Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It
“Personal information” is information that is reasonably identifiable to you or to a particular device or that allows you or it to be identified. As you use the Site, you may be asked for such personal information as your name, postal and/or e-mail address, and telephone number. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, such as to identify you and communicate with you.
We collect information that you provide voluntarily. If you elect to post your thoughts on the Site, we will display your first name (providing your last name is optional) in connection with your comments. All comments will be moderated before posting. Please note that, once posted on the Site, your comments may be viewed by the public. If you want to ask us a question, we request that you provide us with certain contact information such as your email address and telephone number so that we can respond to your inquiry.
PLEASE NOTE: the Site is not directed to children younger than thirteen years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
How do we use personal information?
We generally use personal information collected on the Site for the following purposes:
- to understand our visitors’ needs and to improve our Site
- advise you of information relevant to the Site
- to respond to requests for services
- to provide information about the proper use or misuse of the Site
- to process technical or administrative issues or to communicate regarding those issues
- to conduct research and surveys
- to improve, expand, or otherwise adjust our services.
See also circumstances under which we may share or transfer personal information, discussed below.
Protecting Your Information
The Site has attempted to use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect your privacy. Where we use outside vendors in connection with the Site, we attempt to contract with vendors who also use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect your information. Unfortunately, while we take steps to protect and secure your information, we cannot and do not guarantee that your information will be completely secure.
Sharing of Information
There are circumstances where we will transfer and/or disclose to third parties personal information. Those circumstances, subject to the limits of applicable law, are as follows: (a) in response to subpoenas or other legal process or otherwise to resolve disputes and/or protect the rights, safety or property interests of our users, the public, the Site, or our website vendors; (b) with our vendors and other service providers for the purpose of maintaining or improving the Site; (c) with any successor organization in the event we combine with or otherwise reorganize; (d) with the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation; and (e) where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so. We will not sell or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties.
Maintaining Your Information
We keep personal information for as long as we deem it useful, and for as long as applicable law allows us to maintain it. You always have the right to request that your personal information be modified or deleted from our records. We will attempt to honor all such requests, subject to technical feasibility, applicable law and our judgment that the information is not important for us to maintain for our internal record-keeping purposes.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Site may contain links to third-party websites. When using third-party websites, you should review the privacy policies of such parties’ sites to understand how they collect and use personal information.
Notification of Changes
If the Site changes its privacy practices, those changes will be posted on this page so that you are kept informed of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please check this page for changes from time to time to make sure you are aware of our latest privacy practices. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of a revised Privacy Statement shall constitute your acceptance thereof.