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Web Policy

Accessibility Policy

Through its Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is promoting a high degree of Web access for people with disabilities. In coordination with organizations around the world, WAI is pursuing Web accessibility through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development. To help support the WAI, GWRideConnect’s web site, www.gwrideconnect.org, is complying with W3C guidelines for Web accessibility.

Document Accessibility Notice:

Hard copy documents are available for those unable to access or view the downloadable files on this web site. Simply contact GWRideConnect by e-mail, by FAX at (540) 899-4808, or by mail at:

406 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


GWRideConnect provides links to many web sites that are not controlled, maintained or regulated by GWRideConnect or any organization affiliated with GWRideConnect, and as such GWRideConnect is not responsible for the content of those web sites. Use of information obtained from those web sites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. Reference at those web sites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by GWRideConnect.

Linking Policy

This web site may contain hypertext links to external web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than GWRideConnect.  These hypertext links may be created by GWRideConnect if it determines that establishing the external link will be consistent with assisting or furthering the purpose of this web site, which is to provide interested members of the public with information on the work being carried out by GWRideConnect for the benefit of Planning District 16.

In addition, hypertext links may be created by GWRideConnect for informational purposes where the linked external web site will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this web site, or where the linked external web site is required or authorized by law.

GWRideConnect, in its sole discretion, will determine whether the external web site meets the purpose of this web site or for the specified informational purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external web site is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked web site, the organizations sponsoring said web site, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in said web site.

Hypertext links to external web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of GWRideConnect, at any time and without notice.

In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external web site, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external web site.  GWRideConnect does not control, nor is it responsible for, any linked external web site.

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Privacy Policies

The following represents the practices and procedures of GWRideConnect, which reserves the right to change these practices and procedures at any time without prior notice. The following is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.

Individuals who visit www.gwrideconnect.org are important to GWRideConnect. For this reason, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission, and we endeavor to ensure that we collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purpose for which the network was created.

GWRideConnect may be required to collect personal information, such as a user’s name and address, because of legal requirements or in order to provide visitor services. In doing so we are subject to the requirements for administering information systems as established in the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, Chapter 38 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia. Pages that appear after you click on a link may be controlled by a different agency or entity, whose practices are not under GWRideConnect’s control.

Fostering and maintaining the public’s trust is a cornerstone of GWRideConnect and we appreciate the trust and confidence that you place in us by providing requested personal information.

Use, collection, and retention of visitor information by the GWRideConnect

For each visitor, we collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, the date and time of the visit, and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our Web site. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting purposes.

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Use of “Cookies”

“Cookies” are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as “cookies” of the type that are then sent back and stored on the user’s computer. Any application or web page that uses cookies will identify itself as such. This information is handled in the same way as other user information obtained by GWRideConnect. No user information is gathered through cookies except for that needed to run the specific application.

Restrictions on the disclosure of visitor information

We do not sell or rent our visitors’ information to any outside company or organization, nor do we reveal specific information about visitors or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act or other law.

Protection of information via established security procedures

We maintain security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to visitor information to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data.

Maintenance of accurate information

We have established procedures to ensure that information is as accurate and current as is practical to enable us to conduct business with you. Although we strive to do things right the first time, we also respond to requests to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner.

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Limiting employee access to information

Our network manager is instructed to limit employee access to personally identifiable information to only those employees who need access in order to perform their assigned duties. The network manager is instructed to enforce with its staff their responsibilities in protecting subscriber’s information.

Privacy issues relating to the Federal Child Privacy Act

The Federal Child Privacy Act regulates Website’s collection of personal information on users under 18 years of age. We do not intentionally collect such information on anyone we know to be under 18 years of age. If such information is inadvertently obtained, the minor’s parent or legal guardian may contact GWRideConnect for a description of the specific types of personal information collected from the child and the options available to them under law to ensure their child’s safety.


GWRideConnect reserves the right to change this privacy policy as necessary.

Contact us

We invite and welcome your comments by contacting us at:

406 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401