This policy applies to visitors to Our Site who:
- Request information from Us,
- Provide information to Us,
- Participate in any survey,
- Use Our Site.
Acquisition of Personal Data.
Personal Data We May Collect.
We collect personal data for the legitimate purpose of answering your inquiries. By sending Us an inquiry, you consent to Us processing your data. We will maintain your personal data on Our secure servers located in the U.S. in order to communicate with you regarding Our Site and new information that is related to your request. You will have the option to ‘opt out’ of these communications. Upon opting out, We will cease sending you information and will delete your personal data.
If you provide Us with a donation, Our credit card processors, located in the U.S., will have access to your bank or credit card information and your addresses provided in that donation. Our credit card processor will provide you with a receipt and an acknowledgement of the donation. Any correspondence related to a donation will come from Our credit card processor. We do not maintain your Personal Data or credit card information unless you communicate directly with Us.
Your personal data is only available to Our Business Partners (our credit card processors) with a legitimate business need.
We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of majority in your location. Our Site is directed at people who are at least the age of majority where they live. If you believe your child has provided Us with information, please contact Us by email at email@example.com.
OPT OUT OPTIONS | CAN-SPAM COMPLIANCE (U.S. and Canada)
Emails. You may unsubscribe from Our emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the emails you receive. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for Us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information We think may interest you, We may still send you emails about your account or any product or service you have requested or received from us.
Text Messages. You may opt out of receiving text messages from Us by replying STOP to the text message received. Note that this will only opt you out of messages associated with that specific number.
Postal Mail. You may opt out of receiving postal deliveries by contacting Our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing Us with your name, address, and request to stop all communications. We will retain your information for a reasonable period of time in order to process your request and will then delete, anonymize, or pseudonymize such information so that it cannot be associated with you.
Push Notifications. If you download an application to a computer or mobile device, We may provide you with the option to receive push notifications. You may opt out of such notifications by adjusting your computer or mobile device’s location services settings.
Geolocation. When you make an inquiry, We may ask you to share your location to provide you with an appropriate response. You may opt out of sharing such information by adjusting your computer or mobile device’s location services settings.
Cookies. A Cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each website can send its own Cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all Cookies, to notify them when a Cookie is issued, or not to receive Cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different. Check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your Cookie preferences. By blocking Cookies, preventing cross-site tracking, or asking sites not to track, you may change your experience on the websites you visit. Our Site uses a cookie banner to obtain your consent to various types of Cookies.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These Cookies enable you to browse the Site and use features. Without these Cookies, services such as credit card services for donations, if any, cannot be provided.
- Performance Cookies (Analytical). These Cookies collect information about how visitors utilize the Site, allowing Us to improve the Site. These Cookies also let affiliates/business partners know if you came to the Site from an affiliate or business partner’s site and if your visit resulted in a donation. For this purpose, We collect your IP address or domain name of the device used and the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) or web address you came from or go to.
- Functionality Cookies. These Cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make while browsing the Site. We may store geographic location to ensure the Site is optimized for your area or We may store text, font, or other customizable elements. These Cookies will not collect any information that more specifically identifies you and will not track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Web beacons and parameter tracking (Analytical). These Cookies count users who have visited Our Site after clicking through from an advertisement on another website or in e-mails and to collect details of any Information viewed. These web beacons collect limited information that does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. Because they are used in conjunction with Cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block Cookies.
- IP Address and traffic data (Analytical). We may keep a record of traffic data that is logged automatically by Our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours (if you click a link that redirects you to Our Site), and the website you visit after leaving Our Site. We also collect some Site application and statistics such as access rates, page hits, and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics, but We can identify geolocation and device information.
- Web Beacons and Parameter Tracking. These Cookies count visitors to Our Sites after clicking through from one of Our advertisements on another website or in e-mails and to collect details of any products purchased.
- Google Analytics Tracking Cookies. These Cookies allow Us to understand more about Site visitors, such as the number of visits, details of the devices used to access Our Sites, which Site pages are accessed, and the various time details per visit. We currently do not change Our tracking practices in response to “do-not-track” signals or other similar mechanisms as a uniform standard has not yet been established. You may read more about how Google® uses this information at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/.
- EU Cookie Law Banner. This type of Cookie remembers visitor acceptance of Our European Union (“EU”) Cookie Banner. The banner’s dismissal rule can be set to one of three options: when a visitor specifically clicks on the button, when a visitor scrolls down the page, or after a specific amount of time (as determined by you). If you choose to dismiss the banner after a specific amount of time, the minimum length is 3 seconds, and the maximum length is 1,000. Once the banner is accepted/hidden, a technical Cookie named “eucookielaw” is set, which prevents it from being displayed until the acceptance/consent expires. A visitor’s consent will expire after 180 days. On the next visit by that IP address or User, the Cookie Banner will reappear.
