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CPOA Privacy Policy


This document sets forth the CPOA Online Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") for this web site, www.cpoabigsur.org. By visiting this web site you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy please do not use or access this site.

Personal Information

Personal information obtained by CPOA on our web site is kept private, and is used exclusively for purposes of maintaining membership rosters, improving the web site, and notifying members and interested parties by e-mail about CPOA activities, or about important land use issues in Big Sur. Any information we gather from e-mail that you may send to us is reviewed and used to enhance the features and content of our web site, or to respond to you regarding your inquiry or request for information. Under no circumstances does CPOA collect personal information that you do not explicitly provide to us. This includes any information that we may store in a cookie file to facilitate the functionality of our web site.

CPOA may use a site statistics engine to collect information about how visitors found the CPOA site, which pages they visit, how long they stayed at the CPOA web site, the types of browsers they use, their IP addresses, etc. Any such information we collect will not include any personal information about you. We will use this statistical information in order to make decisions on how to improve our site better to meet the needs of our visitors.

By accessing this site you agree that CPOA and only CPOA may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests and communications relevant to your use of the site. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications by sending an email to info@cpoabigsur.org or sending a letter to CPOA at: P.O. Box 59; Big Sur; CA 93920.

Sharing Personal Information

CPOA recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this site. As a matter of policy, we will not sell, rent or willfully share information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability.

Public Bulletin Board

Please note that any information you post to a public bulletin board or chat room is available to all persons accessing that location. Although we may provide links to user groups and chat rooms that discuss CPOA related activities, we do not control the content or privacy policies of those forums. Your e-mail address will not automatically be posted on the forums unless you permit that. Your e-mail address would then be available to all persons accessing the forums. In addition, you should be aware that the forums offer a service in which subscribers are e-mailed a copy of all message posted to the forums on a particular topic. Consequently, if you post a message to the forums, your e-mail address will be sent to those subscribers that have indicated an interest in the topic of your message.

Updating Your Personal Information And Privacy Preferences

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time. You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to be notified via e-mail) by sending an email to info@cpoabigsur.org or sending a letter to CPOA at: P.O. Box 59; Big Sur; CA 93920.

Privacy Policy Changes

All "personal information" ("personal information" is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to the version of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of such collection. CPOA reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion, and will provide notice of material changes by posting a prominent announcement on our web site. If as a result of such changes, you want to alter the ways in which CPOA is allowed to use your personal information, you can do so by following the procedure described above in the section titled "Updating your personal information and privacy preferences." You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to the Privacy Policy by your continued use of the site after notice has been posted for thirty (30) days.

Limitations Of Liability

CPOA will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from the use of (or the inability to use) this site and its contents, or a site linked to this site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction.

Linked Sites

This site may link to or be linked from other sites that are not maintained by CPOA. CPOA does not endorse, and is not responsible for the content of any of those sites.


The material in this site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. CPOA may make changes at any time.

This site is provided by CPOA on an "as is" and "as available" basis. CPOA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. CPOA does not warrant that the information in this site is accurate, reliable or correct, that this site will be available at any particular time or location, or that the site is free of viruses or other harmful components.


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