Information We Collect
In operating the Site, there is certain information, personally identifiable and otherwise, that you may give or we otherwise may collect from your access to and use of the Site as follows:
- Through your use of the Site, we may collect information sent by your web browser, which may include your IP address, your domain servers, your type of browser, pages on the Site that you visited, and the date and time you visited the Site. This type of information is not intended to include any personal information.
- The Site uses “cookies”, which are small data files stored on your hard drive. This helps the Site determine if you are a return user. It may be possible to decline the cookies through your browser; however, in doing so, you may not be able to access certain portions of the Site. This type of information is not intended to include any personal information.
- While you are not required to provide any personal information to us, we will collect information that you provide by filling in forms on the Site, including any information provided by you to sign up for communications and information from us and/or information provided as part of making a donation online to us. This type of information may include personal information including your name, address, email address and credit card information.
How We Use Your Information
We use your information that we collect to provide services and information to you, to improve the user experience on the Site, and, where applicable, to process donations and acknowledge receipt of such donations. In addition, we may use your information to provide you with email communications or physical mail regarding us and our operations and/or issues relating to the issues we serve.
On occasion, we may share your telephone number and/or email or home address information with affiliated non-profit and commercial organizations. If you do not want us to do so, please just let us know (See contact information below).
Except as noted above, we do not sell or lease your personal information, except we may disclose information: (a) to third parties and affiliates involved in the operation and/or administration of services for us, (b) about you if we determined, in good faith, that the disclosure is required by law, court order or legal process, to respond to claims or protect the rights or safety of us or others, (c) if you provide us with written consent to do so, and (d) and transfer such information, as well, to a third party as part of a sale of our business and operations or otherwise in the event we establish a new entity to operate the Site.
Email and Physical Addresses
We may use your information to provide you with email communications or physical mail regarding us and/or issues relating to the issues we serve. Please contact us (see contact information below) if you would like to opt out of receiving such communications.
Security of Your Information
The security of your information is of great importance to us. We have put in place commercially reasonable and current physical, electronic and organizational methods and procedures in place to safeguard the information that you provide or that otherwise collect on the Site. Nonetheless, unfortunately no electronic communication of information over the internet or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure – as
Links to Other Websites
The Site may from time to time provide links to websites of third parties – for example, articles regarding issues important to us or third parties with similar missions. We do not have control over any third-party website and are not responsible for their privacy policies or any use of information collected at these third-party websites. You should be careful to review the privacy policies of these websites.
State Privacy Rights; International Users
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California may request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ marketing efforts. We do not provide personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes without your consent, except as noted above in “How We Use Your Information”. If you have a request under the California Civil Code, or other law applicable to your State of residence, please contact us.
The Site is hosted in, and your information will be stored on computers located in, the United States. To the extent that you are using the Site from a computer not in the United States, you consent to the transfer of, use in and storage of your information obtained from the Site in the United States. The laws of the United States shall govern the Site and all related matters.
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