Legal

Privacy

Welcome to the Unlock the Commonwealth web site. Your privacy is one of our top priorities. The following policy applies only to the use of this site. Other Web sites have different policies. We strongly suggest that you read the privacy policies for each web site that you visit, and any external site that you visit through a link appearing at this site.

A Privacy Partnership

Your privacy with respect to the use of this web site results from a partnership between this site and you, the user. At this site, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive through this site may be subject to the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under that law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with this site by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site.

Personally Identifiable Information

We use the term “personally identifiable information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

This site collects voluntary information from you only through the e-mails that you send through this site. E-mails sent by you to this site will contain personally identifiable information.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site

This site does not collect “cookies”, but does collect and store indefinitely your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which does not identify you as an individual, as well as information about the date and time of your visit, whether a file you have requested exists, and how many "bytes" of information were transmitted to you over the web from this site. We use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions. We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to a criminal investigation.

Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information

We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this web site. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through an e-mail, its dissemination may be governed by the Public Records Law, the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66A (Fair Information Practices Act) , and other applicable laws and regulations. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request.

In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to web site employees or officials with a “need to know” for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only use the information to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, and fulfill this web site’s legal obligations. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you to the person or company that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.

Your Access and Opportunity to Correct

The Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please click on the above references to these laws.

Security

Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this web site. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Policy changes

We will post changes to this policy at least 30 days before they take effect. Any information we collect under the current privacy policy will remain subject to the terms of this policy. After any changes take effect, all new information we collect, if any, will be subject to the new policy.

Contact Information

For questions about your privacy while using this web site, please contact Ruston Lodi at rlodi@mhp.net.

Definitions:

Cookies are files that a web site can place on your computer. A cookie file contains unique information that a web site can use to track such things as your password, lists of web pages you have visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific web page, or to identify your session at a particular web site. A cookie file allows the web site to recognize you as you click through pages on the site and when you later revisit the site. A web site can use cookies to “remember” your preferences, and to record your browsing behavior on the web. Although you can prevent web sites from placing cookies on your computer by using your browser's preference menu, disabling cookies may affect your ability to view or interact with some Web sites.

An “Internet Protocol Address” or "IP Address” is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to us might identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information.

Legal Disclaimer for the MassGrowth Web Site

Your access and use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept these terms and conditions without limitation or qualification.

Terms and Conditions

This web site is maintained to provide you with information, and for education and communication. Please feel free to browse the site. You may download material displayed on this site for non-commercial, personal use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the contents of this site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without permission.

You should assume that everything you see or read on this site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted. MassGrowth.net neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with this web site.

While this web site uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this site, it makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. MassGrowth.net assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on this site.

Any communication or material you transmit to this site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by MassGrowth.net or its affiliates, for any purpose consistent with the posted MassGrowth.net web site privacy policy (above).

MassGrowth.net has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this site and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.