Privacy Policy

Last updated March 5, 2019

We are committed to the lawful, fair, and transparent collection and use of personal data. This notice is intended to help you understand how we collect and use your personal data, as well as how we share, store, and protect that data.  We may update this notice and any supplemental privacy notices to reflect changes in our practices and applicable law. We will post a notice of any material updates on our website.

This policy applies to personal data we collect through our website.  It does not apply to any third-party sites that may link to, or be accessible from, our website.  Your interactions with third-party sites are governed by those parties’ applicable privacy notices, statements, or policies.

We collect your personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, you may choose to give us your email address or other contact information, including your address, zip code or phone number.  It is always your choice whether to provide this personal data. You may not provide personal data about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by contract or applicable law. You may provide personal data on behalf of another person only if you have provided them with a copy of this notice and any applicable supplemental privacy notice and obtained their explicit consent.  We may ask you to provide evidence of that notice and consent.

We may collect some personal data automatically. For example, when you visit our website, we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider (ISP), and browser type and language. We also may use cookies and similar technologies to collect data about your interaction with our website, including referring webpage, pages visited on our site, date and time of your visit to our website, or whether you are a repeat visitor to our website.  Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, not that portions of our website may not function properly if you disable cookies.

We do not knowingly collect personal data from minors under the age of 13.  We encourage parents to participate actively in their childrens’ Internet browsing activity.  If you become aware of any personal data we have collected from a minor, please contact us. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a minor, we will take steps to delete the data without notice as soon as possible.

We may use your personal data for legitimate and carefully considered business purposes including: to send you information you have expressly chosen to receive; to administer and inform our program strategies and charitable activities; to administer, safeguard, and improve our sites, systems, facilities, and other business operations; to protect our rights and the safety of others; to contribute to our archive of information in the public interest; and/or to comply with applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.

We may share your personal data with our employees, agents, and affiliates who have a business need to know, our services providers (including contingent workers, consultants, contractors, vendors, and out-sourced service providers) to process it for us based on our instructions and for no other purpose, and with partners that are collaborating with us on our projects.  We do not share your personal data with any third party (including our service providers) for marketing purposes. If you believe personal data you provided to us is being misused by a third party, please contact us. We may share your personal data with law enforcement, other government agencies or authorities, or third parties as required by applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.

Your personal data may be stored in your region or in any other country where we or our service providers have facilities. We may also allow employees and service providers located around the world to access personal data as provided in this notice.  We will store your personal data until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise required or permitted by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible. We may dispose of any data in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law.

As the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our sites and any such transmission is at your own risk. However, we maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures, including performing regular self-assessments, to prevent unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data. We limit access to personal data and require that employees authorized to access personal data maintain the confidentiality of that data. We hold our service providers to at least the same data privacy and security standards to which we hold ourselves.

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