Because the internet is an evolving medium, we may need to change the Policy from time to time, in which case, we will post the revised Policy on the Site and update the “Last Updated” date to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Policy as modified.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE.
Personally Identifiable Information
At various locations on the Site, such as when you register, subscribe, make donations, contact us, or participate in Interactive Areas (“Interactive Areas” may include message boards or article or blog comment areas), we may request that you supply us with personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, postal addresses, home, work and/or mobile telephone number, birth date and/or gender). If you do not want your personally identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us. When you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we may use that information to better understand how we can improve the Site. We may also use that information to contact you, for example, to answer a question or respond to a comment you have submitted, request feedback, distribute newsletters and allow participation in Interactive Areas.
Except as expressly set out in this Policy, or as disclosed when you sign up for, or otherwise provide information to use, or participate in, an optional feature on the Site, we will not disclose any personally identifiable information to a third party without your express prior authorization, nor will we use that information for any purpose other than to provide the applicable feature.
Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly request or accept personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable consent. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under thirteen (13) years of age has been collected on the Site, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Non- Personally Identifiable Information
In some cases, when you visit the Site, we may also collect information that is non-personally identifiable or information that, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you use, demographic information (your age, gender, income, education, profession, zip code, etc.), the date and time you visited the Site, the pages you accessed, the name of the website from which you linked to the Site and other anonymous data involving your use of the Site. We also may ask for additional information (e.g., other charitable organizations with which you have been involved) which you have the option not to provide. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information and we may use and share such information to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use and for fund-raising and other purposes. Aggregate information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
Cookies, Web Beacons & Similar Technologies
We may use “cookies” – small pieces of data or text files that are stored on your computer tied to information about you. This information will help us enhance your experience on the Site (e.g., the option of saving your username and password for the Site by placing a cookie on your personal computer). Cookies can store non-personally identifiable information, such as what websites or pages your browser has accessed and may be tied to the personal information you knowingly choose to provide to us.
Cookies help establish a user session and allow our server to correctly provide site users with the appropriate information and services. We use both persistent and session cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. When the session ends, the browser is closed and the cookies go away. Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit. Persistent cookies are saved on a visitor’s computer by the browser and do not go away when you exit your browser. We may use both types of cookies to enable us to collect aggregate information on the usage patterns of the Site, including what areas of the Site are visited most often.
Most Internet browsers can be set to refuse to accept cookies, although this may affect your Internet experience. You can also erase cookies that are already on your computer, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions.
We may use “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and web bugs) – tiny graphic files placed on a Web page that send a signal when a user has visited that page – to collect standard access information, such as time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We use web beacons to gather access information, such as counting the users who have visited those pages and compiling aggregated statistics about Site usage.
When you provide us with your e-mail address – for example, when you subscribe to our e-mail list – we may use that address to occasionally deliver information relevant to you, such as special events, newsletters and notification of other noteworthy news items. If you send us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use the personal information you provide to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. However, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences and “opt-out” of receiving those communications. You may request at any time that we not e-mail you in the future by clicking the “unsubscribe” link which is included at the bottom of any e-mail communication that you receive from us and hitting send, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting us by e-mail, please insert “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line and the body of the message. If you unsubscribe, you should assume that your request has been received and is being processed. Please allow us ten (10) business days from our receipt of the request to complete the removal of your e-mail address from our database.
CERTAIN THIRD PARTY TRANSACTIONS.
We may disclose personal information to our affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, contractors and permitted agents who assist us in providing services in connection with the Site and our business (please see the section entitled “Third Party Websites” below for more information). In addition, we also allow access to our database by third parties we engage to assist us in providing certain other services. For example, we may hire a company to facilitate our online services or conduct surveys on our behalf. In these instances, we may need to share your personal information. We require these companies to use your personal information only to provide that particular product or service and do not authorize them to use your personal information for any other reason. In addition, if some or all of our assets are sold to a third party, such third party will be entitled to use the information disclosed by users of the Site. Both the personal and non-personal information that we or other third parties have collected may be transferred as part of the transaction.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose information as required by law, rule or regulation or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, as requested by a governmental or law enforcement authority or other legal process. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES.
The Site has taken reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. We safeguard the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and other procedures. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online. As no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Because no physical or electronic security is impenetrable, by using the Site, you agree to assume all risks in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when using the Site.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION.
Any information we collect may be retained for an indeterminate period of time.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.
HOW TO CONTACT US.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Policy, or if you have submitted personally identifiable information through the Site and would like access to such information or to have that information corrected, please contact our webmaster:
The Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 1522
ATTN: Christopher Whitlatch
whitlatchc at pghfdn.org
All versions of the Policy are dated with the effective date of that version of the Policy (i.e., the date on which the applicable version of the Policy was posted to the Site). Our use of information we learn about you will be governed by the Policy in effect when the information was collected.
Last updated: January 17, 2012
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