Orinda Hiking Club Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, operate our hiking Club, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of the Club.

If you ever have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact the webmaster or the Board of Directors President:

          Board of Directors     Ian Baird 925-254-1465   
         Webmaster Don Osias    925-567-3107

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates the above stated goals.
This Privacy Policy was last modified on December 14, 2013.

Orinda Hiking Club ("Club", "us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.orindahiking.org (the "Site"). The Site is also available at http://www.orindahiking.com. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only to respond to your inquiries, improve the Site and provide Club services to current members. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at OHC Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection And Use
While using our Site or becoming a Club Member, you may choose to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number ("Personal Information").

If you choose to interact with the Club's website in ways that require providing us with Personal Information, we will only collect such information as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the selected interaction. You can always refuse to supply personal information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain website-related activities.

If you enter your email address in a contact form on our Site to send a message to the Club or to any officer of the Club we will not save, store, distribute, or sell your email address, or use it for any purpose other than to respond to your inquiry.

Log Data
Like most website operators, the Club 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, the date and time of each visitor request, and other statistics. The Club’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the Club’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the Club may report these website statistics to its members in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Club also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for visitors, logged in users, and for logged in users posting photos or leaving comments in the Club's private photo gallery. The Club only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it discloses other Personal Information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

The Public portion of the Site does not use cookies of any type. The Members-Only portion of the site uses cookies to help restrict access to registered members and may use cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the site or return to a previously used page. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you block all cookies, you will not be able to access the Members-Only portion of the Site.

DoubleClick Cookie
Google uses cookies to serve ads on many websites. The Orinda Hiking Club Site does not host any ads or use Google DoubleClick cookies, or use any other third party cookies.

Do Not Track
We support the Do Not Track browser setting. Do Not Track (or DNT) is a preference you can set in your browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you.

For more details about Do Not Track, including how to enable or disable this preference, visit this Do Not Track webpage.

Orinda Hiking Club does not use Google Analytics or any other service to advertise to you in any way after you visit our Site. We use no first party cookies or third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to serve ads of any kind based on your past visits to our Site.

If you are a Club Member you may provide Personal Information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number, on the secure Members-Only portion of the Site . We may use the Personal Information you provide to send you Club Newsletters, hike and trip announcements, and other information about the Club that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions provided on the "My Account" page of the Members-Only Site.

The Personal Information you provide may be collected into a Club Roster. This Roster may be distributed to other Club Members, on request, in printed or digital form. You may opt out of having your contact information distributed to other Club Members by indicating this choice on your Member Account Page or by contacting the Club webmaster. The information you provide will still be used to send you the Club Newsletter and other Club announcements.

All photographs sent to the Club for display on the Site or for inclusion in any Club publications, whether printed, email, or other digital format, may be used by the Club without additional approval of the photographer or those members or guests appearing in the photographs. All Members and Guests attending Club events acknowledge that photos taken during Club events in which he/she appears may be posted on the Club's web site or published in the Club's Newsletter, or other publications, without his/her prior approval.

Compliance With Laws
Orinda Hiking Club will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Site.

Organizational Changes
If Orinda Hiking Club's organizational structure changes, your Personal Information may be subject to a different Privacy Policy. We will provide notice before your Personal Information becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To Other Sites
Our Site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Orinda Hiking Club has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy
Our Site does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
Orinda Hiking Club may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Site. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.