This Policy may also cover information collected and used by the Foundation via third party social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
This Site collects two types of information from you: (1) General Information; and (2) Personal Information. This information is used for the purposes for which it was collected (for example, responding to your requests, sending newsletters, administering surveys or processing donations), and the other limited purposes set forth below.
The Foundation automatically collects some non-personal information (“General Information”) when you visit our Site via “cookies,” other tracking technology, registration forms, online surveys, etc., such as:
- Your domain name and host for Internet access
- The date and time of your entry
- Your IP address, browser type, device, or operating system
- The pages you visit and links that you use
- The domain name from which you linked to our Site
- Your city and state
- Other general demographic information
We aggregate and analyze this usage information and use it for operational and administrative purposes, including to identify levels and area of interest in our website, and to improve and refine the Site. We may also share this aggregated, anonymous data with our business partners on an as-needed basis.
The Foundation also collects information that may identify you (“Personal Information”) that you provide when making a donation to the Foundation (whether online, by mail or other physical means) or participating in any activity on a Site that requires your voluntarily submitted information, including completing any of our Site’s forms, for example, donation forms, registration forms, contact forms, online surveys, merchandise transactions, and position applications, such as:
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Credit card, payment card and bank information
- Job, fellowship, internship, and volunteer position application information
- Resumes and cover letters
Use of Information We Collect
We use the Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected (for example, responding to your requests, sending newsletters, administering surveys or processing donations) and the limited purposes set forth below. The Foundation will not sell the Personal Information of donors for a third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes unless the donor explicitly grants permission to do so. The Foundation will not exchange the Personal Information of donors for a third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes if a donor opts out of allowing the Foundation to do so. To opt out of exchanges of Personal Information for third party fundraising or marketing purposes, please send us an email at [email protected]. Further, we do not share, sell, transfer, exchange or disclose your Personal Information with third parties except in the following limited circumstances:
- To carry out the Foundation’s mission. Specifically, we may share your e-mail or mailing address with our subsidiaries and affiliated entities, and certain third parties with whom we work, for use for a specific, limited purpose related to the Foundation’s mission and goals, which may include responding to your requests, processing donations or merchandise orders, sending newsletters, surveys, notices or content, and administering, enhancing and troubleshooting the Site and the Foundation’s other online offerings
- With your permission to disclose the information
- To change website hosts or when our host transfers business assets (as further described below)
- To share it with third party vendors, agents or contractors who perform services for us on a “need to know” basis
- As required by law or court order (see “Legal Disclaimer” below) or to comply with the Foundation’s donor disclosure obligations (see “Donor Disclosure” below)
Control of Your Personal Information
If you prefer to not share your Personal Information as described above, please email us at any time at [email protected].
Please note that the Foundation is obligated to disclose all donors, which it does by listing donors by range of donation amount on our website. View the contributors list here.
This Site gives users the opportunity to change Personal Information previously provided to us through this Site. To do so, please send us an email at [email protected]. If you have registered to receive emails from the Foundation and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists by sending us an email through our Contact Page, or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email sent from the Foundation.
Transfer of Business Assets
At any time, this Site’s host may be acquired, merge with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both General and Personal Information will likely be among the transferred assets.
Cookies, Tracking Tags, and Other Technology
The Foundation may use electronic images known as web beacons to monitor activity on our website, as well as across social media platforms and other websites. These web beacons allow the Foundation to provide personalized services and advertising content. With both cookies and web beacon technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Personal Information is stored on our server and the servers of our third party vendors who perform services for us and is not publicly accessible. Further, Personally Information is only accessed by Foundation staff on a "need to know" basis. To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.
The Site does not seek to collect any information from children under 13. If a child provides us with information, the parent or guardian may notify us, and the information will be deleted from our records.
While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we take reasonable steps to protect the safety of your personal information. This Site has security measures in place to protect loss, misuse, and/or alteration of such information under our control. However, we do not guarantee the security of your General or Personal Information. In addition, we do not assume any liability for third party use of your General or Personal Information, whether obtained legally or illegally from or through this Site.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Foundation. Although we use security that we believe to be appropriate to protect your Personal Information, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for, any loss, misuse, or alteration of your Personal Information.