THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES TO ALL PAGES ON THIS WEB SITE WHOSE URL's BEGIN WITH http://www.socm.org/ or http://socm.org/ It is your responsibility to visit the web sites of any site or sites which may be linked to in any way and/or for any purpose from this web site to read their privacy policy.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES TO ALL VISITORS TO THIS WEB SITE. Persons under age 18 who visit this web site without parental supervision are also subject to this privacy policy.

COOKIES: Many websites, including this one, collect information about your computer, your email address, your IP address. This information is not usually of a personal nature, and is used primarily to collect web site usage statistics. A cookie is a small piece of computer code placed on your hard drive which is used to keep you logged in, to keep track of search criteria, or to monitor use. If you allow cookies to be placed on your computer, you are expressly giving permission for to use the information gathered from their use for our statistical records. The information collected is your ISP's address (NOT your e mail address), your type of browser, your type of operating system, the web site you were on when you linked to the SOCM web site, and whether you are a new visitor or a return visitor. If you have cookies blocked in your computer there may be parts of this web site that will not display properly on your monitor. By allowing cookies you are giving permission to collect, archive, retrieve, and use any information collected. Other web sites linked to from the SOCM web site may or may not reveal your information to other parties.

INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REFERRING E MAIL OR REFERRING URLS: If you send a friend an email from this site or if you send the url of one of our web pages to a friend, you must assume that some data is collected about your IP address or your email address and that of your friend. You must accept full responsibility for referring pages or email to a friend and agree to indemnify this site for any damage, intentional or unintentional that results from said referrals. If you use the card sending form or the donation form it is your responsibility to visit the web sites of those companies to view their privacy policies.

INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM VISITOR INTERACTION WITH BANNERS, AFFILIATES OR SITE ADVERTISERS: Visitors clicking on banners, linked web sites, forms not hosted by the SOCM web site or hyperlinked advertising appearing on this website must assume that information is being collected about them. This site is not responsible for the use of information collected in such a fashion. Visitors must assume that information will be collected and that cookies will usually be placed on their hard drive, SOCM does not have any control over what happens with this information, and we do not take any responsibility for the accuracy or content of any linked web site. SOCM is not responsible for downloads from third party web sites that contain viruses or worms or other computer code that causes their computer or software harm SOCM assumes no responsibility for the data that is garnered from the click itself or that any other linked web site collects.

VISITOR E MAIL INQUIRIES: Website visitors who wish to communicate with the website do so under the following conditions: (1) They give their permission for contact by the website; (2) They are subject to all provisions of this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM NEWSLETTER SIGN UPS: Your e mail address is confidential to SOCM. Your e mail address will be kept on the SOCM Mailing Lists until such time as you indicate, either by using the unsubscribe form or by sending a personal e mail, that you wished to be removed from the SOCM Newsletter list. At that time your name will deleted. The US Can Spam Act requires all newsletter owners to maintain records of anyone who has ever subscribed, and a separate and confidential record of past subscribers will be archived per requirements of this law.

If you sign up for newsletters or other offers through the card sending form it is your repsponsibility to visit those web sites to read their privacy policies. This web site has no control over anyone else's privacy policy or use of information collected.

MAKING A DONATION OR A PURCHASE: SOCM does not sell anything through this web site. If you make a donation to SOCM or a purchase from a linked web site, it is your responsibility to visit that other web site to read their privacy policy.

JOINING SOCM THROUGH THE WEB SITE: On very rare occasions SOCM will share its mailing list of members with other similar non profit organizations on a one time only use basis. This action is never taken without the approval of the SOCM Board, and each occasion must be discussed and voted on by the Board. If you do not want SOCM to share your name and address with any other organization you may specify that by sending an e mail or a letter to the SOCM office and your memership account will be flagged accordingly.