The CheckImage Central Web site is operated by the CheckImage Collaborative. This Web site is designed to provide information about check image clearing and the Check 21 environment.
Disclosure of Information by Users
In general, you may visit most portions of this Web site without providing any identifiable information about you or your company to the CheckImage Collaborative, except as otherwise stated, unless you choose to do so. For example, you are not required, but you may choose, to provide us with identifiable information if you send us questions through e-mail, answer our user surveys or register for an event. Identifiable information provided voluntarily through this Web site may be used to help us tailor our Web site, publications and services to our users’ needs and to help us better understand our audience.
It is the CheckImage Collaborative’s policy to take reasonable measures to respect the privacy of CheckImage Central users. The CheckImage Collaborative will take reasonable measures not to disclose information about you or the content of your communications other than content that is publicly available or accessible, except that the CheckImage Collaborative may do so in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary (a) to comply with the law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to enforce this Agreement; (d) to respond to claims that any content on the CheckImage Central Web site violates the rights of third parties; or (e) to protect the interest of the CheckImage Collaborative or others.
How We Collect Information Through This Web Site
Identifiable Information about you or your company may be obtained by the CheckImage Collaborative via this Web site in a variety of ways, such as:
- E-mail communications;
- Online forms you complete; and
- Surveys you complete.
This Web site uses “cookies” to collect identifiable information about you and/or your company. “Cookies” are a common technique used to track a specific, identifiable user’s activity online. Additionally, the CheckImage Collaborative does collect information about our users specifically and in the aggregate by performing analyses on our Web server’s log files. We use this information to determine, among other things:
- Our site’s most popular pages;
- The browsers and operating systems most often used by our visitors;
- In limited situations, who the visitors to our site are;
- The sites and search engines that have referred visitors to our site; and
- The domains from which our users visit us.
This information is collected for the purpose of helping us understand and better meet our audiences’ needs.
How We Maintain Information
The safeguarding of identifiable information is important to the CheckImage Collaborative. The CheckImage Collaborative does endeavor to maintain the security of your identifiable information while in the possession of the CheckImage Collaborative. While identifiable information is in our records, where we deem appropriate, we will restrict access to the information and permit only authorized individuals to handle the identifiable information.
The CheckImage Collaborative is in no way responsible for the security of identifiable information while it is being communicated to the CheckImage Collaborative via this Web site, through e-mail or otherwise. Nor is the CheckImage Collaborative responsible for what a third party does with identifiable information.
Children’s Online Information Privacy
This Web site is not directed to children under the age of 13 nor does the CheckImage Collaborative knowingly collect, maintain or use information obtained via this Web site about children under age 13. If a child whom we know to be under age 13 sends identifiable information to us online, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify parents or seek parental consent.