Collection and Use of Information
If you visit our website, your web browser automatically sends us information. We may use “cookies” in order to gather information during your visit and customize this site for return visits. You are NOT required to accept any cookies to use this site. The web server that hosts The Collector’s Shelf website gathers certain information about the visit automatically in a standard log file. The FOLLOWING information IS RETAINED AND does not identify you personally:
- The internet service provider or ISP you use to access the website.
- The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain) from which you access the website.
- The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access the website.
- The Operating System you use to access the website. This also tracks if you are using a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone device.
- The Browser and Browser version you use to access the website.
- Which pages are being viewed and for how long.
- The date and time you access our site.
- Any banner advertisements that have been clicked on.
Information You Provide
Information collected from an application submitted online will be treated in the same manner as the information collected from an application submitted on a hard copy to The Collector’s Shelf. The information you disclose to The Collector’s Shelf will generally become a matter of public record pursuant to state law, which means that the agency may be required to divulge certain information in response to a public records request or in response to a warrant, subpoena, or other court order.
Please be assured that your personal information will be held in strictest confidence while The Collector’s Shelf processes your online transaction and it will not be shared, sold, or otherwise disseminated to any outside person or entity, except as required or authorized by law.
If you have further questions regarding how the The Collector’s Shelf will use the information you submit online, please contact The Collector’s Shelf via www.thecollectorsshelf.com/contact
Advertisements on the TheCollectorsShelf.com Website
The Collector’s Shelf website may display advertisements based on what the Campaign believes its users want to see. All advertisements will go through an approval process before they are posted to the website.
The Campaign will never share any information with our vendors that personally identifies you. Information shared with our vendors is as follows:
- How many times an ad was clicked
- How many times the ad was shown on a screen
- What pages the ad shows up on
- What browser type and version from which you access the website
- What operating system from which you access the website
- What type of device the ad was viewed on (desktop, tablet or mobile phone) from which you access the website
From time to time, depending on the vendor, we may show you ads based on your location (based on your current IP address), what your interests are (based on interest information you have provided the Campaign) or what your previous searches were.
Third Party Disclosure
Third party organizations may contract with The Collector’s Shelf to provide certain services available on the behalf of The Collector’s Shelf. Personal information collected through the web portal and/or over-the-counter may be provided to third party service providers to help the Campaign deliver services. The Campaign will take prudent steps to ensure that third-party organizations are obligated to secure and protect personal information on the Campaign’s behalf.
Information Collected from Children
Systems and Network Security
The Collector’s Shelf and its consultants, as developer and manager of The Collector’s Shelf website, have taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its computer systems and networks. These steps include, but are not limited to the security of transmitted data, security monitoring, auditing, and encryption of your information. Security methods and measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire The Collector’s Shelf website.
Other External Links Disclaimer
The Collector’s Shelf does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be inaccurate or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.
Notifications to the Public
In the event of a security breach of personal information and after relevant law enforcement agencies have determined that notifications to the public will not impede a criminal investigation or threaten state and/or national security, The Collector’s Shelf will notify its clients/recipients in the most expeditious manner possible that is in compliance with federal and state laws.
This policy may be updated or revised from time to time, so please check back with The Collector’s Shelf periodically in order to receive advance notice of any substantive changes to the manner in which the information you disclose on this website may be collected, used, or disseminated.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Collector’s Shelf prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of The Collector’s Shelf’s programs or activities, including its volunteer practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the The Collector’s Shelf at thecollectorsshelf.com/contact. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, or this document in an alternative format, by contacting The Collector’s Shelf as listed above. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange for accommodation.