Thanks for visiting the Thunderbird ChalleNGe Program (TCP) website at thunderbird.org.
Technical Information Collected and How It Is Used
We do collect some technical information when you visit, in order to make your visit seamless. The following section explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our website.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse, read pages or download information on thunderbird.org, we automatically gather and store specific technical information about your visit. This information (listed below) never identifies who you are.
- The Internet Protocol address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol address to download the pages you request to your computer;
- The type of browser and operating system and the connection speed;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. TCP analyzes website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our sites. Website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse thunderbird.org.
E-mail and Surveys
If, during your visit to thunderbird.org, you participate in a survey, complete a form or send an e-mail to thunderbird.org, the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail Correspondence – The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Form Submission – The name, contact information, and content submitted in the form; and
- Surveys – Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with Oklahoma Open Records Law.
We use your provided e-mail address, physical address and/or phone number to respond appropriately. This may be to reply to you, compile information for a youth’s application, schedule a service to community project, to maintain mentor contact, to further improve our website, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used only for the purpose designated.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Personal Information and Choice
“Personal information” is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers, such as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. Domain names and Internet Protocol addresses are not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail, applying for admission to TCP, performing mentoring duties, or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of thunderbird.org.
If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record, once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying, if not protected by federal or state law.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information to the website as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a child under the age of 13, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. Seek guidance from your parents or guardians if you are under the age of 13.
If we decide to begin collecting personal information from children under the age of 13, we will notify parents that it is being requested, disclose the reasons for collecting it, and disclose our intended use of it. We will seek verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information. If we do collect such information, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their child’s information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child’s information. We will not provide personal information about children to third parties.
Use of Photographs and Video
TCP students may be the subject of photographs and other multimedia publicity and/or promotional materials, and as a TCP Cadet, he/she waives any rights, with regard to the Cadet’s picture or likeness, as well as any compensation for such exposure.
In the State of Oklahoma, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by State government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs: the privacy of individuals is included among these exceptions in both state and federal laws.
We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
In the event of a conflict between this TCP Privacy Notice and laws governing the disclosure of records, the applicable laws will control.
Customer Information for TCP
TCP will collect, retain and use business/personal information about its customers only when they volunteer to submit a pre-application, contact, mentor, or request for serve form. Business/personal information is only collected, retained, and used by TCP where essential (and allowed by law) to administer its business, and to communicate with and provide products, services and other opportunities to its customers. TCP reserves the right to retain all electronic correspondence (e-mail) and any information contained therein.
Subscriber information will not be sold or rented to any outside company or organization. TCP does not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third Party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See the Contact Information section below.
Choices About Cookies
The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of the TCP website, and we recommend that you set your web browser to accept cookies.
If you have further questions about cookies, the Computer Incident Advisory Capacity Unit that monitors computer problems for the U.S. Department of Energy issued a study on March 12, 1998 of the risks of cookies to users, titled Information Bulletin I-034: Internet Cookies. You can refuse the cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.
TCP is committed to ensuring the safety of the website and its users. This site has security measures in place to protect information that is under our control. The network infrastructure is protected by a firewall and traffic is monitored and logged both on the firewall and on the servers. All administrative activities are carried out over secure, encrypted links. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, nor as warranting a fail-proof security of information provided through thunderbird.org.
All materials on this website are copyrighted by TCP, unless otherwise indicated. TCP will not post copyrighted material without written permission from the appropriate parties. For permission to use any material from this site, please contact the Webmaster for TCP.
To offer comments about TCP’s Privacy Notice, or to request removal from our database(s), please contact us below:
501 South Elliott Street Bldg 313
Pryor, Ok 74361
This policy was last modified on 11/3/2020.