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Privacy Policy

By accessing or using the GCCA.NET or chicagocichlid.com Web site, you agree to the terms of the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association (GCCA) Online Privacy Policy, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site. GCCA reserves the right to change the Online Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of this site will be subject to the most current version of the Online Privacy Policy at the time of such use.

Collection of personal information

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as participating in our Auction or Meeting Notice email notifiers, Classified Ad section, GCCA Forum, GCCA Swap Meet registration or GCCA Auction registration or downloading materials, GCCA may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, GCCA may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, telephone number, and other personal identifying information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

How your personal information is used

GCCA collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. The information that you provide is also used as part of our effort to keep you informed about or allow you to participate in GCCA activities, events and special offers.

GCCA does not sell, loan or rent your personal information to commercial entities such as pet stores, on-line pet merchants or other tropical fish related commercial enterprises. GCCA may, from time to time, inform you of other cichlid and tropical fish hobby related activities sponsored by other tropical fish clubs and not-for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Protection of your personal information

The personal information that you provide in connection with our webiste is classified as Personal Information. GCCA uses industry practices consistent with other tropical fish clubs.

Use of cookies
When you visit GCCA.NET, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site and facilitate the use of our Classified Ad Management system, Forum and other website systems, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)

While GCCA uses cookies to track your visit to GCCA.NET, and the Web server automatically logs the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided GCCA with personal information.

Classified Ads and Forum Posts

Some of our website functions such as, but not limited to, our Classified Ad System and GCCA Forum offer the facility to write ads or posts. You are solely responsible for the content of these communications. We discourage you from posting your personal information in the public, visible portion of ads and posts.

Updating your personal information

Each message you receive from the event notification list includes directions for changing or ceasing your participation in the list.

Our Classified Ad Management System and Forum include a facility for updating, changing or deleting your participation.

Privacy related complaints

If you believe that GCCA has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, please contact the GCCA Webmaster .

In your message, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the GCCA Online Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

Please note that GCCA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-GCCA Web sites to which GCCA.NET or any other GCCA Web site may link.

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