The following describes the policies and practices of Our Site with regard to the collection and use of personal information from users of Our Site’s subscribers to our various email news and products. Throughout this page, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” are meant to include Our Site staff, contractors, and volunteers. Our websites are hosted by Hostgator.
We have the utmost respect for your privacy and will not trade, sell or exchange your personal information with anyone. We only share your information with third parties we have contracted with to provide you services on our behalf, as described below under “With whom we share the information.
When it comes to collection and use of personal information, our guiding questions are:
* “Will having this information help us better serve this individual?”
* “Do we have permission to use the information in this way?”
* “Is this use of the information required in order to fulfill the expectations of the individual?”
Information we collect about you:
At this time there is no Registration required.
Browsing the site
Throughout our websites and email newsletters, we offer the option for you to forward information to a friend. In this process we use an online form collect your name, email address, an optional comment from you, and the email address of your friend. This information is used to deliver the item to your friend, but is not stored by us; the email address(es) that you provide to use this feature will only be used to send the requested information.
Participating in a survey, contest, or special offer
Several times a year, Our Site hosts optional surveys, contests, and special offers, each of which may ask you for additional information about your experience, opinion, or demographics. This information is maintained on a secure server accessible only by staff.
Our goal is to help you be an effective advocate for, or broadcaster of, important ideas. Therefore, the majority of the information we collect, from website tracking to survey responses, has to do with what your interests are and how you use (or would like to use) our work. We analyze this data in aggregate and in segments and use this information in order to provide better research, content, design, organization, and delivery of our work to you.
When you submit questions or comments to a Our Site staff member by email (via a link on the website, e.g.), we will use your e-mail address to respond directly to you. Except as explained in this policy, Our Site does not send unsolicited e-mail.
Other individual information
If you supply us with your postal address you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on research and services, fundraising, or upcoming events.
If you supply us with your telephone number we will only call you with information regarding orders your have placed or to update contact information. On rare occasions we may contact you by phone to seek input or advice on a particular policy issue or opportunity.
If your participation in a contest, survey, or special offer entitles you to a prize or other gift of thanks, we will use information you provided to us to fulfill your prize. Some survey information may be maintained with your profile so we can tailor the presentation of our work to you.
With whom we share the information: Third party service providers
We will not share individually-identifying personal information about you with third parties without your permission, with the exception of service providers or other organizations we contract with to fulfill services on our behalf (e.g. delivering email or mail, executing credit card transactions), or under the circumstances described in Compliance with Legal Requirements below.
Compliance with Legal Requirements
We may disclose personal information if we are required to by law, or we believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect and defend our rights and property, (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of Our Site’s work, or (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. As such, if you attempt to pose as someone else, we may disclose information about you or your actions as part of an investigation into any harm done by your actions.
When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure outside vendor’s server (currently PayPal) To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
If Our Site were to merge with or acquire another entity, or sell a portion of its assets, some information regarding donors, subscribers, registered website users, and/or website visitors may be transferred.
How you can manage the use of your information On the Manage Profile page, you can update or correct inaccuracies in your registration information, subscribe or unsubscribe from enewsletters, and change your password
We respect those that wish to receive the benefits of registration but otherwise wish to have no contact at all with the organization. If you wish to have no email contact, phone contact, or mailings from Our Site, please call, email, or write us at the contacts provided. We will process the request within 10 business days of receiving notice. We reserve the right to contact you for customer service purposes regarding any transactions you initiate with the contact form on the site.
We do not currently partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. Read our sponsorship policy here.
Our Site is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it links.
From time to time, we may use website visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.
Our Site will not divulge any personal information. Notifications – This site abides by a No-Spam Policy. Emails are only sent to purchasers and to newsletter subscribers.
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We have a no spam policy.+Copyrights
All information, logos, trademarks, texts on this site are property of their respective owner. No images or content from this site may be used, copied or reproduced without written permission.
Our Site respects your privacy. As we develop our online presence, we will revise our Privacy
We will not sell, rent, trade, share, reveal or disclose any of your personal information, unless
* you have specifically requested that we do so;
* we deem it necessary to provide you with services you have requested;
* we are required to do so by a Court of competent jurisdiction or by a governmental order, decree, regulation or rule of any regulatory agency;
* our terms and conditions state that we will;
* we reasonably believe that use of disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to an individual’s life, health or safety or a serious threat to public health or safety; or
* We have reason to suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in and the use or disclosure of your personal information is a necessary part of our investigation of the matter or in reporting our concerns to relevant persons or authorities.
We use PayPal to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.