Privacy and Terms
Strong Mountain Communities is part of Coalfield Development Corporation, which is a not-for-profit company. Notice, we are not a non-profit company. We are designed as a “social enterprise,” meaning we blend the efficiency and production of the for-profit sector with the compassion and purpose of the non-profit sector. The result is a more effective, more self-sustaining and more innovative organization. While we will always push to be a successful business as measured by dollars-and-cents, we work because of our commitment to the community-based mission of this organization. We are registered as a 501(c)3 charitable organization with the IRS.
IRS 501(c)3 Status
To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization's net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.
Collection of your Personal Information
SMC may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SMC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SMC website.
SMC encourages you to review the privacy statement of websites you choose to link to from SMC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SMC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the SMC website.
Use of your Personal Information
SMC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
SMC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SMC and its affiliates. SMC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
SMC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
SMC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. SMC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SMC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
SMC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SMC, in order to determine what SMC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SMC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
SMC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SMC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SMC; (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SMC or the public.
Security of your Personal Information
SMC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Children under Thirteen
SMC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or legal guardian for permission to use this website.
Opt-Out and Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from SMC by contacting us.
Changes to this Statement
SMC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SMC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SMC is protecting your information.
SMC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SMC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SMC for questions or concerns.