Privacy Statement

District of Summerland is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the District of Summerland site and governs data collection and usage. By using the District of Summerland site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

District of Summerland collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. District of Summerland also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by District of Summerland. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by District of Summerland for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the District of Summerland site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through District of Summerland public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: District of Summerland does not read any of your private online communications.

District of Summerland encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from District of Summerland so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. District of Summerland is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the District of Summerland and District of Summerland family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

District of Summerland collects and uses your personal information to operate the District of Summerland Web site and deliver the services you have requested. District of Summerland also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from District of Summerland and its affiliates. District of Summerland may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

District of Summerland does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. District of Summerland may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, District of Summerland may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to District of Summerland, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

District of Summerland does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

District of Summerland keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within District of Summerland, in order to determine what District of Summerland services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within District of Summerland to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

District of Summerland Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on District of Summerland or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of District of Summerland; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of District of Summerland, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The District of Summerland Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize District of Summerland pages, or register with District of Summerland site or services, a cookie helps District of Summerland to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same District of Summerland Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the District of Summerland features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the District of Summerland services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

District of Summerland secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. District of Summerland secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

District of Summerland will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. District of Summerland encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how District of Summerland is protecting your information.

Contact Information

District of Summerland welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that District of Summerland has not adhered to this Statement, please contact District of Summerland at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.