Privacy Policy

General Privacy Policy

  • If you visit the CARES website to browse (i.e., read or download publicly-posted information), the CARES system does not collect or store any information about you.
  • If you contact us directly by email, we may reply to you, but we will not add your contact information to any mailing lists. If you send us an email, you should know that email is not secure against interception. If your communication includes sensitive information, contact us by postal mail or telephone rather than email.
  • The CARES website links to pages on other websites maintained by various organizations. Once you access a link to another website, you are subject to that website’s privacy policy.

CARES Members' Privacy Policy

  • Regulatory officials who join CARES, advisory board members, and others granted "member" status by CARES are assigned a username and password that provides access to the members-only section of the CARES website.
  • Contact information for CARES members and advisory board members is stored in the CARES database, and may appear on the public or members-only sections of the website. Members who do not wish to have their contact information displayed on the website should contact CARES and ask that it be removed. The purpose of posting this information is to provide the public with contact information for amusement ride safety authorities in CARES member jurisdictions, and to allow CARES members to contact each other.
  • CARES maintains an informal eGroup for use by CARES members and advisory board members. The eGroup runs off the public domain Mailman software. Participation is optional. Members may opt in or out as they wish.
  • Use of member contact information is restricted to safety-related communication. Member information is not sold to, or shared with, other organizations.


  • If you visit our web site, we may use session cookies while your browser is open, or while you are logged into our site. To facilitate our registration and login functions, we may use cookies to recognize you when you return to our website. If you do not logout of your account, these cookies allow us to keep track of your username and password, so that you do not have to resubmit the information to log into your account. Always remember to log out of your site or account so that the computer’s other users cannot access your account.

Links to Independent Websites

  • The CARES website links to independently run web sites outside of the domain. CARES is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Children's Privacy Policy

  • The CARES Fun for Kids page is the only section of the CARES website that is targeted to children under 13.  None of the activities in that section require children to identify themselves or communicate with CARES.

How to Contact Us About Privacy Issues

  • If you have any other questions about privacy on the CARES website, please contact CARES.