Information We Collect
We collect only the Personal Information you voluntarily provide to us or that is given to us by entities or third parties that have your permission to share your personal information. We may use clear GIFs (image files) in our HTML-based e-mails to let us know which e-mails have been opened and use bounce-back technologies for undeliverable e-mails. These technologies assist us in managing our e-mail list, as well as to determine what information is important to you as a reader. Each time you visit the Website, our server will record your server address, your domain name, your browser type, your platform, the date and time of visit, and the titles of pages you view. If you make an online donation, we will request certain Personal Information (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information). This information enables us to process your donation and communicate with you about it. Through our sites or otherwise, you may decide to submit Personal information (such as your name and email address) for purposes other than donating (such as receiving an email newsletter or further information as to a particular topic).
How we use your information
We collect and store your Personal Information and use it for the purposes for which you submitted it (as described above). We use your Personal Information to do the following: 1) Process your donation to SKC; 2) Send you newsletters and special informational brochures; 3) Contact you about our events; 4) Improve our web site; 5) Gain your input through reader surveys; and 6) Maintain and operate your personalized fundraising page if one was created. In addition, we may use such information to help us diagnose problems, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, keep you updated about our work, analyze website usage, and improve our website's content, layout, and services. We do not share your personal information for use by other companies except in the case where those companies are performing a service for SKC. For instance, we employ companies to assist us with such functions as hosting our donor information database, sending postal mail and e-mail, modeling our data, and processing online and mail donations and credit card payments. These companies have access to Personal Information as needed to perform their functions. We require that these companies keep such information confidential.
We may also disclose your Personal Information in response to court orders or subpoenas or if we determine that it is necessary to do so to comply with applicable laws or to protect the interests or safety of Company or other visitors to the Website.
The Website may contain links to third party sites including, among others, those of advertisers, and other third parties whose trademarks may appear on the Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the sites to which we provide links, and the fact that we have provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or its providers. You should carefully review the privacy policies of any linked sites you access via the Website.
Protecting your information is important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Our website uses industry-standard SSL encryption on pages where you submit donor or payment information. Information that you submit is protected through data access security. The Personal Information that you provide is stored in a secure location and accessible only by authorized employees. Payment information is retained only for transaction processing. We employ industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and site monitoring to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization.
We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with such information without consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided such information to us, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How you can contact us