Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At OCC we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, OCC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. OCC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, OCC will report to members using non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

OCC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, but only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to OCC websites choose to interact with OCC in ways that require OCC to gather personally-identifying information, namely our contact form. This is purely used to facilitate whatever the enquiry is.

Aggregated Statistics

OCC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, OCC may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. This is reported to members o occasion. However, OCC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

OCC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its members who (i) need to know that information in order to process it on OCC’s, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. OCC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its members, as described above, OCC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when OCC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of OCC, third parties or the public at large. OCC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. OCC uses cookies to help OCC identify and track visitors, their usage of OCC website, and their website access preferences. OCC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using OCC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, OCC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in OCC’s  sole discretion. OCC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.