You may disable Cookies in your browser preferences and you will be asked for your consent before these Cookies are utilized, however, Our Site may not perform or function as intended and/or you may not have access to certain features.
We use this technology to look at which pages of the Site Our visitors view, and to determine whether links to other websites, if any, are used. We use this information to understand user behavior on Our Site. Further, We use this information to apply for grants or funding from both private and public sources. No names, emails address, telephone numbers, or information that could identify an individual are used in such grants. IP addresses, and geolocation information may be shared.
We do not accept advertising. As a result, no advertising links are located on Our Site.
How We use information collected. We use information collected to provide better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To respond to an inquiry,
- To provide you with services, information, and updates you have requested,
- To improve Our Site,
- To market Our services, send news, or invite you to events,
- To compile anonymous statistics, such as website usage statistics,
- To apply for grant funding to continue providing services, and
- To resolve any issues caused by a fault or problem with Our Site.
We may also share personal data when it is lawfully demanded by authorities such as the government, regulatory bodies, auditors, or police. Similarly, We may share data to protect the security of Our database, as a precaution against legal liability.
Sharing your information: We do not share your personally identifiable information and require Our credit card processors to only use this information to carry out the services they are performing to process your donation.
We will provide personally identifiable information about visitors to Site to third parties only if We are compelled to do so by order of a duly‑empowered governmental authority (including, but not limited to, a court order), or to comply with laws or regulations or in order to provide services you request. In these circumstances, your information may be divulged without your consent.
Otherwise, We do not share, sell, or rent personally identifiable information with unrelated third parties for their own use without providing you a choice.
Storage. We use servers in the U.S. to process and store personal data, including servers provided by Our third-party provider, WP Engine, which servers are located in South Carolina.
While no server can be completely secure, We make reasonable efforts to ensure that these servers are kept in a secure, locked environment with restricted access and We have on Our own, and in conjunction with the third parties who operate the servers, established physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal data.
We will endeavor not to keep your personal data any longer than is necessary. If you opt out from further communications, We will remove your personal data from Our electronic and other files. If you request that We delete your personal data, We will honor that request. If We have provided personal data to a third party for purposes of a grant or funding application, We will not be able to destroy that personal data already provided.
Security of Your Information | Hackers. We take reasonable, industry standard, steps to protect the security of personal data provided to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee that such security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information. As a result, We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Us or that We transmit to you. We disclaim any and all liability for disclosure of any information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties as more specifically detailed in the Disclaimer.
Access to Personal Information. You may make a “subject access request” for information We maintain. If We have your personal data, We will give you a description of the data kept, why We are keeping it, who it could be disclosed to, if anyone, and We will provide you with a copy of the data maintained. Please make any request for this information to email@example.com with “subject access request” in the subject line. You may request that We correct or delete this information.
Linked Site. The Site provides links to other websites or may use third-party providers. If a hyperlinked website from Us exists, that other website may ask for personal data – for instance, if you are purchasing a product or service. We have no control over a third party’s use of any personal data you provide. We urge you to exercise care when providing personal data to anyone. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, content, or data handling practices on other websites.
Advertising. We do not accept any third-party advertising on the Site.
Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to Us. It is Our policy to comply with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and all other applicable laws. Our Site is not intended for children and you must be thirteen (13) or older to use Our Site in the U.S. or the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you are located when you access Our Site. While individuals under the age of 13 (or the age of majority) may access and view the Site, We ask that you carefully monitor your children’s activities on the Internet. We believe that there is no substitute for proper parental supervision. If We learn that a child under thirteen (13) in the U.S. or under the age of majority in another jurisdiction has accessed the Site and provided Us with personal data, We will delete that personal data.
Public Areas of Site. Please remember that any personal data or other information you may disclose in any public areas of the Internet becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal data in these public areas.
Typically, you have the following rights:
- The right to access your personal data unless access is subject to a legal exception.
- The right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to have your personal data not processed.
- The right to have your personal data erased if it is no longer necessary or required in relation to the purposes and there are no other overriding legitimate grounds for Us to continue processing it.
- The right to opt out if your personal data is to be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or you subsequently authorized.
- The right to complain to a supervisory authority if you think your rights have been infringed.
- The right to request that a business disclose the categories or details of personal data collected.
