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We collect personal information when you use certain features of the Site, such as registering to receive information from us, submitting questions or comments to us, submitting an application to us, completing a voluntary survey, or providing feedback to us. When you choose to use these features, we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, and other personal information (“Personal Information”). If you are registering for our Partner Portal, we may also request information about your business affiliation and your products and services.
We may use Personal Information for the following purposes:
to fulfill our legitimate business interests, such as for collecting information from you about your business practices, to perform services related to FTUSA’s charitable mission, and to provide information and services that we offer through our Site,
to fulfill your requests for certain information,
to create personal or business accounts,
to send users press releases, updates, or other general information about FTUSA,
to meet any applicable legal and regulatory requirements,
to respond to any questions, comments, or feedback you submit,
for our own statistical, design and operational purposes such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate traffic patterns, and understand the demographics among our users, and
for the marketing and/or promotion of our services and charitable activities.
If you do not want to receive promotional materials from us or from third parties with whom we share your Personal Information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all non-persistent cookies. You do this through your browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Do Not Track
Some browsers have a “DO NOT Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals.
Protecting Personal Information
When you give FTUSA your Personal Information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. FTUSA uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving sensitive visitor data via the Site. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, FTUSA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems, and to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected.
Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that we provide links to third-party web sites as a service to our users, and that we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those pages. Please note that those web sites' privacy policies may differ from those of FTUSA. We encourage you to review and understand those web sites’ privacy practices before providing them with information.
If you are interested in applying for a job, internship, or volunteer position with FTUSA, we may collect your resumé. Resumés you submit for job, internship, or volunteer position applications will not be used for marketing purposes.
We allow you to opt out of receiving marketing emails from us. If you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by emailing us at email@example.com or by using the “unsubscribe” link that appears in emails received from us. For more details, see the “Updating Personal Information and Preferences; Opting Out” section below.
We use non-personally identifiable information in the aggregate so that we can improve the Site and for business and administrative purposes. We may use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information. In addition, we may use any information about your business, products or services that you submit to us, subject only to the Partner Portal Terms of Service if such information is provided through the Partner Portal.
We may decide, for strategic or other reasons, to sell, buy, merge, or otherwise reorganize one or more of our businesses or other assets thereof. A transaction of this type may involve the disclosure of Personal Information to prospective purchasers. In such cases, we will take reasonable measures to protect the Personal Information we disclose, for example, by requiring the prospective purchaser to sign a non-disclosure agreement limiting the use and protecting the confidentiality of the Personal Information.
Except as otherwise stated above, we will not publish or provide your e-mail address or other Personal Information to third parties without your consent.
For California Residents
If you are a California resident, you can request a notice disclosing the category of personal information we have shared with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To request removal, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may be reposted by another user.
Updating Personal Information and Preferences; Opting Out
If you have provided us with Personal Information and would like to change, correct, or request access to your Personal Information or update or cancel your registration, you may do so by emailing us at email@example.com. In addition, you may opt out of receiving any or all marketing communications from us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the “unsubscribe” link that appears in e-mails received from us. Marketing communications include newsletters, news updates, event notices, shopping guides, requests for donations, and other communications that are not in connection with our business transactions or business functions. Please note that we may continue to send you e-mails and other communications that are necessary for our business transactions with you, such as those associated with our Partner Portal and other business relationships. Users of the Partner Portal may manage their subscriptions through the Account Settings page.
The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not solicit or knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. We encourage families to obtain additional information about safe use of the Internet at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/kids-online-safety.
European Economic Area and UK
If you are accessing our Site from within the European Economic Area or the UK, then the following privacy notice applies to you:
You have the right to obtain from FTUSA access to your personal data, and the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you.
You have the right to obtain from FTUSA the erasure or restriction of processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, including when the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, except when FTUSA is required by law to maintain or otherwise process your personal data, for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another person.
You may exercise these rights by contacting FTUSA at email@example.com.
If you are within the European Union, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of an alleged infringement of the applicable data protection law. However, we encourage you to contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to resolve your concerns.
If you would like to submit a data access, correction, restriction, or deletion request, you can do so by contacting us at email@example.com and we will process such request with respect to any Personal Information that we are able to link to you individually based on the information that you can provide to us. These rights and options that you have with respect to Personal Information are subject to limitations and exceptions under applicable law.
Notice to Other International Users
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Last updated: June 2020