Updated: February 11, 2015
This Policy describes how we treat personal information on the websites where it is located. It also applies to our mobile sites.
- We collect information from and about you.
We collect contact information.For example, we might collect your name and street address if you register on our site. We might also collect your phone number or email address.
We collect payment information. For example, we may collect your credit card number if you make a donation.
We collect information you submit or post. We collect the information you post in a public space on our site. We also collect information when you contact us.
We collect demographic information. We may collect information like your gender and age. We may also collect your zip code. We might collect this when you contact us or enter a promotion.
We collect other information. If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you’re using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us
- We collect information in different ways.
We collect information directly from you. For example, if you register with us or sign up for our emails or enter a promotion. We also collect information if you contact us.
We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons. We collect information about users over time when you use this website. We may have third parties collect personal information this way. Learn more about these tools and how you can control them, here.
We get information about you from third parties. For example, vendors or our coalition partners may give us information about you. Social media platforms may also give us information about you.
We combine information. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. Or we may combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.
- We use information as disclosed and described here.
We use information to respond to your requests or questions. For example, we might use your information to respond to your submission of volunteer information. We may use your information to contact you if you make a donation.
We use information to improve our services. We may use your information to make our website and services better. We might use your information to customize your experience with us.
We use information for security purposes. We may use your information to protect our foundation, our contributors, and our members. We also use information to protect our websites.
We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we might provide you with information about promotions and special offers. We might also use your information to serve you ads about the foundation and promotions. We might tell you about new features or updates. These might be for third-party organizations we think you might find interesting. If you register with us, we’ll enroll you in our email newsletter. To learn about your choices for these communications, read the choices section below.
We use information to communicate with you. For example, we will communicate with you about your membership or our relationship. We may contact you about your feedback. We might also contact you about this Policy or our website Terms.
We use information as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you.
- We may share information with third parties.
We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we share information with vendors who send emails for us. We may also share information with companies that operate our websites or run a promotion.
We will share information with our coalition partners and other third parties. For example, we may share your information with other non-profit organizations. Or, we might share information with a promotion co-sponsor. These organizations may contact you. This might include sending you emails or letters about themselves or their events. Or, they may serve you with advertising online or on your mobile device.
We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may share it if a government agency or investigatory body requests. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud.
We may share information with any successor to all or part of our foundation. For example, if part of our foundation was sold we may share our list of contributors as part of that transaction.
We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.
- You have certain choices about how we use your information.
You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, log in to your account and change your settings or follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions.
You can control if we share information with third parties for their marketing purposes. To opt out of having us share your information with third parties for their promotional purposes, click here.
- Your California privacy rights.
If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email, or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.
- These sites are not intended for children.
Our sites are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us. You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.
- We use standard security measures.
The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords. We keep personal information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Policy. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.
- We store information in the United States.
Information we maintain is stored within the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your information to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country.
- We may link to other sites or apps or have third party services on our platforms we don’t control.
If you click on a third party link, you will be taken to a platform we do not control. This policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website or platform. Read other companies’ privacy policies carefully. We are not responsible for these third parties.
- Feel free to contact us if you have more questions.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also write to us or call at:
The Tyler Clementi Foundation
104 West 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
- We may update this Policy.
From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.