Legal

Privacy:

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to Challenge Center

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to Challenge Center. This privacy statement describes Challenge Center’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the Challenge Center web site.  It applies to all “Challenge Center sites” – that is, all sites within the “challengecenter.org” domain name. You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to Challenge Center. By visiting the Challenge Center website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

What information does Challenge Center collect?

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the Challenge Center site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.  The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs.  These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain Challenge Center sites, order merchandise, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.  This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various Challenge Center databases.  If you are purchasing something on the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. 
For certain Challenge Center sites, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie.*  By setting this cookie, Challenge Center will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information.  This helps us to provide you with a better service.

Special note about information from children
Children should make sure their parents, or the adults who are caring for them, know they are participating in the Challenge Center sites and are providing this limited user information. 

What does Challenge Center do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “challengecenter.org” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the Challenge Center site and to improve the usefulness of the site.  It is not connected with any personal information.  However, if you have registered with Challenge Center in connection with any activity on the Challenge Center site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.

Personally identifiable information

Challenge Center may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you, and we also may provide the information to Challenge Center so they can contact you as well;
  • Manage and process your job application;
  • Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
  • “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?


Providing personal information on the Challenge Center web site is optional.  If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the Challenge Center site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchasing items, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.

Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant Challenge Center department. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can Contact Us for further information.

Security

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Challenge Center site to any third party without prior consent. Any information provided to Challenge Center by users of the Challenge Center site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. Challenge Center employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, Challenge Center assumes no responsibility for the security of information.
 

The Challenge Center site contains link to sites external to the challengecenter.org domain. Challenge Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted to this page.

Contact
For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please Contact Us.

* cookies: a Cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser.  It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles.  It is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  You can choose not to have cookies delivered by Challenge Center sites by changing your browser settings.  Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer.  To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, no the cookies sent by other sites.

Terms & Services:

Use of this website, www.challengecenter.org and all pages in this domain constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

Use of this web site, www.challengecenter.org and all pages in this domain (together, the "Challenge Center web site"), constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Challenge Center reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of Challenge Center's rights in the Challenge Center name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the "Content") of the Challenge Center web site.

The Challenge Center Name and Emblem
The Challenge Center name and emblem are the exclusive property of Challenge Center. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of Challenge Center.

The Challenge Center Web Site

The Challenge Center web site is provided by Challenge Center for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of anything more than a de minimis portion of the Content of the Challenge Center web site, or any use other than for personal or educational purposes, requires the express prior written permission of Challenge Center.

The Content of the Challenge Center web site is selected on the basis of Challenge Center's own criteria and in its own sole discretion. Challenge Center reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Challenge Center web site, including but not limited to these terms of use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.

The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of Challenge Center.

The Challenge Center disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the Challenge Center web site or the Content of the Challenge Center web site. The Challenge Center, members of their staff, and their contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the Challenge Center web site, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.

No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the Challenge Center web site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Other Web Sites

The Challenge Center web site may be linked to other web sites that are not under Challenge Center's control. Challenge Center provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by Challenge Center of any web site, product or service. Challenge Center does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such web sites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites.

Working Papers

The Challenge Center web site may contain Working Papers or discussion drafts of Challenge Center Policy Papers. Comments and responses are welcome, but these should in all cases be addressed directly to Challenge Center and not uploaded to the Challenge Center web site. These documents are provided by Challenge Center as a contribution to discussion on important issues affecting the disabled, and to assist Challenge Center by broadening and deepening the range of the consultations engaged in by the Organization. Such documents do not represent the Organization's definitive position on the issues covered and are not to be represented as such. Working papers may not be quoted or otherwise used outside the Challenge Center web site.

Interactive Parts of the Challenge Center Web Site
The Challenge Center web site may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities. The user agrees, when taking advantage of such facilities, not to do any of the following: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity); (b) publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; (c) upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents; (d) upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; (f) falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; (g) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters; or (h) download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. Challenge Center reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the Challenge Center web site without notice to the user.
Challenge Center accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the Challenge Center web site including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material.

If you have any questions about this please Contact Us.

 

Thank you.