On some the Foundation’s webpages you can provide contact information. The Foundation appreciates and takes very seriously the trust that you place in us by providing this most personal information to us. By voluntarily submitting personal information to the Foundation, you agree that the Foundation may use that information to maintain contact with you, solicit contributions from you and provide you with information about the Foundation and its programs and initiatives. Here are the types of personal information that we may collect:
- Contact information: name, complete address, phone number, email address;
- Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
- Shipping information: name, complete address;
- Email Sign-up: name, zip code, email address;
- Information concerning how you heard about the Foundation; and
- Information you wish to leave: questions, comments, suggestions.
HOW INFORMATION IS USED
The Foundation uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to communicate with you, update you on our work, help you complete a transaction, and overall personalize you’re experience. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.
NO SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Foundation will not sell, rent, or lease the personal information of online donors and offline donors to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all who contact us through our websites will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of and only to further the program activities and purposes of the Foundation
The Foundation is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Internet encryption software in compliance with PCI best practices when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a secure protocol developed for sending information securely over the Internet. SSL encrypts the data being transmitted so that a third party cannot "eavesdrop" on the transmission and view the data being transmitted. Only the user's computer and the secure server are able to recognize the data. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Foundation staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.
The Foundation does not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide personal information to the Foundation (e.g., by making a donation or signing up to receive e-mail from the Foundation). The Foundation does, however, monitor and collect certain navigational information from visitors to our Web site, utilizing traditional and commonly practiced methods in order to provide the best online experience. This information helps us understand:
- The IP address and domain name from which this Web site was accessed.
- The date and time this Web site was visited.
- The amount of time spent viewing this site.
- The Web pages or services accessed.
- The Web site visited prior to accessing this Web site.
- The Web site visited after this Web site, if applicable.
- Any form that was downloaded, if applicable.
REMOVING NAME FROM MAILING LIST
Our e-communications give you the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list. You may unsubscribe from any The Foundation emails in the footer of each email. If you would like your information removed from our overall mailing list so that you do not receive any future e-communications or direct mail communications from us, you can send us an email at email@example.com. The Foundation will retain transaction and account information for compliance and internal reporting purposes.
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over the personal information you share with us, the Foundation strives to ensure that the personal information we have collected is current and accurate. If you wish to verify, correct, or amend the personal information that the Foundation has collected from you, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Foundation volunteers are available during business hours to answer questions about your financial contributions.
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