Privacy Policy

FCS respects and values your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to protection of this information and will assure your privacy when registering for membership or other activities or events on the FCS website.

FCS has structured its website so that, in general, you may visit the site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If you provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), we will use it only to support your relationship with the FCS. We do not automatically collect internet tracking information.

Awareness

FCS provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What we collect

We may collect the following information when you visit the FCS website:

  • The type of browser and operating system on which that browser is operating
  • The pages that were visited and the date and time of that visit

We use this data to better understand how our site is navigated and to modify and improve the site. We do not use cookies (a small line of text stored with your web browser) on this site to track a visitor’s identification.

Information we collect when you register

If you register for FCS membership or for one of our events or other offerings through the FCS website, we will collect personal information that you voluntarily share with us. This information is transferred using secure encryption technology.

In addition to using this data for registration and entry into our database, we may use this information to contact you with email updates when new material is posted to the site. We will only contact you if you indicate that you want to be notified. If you want to change your status regarding this notification at a later time, you can either change it yourself on the website or contact us to change it.

We keep confidential any personal information that you provide to us. This information includes your name, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and only authorized people are able to access it. We do not share our registrants’ information with other institutions, except as may be required by law. However, your name may be published in a list of FCS members.

For membership registration and other events where a fee is charged and registrants can pay online, we ask for credit card information. These transactions are encrypted before transmission over the internet.

How we use it

FCS uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits, and to personalize our web site for you.

With respect to membership registration, the FCS uses your credit card information to automatically renew your annual membership with the FCS each year. You may opt out of the automatic renewal option by selecting the “Opt-Out” feature in the Membership section of the website as follows:

Log-in to MY ACCOUNT, choose DASHBOARD.

From DASHBOARD, select MEMBERSHIP.

That page will read:

  • Membership Status
  • Membership (OR Young Members Circle)
  • Your membership is due to expire on Jan 1, 20__.

Select the blue button labeled OPT-OUT.

Who we share it with

FCS will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other entities who are acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above. Such entities are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data.

Choice

FCS will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without your prior consent.

Security

FCS is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. As described above, we use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

Change in policy

As our internet site changes and grows, we may collect additional information or may use information in different ways. If our information practices change, we will modify this policy statement. When it does, we will post a notice on our home page to inform visitors of this change.

Links to other web sites

We provide links to other Web sites that may have privacy policies that are different from ours and not affiliated with the FCS. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of those sites.

Contact information

For questions regarding this Internet privacy policy, please contact the FCS at admin@thefcs.org.

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