Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Costa Mesa, California

Our privacy policy

We do not collect any information that would allow us to identify individual visitors. Specifically, we cannot figure out the name, address, phone number, email address, or any other personal identifier, of any visitor. We would never attempt to do so.

The server that hosts this web site does collect certain technical information about each visit, such as the visitor's internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date and time of the visit, and words given to a search engine that returned one of our pages. As far as we know, none of this information allows us to identify a particular individual. Occasionally we review statistical summaries of this information, and learn such things as how many visitors we have received, what pages they viewed, what browsers they used, etc.. We use this information to justify the expense and effort of maintaining this website, and to decide which topics attract attention and which topics are mostly ignored so that we can add to and improve pages that appear to be interesting to our visitors, and remove pages that appear to be of little interest.

We do not install "cookies" on our visitor's computers, nor do we search for them.

None of the images displayed on these pages is "hot-linked" to any other server. This means that no other computer collects information about visits to our web site by analyzing accesses to images shown on our pages.

We have many forward links to other pages on the web. We have no control over the privacy policies of any of these linked websites.

Some pages contain links called 'trackers'. They report to some entity the fact that the page you're viewing has been viewed, or that some object on that page has been activated. We do not install these trackers. They come attached to objects we have installed on the page. For example, all the Quaker Speaks videos have trackers. Our calendar, which is an imbedded Google object, has four of them. Most people think trackers are harmless: the only thing they do is tell someone, somewhere, that someone,somewhere else, has viewed a page or clicked on an object on our webset. There are probably better things to worry about.

Any visitor who has questions about this privacy policy may contact our web coordinator, here, and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.

Web Coordinator
Orange County Friends Meeting