The Foundation does not use your PII for its own marketing purposes without your consent, nor does the Foundation share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, we may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive marketing information from third parties. If you choose to opt-in to receive marketing information from a third party, and you later decide you no longer want to receive such information from the third party, you must contact that third party directly. The Foundation may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf, such as hosting this Web Site or providing customer service. In addition, the Foundation has contracted the services of a third party to process credit card donations submitted through the Web Site. The third parties employed by the Foundation may have access to this Web Site’s user information, including PII.
The Foundation may disclose information about its users, including PII, when legally required to do so, for tax reporting purposes, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws. The Foundation may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. In addition, the Foundation reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer user information, including PII, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
Notice to California Residents: We do not to share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you specifically tell us to do so through an opt-in. For those California residents who want more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your full name, e-mail address, and postal address in your message. We will only respond to messages regarding our policy of not sharing PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you opt-in, and those that include the above information.
This is not a Web site directed to children younger than the age of 13, and the Foundation does not knowingly collect any PII from children younger than thirteen (13) years of age. If you are younger than thirteen (13) years of age, do not send any information about yourself to the Foundation. If the Foundation discovers that a child younger than the age of 13 has provided the Foundation with PII, the Foundation will delete that child’s PII from its system.
When your computer contacts our Web servers (for example, when you visit this Web Site or view an HTML e-mail), our Web servers may automatically collect Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate the Web Site. It includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Web Site, and IP addresses (see below for more information on IP addresses).
We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page, e-mail or similar service. The Foundation may disclose non-identifying, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing the Foundation’s services to prospective partners and other third parties. We may also take your PII and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you de-personalizing your information.
We may receive information about you from other sources; for example, we may receive information from a marketing partner in connection with a co-branded website or promotion. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you and to tailor content and ads we serve to you.
We may receive and store certain types of Web Site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Web Site. For example, we and our third party service providers may collect the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other similar information. We may also collect your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet, as applicable (collectively referred to herein as a “Device Identifier”).
A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, your cell phone, or other device used to access the Internet (each, a “Device”), and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. When analyzed, web site usage information helps us determine how our site is used, such as what types of visitors arrive at the Web Site, and what type of content is most popular. We may associate your Device Identifier or web site usage information with the PII you provide, but we will treat the combined information as PII. When you access other web sites, by clicking on links on our Web Site, we are not responsible or liable, in any way, for the privacy policies, or lack thereof, of other web sites. You are strongly encouraged to read the privacy policies of all web sites you visit. Web Site usage information may be collected using various methods, such Cookies, Web Beacons.
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Web Site, our servers may log your IP address. The Foundation may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Web Site. Our Web pages or e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a Web beacon, which is sometimes also called a “clear gif”, that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our users, such as the type of browser requesting the Web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to and the time the Web beacon was viewed.
Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a Web beacon. The Foundation may use Web beacons to count visitors to our Web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Web Site, and we may include Web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. The Foundation may use Web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about the Web Site; the Foundation does not link the information collected by its Web beacons to the PII you provide the Web Site.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Web Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our Web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Web Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
We employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf; examples include hosting or operating the Web Site, sending e-mail and/or other communications, providing wireless services, removing repetitive information from customer lists, data analysis, marketing assistance, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your PII for the purpose of performing such functions on the Web Site’s behalf.
We may share your PII with other entities affiliated with us for internal reasons, such as for business and operational purposes. We or any of our assets, including, but not limited to the Web Site, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your PII is one of the business assets for the transaction. In such a case, your PII may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, we reserve the right to disclose and transfer user information, including PII (i) to an affiliate or third party, (ii) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Web Site or applicable database, or (iii) in connection with a corporate transaction, including, but not limited to, a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of all or any portion of our stock and/or assets, or other corporate transaction including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
We may disclose information about our users, including your PII, in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other valid law enforcement measures; to comply with a legal obligation; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws; or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. We may also use Device Identifiers, including IP addresses, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
When you make a payment through our Web Site, you provide us with certain information to assist in the processing of such payments. We share such information with those third parties necessary to complete the transaction.
This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Web Site or providing us with your PII, you consent to this transfer, processing and storing of information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country were you reside and/or are a citizen.
We incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your PII. However, no data transmission over the Internet, or wireless transmission, or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you submit via the Web Site, and you do so at your own risk. Please report any suspected security violations to us through our Web Site.