Privacy Policy

What this Covers


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of our Sites and our Publications.

What we collect

We may collect personal identification information from User including, but not limited to name, address, email address, phone number and birth date. For certain classes of membership we may also collect additional familial information. We collect that information when Users visit our Sites, posts on our Sites, submits an article for publication, submits a registration form for an event, submits a membership application, direct emails us, has telephone conversations with us or communicates with us in any way either electronically, verbally or in printed form.

User may, however, visit our Sites anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from User only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. User can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about User whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider’s utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. A User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

The Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. may collect and use User personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience.
  • To improve our Site or Publications. We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails
  • To publish in our news magazine “The Streak”. We may publish your name, city and state in our “Welcome New Member” listing, or your name and birthday in an issue close to your birth date. You may Opt Out of having that information published by following the instructions in the paragraph entitled “Right to Opt Out”
  • To use your image from photographs taken at club events or images submitted by you on either our Sites, or in our Publications including flyers and notices
  • To use other personally identifiable information of yours including photos, comments/quotes in other posted or printed Publications including (but not limited to) flyers, and notices, or to post on our Sites.
  • To Publish in our Membership Directory. We may publish your name, address, email address, phone number and birthday (Month and Day Only) in the Membership Directory which is distributed to members. You may Opt Out of having that information published in whole or in part by following the instructions in the paragraph entitled “Right to Opt Out”



Ownership

All information submitted to the Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc, whether solicited or not including (but not limited to) articles and photographs, shall become the property of the Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. The Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. reserves the right to Copyright all information submitted, with no remuneration due to the submitter. The Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. may use the submitted material in any way, including but not limited to publications, flyers, souvenirs, or other club-related items now or in the future unless covered under a separate clause of this Privacy Policy.

Right to Opt Out

User has the right to Opt Out of receiving general email communications from our Club at the time they join by selecting the email “Opt Out” option on the Membership signup form. User may also Opt Out of receiving emails after Joining by selecting the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the emails we send, or User may edit their email preferences in the Member Menu on the www.greatohiocc.org website. User may also contact us by mail, email or phone with a request to be removed from our general email communications lists. Opting Out of general email communications will not prevent User from receiving certain email communications including account-related emails (expiration, renewal notifications), member vote and/or election related notices or other communications deemed critical by the governing committee.

User may edit their Facebook preferences to prevent receiving notifications of page updates on our Facebook site.

Right to Opt In

User has the right to Opt In as to what personal information we are allowed to share in our Publications. For example, we may use information provided by you including your name, address, phone number, email address and birth date (month and day only) to publish in our Membership Directory. User has the option of selecting what information we are allowed to publish.  User may contact us by mail, email or phone to change their preferences at anytime.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. No financial credit card information (other than confirmation of payment received by our payment processor) is collected or stored by this site during the course of member registration, event registration or online store purchases.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our partners, for the purposes outlined above. We may share a limited subset of information including a Users name and Membership Number to affiliated parks at their request for the purpose of verifying membership in the Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. in order to extend special member benefits.  We specifically bar individuals or partners from using information supplied, including information published in the Membership Directory, for commercial purposes including (but not limited to) marketing or direct communication.

Third party websites

Users may find links to other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, sponsors, and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Compliance with children's online privacy protection act

While our Site's are generally considered suitable for those with young viewers, protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never publish information on our Sites or in our Publications from an individual we know is under the age of 13 without their parents or legal guardians consent. By signing up your child for unrestricted website access you agree that you have the legal authority to do so, and further agree to monitor the child’s usage of the Sites. If you wish to have your child’s access to the Sites removed, you may do so by contacting us by phone, email or in writing and their access will immediately be terminated.

Mail requests may be sent to:

GOCC Privacy
% Jason Hammond
4250 W 130th St
Cleveland, OH 44135‐4870


Changes to this privacy policy

The Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc. has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

What this Covers

This Privacy Policy governs our Sites including but not limited to the www.greatohiocc.org website , The Great Ohio Coaster Club Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/greatohiocc , The Great Ohio Coaster Club Twitter Feed at (http://twitter.com/greatohiocc) (collectively "Sites") or published in Great Ohio Coaster Club Publications including (but not limited to) the Membership Directory, the club magazine “The Streak”, Event Flyers, Information Brochures or Greeting Cards, whether in printed or electronic formats (collectively “Publications”). This privacy policy applies to the Site, Publications and all products and services offered by the Great Ohio Coaster Club Inc.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, to Opt Out of mailings or for other dealings with this site, please contact us at:

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Or by phone at (855) 375-3940

Or by Mail to:

GOCC Privacy
% Jason Hammond
4250 W 130th St
Cleveland, OH 44135‐4870



(Updated 12 April 2015)