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Privacy Policy

  • The Troop 74 Homepage is provided as a service to Public and the Scouting community.
  • Information presented on the Troop 74 Homepage is considered public information and may be distributed or copied for non-commercial purposes. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
  • For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are 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.
  • For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  • Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction.
  • Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
  • If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the Webmaster
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    Information Collected from
    the Troop 74 Web Site for Statistical Purposes

    Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:

    1999-01-04 02:51:18 - GET /faq/faq.htm 200 Mozilla/2.0+(compatible;+MSIE+3.01;+Windows+NT)/

    1999-01-04 02:51:18 -- This is the date and time of the request (or -- this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (… .com ) the requester is coming from a commercial address. Depending on the requester’s method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.

    GET faq/faq.htm -- this is the location of the requested file on the Troop 74 web site

    200 -- this is the status code; 200 is OK; the request was filled

    Mozilla/2.0+(compatible;+MSIE+3.01;+Windows+NT) -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages -- this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find the Troop 74 website

    Request for other types of documents use similar information.

    Usage of Session Object (or Cookies)

    The use the session object to maintain state (or continuity) across the web site. This means that certain information required for proper execution of the web application is temporarily stored in the client’s browser as cookies.

    Below is a list of information that is stored in the form of cookies in the client’s browser:
  • Some variables to let the server know if the client is currently logged into the website.
  • The customizable variables
  • All the transactional information is stored in a cookie while the client is performing a transaction.
  • This information is destroyed after the client completes the transaction. This includes canceling the transaction. Other issues regarding session objects and cookies:
  • There is a time out placed on the session object of 15 minutes. If the client does not contact the server for 15 minutes the session object becomes invalid. application.
  • The client can clear their browser’s cache once they are done visiting troop 74's web site. No other user-identifying information is collected.
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    Site Disclaimer

    This site was prepared as a service to the public and scouting community. Neither Troop 74 nor any of its volunteers makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.

    Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Troop 74. The opinions of the Authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Troop 74 and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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    Disclaimer for External Links

    The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Troop 74 of this web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as Troop exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, Troop 74 does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Web site.

    Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.

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    Notice and Consent

    Use of this computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for all lawful purposes.

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