References to “Ciesla,” “we,” or “us” in this document mean The Ciesla Foundation, Inc. and any affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions. The terms “you” and “user” as used in these Terms & Conditions refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this Website for any reason.
As a non-profit organization with a growing community of supporters and donors, we may gather certain types of personally identifiable information from users of the Website, such as your name, e-mail address, street address or other postal mailing address including ZIP code, telephone number(s), or other information that can be used to identify you (collectively, “Personal Information”). It is important for you to know how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store this Personal Information.
2. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We never collect or maintain information at the Website from persons we know to be under age 13, and no part of our Website is designed to attract anyone under age 13. Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13. By your participation in our Website activities, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age and meet any other eligibility requirements of the Website. If you are a parent or guardian and have reason to believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us at email@example.com.
This Policy applies only to information collected on this Website; it does not apply to information collected in other areas, whether online or offline. This Policy does not apply to third-party websites that may be accessed through a link on the Website. You should review the privacy policies of any such third-party websites to understand how those websites collect, use and disclose any information.
4. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may browse the Website without providing any Personal Information. We collect Personal Information about you when you specifically and knowingly provide it. From time to time, we may also obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. We may also use third-party information to supplement, or verify the accuracy of, information already contained in our records.
The Website provides certain activities where we gather Personal Information from users of the Website. Additionally, you may have the ability to opt in to a mailing list service. Opting in may require the submission of your full name, e-mail address, and other Personal Information. You may also have the ability to provide your name, postal address, telephone number, and other Personal Information in connection with a donation you have made to Ciesla.
We do not request contact information for a mobile phone, text messaging, or any wireless device that includes a domain name address (such as “wireless.bellsouth.com”) as part of the contact information. Federal law prohibits the sending of commercial e-mail messages directly to a wireless device that uses a domain name, unless you have first given your affirmative consent. We may inadvertently collect a wireless device number that includes a domain name or other information from an e-mail signature block when you send us an inquiry or sign up for the mailing list. However, we will not knowingly use that contact information for sending commercial e-mail.
5. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may also use your Personal Information for operational and business purposes or to find out how we can improve our organization and Site via surveys or online tracking mechanisms. We may also use your Personal Information to develop new services and features that may be of interest to you. In addition, we may make full use of all information acquired through the Website that is not in personally identifiable form.
When making a donation, you consent to the listing of your name on the Website and elsewhere, including in annual reports. If you do not wish to have your name listed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the same. If you submit your donation electronically via the “Donate” page of the Website, we may provide you with an option to refrain from having your name listed. If at any time you wish to have your name removed from any location, please contact us in the manner described below in paragraph 9. If you opt out, we will remove your name from public donor listings, except where laws or regulations prohibit us from doing so.
6. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We do not otherwise distribute to third parties your personally identifiable information. Ciesla, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties except as required by law.
7. YOUR RIGHTS TO REVIEW AND CORRECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may contact Ciesla by sending an e-mail including the subject line of “Personal Information Request” to email@example.com to ask if we are keeping Personal Information about you. If we do have Personal Information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such Personal Information at no charge. Factual errors in your Personal Information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org that credibly shows our error. Where it is possible to do so, we will act on your request to amend your personal information within a reasonable amount of time.
9. OPT-OUT PROCEDURES
You may always opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an e-mail including the subject line of “Opt-Out” to email@example.com. Similarly, you may always have your name removed from the Website or another location, such as where a list of donors is displayed, by sending an e-mail including the subject line of “Remove Name” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in the body of the message the location from where you wish to have your name removed. If you opt out, we will remove your name from public donor listings, except where laws or regulations prohibit us from doing so. Where it is possible to do so, we will act on your request within a reasonable amount of time.
10. SECURITY OF INFORMATION
The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with our subscribers is of utmost concern to Ciesla. The Personal Information collected through the Website is maintained in a responsible manner consistent with current industry standards.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information. Information relating to your financial transactions will not be maintained on Ciesla servers. Please visit our payment vendor’s website to familiarize yourself with its terms and conditions and privacy policies.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Website cannot be guaranteed; (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party; and (d) when you transfer any information to us, you do so at your own risk.
11. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES; CONTACTING THIRD PARTIES
The Website may contain links to the websites of third parties not affiliated with Ciesla. Ciesla may also be referenced on third-party websites. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that these links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Website or Ciesla of the content, advertising, or business practices of the third parties. Ciesla is NOT responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any other websites, including any websites that may indicate a special relationship or “partnership” with Ciesla. Ciesla does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked websites. The linked websites, however, may collect Personal Information from you when you link to their websites. This collecting of information is not subject to the control of Ciesla. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the websites you visit by linking from the Website.
If you elect to contact any third party identified on this Website, whether directly or through links on this Website, your choice to provide that party with your Personal Information is solely at your discretion. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any collection or use of your information by such third parties.
12. THIS WEBSITE’S RESPONSE TO BROWSER “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
This Website does not respond to pre-set browser “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms that provide users with choices regarding the collection of personally identifiable information relating to online activities over time and across third-party websites. Once the Internet industry has settled on standards related to this issue and Ciesla recognizes such standards, we may reevaluate this approach.
Last Updated: January 22, 2017