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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online and, more specifically, within . PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. 

What personal information do we collect?

When using our 'Contact Us' or 'Report Trail Issues' forms on our site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your name, email address and/or other details to facilitate submitting these forms. Your IP Address is obtained from your location and is also submitted with these applications. Your IP Address is also collected when using our 'Opinion Polls' application. It prevents users from voting more than once in an opinion poll. 

When do we collect information?

We collect this information from you when the 'Contact Us' or 'Report Trail Issues' form data is sent to an authorized member of The Mason-Dixon Trail System. 

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you request information about our organization or report a trail issue to effectively respond to your request. We also collect your IP Address so that, in the event of a spam attack, we can block that IP Address from submitting to our site. 

How do we protect visitor information?

Requester information is only kept by the receiving member until a response is made to that request. It is not stored anywhere on this site. Trail conditions submitted by users may be posted on this site. However, we do not post any personal information about the user. No Mason-Dixon Trail System member information is stored on this web site. The online newsletters posted on this web site from 2011 on do not contain any meeting minutes, which could potentially contain PII. Some of our early newsletters between 1979 and 2011 were nothing more than meeting minutes. So, in order to show them we have redacted the names of those outside of this organization. We have also redacted any addresses or phone numbers of members and removed any sign up sheets that were part of these early meetings. 

We do not use an SSL certificate because all Mason-Dixon Trail System Store sales are handled by a third party web site or by conventional 'snail mail'. 

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. Some of our partners that have linked code on this site, such as Google Search and Google Analytics, may send cookies for various purposes. Please consult their privacy policies for details. 

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. 

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party articles, products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. 

We currently have an affiliate relationship and are a vendor of digital online maps for .

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13. 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

The Mason-Dixon Trail System, Inc
1803 Orwig Road
New Freedom, PA 17349
United States

Or you may also use our Contact Form

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