This Policy covers our treatment of “Personal Information” and “Non-Personal Information” that may be collected or submitted when you are using our website. This Policy does not apply to companies that BFP does not own or control, or to individuals that are not under our supervisory control.
Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information online this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times, and protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that we and our authorized personnel can only access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
While using BFP’s website, you may submit Personal Information when creating an account, pledging to programs, making donations, submitting applications, ordering products, and taking surveys. Depending on the process, the Personal Information you may be asked to provide is your:
Credit or Debit Card Information
Response to applications and surveys
PRIVACY & SECURITY PROVISIONS FOR DONORS
Beagle Freedom Project respects and protects your privacy and will never share or sell your personal information to other individuals or companies, or anyone else, nor will Beagle Freedom Project send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This applies to online transactions, physical donations and any other donations made, including checks, cash and any other currency and information provided via any means.
The information that you provide is used only to complete your donation, provide you with a donation receipt or, upon request, provide you with a donation history.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY TECHNOLOGY
When you visit our website, your IP address maybe collected. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our website and to enable us to make changes to our website in order to improve your experience. In an effort to improve the quality of our website, information regarding your device (such as computer, smartphone, and tablet), your connection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform) and your user history (including, but not limited to, your session information, usage data, the time and date of access, general demographic information, referring/exit URLs, page errors, and the length of your visits to specific pages within our website), and other information that does not personally identify you, may also be collected.
A cookie is a small string of information that our website that transfers to your device for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on our website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used to remember for instance your user name and password. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your device warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (like Internet Explorer). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware though that when you have set your device to reject cookies, it can limit the functionality of our website and it’s possible that you do not have access to some of the features on our website.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for us, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Policy.
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about programs.
Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to our website, such as user content, becomes available to the public. If you remove information that you posted to our website, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
If you have an account with us, following termination or deactivation of your account, BFP may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, we may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of our website after termination or deactivation of your account.
We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on our website. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. We also reserve the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
Except as otherwise described in this Policy, BFP will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our website; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our website, our users or others.
In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve our website and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on our website. This Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.
If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check our website periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. If you created an account on our website, your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using BFP’s website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES
We use the eTapestry platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and polices at eTapestry.com.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you. When we send an eBlast to a user, the user can opt out of further communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each e-mail. You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive communications from us by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, BFP does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register on our website. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to our website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
BFP reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our website. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check our website and this Policy page for updates.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy or the practices of our website, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org