As a district of The Boy Scouts of America, Old Ephraim district is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of its members and those who visit its Web site. At present, we collect no personal information online.
The information that follows explains the kinds of information this web site collects, how it is used, the conditions under which it is made available to third parties, how information is maintained, and our compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
The web server logs all connections. The type of information available is (1) your computer's IP address (more details later), (2) what kind of web browser accessing the server (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc), (3) what file your computer is obtaining (web page, picture), (4) in some cases additional information such as what version of software is on your computer (such as Windows 98) and a "referer" showing where you just came from, typically another web page or a search page.
No attempt is made to covertly or "quietly" collect personally identifiable information, nor are cookies or any other tracking technology used on this site. It is possible, of course, that sites you visit after visiting this site may utilize various tracking technologies.
Definition: IP Address is your Internet Protocol address. It identifies, usually on a temporary basis (the duration of your log-on to the internet), either your computer or the router to which your computer is connected. Only the ISP to whom you have authenticated (provided log-on password), and who issued you an IP address (temporary or permanent), can correlate IP address to actual customer.
The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of this Web site and the interests of those who use it. From the server logs it is possible to determine the volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain section of the site receives each month, and from the referer logs, we can discover which "search engines" have listed our web site.
Old Ephraim does not share personally identifiable information about its web site visitors with anyone. Since no personally identifiable information is collected at all, this is assured. But, if in the future we establish a method for you to communicate with the District, order materials or any other service that requires you to provide personally identifiable information, then this policy becomes effective.
Reports, statistics, and other analyses of aggregate anonymous information may be shared within the organization or provided to third parties at the sole discretion of the Boy Scouts of America. This information does not include any personally identifiable information.
Exception: the Boy Scouts of America reserves the right to use all information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or information systems.
Personally identifiable information is not maintained, except of course on webpages designed to display such information (rosters, directories). System log files are archived on CD-ROM for historical traffic pattern analysis or the above mentioned cooperation with law enforcement investigations of site abuse.