Use and Collection of Information
When you donate to our organization, as part of the process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. We may disclose your personal information when you ask us or we believe we are required by law to do so.
Email marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our organization, new programs and other updates. You can opt out of these emails at any time using the Unsubscribe instructions provided in such communications or contacting us.
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place a donation, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us.
Our website is hosted on Squarespace. They provide us with the online platform that allows us to provide services to you. Your data is stored through Squarespace’s data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Squarespace stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, including Demographics and Interest Reporting, to help us learn about who visits our site in an effort to enhance customers' shopping experience and improve the performance of our operations. Google Analytics uses first-party and third-party cookies to track visitor interactions with our site. Google collects this information anonymously without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you use this site.
Links: When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
As you navigate this site, your web browser may store information on your computer in the form of a "cookie." Cookies are simple text files. They are needed to facilitate automatic logins, password authentication, shopping cart functions, personal preference settings, and a variety of other functions. Most web browsers allow users to clear or block cookies. Refer to your browser's instructions to learn more about such features. Please note that deleting or disabling cookies may limit your user experience.
In the event that our site is acquired or merged with another organization, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to remain in contact with you.
Questions and Contact Information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, you can contact us.