We take user privacy and data security seriously. This Privacy Policy has been drafted to ensure transparency and mutual trust between OCN and members of the communities OCN works for. It describes what kind of information OCN collects and how OCN may use that information to enhance the user’s experience of OCN, and to ensure that relevant content and ads are presented to you, the user. Collecting and using data to help relevant advertisers share information with you and other users keeps OCN, along with most other publicly available content, free and accessible to all. Throughout our collection and use of information, OCN remains strongly committed to your privacy and the security of all information collected.

OCN encourages you to read and understand this Privacy Policy before continuing use of OCN’s website. OCN also encourages you to read the privacy policies and statements at third party websites that OCN may link to. Such websites may have different policies that OCN is not responsible for.

“OCN” refers OurCommunityNow’s website, services, and social media pages. OCN is a trademark of PIN Business Network, Inc. (PIN), and this policy covers PIN and PIN’s parent company, which are Affiliates of OCN as defined by the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles.

Data Collection and Use
Collection – OCN may collect Data about users that is impersonal and cannot be used to identify an individual, such as your demographic or geographic information, IP address, or what kind of device you use to access OCN. OCN may also use Cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed on your hard disc by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses. Any Cookie on your hard disc is uniquely assigned to your hard disc and cannot be read by any web server other than a web server in a domain that issued the cookie. Cookies collect information about the user’s web browsing activities, but do not access personal or confidential information on your device.

Use – Through access to Data, OCN delivers relevant ads and content based on your web-browsing patterns, impersonal demographic information, and device use. OCN, without transferring Data to third parties, may use collected Data to help third party business partners make informed decisions about providing relevant ads across the internet. This is accomplished without transferring or copying Data to third parties. OCN may also use Data to streamline processes and allow for easier use of services when such services may include collecting information such as name or address by allowing auto-fill of such information.

Personal Information Collection and Use
Collection – OCN may collect your personal information if you share such information with OCN. Personal Information, such as your name, phone number, or email address, are unique to you and identify you. Personal Information may also be collected if you link to OCN or an Affiliate through social media or by linking your social media page(s) to OCN. OCN does not collect personal information that you do not explicitly share with OCN.

Use – OCN will only use your Personal Information to enhance the user’s experience of OCN and our Affiliate websites. As you consent to or as permitted by law, OCN may use your Personal Information to contact you about news, events, or opportunities relevant to you, or to operate any services you may have requested.

Sharing Data and Personal Information
OCN will never share, send, sell, or lease Data or Personal Information to any third party, unless required to do so by law or legal process, when doing so is necessary to protect and defend property rights of OCN, or under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of OCN users or the public. When such steps become necessary, OCN will take all reasonable steps to ensure that Data or Personal Information is only shared with necessary properties.

Security
OCN secures Data and Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure using industry-standard guidelines and best practices.

Children Under 13
OCN does not knowingly collect or solicit Data or Personal Information from individuals under the age of 13. Those under the age of 13 should only engage with OCN with parent or guardian permission and supervision.

User Content
OCN may allow you to provide content to OCN through content submission processes or through providing public comment on OCN’s websites or social media pages. All such content may be retained by OCN for as long as required for OCN’s ongoing operation, subject to state law, even after you discontinue use of OCN or terminate any connection to your social media pages that may exist. Such content may be disclosed to third parties.