Privacy / Copyright Policy
Information Provided by Visitors
We do not use this website to collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals or persons acting on their behalf.
You may use the Foundation’s website without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. However, in order to have access to certain features, you must register and submit information required for those features.
If you decide to register with us or to make a donation online, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information that may include a user name and password, your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and other pertinent information. We store this information, along with your other preferences, on our secure server so that you need not reenter it when you return to the site.
In addition, if you send us a message or use an online application or service offered through the Foundation’s website, we may receive and may need to retain that personally identifiable information in order to act, respond or fulfill the application or service. The information will be treated confidentially within our organization, as we protect other confidential information.
When You Make a Donation
The Foundation and staff recognize the importance of acknowledging donors for their gifts, subject to requests for anonymity and similar restrictions on publication that donors may request.
When you make a donation, the Foundation will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to process and service your donation that may include your name, billing and shipping postal addresses, telephone number, email address and credit card number. When you make a donation online, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server. We will retain the personally identifiable information you provided for our records and to facilitate customer service. You may also be asked for additional information required to complete and service your request.
When a donation is made, all discussions, correspondence, information and agreements will be kept in strict confidence. Specific information about a donation will be provided in response to requests only if permission is obtained from the donor prior to the release of such information, or the information is permitted to be used or disclosed pursuant to the other terms of this Policy. Donor requests for privacy, anonymity or confidentiality will be honored.
How the Foundation Uses Information Provided by Visitors
The Foundation uses the information you provide to personalize the site so that we can better meet your needs, process donations and requests, and inform you of our activities.
The Foundation may use a third party service to collect anonymous visitor information like IP addresses, browser types (such as Internet Explorer), referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular service or feature. The Foundation collects this information for statistical analysis of web page traffic patterns; to administer our service and servers; to allow for auditing of our services by some third parties who have that right; and for internal purposes to make marketing decisions.
Information Collected Automatically
The Foundation may send email or newsletters to our registered visitors. Registered visitors may subscribe or unsubscribe to an email newsletter at any time by changing their email preferences. On occasion, the Foundation may send emails to individuals such as donors and other visitors who have provided us with their email address, informing them of Foundation activities we think might be of interest to them.
If you email the Foundation, we may forward your message and email address to the appropriate department within the Foundation. The Foundation may choose to save this information. The Foundation is pleased to hear from you. However, any message, material, information, ideas, concepts or other information sent to the Foundation by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
Links to Other Services
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to the Foundation is done at your own risk.
Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. All credit card numbers submitted to the site are encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption. SSL technology is an industry standard for protecting sensitive information as it is transmitted over the Internet. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place other appropriate physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
The Foundation’s website is provided by the Foundation as an information service and as a tool for visitors and donors. Although the website is accessible to anyone, the Foundation retains copyrights and licenses on all text, graphic images, layout and arrangement. Therefore, you may not distribute any of the contents (text or graphics) of this site without the express permission of the Foundation, include the information on your own server or in your own documents without the Foundation’s permission, or modify or re-use the text or graphics located on the Foundation’s website.
You may print copies of the information for your own personal use or store files on your own computer for your personal use only.
Information on this site may also be copied and used by donors and visitors in furthering the mission and purposes of the Foundation and to assist them with their charitable plans.
Do Not Track (DNT) Standards
“Do not track” (DNT) standards have still not been finalized by the Internet standards setting organization, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). As such, we do not use DNT signals.