If you send us an electronic mail message with a question
or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form
that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable
information to respond to your request and analyze trends.
We collect some information that is used for analysis and statistical purposes that help us manage the VOLUNTEER WEST VIRGINIA site.
- Information that we collect for statistical purposes
We automatically collect electronically generated information about your visit
to our site, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet
protocol data. We collect this information about each user session from our user
logs, and refer to it in summary form for statistical purposes.
- Information that you provide us when using our interactive forms and functions
This information may include such things as name, address, telephone number, and
other personal and business data, depending on the particular service you use.
We collect only that data necessary to provide the service that you are
- Control of personal information
At any time, while accessing our site(s), any user, while online, may decline
participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e. survey, e-mail or
e-commerce). Your choice not to participate will in no way affect your ability
to use any other feature on our site(s). In online applications that ask for
personal information, you also are provided the option of canceling or
"clearing all fields" of information and terminating the application.
You also are provided an automatic way to "unsubscribe" to any
newsletters, notices, schedules, etc., sent to you automatically by E-mail in
our various contact services (listserves).
- Use of Database
In order for users to access the VOLUNTEER WEST VIRGINIA
database they must first open a free account by providing basic information and
describing how they will use the data, and they must agree to a usage agreement.
This allows staff to monitor usage and examine how the information is being used
to connect volunteers and organizations who use volunteers.
We do not use "persistent" cookies to collect permanent
information. We may use "persistent" cookies (which would reside on
the user’s computer) to increase ease of use. Such a cookie might contain the
user’s ID number, thereby relieving the user of having to always enter the
number. Under this circumstance we will only use a "persistent" cookie
when you give your permission.
We do use "non-persistent" cookies in applications (such as the
online volunteer application) that keep track of a user’s online session and
make it possible for you to complete a form or use a function, but this cookie
disappears when you finish filling out an application, or searching a database.
- Disclosure to third parties
As a governmental agency, we are governed by public records laws. Any information
that we receive through use of our site is subject to the same provisions as
information provided on paper. Otherwise, we do not share personal identifying
information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in
aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third
parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would
reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any
outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law
enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
- Links to Other Sites
Our Web site has links to the Web sites of other state and federal agencies. In a few cases,
we may link to private organizations, with their permission. Once you link to
If you believe that the West Virginia Commission for National and Community
Service or VOLUNTEER WEST VIRGINIA are using your personally identifiable information for a purpose other than
outlined in this privacy statement, you may contact us at Lisa.A.Tignor@wv.gov.