Privacy and Information Security Policy
WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION DO WE OBTAIN FROM YOU? WHEN DO WE OBTAIN SUCH INFORMATION?
If, upon visiting our Web Site, your use is limited to browsing our informational content, we will not require that you provide us with any personally identifiable information. Nevertheless, we collect your personal information such as name, email address, and location when you voluntarily provide it. We may request personal information from you at other times. For example:
- If you sign up for our newsletter through our Web Site, we will request your name and e-mail address.
- If you choose to participate in a survey conducted by us or by one of our business partners, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, and other information, as may be required by the particular survey.
- If you report a problem or submit a customer review or comment, we may ask that you provide your name, e-mail address, address, or phone number. Should you contact us for any reason other than to report a problem and/or to submit a review, we may also keep a record and/or copy of your correspondence with us.
We do not request any financial information from you, including credit card or social security numbers. Please note, though, that we use third-party vendors to execute credit card transactions in furtherance of the Services.
HOW DO WE PROTECT THE SECURITY AND QUALITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
To protect the security and quality of your personal information, we have implemented technical and managerial procedures to maintain accurate, current, and complete information, as well as to protect your personal information against loss, misuse, or alteration when it is under our control. Your personally identifiable information will be encrypted and stored on our secured servers.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
When you interact with the DLDF through the Services, we automatically receive and store certain non-identifiable personal information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Examples of this non-identifiable personal information include the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the Services, your operating system, and your location data (which is anonymous). The DLDF may store such non-identifiable personal information itself, or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by the DLDF to assist us in providing effective Services and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Our primary use of your information is to administer, maintain, and improve your experience on our Web Site generally, as well as to provide you with customized personalization services and interactive communications. We also use this information to provide you with the Services, e.g., to enable you to register and sign into your account, administer your account of funds, and verify activity.
We may from time to time send you e-mails regarding our Web Site, special promotions, or information about products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may “opt-out” of this contact by emailing email@example.com.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Services offered on our Web Site. We also use your IP address to help identify you, and to gather broad demographic information that we may share with our business partners, but only in the aggregate, without any of your personally identifiable information.
We may research the demographics, interests, and behaviors of our customers, based on the information provided to us from our server log files, from cookies, and from surveys. Our research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. We may share this aggregate data with business partners, but only in the aggregate, without any of your personally identifiable information.
When you use the Services to organize a fundraising campaign, the Services may request that you provide your city, or town, and state, or province, of residence.
CAN YOU “OPT-OUT” OF RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE DLDF?
If you change your mind and decide that you no longer want to receive promotional e-mails and/or direct mailings, you may opt-out at any time by simply sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similarly, if you are not receiving our promotional e-mails and/or direct mailings and wish to receive these materials, you may opt-in at any time by simply sending an e-mail request to email@example.com.
PRIVACY POLICIES OF THE DLDF PARTNERS
DO WE SELL OR RENT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
No, as a general rule, we do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. If, and whenever, we intend to share your personally identifiable information with a third party (other than with a business partner as provided herein), you will be notified at the time of the data collection or transfer, and you will have the option of not permitting the transfer. However, we may, from time to time, rent or sell demographic information in the aggregate that does not contain your personally identifiable information.
Please be aware that, as we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event, your personal information, as described herein, may be part of the transferred assets.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE INFORMATION?
We generally will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission to do so or under some special circumstances described below.
As noted previously, we may, from time to time, partner with other companies to offer co-branded services and promotions. Any information that you provide in connection with the co-branded services, or any jointly sponsored promotions, will become the joint property of the DLDF and its business partners. We may also disclose other personal information about you to our business partners, but only if we have obtained your permission to make the disclosure before data collection or before transferring the data.
We may, from time to time, offer you the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you want to receive this information, we may (but only with your permission) share your name and e-mail address with them.
Under confidentiality agreements, we may match user information with third party data. We also may disclose aggregate demographic and/or user information and statistics in order to describe our customer base to prospective partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
DO YOU HAVE CHOICES ABOUT COOKIES?
Yes, you have several choices with respect to cookies. You can modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. However, our Web Site uses cookie-based authentication. Accordingly, if you choose to reject all cookies, you may not be able to log onto our Web Site and/or use our Services or participate in our promotions.
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