Effective as of March 9, 2016
The Information We Collect
We do not collect any personal information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.
If you sign up to receive email newsletters and updates about our organization, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your first name, last name and email address (collectively, “Personal Information”).
Like most web sites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit the Site to record information that identifies your computer, to track your use of the Site, and to collect certain basic information about you and your surfing habits. This information includes information about your operating system, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of a website you visit, and similar information concerning your use of the Site (“Usage Information” and, collectively with Personal Information, “Information”). We may collect this Usage Information by using cookies and pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs). Cookies are small packets of data that a web site stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web site users. You can reject cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet provider’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still visit the Site, but may not be able to use some areas of the Site.
We do not collect Personal Information in this way, but if you’ve provided us with Personal Information we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically. Automatic data collection may be performed on our behalf by our service providers.
In addition, we do not monitor, recognize, or honor any opt-out or do not track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.
Information Collected by or Through Third-Party Companies
How We Use and Share the Information
We will use your Information for the following purposes:
- To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to this Website;
- To send you newsletters and updates about our organization;
- To solicit your feedback;
- For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent; and
In an ongoing effort to better understand our users and our Website, we might analyze the Usage Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies to perform other business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases, and hosting services. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, which may include your Information.
We may share some or all of your Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us.
If we or all or substantially all of our assets are acquired, we expect that the Information would be transferred along with the other business assets.
To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose Information when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, or whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect our rights, property, or safety, or that of others.
How We Protect Your Information
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
Control of Your Information
You may update your Personal Information that you provided to us by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
If you wish to stop receiving newsletter e-mails from us, please send us a message via at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also choose to unsubscribe from our newsletter emails by following the instructions in the bottom of any such email.
Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents
The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By accessing and using the Website and/or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer.
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