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 our website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
During the course of your interactions with us, you may voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your email address, postal address, home or work telephone number, and other personal information for such purposes as correspondence, making a donation, joining our newsletter, or participating in online actions. 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. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. We do not share, rent, or sell any personal information from our supporters and have established internal protocols to further protect your personal information.
What Types of Communication Will You Receive?
We publish various materials on a regular basis. Occasionally we may send announcements about events or products to the mailing list. You have choices about the types of communications that you receive from us. They may include the following:
- Newsletters and Highlights
- Personal Contacts including invitations, thank you calls, and notifications from our staff or board
- Advocacy Resources
- Subscription Notices
- Promotions that Further our Mission
- Donation and Fundraising Appeals
Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, our website may utilize a standard technology called ‘cookies’ (see explanation below, ‘What Are Cookies?’) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual nor is it personally-identifying information.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our nonprofit mission, providing donor services, and making available information available for our supporters and donors. The lists used to send you program information and resources are developed and managed under our strict privacy standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our donors’ and supporters’ personal information. You are allowed at any time to notify us of your desire not to receive communications from us or that you would like to be removed from our records.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use website browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better achieve our mission. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our donors, supporters, and online visitors.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
When you send confidential personal credit card information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website, providing end-to-end encryption. You can ensure our website is secure by looking at our URL and its use of HTTPS.
Other emails that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information to us through an unsecured email. We will never ask for credit card information or bank account information through email.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Information Security. We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration, or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and data collection practices are reviewed for compliance with our policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality, and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training, and Expectations. Our values, ethical standards, policies, and practices are committed to the protection of donor and supporter information. In general, our business practices closely restrict employee access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us.
Do We Disclose Personal Identifying Information to Outside Parties?
No. We never provide personal identifying information to anyone outside of our organization. We do not share, rent, or sell any personal information from our supporters and have established internal protocols to further protect your personal information.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.