To exercise your rights, you may make an inquiry by sending an email request directly to Our Data Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will respond to your request in accordance with the laws that apply to you. When you make your request, We will maintain your request and related personal data as We maintain other personal data in order to respond, after which time We will delete the personal data provided in the request.
Access requests are free; however, We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request when your request is unfounded or excessive.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF EUROPE
In some instances, We may transfer your personal data in Our possession to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected, and that data may be processed and stored outside of your country of residence. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as your country of residence and your personal data will be subject to applicable foreign laws. When We transfer your information to other countries, We will use industry-standard measures to protect your data in the manner described in this policy.
We provide reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect personal data from accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
You have the right to request, twice in each 12-month time-period, that We disclose to you the personal data We have collected, used, disclosed, and sold about you during the past 12 months. In addition, you have the right to request that We delete your personal data that We have collected from you (subject to certain exceptions).
If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which We shared customer information during the immediately prior calendar year. If you believe this law applies to you, you may email Us at email@example.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and in the body of your message or you may call Us at 631-657-8859. Please ask for the Data Compliance Officer. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address or at your mailing address that you provide in response only if the law applies to you.
We will maintain your request and the personal data you provided in that request for ninety (90) days to ensure you do not have any follow-up questions. After that time, the information associated with your request will be destroyed. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by California law and only information on covered sharing will be included in Our response.
If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires Us to disclose the following information with respect to Our collection, use, and disclosure of personal data:
- During a twelve (12) month time-period, We may collect the following categories of personal data: name, email or postal address, and geolocation data and IP addresses.
- We collect personal data for the business purposes of promoting and providing Our services and processing donations.
- We collect personal data from your (1) communications with Us, (2) social media or other third-party websites that link to Our username(s) or Sites, (3) use of Our services, and (4) visits to Our Sites.
- In the preceding twelve (12) months, We have disclosed the categories of personal data only as specified in this policy.
- We may share your personal data with third parties as specified in this policy. Such sharing may be with fraud detection providers and law enforcement authorities or other government officials where required or permitted by law.
- We do not sell your personal data.
If you reside in California, you may have the right to:
- request access to your personal data,
- request additional details about Our information practices, including the sources of collection, the categories of personal data that We share for a business or commercial purpose, and the categories of third parties with whom We share your personal data,
- request access to your personal data and the specific pieces of personal data, including the categories of such information, that We have collected about you in the last twelve (12) months,
- request deletion of your personal data (subject to certain exceptions),
- opt out of sales of personal data, if applicable, and
- request access to the specific personal data shared with other businesses for their direct marketing.
California residents are entitled to know how We respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. However, We respond to the GPC signals as the opt out preference signal as described in the “Cookies” Section above. This California-specific addendum was last reviewed and updated as of September 1, 2023.
You may make these requests by calling 631-657-8859 or emailing Us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and in the body of your message. After submitting your request, please monitor your email for a verification email. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response only if the law applies to you.
If this law is applicable to you, We are required by law to verify your identity prior to deleting your personal data in order to protect your privacy and security. If you make a request to delete your personal data, Our products and services, or some of them, may no longer be available to you.
Please note that you may designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on your behalf by providing written materials demonstrating that you have granted the authorized agent power of attorney. Please note that if an authorized agent submits a request on your behalf, We or Our agents may need to contact you to verify your identity and protect the security of your personal data. We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise your rights under the CCPA.
We will maintain your request and the personal data you provide in that request for ninety (90) days to ensure you do not have any follow-up questions. After that time, the information associated with your request will be deleted.
Please be aware that not all businesses are required to comply with California’s Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requirements, and not all information sharing is covered by such CCPA. Only information covered will be included in Our response. For more information on the CCPA, click HERE.
UK DATA PROTECTION ACT
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information DBI stores about you. These include the right to:
- Be informed about how your data is being used.
- Access personal data.
- Have incorrect data updated.
- Have data erased.
- Stop or restrict the processing of your data.
- Data portability (allowing you to get and reuse your data for different services).
- Object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances.
You also have rights if DBI uses your personal data for:
- Automated decision-making processes (without human involvement).
- Profiling, for example to predict your behavior or interests.
If you reside in the UK and are concerned about how DBI is using or storing your personal data, please contact Our Data Compliance Officer at email@example.com. For more information on the Data Protection Act, click HERE.
Attention: Data Protection Officer
375 Carlls Path, # 997, Deer Park NY 11729 USA
In the event you are in the European Union and are still concerned that DBI is not complying with its obligations under the privacy laws applicable to you, then you may raise a concern with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/ or by phone on 0303 123 1113).
Last Updated: October 5, 2023