding our retention periods for different categories of data.

Security

We have put in place appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information, including any personal information, that we collect online. While this Policy states our standard regarding information we collect and we will make every effort to meet them, we are not able to guarantee these standard. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of personal information. Accordingly, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of any personal information collected from Website users or visitors. You provide us with personal information at your own risk.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This Website may contain certain hyperlinks to other websites, including third-party social media sites, in which our name or logo may appear. However, this Policy does not apply to such third-party websites and we are not responsible for compliance with other websites' privacy policies or data collection practices. You should consult the respective privacy policies of those third-party websites. You should exercise caution, and read the third-party privacy policies carefully before providing any personal information to understand how the third parties collect, process, share and store your information.

California Privacy

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure, if any, of your personal information to a third party for the third party's direct marketing purposes. It is our policy, however, to not share or sell any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. If you have further questions or otherwise wish to make a request, please send an email to the address below.

International Users

If you are visiting this site from outside of the United States, your connection may be made through and to servers located in the United States. Your entries and information placed through our Website may be fully processed in and from the United States, and all information you provide may be processed and maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, however, you acknowledge that we will transfer your information to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it in the United States and as described in this Policy. By using this site, you authorize the export of your personal information to the United States and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. This Policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the United States, regardless of the location of any user.

Protection of Children's Privacy

We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in an online environment. Our Website is not intended for, nor designed to attract children under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to or on our Website. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about any person under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not use or provide any information on this Website or provide any personal information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information below and we will promptly address the issue.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use or share personal information, we will notify you by posting notice of the changes on our Website. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this Policy to check for any changes.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about our Website, this Policy, or our information practices, please contact us at:
ECMC Group
111 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
privacy@ecmc.org
1-800-276-0366, opt. 3