WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information:
- Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and
- Website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the site.
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE
Registration Information: You will provide us information about yourself when you donate, register for member only content, register for a course, register for forum support, or register for email newsletters and alerts.
Email Information: If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. WEBSITE USE INFORMATION
Similar to other commercial websites, this site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site, and the websites visited just before and just after our site.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our organization activities and providing customer service. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this website and new and special opportunities we think you will find valuable. You may notify us of your desire not to receive these updates by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in each such email.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM COOKIES?
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
The information we collect is used to improve the content of this site and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. That being said, your information could be shared under the following circumstances:
- We use third parties to facilitate our mission, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing payments. In connection with these offerings and organizational operations, these third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with those activities.
- If it becomes necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
NOTICE OF NEW SERVICES AND CHANGES
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this website, new offerings, and special opportunities we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these updates by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in each such email.
HOW DO WE SECURE INFORMATION TRANSMISSIONS?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on this site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.
DO WE STORE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION?
When you make a donation via our website, your credit card information is relayed to our credit card processor immediately. We do collect some of your basic contact information, so we can keep you informed about our work and contact you occasionally during advocacy efforts or fundraising drives, but your credit card details are never stored on our server.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to
(a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties;
(b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties;
(c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE?