Last updated: June, 2018
Information You Provide to Us
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our Site unless you choose to provide this information to us. Where required, we request or may request that you provide personal information including your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, payment information (e.g. credit card number and billing address), and any other information from which your identity is evident. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.
We may use this information to process your donations, to respond to your inquiries, and to offer you information about our programs, projects, and activities that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also keep track of the information that you provide to us for our internal review, business development, research, marketing and promotional purposes, and press inquiries. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to other companies.
Collection of Sensitive Information
With respect to sensitive information, this information may include credit card or banking information, or other sensitive information. We will redirect you to a secure page either on our site, or to a trusted 3rd party site before transferring or receiving sensitive data.
Information We Collect Automatically
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your visit. This data has been generally standardized by the majority of Web Servers on the Internet and is automatically collected and logged about your visit. This data includes but not limited to browser type, computer operating system, language preference, referring site, and date and time each visitor request. Whenever possible, we anonymize IP addresses that are collected.
The purpose of this information is used to help us improve our site’s appeal, ensure maximum compatibility, enhance our Internet exposure, and secure our Site and its content against attacks of third parties.
To enhance your experience with our Site, we may use “cookies” to understand site usage and to improve the content and experience on our site, such as storing visitor preferences for return visits to our website. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.
Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies are not used to run programs, read data off your hard disk, or deliver viruses to your computer.
Third Party Disclosure
There will be occasions where it will be necessary for us to disclose your personal information or any of its log file information to third parties. We may be required by law to disclose the information, upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement authorities any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful.
We may also disclose your information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf, including web hosting, marketing assistance, credit card processing, mail and delivery services, and customer service. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to us. If you have provided personal information to us and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify us at the below e-mail address or mailing address.
We use reasonable precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We also retain your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes identified above or as required by law. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security.
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