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Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Hillsborough County ARES/RACES organization respects the privacy of every visitor to our website. Your privacy is a priority, and we go to great lengths to protect it. This Internet Site Privacy Policy explains our online information practices. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting our website ( you accept the practices described in this Policy.

Data Collection

Through our website, we offer convenient online access to our services and communicate with you about important opportunities and events. We will not collect personal information from you when you visit our website unless you provide the information to us voluntarily and knowingly.

  • Registering for a class or special event: When you register online for a class or special event, we may ask for your name and contact information.
  • Joining Hillsborough County ARES/RACES: When you join Hillsborough County ARES/RACES, we will ask you for your name, contact information and amateur radio license. We may ask for other data as well, depending on the volunteer activity.

How We Use Cookies

We use “cookies” and other technologies to enhance your online experience. A “cookie” can be either permanent (i.e., it remains on your computer until you delete it) or temporary (i.e., it lasts only until you close your browser). A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that can lead to website improvements. Cookies may also help us customize certain content on the website. Cookies and other similar technologies collect non-personal information about the user of a particular Internet Protocol (IP) address. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.

How We Use Your Information

The Hillsborough County ARES/RACES organization will never sell, trade, or share personal information about our members or financial donors with anyone else, nor will we send emails or mailings on behalf of other organizations.

If you provide the Hillsborough County ARES/RACES organization with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information in our programs and activities. We may enter your name into one of our databases so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request your assistance in time of crisis.

Note to Parents on our Privacy Policy

The Hillsborough County ARES/RACES organization welcomes children to learn more about the ARRL, Amateur Radio and our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through training programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage children to do this only with their parents’ knowledge, permission and supervision. For this reason, the Hillsborough County ARES/RACES organization follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau.

September 2014
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