Privacy Policy

Friends of Mineralogy Inc. Midwest Chapter Privacy Policy

Effective: 1/18/2016


This privacy notice applies only to the Friends of Mineralogy Inc. Midwest Chapter ( and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by Friends of Mineralogy will be used only as outlined in this privacy notice.

Friends of Mineralogy Inc. Midwest Chapter is not responsible for the content of other web sites that may be linked or for the privacy practices of web sites outside the scope of this notice.


Because Internet technologies continue to evolve rapidly, Friends of Mineralogy Inc. Midwest Chapter may make appropriate changes to this notice in the future. Any such changes will be consistent with our commitment to respecting visitor privacy, and will be posted clearly in a revised privacy notice.

Collection and Use of Data

Passive/Automatic Collection

When you view pages on our site, the web server automatically collects certain technical information from your computer and about your connection including:

  • your IP address
  • the domain name from which you visit our site
  • the referring web site
  • the date and time of visit
  • the duration of visit
  • your browser type
  • your screen resolution

Continued use of our web site indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice.

Some technical information is retained in aggregate; it may not have a current retention/deletion schedule.

Active/Manual/Voluntary Collection

At this time, we do not attempt to collect any personal information from you through the use of forms or other type of manual input. Our registration form is available on-line but must be printed and mailed. Authorized users that create content will be required to submit a login and password for the purpose of author identification and change tracking.

Information Used for Contact

If you supply us with your postal/mailing address, you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address.

Information Sharing

We do not share any aggregate, non-personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations outside of Friends of Mineralogy.

We do not share any personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations, except when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our web site and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site.

Except as described above, we will not share any information with any party for any reason.

Except as provided in the Disclosure of Information section below, we do not attempt to use the technical information discussed in this section to identify individual visitors.


A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive that can contains information about your visit to a web page. Our site does not use cookies to store personal information. Our site does use cookies to determine whether you are a new or returning visitor.

Use of Third Party Services

Our web site utilizes Google Analytics for site traffic data collection and analysis. For more information on Google’s privacy policies regarding this service see this document:

The site is hosted by a third party provider and utilizes a WordPress application hosted by that provider for content management.

Disclosure of Information

Any disclosure — with appropriate external parties such as law enforcement agencies — will be done in accordance with all applicable laws in order to investigate and respond to suspected violations of law.


Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While we are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to our web sites, and you do so at your own risk. However, once we receive your information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security of that information on our systems.

In addition, we will comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding the privacy and security of visitor information.

Contact Information

If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy or if you have general questions or concerns about privacy or information technology policy at Friends of Mineralogy Inc. Midwest Chapter, please contact Friends of Mineralogy Inc. Midwest Chapter via email at