Last Updated: August 2016
What Information is Collected About Me?
Information Seattle Foundation Collects That You Do Not Provide
Like all organizations with a website, Seattle Foundation receives standard usage and performance data from visitors to the Website; for example, through the use of “cookies” and other tracking mechanisms. This data is designed to be anonymous and does not identify who you are. Seattle Foundation collects at least the following: your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. For each visitor to the Website, Seattle Foundation’s servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name (e.g., seattlefoundation.org) of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. Your IP address also is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
Information Seattle Foundation Collects That You Provide
It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. However, some information must be provided to participate in certain programs or activities (such as posting to the Giving Center), so your decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate certain functions of the Website or the ability to participate. The kinds of personal information Seattle Foundation requests from and about you or others varies based on the context, but may include without limitation your name, email address, organization name, job title, city, state/province, region, age. Other information you provide is up to your good judgment, e.g., do not provide personal information about yourself that could be misused by others in a chat room, bulletin board, blog or similar forum and do not provide personal information about others without their permission.
Information You Provide About Others
Seattle Foundation’s Use of Information
Seattle Foundation generally does not provide any personally identifiable information to anyone regarding Seattle Foundation Website users other than information that Website users post on the Website, including interactive sections of the site such as the Community Knowledge Center, Discussion Boards and Nonprofit Profile sections. Seattle Foundation may use anonymous information gathered from the Website, which may include anonymous information gathered about you, for various purposes. Seattle Foundation only uses personal information it collects to pursue our mission and operations and uses all such data in compliance with applicable law.
Seattle Foundation’s Use of Donor Information
Seattle 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. Seattle 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.
While Seattle Foundation strives to protect the personal information of our users and donors in every case, please note that Seattle Foundation will release your personal information (a) to service providers to verify, process, store, enforce, investigate, or assist with transactions and operations (e.g. credit card processors, auditors); (b) if required by law, government investigation, or legal process or (c) in exigent circumstances where we have the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.
Note About Children’s Privacy Issues
Seattle Foundation’s primary audience is adults and young adults interested in philanthropic endeavors. For that reason, when you register, Seattle Foundation will ask you to confirm that you are over the age of 13.
Seattle 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.
What Steps Are Taken to Keep Personal Information Secure?
Seattle Foundation is committed to protecting the security of your personal information in its possession. Seattle Foundation will take reasonable security precautions designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. While Seattle Foundation has mechanisms in place designed to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will be secure.
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