PRIVACY POLICY
This page describes our privacy policy. Please note that the use of the SITE is subject to Terms and Conditions of Use.

Friends of CSWCT (“COMPANY”) provides this site, friendsofchimps.org (“SITE”).
Your privacy is important to us. PART OF THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE INVOLVES THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION ITS VISITORS AND USERS. This privacy policy explains what type of information the SITE collects and what is done with that information, to allow you to make choices about the way your information is collected and used. The COMPANY and its representatives use the information collected about you to handle donations, process orders and personalize your experience at friendsofchimps.org (“SITE”).

This privacy policy may change at any time at the COMPANY’s discretion and without notices, so please check it often. COMPANY is committed to protecting your privacy.

Your Consent to this Privacy Policy
By using SITE, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
This SITE is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), thus the COMPANY doesn’t knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. SITE, products, and services are all directed to people who are 13 years of age and older.

What information does this SITE collect?
In general, you can visit SITE without identifying who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Information collected online can generally be categorized as anonymous or personally identifiable.
Anonymous information is information that cannot be connected to the identity of a specific individual. Personally identifiable information is information that specifically identifies a particular user, such as name, address (email or physical), or phone number.
An example of anonymous information is the fact that, while SITE may record the number of visits to a particular page that occur in a given period of time, it does not necessarily provide the names or other identifying information of every visitor. Many users of this SITE choose not to provide any personally identifiable information; therefore, those individuals are anonymous to this SITE, and any data collected about their use of this website is anonymous information.
When you donate, buy a ticket or purchase anything on the SITE, the COMPANY needs to know your name, e-mail address, and payment information. This allows COMPANY to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status.

Automatic Anonymous Information That SITE Collects
When you visit SITE, it collects certain information that the COMPANY uses to measure the use of SITE. This allows the COMPANY to bring you the best possible service by improving the content and performance.

Here is what the SITE records:
Environmental variables: browser type, operating system and CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your originating Internet Service Provider, are logged.
Search requests and results are recorded to try to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine.
Your IP (internet protocol) address tracks your use of the SITE, including pages visited and time spent on each page.
All of the information that is automatically submitted to us by your browser is considered anonymous information. To the extent we share such information with third parties, it is not traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you.

What are cookies, and how they are used?
This SITE uses cookies. Cookies are small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, that assign you a unique identifier. This information enables your computer to have a “dialogue” with the SITE and permits the COMPANY to administer this SITE more efficiently and to provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you.
You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent; if you do so, this may limit the functionality the COMPANY can provide when you visit the SITE.
Third parties that link on the SITE may use cookies or collect other information when you go to their site. The COMPANY does not control the collection or use of your information by these companies. You should contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their collection or use of information about you.

How does the COMPANY use the personally identifiable information it collects?
The COMPANY collects personally identifiable information for providing services you request, generating statistical studies, conducting marketing research, improving products and services, sending you surveys, and notifying you of new programs, events or products and any other changes to our site or services that might affect you.

When you submit personally identifiable information to the COMPANY, you understand that you are agreeing to allow us to access, store, and use that information for those purposes.

The COMPANY will not sell or give any personally identifiable information to any third parties.

The COMPANY may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, the COMPANY will provide this information on receipt of the appropriate documentation. The COMPANY may also release information to law enforcement agencies or other third parties to protect the safety and welfare of people or animals or to enforce the terms of use.

Opt-Out Policy

If at any time you do not wish to receive offers and marketing e-mails from the COMPANY, you must notify us in one of two ways:

You may remove your name from our mailing list by sending an e-mail addressed to privacy(at)friendsofchimps.org and indicating in the subject line “No offers or e-mail.”
You may click the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of all of marketing emails and or offers from the COMPANY.
Contacting Friends of CSWCT
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact the COMPANY using the information at the bottom of this page or our contact form.

Protection of Your Information
The COMPANY uses secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the personally identifiable information provided by our users. The COMPANY does not, however, guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur.
Information supplied via online order and or registration forms is only used by the COMPANY.

The COMPANY does not sell or rent donor or customer lists. The COMPANY may contract with external providers to host email list databases, process payments and orders and distribute materials. Only those providers that promise not share our COMPANY’s customer information with third parties are contracted by the COMPANY.

The COMPANY may share emails that it receives and the COMPANY’s email address database with the organizations to which the COMPANY provides support.  The COMPANY uses its best reasonable efforts to ensure that the recipient will not disclose or share any such emails or email addresses with any other person or entity, but cannot guarantee that unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure will never occur.  

The COMPANY uses Google® Analytics to track overall statistics about computer usage on our site. This information is not linked to individual customer information.

Transfer of Customer Information
Customer lists and information are properly considered assets of a non-profit corporation. Accordingly, if the COMPANY merges with another entity or if we sell our assets to another entity, its customer lists and information, including personally identifiable information you have provided us, would be included among the assets that would be transferred.

The COMPANY reserves the right up to update and or change any or all of these terms at any time, and without notice. The date at the bottom of this page reflects when the document was updated. The COMPANY is responsible for keeping the updated terms here, and it is your responsibility to check for updates here.

This page was last updated on August 22, 2015