Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy
  1. BINDING AGREEMENT.Use of Miss California Organization (MCO) is governed by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). By using Miss California Organization, you agree to be bound by the Terms, and you may not use Miss California Organization unless you have accepted the Terms. Your acceptance of the Terms, creates a binding legal agreement between you and Miss California Organization (“we” or “us”). Please read the Terms carefully.
  2. Client must be fourteen (14) years old or older to purchase a license to use the MCO applications or website. Use of the MCO applications or website is void where it is prohibited. By agreeing to these terms, Client represent that Client have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement, and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.
  3. Some products or features of Miss California Organization’s website may require payment.
    1. Client must provide MCO with a valid credit card, or approved purchase order information as a condition to placing orders with MCO.
    2. Client agree to pay all fees or charges to Client’s account in accordance with the billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable.
    3. All payments are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted. Advertising and shippable products are exceptions to this rule. But some restrictions may apply.
    4. Client agree to pay any applicable sale tax on amounts due under the terms of this Agreement.
  1. Non-Disclosure. MCO, its employees and subcontractors agree that, except as directed by Client, it will not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement disclose any confidential information to any person whatsoever. Each party acknowledges that the other party may make Confidential Data available to it. The term “Confidential Data” shall include data which identify or concern past, current or eligible voters, Client’s of a party or its affiliates, information about business practices, research, development, access to a party’s computer systems and plans of a party or its affiliates, and certain computer data processing tapes, record formats, source and object codes, which identify or concern past, current or potential customers of a party or its affiliates; and/or certain information and material identified by a party as “Confidential”; and/or data one party furnishes to the other from its database or third party vendors; and/or data received from one party and enhanced by the other. Confidential Data may be written, oral, recorded, or on tapes. Each party acknowledges that all Confidential Data furnished by the other is considered a proprietary trade secret and is a matter of strict confidentiality. Each party also acknowledges that the unauthorized use or disclosure of any Confidential Data will cause irreparable harm to the other. Accordingly, the parties agree that they shall be entitled to equitable relief, including injunction and specific performance, in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity for any threatened or actual breach of the provisions contained in this paragraph. No rights or licenses, express or implied, are granted by Client to MCO under any patents, copyrights, or trade secrets of Client because of or related to this Agreement.
  2. VOTENET’s Intellectual Property. MCO owns certain valuable intellectual property included in the MCO website. The following describes Client’s license to use that intellectual property, and Client’s obligations to use it in accordance with that license.
    1. Ownership of the Information. The MCO applications contains information, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (called “Materials”) that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other proprietary rights (called “Intellectual Property Rights”). These Intellectual Property Rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or developed later. All right, title, and interest in these Materials, with the sole exception of any Member provided content, belong solely and exclusively to MCO.
    2. Use of the Information and Materials on the Website. Except as Client may be expressly permitted by this Agreement, Client may not use, modify, adapt, reformat, download, upload, post, reproduce, broadcast, publish, display, perform, transfer or redistribute any Materials in any form, format or media or by means of any technology without obtaining the prior written authorization of MCO, and any other owner of the Intellectual Property Rights in such Materials.Client must have prior written permission from MCO to reproduce Materials from the MCO website. If Client reproduce Materials from the MCO website, Client must preserve any copyright, trademark or other notices contained in or associated with the Materials. This means, among other things, that if the specific Material Client are reproducing does not contain the relevant notices that appear on the website, Client must go to the place on the website where such notices appear and copy them into the Materials Client are reproducing.
  1. MOC’s Copyrights and Trademarks. All copyrights and copyright-able materials which are part of MCO that are not Member content, including without limitation, the MCO logos, designs, text, graphics, pictures, photos, files, software, applications, code, hidden text, databases and other files and the selection and arrangement thereof are COPYRIGHT© 1924 – 2016 V MISS CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.MISS CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE SPECIFICALLY DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MCO WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND WILL BE ERROR FREE. NO INFORMATION OR ADVICE, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, GIVEN BY OWNER, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE TERMS.
  3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFIT, ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL, ANY LOSS OF DATA, OR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES) THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF MISS CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SUCH DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
  4. GENERAL LEGAL TERMS.The Terms will be governed by the laws of the Santa Cruz County of California without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within California to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. The Terms are the whole agreement between you and us and supersedes any prior communications or agreements. If any provision of the Terms is held invalid, such provision will be removed and the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. Our failure to enforce any right or remedy arising out of the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy.
  5. Your use of the websites and transmission of your personal data to MCO to enable the processing of your products and or ticketing requirements is subject to the terms of MCO’s below.
Privacy Policy
Google AdSense
Fair Information Practices
Fair information
Practices
COPPA
CalOPPA
Our Contact Information
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
      To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
      To quickly process your transactions.
      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
      To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like email addresses or credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still place orders .


Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
      Google Display Network Impression Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
      By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
      Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
      Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
      Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
      NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Miss California Organization
240 Baja Sol Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
United States
info@misscalifornia.org

Last Edited on 2016-04-18