Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol (NOCUPP) uses and protects any information that you give NOCUPP when you use this website.

NOCUPP is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

NOCUPP may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 11, 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information from our members:

  • names of all residents of your home
  • contact information, including email address and phone numbers
  • information on vehicles you drive
  • information on frequent visitors to your home (i.e. landscapers, housekeepers)
  • emergency contact information

What we do with the information we gather

We provide the information you supply to the patrolling officers. This information can be used to contact you in case of an emergency, and can also be used to help keep your home safe by letting the officers know who should and should not be visiting your house on a regular basis.

In addition, we may use this information for:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may send monthly emails about crime statistics in our patrol area
  • We may send occasional emails about urgent crime trends or events
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for purposes of membership renewal, etc. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We will never sell your information.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. In particular, membership information is only accessible by board members.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at nocpatrol@gmail.com.

The only third parties with whom we share your information are our patrolling officers.