Last modified: August 29, 2018
GREATER FOUNDATION (”Foundation” or “We”) thank you for your interest in and support of the Foundation, and we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with these policies.
Please read these policies carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to these terms and policies. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this page periodically for updates.
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Disclaimer of Warranties
The Foundation does not warrant that the function or operation of this Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a user of this website, you must assume full responsibility for any costs associated with servicing of equipment used in connection with use of our site. As a user of this website, you, in effect, agree that your access will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this legal notice and that access is undertaken at your own risk. The Foundation shall not be liable for damages of any kind related to your use of or inability to access this site. If you are dissatisfied with the site, its contents or any of these terms, we would like to hear from you. However, your sole and exclusive legal remedy is to stop using the site.
Accuracy of Content
We endeavor to provide the most current and accurate information on this site at all times. However, there may be occasions when some of the information featured on begreater.org may be incomplete, inaccurate or out-of-date. Any errors are wholly unintentional and we apologize if erroneous information is reflected in the content of the website. But please be aware that we present our content 'as is' and make no claims to its accuracy, either expressed or implied. The Foundation reserves the right to correct errors or to update information at any time without prior notice.
By using or accessing the Foundation’s website, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not:
do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working of the website;
send spam or any other unauthorized advertisements or solicitations through or using the website;
harvest, collect or use addresses, phone numbers or email addresses or other contact information of users of the website;
solicit private information (including social security numbers, credit card numbers and passwords) from users of the website;
intimidate or harass any user;
do anything that is illegal, infringing, fraudulent, malicious or could expose Greater Foundation or users of the website to harm or liability; or
attempt, encourage or facilitate any of the above.
GREATER FOUNDATION (”Foundation” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On this Website.
In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.
It does not apply to information collected by:
us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by The Foundation or any third party; or
any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
Greater Foundation's primary audience is adults and young adults interested in philanthropic endeavors. For that reason, when you register, Greater Foundation will ask you to confirm that you are over the age of 13.
Greater Foundation recommends that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Information You Provide to Us; Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (”personal information”);
that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as personal and professional interests, demographic details (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.), extracurricular activities, schedules and availability ; and/or
about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.
We collect this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to us.
Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, and other tracking technologies.
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of [registering to use our Website, posting material, or requesting further information. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Website.
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not generally include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Foundation, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
To present our Website and its contents to you.
To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
For any other purpose with your consent.
The Foundation’s Use of Donor Information
The Foundation particularly respects and values the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information in connection with a donation. We do not sell, rent, loan, or otherwise share any personally identifying information about our donors without their permission. GREATER Foundation restricts access to donor’s personal information to those employees or contractors who need to know that personal information to provide our services to you. This policy regarding use of donor information applies to all donor information, however received, including information collected offline.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual] without restriction.
To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other transfer of some or all of GREATER Foundation’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of transfer to another similar charitable organization, in which personal information held by GREATER Foundation about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an email address to use the “email a friend” feature of our Website, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipients.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of GREATER Foundation, our donors, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Promotional Information or Offers from the Foundation. If you do not wish to have your email address/contact information used by the Foundation to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at: Greater Foundation, PO Box 14484, Seattle WA, 98114.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.