- What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website;
- How we use the information we collect;
- With whom the information may be shared;
- The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of information you provide to us;
- Information related to third party websites;
- The laws that apply to those accessing our Website from outside of the United States; and
- How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices, and procedures.
The Information We Collect
Personal Information You Provide and How It Is Used: You may freely visit the Website anonymously, without being required to provide us with any personal information and without being required to register; however, certain requests and features may require that you provide us with some personally identifying information (including, but not limited to, name, address, and email), as described below. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you.
Email Signup – If you opt to sign up for our email newsletter, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, including your email address and first and last name. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all such emails.
Donate – If you make a donation through the Website via the “Donate Now” button, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address as well as your credit card billing information, in order to process the donation. The credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose; however, if you opt to make a recurring donation, your credit card information will be stored and used for the purpose of processing your recurring donation.
Contact Us – The Website provides an email address for questions related to our Website. If you contact us via email, we will collect your email address and any other personal information that you provide to us. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests and/or questions.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means and How We Use It: We also may collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website. When we do collect this information, we use third party tracking services, for example Google Analytics. When gathered, this data is used in the aggregate and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to this third party tracking information, we collect this information through various other means, including cookies, web beacons, and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies/scripts, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie or script, and how to disable existing cookies and scripts. You can also increase your control over cookies and scripts with a multitude of browser plug-ins, such as NoScript, Ghostery, Lightbeam, and Do Not Track Plus. Please note that without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our Website.
Web Beacons – Our Website may contain web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information, such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and/or exit pages, website type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet service provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track Website-visitor movement in the aggregate and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
How we may share your information
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors to our Website who are less than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you while accessing or viewing this Website. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org] and be sure to include in your message the same username and password and/or email address that your child submitted, if applicable.
Third party websites
We also may provide links to and share functions with third party social media sites and/or websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others as a service to you, in order to provide you with (i) additional information and/or content related to CBFA or (ii) additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of CBFA. Please note that we have no affiliation with these other parties and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using or providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked website
How we attempt to safeguard your information
We maintain—and ask that any third party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain—administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you; however, no website, application, or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintained what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Website and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. When you link to one of our social media venues, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances and understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain personal information over this Website at your own risk.
Your information and your choices
To the extent required by law, we provide you with reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us. Upon appropriate written request, we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations.
Use of the website from outside the United States
Privacy questions and contacting us