TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1: CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
This part describes the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. adherence to the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The law is administered by the Federal Trade Commission. For additional information on protecting your children on the Internet, please visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children%27s-privacy
This part describes limitations and restrictions in using this web site.
PART 3: PRIVACY STATEMENT
This part describes the policy and laws applicable to how we use the information you provide to us through this web site.
PART 1: CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
The HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC, does not use heartgalleryalabama.com as a commercial web site or to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13 years.
This site is owned, controlled, and published by the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC.
The HEART GALLERIES data/materials on this web site are not copyrighted. HEART GALLERIES data/materials on this web site may be used and redistributed without permission from the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. The term “data/materials” is also called “materials” or information” herein.
Distribution of these pages on the Internet does not constitute consent to any use of this material for commercial redistribution either via the Internet or using some other form of hypertext distribution. Links to this web site are welcome.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in the site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting programs and services of the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. This web site and the computer system of the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., are provided as service to the citizens of the state of Alabama. The HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. makes no representation that materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
The information and descriptions of public records on this site do not substitute for the official documents and records maintained by the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. No claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this web site are made.
Information on this site is subject to change or correction at any time without prior notice. We welcome your corrections of any errors or general comments on the usefulness of this web site. You may report errors and make comments by [email link] or to [ name and insert phone number.]
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this web site or the computer system of the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA INC, is prohibited.
Communications made through email and messaging system links contained on this site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC, or any of its officers, employees, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., where notice is required by any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.
This agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Alabama, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.
PART 3: PRIVACY STATEMENT
IF YOU VISIT THIS WEB SITE TO BROWSE, READ, OR DOWNLOAD INFORMATION:
We may collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com or usf.edu); the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; screen resolutions, and other hardware related items that help us make our site more accessible. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information unless you specifically provide that information to us.
In addition, we may gather information regarding the volume and timing of access to our web site by collecting information on the date, time and website pages accessed by visitors to the website. We do this so that we can improve the content of our website and this information is not shared with other people or organizations except as may be required by the Alabama Open Records Law, § 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and individual visitor’s personal information is not identified.
If this information is obtained, it is used to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF BY SENDING US AN EMAIL OR WHEN USING OUR SECURE ONLINE FORMS, IF ANY:
We use personally-identifying information from users of this web site to help the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., carry out and inform the public about our mission to assist children and families.
Information you send to us by email or inserted into forms may be entered into our database to make it available to staff and, if requested, to members of the public in accordance with the Alabama Open Records Law, (see below). We also may share it with a wide variety of other government and private agencies who either request the information for their own purposes or who are engaged in social service activities involving children and families.
Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Alabama’s archiving laws, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or other government agencies, unless permitted to do so by state or federal law or by your specific permission.
In addition, when you submit an email or a form, you may be contacted by the representatives of the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC.
NOTIFICATION THAT INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE BECOMES PUBLIC INFORMATION
Any information provided by you to the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. or that we obtain about your access to this site, including but not limited to emails, forms, feedback, questions, comments, and suggestions becomes a public record upon its receipt by the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. The information you provide is subject to inspection and copying pursuant to the Alabama Open Records Law, § 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975 Alabama Statues, or other applicable law. The HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC. has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and is free to reproduce, use, and disclose the information to others without your consent and without limitation, except as authorized in the Alabama Open Records Law, § 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, or other applicable law. Additionally, the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC is free to use any ideas, concepts, etc. contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, except as may be restricted by any copyright or other intellectual property law.
IF YOU WANT TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT YOU THAT MAY BE IN OUR RECORDS:
You may make a public records request for Alabama Open Records Law, § 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975 but the public records law does not require the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., to index or catalog public records by the name of individuals or entities. Further, the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., does not index or catalog all public records by an individual’s or an entity’s name. Thus, you must request specific records if you want to know if those particular records contain information you provided to us.
If a HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., program or activity is subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 which provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records, then the HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., will comply with those requirements.
RISKS OF INTERNET USE
The HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., has not screened each individual or organization that may appear on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. The appearance of an individual organization on this site is not intended as nor in any manner serves as an endorsement of that individual or organization or any products or services identified on the individual’s or organization’s site. The HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., does not warrant either expressly or by implication any individual, organization, product or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. There are risks in using any information, software, services or products found on the Internet. The HEART GALLERY OF ALABAMA, INC., cautions you to make sure that you completely understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet.
Here’s what you should know about the security of the information you provide to us:
We may use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored offline, subject to the requirements of the Alabama Open Records Law, § 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975.
If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information you may prefer not to use email and provide the information by postal mail or telephone.