|Information Collection, Use, and Sharing|
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell, rent, or voluntarily provide this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request (e.g. PayPal donations, membership purchase, etc.). In the case of e-mail addresses, we employ a blind-mailing strategy, which avoids the requirement of having to display or disclose your e-mail in any public fashion.
We will only publicly display non-critical information when you have specifically granted permission to do so (e.g. telephone number).
We use geographic coordinates and map-based interfaces, so no personal address information is required or displayed. For organizations, addresses are required, but only used to determine geographical coordinates and never publicly disclosed.
We will use your data anonymously for internal statistics and analysis for the sole purposes of improving our services and monitoring the health and efficiency of the web site. Additionally, we utilize Google Analytics to anonymously track such things as site page usage, geographic statistics, and other non-personal environmental details to help us analyze and improve our services.
|Your Access to and Control Over Information|
You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email or through the means provided directly on our web site:
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as e-mail addresses, credit card data, etc.), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the page address URL.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing, customer service, etc.) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
In order to use certain services on this web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (minimum of name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
For service purchases and donations, you must provide contact information and financial information. Financial services are provided by PayPal and all relevant data is collected, maintained, and protected by secure PayPal services. Personal contact information (i.e. non-financial) is collected by the web site only for the purpose of issue resolution or transaction confirmation and to maintain account information used for internal purposes only.
We use "cookies" on this site for specific purposes that are anonymous or hold value only for the duration of your visit. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and temporarily store information relevant to your current visit.
This web site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.