Information You Provide
It is possible to use much of our Website without providing any personally identifiable information. We may ask you, however, to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your first name, last name, and email address, in order to join our mailing lists or to use other features of our website and social media. If you wish to make a donation to us or a pledge to support any campaign in which we are participating, we will also ask you for your credit card information, including card number, expiration date, security code, and billing address and phone number.
We may save "cookies" to your computer--small data files that are transferred when you allow your browser to accept cookies. Cookies automatically identify your browser to our Website whenever you visit, and save your passwords, preferences, and other information. By tracking how and when you use various features of our Website, cookies help us improve our Website. Accepting cookies allows you, among other things, to personalize your experience on our Website. Cookies may also allow our Website to present personalized advertising to you. You can generally opt out of providing this information by turning cookies off in your browser. Some portions of our Website, however, may not function correctly if you have turned cookies off.
We may collect IP addresses or click-stream data for purposes of system administration, to improve our Website, and to report aggregate information internally or to sponsors. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. Our computers identify your computer by its IP address. When you request pages from our Website, our computers log your IP address.
Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request pages from our Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us determine how visitors arrive at our Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
Our Use of Information You Provide
Apart from creating and maintaining your account on our Website and any necessary communications with you, we will use the personally identifiable information you provide only as necessary to complete any donation you make to us or any partner for whom we are collecting donations and to provide you with tools to manage and monitor your transactions. When you make a donation, you grant us permission to access your credit card information. All information is stored on a secure server. We will use your personally identifiable information to send you information concerning your donation, including a donation confirmation and any notices about problems with your credit card.
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
In general, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties without your permission. So, for example, we will not sell your email address or other personally identifiable information to mass marketers.
We may, however, disclose your personally identifiable information in the following situations:
- if we believe in good faith that it is required by law enforcement or judicial authorities, or if it is necessary to comply with other legal requirements;
- if it is necessary to respond to an emergency that we believe involves potential threats to the safety of persons or property;
- to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, illegal activity, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that we believe in good faith may expose us to legal liability; or
- during any merger, acquisition, or transfer of substantially all our assets, or during negotiations for such an event.
Our Security Procedures
We have implemented security measures to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, and alteration. We use industry-standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. All transaction and credit-card information processed through our Website is encrypted using SSL.
Perfect security, however, does not exist on the Internet. We are also not responsible for any information you share with other users of our Website or with third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or partners who are linked on our Website.
Your Control of Personally Identifiable Information
You may limit the collection and use of different elements of your personally identifiable information by not participating in those activities for which we collect personally identifiable information, as described above. You may choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of your personally identifiable information by limiting or discontinuing your use of our Website.
You can access and update your personally identifiable information by logging into our Website and modifying your profile. You may delete your account and opt out of any further communications from us by either:
- clicking on the links provided in our email communications for that purpose; or
- sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy Protection for Children
If you are under the age of 13, please do not use our Website. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to provide personally identifiable information to us. If we later learn that you are under the age of 13, we will take appropriate steps to remove your personally identifiable information from our database and restrict you from accessing our Website.
If you are accessing our Website from outside of the United States, your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the United States. Regardless of where that information is collected or transferred, it will be treated in accordance with this Policy.
Changes and Notice
By using our Website, you agree to the terms of this Policy. We will update and amend this Policy if and when it is necessary; this page will always contain our most updated and amended version. Upon posting an amended version, we will take reasonable measures, either through email or by notice on our Website, to notify you of the amended terms, but your continued use of our Website signifies that you consent to our updates and amendments.
If we decide to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by email. You may choose whether or not we may use such information in this manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect your personally identifiable information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Website concerning the change. In some cases when we post such notice, we may also email you notifying you of the changes in this Policy.
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