Please take a moment to carefully read and learn about what information we collect from you and how we use it. Do not hesitate to email us with any questions about our policy.
If a change meaningfully reduces your rights, we’ll notify people whose personal data we hold and is affected.
Please review this privacy statement frequently so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
Types of Information Collected and Uses of Collected Information
We collect the following type of data about our website users: Name, email, address, payment information, as well as website activity. We collect this data when you inquire about our organization’s work; subscribe to email updates; apply to a program or fill out a form; and through cookies.
How we use your data
We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected.
For example, we may use your personal information to reply to questions or inquiries you send to us; handle payments or other transactions that you initiate; where you have specifically agreed to this, send you promotional communications by email relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you.
Beyond that, we use information that identifies specific information about you (personally identifiable information) to provide services to you, enhance website operation, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze website use, improve our service offerings, and to tailor your experience.
Additionally, if you use our website to send information to another person, we may store your personal information. We may also use personally identifiable information to troubleshoot, resolve disputes, accomplish administrative tasks, contact you, enforce our agreements with you, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities.
We use information that does not personally identify you (non-personally identifiable information) to troubleshoot, administer the website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.
Release of Personally Identifiable Information
We will only pass your personally identifiable information to third parties in the following circumstances:
- you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party;
- we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf and we have in place a data processing agreement with that third party that fulfils our legal obligations in relation to the use of third party data processors; or
- we are required by law to share your data for our protection and the protection of others.
Release of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may disclose or share non-personally identifiable information with partners and affiliates. For example, we may use Third Party Service Providers to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our users to administer our website and constantly improve its quality. We may also publish this information for promotional purposes or as a representative audience for advertisers. Please note that this is not personally identifiable information, only general summaries of the activities of our users. Such data is collected on our behalf, and is owned and used by us.
How long we keep your data
We take the principles of data privacy and removal seriously and have internal policies in place to ensure that we only ever ask for the minimum amount of data we need to best serve you and meet your needs. We delete that data promptly once it is no longer required.
Updating and Correcting Information
We are committed to accuracy and transparency and believe that you should have the ability to access and edit the personally identifiable information you provide us. You may change this information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name, address, and what information you would like to update.
Make sure to promptly update your information if it changes as soon as it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, we may not be able to delete information associated with past transactions on the website. Additionally, it may be impossible for us to completely delete all of your information because we periodically backup information.
User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
You can always choose not to provide information, although it may be required to engage in a certain activity on the website.
That said, from time to time, we may send you administrative and promotional emails. You cannot opt-out of administrative emails. “Administrative emails” include emails regarding a particular user’s account, requests or inquiries, and payments.
You /do/ have a choice on whether or not you want to receive our promotional emails. Promotional emails share details of our offerings, brand, advertise upcoming events and offerings, application deadlines and include calls for action and support. If you do not want to receive promotional emails from us, you may elect to opt-out of receiving them at any time after registering by e-mailing us at email@example.com or by hitting the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any of our e-mails. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what promotional emails you do not want to receive.
Security of Information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect your security. Your information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. We encrypt certain sensitive information (such as credit card information) using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your information is safe as it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we use reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies that do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Website, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
Cookies Use and Data Tracking
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, such as remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. Please note that if you decline or delete these cookies, some parts of the Website may not work properly.
We may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to track your use of our website. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages on our website, or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, pixel tags and web beacons generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our website, as well as give us a way to measure our promotions and performance.
Privacy Policies of Third Party Websites
If you have any comments or questions about this notice, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org