We do not collect information from children, and encourage young people that use and explore the Internet do so under adult supervision. We take great care to insure that our website content is safe for all ages.
If you have questions about privacy issues while visiting CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY that are not covered in this notice, please contact us. A CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY administrator will respond as soon as possible.
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this web site.
If you provide us information about yourself via e-mail or a web form, your information will be used only for the purposes described at the point of collection, such as to send information or products to you, or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY staff or its contractors may contact you to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services. We do not sell any personal information to third parties. We may transfer personal information to a third party only in the following cases:
- To a transaction server or bank, which must receive payment for a transaction that you initiated;
- To a company that is contracted to assist us with specific services, including electronic commerce or donations, and which agrees not to sell or use personal information for other purposes - usually PayPal;
- To legal authorities if we suspect that you are attempting to change or otherwise damage this web site, or you are using it in violation of Federal or local laws;
- To CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY administrators when you use our online services to make a donation;
- To Congress or a court in response to a subpoena.
The personal information you provide when you place an order with us may be used only to fulfill your order or to facilitate the preparation of internal statistical reports. CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY makes every effort to limit the number of people who have access to this personal information. The CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY staff and authorized contractors who handle credit card information must ensure that it is treated as cash and secured accordingly.
Any CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY official, employee, or contractor who willfully discloses such protected information may be subject to the sanctions included in the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY will retain your order information only as long as required by law and CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY policy. If you have questions about the use of your information by CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY, please contact us.
Please do not send us sensitive information, such as your credit card or social security numbers, via e-mail. It is possible that during transmission of your e-mail this information may be intercepted by a third party. We can not guarantee its safety while in transit. We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. We would share your email with a government agency only if your inquiry related to that agency, or if we were required to do so by law.
"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a web site ("persistent cookies").
The CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY web site does not use persistent cookies.
One or more of CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY's affiliated sites may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation throughout their sites and for statistical analysis. These session cookies are deleted from the component's server soon after your session ends and are not collected or saved. You can set up your Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You can still use our web site if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent features.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site; and
- The pages you visit and the information you request.
This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, we may take additional steps to identify you based on this information and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies, if we were required to do so by law.
Although questions, comments, and other communications that we receive generally are not retained as permanent records, please note that it is possible that any public post you make here could become part of a permanent record by a public Internet archive, or copied and/or referred to by another organization.
Use of Plug-ins
The first time that you use an area of our site that requires animation software, such as "Flash" or "Shockwave," you may see an invitation to go to the software manufacturer's web site so you may download software needed to view the animation on our web site. This prompt occurs because our system can tell whether your browser has the needed capabilities provided by these plug-ins. Our system does not read or place anything on your hard drive when recognizing your browser's capabilities. While the plug-in(s) are needed to view some content, you retain control and choice about conducting the download. At the time that we create and post the web pages that require these software plug-ins for viewing, they are provided by their manufacturer for download and use free of charge. We can not guaranty, however, that the plug-in will remain free, or that the manufacturer will not collect personally identifying information about you when you elect to download the software from their site. If you choose to visit the manufacturer's web site to obtain the plug-in, please carefully review their posted policies for details about personal privacy and use of downloaded plug-ins
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference to specific commercial businesses, products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, on any web site administered by CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY staff. Recognition of commercial businesses, institutions, and organizations mentioned on any web site administered by CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY that relates, for example, to our development initiatives and partnerships does not imply our endorsement.
We provide links from our web pages to external web sites because they provide information that may interest our visitors. This is provided as a convenience only. External links do not constitute an endorsement by CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY of the opinions, products, or services presented on the external site, or of any sites linked to it. CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on externally linked sites, or for any costs incurred while using externally linked sites.
External links are intended to support our mission. They are not intended to support private or commercial organizations or businesses. Links to .org, .gov, .edu, .mil or other non-profit site that share historical and documentary interests inherent to the CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY mission are encouraged because of their general non-commercial, public-interest nature. Links to .com, .net, and other commercial domains are acceptable if supportive of customers' needs and relevant to the CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY mission. We can not support a volume or constant update of changing links that exceed our resources for this maintenance. In cases where CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY links to external web portals, parties that wish to be included among the portal's links should contact the owner of the portal.
Links to external web sites may be removed if the web sites are in violation of the law or do not meet our privacy standards, or if they receive funds or revenue for volume of traffic delivered from CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY to the external site where the site is not an official partner of CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY.
CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY reserves the right to review links and add or remove links at any time for any reason consistent with the law or CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY guidelines.
Except for partnerships, CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY does not agree to reciprocal link arrangements, when CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY must link to an external site if that site will link to CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY.
Copyright, Restrictions, and Permissions Notice
Generally, materials produced by Federal agencies are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. However, not all materials appearing on this web site are in the public domain. Some materials have been donated or obtained from individuals or organizations and may be subject to restrictions on use.
You may consult our reference staff for details on specific items. We are aware of donor restrictions applicable to our collections, but we can not confirm copyright status for any item. We recommend that you contact the United States Copyright Office at The Library of Congress to search currently copyrighted materials. Please note that because we cannot guaranty the status of specific items, you use materials found in our holdings at your own risk.
Images on our web site which are in the public domain may be used without permission. If you use images from our web site, we ask that you credit us as the source. Please note that some images on our site have been obtained from other organizations. Permission to use these images should be obtained directly from those organizations.
Links may be made to our web site from other personal and organizational web pages. We request that you link to our site rather than downloading portions of it to another web server, so that our viewers will see our most up-to-date information.
Certain individuals depicted may claim rights in their likenesses and images. Use of photographs or other materials found on the CO-CREATIVE SYNERGY web site may be subject to these claims. Anyone who intends to use these materials commercially should contact the individuals depicted or their representatives.
For further discussion on this topic, please read our legal page.
Donor Imposed Restrictions upon Materials in our Holdings
Please note that dissemination of some documents - including images, sound, cartographic, textual, or electronic materials - found in our holdings may be restricted by donor agreement. To purchase a copy of these materials, you must obtain permission from the donor. If you have questions about this process, please contact us.