Effective Date: September 1, 2012
Last Revised: September 1, 2012
This Privacy Statement is current as of the effective date set forth above and was last revised as of the date set forth above. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please consult this portion of the Website periodically for important changes to the Privacy Statement as WCPC may, at any time, and without notice, revise this Privacy Statement by updating this posting.
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By accessing or using the Website, you are bound by these terms and conditions and any changes to these terms and conditions; you should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy Statement. Access or use of the Website following any change to this Privacy Statement constitutes your agreement to those changes. If at any time you choose not to accept the terms of this Privacy Statement, you should not access or use this Website.
Please continue reading below for information on how use and disclose your personal information.
- 1. Personal Information We Collect
You do not have to provide any personal information to access or use certain portions of our Website. In order to make comments or interact with certain features of the Website, however, we may require you provide certain personal information about yourself. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, contact information, email address, age or date of birth. We may also collect personal information that you provide in the material you post to our Website or in your correspondence with us. If you decide not to provide us with this personal information, you will still be able to access or use certain parts of our Website, although there may be some features or services that are unavailable to you.
- 2. How We Use Personal Information
WCPC may store and process personal information in order to facilitate your use of the Website and to communicate with you. We may also use the personal information we collect to better understand our users and to tailor and enhance our Website.
WCPC may also store or process personal information using contractors, subcontractors and vendors (collectively, “WCPC Third Parties”) and their agents or employees. All of our WCPC Third Parties are required to protect the privacy of your personal information in the same manner as set forth in this Privacy Statement. WCPC is not responsible for the protection of any personal information provided by you to third parties or other websites even if you reach such third parties or other websites through hyperlinks to the Website.
As indicated on the Website, WCPC may also send you an on-line newsletter or communications to the email address provided at the Website as well as certain promotional offers. If you do not want to receive such e-mails from us, please follow the instructions provided in the body of such e-mails or send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3. Personal Information Processed in the United States
- 4. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
While you use our Website, we may collect and aggregate anonymous information from you including but not limited to your demographic data, browser type, your Internet Service Provider or operating system, the URL of previous websites you visited, and your IP address. We may share this information, which does not personally identify you, with our third party partners, affiliates or agents for various administrative, communication or fundraising purposes.
- 5. Cookies
We may collect information from you by using cookies. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer containing information about you. Cookies help us analyze web traffic, provide user data for a particular webpage, and allow web applications to be responsive to you as an individual. This helps us tailor our operations to your specific needs and preferences by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. If you would prefer to prevent your computer from accepting our cookies, please follow your Internet browser’s steps for doing so. However, if you do disable cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our online features or access certain sections of our Website.
- 6. Disclosures and Onward Transfers
We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent except as otherwise set out herein.
To enable us to more efficiently operate the Website, we may share your personal information with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers, or providers. You acknowledge that the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information may be undertaken by these selected third parties for the purposes for which the data was collected. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and they are not authorized to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.
There are also business and/or legal reasons we may be required to disclose your personal information.
As an example, we may transfer information we have about you to an outside organization that is assisting us with our administrative, communications or fundraising efforts.
We may also be required by law to provide your personal information to law enforcement or a government agency in response to a search warrant, subpoena or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body. We may also disclose your personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, to protect our interest or preserve our rights, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
- 7. Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
If you have submitted personal information to our Website and you would like to access, update or correct inaccuracies or have your name removed from our databases, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. You may also contact us at 6020 S Langley, Chicago, IL 60637.
We welcome your efforts to assist us with keeping the personal information we have about you accurate, complete and current.
- 8. Security
We use procedural and technological security measures which are reasonably designed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure, consistent with industry standards.
We use encryption, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, it is always possible that third parties will unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or defeat these measures. Therefore, we do not promise and cannot guarantee (and thus you should not expect) that your personal information can never be viewed or used by others. WCPC is not responsible for these unauthorized uses, thus you should be careful about the information you make available when using our Website.
- 9. Children
Our Website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us with any personal information. If you are under the age of 13, do not use this Website. Children should always get permission from their parents before providing any information about themselves online, to us or to anyone else.
If parents believe their minor children have accessed this Website and provided their personal information, please contact us using the information provided in the “Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information” section of this Privacy Statement. We will delete the child’s personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
- 10. Other Sites
Our Website may contain links to other sites that WCPC does not own or operate. Links to our Website may also be featured on third party websites on which we advertise.
- 11. Complaints
WCPC takes your privacy concerns seriously. If you believe we have not complied with this Privacy Statement with respect to your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.