This page describes how Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association manages personal information about: visitors to this website and those who contact us by mail, phone or email. ORECA does not sell or rent its mailing list, but on very rare occasions shares it with organizations working towards similar goals.
If you visit our Website to browse, read, or download information, we automatically collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; browser software you use and your operating system; date and time you access our sites; and the internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our sites.
We use this information as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our sites and to help us make our sites more useful.
We do not use this information to track or record information about individuals. We do not use “cookies” or tracking mechanisms that collect personally identifying information on our sites. A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive in order to collect information about your activities on a site.
If you voluntarily provide us with personal information as part of an online survey, we will use it to perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses to improve our services. We may forward the information to contracted personnel who will analyze the collected data. You are under no obligation to participate in such surveys. Non-participation will not inhibit your use of our website in any way.
ORECA has a strict no-spam policy. Email addresses of those who send spam through our website are automatically linked to the sender’s numerical Internet Protocol address. We then use this information to take appropriate action against the sender. “Spam” generally refers to unwanted advertising emails.
If you have technical problems with the operation of our websites, please report them.
If we are required by law to disclose any information that you have submitted, we will attempt to notify you (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. We will independently object to overly broad requests for access to information about users of our site. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.