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General Privacy Policy

CUB recognizes your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, CUB treats all information, including your personal details, as private and confidential to the extent permitted by law, and CUB will not disclose this information to other individuals or organizations without the user's knowledge and consent, unless required to do so by law or by an internet protocol. By default, CUB collects and stores the following information about visitors to the CUB website:
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, comcast.com, if you are connecting from an Comcast account).
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
  • And, if you send us an email to request other materials or information, or submit information via our donation form, you will be providing us with personally identifying information such as your name and mailing address. Information collected in this manner is used solely for responding to requests for information or for membership services. Membership services include allowing CUB to exchange your name with other, select organizations. Any member who wishes that such information be kept private may request to do so by updating their member information. Members automatically receive special mailings and our quarterly newsletter. Members who wish to opt out of continuing to receive the mailings, or the newsletter, may do so by checking the appropriate box on the return envelope that accompanies the newsletter, or by updating their membership information . For information about CUB's use of blog and comment posts, please see the Blog Use & Comment Policy below.

    Blog Use & Comment Policy

    This blog provides an opportunity for sharing and discussing updates and information from the Citizens' Utility Board (CUB). This is a moderated blog: CUB staff will review all public comments before posting, in accordance with this CUB blog use policy. If your comments don't meet the criteria set forth in the CUB policy then we won't post them. CUB will not edit your comments to make them fit the policy.
  • Generally, we will post public comments only during regular business hours. After hours and weekends comments will usually be posted the next business day.
  • We encourage your comments! We expect participants to treat each other, and also CUB employees, with respect and civility.
  • We require you to obey the copyright and intellectual property rights laws. By submitting a post to this blog, you warrant to CUB that you own or otherwise control all the rights to the content in your posting, including without limitation the right to publish the content on this blog, or that the submitted content constitutes a protected fair use.
  • We won't post comments that aren't directly relevant to the blog post to which they are attached or that are notrelated to comments for that post.
  • We won't post comments that contain personal attacks or vulgar, abusive, offensive, threatening or harassing language - and CUB is the final decision maker as to what constitutes vulgar, abusive, offensive, threatening or harassing language when it comes to postings on the CUB website. This includes creative spellings of swear words using ast*ricks or s p a c e s between words.
  • We won't post comments containing hate speech-generalizations or perpetuations of stereotypes of culture, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Again, CUB is the final decision maker as to what constitutes a generalization or perpetuation of a stereotype of culture, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation when it comes to postings on the CUB website.
  • We won't post comments that promote or oppose any person campaigning for election to a political office or any ballot proposition.
  • We won't post comments that promote or advertise a person or a business or commercial transaction.
  • CUB doesn't guarantee or warrant that any information contained in citizen posts on this blog is correct; CUB disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any reliance on such information.
  • CUB doesn't endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity, or the information, products and/or services contained on Web sites that may be reached through links on this blog.
  • By submitting a post to this blog, you are granting CUB a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and worldwide license to use the content, including without limitation the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat the content, and/or to include it in a collective work.
  • This site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. You use this site solely at your own risk.
  • Users of this website blog function should realize that opinions expressed in public comments and posted on this blog will not necessarily reflect official positions of CUB.

  • For questions about CUB's General Privacy Policy, please visit our Privacy Policy page.
    Please submit questions of a general nature to the Citizens' Utility Board via our contact form.