What information does the Foundation collect?
When you visit the Foundation website, we collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes which pages are visited and any feedback from our visitors. We then aggregate this information with other pieces of information to improve our site and make your experience on the site as valuable and efficient as possible.
When you register with the Foundation, we collect personal information such as name, age, address, phone and email in order to set up your account.
You may invite friends to donate to the Foundation by providing their email address via our automated invitation system. The Foundation stores the email addresses that you provide so that the respondents may be contacted, and also to send reminders of the invitations.
In addition to the information we collect upon your initial registration with The Foundation, we may ask you for personal information at other times.
Upon cancelling your Foundation account, you have the right to request deletion of your account information, subject to our need to keep appropriate archives for our business operations.
Information submitted by you for inclusion on the Foundation website
Your comments submitted to the Foundation blog and dedications submitted in connection with a donation (each a “User Posting”) will be posted on the Foundation blog and dedications or similar page, respectively, subject to our Users Terms and Conditions and accessible by all visitors to the site. The Foundation has no control over, and shall incur no responsibility for, how such visitors will use such User Postings. The Foundation reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit User Postings, but does not regularly review User Postings.
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of the Foundation website, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the Foundation website.
What do we do with the information we collect?
- It is used to set up and maintain your Foundation account and to fulfill any donations.
- Your email address and other perso We provide you with information about your donations (such as whether they have been received or processed).
- If you provide it, your phone number may be used in the event that our customer service representatives need to contact you and cannot reach you by email.
- Credit card information is used to process your donations.
- Your email address and other personal information will never be sold to any other website owner or merchant. We hate junk mail as much as you. This is why we will only send you emails about items that we feel you should know about. This includes special charitable events that the Foundation endorses, Holiday cards, and the latest happenings at the Foundation. When we send emails that include a link to the Foundation site, that link may contain an alphanumeric identifier that allows us to identify the person to whom we sent the message so that we can personalize our content for that individual.
Users who no longer wish to receive our email updates or other notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email.
Credit Card Processing
Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party processor that receives credit card numbers and other personally identifying information only to verify credit card accounts and process transactions.
Credit card security is an important aspect of the online experience. We use encryption technology to keep your credit card information safe. To ensure that your information is even more secure, once we receive your credit card information, it is stored on a server that isn't accessible from the Internet.
With whom do we share your information and for what purpose?
The Foundation does not sell, rent, or trade any personally identifying information with others.
What information do parties other than the Foundation collect?
What are “cookies” and how do we use them?
Our site may use “cookies” to speed navigation and provide you with custom-tailored services. We also use “cookies” to remember information you gave us so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the site. By showing us how and when visitors use the site, “cookies” help us see which site areas and content are popular and which are not. We also collect IP addresses for system administration. Some advertisers or websites that have links on our site may also use their own “cookies.”
Most browsers are initially set to accept “cookies.” If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse “cookies.” You will not be able to use some of our features if you turn off the “cookies” option.
We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. However, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of our member information at any time.
In the event the Foundation goes through a business transition, such as a merger, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Users Located Outside of the United States
Cooperation with law enforcement; fraud protection
The Foundation fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to disclose information about members who we believe are in violation of applicable laws or regulations, or as required to respond to a subpoena, court orders or other legal process requiring such disclosure. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful and to exchange information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.