COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Personally Identifiable Information:
The Foundation may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf, such as hosting this Web Site or providing customer service. In addition, the Foundation has contracted the services of a third party to process credit card donations submitted through the Web Site. The third parties employed by the Foundation may have access to this Web Site's user information, including PII.
The Foundation may disclose information about its users, including PII, when legally required to do so, for tax reporting purposes, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web Site and applicable laws. The Foundation may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests, or safety of the Web Site, our users or others. In addition, the Foundation reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer user information, including PII, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
Notice to California Residents: We do not to share your PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you specifically tell us to do so through an opt-in. For those California residents who want more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your full name, e-mail address, and postal address in your message. We will only respond to messages regarding our policy of not sharing PII with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you opt-in, and those that include the above information.
The Foundation Does Not Knowingly Collect Information From Children Under Thirteen (13) Years Of Age:
This is not a Web site directed to children younger than the age of 13, and the Foundation does not knowingly collect any PII from children younger than thirteen (13) years of age. If you are younger than thirteen (13) years of age, do not send any information about yourself to the Foundation. If the Foundation discovers that a child younger than the age of 13 has provided the Foundation with PII, the Foundation will delete that child's PII from its system.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
When your computer contacts our Web servers (for example, when you visit this Web Site or view an HTML e-mail), our Web servers may automatically collect Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate the Web Site. It includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Web Site, and IP addresses (see below for more information on IP addresses). We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page, e-mail or similar service. The Foundation may disclose non-identifying, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing the Foundation's services to prospective partners and other third parties.
Our Web pages or e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a Web beacon, which is sometimes also called a "clear gif", that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our users, such as the type of browser requesting the Web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to and the time the Web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a Web beacon. The Foundation may use Web beacons to count visitors to our Web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Web Site, and we may include Web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. The Foundation may use Web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about the Web Site; the Foundation does not link the information collected by its Web beacons to the PII you provide the Web Site.
When you are on the Web Site or viewing an e-mail provided by the Foundation or the Web Site, you could be directed to third party Web pages through links, which may include the Foundation's logo as part of a co-branding agreement. If you "click" on the link, the "click" takes you outside the Foundation's service to third party Web pages that are beyond the Foundation's control. These other Web sites may set their own cookies, collect data, solicit PII and have their own privacy policies.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Web Site or providing us with your PII, you consent to this transfer.