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Privacy Information, Technical Information, and User Safety Prodecures

Our policies are very strict.

Your privacy is important to us. 1in6 wants all visitors to 1in6.org to feel as comfortable as possible using the site and its services.

Please read the Privacy Statement below, so that you will understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment. We describe the policy first in language that anyone can understand, then in greater detail and more technical terms.

Privacy Statement

Except as set forth in this section, 1in6 will never disclose personally-identifying information (“Personal Information”) to a third party. Any Personal Information provided to this website will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement, unless you are otherwise notified. 1in6 will never intentionally disclose any Personal Information about you as an individual and we will never give your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address to any third party without your permission, except as we discuss in this policy. Even so, we strongly discourage users from posting Personal Information on this website.

Personal Information you provide in order to borrow materials from this website’s Books & Films – Borrow or Buysection will be used only in connection with the operation of that section of the site and related site services such as the checking in/out and delivery of materials.

1in6 is committed to protecting your privacy. Accordingly, we will not release Personal Information except in the following circumstances: (i) where we believe we are required to release Personal Information to third parties to comply with a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order, and (ii) in special cases, such as to prevent physical harm to you or to others.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please exit the site immediately.

Details and Technical Information

Information Collection

1in6.org may collect statistics about behavior of website visitors in an aggregate form, but we do not request or collect any personally-identifying information from users as they browse our site. The only way such personally-identifying information comes into our possession is if you, the user, provide it to us, both voluntarily and knowingly.

Users may decide to borrow books from 1in6.org’s Books & Films – Borrow or Buy section. In that case, 1in6 necessarily requests a physical address or post office box to which the book can be sent. However, 1in6 does not require, or request, a real name or any other personally identifying information from those who wish to borrow books from 1in6.

Any Personal Information that is provided to us, despite our not having requested it (for example, an email address), is maintained in a secure environment, held in the strictest confidence, and never shared with a third party except as we discuss in this policy.

We do collect “aggregate information,” that is, general information on 1in6.org users such as overall traffic patterns, numbers of visits to certain pages, and the pages (of other websites) on which users clicked a link to access a 1in6.org webpage.

1in6 is able to collect such aggregate information, in part, by recording “IP addresses.” When your computer logs onto the internet, the network (of your cable or DSL provider, phone company, employer or school) that provides you with access to the internet assigns your computer an “internet protocol” number or “IP address.” The IP addresses are analyzed only in aggregate, with no connection ever made between you and your computer’s IP address.

Information Use

1in6 performs statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics. We do this in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the website. By “user behavior” we mean how users move from one page to another as they navigate 1in6.org. For example, if the first 1in6.org page that a user accesses is the home page, whether the user goes on to access additional pages and, if so, which ones, is user behavior that 1in6 analyzes – though only in the aggregate, never at the level of individual users.

By “user characteristics” we mean information that is not personally identifying, but that describes how users arrive at and navigate the website. (See “Information Collection, above.)

Cookies

“Cookies” are small text files that a website can place on the hard drive of users’ computers, which can be used to remember other pages you have visited during a particular “browsing session” and/or across several browsing sessions. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside of the website that he or she is visiting. 1in6.org uses cookies to help track user behavior on the 1in6.org website. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computer can refuse cookies in their browser. Disabling cookies may cause some 1in6.org functions to not function properly.

Privacy Policies of Sites with Links from 1in6.org

Some links on webpages of 1in6.org will take you to websites of other organizations or businesses (e.g., links to books sold on Amazon.com). Those websites and organizations have their own privacy policies, which may include long-term storage of your IP address and the “referring website” (i.e., 1in6.org), depositing cookies on your computer that record your browsing behavior across multiple sessions, etc.

Of course, this is true of any website you visit that has links to still other websites. If you have concerns about this issue, please read the privacy policies of the relevant organizations (which you can do before following any particular link).

User Safety Procedures

The following are precautions that you can take to make your computer/device as safe as possible so that your privacy is protected.

Cache and History Cleaning and Erasing Cookies

Once you have finished your visit to the 1in6 website or a 1in6 helpline or support group session, you may wish to clean your cache and history and erase the cookies on your computer or mobile device so that people are not able to go onto your computer/device and check up on what you have been doing. The following is step-by-step directions on how to clean the cache and history. The directions are operating system and browser specific so make sure to pay attention to the relevant information for your computer/device.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any reason to suspect that someone may be tracking your computer or mobile device usage, please think carefully about whether or not you will want to complete these privacy steps. If someone is tracking your usage, they may grow suspicious if all records of internet activity, call logs, etc. disappear.

WHAT IS THE CACHE?

The cache is an area of the hard disc where web pages are stored when a page is downloaded from the internet. It allows for recently viewed pages to be viewed more rapidly or even offline.

WHAT IS HISTORY?

The history is a list of the different URLs (or websites) you have visited. This is what fills in the URL line for you when you are returning to a website you have visited before. To see your history on a Mac, type Apple + Y. To see your history on a PC, type Control + H.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are storage files that collect personal information that you have provided to particular vendors on the internet (e.g., your name, address, phone number, things you have ordered, etc.). Only information you have provided is stored and cookies are used to speed up the interactive process when you are online with a vendor. For instance, when you go to Amazon.com you may notice that the advertisements seem to be relevant to your interests, that is because your reading and music preferences are stored in cookies, so that the web page can advertise specific deals that fit your taste.

CLEARING CACHE AND HISTORY

The steps for clearing Cache and History are browser-specific. Choose your browser to learn more about clearing cache and history.

  • Chrome Desktop
  • Chrome for iOS and Android
  • Firefox Desktop
  • Firefox for Android
  • Firefox for iOS
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari: From the menu bar click Safari. Choose Preferences. Click on the Privacytab. Click Remove All Website Data…. Click Remove Now.
  • Safari (iOS): Go to Settings > Safari. Scroll to the bottom and choose Clear History and Website Data. Confirm you want to do this by tapping Clear History and Data of Safari.

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM KEYSTROKE LOGGING

Keystroke logging is when someone has installed hardware or software onto your computer/device that tracks all typing that you do. This means that they can trace everything you do on your computer/device from what you type to tracking down usernames and passwords. For obvious reasons this is a dangerous and aggressive form of tracking and can be a difficult thing to trace. For more information on how to see if you have keystroke logging, and what possible options are for removal visit the following article: How To Find Out If You Have A Keylogger Installed On Your Computer .

Finding A Safe Computer

If other people can access your computer, please take a moment to think about whether your computer is safe. This is particularly important if the person abusing you may have access to your computer.

If you have any reason to think that your computer may not be safe due to Spyware, Keystroke Logging, Viruses, or someone monitoring your computer use in some other way, please consider finding a safer computer in your area and accessing the 1in6 helpline from there.

If you need help finding a safer computer, try these places:

Find your local library:

  • Library Locator can help you to find a local public library that may have computers with free internet access.
  • PublicLibraries.com can help you to find a local public library that may have computers with free internet access.

Find a community computer center: