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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (“OCASG”) respects the privacy of information that we obtain from visitors to this Website. This Privacy Policy explains information we may collect from you, how we may use or disclose that information and other related matters. 

Changes to Privacy Policy

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. OCASG reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting a revised policy on this Website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

What Information We Collect

Our OCASG application form requires users to give us information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), mailing address, diagnosis (Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism or PDD-NOS), interests, and other personally identifiable information.  

We may collect an IP address from all visitors to this Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer this Website, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in helping us improve this Website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Payments of dues or donations are made through PayPal. OCASG does not have access to or store users’ financial information, including credit card numbers.  

Use & Disclosure of Information

This information is used to evaluate and confirm qualification for OCASG membership and to allow us to contact applicants. 

We do not disclose any personally identifiable information about you to any third parties except under the following circumstances:

  • We will provide your information to a third party with your consent. 
  • We may use a third-party service provider to assist with sending information by email, mail or other means. In our contracts with these providers, we have them agree that they will not retain, share, store or use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than as stated in the contract. 
  • We may need to disclose your personally identifiable information when required by law or if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect our rights or property, to comply with a court order or subpoena, to cooperate with investigations by law enforcement or regulatory authorities or to participate in or cooperate with a judicial proceeding.  

Use of "Cookies"

This Website may use cookies to enhance your experience. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that site and are used for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as, saving your passwords and personal preferences regarding your use of the particular site, and making sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set up to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of this Website will not function properly when you view them. 

Security

All information provided to OCASG is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble data before you send it to us. Your account information is only accessible by certain qualified volunteers or employees of OCASG. Unfortunately however, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Third Party Privacy Policies 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other third party sites that may be reached through links provided in this Website for your convenience. You should contact such third party sites directly for information regarding their privacy policies. 

In particular, Meetup and Yahoo Groups are third party sites with their own privacy policies. Visitors to the OCASG Meetup site and OCASG Yahoo Discussion Board are encouraged to read those separate privacy policies. OCASG is not responsible for the policies of Meetup or Yahoo Groups.

Talent Release

If required, the following is a link to the OCASG Talent Depiction Release form: Link to OCASG Talent Release Form.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions or suggestions you might have regarding this Privacy Policy or any information provided on this site. 

The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group
P.O. Box 17785
Irvine, CA 92623-7785

You can also contact the Webmaster by clicking here.

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