The Virginia, Maryland, Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (“VMDAEC” or the “Association”) respects the privacy and confidentiality of all visitors to this VMDAEC website (the “Website”). The purpose of this Website Privacy Statement and Policy (“Policy”) is to advise visitors of what information VMDAEC collects, how it is used, and with whom and for what purpose it may be shared. Employees of VMDAEC are required to read and understand this policy.
The Association contracts with the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (“ODEC”) for Information Technology and Human Resource services. ODEC employees provide technical support for this Website and manage the Association’s recruiting and employment process. VMDAEC requires ODEC to implement reasonable security measures designed to protect Website visitors’ and employment applicants’ data from unauthorized access, use, modification, disclosure or destruction.
Use of the Website creates a web log that automatically records basic information about your experience. The web log collects statistical information including the internet domain from which you accessed the Website, your IP address, the type of browser and operating system, date/time of access, pages visited, and links clicked, among other data. This information is gathered in aggregate form, does not individually identify you, and is used to administer and improve the VMDAEC Website based on visitor’s interests and needs.
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer, through your browser by a web page server. We use this information internally, to gather data which helps us enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the Website. One example is automatic generation of a “recently viewed pages” function for your convenience. Visitors who object should consult their browser’s documents for information on erasing or blocking cookies.
We appreciate your interest in the Association and value your feedback. Portions of the Website enable you to interact with VMDAEC. Data voluntarily provided to us through the Website is stored and used to provide requested services, for internal marketing purposes, and to improve the Website experience.
We do not share this information with third parties, except as provided in this Policy. VMDAEC may share it among Association staff and others, as necessary, to respond to your request. E-mails sent to us through the Website, or otherwise, are not necessarily secure against interception.
Website users can search and apply for employment opportunities with VMDAEC. If you complete an application online, provide a resume or disclose other personal information for recruitment purposes, VMDAEC will use this information in the same manner as if you applied by regular mail or in person.
The Association uses security measures reasonable to the nature and scope of our operations to protect confidential personal information. A third party hosts VMDAEC’s applicant tracking system. See Ceridian Corp.'s Website Privacy Statement for information on its data privacy and security practices. VMDAEC requires the third party, by contract, to implement reasonable security measures designed to protect applicant data from unauthorized access, use, modification, disclosure or destruction.
It is possible that information about you will be shared externally to verify the information, obtain references, or for other recruitment or employment purposes. By submitting an application – whether online or by hardcopy – you consent to VMDAEC sharing it as described in this Policy.
Links to Other Websites
This Website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by VMDAEC. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. This Policy applies only to information collected through our Website or in connection with other business purposes. You should carefully review the privacy practices of third party websites.
Changes to the Policy
From time to time, it may be necessary to make changes to this Policy to reflect changes to the Website or other services, technology or legal requirements. VMDAEC reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, in any manner, and without prior notice to you.
Children Online Privacy Protection Act and Compliance
The Association is committed to protecting children online and in our business practices. Content on the Website would not be considered harmful to children. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, VMDAEC does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18.
VMDAEC may be required to provide any information within its possession, custody or control in a good faith effort to comply with the law, in response to a court order, to defend our rights or property or to respond to an emergency situation. The Association will attempt to notify you upon receipt of such judicial process, if possible.