The Foundation recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from you. To this end, we are committed to using our best efforts to respect your privacy. Here is how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Website.
What Personal Information We Collect
The Foundation collects personal information in connection with a visitor’s request for information and a donor’s charitable donation to the Foundation. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and, where appropriate, credit card number. Using embedded tracking technology, we may also collect a variety of other information regarding your usage of our Website, including your IP address, your username, your session ID, the name of the browser you are using, information regarding web pages you view, and information regarding referring web pages, when you access our Website.
When you visit the Foundation’s Website, we will place a “cookie” – a text file containing a randomly assigned number – on your computer. Placing a cookie on your computer gives us the ability to authenticate, track and maintain specific information about you, as a user of our Website, such as your site preferences. The Foundation uses this information to customize the look and feel of our Website to accommodate the preferences of people who use our Website. You may choose to reject our cookies if your web browser permits, but doing so may restrict your ability to use certain features on our Website.
Do We Share Your Personal Information?
Except as stated below, the Foundation will NOT share your personal information with any third party other than professional service-providers and other third parties affiliated with the Foundation and acting on our behalf to further the Foundation’s charitable purposes and programs.
The Foundation may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
- if we are required by law or regulation, court order or legal process;
- if we determine that doing so is in the public interest (i.e., if we were to suspect that you were using our website in connection with the commission of a crime);
- in connection with a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation of our company;
After we disclose your personal information to a third party in such instances, the Foundation no longer controls the use or further disclosure of your personal information, and the Foundation will not be responsible to you for such use or further disclosure.
The Foundation provides email updates to keep interested visitors to our Website informed of developments and events related to our charitable mission. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.
The Foundation’s goal is to forge a long-term partnership with you, and we value and appreciate the trust that accompanies your online donation. Your online donations are safe and secure. The Foundation uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information, including your personal financial information (i.e., credit card number and/or bank account information) and the security of your transaction during transmission.
Donations made through our Website are in compliance with PCI data security standards. We do not store or retain your credit/debit card information after the transaction is processed.
At your option, the Foundation makes available PayPal to process donations. When you make a donation via PayPal on our Website, your personal information is subject to PayPal’s data collection practices. For a full description, please read PayPal’s privacy and security statements.
All online transactions will be confirmed by a follow-up email.
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Note to Parents about Children
The Foundation does not intend, and our Website is NOT designed, to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years old, you should not provide personal information on our Website or use this Website without the supervision or permission of an adult. In addition, please note that children under the age of 18 may not make donations on this website without parental consent.
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