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