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This page last updated on September 05, 2010

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Accepting the terms of this web page is a condition to visiting our Site. To our friends on the Net, we are sorry to condition our Site on disclosures, disclaimers, and notices. In a perfect world we wouldn't need this disclaimer, but in a perfect world, we probably wouldn't need lawyers, either.

This Site is operated by Scatacook District Committee and is copyrighted 2003-2010 by Scatacook District Committee, comprised of approximately 40 Adult Volunteer Scouters. Scatacook District is one of six geographic Districts within the Connecticut Yankee Council, which is one of approximately 300 Councils within the organization of the Boy Scouts of America.

This is an unofficial Web Site, because this Web Site is controlled by Adult Volunteers of the Scatacook District Committee. As such, the Web Site is neither authorized nor endorsed by the Connecticut Yankee Council nor the Boy Scouts of America. All opinions expressed herein are those of the Web owner, and not the Connecticut Yankee Council nor the Boy Scouts of America. For official information, please go to the web sites of Connecticut Yankee Council and the Boy Scouts of America.

This Web Site has ONLY legal content, and does not contain nor promote: po.r.n.ography, hatred, propaganda, racism, war.ez, nu.dity, ga.mbling, ha.cking activities, violence, degr.adation, harm or slander.

We're making every effort to protect copyrights, really. We've noted copyrighted material that we know about, and will continue to update this information whenever we get it. Please send us an e-mail if you see something you believe is copyrighted that we have not properly given credit. In any case, we'd like to point out that copyrighted material appearing here IS copyrighted, and cannot be used commercially without permission, whether or not the copyright is noted. If you want more information on copyrights, check with your lawyers. Also, there is an interesting web site, whatiscopyright.org, that discusses copyrights in more detail.

Scout Units may borrow or use any materials on this Site without our permission and without charge, as long the material is used only for Scouting related purposes, and is not sold.

Any web pages related to advancements and merit badges may contain information that may be copyrighted by the Boy Scouts of America. Information on those pages is provided for use only by Scouts and Scouters, and may not be reproduced for non-Scouting or commercial purposes without the express permission of the original copyright holder whether or not a copyright is specifically noted. Users of this Web Site are responsible for independently verifying the accuracy of any advancement information and confirming that it is correct and timely, and users must not assume that the requirements listed are the most current requirements. They may not be.

We provide a number of links to the web pages of other scouting and non-scouting organizations, include some for-profit companies. The inclusion of any of these links is solely for the convenience of the users of this Web Site, and it does not imply, nor should it be construed as an endorsement of those sites. Additionally, we have no control over the content of any of those sites. Finally, we do not warrant the accuracy of the information contained on any of these linked sites, and users are responsible for independently verifying the information contained on this Web Site and all linked web sites, particularly for any information related to health and safety. If any user of the Web Site believes one or more of the links are offensive, or not in keeping with Scouting ideals, please contact the Webmaster with your concerns, so that we may address them.

We also have links to other organizations that contain clip-art, images, backgrounds, and similar resources. You must check with each of those organizations regarding copyrights and licensing of the resources. You must not assume the resources may be used or borrowed without permission. Permission may be required.

Scout units and other Scouting related web sites may link to our Web Site with our permission. Additionally, in consideration for Awards that this Web Site may receive from time to time, this Web Site may link to those awards sites and the award site may provide a corresponding link to our Web Site.

This link contains the BSA Standards for Internet Publishing for Council web sites. This link discusses control of content of District and Unit web sites. This link contains unofficial guidance on Unit web sites. While we are not a Council, we strive to comply with the intent of the Standards.

We are committed to respecting the privacy of our visitors and not to disclose any information about their identities for any purpose. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided.

The information that follows explains the kinds of information this Web Site collects, how it is used, the conditions under which it is made available to third parties, how information is maintained, and our compliance with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).

COPPA applies only to Web sites of a commercial nature, of which this Web site is NOT. However, we consider it to provide sound advice for any Web site that may be used by children.

This privacy policy applies only to this Web Site. This privacy policy does not apply to any Unit web site, as their content is not controlled by Scatacook District. Please contact the administrator of any Unit, or other Scouting-oriented Web site for information about their own privacy policies and the information they collect about their site visitors.

This Web Site collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service Provider. This data includes information about the user's remote IP address, referral data (which page "linked" to the present request), and the browser software's user-agent string. This information is accepted passively from the HTTP headers that are sent from the user when requesting any file from the server. Other anonymous data entered by the user may be collected in a common repository, including terms entered into the search engine.

Personally identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the form that requests it. Such form interfaces require only the information reasonably necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated on the interface.

The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of this Web Site and the interests of those who use it. Data such as the volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain section of the Site receives each month, or the most popular search terms are analyzed to derive general statistics about the Site's reach and the audience's usage patterns.

Personally identifiable information is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted. We do not share personally identifiable information about Web Site visitors with anyone, with the following exception: we reserve the right to use all information at our disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of this Site, server, or information systems.

Scatacook District does not use this Web Site to collect any personally identifiable information from children 16 years of age or younger. Any interface that requests personally identifiable information that appears on an interface that can be expected to be viewed by children under 16 years of age is accompanied by a notice that submissions cannot be accepted from users under 16 years of age. This limitation is more restrictive than the provisions of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, but we want to just a bit more careful than the Federal Government. After all, we're doing all of this for the kids. If you don't like it, go away and please do not visit this Web Site any more.

We may modify this privacy policy from time to time, with or without notice, and will post those changes here.

Nothing contained on this page, or elsewhere on this Web Site, is legal advice, nor should be construed as such. You must speak with your own lawyers for all such advice.

Any questions should be directed to the Webmaster.

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