Last updated 6/1/2021
Updates to this Policy
Collection & Use
There are two types of information that CT Trail Finder may collect when you visit this website: (1) information that is collected automatically and (2) information that you provide voluntarily.
Information Automatically Collected
Information that is collected automatically may be retained as necessary for appropriate business purposes to review and enhance our site content and program delivery. We may automatically collect, store, and use the following information about your visit to the CT Trail Finder website in order to enhance your user experience and to better assess and enhance our resources offered to you:
- Routing information such as the internet domain internet protocol (IP) address from which you accessed the site. IP addresses are used to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad information for aggregate use.
- Essential technical information such as pages accessed; time and date accessed; operating system used; type of browser used; and information about the website from which you accessed this website.
While in general this information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, we do note that this information, along with other information that might be available, may enable Connecticut Trail Finder to identify an individual involved in a specific transmission and that this information may be forwarded to law enforcement agencies or appropriate personnel when required as part of an investigation.
Information You Provide Voluntarily
Other than automatically-collected technical information about your visit described above, you may also voluntarily provide information when interacting with the CT Trail Finder website.
As part of the resources we offer on the CT Trail Finder site, our website visitors may create user accounts to access specialized features (e.g., tracking personal hikes and achievements). To access these features, users will be required to register for an account using an email address and password. Your email address is used to assist with password recovery and to send you CT Trail Finder communications. Additionally, account holders will be required to create a username. Usernames are used for login purposes and displayed publicly in connection with your voluntary activities on the website.
Registered users may voluntarily upload photos and create comments using their CT Trail Finder account. Users understand that any uploaded content is publicly accessible on the CT Trail Finder website. Account users may contact CT Trail Finder to remove their uploaded content.
Disclosure & Information Sharing
Aggregate & Non-Identifiable Data
CT Trail Finder may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with other entities or organizations.
Personally Identifiable Information
Other than the personally identifiable information you voluntarily share to be posted on our website, CT Trail Finder does not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, unless required to do so under the law. Furthermore, CT Trail Finder will never sell your information in any form.
Please note that Connecticut Trail Finder is not directed to children under 13 years of age. We do not provide services or information intended for children under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.
Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technology, the electronic transmission of data, including via the Internet, cannot be guaranteed complete security. Connecticut Trail Finder is committed to protecting your privacy and securing your information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to our site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive the information you transmitted, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with applicable legal requirements and prevailing information security standards to appropriately maintain the security of personal information collected on or otherwise processed by way of our site.
Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Connecticut Trail Finder is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.